Melbourne Theatre Company, in partnership with Queensland Theatre, Sydney Theatre Company and Contemporary Asian Australian Performance (CAAP), is proud to announce the CAAP Directors Initiative, aimed at unearthing, nurturing and developing Asian Australian directors for the stage.
Together the four companies are committed to working to identify, develop and embed Asian Australian directors in the three largest state theatre companies in Australia.
CAAP Directors Initiative offers a tailored training program over two years for selected participants in Melbourne, Brisbane and Sydney.
The first year will include directing workshops, close up observation of mainstage productions and a range of professional development and networking opportunities. In its second year, the program will provide hands-on directorial training and engagement with the host companies.
The Initiative begins with a one-week workshop in each city, which will provide high-level skills training and an opportunity for each of the Company directors to identify potential candidates for the full two-year program. It is not compulsory to attend the workshop in May to be considered for the two-year program. Those who are unable to attend the workshop are still encouraged to apply.
The initial workshop at Melbourne Theatre Company will take place from 12 to 16 May 2018, facilitated by MTC Associate Directors Sarah Goodes and Dean Bryant.