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StageAndStream – Weekly Streaming Theatre Links – April 17

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Every Friday the Critical Stages Touring team posts this list of links to streaming opportunities and performances from artists. It’s our little round-up of what’s available now and over the coming week, with a preference for Australian and New Zealand works from independent artists. Donation links will take you directly to donations for that project – please consider supporting the artists who entertain you, so they can keep entertaining you when you need them most.

Have something? Send your show details, including performance times and links along with a hero image, to robbi@criticalstages.com.au or complete the form here: www.forms.gle/7hhm87S3XwSsM6Ez8. We are especially keen to hear from independent artists and those streaming accessible performances.

Stage And Stream Links

AUSTRALIA / NZ BY DATE

Friday 17th April

  • JANE COMFORT AND CO 40TH ANNIVERSARY RETROSPECTIVE
    Jane Comfort’s dance and physical theatre co produced this performance at Melbourne’s La Mama in 2018 and it went on to win a Bessie Award for Outstanding Revivial. 22 former and current members of the company take to the stage.
    On-Demand – Free, limited time (until 19th April), please donate
    VIMEO – www.vimeo.com/314900241
  • JUNK – FLYING FRUIT FLY CIRCUS
    JUNK made us all want to run away with the circus back in 2017, and now you can watch it again. See Australia’s world famous circus for young people transform a 1940’s rural junkyard into a magical landscape. Stream the full performance for free on ABC iView. Closed Captions.
    On-Demand – Free
    www.iview.abc.net.au

Saturday 18th April

  • SONGS UNSUNG – DANIEL ASSETTA
    Daniel’s new show was scheduled for a Sydney cabaret venue in May but, you know. So, he’s inviting you to share in the songs he hummed along to night after night backstage, the tunes he belted out in the shower for no one, and the melodies that kept him company on the road. Finally, it’s Daniel’s chance to sing all the songs that ever went unsung… by him. Until now.
    7pm AEST, Free – please donate
    YOUTUBE – https://youtu.be/7LaefXAFb70
  • LOUNGE ROOM SESSIONS
    Lounge Room Sessions is a comedy, drag, burlesque and DJ live-streamed event, hosted by Sarah Marriott, brought to you by Australian performers every Saturday night during isolation.
    8pm AEST – Free, please donate
    YOUTUBE – www.youtube.com/channel/UC9wZ8NKqvZQG7e3Swuf2vcQ
  • SEQUIN SESSIONS – SATURDAY EDITION
    Join cabaret artiste and star of ‘A Migrant’s Son‘, Michaela Burger, for some grown up cabaret direct from her the sequin cave itself. Music, banter and plenty of glitter. After her killer concert at Geelong Arts Centre this week Michaela is primed for a great show!
    8pm AEST – Free, please donate.
    www.michaelaburger.live
  • STONEWALL LIVE
    Presented in partnership with Queerscreen and Undefine Media, Sydney’s iconcic Stonewall Hotel brings together a mulitplicity of artists from the city’s queer community every week. This week features politician Alex Greenwich, comedian Steph Tisdell, cabaret star Bob Downe, Carla from Bankstown, Penny Tration, Isaiah, DJ Ray Isaac and model Jade Kevin Foster. Hosted by Minnie Cooper and Steven Milne.
    8pm AEST – Free, please donate
    www.stonewall.live

Sunday 19th April

  • AFTERNOON TEA WITH BOOFF
    Booff (Clint Bolster) is not your usual afternoon tea host. This clown with a twist is live every Sunday enjoying tea with artists, actors and performers from around Australia. Guests this week include performer, director and teacher Helen Cassidy (Erotic Intelligence for Dummies); the man behind a thousand fight scenes, Scott Witt, and Tasmanian actor and clown doctor Sara Cooper (The Gloaming, The Mares).
    3:30-4:30pm AEST – Free, please donate.
    FACEBOOK – www.facebook.com/clint.bolster
  • THE TAMING OF THE SHREW – STREAMED SHAKESPEARE
    The fourth live-streamed, video conference staged reading of Shakespeare’s work will be The Taming of the Shrew, presented by Australian independent theatre makers, and directed by Tom Peach This weekly event is shaping up to be a must-see for local Shakespeare fans.
    2pm AEST – Free, please donate
    FACEBOOK –  www.facebook.com/StreamedShakespeare/
  • GREG GOULD – 1998
    Greg Gould launches his new 90s duets album 1998 in a unique weekly live stream series with international special guests, interviews, live karaoke, games and exclusive live performances from some of the worlds best – week 1 guests include Home & Away‘s Lynne McGranger, Jack Jack Jackie Joanne, iconic vocalist Inaya Day and Bardot’s Katie Underwood!
    7pm AEST – Free
    www.greggould.com.au

Monday 20th April

  • THE STORY CHUNDER WITH MATT YOUNG
    Matt’s weekly live event was performed at Brisbane’s BackDock Arts. Every week a new lot of storytellers spew forth their most entertaining stories for your delight or disapproval. Join host Matt Young (TBS’s WRECKED, original Australian cast of THE PRODUCERS) for the livestream then podcasted. This week’s guests: Aysha Mouton aka Mixed_Coconut (Actor and YouTuber – Isolation Parody), Tammy Wells (Actor – The Imtern web series), Gen Tree (Artist and Amimator), Courtney Farrar (Musical Theatre Performer).
    7pm AEST – Free, please consider donating.
    INSTAGRAM – www.instagram.com/thestorychunder

Tuesday 21st April

  • GRIFFIN LOCK-IN – PREMIERE NIGHT
    From 7pm for five nights commencing tonight, Griffin Lock-In gives you all-out access to brand new theatrical experiments via live-stream. Griffin Theatre Company have commissioned some of their favourite artists (including Jordan Raskopoulos, Black Birds and The Dollar Bin Darlings) to create and perform made-for-stream works from their homes with just a week’s notice! Each bespoke show will be preserved for just 24 hours to view online before they disappear into the ether. TUNE IN EVERY NIGHT!
    7pm, 21 – 25 April, 7pm
    YOUTUBE – https://www.youtube.com/user/GriffinTheatreTube
  • THE (M)OTHER LIFE – HOPE NEW WORKS
    James Millar, Christian Cavallo and Robert Tripolino started Hope New Works as a response to the crisis with a remit to foster the development of new Australian works. The (M)Other Life by Amity Dry is the first of 6 new productions to be streamed. This new musical centres around four best friends who meet weekly to share their lives, frustrations, and the juggle to ‘do it all’. Tune in to support this great new initiative with donations supporting artists. Performance followed by Q&A with the artist.
    7pm – Free, please donate
    www.hopeneworks.com
  • CORONAVLOG
    From humble beginnings in Schiermonnikoog (an unpronounceable village in Holland), to being seen by over one million viewers in theatres, TV and online, Jan van de Stool, is no stranger to fame. But she has always ‘kept it real’ by presenting self-help workshops at her local Munudji Scout Hall in Woy Woy, where, over the years, she has helped, literally, tens of people. Using her psychological insight, musical therapy exercises and psychic powers, Jan unwraps the weekly #Coronavirus news, in an attempt to help tens more people around the world through this difficult period.
    On-Demand – A$1.98
    VIMEO – www.vimeo.com/ondemand/coronavlog

Wednesday 22nd April

  • MEETING MOZART
    Ideal for families with kids 2-8. Watch with delight as renowned Australian pianist Simon Tedeschi assumes the persona of the musical wunderkind himself, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, on this journey into the music behind the man, directed by Eva Di Cesare. Unmissable!
    2pm AEST – Free
    www.sydneyoperahouse.com
  • CUSP – AUSTRALIAN THEATRE FOR YOUNG PEOPLE
    A Brown’s Mart Theatre Co-production. CUSP juxtaposes the Northern Territory’s vast Top End landscape with the turbulent lives of three emerging adults as they swim against the tide of irrevocable change; balancing choice versus fate in a world where, as Elvis observes, “Some people just get better choices than others.” ATYP is proud to have commissioned this urgent new work by award-winning playwright Mary Anne Butler. Warnings: Adult themes, frequent coarse language, descriptions of sexual acts, references to trauma and self harm.Closed Captions.
    On-Demand – Free
    YOUTUBE – www.youtube.com/watch?v=e7Ezkk8CaDk&feature=youtu.be
  • NURSERY RHYME TIME
    Michaela Burger hosts alive-streamed show just for little ones who love a story. Classic nursery rhymes are brought to life by one of Australia’s most experienced cabaret artists.
    11am AEST – Free, please consider donating.
    www.michaelaburger.live

Thursday 23rd April

  • CHORUS BOY TO LEADING LADY
    Using musical theatre as the narrative for what it was like for her growing up in the Western Suburbs of Sydney and traversing her way to cabaret stardom, Minnie Cooper presents her one woman show for one night only, accompanied by Bev Kennedy. Presented by Live From Stonewall.
    8pm AEST – Free, please donate.
    FACEBOOK – www.facebook.com/events/511764079501032/
  • TICKETS PLEASE THE MUSICAL – HOPE NEW WORKS
    The next development from Hope New Works is Tickets Please by Paul Morrison and Jacob Nicholls. An all singing, all dancing schlock horror musical comedy. When the top ten salespeople for Tom Kiki Tours are invited to Camp Watsawong, all anticipate an enjoyable weekend away. Camp Watsawong is a lovely isolated retreat where birds are singing, trees are swaying gracefully in the breeze…and people are dying! Who is the killer, and why? Who will be left standing?
    7pm – Free, please donate
    www.hopeneworks.com
  • AN EVENING WITH ADAM NOVIELLO
    Whilst appearing in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory: The New Musical, Adam was hard at work producing his award winning feature film debut, SPENCER, and to raise funds he ran a Pozible crowd funding campaign where donors were rewarded with tickets to a one night only cabaret performance, An Evening With Adam Noviello at Hares & Hyenas in Fitzroy, Melbourne. The night of the show was filmed for archival purposes only, but now be proudly shown to the world to benefit the Victorian Actors’ Benevolent Fund.
    7.30pm AEST – Please donate
    YOUTUBE – www.youtube.com
  • COUCH READINGS
    Thornhill Theatre Space are presenting live-streamed couch readings of Australian works on Thursdays. This week’s play TBA but you can catch the full reading of last week’s play – Proxy written and performed by Heather Alexander –  – on their Facebook page. Visit and follow to know what’s coming next.
    Thursdays 8pm AEST – Free – available on demand after
    FACEBOOK – www.facebook.com/ThornhillTheatreSpace
  • THE RICHARD P DICK VAN JOHNSON SHOW
    Australian cabaret and performance artist Duckie L’Orange has been making wacky, interactive and terribly fun shows for over a decade, and she’s been seen everywhere from the Sydney Opera House to the Ufafabrik Germany. Now based in Berlin, Duckie is back as Richard P Dick Van Johnson in a live-streamed late night/early morning chat show featuring infamous special guests in music, comedy and weirdness, weekly.
    Thursdays 6am AEST / Wednesdays 10pm CET – Free
    YOUTUBE – www.youtube.com/duckielorange

AUS/NZ REGULAR

  • A SONNET A DAY – MELBOURNE SHAKESPEARE COMPANY
    Tune in at 6pm nightly to hear one of the Bard’s sonnets read live by professional actors from around the world. It’s a few minutes of delight to start your evenings with. Friday 17th will feature Paul ROberston reading Sonnet 34.
    6pm daily, then on-demand – free
    www.facebook.com/melbourneshakespeare
  • STC VIRTUAL
    Earlier this month Sydney Theatre Company launched a series of short, personal videos made by some of their favourite Australian artists, including Richard Wherrett Fellow Shari Sebbens; actor, screenwriter and playwright Kate Mulvany; one of Australia’s most exciting young actors Charles Wu; the incomparable Helen Thomson; and the brilliant Tim Minchin, last seen on our stage in 2013 in Tom Stoppard’s hilarious tragicomedy Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead.
    On-Demand, please donate
    www.sydneytheatre.com.au
  • CABARET ON THE COUCH
    Performer/Writer Nikki Aitkin is live streaming her podcast from Melbourne with a special guest every week. Tune in and find out what happens when the lashes come off. This week’s guest – Paulus!
    On-Demand – free
    www.nikkiaitken.com/cabaret-on-the-couch.html
  • FROM OUR HOUSE TO YOURS
    The Sydney Opera House’s new digital initiate launches new content daily from Wednesday to Sunday every week. From symphony performances to panel discussions with leading writers, and archival from incredible forecourt shows – it’s going to be just as varied as the house itself. Click over to see what’s on screen this week.
    On-Demand – free
    www.sydneyoperahouse.com/digital/season.html
  • KIDS COUCH CONCERT
    Hosted by Emily Who and produced in association with Sydney’s Rogue Projects, Kids Couch Concert brings together 10 fabulous independent preschool entertainers from across Australia for a song-filled hour of fun in your living room, and some of it from theirs!
    On demand – $11.95 to purchase, $5.95 to rent
    www.vimeo.com/ondemand/kidscouchconcert
  • HOME THEATRE ARTSTuesdays 7pm AEST – This online collective record a zoom group performance every week and host a global weekly watch party every Tuesday.
  • SLAY, LIVE – Wednesdays 9pm AEST – Sydney’s Universal Club – Each week witness some of Sydney’s fiercest drag talent compete to win what’s in the coveted SLAY BOX!
  • SURRY HILLS LIVE – Thursdays, 7.30pm AEST – The City of Sydney chipped in to create and promote local live gigs in the suburb’s pubs through this program, and now these gigs are gone, they’ve moved them online. Evening shows will be streaming through March. Free
  • FIONA JOY HAWKINS LIVE – Fridays11am AEST, then on-demand – Grammy-award winning Pianist and composer Fiona Joy Hawkins is broadcasting a live concert from her living room. Free – please donate
  • FABULASH FRIDAYS – Fridays, 8pm AEST – Melbourne’s Vau d/vile Drag Cabaret is ensuring your drag fix is met with a weekly live-streamed drag variety hour. Interactive, naughty, and lots of fun. Locals will love seeing favourites like Bumpa Love and Jemima Handful on stage again. Free – Register for a seat 
  • CHECK IN WITH CHAPEL – keep an eye on their facebook page and insta feed for upcoming live performances out of Melbourne’s iconic Chapel Off Chapel.
  • PIANO BAR GEELONG – Melbourne’s famous cabaret bar is creating regular mini-concerts featuring local artists and personalities streamed live and available on-demand on Facebook. Follow their page to keep up to date with the latest (and often cheeky) offering.

EDUCATION / ACTIVITIES

  • Poetry In Action – this NFP touring company has brought their popular education program online to stream into homes and classrooms. There are 4 performances in line with curriculum for Years 5-12. Visit www.poetryinaction.com.au for more info.
  • Storyville Live – Storyville’s in-school program sends performers to read much-loved storybooks to children. For the next couple of weeks they’ll be trialling live storytime via Facebook, and it’s well worth it for those with little ones at home. 11am and 3pm AEST daily – free www.facebook.com/theStoryville/
  • Slingsby by Request – South Australian theatre company Slingsby has created an online resource of live performances in line with curriculum. The first work is Emil and the Detectives by Erich Kastner, adapted for the stage by Nicki Bloom. Teachers and home-teachers should check out this great new resource.  www.slingsby.net.au/slingsby-by-request/
  • Audioplay – This is unlike any other activity out there at the moment. An immersive play experience for kids (ages 6-12) where they download an audio story in which they play one of the characters using ordinary household items for props. Creative play just got so much better! www.audioplay.me

INTERNATIONAL

  • NEW – MARY, IT BEGAN WITH A LASS – BATTERY THEATRE
    Suzanne Lofthus’ play was toured by Battery last summer to historic venues associated with the life of Mary Queen of Scots. It’s a fast-paced journey through the life and loves of Mary, telling the story of her love for Scotland and for the men around her.
    On-Demand from April 18th – Free, please donate
    YOUTUBE – www.youtube.com/watch?v=58OiwSPxcyg
  • NEW – WHAT THE BUTLER SAW – CURVE THEATRE
    An archive recording of the 2017 Made at Curve and Theatre Royal Bath co-production of Joe Orton’s contemporary classic, What The Butler Saw. This production, directed by Nikolai Foster, was performed 50 years since the death of the celebrated Leicester playwright.
    On-Demand – Free – available from 19th April (UK), please donate

    www.curveonline.co.uk
  • NEW – DRAWING THE LINE – HAMPSTEAD THEATRE
    Originally performed and live-streamed in 2013 on The Guardian website, this unique recording of Drawing The Line returns as part of the Hampstead Theatre At Home series. Closed Captions available. Harold Brenton’s sweeping epic directed by Howard Davies vividly unfolds the chaotic story of the partition that shaped the modern world.
    On-Demand – Free – Limited Time (until 19th April)
    www.hampsteadtheatre.com
  • NEW – MY LOVE LIES FROZEN IN THE ICE – DEAD RABBITS THEATRE
    Something for families with kids 8+. My Love Lies Frozen in the Ice is a delightful tale of adventure, love and loss, and the power of the imagination. 3 explorers set off in a free-flying balloon to conquer the North Pole, but it may just conquer them. Expect visual, ensemble storytelling, object animation and a large dose of humour!
    On-demand – Free – please donate
    FACEBOOK – www.facebook.com/GreenwichTheatreLondon/videos/249389742844597
  • NEW – CYBERTANK
    The Tank is one of New York’s hottest incubators of emerging talent, and every week they’re producing an online multidisciplinary variety show and discussion group, and artists are invited to participate remotely.
    Australia Wednesday April 22nd, 6am AEST / USA Tuesday April 21st, 4pm ET – Free, please donate.
    www.thetanknyc.org/cybertank
  • NEW – I WANT MY HAT BACK – THE LITTLE ANGEL THEATRE
    “I HAVE SEEN MY HAT!” Is there a more dramatic line from a picturebook? This bright puppet adaptation of Jon Klassen’s kids classic recreates the scene, complete with red filter and spinning bear legs, as our hitherto polite hero races for a showdown with the rabbit who has stolen his beloved red pointy hat. Directed and performed by Ian Nicholson, with characterful puppets by Sam Wilde (look at Bear’s shifty eyes), it is staged on top of a wooden dresser and told with a harmonica theme by Jim Whitcher. Eight and a half minutes of pure joy.
    On-Demand – Free
    YOUTUBE – www.youtube.com/watch?v=NBJmp1c3XIQ
  • NEW – MUSHY: LYRICALLY SPEAKING – RIFCO THEATRE CO
    Musharaf Asghar became UK celebrity when he appeared on Educating Yorkshire telling his story about how a teacher helped him with a lifelong speech impediment. The Asghar’s tale is now the subject of a new British musical with rap and lyrics by award-winning British rapper Raxstar.
    On-Demand – Free, please donate
    www.rifcotheatre.com
  • NEW – THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA – ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER
    The 25th Anniversary concert production, filmed at the Royal Albert Hall, features Ramin Karimloo as the Phantom and Sierra Boggess as Christine. It will be available for 48 hours. Closed Captions.
    On-Demand between 4am Saturday 13th and 4am Monday 15th AEST – Free
    YOUTUBE – www.youtube.com/channel/UCdmPjhKMaXNNeCr1FjuMvag
  • 25 MAGICAL YEARS OF DISNEY ON BROADWAY
    The sold-out, one-night-only production of “Celebrating 25 Magical Years of Disney on Broadway” will be live-streamed for free at 9:00am Tuesday April 14th. The event will be raising funds for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS’ Covid-19 Emergency Assistance Fund. Closed Captions.
    Australia Saturday April 18th, 9am AEST / USA Friday April 17th, 7pm ET
    www.broadwaycares.org
  • NEW – TREASURE ISLAND – NATIONAL THEATRE LONDON
    Premiering Thursdays (UK), productions previously screened in cinemas globally as a part of National Theatre Live will be made available to watch for free. This week’s premiere Bryony Lavery’s celebrated adaptation of Treasure Island. Closed Captions.
    Thursdays 7pm (UK) / Fridays 6am AEDT – Free – Limited Time
    YOUTUBE – www.youtube.com/channel/UCUDq1XzCY0NIOYVJvEMQjqw?sub_confirmation=1
  • NEW – IT’S TRUE, IT’S TRUE, IT’S TRUE – BREACH THEATRE
    Breach is a much-lauded UK multimedia performance company and this original play about the 1612 trial of Agostino Tassi for the rape of Baroque painter Artemisia Gentileschi was created in part from the transcripts of the trial. A hit at the 2018 Edinburgh Festival Fringe!
    On-Demand – Free, please donate.
    YOUTUBE – www.youtube.com/watch?v=MzpSZAr_iEk&feature=youtu.be
  • NEW – AND I AM NOT AFRAID – PROP THTR
    Chicago’s Prop Thtr are the radical new work heart of Chicago’s theatre scene. They’re presenting a free streaming version of this production from 2019. Devised by the ensemble and directed by Anna Gelman, with music by Alec Phan, the play uses the Holocaust and its legacy as a lens for exploring bravery and tenacity in the face of violence and oppression.
    On-Demand – Free, please donate
    www.propthtr.org
  • NEW – MYTH: THE RISE AND FALL OF ORPHEUS
    Directed by Arlene Phillips and written by Sam Cassidy. A modern retelling of the Ancient Greek tale of Orpheus and the underworld, looking at mental illness and addiction in society through the lens of the music industry. A new, contemporary rock musical recorded live at The Other Palace Theatre London. Closed Captions.
    On-Demand – Free
    YOUTUBE – www.youtube.com/watch?v=IJHafQr6Cxs
  • LEAVE A LIGHT ON
    London’s Theatre Cafe has invited the biggest and brightest stars from the West End to perform live for you. Every night from Monday to Friday you can catch three incredible performers doing what they do best.
    Shows start 2.30, 4.30 and 6.30pm London / 00:30, 2:30, 4:30am AEST – A$15.00
    www.thetheatrecafe.co.uk/events/
  • SOCIALLY DISTANT FEST
    This home-grown Facebook festival is already a huge hub of livestreaming shows from around the world. It’s basically becoming the livestream channel we didn’t know we needed, but really do. Far too much to list here.
    Live in the moment – free
    FACEBOOK – www.facebook.com/groups/sociallydistantfest/
  • SCHAUBUHNE BERLIN
    Berlin’s Schaubühne am Lehniner Platz is one of the world’s most celebrated theatre companies, and now you don’t have to be in Berlin to get a taste of why. Every night, starting at 6.30pm Berlin time and running until midnight, a different play from their vaults will stream.
    6.30pm Berlin / 4.30am Sydney – Free
    www.schaubuehne.de
  • ON THE BOARDS
    The streaming performance service has flung open the vault and everything is FREE to stream until the end of April .That’s scores of incredible live performance captured for your iso enjoyment. Dance, spoken word, drama, physical theatre – it’s all there and on-demand.
    On-Demand – Free with code (on homepage)
    www.ontheboards.tv
  • THEATRE IS THE CURE
    A pay-what-you-can theatre event, with all proceeds distributed to the artists. 15 Playwrights write one original monologue each. 15 Directors are matched with a script and one of 15 Actors to rehearse via video, culminating in a live-streaming event.
    Every Friday (USA) at 6.30pm PDT and Saturday 12.30pm Sydney – Free
    FACEBOOK LIVE – www.facebook.com/events/1417131878461230

OPPORTUNITIES

  • NEW – PLAY AT HOME – ULUMBARRA THEATRE
    Ulumbarra Theatre and The Capital Bendigo are looking for musicians, comedians, actors, story-tellers, poets, dancers and any performing artists to share their talents with Bendigo – and the world – on their new streaming series. Get all the details and apply here. Follow the streams on their Facebook Page.
  • NEW – THE REHEARSAL ROOM MELBOURNE
    Join the “Drop In Wednesdays & Sundays Facebook Group” and for a small donation $1-$10 you can help support this artist’s centre, network with artists from the arts capital and even find a scene partner to help you keep your creative wheels greased. Join the group here.
  • NEW – 2020 TABLE READS
    The Directors and Editors Guild of New Zealand and New Zealand Writers Guild invite actors to register for the first round of the 2020 Table Reads. This is going to be a Virtual Table Read of a feature-length script with a cast of 6 and the writer/director team on Saturday 16 May.
    Actors can learn more and register at https://www.degnz.co.nz/news/table-reads/
  • NEW – LITTLE LUNCH ONLINE – ARTS FRONT
    Callouts are running for artists to perform and artists and organisations who would like to host. This wonderful online initiative takes the format of a daily arts talkshow held over Zoom. Screens at Midday daily
  • NEW – NATIONAL YOUNG WRITER’S FESTIVAL
    Looking for ideas for workshops, panels, readings, roundtables and performances, or topics for discussion. Offering an artist fee of $60 per event, $200 for workshops, and the choice between accommodation at the Newcastle YHA or a $30/night accommodation subsidy. Applications close Fri May 8th.
  • NEW – RAGE AGAINST THE V(IRUS)
    Up to $1000 to develop an imperfect and unformed idea, or an idea that you have had formulating for some time.  It is both creative development and presentation at speed – a chance to experiment with form, think outside the box, and do things differently. EOI’s close Friday May 15th.
  • ADELAIDE FRINGEVIEW
    The Adelaide Fringe team have been working hard to find a way to directly support artists during the crisis, and applications are now open for the pilot of an online, digital Fringe experience. Artists are invited to register a video as a Fringe event. In the spirit of Fringe they’re open to all genres. It is free to register as an artist and take part in the pilot, with Fringe waiving all registration and artist ticketing fees to make it available to everyone. And this will eventually be a ticketed event! Get all the details here.
  • BRAVE NEW ROUGH & READY
    Sydney indy favourites Brave New Word Theatre Co are inviting artists to take part in a new project. Brave New Rough & Ready is an open access, weekly invitation to tell a story from your own home and have it featured on their networks. There are very finite guidelines that make participation easy, and a weekly theme to inspire you. Seven performances will be showcased weekly. Get all the details on their Facebook page.
  • ISOLATION FIXATION
    Someone New Theatre Company is producing a friendly competition to get creative and make a little noise. They’re inviting visual artists, film makers, writers and more to choose from a selection of prompts and mediums, with the end goal being new work and maybe even a prize or two. Full details on their Facebook event. Submissions close April 30.
  • MOOGAHL LIVE
    Indigenous arts maker Moogahlin Performing Arts are calling out for performing artists for a series of Facebook takeovers. These could be anything from solo concerts, dance workshops, comedy sets, acting masterclasses, spoken word performances, and more. Deadly artists, step on up. www.moogahlin.org/moogahl-live
    Catch previous episodes of Mooghal Live on their facebook page here.
  • THORNHILL COUCH READINGS
    Ryan Thornhill’s new streaming project is seeking actors and writers.
    Check out their Facebook page or email thornhilltheatrespace@outlook.com to get involved.
  • TOOTH & SINEW’S THEATRE OF ISOLATION
    In the coming weeks/months, Tooth and Sinew will be facilitating readings, play developments and industry roundtables online using that pandemic saviour, Zoom. It’s aim is to be a relaxed inclusive space where artists can stay in practice, learn new skills and meet future collaborators. Whether you’re a writer, director, actor, or designer – get in touch with them now! If you have a burning project idea – get in touch with them now: email them at toothandsinew@gmail.com and start a conversation!
  • AT HOME ARTS FESTIVAL
    At Home Arts Festival (University of Melbourne) is a digital space for finding community and sharing your art while social distancing or self-isolating. They have a weekly online meetup every Friday and are also asking for submissions for their Thursday streamed events: www.athomeartsfestival.com/submit/
  • HOME THEATRE ART ONLINE
    This online collective are creating work collaboratively through the week culminating in readings and works that performed via live-stream every Tuesday. They’re looking for directors and actors now for weekly streamed performances. Get involved at http://tiny.cc/HomeTheatreArts

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