What’s on June 2023

Kia ora, and welcome to the June edition of the ATYP newsletter.

I’m Jason Dixon, ATYP’s new(ish) Marketing Manager. As you may have guessed from my greeting, I’m a Kiwi, and like many others who’ve relocated from Aotearoa New Zealand, I reside in sunny Southeast Queensland. Now that I’ve settled in over the past two months, I’ll be helping my team expand our reach on social media, publicising our professional-level productions and programs, and of course – getting more ‘bums on seats’! 

As tax time approaches, our Annual Appeal has been launched with a series of captivating videos featuring our Resident Dramaturg, Jane FitzGerald and some of our incredibly talented writers. Make sure you check them out on our YouTube, and please donate if you are able. 

Applications for the ATYP Foundation Commissions are kicking off this month, which is proudly supported by Playlab Theatre. Playwrights of any age are encouraged to submit new works to be produced and feature performers either between the ages of 10-13 or 14-17. We’re looking for scripts that give the actors something exciting and unique to perform, so start drafting up your concepts and head to our website for more information.

With the Autumn school holidays already a distant memory, Winter Holiday Workshops are now on sale. Spaces are limited, so make sure you reserve your spot to avoid missing out on your favourites or maybe developing a whole new skill set! 

Applications for our 2023 Work Experience Week are closing this month! This is an incredible opportunity for senior high school students, so if you’re in Year 10 or 11 with a passion for theatre, make sure you get your application in. 

The limited Rebel Theatre run of CUSP has drawn to a close, and shortly it will be heading off on the open road on its national tour. Mary Anne Butler’s powerful and poetic play has been adored by local audiences, and we can’t wait to see it performed at other venues around Australia – including the Home of the Arts (HOTA) in my very own Gold Coast ‘backyard’. Congratulations to all cast and crew on a brilliant re-imagining of the show that was shut down by the 2020 pandemic.

Although I’m not always around Pier 2/3, I do come down to the ATYP office frequently, so if you happen to see me there I’d love to meet you. 

ATYP Marketing Manager