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A Week in the Country – by Jessica Bellamy

A Week in the Country – by Jessica Bellamy

Last week, commissioned Playwright Julian Larnach, Mentor Jessica Bellamy and Creative Producer Claire Harris got together at HotHouse Thetare’s Country House for the first in a series of residencies to develop Julian’s work for staging in OTYP’s 2015 Season. We were lucky enough to work with HotHouse’s Studio Ensemble, meet some new cow friends and bask in the sunshine and sounds of country life. Jessica, with her usual with and humour, tells us all about it. She really does love us huh?! A Week in the Country The thing about working with Outback Theatre for Young People is: it never [...]

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Outback Theatre for Young People (OTYP) Announces Winner of Riverina Playwright Commission

Outback Theatre for Young People (OTYP) Announces Winner of Riverina Playwright Commission

Outback Theatre for Young People has today announced Julian Larnach, winner of the EMERGE: Riverina Playwright Commission. Julian’s Play, M.I.A, will be developed through a comprehensive mentoring process with Jessica Bellamy, and is set to premiere at Griffith Regional Theatre in June 2015, tour to Deniliquin and finish with a season at Australian Theatre for Young People in Sydney. The play examines the early interactions between Griffith farmers and the Calabrian mafia – both friendly and feisty – and the repercussions felt by the next generation. It taps into a very difficult period in rural young people’s lives – the [...]

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Outback Story Generator

Outback Story Generator

Outback Story Generator is an online story-sharing project that engaged young people from the small towns of Hay, Griffith and Deniliquin in southwest NSW. This project reached over 200 young people across 300 kilometres and ran from the 3rd March to the 17th April 2014. Playwright Jessica Bellamy worked with young people to develop their unique ‘Outback’ stories. The stories were developed in a variety of forms such as monologues, scripts, short stories, radio plays, poems, and songs. We then shared them on the Outback Story Hub. In addition to showcasing student work, the site has created connections between young [...]

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EMERGE: Riverina Playwright Commission

EMERGE: Riverina Playwright Commission

EMERGE: Riverina Playwright Commission Sharing Regional Stories with the World Submissions Now Closed   ABOUT THE COMMISSION Outback Theatre for Young People is offering a $10,000 playwriting commission and mentorship for a young regional playwright to create a work (50 Minutes to and hour, one act) that brings regional voices and stories to the stage. The EMERGE Commission will nurture an emerging Playwright’s professional growth through a mentoring process in 2014, resulting in a play that shares an authentic regional voice and the potential for it to be staged as part of OTYP’s 2015 season.  The commission and mentorship includes: [...]

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artsHub Award

artsHub Award

  We are so honoured to have been selected as the People’s Choice for artsHub’s ‘Innovation Award for a group, organisation or company’  for Secret Places: The Connections Project.  The award recognises an innovative achievement by a group, organisation or company, meaning ‘a notable highly creative and original piece of work produced by a group of artists, arts organisation or company’. The artsHub awards were developed to “recognise those who create and support work that is exciting, engaging, challenging or simply excellent and to offer recognition of unique and upcoming Australian artists… (and) aims to encourage and recognise creativity and achievement [...]

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