Now in its second year, True West is an independent initiative run by Riverside Productions. In 2012 it will be presenting three assisted theatre productions that express the unique voices of Sydney’s West.
The program encourages all forms of performance: new Australian plays, drama and comedy, multimedia and hybrid theatre forms, devised performance, music theatre or physical theatre that is text based and culturally specific works. Each production is assisted with a financial and marketing package for presentation from September for a two-week season each in Raffertys Theatre, Riverside’s 90 seat black box studio.
Supported by a grant from Arts NSW and supplemented by Riverside Theatres, True West has become a new breeding ground for up and coming talents in theatre arts.
Producer of True West, Camilla Rountree, comments, “This season of True West is all about telling stories, personal stories, funny, moving and inspiring stories, that are drawn from the very heart of the community in the west. In today’s fast paced world people are looking for ways to connect and understand. True West aims to open up new perspectives and engagement with the people and the places where we work and live. Each of the three projects chosen for True West takes a different path to explore identity and each will result in a throughly entertaining and insightful theatrical experience.”
You can find out more about True West here.