The Australian Theatre for Young People (ATYP) have announced the winners of their international ambassadors, Rose Byrne and Rebel Wilson’s, scholarships for 2018.
In its third year of applications, and with an abundance of talented young women pitching incredibly exciting projects, Rose Byrne narrowed down the list for the ‘Rose Byrne Scholarship for Emerging Female Leader in the Arts’, and awarded NSW based emerging producer Imogen Gardam, as her winner.
“This is an incredible opportunity and I’m deeply humbled to be the recipient of such an amazing scholarship,” Imogen said.
“To be given the time and the resources to invest in and explore my development as an artist and producer, especially as an emerging practitioner, is so rare. I can’t thank Rose and ATYP enough.”
Rebel Wilson, who equally found the process of narrowing down her applicants a challenge, has awarded the ‘Rebel Wilson Theatremaker Scholarship’ to an emerging artist interested in generating their own content – Melbourne based artist and writer Madelaine Nunn.
“I’m thrilled and humbled to be the 2018 Rebel Wilson Scholarship Recipient, an opportunity I’m incredibly grateful for,” Madelaine, who most recently a writer for the ATYPA production Intersection 2018: Chrysalis, said.
“I will use this time and space to develop both my solo work as well as a new show with my theatre company, Three Birds Theatre. I have a keen interest in championing the female voice, and creating dark comedies that shine a light on unique parts of our society.”
The two winners will spend the next 12 months working with ATYP to realise their respective goals, and will be in contact with the ambassadors throughout the year to update them on their progress.
The twelve month scholarship will culminate with both recipients travelling to Los Angeles to present a showcase with the Australian Theatre Company and to be profiled at the G’Day USA Gala in January 2019.
For more information on the Rose Byrne & Rebel Wilson scholarships head to: www.atyp.com.au/rose-byrne-and-rebel-wilson-scholarships