New Ghosts Theatre Company
UNFOLD: A new short festival at the Old Fitz
21st – 24th August 2019
129 Dowling St, Woolloomooloo NSW 2011
‘Pay What You Can’


New Ghosts Theatre Company prides itself in facilitating new work, debuting the best international scripts locally and collaborating with Australia’s most up and coming writers. Following the success of our sold out seasons of Paper Doll in Sydney and Perth, YEN at KXT and the launch of IGNITE, New Ghosts presents UNFOLD: a new short festival at Sydney’s iconic Old Fitz Theatre from the 21st – 24th August 2019.

UNFOLD will bring together playwrights, actors, directors, producers, artists, and reviewers, for a series of networking events, short developments, play readings, and panel discussions, in an effort to promote the importance of new Australian work, and provide opportunities for emerging theatre makers. The festival will be a forum for sharing new ideas, making new connections, and celebrate the art of storytelling.

To increase accessibility, exposure, and support for theatre-makers as well as further engage audiences, UNFOLD will be ‘Pay What You Can’.  With an impressive line-up of programming, audiences will need to get in quick to register their interest!

The Program

UNFOLD Networking | 7pm Wednesday 21st August 2019
Industry, theatre-makers, and artists come together to foster new relationships and discuss the challenges and rewards of making new work.

UNFOLD New Works | Thursday 22nd & Friday 23rd August 2019
Readings will be presented of new Australian works that are in development or ready for a season.

Thursday 22nd of August

6:15pm – Miriam by James Elazzi

7:45pm – Help Yourself by Keziah Warner

9:15pm – I Think I Hate Myself by Jasper Lee-Lindsay

Friday 23rd of August

6:15pm – Hairworm by Emma Wright

7:30pm – April Marlowe’s Abortion by April Marlowe

9:15pm – Christmas Special by Joel Burrows

UNFOLD The Conversation | Saturday 24th August 2019  
6PM The Emerging Playwright Join us for this exciting panel discussion as leading and emerging industry discuss the importance of new work, the process of creation and development, as well as access to opportunities. Featuring Polly Rowe (Sydney Theatre Company), Phil Spencer (Griffin Theatre Company), Jane FitzGerald (Australian Theatre for Young People), and playwrights Tasnim Hossain, Jules Orcullo and Lachlan Philpott. Facilitated by AWGIE Winner, two-time Green Room Award Nominee, and IGNITE resident playwright Katy Warner.

7:30PM The Emerging Producer: Avoiding Disaster Join Dino Dimitriadis (Apocalypse Theatre), Jeremy Waters (Outhouse Theatre), Charlie Falkner (JackRabbit Theatre), Emma Diaz (Aya Productions) and Loredana Cross (New Ghosts Theatre Co.) as they discuss their experiences, and the challenges they’ve faced producing independent theatre. This panel will be facilitated by IGNITE Collective resident actor Chika Ikogwe (The Wolves Belvoir St Theatre, and Normal Old 505 Theatre).

8:45PM Theatre Reviewers: What Makes a Good Show? Join John Shand (SMH), Ben Neutze (Time Out), Diana Simmonds (Stage Noise), Jason Blake (Audrey Journal), Lisa Thatcher, and Cassie Tongue, as they discuss their thoughts on what makes a good show. Do they review new work differently? Do they think new work is important? Are reviews important? Facilitated by Theatre Now’s Lynden Jones, this panel is NOT TO BE MISSED!

To submit a question that you would liked asked at any of the panels, please email newghoststheatreco@gmail.com

Set to challenge and inspire, don’t miss UNFOLD at the Old Fitz Theatre from 21st – 24th August 2019.