CASP Project | Calling All Writers - Playwriting Residency01.01.2018
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 Entertainments Centre’s Local Stages Program and Country Arts Support Program (Regional Arts NSW) funds, 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.
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.
Anyone form around the Central West is eligible to apply and any participant selected for the program will be assisted with travel costs and accommodation expenses.
For more information regarding application and project details go to Central West Short Play Festival on Facebook or www.bmec.com.au