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.