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State Umbrella

State Theatre Company South Australia supports the production and presentation of one independent theatre production every year via our State Umbrella program. Past productions have included Welcome The Bright WorldRabbits, Madame and Between Two Waves. The 2019 Umbrella production is Limit by Sophia Simmons, directed by Shannon Rush.

Subject to existing commitments, the successful pitch will receive inclusion of the production in the 2019 season brochure and on our web site, a rehearsal space, in-house technical and creative support , in-house equipment, props and furniture from within STCSA stock, a one week build slot in the State Theatre Company South Australia workshop (excluding materials), a one week build slot in the State Theatre Company South Australia wardrobe department (excluding materials) and marketing and publicity support. If you need support letters written for funding applications to further support this production, we will be happy to supply those to you.

You will need to organise the venue and venue hire, production management, the materials for the set and costumes, any extra equipment, props and furniture, artist fees, Workers Compensation and Public Liability Insurance, and technical staff. Please ensure you have secured the rights to the work before you apply. And be sure to plan for the additional financial capital you will need to raise for the production to go ahead.

Your application should be no more than 2 A4 pages, and should include:

  • Who – a brief biography of the artists or group applying
  • What – an outline of your project and what you want to do
  • How – a simple financial breakdown
  • Why – the vision and reasoning behind you wanting to put on this show

How to apply

Please send your EOI in PDF or Word format to – please put ‘State Umbrella application’ and your company name in the subject line.