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2019

Latai and Peter in Residence

We’re inviting Latai Taumoepeau and Peter Polites to spend two weeks in residence at our home base Bankstown Arts Centre. Latai and Peter will be supported to explore new materials for exciting new work. Latai Taumoepeau Latai Taumoepeau is a…

UTP Ensemble

We are excited to welcome the UTP Ensemble members – Harsh Yalam, Hope Lee, Shaan Palankar, Phoebe Birett, Aeron Vicente, Samuel Kanaan-Oringo and Miriam Mubayyid! As the next generation of young artists from Western Sydney, this group will form a…

Bilingual Kids’ Arts Lab ورشة عمل فنية

Check out the photos from the end of residency showing of the Bilingual Kids’ Arts Lab, that we co-produced in early October 2019 with Arab Theatre Studio. Five of Western Sydney’s most exciting artists, Alissar Chidiac (creative producer), Maissa Alameddine,…

The Quiet Discomfort

Urban Theatre Projects is creating a new virtual reality (VR) experience called The Quiet Discomfort, which grapples with the complex social issue of emotional violence towards women and children. Over the past year UTP has created a prototype and…

Nancy Denis In-Residence

Nancy Denis was in residency at UTP in early September 2019 to develop her work as part of our year-long Young Residents Program. The work is largely based on the Krèole phrase ‘M’ap Boule’, which translated to English means ‘I’m…

Feminist Killjoys Reading Group

This group is a growing community of people who identify as feminist killjoys, or who wish to learn more about the figure of the feminist killjoy in a respectful and inclusive setting. The project is inspired by the work of…

Blak Box

Urban Theatre Projects (UTP) is delighted to install its surround-sound pavilion, BLAK BOX at another new location in 2019. The state-of-the-art surround-sound space captured the imagination of Sydney-siders when unveiled in 2018 at Barangaroo Reserve and continued with Four Winds…

Shorewell Presents

A one-night only celebration under the stars at Shorewell Park for 100 lucky locals. Part dinner party, part blind date, part outdoor celebration, Shorewell Presents is an evening of rich experiences and a killer three course menu featuring local produce…

Young Residents Program

Throughout 2019, we’re supporting a number of diverse projects from young people and emerging practitioners as part of the Young Residents Program. All artists have strong voices and sharp insights into contemporary practice and cultural representation, and their collective talents…

Blak Box – Four Winds – Blacktown

Urban Theatre Projects (UTP) was delighted to install its surround-sound pavilion, BLAK BOX at Blacktown Showgrounds in the heart of Western Sydney, from 9 January to 2 February 2019, in partnership with Blacktown Arts and Sydney Festival. The state-of-the-art surround-sound…