Directing Workshop @STC


Asian Australian directors - where are you?

Performance 4a & Sydney Theatre Company invite Expressions of Interest from members of the Asian Australian performance community wishing to participate in an Introduction to Directing Workshop facilitated by director and Sydney Theatre Company’s Richard Wherrett Fellow Paige Rattray.

Previous stage directing experience is NOT required. Artists with experience in related disciplines (eg actors, film makers, writers, choreographers, dancers) are encouraged to apply. 

Successful applicants will be invited to attend the week long workshop taking place at Sydney Theatre Company.

The workshop will focus on scene work using Active Analysis. The skills explored will be directing techniques, connecting physical and psychological action with text, improvising scenes and building character.

This will culminate in a chaired discussion about training opportunities and career pathways for directors, which will be part of Performance 4a’s Longhouse program, open to the wider Performance 4a community as well as workshop participants.



Dates:  Monday 20th June – Friday 24th June

            10am – 6pm daily

Venue: Sydney Theatre Company, The Wharf, Pier 4 Hickson Road, Walsh Bay

Cost:    Free!  Applicants are encouraged to register with the Asian Australian Performance Directory prior to submitting your Expression of Interest.


To apply for the Directing Workshop please email a copy of your CV plus a statement of 200 words or less about why you wish to attend to This email address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it

Get to it! Submissions close 5pm Friday 20th May





In some societies, the Longhouse is the meeting place to share stories, learn new skills and build the community.  Join us in Performance 4a's Longhouse in 2016 for our inspiring and insightful networking and information sharing events.



Diversity on Screen - Tues 3 May

A panel discussion hosted by Matchbox Pictures with Benjamin Law (pictured) and Matchbox Pictures' Debbie Lee and Helen Panckhurst discussing cultural diversity on screen.







Career Pathways for Directors - Fri 24 June

A how-to guide for aspiring directors hosted by Sydney Theatre Company. This Longhouse discussion takes place at the culmination of a week-long Introduction to Directing workshop facilitated by director Paige Rattray (pictured) for members of Performance 4a's Asian Australian artist community. (See details below)






Contemporary Transformative Performance - Tues 9 August

Performing Lines hosts an informative evening on the creation of new work and possibilities that exist for theatre artists, performance makers and interdisciplinary artists across Australia.





Intracultural Masterclass - Sat 24 September

Facilitated by acclaimed director Kristine Landon-Smith, this afternoon masterclass is for those who aspire to engage their individual personality and their historical narrative in the creation of their work. For actors, performers and directors.





The Inner and The Greater West - Wed 9 November

Hosted by Blacktown Arts Centre, this discussion will deconstruct the Sydney performance-making scene. What do shifts in funding mean for companies and artists and what are the opportunities for independent makers in the ‘inner’ west and the ‘greater’ west?



Tickets will be available through Eventbrite in the lead up to each event. 

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