We are looking for 3 Gauteng-based theatre collectives who are interested in developing new work through The Market Theatre’s Play Development Programme. Groups of collaborators who have a track record in theatre-making and are eager to use our resources to prepare their new work for an audience are invited to apply.

The selected collectives will receive access to up to 4 weeks of rehearsal space, input from the Artistic Director, and a one-week slot in Kippies to showcase the work they have developed. The workshop and culmination of this development initiative should be staggered across May and October 2023, working intermittently based on the needs of the collective. The showcase in Kippies will be contracted as per the theatre’s standard 70/30 partnership deal for this space.

We are seeking groups who are committed to using the time and resources provided to develop a new work that speaks to the South African experience. Collaborators should be passionate about the theatre and be able to work well together as a team.

To apply, you will need to submit:

  • A description of the collaborators and their individual roles in the collective (max. 500 words)
  • A motivation for the new work you would like to workshop (max. 800 words)
  • A one-page proposed workshop plan (incl. a schedule and timeline)

Applications should be submitted online  by Thursday 20 April 2023

Applications for this round are now closed. Watch this space for future call outs.