Artist Development

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Malthouse Theatre collaborates with local and international artists to create inventive performances that cut to the core of the human experience. Our work explores the world, personally, socially and politically to provoke a dialogue with and within audiences.

We are interested in all artists who are interested in us, and we’re always eager to engage in the rich contemporary performance scene beyond the confines of our own building. 

The best ways to make sure you're on our radar are to introduce yourself over email, invite us to see your work, or apply for one of our artist development programs.

Our Approach

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Glossary of Terms

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Besen Family Artist Program

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Playwriting Innovation Award


Malcolm Robertson Writers Program

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Director in Residence Program

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We appreciate writers, directors, designers and theatre-makers reaching out to introduce themselves and their work to us. 
Email our New Work Manager Mark Pritchard on, and tell us about you and what you do. 


Seeing live work is a great way for us to know who you are and what you make. We may not always be able to get there, but we will make every attempt to send one of our team, given plenty of notice. Three weeks in advance is optimal. Send an invitation to and we will circulate it to the relevant staff.


If you believe you have a unique proposal which has a strong affinity with our artistic vision, you are welcome to send a two-page treatment to our New Work Manager, Mark Pritchard

If you’re submitting a script, please include a one-page synopsis and a short bio to give us some context.

We receive an enormous number of proposals, and with limited resources, we aren’t able to give you feedback about your work. If we do see a possible connection with Malthouse Theatre we will contact you.