We’re delighted to announce our 2016 INK playwrights.
Thanks to the Malcolm Robertson Foundation, we’re able to accept a record number of new works for development in 2016-2017.
These extraordinary writers are at varying stages in their careers, ranging from emerging artists to very experienced playwrights. Each has inspired the Ensemble with their proposal, and we can’t wait to jump into script development!
In 2016 we’re also continuing to work with current INK playwrights, the wonderful Josephine Collins and Morgan Rose.
A big thank you to all the writers who submitted their work this year, and congratulations to those who were shortlisted:
Mary Rachel Brown
Mary Anne Butler
Li Kim Chuah
About the INK program.
Red Stitch actors are inspired by great writing. INK is Red Stitch’s initiative to develop new Australian plays.
We believe a meaningful engagement with Australian writers is vital to our theatre community and an investment in helping to shape our cultural identity. We love Australian stories and we want to bring a variety of voices to our stage from both at home and abroad.
INK seeks playwrights who are passionate about an original idea for a new play who also have an interest in collaborating with the Red Stitch ensemble actors. We want to work with writers who are committed to their idea and ready to go the distance, as we understand that play development is a complex process. INK is determined to develop and nurture work to its fullest potential in the pursuit of artistic collaboration and excellent writing.
If you are a playwright with a story you believe in and a desire to collaborate with our ensemble, we want to hear from you!
INK is proudly supported by our Kindred patrons the Kestin Family. Stay tuned for updates for 2017 Application dates & deadlines.
How to Apply
Applications are currently closed, and will reopen for 2017 submissions later this year.
Applications that do not include all the requested submission materials by the deadline are considered ineligible and cannot be assessed. If you have concerns regarding your application, you can contact us at email@example.com no later than five business days before the submission deadline.
Applicants must satisfy one of the following criteria to be eligible for this program:
- One previously performed season of writing for theatre or film, either short or long form (to be submitted) OR
- A graduate diploma, bachelor or higher writing course or recommendation from respected industry writing professional
Josephine Collins – The Way Out
Caleb Lewis – The Honey Bees
Morgan Rose – Untitled
We sincerely thank all the applicants for their proposals. We were so encouraged by the response from the diverse group of writers from around Australia.
Previous Writing Collaborations
We’re proud to have collaborated with the following artists.
The Honey Bees by Caleb Lewis
Director Ella Caldwell
Red Stitch Season 2016
Jurassica by Dan Giovanonni
Director Bridget Balodis
Red Stitch Season 2015
Jurassica was developed with assistance of the Istituto Italiano di Cultura, Melbourne.
Dead Centre by Tom Holloway
Director Julian Meyrick
Red Stitch Season 2015
Darwin Festival 2015
Brisbane Festival 2015Director Julian Meyrick
Old Fitz Theatre, Sydney 2015
Dead Centre was developed with the assistance of the City of Port Phillip
The Mesh by Elise Hearst, Collaboration with Arthur
Director Paige Rattray
Red Stitch Season 2014
The Mesh was developed with the assistance of the Robert Salzer Foundation and the City of Port Phillip
Stop.Rewind by Melissa Bubnic
Director Anne Browning
Red Stitch 2010 Season
National Tour 2012 [/one_third]
Red Sky Morning by Tom Holloway
Director Sam Strong
Red Stitch 2008 Season
The Fairfax Theatre Arts Centre (2009 Full Tilt)
National Tour 2010
Red Sky Morning was developed with the assistance of the Australia Council for the Arts, The RE Ross Trust and Arts Victoria.
ROAM by Adam Cass
Director Gary Abrahams
“Together we’ve produced a work that is deeper and has infinitely more layers than anything I’ve come close to creating before.” – Adam Cass, Red Stitch Writers