About The Season
2024 is all about creating more space for young people.
Our first production for the year is going to work up a sweat. Winner of the 2022 Emerging Playwright Commission, Work, But This Time Like You Mean It by Honor Webster-Mannison is a crazy, deep-fryer-dive into the surreal world of young people’s experiences in the workplace. The Department of Responsible Adulting will be an immersive, site-specific performance that takes audiences into the belly of a new government department run entirely by children.
Our Emerging Artists program is evolving to meet the needs of our thriving creative community. We are in the business of opening doors for artists, starting with our own. Open Studio will offer free, flexible studio space for emerging artists to develop their own work on their own terms. Emerge Company is taking another bold leap forward, presenting a new devised work at Canberra Theatre Centre. Emerging Creatives offers hands-on training in design, stage management, and all things backstage, which this year, we’re thrilled to be delivering in partnership with NIDA. A new program, Creative Leaders, will develop the leadership skills for emerging artists ready to drive cultural change. We’re offering Masterclasses in Directing and Auditions, and a platform to share new work at our Scratch nights. Young Critics is focused on adding more young voices to the conversations about the work appearing on our stages. Writers Ensemble is a new program that offers workshops for writers interested in theatre, and performers interested in writing, delivered by some of Australia’s leading playwrights. And we continue to launch the careers of new writers with our Emerging Playwright Commission.
2024 will be a game-changer in the future of our company. New space. New programs. New works. A new chapter in our story. What else is happening in 2024?
Watch this space.
Artistic Director & CEO