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The Street, led by acclaimed stage director Caroline Stacey, employs some of the finest creative talent in the region as well as Canberra’s creative diaspora and beyond.


The Hive is The Street Theatre’s script/performance development program. In the search for contemporary regional and Australian writers, The Street has developed a place for the gathering of theatrical ideas and minds to challenge their skillset and provide fertile ground for Canberra to develop a distinctive and strong voice. The program aims to support live performance writing in the ACT through providing access to a leading professional dramaturg and a range of theatre resources.  The program is driven by a commitment to actively nurturing ACT writers and their work. Further, to develop quality new work to be produced by The Street Theatre and other organisations throughout the ACT and Australia. Using one of Australia’s leading dramaturgs to facilitate it, The Hive has developed over the years, changing to the needs of the participants as well as those of the company. The program is for those interested in/or currently pursuing a professional career in performance & writing at various stages of their career.The Hive was led in 2017 by respected dramturg Peter Matheson.


The PlayWrite Sessions is The Street Theatre’s program to keep playwrights connected and communicating about their work.

In 2019, The Street will be providing four facilitated sessions led by theatre director Gin Savage throughout the year for playwrights to connect with fellow writers, share work and ideas and have critical discussions around each other’s work in a space that is both creative and supportive. The sessions are open to playwrights at all stages of their career, from emerging to established and those interested in new Australian work.

Sessions will be held from 6-9pm on the following dates:

- Thursday 28th March
- Thursday 20th June - Maximising your Script
- Thursday 22nd August: Creatives and Co-Ops
- Thursday 14th November

Playwrights can register to have parts of their work read by the group for the purpose of receiving feedback and engaging in critical discussion.  Each session will also have time allocated to look at a specific topic.

If you want your work to be discussed in Session #3 register via providing the following information by 16th August 2019:

1. A description/synopsis of your work in no more than two sentences
2. The questions you have to put to the group in the sessions
3. The excerpt to be shared/read and discussed (please attach as a Word Doc or PDF)
4. A contact number for Gin to reach you to discuss your wants.

To attend and be part of the conversation RSVP via
If you have any questions call us on 62471223. Enquiries can also be sent to



Gin is a Canberra-based director and dramaturg with a passion for new Australian work. As dramaturg and director, her credits include Sprout by Jessica Bellamy (Pedro Collective and Tamarama Rock Surfers, published by Playlab Indie Press, Winner of the Rodney Seaborn Award), Wrecking by Dan Giovannoni (Tamarama Rock Surfers) and Pool (no water) by Mark Ravenhill (NIDA). Since her return to Canberra in 2016, Gin has been working as a dramaturg, collaborating with Cathy Petocz on her play Hired Mother and Maura Pierlot on her newest work Fragments. She has been involved in The Street Theatre’s Hive Program through the FIRST SEEN program and by facilitating the Play Write Sessions. Gin holds a Graduate Diploma of Dramatic Art in Directing (NIDA) and a BA majoring in Theatre (ANU). She owns and runs Lucy Sparkles & Friends Canberra, teaching music, dance and drama for children in their early years.



15 Childers St,

City West ACT 2601

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Monday - Friday: 12pm - 5pm

+ 1.5 hours prior to performance.

02 6247 1223

Theatre building currently closed to public due to COVID-19

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