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Midsumma Festival 2022 EOIs Now Open

Expressions of interest now open.
We invite LGBTQIA+ artists to pitch their projects for inclusion in our 2022 Midsumma Festival program – January 23 – February 13.
WE WANT
Works that
> are made by, created for or about LGBTQIA+ peoples and their communities.
> are queer in content, form, methodology or philosophy.
demonstrate or celebrate the diversity of the queer community, their histories and myths or revision their futures.

> embrace risk taking, rebellion and resilience.

WE HAVE
Three spaces:
> Theatre Works

Front on black box space. Ideal for plays, more technically ambitious works and large cast pieces (Capacity 144)

> Theatre Works: Blackbox Outdoor Stage

Raised stage in outdoor beer garden environment. Ideal for gigs, stand up, story telling, poetry. Space has a basic P.A and minimal lighting (Capacity 60)

> Theatre Works: Explosives Factory*
Flexible black box space, non-traditional space , immersive or interactive performance, cabaret (Capacity versatile/ max 60)

*nb/ this space is only accessible by stairs

WE GIVE
70/30 Box Office Split.
70% of ticket sales going to the artists.
Administration and payment of Midsumma registration.
Standard audio and LX rig with room for show specific specials.
Dedicated Venue and Show technician/operator.
Front of House and Bar staff.
Professional photography for Hero image and secondary collateral.
Inclusion in the TW Fringe program booklet.
Inclusion on our website and e-news.

Promotion on all Theatre Works social media and mailing lists.

WE OFFER (optional extras)
Funding support and auspicing.
Dramaturgical and directorial feedback prior to opening.
Production photography and/or filming (extra cost).
Printed collateral: posters, postcards etc (extra cost).

Additional LX or Sound gear (extra cost).

TO APPLY
Email us on festivals@theatreworks.org.au and tell us in an attached pdf:
> What you want to do?
> Who are you and who is on your team?
> Why you want to do it with Theatre Works and in which space?
> What are your technical needs for the work?

> How you feel your work meets any or all of the points under the WE WANT section above?

If you require alternate application methods , if you have any questions or queries – please do not hesitate to contact Artistic Associate – Steven on the email address above.

EOI are now open and will close Sunday August 22 at midnight.

(Image credit: Cameron Grant – The Gospel According to Jesus, Queen of Heaven by Jo Clifford for Midsumma 2021.)
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