Thespo Festival

A barrier-breaking partnership.

ATYP is excited to be collaborating with Thespo (India) to invite young artists aged 18-25 to participate in a digital cross-cultural exchange. We are looking for emerging playwrights, performers and dramaturgs interested in collaborating with Indian artists. They will work together to create short 5-minute plays to be showcased at Thespo’s Digital Festival in December 2021. Selected participants will be offered mentorship and masterclasses during the two-week creative development period.

Key info

  • We are looking for emerging playwrights, performers and dramaturgs interested in collaborating with Indian artists
  • Writers will create a 5-minute play to be performed live online at Thespo’s Digital Festival in December 2021 with young performers from India. 
  • Performers will be linked up with Indian playwrights to perform their works at the festival.
  • Dramaturgs will work with the playwrights and performers on their pieces
  • Masterclasses will be offered in writing and performing to help support the process. 
  • This is an unpaid opportunity for emerging talent to connect with other young artists across Australia and India to develop their craft.  
  • No prior experience necessary.

Key dates

  • 1 OCTOBER: Applications open
  • 19 OCTOBER: Applications close
  • 10–24 NOVEMBER: Creative development period (part-time, Mon-Fri)
  • 15 DECEMBER: Online performance showcase in Thespo’s Digital Festival

APPLICATIONS ARE NOW CLOSED.

2021 Participants

WRITERS
  • Alan Fang (Sydney)

  • Lucy Heathcote (Brisbane)

  • Maxwell Tassell (Melbourne)

  • Sarah Carroll (Sydney)

  • Victoria Georges (Sydney)

DRAMATURGS
  • Ashleigh Rose Mun Yee (Sydney)

  • Claire Holland (Canberra)

  • Egan Sun-Bin (Brisbane)

  • Riley Spadaro (Sydney)

  • Sarah Maguire (Sydney)

ACTORS
  • Kate Wooden (Sydney)

  • Theodore Carroll (Sydney)

  • Tahlia Merlino (Sydney)

  • Tamara Lee Bailey (Sydney)

  • Taylor Reece (Melbourne)

  • Shalvi Singh (Sydney)

  • Giani Leon Fenech (Sydney)

  • Mym Kwa (Sydney)

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