Melbourne Theatre Company is delighted to announce the 15 new participants in its 2019 Women in Theatre Program.

Commencing next week, this year’s successful applicants within the core stream are Xanthe Beesley (Artistic Direction), Rachel Chant (Directing), Grace Ferguson (Emerging Sound Design), Roshelle Fong (Multi-Disciplinary), Amy Hardingham (Creative Direction), Romanie Harper (Set & Costume Design), Penny Harpham (Directing), Rachel Lee (Lighting Design), Alice Pollard (Production Management), Emily Sheehan (Playwriting), Emily Sweeney (Producing), Keziah Warner (Dramaturgy), and Clemence Williams (Sound Design & Composition).

A further two applicants have been selected to participate in the new technical design stream, offering paid design associate placements on MTC 2019 productions. Amy Holley (Sound Design) will join the Così creative team, and Clare Springett (Lighting Design) will work on Shakespeare in Love.

Now in its sixth year, MTC’s Women in Theatre Program has supported 57 theatre professionals in their career development to date and continues to provide invaluable opportunities for women working in the sector