- provide up to 45 residencies and commissions
- commission up to 30 new plays
- engage up to 12 playwrights as writers-in-residence
- increase resources to workshopping and developing plays going through to production to ensure that they have been afforded every level of creative scrutiny and artistic support
This new program is remarkable not simply for the significant increase in the annual number of commissions we will undertake and the financial resources devoted to writers and their plays, but for the meaningful length of engagement between writers and MTC. This new approach to playwriting and development will result in stronger, stage-ready plays that will enhance the fabric of Australian live storytelling.
These writers will be resident at MTC for up to three years, receiving an annual stipend, office resources, company support, regular meetings with the Artistic team and integration with all aspects of MTC’s operations including the programming and production decision-making processes.
Applications are now open for 2020 residences, APPLY HERE.
Playwrights Giving Circle
This landmark program has been made possible by the visionary donors of MTC’s Playwrights Giving Circle, who have invested $2.3 million in NEXT STAGE, matched by $2.3 million contributed by Melbourne Theatre Company.
MTC's Playwrights Giving Circle
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