For almost a decade our industry-leading Women in Theatre Program (previously Women Directors’ Program) has provided professional insight and the creation of practical pathways for women pursuing careers in the creative industries.
Through mentorships, professional development masterclasses, networking events, pitch opportunities and Technical Design placements on mainstage shows, more than 80 women have participated advancing their learning, skills, connections and careers.
As the Women in Theatre Program concludes, we will support the continued engagement of program alumnae with the Company and each other.
Alumnae of the Program
|Alice Pollard||Katy Maudlin|
|Amelia Baker||Katy Warner|
|Amelia Lever-Davidson||Katy Alexander|
|Amy Holley||Kellie-Anne Kimber|
|Amy Hardingham||Keziah Warner|
|Angelica Clunes||Krystalla Pearce|
|Anna Kerrigan||Lauren Makin|
|Anne Bravos||Lucy Freeman|
|Ashlee Clapp||Mary Rachel Brown|
|Bridget Balodis||Mish Grigor|
|Briony Dunn||Nadja Kostich|
|Brynna Lowen||Naomi Edwards|
|Catarina Hebbard||Natasha Phillips|
|Clare Rankine||Olivia Allen|
|Clare Springett||Penny Harpham|
|Clare McKenzie||Petra Kalive|
|Clare Watson||Piper Huynh|
|Clemence Williams||Prue Clarke|
|Daniella Esposito||Rachel Chant|
|Dans Marie Sheehan||Rachel Lee|
|Elizabeth Millington||Rachel Baring|
|Emily Sheehan||Romanie Harper|
|Emily Sweeney||Roshelle Fong|
|Emily Collett||Samantha Butterworth|
|Emily Collyer||Samara Hersch|
|Emily Tomlins||Sarah Kriegler|
|Emma Gibson||Scarlet McGlynn|
|Erin Taylor||Sidney Millar|
|Felix Ching Ching Ho||Siobhan Connors|
|Fiona Bruce||Susannah Day|
|Gorkem Acaroglu||Suzanne Cranny|
|Grace Ferguson||Tahli Corin|
|Hallie Shellam||Tamara Searle|
|Ingrid Voorendt||Tania Canas|
|Jamaica Zuanetti||Tanya Dickson|
|Janice Muller||Tariro Mavondo|
|Jesse Keeffe||Tasnim Hossain|
|Justine Campbell||Veronique Benett|
|Kat Henry||Victoria Woolley|
|Kat Chan||Xanthe Beesley|
|Kate Hancock||Yvonne Virsik|
We look forward to sharing initiatives to further support and champion currently underrepresented voices in our artistic community.
Details regarding these new programs will be announced soon.
Melbourne Theatre Company's Women in Theatre Program was generously supported by our Women in Theatre Giving Circle.
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