Welcome to 2021 POP and DOP partcipants

April 12, 2021

NTofP welcomes our 2021 participants in our POP – Playwrights of Parramatta and DOP – Directors of Parramatta.

The aim of this program is to create a space for directors and playwrights to view productions and participate in a conversation with a theatrical professional about the craft of playwriting and directing.

2021 POP – Playwrights of Parramatta  participants

Daniel Azzi
Natasha Pesce
Anjelica Murdaca
Kirk Dodd
Amber Spooner
Jessica Dooley
Cindy de Wet
Sarah Carroll
Myra Javaid
Shiyan Zheng

2021  DOP – Directors of Parramatta program

Natasha Pontoh-Supit
Hannah Zaslawski
Courtney Bell
Melissa Paris
Tasha O’Brien
Nicole Pingon
Dale Morgan-Mawby

The regular meet ups allowed to build enriching and creative relationships within the cohort that I am still benefiting from. The backdrop of the theatre shows was also a good way to connect and engage with what was being programmed in the western suburbs” Participant of 2019 DOP program

Being part of POP was a wonderful experience. It allowed me to connect with other local artists, and gain insight into the artistic processes of writers, directors and dramaturg“.  Lana – Participant of 2018 POP program

“Through POP, I had access to theatre practitioners who explained how they managed to develop their works and how they overcame challenges in mounting their productions. Viewing those productions also incidentally has given me ideas for adept use of ancillary elements such as staging, lighting, sounds effects etc… particularly on a small budget.” Summer – Participant of 2017 POP program