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MERRIGONGX is our annual artists’ program. It focuses on supporting artists to take creative risks.

MERRIGONGX places artists and their practice at the centre of our community. From in-house creative developments to full-blown public presentations of new work, and everything in between,

MERRIGONGX provides independent artists with financial, technical, marketing and artistic resources.

In 2020, we’re inviting audiences to engage with some of our artists, and witness the birth of some extraordinary new works – performance times will be announced in early 2020. Other artists will be working ‘under wraps’ on exciting projects.

Our 2020 MERRIGONGX artists include:

CATHERINE MCKINNON The award-winning novelist adapts her Miles Franklin shortlisted novel Storyland for the stage.
LILY HAYMAN Presenting new work Fledgling.
THE STRANGEWAYS ENSEMBLE Merrigong’s own professional ensemble of actors perceived to have intellectual disability continue its development of new work.
ARTISAN COLLECTIVE A development showing of Ben Pfeiffer's new play The Keeper.
MALIKA REESE A development of a new intergenerational family story, Six Women.
YEN YANG A development of his new work A Practical Guide to Self-Defence.
APPLESPIEL The renowned performance collective return to develop their new work Sorry, Sorry, Sorry.
CRIMSON ROSELLA A development of the dark, trippy, western Dead Horse Gap.
TEN TONNE SPARROW Presenting Tom Hogan and Elana Stone's new work Mount Hopeless a tragic comedy rock opera.
NEISHA MURPHY A development of her new circus work ChaChi.
MADE FROM SCRATCH Our quarterly multi-artform performance night of new work and experimentation.