Putting the Nation on Stage

Directors of Parramatta

Applications for 2020 now open.

The aim of this program is to create a space for directors to attend productions and participate in a conversation with a theatrical professional about the craft of playwriting and directing and also a chance to interact with Playwrights of Parramatta. This is a professional development opportunity available for up to 10 successful applicants.

We would like to invite applications from directors with a proven commitment to Western Sydney to be part of our Directors of Parramatta (DOP) 2020 program. The aim of the 2020 DOP program is to create a space for directors to attend new productions and participate in a conversation with a theatrical professional to engage with the craft of directing. This process is a professional development opportunity to enhance the DOP participant’s directing skills.

This is an intimate, exclusive offer for up to 10 successful applicants. See below for eligibility, application form and T&C’s. This is your chance to learn from Various Arts Industry Professionals. This program is not the forum for pitching your projects, please see our website pages on ParraPitch and Creative Hello for this.

About the Program:

NTofP invites DOP participants to a selection of theatrical productions at Riverside Theatres. After the show, a theatrical professional will facilitate a discussion about the work. Tickets to these performances’ will be included in the program. Participants must attend the post show discussion to receive tickets.

 

2020 POP/DOP Performance Schedule

Date Show Show Time
Saturday 21 March 2020 POP 1 – Family Values 2:15pm
Tuesday 31 March 2020  

POP 2 – Cusp

6:30pm
Saturday 9 May 2020 POP 3 – Grace under Pressure 2.15pm
   Saturday 30 May 2020  

POP 4 – Good with maps

 

2:15pm
Wednesday 10 June 2020  

POP 5 – My Robot

 

6:30pm
Saturday 20 June 2020 POP 6 –Launch Pad Double Bill:

The Sorry Mum Project and Let Me Know When You Get Home (NTofP)

2:15pm
Saturday 1 August 2020  

POP 7 – Freud’s Last Session

2:15pm
Saturday 29 August 2020  

POP 8 – Blue Bones

 

2:15pm
Saturday 26 September 2020  

POP 9 – Zombie Thoughts (NTofP)

3:00pm
Saturday 14 November 2020  

POP 10 – Things I could never tell Steven (NTofP)

 

2:15pm

 

 


Applicants must demonstrate a proven commitment to Western Sydney.

Eligibility

  1. Applicants must have a demonstrated commitment to directing.
  2. Successful applicants will be advised at the end of February
  3. Applicants should be available to participate for the Program period, which runs from 21 March to 14 November 2020.
  4. The successful applicants will need to pay a $100.00 membership fee. If you have an income issue, please email NTofP outlining this, for assessment. Please send emails to CBayley@nationaltheatreofparramatta.com.au

Terms and Conditions (T & C’s)

It is expected that participants will commit to the following T & C’s and if participants do not, NTofP reserves the right to discontinue involvement in the program. Membership fees will not be reimbursed should this occur.

It is expected that participants will commit to the following:

  • Attend a minimum of seven plays at Riverside Theatres from the above dates, including at least two National Theatre of Parramatta productions. Participants are required to show their commitment to the program by attending the required number of events.
  • Submit a report if requested, evaluating the performance and discussion attended of a nominated play.
  • Successful applicants are required to join our POP/DPD Facebook group, for updates and communications. Participants are required to attend the post show discussion. We are not able to issue show tickets if participants are unable to attend the post show discussion.

 

APPLICATIONS CLOSED

 

 

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