Archive for July, 2017

I had the privilege of being selected for and attending this professional development program in Melbourne during the Melbourne Festival in late 2016.
For a regionally based artist such opportunities are rare and invaluable, as a refresher both in terms of current practice and networking with other theatre makers.
Modelled on the New York Lincoln Centre’s Directors Lab program, the Melbourne Lab was lead by Theatre Works Artistic Director John Sheedy over 8 intensive days – forums, workshops and attending Festival performances.
Gathered were 30 directors at different stages of their careers, with widely diverse practice, approaches and styles, working for sometimes 14 hours a day.
For myself, a great opportunity to reflect on what place theatre making might have in late career as an arts practitioner.
The video Theatre Works produced gives you a great insight into the experience.

2016 Directors Lab: Melbourne Feature from Theatre Works on Vimeo.