From Page to Stage seeks submissions from Western Sydney writers

NTP From Page to StageThe National Theatre of Parramatta has announced the launch of their inaugural playwriting mentorship program, From Page to Stage – taking place between October 2016 and December 2017.

Presented in association with Playwriting Australia, From Page to Stage is a free program that provides playwrights with a unique opportunity to hone their skills, whilst aiming to assist new Australian works come to life on the stage.

“National Theatre of Parramatta is committed to building an ecosystem for the theatre in Western Sydney,” said Joanne Kee, Executive Producer of the National Theatre of Parramatta. “It is harder for our artists to be visible beyond our communities. We know that we have stories that resonate beyond these geographic limitations.”

“We are providing a platform to not only showcase these artists but also to develop additional networks and skills that will enable them to fine tune their craft. We are offering a chance for Western Sydney voices to be heard.”

Ten applicants, with a demonstrated commitment to writing, will receive guidance from some of the industry’s best playwrights and facilitators, Commencing in October, the 15-month course includes mentorship, tutorials, workshops and script development opportunities.

Participant’s plays will also be considered for inclusion in the National Theatre of Parramatta’s annual season and the National Play Festival – Playwriting Australia’s major industry showcase of new Australian works.

Riverside Theatres’ resident company, the National Theatre of Parramatta is committed to capacity building in Western Sydney. With the launch of From Page to Stage, the National Theatre of Parramatta will further nurture and develop committed writers who live and/or work in the region.

Applications for From Page to Stage close on Sunday 28 August 2016. For more information and to apply, visit: www.riversideparramatta.com.au for details.

Image: courtesy of National Theatre of Parramatta

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