1/135 Fitzroy Street Grand Boulevard, St Kilda, VIC 3182

EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST

FOR MUSICALS & PLAYS
ALEX THEATRE ST KILDA’S 2024/2025 SEASON
Applications Due Sunday 3 September 2023, by 11:59pm

Alex Read Theatre Performances Inc.

Alex Read Theatre Performances Inc. is a charitable organization dedicated to supporting the sustainable creation of Art in Australia. We actively seek out artists and organisations with big ideas to help grow our creative community and advocate on behalf of both the artists within our walls and the theatrical sector as a whole. As part of our effort, Alex Theatre St. Kilda, in conjunction with Alex Read Theatre Performances Inc. is looking for plays and musicals to add to their 2024/2025 season.

Are you a theatre company, organisation, artist, producer or collective looking to stage a new musical or play, or have a licensed show in need of a venue and additional creative or production support?

2024/2025 Expressions of Interest

SEEKING PLAYS AND MUSICALS FOR OUR 2024/2025 SEASON!

Alex Read Theatre Performances Inc. is a charitable organisation dedicated to supporting the sustainable creation of Art in Australia. We actively seek out artists and organisations with big ideas to help grow our creative community and advocate on behalf of both the artists within our walls and the theatrical sector as a whole. As part of our effort, Alex Theatre St. Kilda, in conjunction with Alex Read Theatre Performances Inc., is looking for plays and musicals to add to their 2024/2025 season.

Are you a theatre company, organisation, artist, producer or collective looking to stage a new musical or play, or have a licensed show in need of a venue and additional creative or production support?

Submissions are due by 5pm AEST on Sunday 3 September, 2023.

You can read more about how we’ll support you and your production on our information brief here.

If you have any questions, please reach out to Ashley at info@vasstg.com.au

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What you need to know

Overview

Our core objectives are woven together to create a multi-disciplinary stream of cultural, educational and creative support for artists, students, audiences and our local community at large:

  1. To create long-term, sustainable opportunities for arts workers to support the future the performing arts workforce as a whole and improve the representation of the Arts as a valued business.

  2. To support touring and regional production and presentation of works: in order to give those with less access to quality artistic programming an opportunity to experience theatre and benefit from the cultural and community experience it brings.

  3. To support digital and immersive developments for greater breadth and scope for technological advancements in the creative sector.

  4. To be a trusted and knowledgeable voice in advocating for key investment for underrepresented artists and developmental projects.

  5. To invest time into the research and analysis of audience experience to content development: in order to better understand their preferences and where we can improve to ensure we are offering memorable and impactful creative experiences that bolster both the ongoing development of the arts sector and the vitality of the local and greater communities in which we are a part.

Creative Engagement

Programmes serving the local area to nurture new work, generate income for creative practitioners, entertain audiences, and strengthen the creative nature within the community.

Diverse Arts Based Eco-system

Developing a dynamic and strong reputation for high standard and diversity branches of entertainment, including theatre and screen programming, visual art showcases and nurturing the raw talent of new voices amongst seasoned artistic practitioners.

Sustainable Art

Sustainability in work and the environment, coexisting so that the footprint stimulates cultural, social, and economic activity within the community.

Alex Theatre St Kilda (ATSK) was founded in 2015 and is the home to a diverse array of performing arts groups and artists who are actively working towards a common goal: to support the creative culture of Australia and tell the stories that move us – to laughter, to tears, to deeper thought. The stories that matter.

St Kilda is the original wellspring of rock music, creative arts, and film in Australia, and the top end of Fitzroy Street is the perfect location, nestled within the George building adjacent to the George Hotel, to share your stories and add them to this historical creative landscape. A multipurpose arts venue offering three different-sized spaces, artists are able to present a wide range of works in an accessible, comfortable venue that is also commercially viable.

  • A box office split with one-third going to the artist
  • Social media and marketing support
  • Front of house staff
  • Free rehearsal space (if available)
  • Producing support
  • No hire fees 

Support from Alex Read Performances Inc. and Alex Theatre St. Kilda, based on rehearsal and a two-week season, is valued at approximately over $85,000 AUD.

  • Use of the space and the equipment we have on-site, to be confirmed with our venue manager.
  • 4 hours per performance of front-of-house staff.
  • Marketing includes 3x social media posts and 3x stories on Instagram and Facebook, placement in 1 of our EDMs in the lead-up to your production, inclusion on our website.
  • Producing and/or creative assistance where capacity allows.
  • Ticketing services managed via online bookings.

A completely produced, production-ready musical

Your own public liability insurance (can happily advise)

  • A creative, design, and technical team in place (including sound and lighting technicians – we can advise if you need recommendations)
  • Manage production costs, wages, and fees associated with your production
  • Have your own marketing plan in place that you are ready to activate and maintain from a minimum of 6 weeks prior to your first show.

Further discussions will be had to navigate the specifics of the above to ensure artists have a complete understanding of what is on offer and what is expected so they are as prepared and excited as possible to move forward!

Upon receipt of proposals, we will be in touch with those who we feel best suit the season ahead to discuss the project in greater detail. From there, final selections will be made.

Please know that if your show is not selected, this does not mean there is no room for it in our season in the future.

We thank you in advance for your time and interest, we can’t wait to hear about your musical!