STRUT DANCE | Maxine Doyle Workshops & Scholarships

All photos N. Klinger

STRUT Invites Applicants to the 2018 Maxine Doyle Program

Workshops, Audition, Scholarships | Feb 2018

“Maxine Doyle is the best thing on the STRUT Program so far. She brings you to the edge of what a stage artist can become…and then pushes you right over!” -Maxine Doyle workshop participant
WA-based STRUT Dance is very proud to be deepening its three-year partnership with Maxine Doyle, the choreographic wunderkind behind such seminal works as Sleep No More and The Drowned Man, and her own recent independent creation After Lethe.
In 2018, Maxine will be delivering the next level of master workshops with her team – Sarah Dowling and Conor Doyle – all founding members of Punchdrunk. Sarah and Conor will join Maxine to continue unpacking the core principles and methodology that has made her vision so sought after the world over. The intention is to devise an original performance with a cohort of creatives from across this program, culminating in performances in 2019.
For 2018, strategic partnerships have been set up with Tura New Music, Community Arts Network and independent director/actor/writer Jeffrey Jay Fowler to invite artists from other disciplines into the process in order to build the multi-disciplinary and multicultural cast for the final performance outcome.
As well as the master workshop, STRUT is also offering a half day taster workshop and a separate audition for the first creative development (which will take place in September 2018).

Dates: Dates: Feb 12 – 23 (9.30am – 5.00pm, Monday to Friday)
Content: The workshop will comprise two streams – one for dance artists and one for actors and physical theatre performers. Maxine, Sarah and Conor will lead all workshops. Each day will begin with a training session for each discipline and then move into the workshop proper. Artists working in different disciplines will unite at various touchpoints across the workshop.
Price: $400
Venue: King Street Arts Centre, PerthShowing Perth Works program
Date: Feb 22 at 6:30pm
FREE – Places are limited register your interest HERE
Date: Feb 17 (9:30am – 1.00pm)
Content: A single half-day event comprising professional class and a bespoke workshop for dancers, actors and physical-theatre performers.
Price: $40
Register: HERE
Date: Feb 24 & 25 (9:30am – 5:00pm)
This audition will identify a cast to go forward to the paid creative development later in 2018 (Sept 10 – 21). This audition is free and open to artists of all disciplines. Workshop attendance not compulsory but is strongly advised.
You must be available for both days of the audition.
Through the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries – Culture and the Arts (WA) and the Feilman Foundation, there are a large number of scholarships and stipends available for this opportunity.

  • STRUT Scholarships of $1000 each, to cover the workshop fee ($400), STRUT annual membership fee ($50) and out-of-pocket expenses ($550). – this opportunity is available to Western Australian artists from across all disciplines.
  • Feilman Foundation Pathways to Excellence Scholarships of $400 each, to cover the workshop fee. This opportunity is only open to recent dance graduates (you must have graduated in 2015 or later) from Victoria and Western Australia. Feliman application pack – HERE

NB: If you wish to apply for the Feilman scholarship you will need to apply for the Doyle  workshop separately

All workshop, audition and scholarship applications will be reviewed by a panel including Maxine Doyle and representatives from STRUT Dance and its partner organisations.
Opening Date: 15 November 2017
Closing Date: 5pm on 8 December 2017
Notification Date: 15 December 2018
If you are successful in your application, you must be a current STRUT member to participate in the master workshops and/or scholarship programs.

To enquire about this program visit or email