2019 DEVELOPMENT SEASON
APPLICATIONS NOW OPEN
In 2019, The Blue Room Theatre will present three seasons of independent theatre and performance – Summer Nights, an independently curated season presented as part of FRINGE WORLD; Winter Nights, short presentations and works-in-progress exploring the ideas and practice of theatre making in the middle of the year; and a Development Season supporting the creation and presentation of new work from April – December.
We welcome applications from artists who are looking to challenge themselves and form, explore new territory, grow their skills, diversify participation in the arts, comment on our contemporary existence, push boundaries and offer new experiences. Artists and companies whose work is selected to be produced during the Development Season are offered unparalleled support across all aspects of their production.
– Works that are between 50 – 120 mins in duration (including interval)
– Works that create opportunities for professional development
– Independent productions by project-based producers, companies and artists rather than annually funded or commercial organisations
– Theatre, dance or performance work
– Works by emerging and established professional artists with a range of backgrounds and experience
– Work that has not been presented before in WA, including new local and international plays and timely reinterpretations of current and classic texts
– Works that have obtained or sought rights (for existing scripts only)
– Applications must be submitted by a current member of The Blue Room Theatre
The Blue Room Theatre is an inclusive venue committed to the sharing of stories and the breaking of boundaries for artists and audiences alike. We strongly encourage applications from and engaging artists who identify as Culturally and Linguistically Diverse, Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander, and artists with a disability.
All Development Season information including this information pack and the application form are available in accessible formats including world documents and large print. For more information or to be sent an accessible document, please get in contact with Producer Harriet Roberts at harriet[at]blueroom.org.au.
The 2019 Development Season Info Pack details the support offered across venue, tech, marketing, and production, along with what artists need to bring to the table. It also provides information on the application process for 2019, the selection criteria though which each application will be assessed, and answer some questions you may have as well. Once you’ve read all the information, and you’re ready to chat with us about the project, there is a link to book in a meeting with our Producer.
Application meetings: 14 August – 19 September 2018
Applications due: 26 September 2018
Applicant notification: End October 2018
Season dates: April – December 2019
Applicants for the 2019 Development Season are required to discuss their proposed production with a Producer from The Blue Room Theatre prior to submission in order for us assess the project for eligibility.
It is after this meeting that you will have access to an application form. Information on how to book a meeting below.
The April – December Development Season is programmed through a rotating independent panel of peer assessors chosen by The Blue Room Theatre. Peers change from season to season, and the assessors aim to curate a program of works in a way that fulfils our purpose of championing new artists, new work, and new ways of making work in consideration of the selection criteria.
To book in a meeting to chat about your proposed project, email Associate Producer Samantha Nerida at samantha[at]blueroom.org.au to set up a time to meet, or chat over the phone.
If you have further questions about whether your project is suitable for The Blue Room Theatre Development Season or want to know anything else, contact Associate Producer Samantha Nerida at samantha[at]blueroom.org.au or call the office on (08) 9227 7005.
Production still from HIRO (Samantha Chester) by Stephen Heath.