Tamarama Surfers create a new wave of theatre
30 July 2010
Formed in 1997, Tamarama Rock Surfers (TRS) has established one of the longest- running independent theatre venues in Sydney - the Old Fitzroy Theatre.
Over the past 13 seasons, TRS has positioned itself as a leader in the production of new Australian theatre and one of the only entry-level venues for artists in Sydney. An important community and cultural hub for independent artists, the Old Fitzroy Theatre has been the launching pad for many new careers and new Australian voices.
Over the past five years, under the guidance of Artistic Director Leland Kean, TRS has produced seasons solely made up of new Australian work; one of the few companies and venues in the country that do so.
With Program/Presenter funding from the Australia Council for the Arts TRS has been able to provide artists fees and commissions and therefore support and subsidise independent artists to have their work produced on the Old Fitzroy stage. See: Rock Surfers.