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CWSPF Residency Expression of Interest Closes

Thu January 25 at 5:00 pm - 5:01 pm


The Central West Short Play Festival is offering 1 year residencies for up to 8 people at Bathurst Memorial Entertainment Centre in 2018.

Supported by Bathurst Memorial Entertainment Centre’s Local Stages Program and CASP (Country Arts Support Program), this project is designed to further the writing skills in our region, and provide writers and theatre makers with opportunities to tell our own stories in a professionally supported environment.

In the program, Maryanne Jaques will work with the participants on one act plays. The project has several stages of development set up to assist the participants in fully developing their concept. Throughout the year the scripts will be read by actors in public readings and finally performed in full scale productions at the end of the year.

Anyone from around the Central West is eligible to apply and any participant selected for the program will be assisted with travel costs and accommodation expenses.


JANUARY 25, 5PM Expression of Interest Closes
FEBRUARY 3 & 4 Workshop Weekend 1
MAY 4 – 6 Unrehearsed public playreadings (as part of the Bathurst Writers’ &
Readers’ Festival)
JULY 28 & 29 Workshop Weekend 2
AUGUST Rehearsed public readings
OCTOBER 13 & 14 Workshop Weekend 3
DECEMBER Fully rehearsed performances of the plays

Organised readings can also occur in between these times to assist with the process. These will be arranged as the year progresses and in line with participants’ needs.


Maryanne Jaques is a writer and works as communications officer at regional arts development organisation Arts OutWest. She has degrees in both Theatre/Media and Journalism from CSU and has worked in the arts industry for the past two decades including; schools performing arts event Wakakirri, where she also wrote and directed TV specials for Network Ten.

She’s been a magazine feature writer, run playwriting workshops and taught Scriptwriting for CSU School of Communication and Creative Industries. She also writes the weekly arts column in the Western Advocate, on behalf of Bathurst Arts Council.

Maryanne’s short plays have been produced locally in the Central West Short Play Festival; one work made it to the Short and Sweet Sydney Top 80 and was selected for the Short and Sweet Gala Performance; her film script ‘Off to the Diggings’ is currently being produced by Rusty Shutter Films.

In 2014 she received a State Exchange Grant from Playwriting Australia to work in Melbourne on her full-length stage script called ‘419’. In 2016-2017 she was writing mentor for 17 teenagers on the Local Stages ’17 Things’ project, performed at Bathurst Memorial Entertainment Centre and ATYP Sydney.


EMAIL centralwestshortplayfest@gmail.com
PHONE Becky Russell (Artistic Director & Co-ordinator) 0420 987 621
Kylie Shead (Local Stages Creative Producer) 6333 6144 / 0416 250 269
EOI FORM https://www.bmec.com.au/cwspf.html


Thu January 25
5:00 pm - 5:01 pm
Event Category:


Local Government Area
Bathurst Region
Theatre, Literature

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