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Australian Theatre for Young People is the national youth theatre company. We exist to connect young people with the professional theatre industry locally, regionally and nationally. It’s the principle on which the company was founded in 1963. It’s what drives us today. ATYP specialises in integrating professional theatre practice with supportive youth theatre process. We love working with all levels of the arts industry, from the most celebrated national companies to the smallest youth theatres. Our work supports young people from their first theatre experience to their first professional production.

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FRASER CORFIELD ARTISTIC DIRECTOR In 2017 we bring you plays to make you think, stories to start conversations, experiences that touch your heart. Sometimes beautiful, sometimes shocking, occasionally very funny - we offer a delightfully diverse reflection on growing up and growing older. Among our season of plays there are three brand new Australian works. Intersection showcases some of our leading young Australian playwrights, as they take a look at what it’s like to be seventeen. Dignity of Risk has us joining forces with one of Australia’s most exciting youth arts companies, Shopfront Youth Arts, on a beautiful piece that integrates movement and text to explore experiences of disability and difference, while the winner of the 2016 ATYP Foundation Commission for 10–13 year old actors, Wonder Fly, speaks to the superhero that lives inside all of us. We are also presenting a script from Queensland that was singled out by our youth steering committee. It means I am getting to work with one of my favourite writers, the irrepressible Daniel Evans, as we stage his pitch-black comedy Oedipus Doesn’t Live Here Anymore.

This show is a mad riot of blood and laughter, as classic Greek mythology meets Australian suburbia. In addition to the main-stage season we are proud to announce the inaugural Homeroom Series. The program will introduce two exceptional new works presented in partnership with secondary schools and The Arts Unit. We welcome Newington College with a remount of their production, Michael Swordfish by Lachlan Philpott, and look forward to producing Girls Like That by Evan Placey, directed by our own Rob Jago. Rounding out the season is our Cameo program that continues to showcase the exceptional work of young and emerging artists. Of course our performances are only the very tip of the ATYP iceberg. In 2017 ATYP offers residencies, masterclasses, weekly and holiday workshops, live-streamed performances, in-school workshops, mentorships, scholarships, on-line resources and Australia’s most comprehensive program supporting playwrights and their work. If you are under 26 and want to get involved in theatre, we have something for you.


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MAY TRAN ATYPICAL ADVISOR With the overabundance of articles floating around about how young people are burdens on society, about how we’re apathetic, apolitical and entitled - we’re kind of getting a bad rap. But whether I’m working with ATYP in a production, or with the ATYPicals, I’ve always felt welcomed and respected despite being one of those wretched millennials. Every young actor I know who has been involved with ATYP thinks about their age in terms of years-untilthey-turn-26, until they’re too old to work with ATYP. And while it may seem bleak to bring that up when I’ve been trusted with the task of talking up ATYP, I’ve always found it exceedingly exciting and sweet. To have created a theatre company that inspires that kind of loyalty and fondness in people is amazing. And to have done it with hapless millennials, with our poor attention spans and lack of brand loyalty is apparently nothing short of a miracle. I’ve always found it difficult not to worry about my place as a young Asian-Australian woman in an industry where I rarely see faces like mine, so making a decision to pursue a career in the arts was a tentative one and one influenced hugely by the work that ATYP

produces. ATYP’s 2016 season was one that was unafraid of difference and championed diversity and new talent. It was a breath of fresh air and continues to instil a lot of hope in me. Amidst the fear, ATYP manages to be the panacea for all my panic. My entire ATYP experience has been electrifying and the year I’ve spent in its orbit is something that I wouldn’t trade for the world. I have my fingers crossed that the coming year is just as innovative, diverse and thrilling. I have an inkling that it will be.

ATYPicals 2016 Deng Akot Katy Avery Asha Boswarva Cait Burley Grace Campbell Airlie Dodds Holly Fraser Matt Friedman Brianna Harris Ava Karuso

Micayla Laurence Sean Marshall Julia McNamara Paul Musumeci Kathleen Quere Dominica Roebuck Will Thomas May Tran David Wiernick

ATYPicals is the ATYP youth advisory committee. See pg34 for details.


WELCOME TWENTY SEVEN TEEN HOME ROOM CAMEO ATYP ART DIRECTOR & GRAPHIC DESIGNER JUSTIN STAMBOULIAH PHOTOGRAPHER LUKE STAMBOULIAH HAIR & MAKE-UP PHOTOGRAPHY ARTIST LUKE STAMBOULIAH SOPHIA LEE DESIGN JUSTIN STAMBOULIAH


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INTER SECTION OEDIPUS DIGNITY OF RISK WONDER FLY

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INTERSECTION It’s Formal night and Jerry stands on a hill, high heels in hand. A young woman heads to a party dressed as a blueberry. Stuart plays at the arcade to win a slime-green lava lamp instead of concentrating on the problem at hand. What connects them is not time, it’s place.

Writers National Studio 2016 participants

Intricately drawn by Australia’s leading young writers, Intersection is a collection of short stories playing out across the same town, creating a glorious map of the connections we form and the experiences we have when we’re seventeen.

Dates Previews 01–02 February Season 01–18 February

Each year ATYP brings together 20 young writers from across the country, and challenges them to create stories that speak to the experience of being a young person in Australia, here and now. Expanding on the popular Voices Project, Intersection features heartbreaking, funny and powerful interactions between characters coupled with complex and beautiful monologues to create a compelling snapshot of life at seventeen. ATYP will continue the wellestablished relationship with Currency Press, which will publish the pieces so they can be performed by young people for years to come.

Director Katrina Douglas Venue ATYP Studio 1, The Wharf

Times Wed–Sat 7pm Sun 5pm Matinee Wed and Fri 11:30am Live Stream 15 Feb 1pm Duration 90 minutes (no interval) Tickets Early-bird $25 (before 3 January) Tickets $35 Recommended for Ages 14+


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National Studio 2016 Peter Beaglehole Angela Collins Thomas De Angelis Isabella Jacob Suzannah Kennett-Lister Louis Klee Laura Lethlean Isabelle McDonald Kevin Ngo Charles O’Grady Eliza Oliver Farnoush Parsiavashi Zoe Ridgeway Anita Sanders Michelle Sewell Jordan Shea Brenden Snow Lewis Treston Mark Tripodi Jackson Used Honor Webster-Mannison Mentors Mary Anne Butler Angus Cerini Sue Smith


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“I’VE ALWAYS BEEN

GOOD AT FLOATING. MUM RECKONS WHEN I STEP IN THE WATER, ALL THE SALT, FROM THE ENTIRE WORLD, STEPS IN WITH ME. AND I JUST STAY ON TOP.”

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WINNER

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OEDIPUS DOESN’T LIVE HERE ANYMORE The news vans have moved on, the graffiti’s been painted over and the olds don’t talk about it anymore. You wouldn’t know anything ever happened here, in this suburb, our place. But take it from us, things went down and sh!t got weird. We’ll tell you what happened and we won’t skimp on the details. Spoiler alert: kids get hurt and there isn’t a happy ending but you’ll probably laugh anyway, people are weird like that.

Writer Daniel Evans

Oedipus Doesn’t Live Here Anymore was the winner of the 2014 Queensland Premier’s Drama Award. When the script was assessed by ATYP’s youth steering committee, the response was loud and clear: “Hell, yes!” Moving at breakneck speed, with a sense of humor blacker than the screen of a dead phone, this wild new work smashes together Greek myth and suburban horror. The collateral damage reveals a new mythology – one more terrifying than its ancient predecessor: our own.

Times Wed–Sat 7pm Sun 5pm Matinee Wed and Fri 11:30am

Director Fraser Corfield Venue ATYP Studio 1, The Wharf Dates Previews 07–08 June Season 07–24 June

Duration 70 minutes (no interval) Tickets Early-bird $25 (before 7 May) Tickets $35 Recommended for Ages 16+ Very coarse language Adult themes Strong violence


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“A STUNNING PLAY ARTSHUB

IMMENSELY ENJOYABLE FOR ALL ITS GRUESOMENESS.”

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DIGNITY OF RISK We grow up with boundaries. They determine how we should behave, where we can go, what we can do on our own. You could say the process of ‘growing up’ up is testing those boundaries, pushing them, finding out when they break or when you will. But not everyone gets that chance. Some people are thought to be too fragile, too vulnerable or just not ready. Which is fine until you realise… actually, it isn’t. That’s the point of growing up!

Devised by Shopfront’s Harness Ensemble and ATYP

This explosive new work fuses movement and dance with the personal stories of young adults. Shopfront’s Harness Ensemble joins forces with actors from ATYP to interrogate the worlds we find ourselves in. Merging performers with and without disability, we hold a mirror to our preconceptions of what is appropriate, what is possible and what can be expected. There’s a dignity in the freedom to make mistakes. That’s where we learn the important stuff.

Times Thurs–Sat 7pm Matinee Wed 11:30am

Director Natalie Rose Venue ATYP Studio 1, The Wharf Dates Previews 09–10 August Season 09–26 August

Duration 60 minutes (no interval) Tickets Early-bird $25 (before 09 July) Tickets $35 Recommended for Ages 14+


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IT SEEMS TO BE A LAW OF NATURE, INFLEXIBLE AND INEXORABLE, THAT

THOSE WHO WILL NOT RISK CANNOT WIN.” JOHN PAUL JONES MUSICIAN


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WINNER

ATYP FOUNDATION COMMISSION 2016

WONDER FLY Bridie doesn’t tend to stand out. It’s halfway through her first year of high school and nothing seems to be changing. That is until, on the eve of Bridie’s 13th birthday, a box mysteriously appears on her bed. Attached to it is a card. It reads: “It’s time to become who you were born to be. The Fallen Phantom strikes midnight tomorrow. We need you to save us. Happy Birthday, Wonder Fly.” Wonder Fly is a coming-of-age hero’s quest. The only problem is; no one’s sure who the hero is supposed to be. Set in Sydney-slash-Gotham City, the play leaps out of the world of a comic book. People are isolated, and evil preys on the spaces in between. There are bright lights and dark alleyways, just the way the Fallen Phantom intended. Armed with nothing more than a box, a costume, a mask, a torch, a few eclectic superpowers and a map with a big ‘X’ on it, Wonder Fly asks the question: if we are all heroes, who does that make the villain?

Writer Nick Atkins Director Sophie Kelly Venue ATYP Studio 1, The Wharf Dates Previews 08–09 November Season 08–18 November Times Wed–Sat 7pm Sun 5pm Matinee Wed and Fri 11:30am Live Stream 15 November 1pm Duration 60 minutes (no interval) Tickets Early-bird $25 (before 08 October) Tickets $35 Recommended for Ages 8+


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BRAND NEW SERIES

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SHOWCASING SCHOOL PROJECTS IN THE ATYP PRODUCTION SEASON The inaugural Homeroom Series shines a spotlight on theatre created by ATYP in partnership with schools, and provides a platform to showcase the top-quality work being made by schools across the country. Working in collaboration with The Arts Unit to produce an ensemble piece with young women, and with Newington College, Sydney, to present an encore season of a work with young men, ATYP’s Homeroom Series 2017 is set to spark conversations about gender roles, social taboos and the balance between fitting in or standing out from the crowd.

If you are interested in getting involved in 2018, you have a red-hot school production or students that would benefit from the enrichment ensemble of the ATYP Homeroom Series, contact our learning team. See page 39 for details.

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DOUBLE BILL

MICHAEL SWORDFISH

You read about those kids who don’t belong. That they’ve somehow been dumped… and are in some kind of prison until they turn 18, just stuck in the middle of the backseat of the car between two kids who do belong. When so much of our busy lives revolve around the people we interact with on a daily basis, what would happen if one of them disappeared? An assembly called, a footy game postponed, a class interrupted... Who is Michael Swordfish? And who knows where he’s gone? Michael Swordfish is the exciting collaboration between Lachlan Philpott and a talented ensemble of drama students from Newington College; a play that traverses the tumultuous landscape of the teenage experience, with the sober truth and darkly comic voice of teenage boys.

Writer Lachlan Philpott Director Tamara Smith Michael Swordfish Recommended for Ages 14+ Minor coarse language Girls Like That Age Recommendation 13+ Coarse language Sexual references Depicted violence


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GIRLS LIKE THAT

When a naked photo of Scarlett goes viral without her consent, attention falls on her for all the wrong reasons. In today’s world of social media saturation, how do you recognise that you are complicit in destroying somebody’s reputation, and how does it stop? Examining gender equality and feminism for this digital generation, Girls Like That investigates the hierarchy of the schoolyard. Featuring a large all-female ensemble, this extraordinary new play will introduce a cast featuring some of the best young performers from NSW State schools. Girls Like That will open up conversations about the moral and social challenges of managing relationships in a digital world.

Writer Evan Placey Director Rob Jago HOMEROOM SERIES DOUBLE BILL Venue ATYP Studio 1, The Wharf Dates Season 10–20 May Times Wed–Sun (see website for times) Live Stream 18 May 1pm Duration 150 minutes (plus interval) Tickets Students $30 for both plays Adults $40 for both plays or $30 each


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THE AGE OF BONES The Age of Bones (Jaman Belulang) is an Australian-Indonesian coproduction about an Indonesian boy, Ikan, who goes fishing one day and fails to return. Assuming the worst, his parents hire a legendary seafarer to look for his corpse. He finds nothing. The Age of Bones traces what happened to Ikan – from the day he left, to his eventual imprisonment in Australia and his fight to return home.

A Satu Bulan Theater and Performing Lines co-production Created with Teater Satu Writer Sandra Thibodeaux Directors Iswadi Pratama (Teater Satu) Alex Galeazzi Venue ATYP Studio 1, The Wharf

Darwin writer Sandra Thibodeaux was inspired by the real-life stories of around 60 Indonesian boys who were jailed in Australia for working on refugee boats.

Dates Season 15–18 March

The Age of Bones is mostly set under the ocean in an underwater court, a fantastical piece realized through shadow puppets, video and music.

Duration 55 minutes (no interval)

Times Wed–Sat 7pm

Tickets Early-bird $20 (before 15 February) Tickets $25 Recommended for Ages 7+


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THE VERBATIM PROJECT I am expected to do well in school. I am expected to take prescription medications. I am expected to know everything about technology. I am expected to be dowdy. I am expected to not talk about death. I am expected to start becoming an adult. I am expected to be making the biggest decisions of my life. I am expected to put on a fake personality to fit in with others. I am expected to be slowing down. I am expected to know all the answers. I am expected to be individual – different – unique. Do you actually want to know me? Canberra Youth Theatre (CYT) presents an honest new work performed by 13–16 year olds and members of Canberra Dance Theatre’s over-65 years’ GOLD troupe. It was developed in 2016 using the cast’s collective stories, experiences and pressures at different stages in their lives, asking “Does age matter? In the end aren’t we all just having human experiences?” The work has been shaped using audio interviews, video footage, live commentary and headphone verbatim technique, and is presented using physical theatre.

Director / Designer Katie Cawthorne Venue ATYP Studio 1, The Wharf Dates Season 19–22 July Times Wed–Sat 7pm Duration 60 minutes (no interval) Tickets Early-bird $20 (before 19 June) Tickets $25 Recommended for Ages 12+

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MOTH Sometimes there’s no scarier place to be than inside your own mind…

Writer Declan Greene

Sebastian is a terminally unpopular fifteen-year-old with an overactive imagination and an obsession with anime and death. His only friend, Claryssa, is an emo, Wiccan art-freak barely one rung higher on the social ladder.

Director Rachel Chant

What starts as just another night drinking down at the cricket nets, soon gives way to an ecstatic vision that leaves Sebastian unconscious, Claryssa missing without explanation and their friendship in ruins. The next morning, Sebastian wakes up with a mysterious moth in a jar by his bed, a calling to save the souls of all humankind and a desperate need to reach Claryssa. And so begins the Passion of Sebastian…

Venue ATYP Studio 1, The Wharf Dates Season 06–16 September Times Wed–Sat 7pm Sun 5pm Duration 80 minutes (no interval) Tickets Early-bird $20 (before 4 August) Tickets $25 Recommended for Ages 14+

“A DARK, EXPLOSIVE

TALENT, [DECLAN GREENE IS] A PLAYWRIGHT WHO CHANNELS THE ANXIETIES OF 21ST CENTURY LIVING INTO A TUNNEL OF COMEDIC NIGHTMARE.”

ALISON CROGGON THEATRENOTES

Fantasy and reality intermingle with dangerous consequences in this gripping play about friendship, adolescence, mental illness and loss. Written with a dark wit that is ultimately after your heart, Rachel Chant directs this bold work from one of Australia’s leading playwrights.


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PRODUCING PARTNERS PRIMARY PARTNERS

INTERSECTION

DIGNITY OF RISK

WONDER FLY

accessible ARTS ARTS + DISABILITY NSW

MICHAEL SWORDFISH

GIRLS LIKE THAT

THE AGE OF BONES Proudly sponsored by

NORTHERN TERRITORY GOVERNMENT

THE VERBATIM PROJECT Supported by

AINSLIE+ GORMAN ARTS CENTRES

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GET INVOLVED There are many ways you can join the ATYP community. Come to the theatre. See our shows. Be inspired. Are you ATYPical? Want to play a part in shaping ATYP’s programs? The ATYPicals, our youth advisory committee, is a group of young theatre-fans, workshop attendees and ATYP-ers aged 13–26, who meet every month to support and guide the work and programs we present. You can be part of planning our future. Auditions Take a chance, be a part of our productions! Auditions are held throughout the year, and performers of all levels are encouraged to have a go. To get involved, sign up to the database on the website and be the first to hear when our next audition round is happening.

Volunteering / Internships / Work Experience We are always on the lookout for energetic people who are interested in the many facets of producing shows and running a theatre. Be a part of the team and help us: build sets, run auditions, deliver workshops, promote our productions, update databases, rig lights, stuff envelopes or be one of the smiling people who greets our audiences. Whatever your skills or interests, if you are happy to donate some time to ATYP, we’d love to have you join us! Tutoring / Assistant Tutoring Bring your professional skills as a performer, director, writer, designer and share that knowledge with young people aged 4–26 who are keen to learn and have fun. ATYP has classes year round so get in touch to get involved.

ATYP Club It’s the best theatregoing club in Sydney! If you are 16–24, experience our entire season for just $80.


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ATYP CLUB At ATYP we believe in quality theatre at a price for all. Our regular tickets are a single price, and cheaper when booked a month before the season starts. Join the best theatregoing club in Sydney. For just $80 you get tickets to every show in the ATYP season including the brand new ATYP Homeroom Series and the Cameo season. Included in your club membership are added events including cast meet-and-greets, post-show Q&As and the opportunity to hang out with other theatre fans. If you love theatre, this is the club for you!

1 x preview ticket to every ATYP main stage production 1 x ticket to the Homeroom Series productions* 1 x ticket to every Cameo Season production** 1 x ATYP Club card That’s 9 shows for just $80, saving you $165 (...or less than $9/show.) Visit the website for details. Tickets available for performances on

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THEATRE DINING Thanks to our friends at Fratelli Fresh Walsh Bay, you can enjoy a pre- or post-show meal and SAVE! Present your ATYP ticket to claim: $30 includes any pasta or pizza, a glass of wine and gelato. $60 choose 3 antipasti plates and add two glasses of wine. No bookings necessary. Open Tues–Sun 5–10pm


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WORKSHOPS LEARNING WRITING ATYP FOUNDATION SUPPORT PRODUCERS’ CIRCLE DONORS THE TEAM CONTACT


WORKSHOPS ATYP delivers an exciting year-round program crafted to maximise fun while learning new skills, building selfconfidence and making new friends. We pride ourselves on providing a supportive and fun environment and connecting young people with industry professionals. So come on down to The Wharf! K–12 Holiday Workshops Running throughout every schoolholiday period, our workshops are carefully designed to entertain and positively challenge young people aged 4-18 as they make friends and develop new skills. In addition to acting-based classes, we often offer workshops in design for theatre, playwriting, filmmaking and more. Semester Ensembles The best weekly drama classes in Sydney for both junior and senior students aged 4–18. Courses run over two terms and culminate in a performance for family and friends over the fun final weekend. 18–26 The Studio Series Designed specifically for 18–26 year olds to build their technique, this program offers weekly classes with industry professionals. Each term focuses on a particular discipline to add to your performance toolkit.

The Professional Series An exclusive series of weekend masterclasses designed for recent acting graduates and emerging young professional actors to work with and learn from leading directors and theatre makers. Gain a practical understanding of the expectations of the professional industry. Limited places offered via an application process. All Ages ATYP Theatregoing Club Joining forces with some of Sydney’s leading theatre companies, ATYP is committed to introducing young people to the best productions. Attend shows, discuss theatre with people your own age and help create a future generation of theatregoers. This club is for young people only – no parents allowed! Early-bird Offers There are early-bird discounts for most workshops throughout the year. Watch for the announcements online and via our social media – book early and reap the benefits! Scholarships 10% of our workshop places are reserved to support young people from regional communities, or experiencing disadvantage. workshops@atyp.com.au


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LEARNING CONNECTING ATYP WITH SCHOOLS, UNIVERSITIES AND CLASSROOMS AROUND THE COUNTRY

Whether online or in person, our experienced Learning Team will help unpack ATYP’s theatrical experiences and allow you to go behind the scenes in unique and exciting ways. We invite our education community to see productions, take part in a post-show Q&A, engage in workshops, use our resources, and get involved in the writing of a new play! Our Learning programs showcase all the amazing things that go into making an ATYP production, and are designed in accordance with state and national curricula. We are experts at embedding drama in classrooms and/or teacher learning programs. Whether you’re a teacher or a student we want you to feel connected to all things ATYP.

ATYP Learning has a wide range of specialised and tailor-made experiences. Engage with us through: • productions • creative developments • Artist-in-Residence programs/ school-based artist residencies • writing programs • workshops • live streaming • online resources • published scripts for young performers/class performances. If you are a school, educator, member of the P&C, or an academic, get in touch to see how ATYP Learning can tailor a program to your requirements. The possibilities are fun, challenging, interactive and limitless. edmanager@atyp.com.au education@atyp.com.au


WRITING Each year, ATYP provides many opportunities for the development of the next generation of Australian playwrights. Across programs playwrights aged 10–26 at all stages of their careers are able to find and develop their voice and share it with the world. Not only does ATYP support writing by young people, there are also opportunities to develop work being created by writers of any age for young people. Through our writing programs we aim to generate sophisticated, theatrical experiences that cross generations. Highlights of our 2017 Writing Programs include: Resident Playwright position Australia’s only annual professional residency for a young adult playwright. 2018 applications open 17 Oct 2017. ATYP Foundation Commissions Two professional commissions to create a new play for 10–13 and 14–17 year olds to perform. Submissions open 27 March and close 29 May. National Mentoring Program A nine-month mentorship (April–December) for 4 playwrights in select states across Australia. 2017 applications open 16 Jan and close 6 March.

National Studio The nation’s leading residency for 20 playwrights across Australia aged 18–26 at Riversdale, Bundanon. Applications open 30 May and close 10 July. Studio dates are 21–26 August, 2017. Three Up A global playwriting program for young playwrights aged 14–17. Working with young people from Canada and Britain, learn how to write collaboratively, improve skills and get to know other writers from around the world. Writing Masterclasses A series of four playwriting masterclasses with leading Australian playwrights across August and September. Rebel Wilson and Rose Byrne Scholarships ATYP is pleased to offer two unique scholarship opportunities for young Australians aged 18–26. Valued at $15,000, recipients will receive 12 months of mentoring with ATYP in Sydney, culminating in the opportunity to travel to Los Angeles, work on a project with the Australian Theatre Company and be profiled at the G’Day USA Gala in January of the following year. writing@atyp.com.au


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COMMISSION Launched in 2003 as part of 40th birthday celebrations, the ATYP Foundation was created to develop and manage a capital fund that will ensure the theatre company’s future, and enable it to continue to raise the national expectation of what theatre with young people can achieve. In 2010, the Foundation launched a program to commission new works to be performed by young people. In 2012, the ATYP Foundation Commission Award was established to build a canon of new works specifically for young people aged 10–13 years. This extremely successful initiative has seen eight new works written or adapted for the stage. All plays have been published by Playlab and performed by many schools nationwide. As of 2016, the Foundation also supports a new yearly commission for 14-17 year old performers. The Foundation has proudly supported the work of these ATYP productions: Commission, 2011 Ishmael and the Return of the Dugongs adapted by playwright Jo Turner, from the novel by Michael Gerard Bauer.

Commission, 2012 Max Remy Super Spy adapted by playwright Jo Turner, from the bestselling novels by Deborah Abela. Co-commission (with Tantrum Theatre), 2012 Grounded by Alana Valentine. Winner of three AWGie Awards, including Most Outstanding Script. 2012 Winner Compass by Jessica Bellamy 2013 Winner Luke Lloyd: Alienoid by John Armstrong 2014 Winner The Trolleys by Sara West 2015 Winner Fight With All Your Might the Zombies of Tonight by Matthew Whittet 2016 Winners Wonder Fly by Nick Atkins (for 10–13 year-olds) A new work by Michael Collins to be produced in 2018 (for 14–17 year olds).


SUPPORT Your giving makes a massive difference to ATYP and the lives of thousands of young people we work with each year. Our community of supporters helps us deliver theatre programs on which young people thrive. Thanks to them we are able to stage critically acclaimed productions, launch the careers of tomorrow’s artistic leaders, support teachers in our most disadvantaged schools, purchase equipment, provide mentorships and ensure 10% of all our workshop places can be awarded as scholarships to people in need. Our donors are the lifeblood of our company. In 2015, government funding amounted to 18% of total ATYP revenue, almost half the national average. This means ATYP has to raise $6 for every $1 invested by Government. Your support makes a huge difference to us. There are many ways you can contribute to ATYP, both financially and in kind. Donate Your donation, no matter the size, assists us to provide world class drama programs that help young people flourish. Increasingly, our donors are choosing to set up regular

monthly or annual giving through ATYP’s secure website. A simple option that anyone can access. Parents’ Committee The ATYP Parents’ Committee provides feedback on our programs, assists with fundraising and organises events that bring people closer to the company. If you have young people who are a part of ATYP and you would like to get involved please contact us. Volunteer ATYP is always grateful for volunteers, from helping out in the office to bumping-in shows and supporting the end-of-semester cake stalls. The gift of time is always appreciated. Sponsorship ATYP welcomes support from businesses which seek to engage with young people, their parents, theatre makers and performing artists around the country. Businesses have the opportunity to access world class theatre and emerging artists, and help provide transformational drama experiences for young Australians. development@atyp.com.au


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THE ATYP PRODUCERS’ CIRCLE The Producers’ Circle draws together a community of benefactors who help make our performance season possible each year.

As part of the Producers’ Circle, donors are acknowledged in the following ways: •

Being part of the Producers’ Circle means you play a key role in nurturing the careers of the next generation of Australia’s professional artists. Every year ATYP launches the careers of young people who go on to be amongst our nation’s leading playwrights, actors, directors and designers. Our roll-call of alumni reads as a who’s who of Australian theatre and film, and includes Rebel Wilson, Rose Byrne, Nicole Kidman, Baz Luhrmann, Toni Collette, Michael Gow, Chris Lilley, Mitchell Butel, Blazey Best, Rob Carlton and Abbie Cornish, amongst many others. The ATYP performance season places our young artists on the national stage. In 2016, Producers’ Circle support helped ATYP win its first Helpmann Award by assisting to fund the premiere season of performances in 2014. With an annual contribution of $5,000 this exclusive and important group makes it possible for ATYP to stage the plays that are reimagining theatre for young Australians.

Opening Night invitations to every show in the ATYP season; opportunities to go behind the scenes as productions are created, from first rehearsal to Opening Night; Honour rolls in ATYP publications including production programs and online; and updates on the achievements of the season, and for any opportunities that occur for the young artists who were involved.

We extend our thanks to the members of the 2016 Producers’ Circle for their support in producing a critically acclaimed season. See the full list of members on pg44.


DONORS ATYP Foundation Founding Donors We gratefully acknowledge the ATYP Foundation’s founding donors: Robert O Albert AO RFD RD Antoinette Albert Albert Investments Chum Darvall Belinda Darvall Millennium Pty Ltd Raymond Nelson Francis Douglas QC & Dr Lisa Cantamessa Dr Helen Nugent Andrew Thyne Reid Trust Achim Drescher & Anthea Drescher James O’Loghlin Estate of the late Nicholas Enright Glynn O’Neill Miles Armstrong Carolyn Fletcher Robert Rich & the late Helen Rich Ruth Armytage AM Hal Herron Frances Roberts Felicity Atanaskovic Mark Hopkinson & Michelle Opie Ezekiel Solomon AM Angela Bowne SC Michael Ihlein & Gosia Dobrowolska Josephine Walton Jillian Broadbent AO Sarah Whyte Ian Brown Christopher Johnson Jane Wilde

Hilary Caldwell Judith Joye Jill Wran Michael Carapiet John King Yengarie Pty Ltd Phil Coats Ann Lewis AO Ross Youngman & Veronica Espaliat Dixie Coultan & Donald Grieve Macquarie Group Foundation Richard Cropley Mallesons Stephen Jaques David Zobel & Emma Lee Anonymous Producers’ Circle Donors ($5,000+) Antoinette Albert Robert O Albert AO RFD RD & Libby Albert Martin Dickson AM & Susie Dickson Nancy Fox & Bruce Arnold Alexandra Holcomb & Andrew Bird Michael Ihlein & Gosia Dobrowolska Rebel Penfold-Russell OAM Edward & Anne Simpson We gratefully acknowledge ATYP’s generous community of donors who gave in the 12 months to 14th November 2016: Guardians ($10,000+) Rose Byrne Martin Dickson AM & Susie Dickson Alexandra Holcomb & Andrew Bird Michael Ihlein & Gosia Dobrowolska Susan Maple-Brown AM


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Robert Rich Mark & Jacqueline Warburton Rebel Wilson

Amy Maiden Danielle Manion & Damian Sturzaker Derek Minett & George Dodd Dr David Nguyen

Superstars ($5,000–$9,999) Antoinette Albert Robert O Albert AO RFD RD & Libby Albert Ruth Armytage AM Nancy Fox & Bruce Arnold Graham & Glynn O’Neill Rebel Penfold-Russell OAM Edward & Anne Simpson Champions ($1,000–$4,999) Andrew & Kate Buchanan Andrew Deane & James Buck Jr J.B Fairfax AO Sietel Gill Steve Hawkins Nick Jaffer Dr Sophie Lieberman Carina Martin John & Susannah Penton Greeba Pritchard Olev Rahn & Jillian Broadbent AO Kate Sexton Janine Sidhom Simon Webb & Sally Anderson Jane Westbrook The Willink Family Allies ($500–$999) Fiona Dewar Michael Falzon Mark & Sandra Johnson

Buddies ($200–$499) Robert MacFarlan & Nicole Abadee Robert Brookman AM & Verity Laughton Ali Brosnan Dr Caroline Butler-Bowden Torben & Richelle Brookman Angus Burns Monique Farmer The Fernandez Family Melissa Fleming Victoria Hope Charlotte Howley Beverley Johnson Sophie Lynch Richard & Jane Malcolmson Eleanore Mattana Juz McGuire Steven Miller Barbara Mobbs Penelope Nelson David Parker Zoe Pollock Ingrid Selene Michiko Shibagaki Odetta Quinn David & Kristin Williamson Andrea Wilson Mitzi Zaphir Diane Zhang

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In-Kind Donors Commonwealth Bank of Australia – Costumes Annie Ross – Costumes Leonie Cambage – Furniture Companies Camp Sugar Carnivore Films Haymes Paint Interbrand King & Wood Mallesons Mullinars Casting Consultants Optimiste Wines PwC Rebelstudio UBS Australia Limited Walsh Bay Arts and Commerce Corporation

Foundations ATYP Foundation Baly Douglass Foundation BBM Youth Support Bird-Holcomb Foundation Pty Ltd Creative Partnerships Australia Copyright Cultural Fund Copyright Agency Dalwood Wylie Charitable Trust Graeme Wood Foundation Greatorex Foundation James N Kirby Foundation Limb Family Foundation Macquarie Group Foundation St George Foundation Tim Fairfax Family Foundation Vincent Fairfax Family Foundation Westpac Foundation Yim Family Foundation

List current as of 14.11.16


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PARTNERS & SUPPORTERS GOVERNMENT

TRUSTS & FOUNDATIONS

ASSOCIATE PARTNERS

SPONSORS

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THE TEAM Artistic Director Fraser Corfield General Manager Amy Maiden Finance Manager Emma Murphy Development Manager Andrew Deane Marketing Manager Kar Chalmers Workshops Manager Robert Jago Education Manager Adèle Jeffreys Production Manager Lauren Makin Resident Dramaturg Jennifer Medway Education Co-ordinator Rowan Bate Finance & Operations Co-ordinator Chrissy Riley Marketing & Development Co-ordinator Elise Barton Marketing Co-ordinator & Graphic Designer Justin Stambouliah Administration Assistant Bonnie Leigh-Dodds Resident Technologist Daniel Andrews Archivist Judith Seeff Writer-in-Residence 2016 Lewis Treston

Board of Directors Mark Warburton (Chair) Fraser Corfield Monique Farmer Nancy Fox Fiona Hunt Nick Jaffer Janine Lapworth Dr Sophie Lieberman John Penton Edward Simpson Simon Webb Natasa Zunic ATYP Foundation Committee Angela Bowne SC (Chair) Antoinette Albert Rob Rich Mark Warburton Writers Under Commission Nick Atkins Yve Blake Michael Collins Rachael Coopes Tutors Jacob Allan Guillaume Barriere Alison Bennett Yve Blake Justin Buchta Simon Burke Mitchell Butel Heather Campbell Adriano Cappalletta

Nicholas Christo Lauren Claire Briallen Clarke Lucy Clements Rachel Coopes Michael Cullen Airlie Dodds Ivan Donato Drew Fairley Pip Edwards Curtis Fernandez Holly Fraser Virginia Gay Ghenoa Gela Sean Hall Tim Hansen Matthew Hardie Amy Hume Emma Jackson Robert Jago Honora Jenkins Sophie Kelly Luke Kerridge Danielle King Alex Lee-Rekers Matt Levett Caleb Lewis Drew Livingston Alex Malone Felicity McKay Emily McGowan Danielle O’Keefe Sam O’Sullivan Grace Partridge Lynne Pearce Chloe Perrett Lachlan Philpott Jena Prince Eloise Snape Bjorn Stewart Ildiko Susany Christopher Tomkinson Jess Tovey Jo Turner Laura Turner Amy Usherwood Kate Walder Alex Walker Matthew Whittet Kate Williams Kate Worsley


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