Our annual April – December Season is the cornerstone of The Blue Room Theatre’s artistic program. Each year, it sees independent new works offered unparalleled support from conception to presentation in our two black box theatre spaces. Our Annual Seasons are diverse in form, content, genre, artists and practice.
We welcome applications from artists who are looking to challenge themselves and their form, explore new territory, grow their skills, diversify participation in the arts, comment on contemporary life, push boundaries and offer new experiences. Artists and companies whose work is selected to be produced during the season are offered unparalleled support across all aspects of their production.
The Annual 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 independent artists, new work, and new ways of making work in consideration of the selection criteria
Image credit: Utopia (2022 Annual Season) by Tamsilgaran, photo by Nicolee Fox
The below timeline also includes some key dates for our 2023 Annual Season, as well as other key programming dates.
TBRT = The Blue Room Theatre
Wednesday 13 July 2022 – Applications Open for 2023 Annual Season
Tuesday 19 July 2022 – Applications Information Session with TBRT (see below)
Thursday 21 July 2022 – Applications Information Session with AWESOME Arts (see below)
Tuesday 23 August 2022 – Applications Close at 11.59pm AWST
Thursday 6 October 2022 – Annual Season Successful applicants notified
w/c 7 November 2022 – All-in Meeting for 2023 Annual Season artists
Tuesday 15 November 2022 – Draft marketing copy due
w/c 21 November 2022 – TBRT campaign photoshoot
Thursday 8 December 2022 – Final marketing copy due
23 December 2022 – 2 January 2023 – TBRT closed for holidays
Friday 20 January – Saturday 11 February 2023 – Summer Nights Season
Saturday 11 February 2023 – 2023 Annual Season on sale/program launch
WHEN: Tuesday 19 July 5:30-6:30pm
WHERE: Kaos Room at The Blue Room Theatre + Zoom
WHAT: Join Program Manager Rose Kingdom-Barron as she unpacks the new Application Pack and Form and interviews our Communications Coordinator Amber Kitney and Program Coordinator Amy Howell on their top tips for a successful application
WHEN: Thursday 21 July 5:30-6:30pm
WHERE: Zoom only
WHAT: Join Program Manager Rose Kingdom-Barron and AWESOME Festival representatives to discuss pitching a family show for the Annual Season
Projects that fit the following criteria are eligible to apply for a Season presentation. These are a guide only and made change for 2023.
– Works between 50 – 120 minutes in duration
– 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 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)
If you have any questions about The Blue Room Theatre’s Annual Season, please don’t hesitate to contact our Programming team at email@example.com or call the office on (08) 9227 7005.