Theatre

The theatre sector in Australia is a ‘broad church’ which encompasses several spheres of activity. This includes commercial, professional subsidised, unsubsidised independent, participatory, community, and amateur theatre. Within these spheres there is a diversity of genres, including: plays and scripted work, music theatre and cabaret, circus and physical theatre, installation theatre performance, puppetry, media-based theatre work, live art, and contemporary inter-disciplinary performance. 

The view from 2014 is of a sector that is keen to keep pace with the broader environment. Theatre artists, organisations and enablers (such as producers) are highly attuned to the interests and needs of national and international audiences, and evolving platforms for engagement.

The theatre sector in Australia is a ‘broad church’ which encompasses several spheres of activity.

Women in Theatre

Since 2010, the Theatre Section has been deeply engaged in supporting the sector to create more sustainable pathways for women in creative leadership roles.

To celebrate the incredible history of women creative leaders in this country and their contribution to the theatre sector we have collected over 70 personal stories, recollections and reflections, all told by women and captured on camera.

Read more here.

Image: Women in Theatre exhibition trailer 2014 Credit: Australia Council
Image: Women in Theatre exhibition trailer 2014 Credit: Australia Council

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Women In Theatre

Image: Women in Theatre exhibition trailer 2014 Credit: Australia Council
Women in Theatre celebrates the contemporary Australian theatre scene, where Women share their personal stories, recollections and reflections.