Artists in Residence

Theatre Works has seen the result of offering artists more time in its theatre space to develop works of scale and of intimacy. Over the years extended development time has been afforded to a number of companies – Daniel Schlusser Ensemble, Stuck Pigs Squealing, Adena Jacobs of Fraught Outfit and most recently ARTHUR Productions and OpticNerve Performance Group.

In all cases extra time to inhibit the space led to works of greater artistic impact. Theatre Works Residency Model provides artists with a fully equipped rehearsal venue; creative fees; artistic guidance; assistance with fundraising; professional marketing and publicity; access to presentation and touring frameworks.

Beyond their premiere season, these artists will be supported through Theatre Works’ newly established presentation and touring frameworks, including regional and national touring, and in 2018 international exchange.

The Residency Model fills an important space in the arts ecology. In 2017 we welcome our ARTISTS IN RESIDENCE.

Dee & Cornelius

PATRICIA CORNELIUS is one of Australia’s most awarded and celebrated playwrights. Her partnership with director  SUZIE DEE is one that is celebrated for their fearless approach to theatre making.


ADENA JACOBS is the Artistic Director of independent company  FRAUGHT OUTFIT. In 2014- 2015 she was Resident Director at Belvoir Street, and in 2012 she was Female Director in Residence at the Malthouse Theatre.


RAWCUS is an award-winning ensemble of artists with and without disability; the company’s performance aesthetic combines physical theatre and arresting visual imagery.

Ross Mueller

ROSS MUELLER is an Australian playwright and winner of the New York New Dramatists Playwright exchange for his play CONCUSSION (2009). His work has been commissioned by Melbourne Theatre Company, Playbox, Canberra Youth Theatre, Hothouse and ABC Radio National.

The Guerrilla Museum

THE GUERRILLA MUSEUM is a live art production house based in Melbourne. They work in the realm of experimental, immersive theatre and installation. Their debut immersive live art piece FUNERAL premiered at the 2014 Melbourne Fringe Festival.

The Rabble

THE RABBLE (KATE DAVIS and EMMA VALENTE) was formed in 2006 from a desire to make work that wasn’t being produced in Australia: visually ambitious, political, feminist and formally experimental.