The theatre was among 18 individuals and groups to secure funding from the Department of Culture and the Arts last week, giving them the opportunity to attend the 2013 Australian Theatre Forum in Canberra.
The funding will be used for the new show The Hardest Way to Make an Omelette, a show that uses raw eggs and the human body to display the personal battle between what people should do compared to what they want to do.
Spare Parts Puppet Theatre business manager Megan Roberts said actress Jessica Harlond-Kenny would use the funding to further develop and refine the show before the season started as part of the Fremantle Festival.
‘While out primary focus is on creating puppet theatre works for children and families, as Australia’s champions of puppetry we’re very interested in the development of the artform and the development of audiences for the artform so we are always eager to partner with puppetry artists in presenting performances that offer these things,’ she said.
‘It is important that the theatre is able to nurture and support up-and-coming artists and to provide them with opportunities to make a living from their craft.’
Ms Harlond-Kenny said a lot of work had gone into the production of the show.
‘The experience gained from this project and the profile it will eventually help to build are also a vital step in the creation of more original works for future production within WA, Australia and the world,’ she said.
The grant was for $12,000.