Applications are now open for the two-year Contemporary Asian Australian Performance (CAAP) Directors Initiative at Melbourne Theatre Company.
The initiative, aimed at unearthing, nurturing and developing Asian Australian directors for the stage, is a partnership between CAAP, MTC, Queensland Theatre and Sydney Theatre Company.
The CAAP Directors Initiative begins with a one-week workshop at each company, which will provide high-level skills training and an opportunity to identify potential candidates for the full two-year program.
The initial workshop at Melbourne Theatre Company will take place from 12-16 May, facilitated by MTC Associate Directors Sarah Goodes and Dean Bryant.
Following this workshop, participants for the two-year tailored training program will be selected.
The first year will include skills-based lectures, close up observation of mainstage productions, directing workshops, 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.
MTC Artistic Director Brett Sheehy said, ‘MTC is delighted to be a part of the CAAP Directors Initiative along with our friends at Queensland Theatre and Sydney Theatre Company. Together we will be offering ongoing opportunities to nurture and develop the next generation of Asian Australian directors.’
Artists of Asian Australian heritage from related disciplines, as well as those with training or experience in directing, are encouraged to apply.
It is not compulsory to attend the workshop in May to be considered for the two-year program. Those who are unable to attend the workshop are still encouraged to apply. Applications close 5pm, 23 April 2018.
For more information about the CAAP Directors Initiative and the application process visit mtc.com.au/artistaccess.