We are pleased to announce the outcome of the second round of The Blue Room Theatre’s LOFT initiative. In this round, nine applications were submitted, requesting a total of $383,520, and two projects have been successful. These projects are Project Xan from Jedda Productions and Wild Wild Love from Side Pony Productions, two presentations of new works that have been granted a total of $108,495. These projects join those funded in the first round of LOFT, The Elders Project, Those who fall in love like anchors dropped upon the ocean floor and Gareth Of The Antarctic.
The Blue Room Theatre would like to thank the considered effort of our peer assessors who sat on the panel for this second round: Emily McLean (Director, Red Ryder Productions), Anna Reece (Head of Programming, Perth International Arts Festival) and Glyn Roberts (Creative Producer, La Boite).
SUCCESSFUL LOFT PROJECTS (SECOND ROUND):
Project Xan (Jedda Productions)
Presentation of a New Work ($48,495) – Project Xan is a documentary theatre work that interrogates rape culture and victim blaming; the heart of which is the disturbing testament of Xan Fraser who, in 1981 at age 12, was subjected to a heinous sexual assault by three young men and subsequently blamed for causing it.
Wild Wild Love (Side Pony Productions)
Presentation of a New Work ($60,000) – Wild Wild Love is a love story about identity, power and obsession that will premiere in June 2017 at PICA Performance Space. Through creative development and presentation, West Australian theatre makers will collaborate with eastern states artists and Erth Visual & Physical to realise the work.
SUCCESSFUL LOFT PROJECTS (FIRST ROUND):
Those who fall in love like anchors dropped upon the ocean floor (Renee Newman & Jo Morris)
The Elders Project (The Kabuki Drop)
Gareth Of The Antarctic (Sam Longley)
More information on first round projects can be found here.
For more information on LOFT and its future rounds, head here.
Image credit: Wild Wild Love by David Collins.