MTC will consult with a group of national advisors from various performance and literary fields to discuss writers of promise and ability, including those working in media or literary genres other than theatre.
Tony Ayres Producer, Director and Co-founder of Matchbox Pictures
David Berthold Artistic Director, Brisbane Festival
Lee Lewis Artistic Director, Griffin Theatre Company
Rachael Maza Artistic Director, ILBIJERRI Theatre Company
Kate Mulvany Actor and Playwright
Simon Phillips Director, former Artistic Director of MTC
Morry Schwartz Publisher, Schwartz Media
NEXT STAGE also consults with the Australian Writers’ Guild and Playwriting Australia.
Some NEXT STAGE play developments will be delivered in partnership with Playwriting Australia.
MTC would like to thank the University of Melbourne’s Business Projects Services for its assistance in designing the NEXT STAGE model.
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.