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We are happy to announce the first successful projects of The Blue Room Theatre’s LOFT initiative. 18 applications were submitted with LOFT funds requested totalling $566,702.  Three projects have been supported in the November round with $80,338 being granted.  The Blue Room Theatre would like to thank the tireless work of the first peer panel – Matthew Lutton (Artistic Director, Malthouse Theatre Melbourne), Kate Neylon (Producer, pvi collective Perth) and David Ryding (Director, City of Literature Melbourne).



Those who fall in love like anchors dropped upon the ocean floor (Renee Newman & Jo Morris) 

Presentation of an Existing Work ($28,677)- Those who fall in love like anchors dropped upon the ocean floor was a 2014/15 critical and commercial smash hit. The production has been invited to take part in the 2016 Griffin Theatre Company’s independent season from 20th July – 6th August 2016 in Sydney. 

The Elders Project (The Kabuki Drop)

Creative Development ($22,700) – Framed by the telling of personal stories in performance, The Elders Project taps into the wisdom, humour and diversity of a group of West Australian senior citizens to offer an intimate audience experience and storytelling encounter that functions like a Q & A, without boundaries.

Gareth Of The Antarctic (Sam Longley)

Creative Development ($28,961) –  Starting with a script outline, a strong creative team, an overhead projector, a 10 year old boy and a penguin we will be creating a beautiful and heartfelt show for young audiences that uses rod and shadow puppetry in a frozen world.


The next round of applications will be due on 17 March 2016 for projects starting after 22 May 2016. Click here for more information. 


Image credit: Creative Development of Gareth and the Antarctic. Image courtesy of the artist.