About the Program:
Are you an emerging artist that identifies as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander or as Culturally and Linguistically Diverse, and is looking to get involved in theatre and live performance? Whether that be directing, producing, performing, writing, designing, stage managing, composing, choreographing or even being the director of a theatre company, we would love to support you in taking the first steps along this journey through our new program, Assembly.
Eight emerging artists from an ATSI or CALD background from the ages of 18 – 26 will be guided through an in-depth year of engagement with The Blue Room Theatre, its productions and artists throughout 2019.
The range of engagement will include:
- Tickets to Summer Nights, 2019 Development Season and Winter Nights productions and events
- Professional development activities
- Mentorship in career and project development with practicing WA artists
Who is Assembly for:
To be eligible for the program, you must be:
- Aged 18 – 26
- Willing to attend most of the program events (schedule to be released)
- Identify as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander (ATSI) or Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD)
- Interested in a career in the arts as an artist or arts worker
- Tuesday 6 November – Information session
- Wednesday 21 November – Applications close
- Monday 3 December – Applicants notified of outcome
- Wednesday 5 December – Initial meeting at The Blue Room Theatre (5:30pm)
- Thursday 13 December – The Blue Room Theatre 2018 Awards Night
- 18 January – 17 February – Summer Nights as part of FRINGE WORLD
- 4 April – 14 December – The Blue Room Theatre Development Season
- 23 July – 3 August – Winter Nights
- December TBA – The Blue Room Theatre 2019 Awards Night
- December TBA – Final Debrief Meeting
* During Summer Nights, Winter Nights and 2019 Development Season, you will not be required to attend every day; the shows simply run through these dates and you will be notified in advance of the dates of attendance.
About the Coordinator:
Zal Kanga-Parabia is an artist with a passion for community engagement, diversity, science communication and storytelling. He was born in Sydney and moved to India at a young age, later to Perth where he has been back and forth since. He graduated with a Bachelor of Art and Physics at Edith Cowan University. Some previous works include, Walk With Me – Mandurah Performing Arts Centre 2018, Topographs – The Blue Room Theatre Summer Nights 2017, Perth International Arts Festival – The Midnight Run 16 Tone Piano and Spectrogram, Ru (//) Cercle Flaming Locomotive 2017 (Martin Sims – Best New Work Nominated), Waste Less WAAPA 2nd Year Dance Production 2016, Queen Leah Riptide 2016 and Red Tree Riptide 2015. He was the Creative Coordinator for the KickstART Festival 2018 and was a finalist for Western Australian of the Year 2018 for his work with young people.
How to be Involved:
The Blue Room Theatre will select participants though an expression of interest process. You can submit an EOI via this link.
If you have any questions about the program, please get in contact with the project Coordinator Zal at zal[at]blueroom.org.au.
Info Session RSVP
If you plan on coming along to the Assembly information session from 6 – 7:30pm at The Blue Room Theatre on Tuesday 6 November, let us know by filling out the form below. Please note: it is not compulsory that you attend this session if you intend to submit an expression of interest for this program.