National Play Festival Announced: Sydney, 21-24 March 2018

December 11, 2017By adminNational News, NSW Arts News, Opportunity, Playwriting, Showcase, Theatre Industry events, Theatre Sector News No Comments

NATIONAL PLAY FESTIVAL 2018 ANNOUNCED for 21-24 March 2018 in Sydney After a hiatus this year, we are raring to go and excited to officially announce our National Play Festival for 2018. Save the date and mark it in your diary the National Play Festival will be in Sydney from 21-24 March 2018. We’re reading … Read More

Griffin Award

December 11, 2017By adminAwards, Inspiration, National News, NSW Arts News, Opportunity, Playwriting, Theatre Sector News No Comments

2018 GRIFFIN AWARD IS NOW OPEN! The prestigious Griffin Award recognises an outstanding play or performance text that displays an authentic, inventive and contemporary Australian voice, with the winner receiving a $10,000 prize. Now in its 21st year, the Award has a long history of recognising new talent and cementing the careers of Australian writers and … Read More

2017 Information Sessions – National Theatre of Parramatta

October 30, 2017By adminDiversity, Networked, NSW Arts News, Opportunity, Playwriting, Professional Development, Theatre Industry events No Comments

National Theatre of Parramatta’s (NToP) Information Sessions are back in November.These are an opportunity to stay up to date with what National Theatre of Parramatta is doing including future industry programs and developments. It is also a great chance to meet with NToP and other creatives. These sessions will be held over two evenings and one … Read More

Boundless in Bankstown 28th October

September 18, 2017By adminCultural Diversity, Diversity, First Nations Artists, Opportunity, Playwriting, Theatre Industry events No Comments

Indigenous and culturally diverse writers come together for powerful lineup at Boundless festival Boundless, the first-ever festival focused on Indigenous and culturally diverse Australian writers and writing, will be held at Bankstown Arts Centre on Saturday 28 October 2017. The full program has been announced and boasts a powerful lineup of local and interstate names … Read More

Copyright Agency supports playwright commissions in 3 states

September 7, 2017By adminFunding, National News, NSW Arts News, Playwriting, Spaces and Resources, Theatre Sector News No Comments

The Copyright Agency supports the performing arts with over $112,000 in grants to local theatre companies The Copyright Agency’s Cultural Fund has granted $112,000 over three years for the commissioning of 19 new Australian plays by nationally renowned theatre companies Belvoir Company B in Sydney, La Boite Theatre Company in regional Queensland, and Red Stitch Actor’s Theatre in … Read More

Writing plays for 8-12 year olds? Lysicrates Martin Prize …

July 11, 2017By adminOpportunity, Playwriting, Professional Development, Theatre Sector News, Youth Theatre No Comments

National Theatre of Parramatta is joining The Lysicrates Foundation and Griffin Theatre Company in presenting a new prize for playwrights writing for children. Read more here The Lysicrates Martin Prize is intended to support mid-career playwrights and provides an opportunity for finalists to receive professional development and funding support. We’re looking for the first Act … Read More

From PWA…

June 30, 2017By adminAwards, Funding, National News, NSW Arts News, Opportunity, Playwriting, Professional Development, Theatre Sector News No Comments

Congratulations from all of us at TNN to the successful PWA Dualogue Program recipients. There was a huge amount of submissions with some great partnerships awarded to:  Tammy Anderson, Vanessa Bates and Jane FitzGerald, Campion Decent and Matt Scholten, Ross Mueller and Chris Mead, Sue Smith and Geordie Brookman. Click here to visit the Playwriting … Read More

Raising the issue of gender equality in theatre critiques

May 30, 2017By adminAdvocacy, Australia Council for the Arts, Cultural Diversity, Diversity, Gender, Inspiration, International, Playwriting, Valuing the Arts No Comments

  Multiple reviewers of many genders, races, sexualities, and, perhaps most importantly, taste in art, might someday review one play and discuss the work in a dialectic. This approach might give the lie to the mask of objectivity and reveal that elusive thumbprint, taste, which can be invisibly gendered. In her speech at the female theatre … Read More

Can we celebrate being female, being human on our stages?

May 22, 2017By adminAdvocacy, Diversity, Gender, Inspiration, International, Playwriting No Comments

Calling for more female-driven musicals. Andrea Lepcio in HowlRound poses the question: Can we create musicals that allow women to be all that they are: good, bad, ugly, and beautiful? Can we celebrate being female? Can we celebrate being human? … If you Google feminist theatre, you get a strong HowlRound piece “Feminist Theatre: What does … Read More