MTC’s Women in Theatre Program
Posted by Team APATA | Mar 4, 2021
Melbourne Theatre Company’s Women in Theatre Program is a yearlong initiative that aims to empower women in the theatre industry through masterclasses, workshops, leadership training, networking opportunities and the invaluable insight of one-to one mentoring.
Over the course of the year participants were taken through:
First session: Profile Management & Networking, Fearless Leadership, Meet the mentors [chosen by the participants and administrators], let the planning begin.
Second session: Business operations of a large theatre company [MTC], Developing New Australian Works, Creative pathways, Mental Health & Wellbeing.
Third Session: Mental Health & Wellbeing, Grants, Money and Me workshop and part one of the Pitching and Negotiating Masterclass
Fourth Session: Mental Health & Wellbeing, part two of Grants, Money & Me, Production and Playing Spaces. Last week also saw the team go through part two of the Pitching and Negotiating Masterclass in order to prepare for Pitch Day, March 18th.
Due to the extraordinary circumstances of last year the 2020 cohort has continued to grow from strength to strength under the guidance of the program administrators with PITCH Day basically the graduation show. Participants will have the opportunity to pitch themselves, their work and their collaborative ideas to MTC Artistic and Operational Executives. This impressive scheme supporting women in the theatre industry is a gold mine of practical and inspirational mentoring and learning with many participants going on to create their own creative pathways.
Read the 2020 Report and keep this in mind for yourself or someone you know too apply for when the MTC’s Women in Theatre Program reboots in 2022.