Thanks for your applications!

The call for participants for our Fresh Ink National Studio, taking place at Riversdale, NSW, the week Monday 5th December to Saturday 10th December, is now closed.

The 11 selected for the Studio will join our 2012 Fresh Ink writers for the week. Find out about the playwrights leading the Studio, here.

I realised just how many voices exist around our large country, and the importance of (and excitement in) hearing these voices and perspectives on stage.

They will take part in masterclasses, workshops, roundtable discussions and one-to-one tutorials, all shaped to develop their skills and practice as a writer. It’s an idyllic spot to inspire their creativity, to connect with a community of like-minded writers and to form friendships and connections that will stand them in good stead for a career as a writer.

The focus of this year’s Studio will be the monologue, and across the week they will be working towards producing one, fully-realised piece, that will have received feedback and support from their 17 peers and some of the leading practitioners in Australian theatre.

From the 18 pieces produced, we will be selecting 10 that will go forward to form our monologue showcase, which will take place in February 2012. This year’s show, Tell It Like It Isn’t, was a huge success, and the participants will have a chance to be part of something just as exciting next year.

To whet your appetite, do read playwright Jessica Bellamy’s experiences of last year’s Studio, here.

You can find out about the 7 Fresh Ink writers who they could be working alongside, here.

Who were we looking for?

  • Young writers between 18 and 26 and free to attend the workshop for the full week of Monday 5th to Saturday 10th December.
  • Australian citizens and resident in the country.
  • They don’t need to be published or performed writers, but they will need to show an active interest in writing for the theatre.

What were we offering?

  • Participation is just $300 regardless of where in Australia the participant was from. This $300 was their contribution (we cover all the rest) towards airfare, travel from Sydney to Riversdale, accommodation and food.

We can’t wait to tell you who has been selected…we just need to crack on and chose!

Thanks to everyone who applied and we will be in touch shortly.

Also recommended:

Join our Facebook page, here.
Read Caleb on writing monologues, here.
Read playwright Van Badham’s Top Ten Tips for Playwrights, here.
Watch Joe Lawlor and Christine Molloy’s powerful monologue, Moore Street, here.
Read more about Fresh Ink, here.

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