Polyglot Theatre is seeking Expressions of Interest to participate in a two-week paid production residency from 31 May - 10 June 2022. The production residency is an opportunity to experience the Polyglot creative process in action, and gain a deeper understanding of what is involved in developing a new, participatory show for families. It will take place during a creative development for our new work, Pram People, which is aimed at both the young children who ride in prams and their parents or carers.

About us
Polyglot Theatre is a world-renowned contemporary theatre company based in Melbourne making exceptional arts experiences for children and families. Our unique brand of theatre encompasses a wide variety of forms and is shared with audiences everywhere, from the world’s most prestigious theatres to the football grounds of regional Australia. Polyglot’s artistic and philosophical approach of child-centred practice has earned us a strong reputation at home and abroad as a leader in the Theatre for Young Audiences sector, celebrated for creating distinctive, participatory works that are playful and conceptually rigorous. Access is central to our work at Polyglot, driven by the right of all children to experience growth and resilience through creative play.

The production residency supports Polyglot’s aim to increase the accessibility and inclusivity of our practice and the representation of underrepresented communities, including First Nations people, people who are D/deaf and/or Disabled, people from Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CaLD) backgrounds and people who identify as LGBTQIA+. Polyglot participated in the Fair Play program delivered by Diversity Arts Australia in 2020-21, and is committed to increasing the diversity of our staff, artists, Board and audiences through consultation, training, building sustained relationships and creating pathways to involvement.

About the opportunity
Polyglot is offering an opportunity for an emerging theatre maker to participate in all areas of production over two weeks of creative development. Working with leading industry artists, you will gain experience in:

Stage management
Set design
Sound design
Producing; as well as
Specific production skills for creating immersive and participatory theatre

(Please note that while every endeavour is made to include the secondee in practical tasks and discussions during rehearsals, some stages of the process may be observation only.)

This is an opportunity to experience a new Polyglot work in creation, offering insight into what is involved behind the scenes to make a new work for children and families.

This is a paid residency at the weekly fee of $882 (LPA Level 2 for production staff).

For more information and to apply, please visit https://polyglot.org.au/production-residency-eoi-2022/

Program and Opportunity Access

Polyglot Theatre actively encourages applicants who identify as First Nations, Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CaLD), or D/deaf or Disabled for this role. Polyglot values the cultural expertise of lived experience and acknowledges that ongoing research into best practice around access, equity and inclusion is vital.

Polyglot endeavours to make our production residency program accessible for all. Please let us know if you have any access requirements in your application.

Venue Access

The Abbotsford Convent Precinct has six accessible parking bays in the St Heliers Street car park. The Mernda and Hurstbridge train lines stop at Victoria Park Station. The train station is approximately 1km from the Precinct entrance. The 200, 202 and 207 bus routes stop at Clarke St/Johnston St. It is approximately 300m from the Precinct entrance.


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