STC has a proud heritage as a creative hub and incubator for Australian theatre-makers. Through a number of different programs, they provide professional development opportunities, access to key personnel and resources, and encouragement and support of emerging talent in the industry.
Howard Sumner is a First Nations writer from the Ngarrindjeri nation. His play The Long Forgotten Dream was developed in Rough Drafts in 2017. It is a powerful story based on real cases of Aboriginal remains being repatriated from museums and universities overseas. This play has been chosen for the STC 2018 season and will be performed at the Drama Theatre in July/August. Neil Armfield will be directing and Wayne Blair will be playing the main role. The Girgensohn Foundation will be the Production Partner.