Melbourne Theatre Company has exciting plans for the future of playwriting, plans which are set to have a significant impact on the landscape of theatre in Australia.
With a $4.6 million investment by MTC and MTC’s Playwrights Giving Circle, the NEXT STAGE Writers’ Program will introduce the most rigorous playwright commissioning and development process ever undertaken by the Company, setting a new benchmark for play development in Australia.
About NEXT STAGE
Learn more about MTC's NEXT STAGE Writers’ Program.
NEXT STAGE offers up to 15 writer-in-residence opportunities for playwrights.
NEXT STAGE will ensure a minimum of 35 new play commissions over five years.
Meet the Writers
Meet the writers currently commissioned or in residence with NEXT STAGE.
Playwrights Giving Circle
This landmark program has been made possible by the visionary donors of MTC’s Playwrights Giving Circle.
NEXT STAGE Advisors
MTC will consult with a group of national advisors from various performance and literary fields.