Pride Foundation x APT Commission Recipients Announced
We are very happy to announce the successful applicants for the PRIDE FOUNDATION AUSTRALIA x APT 2022 program!
One (1) commission is available for an LGBTQIA+ identifying playwright with a new play idea. Priority is for an under-represented playwright and subject matter in the Queer Community toward producing and publication consideration.
The commission and development activity is to be completed within 12 months of contract. The commission is for National LGBTQIA+ applicants only, with a priority focus on previously produced playwrights.
2022 PRIDE FOUNDATION AUSTRALIA X APT PARTICIPANTS:
STACE CALLAGHAN & MARGI BROWN ASH
Stace Callaghan has written four one-person shows: still raw (published 1996);when i was a boy (Matilda Commendation, Sydney Mardi Gras Festival Award 2001); between heaven & earth (2002-2006); and Queer as Flux (Melt Festival and The Blue Room Theatre 2021). Callaghan and Margi Brown Ash also co-wrote (with others) The Nest Ensemble’s multi award-winning The Knowing of Mary Poppins(published 2010).
Margi Brown Ash’s publications include the multi award-winning HOME, Eve and He Dreamed a Train (trailers https://www.margibrownash.com/the-nest-ensemble) all published by Playlab. Her creative PhD focused on the Artist and their Home and Belonging (https://www.margibrownash.com/publications-research).
ABOUT THE PLAY
Wanderings is the celebration of the In-Between places where identities defy fixed definitions and people are free to be exactly who they are becoming, in all their fluid messiness and infinite possibilities. Through the gender transitioning of an adult child and their relationship with their ageing mother (who is going through her own transition of consciousness with dementia), Wanderings will intimately explore the heart-opening opportunities, challenges and demands of shifting identities and changing relationship dynamics – within families and beyond.