Project Residencies

PYT Fairfield is supporting the development of three new works by emerging Western Sydney artists. 

We are thrilled to announce we will be supporting Keith Robinson, Bedelia Lowrenčev and Jeremy Lowrenčev, Mara Knezevic and Josipa Draisma over the next following months. Each group will receive a fee to assist them, mentorship with an arts practitioner of their choice, grant writing support, and a work in progress showing produced by PYT Fairfield.

The Hen House is new music theatre work inspired by the extraordinary, humorous and tragic true stories of female migrant factory workers, including the life of Bernarda Papic, late grandmother to sisters Josipa and Mara, who worked at Ingham’s Chicken Factory in Western Sydney from 1968 – 1998.

Created by Mara Knezevic and Josipa Draisma
Mentor Anthea Williams

Keith is a 23-year-old performer, writer, and theatre maker from Campbelltown in Western Sydney. He uses his work to explore his own experience with individual identity growing up within Australia’s contemporary military system and the psychological and dehumanising effects of human conflict within military history.

Created by Keith Robinson
Mentor Matt Prest

Low Standards is a fierce multi-disciplinary, devised theatre piece exploring the similarities between the queer and disabled experience told in AusLan dialect. 

Created by Bedelia Lowrenčev and Jeremy Lowrenčev
Mentor Anthea Williams

This project is proudly supported by Australian Council for the Arts, the NSW Government through Create NSW.

Image Caption and Credit: Josipa Draisma & Mara Knezevic’s grandmother in the 60s with her friends at the Ingham Chicken Factory