Since 2018 Melbourne Theatre Company and the Emerging Writers’ Festival have proudly presented exciting new works-in-development from authors looking for more experience writing for the stage. Generously supported by The Vizard Foundation, the program has provided creative and professional development for new voices in Australian theatre.
Our 2022 First Stage event took place on Friday 24 June at Southbank Theatre.
For more information about First Stage contact firstname.lastname@example.org
First Stage is made possible with the support of The Vizard Foundation
Presented in partnership with the Emerging Writers' Festival
MinterEllison Future Directors Initiative
Supporting our commitment to fostering the professional development of Australia’s next directors.
Supporting our commitment to fostering the professional development of Australia’s next designers.
Opportunities for writers
Learn more about opportunities for writers.
Learn more about our career development and mentoring programs for future theatre professionals.
Actors and Auditions
Information for actors and their agents about our casting and audition processes.
Show us your work
We love seeing new work from all artists. Invite us along to your production.
Women in Theatre Program
For almost a decade our industry-leading Women in Theatre Program provided professional insight and the creation of practical pathways.