WINTER NIGHTS 2018 | The Pilot Light edition
30 July– 4 August
OPPORTUNITIES TO PARTICIPATE
Winter Nights is a cauldron for theatre making in the middle of the year.
It’s a chance to explore the myriad ways to make theatre and a platform for conversation and questioning about why theatre matters to our lives, society and world today.
The program will encourage short-form outcomes exploring works-in-progress, improvisation, durational performance, new writing, post-dramatic theatre, ancient theatre, community-engaged theatre or other ways independent artists are working and collaborating.
It will provide a mid-year meeting point of theatre making and ideas about construction and deconstruction, politics and activism, gender and sexuality, inspiration and disenchantment, war, peace, camaraderie, loneliness, joy; whatever is timely for artists and audiences to share.
Our Pilot Light edition in 2018 will involve a week of one-night outcomes. From 2019 we will encourage artists to think about developments spanning more than one night, like the Incoming section of The Public Theater’s Under the Radar festival or La Mama’s Exploration series. What it is like to make work out in the open, fueled by the oxygen of real-time responses?
We welcome artistic risk. If you have a new idea or style to test and an urge to share a live space with a public audience, come bask with us in the warmth of theatre.
Information about how to get involved is detailed below.
The selected projects will be part of a full program announced in early July 2018.
POST-DRAMATIC THEATRE MAKING – A WEEK LONG WORKSHOP with Daniel Schlusser
Daniel Schlusser is a multi-award winning theatre director and Artistic Director of Daniel Schlusser Ensemble (DSE) in Melbourne. He has earned a reputation as one of Australia’s leading contemporary theatre practitioners through work with leading Australian and international companies and festivals including Melbourne Festival, Sydney Theatre Company, Malthouse Theatre, Dublin International Festival, TheatreWorks and many more. His work is testament to the dedicated exploration of the expressive possibilities of theatre practice.
For the inaugural Winter Nights, Daniel will lead a week long theatre making workshop based in the theory and practice of post-dramatic theatre and exploring techniques for collaborating with other theatre artists, processes of material generation and dramaturgical structure.
Click HERE for more information and how to participate.
ALL AGES THEATRE DEVELOPMENT
Barking Gecko Theatre Company is happy to announce their support of a unique opportunity for Perth theatre artists to develop a theatre show for an all-ages audience.
The package of support includes:
- $5,000 towards creative costs
- Project guidance from BGTC Artistic Director Matt Edgerton
- Up to 20 hours of funded mentorship for the development
- Up to 50 hours of free rehearsal space at The Blue Room Theatre
Click HERE more information and application details.
TWO packages of $3,000 and up to 25 hours of in-kind rehearsal space at TBRT are available for artists or teams to publicly present an artistically ambitious work-in-progress, including a talk revealing your inspiration and process.
Click HERE for more information and application details.
Though we’re only doing a week in 2018, if you have a burning one-night idea you want to share, let us know HERE.
WINTER NIGHTS APPLICATION + NOTIFICATION TIMETABLE
Announcement + Applications open: 21 March
Applications close: 5pm WST, Monday 16 April
Notification: 1 May
Workshop dates / project delivery: between 30 July – 4 August
If your application is successful, periodic progress reports on your project will be required as part of your agreement with The Blue Room Theatre.