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Grab your wine [or an appropriate beverage] get comfortable and let’s get started.

I wanted to connect with you directly to share some more good news. We have thrown out the rule book, lost the road map and pretty much gone rogue. We are no longer on a path to recovery... more like a highway to the future.

We made a conscious decision to not hammer you on the head with a hard-sell EOFY campaign this year, we know you have been inundated. Of course, we have included a smattering of info below, but it's only a light pull on the heart strings - just in case you missed our previous low-key tap on the shoulder.

But, I digress, this is not date talk.

When I swiped left and we first found each other, I forgot to let you know its not just me you're in this with... I come with baggage. But its seriously tough, independent, and ambitious so it's worth the commitment I promise.    

I do also want to say it is not the size that matters... Its what you do with it.

And to prove my point I wrote you a love letter and you must read it... It tells you where we've been together, and gives you a glimpse of our future. And let me tell you, it is beyond exciting.

As far as first dates go... I think we are on to something. So let's plan for another catch up and see where this goes?

Until then, with love,


Dianne Toulson, General Manager
Theatre Works

- NEW THEATRE WORKS INITIATIVES -
FIRST NATIONS OPPORTUNITIES



WRITER RESIDENCY


We are seeking expressions of interest from female-identifying, emerging or mid-career First Nations writers to develop their script with the possibility of realising the play on the stage in future Theatre Works St.Kilda programming. 

The 12-month residency program offers the following support:

- A desk space for the duration of the residency available as needed
- A monthly meeting with the other writers and mentors
- Access to professionally delivered classes / workshops
- Dedicated First Nations Dramaturg appointed to the writer
- A fee of $3,000

Click here to read more and apply


DRAMATURG POSITION


We are seeking expressions of interest from female-identifying, mid-career or established First Nations dramaturgs to support the script development of the TW Resident First Nations playwright. The position is to provide dramaturgy and mentoring throughout the development of the play. The work will receive programmed play readings and professional feedback throughout development. 

The role includes:

- A monthly meeting with the writer
- Ongoing Feedback-support
- One week in room development
- Script Reading
- A fee of $2,000

Click here to read more and apply

- SUPPORT THEATRE WORKS AND SHE WRITES -
DONATE THIS EOFY

"She Writes" is where you can be inspired, mentored and find other writers to collaborate within the safe and supportive environment that Theatre Works is known to offer."
- Sarahlouise Younger 

Over the last few months, our small team has been doing what we can to support the development of new works and new writers behind closed doors. The She Writes residency program has allowed us to support over a dozen female-identifying writers during this difficult time, but we need your support to keep this vital initiative alive throughout 2020.

If you have any capacity to support us this EOFY, please consider donating by clicking here.

DONATE NOW

Theatre Works is endorsed as a deductible gift recipient and a registered charity.
Donations of $2 and above are tax deductible.
Our Charity Number is 005776483 and our ABN is 38005776483

"Theatre Works is one of the few places in Melbourne where new writers and theatre makers can get their work seen by audiences and to develop their craft."
- Francis Greenslade
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NO TECHIE NO SHOW

This is a shout out to the unsung heroes of the theatre. The people that turn the cogs of theatres and venues nationwide, making amazing things happen behind the scenes. Theatre Works has a contingent of technicians that are employed on a contract-to-contract basis at different venues and unfortunately they were the first ones to fall through the cracks of JobKeeper.  

We have shaken the piggy bank and redirected some of our donations to create work at the venue to get the techies back in the theatre, a place that they have a very personal relationship with; a place where they feel valued. In these times where people can be overlooked or fall off the radar, we want our techies to know that the future is bright and that they will always have a place at Theatre Works.

This week, the team are building a strong platform for our return to performance by installing a new floor. This is no ordinary floor: it’s a future stage where dreams will be realised and stories will be told, a place that will bring our community back together.

Thank you #notechienoshow

SPOTLIGHT SHOWS
TW Talks We're Probably Really Really Happy Right Now with Ellen Grimshaw

Our Social Media Spotlight series continues every other week across Facebook, Instagram and YouTube. Tune in and get an insight into works postponed by COVID-19. Catch up on video interviews with our artists HERE.

Follow us across social media for an upcoming video interview with Citizen Theatre's Jayde Kirchert as she breaks down her theatre practice and the world of Mara KORPER

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TICKET HOLDERS

If you have a ticket for any of the postponed shows below and have not filled out a form detailing your preference of refund or donation, please click through below:

- APPLICATIONS OPEN -
MIDSUMMA 2021

Event registrations are NOW OPEN for Midsumma Festival 2021.

Midsumma is Melbourne's LGBTQIA+ arts & cultural festival held annually, connecting queer artists to audiences passionate about queer cultural experiences. Find out everything you need to know to register by visiting the Midsumma website. Registrations close 24 Aug 2020.

Midsumma Festival returns from 17 January to 7 February 2021.

REGISTER NOW

- DONATE -
SUPPORT THEATRE WORKS



Now more than ever we need your help to support local artists and arts workers, the lifeblood of our organisation. If you are financially able, please consider donating what you can so we can keep our theatre alive in the future.

DONATE NOW

Theatre Works is endorsed as a deductible gift recipient and a registered charity.

Donations of $2 and above are tax deductible.
Our Charity Number is 005776483 and our ABN is 38005776483

Theatre Works respectfully acknowledges the Yalukit Willam Clan of the Boon Wurrung who are the traditional custodians of the land where Theatre Works is based. We pay our respect to their Elders past, present and emerging. We acknowledge and uphold their continuing relationship to this land and extend that respect to other Indigenous Australians who join us at Theatre Works.

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