Archipelago Productions is a new Australian screen and stage company, taking as its inspiration the beguiling and beautiful spread of islands that is lutruwita/Tasmania. 


Diverse in history, accessibility, scale and geography, this unique island cluster inspires projects that speak to a wide range of audiences through a variety of media. 

Your generosity, no matter what amount, will help ensure we can continue to build works, develop ideas, pay our artists and ensure Archipelago's future. Your contribution is not tax deductible but it will be acknowledged on our website and printed performance programs. Islet (<$250), Haven ($250+), Shelter ($500+) and Sanctuary ($1,000+) 


We sincerely thank you for your gift and for making a difference!

The Bleeding Tree 

November 12th-28th at The Theatre Royal

Partners: Blue Cow, Theatre Royal, Tas Performs, Liminal Studio

Major Sponsor: Volkswagon

Sponsor: 26 Ten

Stay and Play at the Salamanca Wharf Hotel


The Bleeding Tree by Angus Cerini brings one of Australia’s most successful and awarded plays of the decade to Hobart. Critics have hailed Angus' morbidly hilarious fable as “powerful, visceral and deeply exhilarating” theatre “unhesitatingly recommended”


Winner of the Griffin Award, the Helpmann for Best Play, and an AWGIE, this is vital, confronting and urgent theatre. Marta Dusseldorp, Jane Johnson and Kartanya Maynard star in this defiant, blackly comic tale of survival.

‘The dialogue spars and parries, words rush in over one another, and the plot powers ahead at a cracking pace’

- The Guardian

"The Bleeding Tree Delivers" Read Geoffrey Swan's review from the Tasmanian Times here.


Projects in Pre-Production

Past the Shallows

Stage and Film

Development Partner: Arts Tasmania Ten Days on the Island

Past the Shallows shows us the other Tasmania, the cold and harsh Tasmania of late last century, isolated, and extraordinary, where beauty and hardship reign, where an apple from an outcast can be the kindness that saves a child.  For a day. 


Favel’s writing is regularly compared to Cormac McCarthy, and Past the Shallows has found a perennial place on Australia’s HSC syllabus.  

An instant Australian classic, selling 50,000 copies last year alone.  Her work is spare, precise, unflinching.  Archipelago has developed a stage adaptation by Julian Larnach with Ben Winspear, and the support of Arts Tasmania.

Projects under development

Living Underground


Co-producer: Polaris Pictures

Supporters: Hobart City Council & RANT

Women of Troy

Theatre Production

Partners: TBC

Token Love


Partners: TMAG, TSO, Katie Noonan



Writer: Willoh S Weiland

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