Claim the Stage

‘Claim the Stage’ is Spark’s short play festival where young people from the community are mentored by industry professionals to write, direct and perform in their own new works.  

During the 3-month development period prior to touring the inner west in June 2016, writer/dramaturg Melissa Lee Speyer and Artistic Director Felicity Nicol worked closely with participants to develop skills and encourage self-expression within a safe and supportive environment. This inspired confidence and provided a platform for the interests, concerns and talents of the young group to be seen and heard.