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As Resident Dramaturg at ATYP, I get to spend most of my time working with playwrights, who happen to be among my favourite kind of people - interesting, creative, thoughtful, generous and fun too. 

And there’s plenty for playwrights to be getting stuck into at ATYP in March. There’s so much going on I’m not even sure I can fit it all in… but here goes...

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CUSP

Our first production for 2020 opens this month!

The Sydney season of this brilliant production follows a stellar world premiere in Darwin last November. Written by renowned Australian playwright, Mary Anne Butler, audiences have called it "powerful", "emotional", and "moving".

Directed by our very own Fraser Corfield, and featuring an extremely talented cast of young Australian actors, this production will make you laugh, cry, and have you on the edge of your seat!

Don't miss CUSP at the SBW Stables Theatre from 11 March!

BOOK CUSP

FOUNDATION COMMISSIONS

Two amazing opportunities for writers of all ages - applications for our Foundation Commissions open on 9 March.

Submit a synopsis for your idea for a new play and it could be a part of our future seasons! Successful applicants will receive a commission to complete the play, along with dramaturgical support from our dramaturg extraordinaire, Jane FitzGerald.

As hinted to in its name, you get a commission to complete this play - so start working on those ideas!
 

FOUNDATION COMMISSIONS

NATIONAL STUDIO

Applications for our famous National Studio open on 23 March.

This week-long experience is a mecca for all aspiring playwrights, as you work with industry-respected, award-winning mentors to develop your skills and hone your craft.

Who can apply: emerging writers aged 18-26 from all over Australia
When is it: 6-11 July
Where is it: Bundanon, NSW

Don't miss this amazing experience and opportunity to grow as a writer. 
 

NATIONAL STUDIO

APRIL SCHOOL HOLIDAY WORKSHOPS

It's that time already - our school holiday drama workshops are on sale!

If you're itching (or know someone who might be) to spend a week immersing yourself in performance fun and learning, then this program is perfect for you.

We have workshops for Kindergarten to HSC Year 12 ranging from comedy to screen acting, Shakespeare to musical theatre, and an in-depth study of recent play Impending Everyone.

Take a look at what's on offer and book at early bird prices!

BOOK APRIL WORKSHOPS

SPARKLY SH✨T

After a successful series in 2019, our popular scratch nights are back for 2020. Sparkly Sh*t is a chance to meet fellow artists, present a project you’re working on or like enough to show (new or existing, no matter how rough), or even just perform because, why not! If you’re interested in presenting or performing, check out the scratch night guidelines (there aren’t many!) and submit your interest. Alternatively, if you want to come along and support your fellow artists we’d love that too! Hit the link and send us your sparkles✨

SPARKLY SH*T

OFFERS FROM OUR FRIENDS...

BELVOIR ST THEATRE  

Dance Nation is the crushingly funny satire by Clare Barron, about a dance troupe somewhere in America preparing for the biggest contest of their lives. This smash hit play has taken New York and London by storm, and is now coming to Belvoir St Theatre 14 March – 12 April.

To win a double pass to the 6:30pm 15 March preview, email your contact details to competition@belvoir.com.au with the subject ‘ATYP DANCE NATION’
RIVERSIDE THEATRES

Dive into a wondrous realm of stunning visual projections, jaw-dropping acrobatics and awe-inspiring artistry with Aurora. The latest creation by Circus Oz draws on the pristine beauty of the elements, exploring what was, what is, and what could be.

For your chance to win one of three double pass to Aurora on Saturday 18 April at 7:30pm, simply email
marketing_riverside@cityofparramatta.nsw.gov.au with the subject line Competition Entry: Aurora. Competition ends 9 March. Goodluck!
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