IN HOUSE supports independent artist residencies in Malthouse Theatre’s Tower, providing time and space for dedicated creative development. Building on the successes of previous residency programs, IN HOUSE invites artists to utilise the Tower Theatre as a dedicated studio space. IN HOUSE is a unique initiative, supporting artists from the independent sector with a fully salaried residency and allowing them to develop a project, test ideas or explore collaborations.
Alexis Wright, activist and award-winning writer, is from the Waanyi people from the highlands of the southern Gulf of Carpentaria. Her published work includes Plains of Promise (1997), Carpentaria (1996) winner of the Miles Franklin Literary Award in 2007 and The Swan Book (2013). Wright is a Distinguished Research Fellow at The Writing & Society Research Centre, Western Sydney University, and is a Sidney Myer Creative Fellow.
The Guerrilla Museum
The Guerrilla Museum is a live art production house formed in 2014. Their debut immersive piece Funeral has toured to sold-out audiences at Dark MOFO, Brisbane Festival and Melbourne Festival. The Guerrilla Museum work extensively in developing unique, experiential immersive theatre and live art that rewards, challenges and shocks audiences to their very core. They identify strongly with the philosophy of art as a gift.
Tony Briggs is an actor and writer for theatre, film and television. As a writer, his leap to the silver screen came off the back of his acclaimed Melbourne Theatre Company produced stage play, The Sapphires, winner of two Helpmann Awards for Best New Australian Work and Best Play in 2005. He is currently creating an eight-part series for ABC Television, which he is co-producing with Robert Connelly of Arena Media.
The Caravan Company (Susie Dee and Nicci Wilks)
The Caravan Company have worked on numerous projects together: in theatres, taxis, tents and now a caravan. Susie is a highly regarded and awarded theatre practitioner who has worked extensively as an actor, director, artistic director and educator. Nicci has created many new works as a performer and creator with various independent artists and companies throughout Australia and also as a solo artist.
Osamah Sami & Janice Muller
Osamah Sami is an Australian actor/writer/comedian, born in war-torn Iran to Iraqi parents. He is also a ‘failed cricketer’ and struggling Muslim. His critically acclaimed memoir Good Muslim Boy was awarded a NSW Premier’s Literary Award. Janice is a Melbourne-based director and was Malthouse Theatre’s Director in Residence in 2016. She recently directed the premiere of the new Australian play Lake Disappointment by Lachlan Philpott and Luke Mullins at Carriageworks.
Proudly supported by the Sidney Myer Fund.