IN THIS E-NEWS
– ANGEL MONSTER | OPENING THIS WEEK
– WORK WITH US | MARKETING + PRODUCING INTERN
– EVERY LOVELY TERRIBLE THING | REHEARSAL IMAGES
– DRY LAND | MEET THE TEAM
– DR ROB VS
– 2025 EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST OPEN
– PIPER AT ST KILDA FESTIVAL
– SASSY RED PR WORKSHOP
~ opening this week ~
by phluxus2dance + cluster arts
4 – 14 february at theatre works
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ ‘Unmissable!’ – Everywhere Theatre
ANGEL MONSTER is powerful full-femme-full-bodied dance-theatre from one of Queensland’s most prolific award-winning dance artists Phluxus2 Dance Collective, and choreographed by Nerida Matthaei.
Explosive choreography ignites and combusts as an army of dancers wrestle inside in a visceral conversation where the agenda is Equality, Ownership and Respect. Angel Monster is a crash-tackle, a requiem and a call to arms for sisters, mothers, angels and monsters alike.
~ interns wanted ~
WORK WITH US!
marketing + producing internships
Two exciting opportunities for Theatre Lovers! Join Theatre Works as a Marketing or Producing Intern and help deliver our exciting 2024 Program! We are seeking dedicated interns to join our dynamic team for some hands-on experience in the world of theatre production.
This is a volunteer one-day a week position.
What We’re Looking For:
– Passion for the arts and live performances
– Strong communication and organisational skills
– Ability to work collaboratively in a creative environment
What You’ll Gain:
– Practical experience in marketing and producing for the arts
– Networking opportunities within Melbourne’s vibrant theatre community
– Insights into the behind-the-scenes workings one of the country’s biggest independent theatres
APPLICATIONS CLOSE FRIDAY 16TH FEBRUARY
Interviews will be held the following week for successful candidates.
Image: MOTHERLOD_^E by Frenzy Theatre Co (2023) Image by Daniel Rabin
~ coming soon to theatre works ~
EVERY LOVELY TERRIBLE THING
by adam fawcett | dir by justin nott
29 february – 16 march at theatre works
IF YOU CAN STAND UP TO YOUR FAMILY, YOU CAN STAND UP TO ANYONE.
Step inside the tumultuous world of the Colemans as they prepare to take on their greatest adversary yet: Themselves.
A universal tale of love, courage and intergenerational trauma, this darkly comedic new Australian play boldly examines why families stay together – and what happens when they can’t.
~ coming soon to explosives factory ~
by ruby rae spiegel | dir by olivia staaf
28 february – 9 march at explosives factory
Dry Land by Ruby Rae Spiegel is an unflinching play about reproductive rights, the resilience and intimacy of young women, and what happens in a girls’ change room after a high school swimming pool has closed.
Amy is a striking teenager with rough edges and harsh eyeliner. On the precipice of adulthood and with dreams of being a writer, Amy has the chance to make a future for herself beyond her infamous reputation at high school. But when she faces an unplanned pregnancy, Amy must seek help from her teammate Ester, an awkward but talented swimmer with as many secrets as Amy.
~ special event at theatre works ~
DR ROB VS | EPISODE ONE
A new podcast by Robert Reid about Australian Theatre recorded live in front of a foyer/cafe audience.
Episode One: Dr Rob Vs. Independent Theatre
SATURDAY 24 FEB – 2:00PM
THEATRE WORKS CAFE
It might change its costume now and then, but independent theatre in Australia has been doing the same act for more than fifty years now.
In this pilot episode, Dr Rob examines contemporary independent Australian theatre as it is, how it got this way, and how it fits into the bigger picture of Australian theatre as a whole.
~ now open ~
2025 EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST
major projects + festival works
APPLICATIONS CLOSE MON 26 FEB
Theatre Works is thrilled to announce an open call for expressions of interest (EOI) from artists and producers. This year, we’re casting our net wide, seeking ambitious new projects that dream big. Whether your work requires extensive lead times, is primed for funding opportunities, or is a potential VCE Playlist masterpiece, we want to hear from you.
In addition, we’re celebrating diversity and innovation through our Midsumma Festival programming, spotlighting LGBTQIA+ makers and stories, and our Sooo Fresh Summer Fest, dedicated to showcasing the talents of exceptional early-career artists.
We’ve streamlined our initial EOI process to be as simple as possible, understanding that your time is precious. While shortlisted applicants will later need to provide comprehensive project pitches—including budgets, timelines, and plans for marketing and accessibility—you’re welcome to submit these materials now to strengthen your application.
Why so early?
In a conscious effort to better support our artistic community, we’re launching our call for EOIs earlier than usual. We recognise the challenges that programming timelines can pose to artists, at times limiting their ability to fully develop and fund their works. By opening our inboxes now, we aim to give you the space and time needed to bring your creative visions to life, with Theatre Works as your supportive venue partner.
Key Dates: EOIs are now open, with a closing deadline of 10 am, Monday 26th February.
Don’t miss this opportunity to be part of our vibrant, diverse lineup of projects. And for those who need a bit more time, rest assured—there’ll be another opportunity to throw your hat in the ring later in the year.
~ this weekend at st kilda festival ~
The PIPER ensemble is performing at the Clocktower on the esplanade for St Kilda Festival!!
THIS SUNDAY – 18th February 2024 2:00pm – 2:45pm
See their theatrical activation that uses public urban space to unpack the classic tale of the Pied Piper of Hamelin. Full of glitter, for all ages it’s dancing, singing and poetry from 20 kick arse female & non-binary artists.
This event is fully captioned and will have a live audio describer on site. And best of all… IT’S FREE!! See you on Sunday!
our friends around Melbourne…
PUBLICITY 101 WITH SASSY RED PR
online workshop with eleanor howlett
An event designed to empower independent artists when working with the media.
Created by Eleanor Howlett, Publicity 101 with Sassy Red PR is an online workshop for artists and art makers offering priceless intel on how to effectively action publicity for their events and shows.
Running for two hours from 6pm on Wednesday the 21st of February, Publicity 101 with Sassy Red PR has been designed to supply independent artists with a solid foundation to action this aspect of their work themselves.
14 Acland Street
St Kilda, Vic 3182