Expressions of Interest:
Playwright-in-Residence commission ($6000 fee)
Selection for the role of Artist in Residence is undertaken by a panel of staff from the Theatre Arts major at Curtin University.
To assist in the selection the panel take into account the following:
- The potential of the proposed play to provide opportunities for our students to develop their craft;
- The quality of the play;
- CV of the playwright;
- Suitability of the play for younger actors;
- Networking opportunities for our students;
- Stageability of the play at the venue;
- Potential for the playwright to be able to have the play produced at other tertiary settings in the future;
- Playwright being Western Australian;
- Potential for the production to promote our course.
Your Expression of Interest should include:
- A description of the ideas your play will explore
- A description of your writing process (i.e. how you best like to work with actors and a director on a new work)
- Any initial thoughts about casting and/or staging.
Your application should also include:
- A 1-page CV of previous theatre/writing experience
- A 5-page writing sample (either a past play or the play you’re proposing). If the play is completed, the application should include a copy of the full play.
- Playwright should be a resident of Western Australia for at least the past 12 months or be a graduate of Curtin’s Theatre Arts programme, and have previously had at least one professional production of their work;
- Play should not have had a previous production (This does not include a reading or work-in-progress showing);
- Plays that demonstrate consideration of the suitability of the roles to a predominately young cast are highly encouraged;
- Play should be a playwright-driven script rather than a collaboratively devised project;
- Please note that we are unable to provide individual feedback on unsuccessful applications.
Please note that we are unable to provide individual feedback on unsuccessful applications.