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14.03.23 By Staff

Mparntwe First Timers Workshop EOI (Expression of Interest)

Mparntwe (Alice Springs) creators & creatives!

Do you have an idea for a show, but are not sure where to start?
Have some material, but need to run it by someone?
Wanting some advice on how to market and produce a show?

This workshop might be for you!

FREE for 4x participants/artists or groups in Mparntwe who identify as First Nations, BIPOC/People of the Global Majority, LGBTIQA+, neuro-diverse, gender non-conforming, or female, who are looking to create a new piece of work that’s a first for them in some way. This could be:
– First solo show
– First group show
– First time creating a short act
– First roving performance

You don’t have to have it all worked out, but you must be open to performing something (5-10 minutes in length) for the group and receiving feedback. Participants will be given the opportunity to work further on their content during the day and will also take part in some exercises and movement games.

If you’re not sure if this is you, or you have enough to offer, please get in touch! You probably do 🙂

Selection will be made via a short EOI process.

EOIs close Friday March 24th 11.59pm, with participants notified by March 27th 5pm.

Workshop details:

Date & Time: April 25th, 10.30am-4.30pm
Place: Corkwood Collective, 8009 Ragonesi Road, Ross, Mparntwe/Alice Springs
Cost: Free

All genres of performance are welcome to apply, however, my background is in physical comedy, physical theatre, improvisation and comedic cabaret. If you create work outside of these genres I can assist with performance presence, movement, dramaturgy (how a performance makes sense), production and marketing advice.

Any questions or queries, please contact Anna Thomson at

If you’d prefer to create a short video application, please answer the questions in the EOI link in no longer than 5 minutes and email to the above.

Anna Thomson is a Garramilla/Darwin based award-winning performer and producer. They studied Lecoq-based clown, physical comedy, mask and performance making at the John Bolton Theatre School in 2015 and at the London International School of Performing Arts (LISPA) Summer School 2018, and was a founding member of Melbourne’s cult-alt-comedy crew PO PO MO CO (2016-2018). Anna has a love of satire and the ridiculous, and delights in creating poignant and hilarious worlds that playfully address environmental and social issues through joy and physicality.

I respectfully acknowledge the Larrakia peoples on whose unceded traditional lands I work and play, and the Arrente peoples whose land this workshop will run on. Always was, always will be ABORIGINAL land.

This opportunity is funded by a Northern Territory Government Gender and Equity grant, with support from Darwin Fringe Festival, Darwin Community Arts and Red Hot Arts Central Australia.

Fab photo credit to : Johanna Hayes