Lotus First Draft - CALL OUT
Twelve participants in the LOTUS project recently had their writing
showcased at performed readings in front of enthusiastic audiences at La
Boite Theatre Brisbane, Riverside Theatres Parramatta (pictured) and
The Malthouse Theatre in Melbourne. Now with the generous support of
the Girgensohn Foundation, Lotus continues for a further three years,
allowing continued, long-term development of these budding writers
through events such as the National Play Festival.
Performance 4a and Playwriting Australia are now seeking applications from aspiring Asian-Australian writers based in Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne to be considered for the next stage of the program, Lotus First Draft.
Up to 12 playwrights will be selected across the three cities to undertake an intensive playwriting mentorship and other script development opportunities over a six-month period.
The Lotus First Draft participants will receive:
- Monthly one-on-one tutorials with a playwright mentor;
- Monthly group masterclasses and craft discussions with mentors and guest artists;
- A weekend intensive in 2016 bringing all Lotus playwrights from around the country together to workshop their play ideas and scene;
- A potential showcase opportunity at the National Play Festival 2016, Playwriting Australia’s major annual event celebrating new Australian works.
PROGRAM SCHEDULE (Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne)
October 2015: Group and individual meetings begin and continue until March/April 2016
January 2016: Weekend intensive for all Lotus playwrights (interstate writers will be provided airfares and accommodation to attend).
July 2016: Potential showcase at the National Play Festival 2016
APPLY NOW - Closing date Mon 7 September