Australian Theatre Company is thrilled to announce the Pritchard Indigenous Artists Fund thanks to a generous commitment from Bob and Margie Pritchard. This fund has been created to provide opportunities to further develop Australian Indigenous Theatre Makers (Actor, Writer, Director, Designer, Producer, Musician or Dancer) by offering them an opportunity to participate in a program with ATC in Los Angeles over the next 4 years.

The first of our professional development opportunities to be offered is an exciting workshop with Academy Award, Tony and Pulitzer Prize winning writer and director, John Patrick Shanley. This workshop is presented in partnership with 16th Street Actors Studio Australia and takes place at the Skylight Theatre Los Angeles. It will run for 6 days from Monday March 12 – Saturday March 17, 2018 and is specifically for an actor, 21 years and over who already has some professional acting experience and/or training.

The successful applicant will be awarded a place in the workshop, a return flight from Australia (departing from Mel/Syd/Bris) to Los Angeles, 7 nights accommodation in Los Angeles, and per diems.

Please submit a headshot, resume and reel to by February 19th, 2018.

On behalf of all of us at Australian Theatre Company, thank you for your interest, and we look forward to receiving your submission. We’ll see you in LA!

Margie and Bob Pritchard

Margie and Bob Pritchard

"Margie and I are enthusiastic supporters of ATC, the incredible work they are doing and most importantly, the commitment and passion of the founders. It is extremely gratifying to be able to be part of this crucible of Australian theatre in the United States. We have long been committed to indigenous incentives, from sport, to art and social programs. Also, Margie’s son Mark, works closely with remote indigenous communities the Babbarra Women’s Centre in northern Arnhem Land, as well as the Merrepen Arts, Culture and Language Centre, Hopevale Arts and Cultural Centre and Yawuru Jarndu communities. We are thrilled to be able to extend this commitment through the Pritchard Indigenous Artists Fund." - Bob Pritchard