Contemporary Asian Australian Performance, Queensland Theatre,
Melbourne Theatre Company and Sydney Theatre Company announce
CAAP Directors Initiative
IMAGE: JOHN MA
Contemporary Asian Australian Performance (CAAP), in partnership with Melbourne Theatre Company, Queensland Theatre and Sydney Theatre Company is proud to announce the CAAP Directors Initiative, aimed at unearthing, nurturing and developing Asian Australian directors for the stage.
Together the four companies are committed to working to identify, develop and embed Asian Australian directors in the three largest state theatre companies in Australia.
CAAP Directors Initiative offers a tailored training program over two years for selected participants in Melbourne, Brisbane and Sydney.
The first year will include directing workshops, close up observation of mainstage productions and a range of professional development and networking opportunities. In its second year, the program will provide hands-on directorial training and engagement with the host companies.
The Initiative begins with a one-week workshop in each city, which will provide high-level skills training and an opportunity for each of the Company directors to identify potential candidates for the full two-year program. The workshop is not compulsory for participation in the remainder of the Initiative.
Applications are now open for Queensland Theatre. Artists of Asian Australian heritage from related disciplines and those with training or experience in directing are encouraged to apply.
Applications open: 15 February 2018
Directing workshop: 12 - 16 March
Facilitated by Associate Artistic Director Paige Rattray
Melbourne Theatre Company
Applications open: 2 April 2018
Directing workshop: 14 - 18 May 2018
Facilitated by Associate Directors Sarah Goodes and Dean Bryant
Sydney Theatre Company
Applications open: 26 March 2018
Directing workshop: 14 - 18May 2018
Facilitated by Directing Associate Jessica Arthur