Helpmann Academy Emerging Director Fellowship

with State Theatre Company South Australia & State Opera South Australia

Helpmann Academy is thrilled to be partnering with State Theatre Company South Australia and State Opera South Australia to offer the Helpmann Academy Emerging Director Fellowship.

The first of its kind in the country, the program is an exceptional opportunity for a highly motivated and passionate South Australian emerging theatre director to take on a year-long paid internship with both the State Theatre Company South Australia and State Opera South Australia – working alongside artistic directors Geordie Brookman (State Theatre), Stuart Maunder AM (State Opera) and a host of guest directors.

Throughout the year, productions helmed by Geordie Brookman, Kate Champion, Kate Cherry, and Stuart Maunder will form a comprehensive repertoire for the successful Fellow to gain invaluable skills and experience in directing theatre and opera.

This exciting program allows for hands-on experience and observational learning throughout the rehearsal and performance stages of top-tier South Australian company productions. This experience has the potential to propel the Fellow to the next stage in their career. Invaluable sharing of knowledge and advice around aspects such as stage direction, dialogue delivery, character development, music, and production elements, provides a rare opportunity to build on vital skills and gain a comprehensive understanding of directing.

Within the program of productions, the successful Fellow will also take on the role of Director, for the Flinders Young Playwrights Awards.

The Helpmann Academy Emerging Director Fellowship is open to graduates within five years of graduation from Helpmann’s partner institutions Adelaide College of the Arts (TAFE SA), Flinders University, and the Elder Conservatorium (University of Adelaide).

The successful Fellow will receive a salary of $30,000 + superannuation. The program will run from late January to early November 2019. Hours will vary.

For more information:
Contact Helpmann Academy on  7320 3330 / [email protected]

Image: Stuart Maunder, Jane MacFarlane, Clara Solly-Slade, Geordie Brookman. Photo by Georgia Matthews.

Presented in partnership with State Opera South Australia and State Theatre Company South Australia

Generously supported by The James and Diana Ramsay Foundation


Congratulations Clara Solly-Slade (Adelaide College of the Arts graduate) recipient of the Helpmann Academy Emerging Director Fellowship.