Emerging Designer Residency Program – Sound Design

Applications now open
Closing midnight 12 June

We currently looking for an Assistant Sound Designer to join our Albion team as part of our Emerging Designer Residency Program. This position would be well suited for a Composer looking to up-skill in Sound Design for Theatre, or an artist with Sound Design experience, looking to up-skill in Compositional components.

The Assistant Sound Designer will work closely with Sound Designer and Composer Sam Cheng to realise the design for NGTC and Secret House’s upcoming production of Albion. Find out more about Sam here.

Key Dates:

Interview Process: 16 June
Zoom interviews will take place with shortlisted designers (evening)

Part 1: 20 Jun – 17 Jul
Assisting with design pre-production for Albion.
Flexible hours, approx 10-20hr commitment

Part 2: 18-26 Jul
Assisting with design realisation for Albion.
Good day time availability required, approx 30hr commitment

Part 3: 13-15 Aug
Assisting with design bump out for Albion.
3-8 hours required post-show on on the 13th and daytime of the 15th

Transition Period : 17 Aug – 04 Sept
Final mentorship session, including identifying and instigating some short terms goals, and giving your feedback on your time in the residency.
Flexible hours, approx 3 hr commitment

Fee: $1,436.50 + Super

To Apply: Email newghoststheatreco@gmail.com with:

  • A brief paragraph about why you’re interested in the position
  • Any relevant experience
  • Samples of previous compositional work
  • Your availability over the production period, in reference to the Key Dates listed above

We strongly encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island people, people with a disability, people from diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds, LGBTQI+ people, young people and people living/working in Western Sydney.

Questions? Get in contact with us at newghoststheatreco@gmail.com.

Emerging Designer Residency Program – Set & Costume Design

Applications now open
Closing midnight 12 June

We currently have two Assistant Designer positions available for new and emerging Designers pursuing a career in:

  • Set Design for Theatre
  • Costume Design for Theatre
  • Set Building for Theatre

Assistant Designers will work closely with Costume and Set Designer Monique Langford to realise the design for NGTC and Secret House’s upcoming production of Albion. Find out more about Monique here.

Key Dates:

Interview Process: 16 June
Zoom interviews will take place with shortlisted designers (evening)

Part 1: 20 Jun – 17 Jul
Assisting with design pre-production for Albion.
Flexible hours, approx 10-20hr commitment

Part 2: 18-26 Jul
Assisting with design realisation for Albion.
Good day time availability required, approx 30hr commitment

Part 3: 13-15 Aug
Assisting with design bump out for Albion.
3-8 hours required post-show on on the 13th and daytime of the 15th

Transition Period : 17 Aug – 04 Sept
Final mentorship session, including identifying and instigating some short terms goals, and giving your feedback on your time in the residency.
Flexible hours, approx 3 hr commitment

Fee: $1,436.50 + Super

To Apply: Email newghoststheatreco@gmail.com with:

  • A brief paragraph about why you’re interested in the position
  • Your interest in Set, Costume and/or Set Building
  • Any relevant experience, including whether you drive
  • Any imagery of previous work (sketches, illustrations, production shots, crafts, etc)
  • Your availability over the production period, in reference to the Key Dates listed above
  • This position is open to designers with and without formal training

We strongly encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island people, people with a disability, people from diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds, LGBTQI+ people, young people and people living/working in Western Sydney.

Questions? Get in contact with us at newghoststheatreco@gmail.com.

Emerging Designer Residency Program – Lighting Design

Applications now open
Closing midnight 12 June

We currently looking for an Assistant Lighting Designer to join our Albion team as part of our Emerging Designer Residency Program. This position would be well suited for a new or emerging Lighting Designer with some previous experience in programming and rigging.

The Assistant Lighting Designer will work closely with our Lighting Designer (soon to be announced) for the NGTC and Secret House’s upcoming production of Albion.

Key Dates:

Interview Process: 7 July
Zoom interviews will take place with shortlisted designers (evening)

Part 1: 9 Jul – 17 Jul
Assisting with design pre-production for Albion.
Flexible hours, approx 10-20hr commitment

Part 2: 18-26 Jul
Assisting with design realisation for Albion.
Good day time availability required, approx 30hr commitment

Part 3: 13-15 Aug
Assisting with design bump out for Albion.
3-8 hours required post-show on on the 13th and daytime of the 15th

Transition Period : 17 Aug – 04 Sept
Final mentorship session, including identifying and instigating some short terms goals, and giving your feedback on your time in the residency.
Flexible hours, approx 3 hr commitment

Fee: $1,436.50 + Super

To Apply: Email newghoststheatreco@gmail.com with:

  • A brief paragraph about why you’re interested in the position
  • Any relevant experience, including in programming, rigging and realising previous Lighting Designs
  • Your availability over the production period, in reference to the Key Dates listed above

We strongly encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island people, people with a disability, people from diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds, LGBTQI+ people, young people and people living/working in Western Sydney.

Questions? Get in contact with us at newghoststheatreco@gmail.com.

New Ghosts & ATLive Presents Livestreamed Reading of Hush by Ciella Williams

COVID-19 shutdowns have devastated Australia’s arts industry, with the small to medium sector one of the hardest hit. We at New Ghosts have experienced this firsthand, with five productions cancelled in the last 18 months. Our latest production, Hush by playwright Ciella Williams, was four weeks into rehearsal when the team was forced to call it quits amidst August’s escalating case numbers and restrictions. Our Darwin touring season, scheduled to open this month, was postponed a few weeks later.

“Cancelling the show was not an option for us”, says Artistic Director Lucy Clements. “It is the debut production of an incredible, regionally based playwright. Our team have been working on it since 2019. We have collaborators who had crossed Australia to make it possible. The idea of booking them flights home without ever getting into a theatre was unthinkable”.

Now Create NSW’s Development Grant program, created in response to the latest lockdowns, have offered us an opportunity to keep our show alive while theatres remain closed. In association with Australian Theatre Live, New Ghosts will present a livestreamed reading of Hush. Accessible to viewers nationwide, the event aims to reignite the project for its creatives and audiences alike, ensuring the work remains active and invigorated whilst eagerly awaiting a postponed 2022 season.

The Hush team on their first day of rehearsal

“This is the second time we have had to postpone this particular production due to COVID-19. Our creatives invest so much into these new Australian works, and we have seen this stop-start process take huge tolls on the artists and art alike. We are so grateful to Create NSW and ATLive for helping us not let that happen to Hush”, says Clements.

Hush is a new Australian work developed by our IGNITE Collective – a female-led, inclusive collective of theatre makers dedicated to the creation of new content by women, for women. Hush is a bold and innovative play in form and content: a magic-realist exploration of five young women’s experiences of birth and pregnancy, presenting honest and uncomfortable perspectives rarely seen on stage.

The play follows Nina, who lies in a pool of her own amniotic fluid in Darwin hospital, alone and paralysed by indecision. Slowly losing her grip on reality, she is visited by her best friend who dreams of a different life for her, and an apparition of her mother as a young woman who will do anything to be forgiven. It is the highly anticipated first full-length play by Darwin sensation, Ciella Williams. Conceived just days after giving birth to her own daughter, Hush cuts through the cultural narratives about motherhood – instead diving into the real fears and harsh realities of young women faced with this transformation.

The livestreamed reading will take place via New Ghosts Theatre Company and Australian Theatre Live’s Facebook page at 7pm AEST on Thursday 21st October. The event will be ‘pay what you can’, with a link to donate available as part of the stream. All funds raised will go towards the 2022 Hush season at Flight Path Theatre.

RSVP to the event here. Those not on Facebook can contact us at newghoststheatreco@gmail.com for access to alternative viewing platforms.