Showcase Victoria 2023 Program Schedule

Welcome to the official program of Showcase Victoria 2023, proudly presented by The Victorian Association of Performing Arts Centres and Regional Arts Victoria. This year marks the return of our full-scale event for the first time since 2019, and we’re pleased to share over fifty productions that will be taking part in the event in May. These projects reflect the breadth of creative practice and diversity in our performing arts community, and Showcase Victoria 2023 will bring these artists together with venues and presenters from across the country to connect and plan future touring. Below you can find an overview of the Showcase Victoria 2023 schedule.

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DAY ONE

TUESDAY 9 MAY 2023

8:30AM – Venue and registrations open

9:00AM – Program commences 

Session Time 9:00AM – 11:15AM

Welcome to Country

Welcome to Showcase Victoria

First Nations Program

First Nations Touring – Panel Discussion

The opening session of Showcase Victoria 2023 will be dedicated to celebrating the diverse works by First Nations artists and organisations available for touring, featuring a selection of project excerpts and pitches. Our First Nations Programming Consultant, Gunditjmara actor and theatre-maker Tom Molyneux will then facilitate a panel discussion on presenting First Nations led touring works, and how to create culturally appropriate, engaging and safe experiences for artists and your community.

Excerpts
Camp Culture by Cluster Arts
Three Magpies Perched in a Tree by La Mama Theatre and The Storyteller

Pitches
The Bleeding Tree by Critical Stages Touring and Ian Michael
Arterial by Na Djinang Circus
Goodbye Aunty Flow by Ilbijerri 
The Fire Garden by The Village Festival of New Performance Inc

 

Session Time 11:30AM – 1:00PM

Regional Arts Victoria Update

Witness performances and pitches from productions in the 2023 Showcase Victoria program, and hear an update from Regional Arts Victoria. 
 

Excerpts
Miss Friby & The Femmes by Miss Friby
BURGERZ by Bullet Heart Club and Theatre Works
Garage Girls by Three Birds Theatre and The Shift Theatre

Pitches
Future Proof by Gravity Dolls
Hello Red Planet by Bunk Puppets
I am Carisma by Johnathan Homsey
Velveteen Rabbit by Born in a Taxi

 

Session Time 1:45PM – 3:30PM

Company updates from Critical Stages and Nicholas Clark Management

During this session attendees will hear updates from key organisations and tour coordinators Critical Stages and Nicholas Clark Management, as well as more pitches and excerpts from program artists. 
 

Excerpts
Iphigenia In Splott by Red Stitch Actors’ Theatre & Critical Stages Touring
Imagine by Jolyon James and Nic Clark Management

Pitches
Oyster Boy by Kyle Walmsley
Moth by Theatre Works
Jenny Wynter’s Funny Mummies Comedy Gala by Funny Mummies
Planet Bird Colourful Sparkly by Sanctum Studio
Cochlea by Snuff Puppets

Session Time 4:00PM – 5:00PM

Witness performances and pitches from productions in the 2023 Showcase Victoria program, followed by complimentary drinks and networking time in the theatre foyer.
 

Excerpts
Broad by Geraldine Quinn
Grand Theft Theatre by Pony Cam

Pitches
Lele by Western Edge
Soggy & Moist by Scratch Arts and Express Move Me
December by Jake Silvestro
A Day At A Time in Rhyme by Lab Kelpie
Code of Conduct by Rory Godbold

DAY TWO

WEDNESDAY 10 MAY 2023

8:30AM – Venue and registrations open

9:00AM – Program commences 

Session Time 9:00AM – 10:30AM

Witness performances and pitches from productions in the 2023 Showcase Victoria program.
 

Excerpts
Taking the Waters by Lemony S Puppet Theatre
Garry Starr Greece Lightning by MILKE

Pitches
All the Shining Lights by HotHouse Theatre
YUCK Circus: DEADSET by YUCK Circus
Only Players by Alternative Facts
Symphonie De La Bicyclette by Brink Productions
Someone in the Dark by Black Hole Theatre

Session Time 10:45AM – 12:00PM

During this session attendees will have the opportunity to participate in facilitated networking time, where venues, artists and producers can discuss projects and touring opportunities. 
 
During this time Showcase Victoria will also welcome our partners at Music Victoria for a breakout session on programming contemporary music acts in performing arts centres, where we will launch the Showcase Victoria Music Menu profiling artists you can program in your venue.
 

Breakout session with Music Victoria 
This session will be from 11:30am – 12:00pm

Facilitated Conversations

Session Times 1:00PM – 2:45PM

Witness performances and pitches from productions in the 2023 Showcase Victoria program.
 

Excerpts
Not Today by Rogue Projects and Theatre Works
  Sirens by VIMH
Trophy Boys by the Maybe Pile

Pitches
Duck Pond by Circa Contemporary Circus
The Audition by Outer Urban Projects
The Defiant by Highwire Entertainment
s.o.l.o – Situations of Ones Life’s Obsessions by On Stage Events
1001 Nights by Inventi Ensemble
Dirty Laundry by Briefs Factory

Session Time 3:00PM – 5:00PM

Facilitated Conversations

During this session attendees will have the opportunity to participate in facilitated networking time, where venues, artists and producers can discuss projects and touring opportunities. We will then return to the theatre for further performances, pitches, and closing remarks for 2023.
 

Excerpts
Tash York Happy Hour by Big Hair Production

Pitches
Circus Sensation by ZAP CIRCUS
Nat Bartsch: Hope by Nat Bartsch
Obang by UB and Ewen

Event Close

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