Welcome to Autumn at ATYP. It’s a glorious time of year. In the excitement of starting a new season, we downed tools in the office last week and reorganised the place, thanks to some inspiration from designer Tobhiyah Stone Feller. It’s not easy making our temporary office in the middle of the city feel like the bohemian home of young artists. At this stage it’s a work in progress … but already it’s looking more like home! Please drop in for a cuppa anytime and check it out.
I returned last week from Darwin where we were holding auditions for our co-production with Browns Mart which will be staged in Darwin later in the year. Cusp is a new play that ATYP and Playwriting Australia commissioned and developed with the exceptional Mary Anne Butler. There are some deeply talented artists in the Top End and we can’t wait to bring this show to audiences across the country.
Young people aged 16 – 23 interested in auditioning for ATYP’s other professional production being staged this year, now is the time to make sure you are signed up to the audition database. Follow Me Home by Lewis Treston will be performed at Riverside Theatres in Parramatta and auditions will be advertised later this month.
Playwrights interested in participating in the Fresh Ink mentoring programs in Sydney and Perth, applications are now open. For other young writers aged between 18 and 26 around the country keep an eye out for details of this year’s ATYP National Studio. We are also very excited to be partnering with Carclew and Country Arts SA to launch a new residency specifically for regional writers and theatre-makers. Details of both programs will be launched this month.
Young people in Parramatta and Western Sydney are encouraged to get in touch this month. ATYP is working with the Parramatta City Council and organisations in Western Sydney to develop a performance as part of Youth Week. Call or email us to find out how you can get involved.
Of course, anyone coming to Sydney interested in a theatre experience should check out what’s happening this month. There are still some places in the weekly workshop classes, the Autumn Holiday program is up online and for schools, we can tailor a workshop to suit you anytime.
Wherever you are in the country I hope you are enjoying the last of the summer sun and we look forward to seeing you in a theatre soon.
Until next month,
Read the full March eNews HERE