MerrigongX presentations are the first public outing of new works by local independent artists/groups. Each year we select three new innovative theatre works that have been developed on site to present in front of an audience.
work of an independent artist/group is eligible for development through MerrigongX Presentations if:
• The independent artist/group is local or has a local connection
• The work is new
• The work extends the art form by engaging with contemporary theatre practice
• The work provides a new experience for our audiences
The work addresses Merrigong's
artistic rationale - "to make exceptional theatre that tells stories of local
relevance, but universal resonance"
Opportunities for independent artists/groups to develop new work are either through invitation or through an application process. The selection process is undertaken by members of Merrigong's artistic team and an external assessor.
A development process can include the creative development of a new script/devised theatre/physical theatre/dance piece/music theatre working with actors/director/script editor/dramaturg/mentor/consultant and culminating in a work in progress showing.
For more information please read the application pack. Applications close 5pm Friday 23 February 2018.