“ATYP is delighted to announce that two young women will be the 2018 recipients of the scholarships funded by international ambassadors Rose Byrne and Rebel Wilson.”
After reading through over 75 applications for each scholarship, the ambassadors made their final decisions early this week. The Rebel Wilson Theatre Maker Scholarship has been accepted by Melbourne based writer Madelaine Nunn and the Rose Byrne Scholarship for an Emerging Female Leader in the Arts was awarded to NSW emerging producer Imogen Gardam.
Madelaine, most recently a writer for the ATYP production Intersection 2018: Chrysalis (SAG Review) was thrilled to hear the news. “I’m thrilled and humbled to be the 2018 Rebel Wilson Scholarship Recipient, an opportunity I’m incredibly grateful for."
Imogen is absolutely delighted with the news. "This is an incredible opportunity and I'm deeply humbled to be the recipient of such an amazing scholarship. 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".
The two winners will spend the next 12 months working with ATYP to realise their respective goals. Both artists will be in contact with the ambassadors throughout the year to update them on their progress. The 12month 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.
More information available on the ATYP website.