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).
SUCCESSFUL LOFT PROJECTS:
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.