IGNITE COLLECTIVE – EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST

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Fresh after the success of Paper Doll and Fracture at Sydney’s the Old Fitz Theatre, its acclaimed Sydney and Perth seasons of The Wind in the Underground, and YEN at KXT, New Ghosts Theatre Company launches IGNITE COLLECTIVE, a ground-breaking initiative that partners emerging and established female playwrights and creatives to create works for female actors, between the ages of 20-30.

New Ghosts has been creating and presenting high quality new works in the independent sector for the last 4 years, and throughout this time we have acknowledged that roles currently being written for women are predominantly either of mothers (30+) or teenagers (14-19), with few works written for women in the 20-30 age bracket. In our history of auditions, we have seen 3 females for every 1 male competing for roles of this age. This demographic has therefore become a high priority for us, and we are
committed to creating new works to fill this industry gap.

The Playwrights
Under the stewardship of New Ghosts Artistic Director Lucy Clements and Executive Producer Loredana Cross, New Ghosts have brought the incredible writing talents of Gretel Vella (screenwriter for Doctor Doctor, winner of the 2018 ATYP Foundation Commission), Emme Hoy (STC Emerging Writer’s Program, recipient of the 2017 Belvoir Philip Parson’s Fellowship), Katy Warner (Shortlisted for Theate503 Playwriting Award & Green Room Award, winner of Melbourne Fringe People’s Choice Award & WA Touring Award) and Natesha Somasundaram (2018 MTC Resident Playwright) to create new works specifically for these strong, creative and talented women, that we are now on a mission to bring into this collective!

Who we are looking for?
10 talented female identifying actors between the ages of 20-30 to be part of the collective as ongoing and resident collaborators. DIVERSITY IS STRONGLY ENCOURAGED.

What’s involved?
These 10 actors will work with the collective to develop each script, with a 10 hander to be staged at Kings Cross Theatre in December 2019.

Script development will begin in March 2019 and actors will be required for up to 6 development workshops between March and September.

Rehearsals will take place from October to December 2019 with the season taking place from 11th – 22nd December 2019.

The mission?
To develop and present 4 new works annually. Payment will be profit-share with an aim to secure funding for 2020 and move to award wages.

The possibilities?
Regional and national touring.

What we need from you!
If you are a female identifying actor and between the ages of 20 and 30, and would like to be a part of IGNITE COLLECTIVE send us your CV, head shot and a link to your show reel (if applicable) by emailing newghoststheatreco@gmail.com, with the subject line ‘EOI IGNITE COLLECTIVE’.

Expressions of interest are open until 14th January 2019, with auditions taking place in late January and February 2019. Whilst New Ghosts strive to see as many performers as possible, audition places will be limited.