NIDA and Sydney Theatre Company announce opportunity for Australia’s writers
Ashlee Smale | On 21, May 2020
The Sydney Theatre Company (STC) and National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA) have announced their collaboration, which will give one applicant the opportunity for theatrical work to be developed and considered for future production.
The NIDA and STC Pathways Commission, which is available to a NIDA writing graduate, will see both companies collaborate as STC’s directors and NIDA’s emerging actors are involved in the process.
The selected writer will have the unique opportunity of working with the combined artistic forces of the Sydney Theatre Company Literary Manager Polly Rowe, Artistic Director Kip Williams, and NIDA’s Head of Writing Dr Stephen Sewell.
‘I am thrilled that we are partnering with NIDA for the STC and NIDA Pathways Commission program,’ said STC Artistic Director Kip Williams. ‘Sydney Theatre Company has a long history of nurturing new and exciting Australian voices and programs like this are a wonderful way to help create direct connections between us and educational institutions. There are so many talented playwrights in our community and it is vital that organisations like Sydney Theatre Company and NIDA create pathways that help their entry into the professional industry.’
NIDA CEO Liz Hughes said, ‘NIDA is delighted to be collaborating with the STC to support the development of new Australian work with this Pathways Commission. NIDA deeply values strong relationships with Industry and are delighted to be working again with the STC, a pivotal performing arts company with a strong commitment to fostering Australian writing. NIDA appreciates the generous support of the Longes Family towards the STC and NIDA Pathways Commission.’
The exciting opportunity, which is helping to create a pathway to the professional industry, has a submission deadline for June 8. To find out if you meet the criteria to apply, click the link below.