NEON lights up the Melbourne calendar

Melbourne Theatre Company’s inaugural NEON Festival in 2013 exceeded the company’s ‘most optimistic expectations’ and its on again with 2014 line up announced.

NEON lights up the Melbourne calendar


The Monthly awarded the Festival ‘Best Theatre’ in its Best of Australian Arts 2013 list andThe Age said it was ‘one of the most exciting events on the local calendar’.

NEON is important on many levels, not least as a way for a major performing arts company to support and encourage the small to medium sector.

MTC’s Artistic Director Brett Sheehy said, ‘NEON is dedicated to celebrating the diverse and wonderful independent theatre landscape in Melbourne, supporting independent companies and the work they want to make.

‘We’re delighted to once again open our doors to discussion, debate and discourse and to another five innovative companies as they each present a brand new work. It is guaranteed to be three months of exhilarating and daring theatre.’

NEON 2014 runs from 29 May to 3 August with a fresh set of independent companies—Little Ones Theatre, angus cerini / doubletap, Antechamber Productions & Daniel Keene, Arthur and Sans Hotel.

There will also be late night play readings from MKA (NEON UP LATE), and a program of panel discussions, workshops, a masterclass and industry sessions.

This year MTC presents an exclusive keynote conversation with internationally celebrated director Barrie Kosky, hosted by arts critic Alison Croggon.

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