Emerge Company is our training and professional development program that brings together emerging theatre makers aged 18–25 to collaborate, train and create their own work as a company, under the direction of one of Canberra’s leading theatre practitioners, Christopher Carroll.
The Emerge Company will work together to create a dynamic new work, and collaborate on a range of additional artistic projects across the company. The Emerge Company showcases the work of our most promising emerging theatre makers.
You will have the opportunity to:
- Engage in an intensive 20-week program, two evenings a week, in the creative and practical work of making independent theatre.
- Receive specialist masterclasses from industry professional guests in Voice, Playwriting, Producing, Design, and more.
- Conceive, devise, produce and perform an original work of theatre, to be staged at Canberra Theatre Centre, 10–13 July.
- Be supported by an experienced team of theatre professionals to help your work reach its full potential.
- Gain industry knowledge and connections to kick-start further career opportunities.
- Develop a network of collaborators with a shared creative language, laying the foundations to form an independent theatre company.
Emerge Company equips participants with the skills, experience, and industry knowledge to launch them into professional practice. Emerge alumni are among the most dynamic up-and-coming theatre artists in Canberra today.
We encourage theatre makers, actors, writers, directors, as well as artists from other disciplines to apply.
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|WHEN||See Dates for your Calendar below|
|WHERE||Gorman Arts Centre, Braddon|
SINGLE PAYMENT $950 (due by Friday 29 March)
TWO PAYMENTS: $485 PER PAYMENT (due by Friday 29 March and Friday 24 May), or
FOUR PAYMENTS: $245 PER PAYMENT (Friday 29 March, Friday 19 April, Friday 24 May and Friday 21 June)
It is expected that all Emerge Company Artists are available for all of the sessions outlined below.
Program: Monday 4 March – Thursday 25 July 2024
Production Week: Saturday 6 July – Saturday 13 July, 2024 (Times TBC)
Performances: Wednesday 10 – Saturday 13 July 2024
|Monday||4 March 2024||6:30 – 9:00pm||Program Starts|
|Thursday||7 March 2024||6:30 – 9:00pm|
|Monday||11 March 2024||6:30 – 9:00pm|
|Thursday||14 March 2024||6:30 – 9:00pm|
|Monday||18 March 2024||6:30 – 9:00pm|
|Thursday||21 March 2024||6:30 – 9:00pm|
|Monday||25 March 2024||6:30 – 9:00pm|
|Thursday||28 March 2024||6:30 – 9:00pm|
|Friday||29 March 2024||First Payment Due|
|Thursday||4 April 2024||6:30 – 9:00pm|
|Monday||8 April 2024||6:30 – 9:00pm|
|Thursday||11 April 2024||6:30 – 9:00pm|
|Monday||15 April 2024||6:30 – 9:00pm|
|Thursday||18 April 2024||6:30 – 9:00pm|
|Friday||19 April 2024||Second Payment Due |
(4 payment option)
|Saturday||20 April 2024||9:00am – 9:00pm||12 Hour Theatre Project|
|Monday||22 April 2024||6:30 – 9:00pm|
|Monday||29 April 2024||6:30 – 9:00pm|
|Thursday||2 May 2024||6:30 – 9:00pm|
|Monday||6 May 2024||6:30 – 9:00pm|
|Thursday||9 May 2024||6:30 – 9:00pm|
|Monday||13 May 2024||3:00 – 9:00pm|
|Thursday||16 May 2024||6:30 – 9:00pm|
|Monday||20 May 2024||6:30 – 9:00pm|
|Thursday||23 May 2024||6:30 – 9:00pm|
|Friday||24 May 2024||Second payment due (two payment option) Third payment due (four payment option)|
|Monday||27 May 2024||3:00 – 9:00pm|
|Thursday||30 May 2024||6:30 – 9:00pm|
|Monday||3 June 2024||6:30 – 9:00pm|
|Thursday||6 June 2024||6:30 – 9:00pm|
|Monday||10 June 2024||6:30 – 9:00pm|
|Thursday||13 June 2024||7:00 – 9:00pm|
|Saturday||15 June 2024||9:00am – 5:00pm|
|Monday||17 June 2024||6:30 – 9:00pm|
|Thursday||20 June 2024||6:30 – 9:00pm|
|Friday||21 June 2024||Final payment due (four payment option)|
|Saturday||22 June 2024||9:00am – 5:00pm|
|Monday||24 June 2024||6:30 – 9:00pm|
|Thursday||27 June 2024||6:30 – 9:00pm|
|Saturday||29 June 2024||9:00am – 5:00pm|
|Monday||1 July 2024||6:30 – 9:00pm|
|Thursday||4 July 2024||6:30 – 9:00pm|
|Saturday||6 July 2024||TBC – Full day||Production Week|
|Sunday||7 July 2024||TBC – Full Day||Production Week|
|Monday||8 July 2024||TBC – Full Day||Production Week|
|Tuesday||9 July 2024||TBC – Full Day||Production Week|
|Wednesday||10 July 2024||TBC – Full Day||Performance #1|
|Thursday||11 July 2024||TBC – Full Day||Performance #2|
|Friday||12 July 2024||TBC – Full Day||Performance #3|
|Saturday||13 July 2024||TBC – Full Day||Performance #4|
|Monday||15 July 2024||7:00 – 9:00pm|
|Thursday||18 July 2024||7:00 – 9:00pm|
|Monday||22 July 2024||7:00 – 9:00pm|
|Thursday||25 July 2024||7:00 – 9:00pm|
Emerge Company is open to early career artists aged 18 – 25 who want to develop their creative voice, build collaborative networks and explore artistic practice. We encourage theatre makers, actors, writers, directors, as well as artists from other disciplines to apply. If you are a designer, digital media producer, costumer, stage manager, lighting or sound operator, props and set maker, composer, as well as any other creative discipline, we would love to hear from you. Please contact us to discuss your pathways in Emerge Company 2023.
We encourage submissions from:
– Early Career artists
– Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists
– Culturally and Linguistically Diverse artists
– Artists who identify as LGBTQIA+
– Artists living with disability
Thanks to the generous support of our sponsors and donors, Canberra Youth Theatre is able to offer Emerge Company as a subsidised program to support early career artists in the Canberra region. (The full value of this program is $2000 per person.)
We offer a variety of payment options for Emerge Company:
- Single payment $950 (due by Friday 29 March)
- Two payments: $485 per payment (due by Friday 29 March and Friday 24 May), or
- Four payments: $245 per payment (Friday 29 March, Friday 19 April, Friday 24 May and Friday 21 June)
We recognise that financial hardship can create significant barriers to accessing the arts. Canberra Youth Theatre is committed to ensuring young artists from all financial backgrounds have access to our training programs, and we have a range of measures in place, including reduced payments and scholarships available to our participants.
If you are experiencing financial difficulties, please contact us on 02 6248 5057 or firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss your situation and options.
Our Emerging Artists program is made possible thanks to the
Jeremy Spencer Broom Legacy.