Eve Beck in the Driver’s Seat to Develop Theatre Project Thanks to NSW Fellowship

Incubator Fellow Eve Beck

Incubator Fellow Eve Beck

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Eve Beck has been selected as the Incubator NSW Theatre (Emerging) Fellowship recipient. The opportunity will enable her to develop a new theatrical work with support from Create NSW and mentorship from Griffin Theatre Company.

Beck will receive $30,000 through the fellowship to further research and develop her new theatrical work. Beck’s work is an immersive theatrical experience, with cars as the central concept, that explores women’s experiences of rage, pain, and indignation in relationship to vehicles and the road.

Annette Pitman, Chief Executive, Create NSW said developing the next generation of creative leaders further strengthens the NSW arts and culture sector and encourages the development of creative home-grown productions.

“I’m delighted to congratulate Eve Beck as our latest Incubator fellow. With the support of Create NSW and professional mentorship of Griffin Theatre Company, Eve will develop her project and career, and I can’t wait to see the work premiere,” Ms Pitman said.

“This fellowship addresses a significant gap in skills development for theatre production in NSW, offering creative development and professional mentorship.”

Artistic Director Griffin Theatre Declan Greene said Eve was an exceptional candidate for the fellowship.

“Eve’s piece was a standout choice amongst many strong candidates. Her concept challenges the idea of traditional theatre and is as innovative as it is powerful,” Mr Greene said.

Eve Beck said she was humbled to be selected for the fellowship and given the opportunity to work with Griffin Theatre Company.

“I am absolutely thrilled to be this year’s Incubator Recipient, and to be able to spend the year developing my work Drive with support from Create NSW and Griffin Theatre Company. This work is my most personal yet. It is a huge experiment in form and style that I am itching to explore with a company that is at the forefront of supporting new innovative performance. I am so excited to spend the year developing it as well as expanding my own practice by engaging with artists across Australia who are pushing the boundaries in what theatre can be,” said Ms Beck.

Eve Beck was one of five emerging theatre professionals in the early stages of their career who were shortlisted for a three-month residency at Griffin Theatre Company last year.

The other shortlisted applicants – Low Standards (Jeremy and Bedelia Lowrencev), Kirsty Marillier and Shahmen Suku – will continue to receive creative and professional support from Griffin Theatre Company and its wider industry networks.

About Incubator NSW Theatre (Emerging) Fellowship

The Incubator NSW Theatre (Emerging) Fellowship is delivered in partnership between the NSW Government, through Create NSW, and Griffin Theatre Company.

The objective of this Fellowship is to support artist development across the theatre industry in NSW.

Four emerging theatre practitioners in the early stages of their career are selected for a three-month residency at Griffin Theatre Company, and will undertake creative development of new work and professional mentorship with the company. The shortlisted applicants will explore their project with input and support from Griffin to challenge and expand their practice.

At the completion of the three months, the Fellowship recipient will be selected from the shortlist to undertake a self-directed program of professional development.

Learn more about the suite of Create NSW’s Creative Leadership opportunities.

About Eve Beck

Eve Beck is a director for theatre and screen. She holds a Masters of Directing from NIDA and a Bachelor of Communications (Theatre/Media) from Charles Sturt University.

Eve seeks to present work that explores contemporary feminism, politics and challenging class structures in Australia and is continually seeking to experiment with form. Eve has directed a number of productions within the independent sector at venues including NIDA, Theatre Works (Melbourne) and KXT, and has worked as an assistant director and observer with Pinchgut Opera, Sydney Theatre Company, NIDA and ATYP. She has directed the award winning short, Confidant, and music video No Weapon, which premiered on ABC’s Rage. Eve was shortlisted for ATYP’s Rose Byrne Scholarship for Emerging Female Leaders in 2020.

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