Supporting Independent Artists

The Merrigong Theatre Development Program was initiated in 2006 to foster the work of local emerging and established artists.  The Program supports local independent projects as well as The Vault Cabarets in Port Kembla, workshops, and Ruff! New Works in Progress

Independent Artists Program

Throughout 2013, Merrigong opens its doors to independent producers, presenting new innovative works from local independent artists/groups. Come and see challenging and exciting new performance work made here in the Illawarra. 

Theatre Development Program

The Program aims to foster professional theatre practice in the region by providing an identifiable and achievable path of development for emerging and established artists. Artists can apply for support to develop an idea to its first showing (for example a play reading) or to extend an idea through a dedicated development process (such as a script development or devising workshop). 

Projects can take place at any time of the year. Deadlines for applications in 2013 to be advised.

For more information on how to apply, contact Anne-Louise Rentell, Artistic Associate on either (02) 4224 5910 or

Merrigong Theatre Arts Bulletin

The Merrigong Theatre Arts Bulletin provides information monthly on the Merrigong Theatre Development Program, Merrigong Theatre Co productions and presentations, as well as events and opportunities for artists locally, statewide and nationally. If you wish to subscribe to this bulletin, please sign up here.

Image 1: Death in Albatross play reading.
Image 2: Van Park the Musical rehearsal.