Tonight’s the night that the Play Selection Panel meets to decide on their priorities for the 2016 season. No spoilers here – we want it to be a surprise when we release the season. But there’s some interesting facts and statistics around play selection. A lot of members have been involved in the very busy round of play-readings this year so it will come as no surprise to learn that there are 21 plays that have been proposed as potentials for the 2016 season.
There’s a huge range, too, including at least three new plays written by company members, some big-name comedies and dramas, musicals and farces, Australian and international works.
There’s thirteen members of the Play Selection Panel and I’d like to thank them all for their time and effort. It’s no easy task putting together a successful season. The next step is for the committee to read the short-listed plays so that they can have their input as well. Watch this space in late October to find out the results of our deliberations.