Metro Arts’ Creative Development program allows artists to experiment with new ideas, new forms, new collaborations and new ways of working. Artists receive studio or theatre space, artist fees, creative and producing mentorship, and the freedom to focus on process rather than outcome; to follow their curiosity wherever it leads.

Metro Arts welcome Polytoxic, Kristen Maloney, Leah Shelton, Eve Klein and Ravi Glaser-Vora as Creative Development artists in 2020; a cohort of theatre-makers, dancers, writers, technologists and more. We can’t wait to see what they discover.


BATSHIT pits the rational, sane truth against fanciful, hormone-inflicted and embellished tales in Shelton’s second collaboration with iconic UK director and provocateur Ursula Martinez.

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DEMOLITION is an unapologetic and sweaty reclamation of space in-development by the creative minds behind smash hits Hot Brown Honey and APOCALIPSTICK.

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A mash-up of 1950s radio dramas, epic poetry and opera, Triptych and Postscript uses words, sounds, songs and electronica to paint a portrait of Western colonialism in the Asia-Pacific.

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Theatre and augmented reality blend via a smartphone application and immerses the audience in a terrifying world both physically and digitally.

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Looking for information on a past creative development?
View our 2019 Creative Developments here. 
View our 2020 Creative Developments here.