Funding for regional theatre projects

Published: 27 Sep 2016

Funding for eight theatre projects set to take place in towns across NSW will see regional arts audiences enjoy new productions, workshops, plays and performances from established theatre company's, groups and collectives.

The Regional Theatre Project (Arts NSW) funds plays and performances that engage and develop regional arts, cultural workers and audiences.

In the latest round of funding, eight art organisations have benefited from a share of almost $400,000 in funds to produce major performances for local audiences.

Audiences in Albury, Bathurst, Mullumbimby, Shoalhaven, Newcastle, the Upper Hunter, Wagga Wagga, Muswellbrook and Dubbo can look forward to new theatre works presented, produced and performed by people living in their local area.

Arts organisations receiving the Regional Theatre Project funds are:

HotHouse Theatre, Albury: in partnership with Sport for Jove Theatre Co. for the outdoor performance of The Long Float.

Flying Fruit Fly Circus Foundation, Albury: in collaboration with Murray Arts, the Sydney Opera House and Albury City Council for the production of Stunt Lounge.

Spaghetti Circus, Mullumbimby: in partnership with Stalker Theatre a circus and stilt performance will be produced based on the Lewis Carroll poem 'Jabberwocky'.

Bathurst Memorial Entertainment Centre (BMEC) & Australian Theatre for Young People (ATYP), Bathurst & Sydney: for an original contemporary theatre production which aims to have seasons at the BMEC and the ATYP.

Bundanon Trust, Bundanoon: in partnership with Shoalhaven City Council for the production of Snake Sessions by contemporary performance company Branch Nebula.

Tantrum Youth Arts, Newcastle & Bathurst: for a new theatre work Hello, Stranger created by Paper Cut Contemporary Performance Collective.

Arts Upper Hunter, the Hunter: for the one day Upper Hunter Theatre Forum.

Eastern Riverina Arts, Wagga Wagga & Dubbo: for a new play by emerging and established writers from the Riverina region.

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