MSC Studio is a new project developed in 2020 in order to give emerging female directors and creators the opportunity to work with classical text.  MSC Studio productions are produced and overseen by the company's Artistic Director Jennifer Sarah Dean and aim to give aspiring directors and designers the chance to work in a professional context with some of the industry's best performers, creatives and crew.

“I knew I always wanted to be able to give young female directors the opportunity to create and develop work without the financial pressure of having to self produce. When you are a new director it is very hard to find producers or companies who are willing to take a chance and work with you and allow you to develop your skills and hone your craft. Without giving these people an opportunity we are missing out on an immense pool of talented creatives with different, exciting and relevant perspectives. MSC Studio aims to change this by bringing together new and emerging artists and creating a safe space for them to learn and develop work”


- Jennifer Sarah Dean (Artistic Director)

Unlike Melbourne Shakespeare Company’s mainstage summer productions MSC Studio productions will be performed in intimate studio settings. Studio productions will have a contemporary, urban edge drawing on key themes that are relevant to today’s audience and drawing on our director and creatives experiences and vision. Productions may not be suitable for children under 12.


Fortyfivedownstairs Theatre in 2021

Melbourne Shakespeare Studio's first production will be King Lear directed by Ayesha Gibson. 

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