Inaugural One-Act Play Festival to be staged at The Butterfly Club in 2019

The Butterfly Club MelbourneCalling all independent theatre companies and performance makers: The Butterfly Club are calling for Expressions of Interest to take part in their inaugural One Act Play Festival to be held in March 2019.

The Butterfly Club have a proud and long history of unearthing and supporting emerging theatre productions from Melbourne’s rich and varied independent theatre sector. Productions that are road-tested at the venue have frequently gone onto national and international tours and have been featured in statewide and national showcases.

To recognise and further develop the sector, they are presenting a one-week, one-act play festival, calling for theatre makers and companies to put as many new and redeveloped works onto their stage as possible.

“We are hoping that this festival will encourage the creation of new theatrical work, as well as allowing established productions a chance to reach CBD audiences,” says Xander Woollard, Artistic Director.

“We will work with successful applicants to further refine both their creative work, and their commercial potential in hope that it stimulates further touring opportunities and larger seasons for Melbourne’s incredibly diverse theatre community.”

In order to be considered for inclusion, productions will need to be comfortable staging their work with minimal sets and props on a 4.5m x 2m stage. The upper limit for performance duration will be 60 minutes in total. Successful applicants will be given a 4-6 night season to stage new or redeveloped theatre productions, with the venue costs to be underwritten by The Butterfly Club.

The Butterfly Club One-Act-Play Festival runs 4 – 9 March 2019. Applications are now open and close Monday 10 December 2018 – 5.00pm. For more information, visit: for details.

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