Fresh after the success of its sold seasons of Paper Doll Sydney and Perth, and YEN at Kings Cross Theatre, 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 performers, between the ages of 20-30.
New Ghosts has been creating and presenting high quality new works in the independent sector for the last four years. With few works written for women in the 20-30 age bracket and a history of their auditions having three females for every one male competing for roles of this age, this over saturated and undernourished demographic has become a high priority for the indie theatre company.
Under the stewardship of New Ghosts Artistic Director Lucy Clements and Executive Producer Loredana Cross, New Ghosts have brought together the incredible writing talents of the following playwrights:
★ Emme Hoy (STC Emerging Writer’s Program, recipient of the 2017 Belvoir Philip Parson’s Fellowship)
★ Natesha Somasundaram (2018 MTC Resident Playwright and 2019 Green Room Award nominee)
★ Gretel Vella (screenwriter for Doctor Doctor, winner of the 2018 ATYP Foundation Commission)
★ Katy Warner (Shortlisted for Theate503 Playwriting Award & Green Room Award, winner of Melbourne Fringe Peoples Choice Award & WA Touring Award)