What we’re looking for in 2014
On the Friday after the Launch of the 2013 Season, I hosted an Industry Forum to talk through the season and some of the thinking that went into it. There was a suggestion that people might like to hear what I am thinking about in terms of artistic interests and what we at QTC are looking for to program in 2014. That way more people could be involved in helping us.
Our programming cycle is mostly complete by February/March with a few exceptions. Of course there are no guarantees and I reserve the right to change my mind but here are some thinking points:
- Each of the works must be able to attract around 10-12,000 people and be able to fit into the Playhouse in terms of scale and ambition OR small scale works of 1-3 actors that can attract 6-8,000 people
- An Australian classic that can be reinvented
- The stories of working class Australia
- A chamber musical where the band and cast number includes no more than 15 people
- Stories that express the diversity of Queensland
- An exploration in form like puppetry, design, physical performance, circus, music theatre
- Works that reflect the current political climate or a burning social issue
- A unique perspective
- Works from non-English speaking countries that could be translated (especially interested in the literary/playwriting traditions in South America)
- Current hits from West End and Broadway
Anyway there’s some of the thinking going through my head. I am constantly looking for artists from Queensland, female writers and Indigenous stories, though we have a number of people commissioned in these areas who will be looking to have works ready for 2014.
If you have a work or are interested in pitching an idea send a single A4 pitch document to email@example.com.
Look forward to hearing from people.