Our annual April – December Development Season is the cornerstone of The Blue Room Theatre’s artistic program. Each year, it sees around 14 independent new works offered unparalleled support from conception to presentation in our two black box theatre spaces for a series of three week seasons diverse in form, content, genre, artists and practice.
We welcome applications from artists who are looking to challenge themselves and their form, explore new territory, grow their skills, diversify participation in the arts, comment on contemporary life, push boundaries and offer new experiences. Artists and companies whose work is selected to be produced during the Development Season are offered unparalleled support across all aspects of their production.
The April – December Development Season is programmed through a rotating independent panel of peer assessors chosen by The Blue Room Theatre. Peers change from season to season, and the assessors aim to curate a program of works in a way that fulfils our purpose of championing independent artists, new work, and new ways of making work in consideration of the selection criteria.
Due to COVID-19, between April and August, we will be re-programming cancelled season shows from 2020. We have new opportunities for new works to be programmed from August – December 2021.
Please read the information pack below, and apply by 4pm, 24 March 2021 to be part of this season.
Image credit: The Jellyman by Rhiannon Petersen, photo by Tashi Hall
Key Dates and Information Sessions
Development Season 2021
Info Pack Released and Applications Open: 17 February 2021
Applications Due: 4pm, 24 March 2021
Notification By: by 23 April 2021
Season Dates: September – December 2021
Applicants may book a one-on-one meeting with The Blue Room Theatre’s Programming Team ahead of applying. This is a requirement for first time applicants.
For more infomation, please visit blueroom.org.au/apply/2021-season