Street Theatre’s Early Phase 2021 recipients announced

Liam Budge, Emily Clark, Farnoush Parsiavashi and Maura Pierlot will each receive $5000 plus coaching and peer exchange to bring their ideas to conceptual treatment with a professional theatre company.

The Street says the program is an investment in artists and new work in response to the severe impact COVID-19 has had on the arts community.

Barbie speaks to Early Phase recipient Farnoush Parsiavashi

From October 2021 to January 2022, Budge, Clark, Parsiavashi and Pierlot will work with The Street to investigate, clarify and articulate their ideas.

Collectively, they will share their concept development process and individually work with a coach to prepare for pitching their work to a panel of Australian live theatre producers. Throughout the program they will develop an understanding of the creative and producing process of The Street.

Building on their Early Phase work last year, playwrights Adam Broinowski and Dylan Van Den Berg will be entering  into the second phase of development of their early concept works.

The Street is also working in development with Associate artists CJ Bowerbird on his play Coward’s Punch and with Anna Johnstone and Stefanie Lekkas on their development of highly physical children’s theatre piece, Mud.

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