Calling all theatre makers in the Goldfields region!

Arena Theatre Company is piloting a new initiative that will develop exciting new performance works for children and young people in Bendigo. Some of the most highly regarded companies and creative teams from around Australia will converge at Bendigo’s Capital Theatre for a week to work on their newest creations, and to discuss their thoughts and ideas. We have reserved a spot for a local creative team to be part of it.

The Bendigo Studio provides creative teams with resources to develop a new theatre work. These resources include studio space and professionally trained actors to work with.  There will also be opportunities to network, share your ideas and skills, seek advice and discuss issues relating to the professional Theatre for Young Audiences sector.

We are looking for a local team to develop a new work as part of The Bendigo Studio.  You might be a writer/director team with a new play that needs development, or a theatre maker with an idea for a new work, or an interactive experience designer who wants to work with actors, or an independent theatre company who will benefit from a dedicated development week and the networking opportunities The Bendigo Studio will provide.

We invite all local creatives who have performance projects for young audiences, and who want to be involved with The Bendigo Studio to contact us about applying.  It will be a competitive process.  We will be looking for the most interesting project to be part of the week.  It does not have to be a traditional play – we welcome all kinds of performance. It promises to be a highly rewarding and fun-filled week.  We look forward to hearing from you!

The pilot program will run from the 18th to 22nd March 2019.