La Mama Theatre

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Facilitating fearlessly independent theatre making. La Mama is Australia’s most vital, responsive, inclusive and diverse home of independent theatre-making. We believe in the power and possibilities of theatre and art for all people. La Mama is committed to a diversity of artistic approaches, to innovation and to exploring minority as well as general concerns. A vibrant space and prolific producti

on house, La Mama has given initial exposure and support to thousands of playwrights, directors, actors, and technicians as well as poets, musicians, performance artists and experimental film-makers

La Mama is financially assisted by the Victorian Government through Creative Victoria, and the City of Melbourne through the Arts and Creative Investment Partnerships. We are grateful to all our philanthropic partners and donors, advocates, volunteers, audiences, artists and our entire community. Rules of Engagement:
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🐝 All the very best to ALL I'M SAYING - opening tonight at HQ and running THIS WEEK ONLY as part of the Melbourne Intern...
17/04/2024

🐝 All the very best to ALL I'M SAYING - opening tonight at HQ and running THIS WEEK ONLY as part of the Melbourne International Comedy Festival! Bees. Toothpaste. The end of life as we know it. Comprising dozens of slice-of-life vignettes shot through with humour, absurdity, and melancholy, All I’m Saying is a darkly funny play about life under capitalism. Several nights including tonight are already booked out so don't delay!

Playwright/producer - Ben Brooker
Director - Charlotte Rogers
Performers - Caroline Lee, Ellen Marning, Natalia Sledz, Jesse Vasiliadis
Dramaturg - Teddy Dunn
Set and costume designer - Filipe Filihia
Lighting designer/operator - Taishah Simcox
Composer - Richard Wise

📆 Apr 17 - 21
🎟️ Book fast: https://lamama.com.au/whats-on/melbourne-international-comedy-festival-2024/all-im-saying/
📷 Darren Gill

An almighty CHOOKAS to the team for THAT'S ONE DAMN SEXY APE - previewing tonight and opening tomorrow! Bubo is a proud,...
16/04/2024

An almighty CHOOKAS to the team for THAT'S ONE DAMN SEXY APE - previewing tonight and opening tomorrow! Bubo is a proud, strong and stoic gorilla, the pride of the Zoo. But when a series of chilling events tarnishes his unblemished reputation, drastic measures must be used to win back the public’s favour... Playing one week only, don't miss this totally bonkers Melbourne International Comedy Festival show!

Writer/Director: Gavin Roach
Lighting Designer: Ashleigh Shearman
Set Designer: Fernando Ulloa
Sound Designer: Anthony Jacobsen
Stage Manager: Lowana van Dorssen
CAST: Perri Cummings, Rupert Bevan, Dax Carnay, Asher Griffith-Jones, Eleni Vettos, Jasper Jordan and Christopher Trimarchi

📆 Apr 16 - 21
🎟️ Book: https://lamama.com.au/whats-on/melbourne-international-comedy-festival-2024/thats-one-damn-sexy-ape/
📷 Darren Gill

We had a couple of great CONNECT sessions early April, where it was lovely to see many new and old faces get together an...
15/04/2024

We had a couple of great CONNECT sessions early April, where it was lovely to see many new and old faces get together and connect with us and each other. We want to thank our special guests, Steven Richardson (photographed) and Selene Bateman and Caitlin Dullard, who discussed topics such as fundraising, budgets and grant writing with the groups - the information imparted was super helpful and very much appreciated by all. Stay tuned for the next CONNECT sessions in July. Darren Gill was there on the Saturday to capture the afternoon.

Next La Mama CONNECT: Sat Jul 6, 1-4pm
Find out more: https://lamama.com.au/la-mama-pathways/pathways-2024/la-mama-connect-2024/

We're excited to present The Audition at La Mama Courthouse from May 22. The Stage Is A Country In Itself. With Its Own ...
14/04/2024

We're excited to present The Audition at La Mama Courthouse from May 22. The Stage Is A Country In Itself. With Its Own Rules And Regulations. Or Lack Of Them.

The Audition is a moving insight into the protocols and powers that permit or deny entry into our country and to our stages. The gatekeepers. The Audition examines the parallels between actors auditioning for work and refugees seeking asylum in Australia.

A cohesive, multi-authored work by Iranian asylum seeking artists and immigrants and acclaimed Australian playwrights, The Audition honours those whose lives are spent awaiting entry.

Director, Concept And Dramaturg: Irine Vela
Writers: Christos Tsiolkas, Melissa Reeves, Milad Norouzi, Patricia Cornelius, Sahra Davoudi, Tes Lyssiotis And Wahibe Moussa
Cast: Mary Sitarenos, Milad Norouzi And Sahra Davoudi
Muscian: Vahideh Eisaei

*Highly recommended for years 9-12+
*Matinees available

📆 May 22 - Jun 2
🎟️ Book: https://lamama.com.au/whats-on/education-2024/the-audition/
📷 Miguel Rios

MEURANTS LANE | Three brothers battle themselves, each other, drugs and their grief. Set in Glenwood, NSW in the mid-201...
12/04/2024

MEURANTS LANE | Three brothers battle themselves, each other, drugs and their grief.

Set in Glenwood, NSW in the mid-2010’s, in the backyard of their family home. Three brothers come together after the death of their father. Hidden truths, repressed memories, drugs, alcohol, and anger, all rear their ugly heads in a collision course as the brothers struggle to say what they really mean.

This is a story about a Western Sydney family who are of the Armenian-Lebanese diaspora. Raised in 1990’s Australia, with the mentality of Civil War-era Lebanon, with the cultural pride of the survivors of the Armenian Genocide.

Directed by Christapor Yaacoubian
Produced by Limelight Department Theatre

📆 May 21 - Jun 2
🎟️ Book: https://lamama.com.au/whats-on/autumn-2024/meurants-lane/
📷 Olga Makarchukova

Last week all four La Mamica shows sold out completely and utterly, with extraordinary artists wowing audiences across m...
11/04/2024

Last week all four La Mamica shows sold out completely and utterly, with extraordinary artists wowing audiences across music, poetry, performance making and cabaret.

Musica | Djab Wurrung / Gunditj Mara and Ngarrindjeri man, Amos Roach kicked off La Mamica week with special guest Thien Pham. “For some numbers they shared the stage and the trumpet swirled around the Yidaki to create an extraordinary combination of breath, vibration and sound." - Stage Whispers. Curated by Gemma Horbury

Poetica | Amanda Anastasi curated a fabulous evening of self exploration with poets Caroline Williamson, Es Foong, Tim Loveday, and Thabani Tshuma.

Scratch | The first of an exciting new night for performance makers to test ideas and share works in progress featured India Alessandra, Kim Anderson, Jimmy Gira Angelo, Adrian Barbuio, Anthony Cheshire, Ro Clark. Link in bio to apply for Autumn Scratch. Curated by Emma Fawcett.

Cabaretica shared a stunning line up, including Sheik the Freak, Anna Lumb, Chiew-Jin Khut, Anna Key, and Strewth. Curator Isabel Knight “provides raucous encouragement and support for the daring and often very contrasting acts included in this show." - Stage Whispers

Check out these gorgeous shots, a tiny taste of the week.
Images 1-3 & 6-10 by Darren Gill
Images 4&5 by Brendan Bonsack

BOOK AUTUMN LA MAMICA NOW:
https://lamama.com.au/whats-on/la-mamica/

💛✨ Congratulations to Liv Satchell with Chanella Macri and Emily Tomlins for winning the Green Room Independent Theatre ...
10/04/2024

💛✨ Congratulations to Liv Satchell with Chanella Macri and Emily Tomlins for winning the Green Room Independent Theatre Award for Best New Writing for i sat and waited but you were gone too long, presented last year to much acclaim by La Mama as part of The Grief Trilogy. ✨💛

Works presented by La Mama have won the Best New Writing award for the past three years, and we feel so proud to be presenting and developing important new Australian writing and theatre by such extraordinary artists. Congratulations to Liv, Chanella and Emily and to all Green Room Award nominees and winners, many of whom have worked at La Mama.

✨ And by the way... if you're between 18 and 26 and are an emerging theatre maker/playwright and you'd love to work with Liv - let's face it, who wouldn't - apply for EMERGE - one of our exciting new Pathways programs. It is being run by Liv Satchell and Xanthe Beesley and will be an amazing experience. Applications open in May - make sure you're following us on social media and subscribe to our enews so you don't miss out. Find out more: https://lamama.com.au/la-mama-pathways/pathways-2024/la-mama-emerge-2024/

La Mama Pathways Emerge is funded by John T Reid Charitable Trusts.

Huge chookas to the team behind the utterly hilarious Corpus Delicti! - sold out for opening tonight at the Courthouse a...
09/04/2024

Huge chookas to the team behind the utterly hilarious Corpus Delicti! - sold out for opening tonight at the Courthouse and proudly part of the Melbourne International Comedy Festival.

It is 1950 and Vera Brady travels to a mysterious tropical island where she has to contend with a baffling locked-room murder, a werewolf and, worst of all, her stupid ex-husband. She will need to keep her wit dry and her martinis drier if she is going to solve this puzzle.

Four suspects – the prim secretary, the tough bodyguard, the elderly nanny, and the drunken groundskeeper. One of them must be the murderer. And possibly a werewolf. Join us for a good old-fashioned, comedy murder mystery. Can you spot the killer?

A hilarious new comedy whodunnit from the makers of Mystery Radio Theatre.

Written by James Hazelden and Nicholas Rasche
Directed by James Hazelden
Performed by Kathryn Tohill, Chris Saxton, Matthew McDonald, Mark Woodward, Amanda Buckley and Chris Tomkins
Publicity and hero images by Chris Tomkins
Poster designs by Mark Woodward

📆 Apr 9 - 14
🎟️ Book fast: https://lamama.com.au/whats-on/melbourne-international-comedy-festival-2024/corpus-delicti/
📷 Darren Gill

Following the successful 2023 pilot program, La Mama Theatre along with Australian Plays Transform (APT) is thrilled to ...
08/04/2024

Following the successful 2023 pilot program, La Mama Theatre along with Australian Plays Transform (APT) is thrilled to continue offering skills development and career pathways for a second year running.

We had an overwhelming response to the call-out, with over 100 applications received from early and mid career theatre makers, as well as those considered to be established, reaffirming the desperate need for these types of accessible programs in the industry.

After a difficult decision making process we're so pleased to welcome the following twelve theatre artists to La Mama Writing Intensives: Lyall Brooks, Eliza Dune Daiza, Beth Paterson, Taku Mbudzi, Myfanwy Hocking, Michel Tuomy, Jem Lai, Jorja Bentley, Joel Te Teira, Flick, Zachary Sheridan and Ellen Marning

La Mama CEO and Director Caitlin Dullard: “The 2024 Pathways cohort again brings great delight and hope for the future of theatre in this town. I'm invigorated to invite these very impressive individuals into La Mama for more rigour, discussion and collective learning and growth. The relationships and outcomes grown from the 2023 cohort are truly wonderful, and I have every faith that 2024 will bring just as much and more. I am deeply grateful to staff Myf, Mari and Glenn for their commitment and care and to all at John T Reid for their leadership in supporting the entire Pathways program. I look forward to seeing the positive rippling effects of this Writing Intensive in the years and decades to come."

La Mama Pathways Writing Intensive Program is funded by John T Reid Charitable Trusts and the Australian Government through Creative Australia, its arts funding and advisory body.

FIND OUT MORE ABOUT THE ARTISTS AND THE PROGRAM: https://lamama.com.au/la-mama-pathways/pathways-2024/la-mama-pathways-writing-intensive-2024/

Opening tomorrow at HQ: La Mama presents Lana Schwarcz’s darkly hilarious production of The Terminator, exploring the hi...
08/04/2024

Opening tomorrow at HQ: La Mama presents Lana Schwarcz’s darkly hilarious production of The Terminator, exploring the historical, social and personal stories that surround a woman’s reproductive rights and decisions.

"Take away reproductive rights? Over my dead body."

Amongst the wild imaginings and dark humour, multi award-winning performance artist Lana Schwarcz tells a story of deep truths weaving in song, fact and shadow puppets. And an actual cannon.

Strictly for audiences 18+ and proudly part of the Melbourne International Comedy Festival.

Creator and performer: Lana Schwarcz
Director: Penny Baron (with original co-direction Glynis
Angell)
Set: Lana Schwarcz, Collin Scott, Al Oldfield
Puppets: Lana Schwarcz with Lynne Kent
Lighting design: Patrick Hill
Stage Management: Scott Gooding
Costume: Jenni Thorman
Animation/Projections: Lana Schwarcz
Props: Collin Scott with Lana Schwarcz
Sound Design: Gillian Lever
Voice overs: Tom Gleeson, Katie Pryce

📆 Apr 9-19
🎟️ Selling fast: https://lamama.com.au/whats-on/melbourne-international-comedy-festival-2024/the-terminator/
📷 Darren Gill

THE ROOF IS CAVING IN Please no more ‘pleases, sorries or thank yous’. THANKS… sorry! Fresh out of school, fresh out of ...
05/04/2024

THE ROOF IS CAVING IN
Please no more ‘pleases, sorries or thank yous’. THANKS… sorry!
Fresh out of school, fresh out of home and in their first ever share house. As the two apartment dwellers desperately try to make this small space a home, they are met with unforeseeable circumstances and have to navigate the repercussions of constantly compromising to avoid confrontation.

Written by Matilda Gibbs with Belle Hansen & Jack Burmeister
Produced by Frenzy Theatre Co

Part of our Education season and on the VCE Drama Unit 3 list.

📆 May 8 - 19
🎟️ Book: https://lamama.com.au/whats-on/education-2024/the-roof-is-caving-in/
📷 Darren Gill

FRITZ has begun! FRITZ is a non-stop, high-energy 50-minute roller coaster ride of the ridiculous and THE MOST FUN your ...
04/04/2024

FRITZ has begun! FRITZ is a non-stop, high-energy 50-minute roller coaster ride of the ridiculous and THE MOST FUN your kids will have these holidays! Fuelled by slapstick, puppetry and clowning, this heart-warming story is hilarious entertainment from start to finish for the whole family (seriously - the older folk in today's show were laughing as hard as the younger folk!!).

With no magic and no tricks what will Fritz, the magician’s rabbit, pull out of their hat that can somehow save the day - and the show?!

After two sell-out seasons, FRITZ is back, bringing even more magic to the stage at La Mama Courthouse these school holidays! Chookas to the team for the season!

FRITZ is proudly part of the Melbourne International Comedy Festival and is suitable for everyone from 5+

Written and performed by Emilie Bloom
Directed by Clare Bartholomew

📷 Darren Gill
📅 Apr 4 - 7
🎟 Book fast: https://lamama.com.au/whats-on/melbourne-international-comedy-festival-2024/kids-fritz/
🎟 Just $20/$10!!!

Anna needs a life-saving lung transplant. Her Lungs are unconvinced. La Mama is proud to present LUNG by Kate Herbert, s...
03/04/2024

Anna needs a life-saving lung transplant. Her Lungs are unconvinced. La Mama is proud to present LUNG by Kate Herbert, starting May 7 at HQ.

Anna is determined to survive – but so are her combative but valiant Lungs. They know what a transplant means for them. So, how do they resolve their differences?

Written by Kate Herbert, directed by Nancy Black and performed by Nikki Coghill, Geoff Wallis, Geraldine Cook-Dafner & Maureen Andrew.

📆 May 7 - 19
🎟️ Book: https://lamama.com.au/whats-on/autumn-2024/lung/
🎥 Livestream available
📷 Joe Calleri

Garage Girls - back by popular demand and selling like hot wheels! 🚗 Meet Alice Anderson. Mechanic. Trailblazer. Entrepr...
03/04/2024

Garage Girls - back by popular demand and selling like hot wheels! 🚗 Meet Alice Anderson. Mechanic. Trailblazer. Entrepreneur. A rollicking ride through 1920s Melbourne! 1920s - the advent of the motorcar. Society reels from the aftermath of war and a second wave of Spanish flu wreaks havoc on the streets. Meanwhile, one small woman defies convention and makes her mark…

Created by Three Birds Theatre and The Shift Theatre and written by Candace Miles, Madelaine Nunn and Anna Rodway. Also part of our Education Season, Garage Girls is on the list for VCE Drama, Unit 3.

📆 Apr 24 - May 5
🎟️ Book fast: https://lamama.com.au/whats-on/education-2024/garage-girls/
📷 Tony Rive

For those who missed Farewell Lady Autumn's sold out season, you can now catch it on screen until Apr 16! Step into the ...
02/04/2024

For those who missed Farewell Lady Autumn's sold out season, you can now catch it on screen until Apr 16! Step into the early 20th century quest by Qiu Jin’s to liberate Chinese women. "...the performances are nerveless, and Wang brings sharp intellect and charm to her portrayal of this important standard-bearer in the struggle for gender equality in China." - THE AGE

👀 Watch: https://watch.lamama.com.au/programs/farewell-lady-autumn
🎥 Ruiqi Fu
📷 Darren Gill

Straight White Male: Norm and Ahmed followed by Radha and Ryan starts at La Mama HQ on April 23. 1968. An empty street, ...
02/04/2024

Straight White Male: Norm and Ahmed followed by Radha and Ryan starts at La Mama HQ on April 23. 1968. An empty street, late at night. A white man stops an Asian student. 2024. It happens again. Different men from different worlds. The same gnawing fear.

We're thrilled to present this double bill: 1968 Australian classic, Norm and Ahmed by Alex Buzo followed by 2024 new play Radha and Ryan by three-time AWGIE winner Nick Parsons. Two plays. One story. Don't miss it.

📆 Apr 23 - May 5
🎟️ Book: https://lamama.com.au/whats-on/autumn-2024/straight-white-male-norm-and-ahmed-followed-by-radha-and-ryan/
📷 Danielle Evans

Bees. Toothpaste. The end of life as we know it. Ben Brooker's All I'm Saying opens on April 17 at HQ and is is a darkly...
28/03/2024

Bees. Toothpaste. The end of life as we know it. Ben Brooker's All I'm Saying opens on April 17 at HQ and is is a darkly funny play about life under capitalism. Part doomscroll, part pre-apocalyptic peep box, All I’m Saying is a play for our times.

😆 Proudly part of the Melbourne International Comedy Festival

📆 Apr 17 - 21
🎟️ Book: https://lamama.com.au/whats-on/melbourne-international-comedy-festival-2024/all-im-saying/
📷 Darren Gill

😆 Gavin Roach's That's One Damn Sexy Ape opens at La Mama Courthouse on April 16 as part of the Melbourne International ...
27/03/2024

😆 Gavin Roach's That's One Damn Sexy Ape opens at La Mama Courthouse on April 16 as part of the Melbourne International Comedy Festival. Bubo is a proud, strong and stoic gorilla. He is the pride of the Zoo. Its main attraction. Visitors come in waves to gaze upon his majesty and mystique. But when a series of chilling events tarnish his reputation, drastic measures must be used to win back the public’s favour...

📆 Apr 16 - 21
🎟️ Book: https://lamama.com.au/whats-on/melbourne-international-comedy-festival-2024/thats-one-damn-sexy-ape/
📷 Ivan Jeldres

We're so sorry that due to illness TEETH AND TONIC has had to cancel the rest of the season. We wish the team all the ve...
26/03/2024

We're so sorry that due to illness TEETH AND TONIC has had to cancel the rest of the season. We wish the team all the very best, and hope to see them again in the future. 💛 All ticket holders will be contacted as soon as possible.

The Terminator is part of the Melbourne International Comedy Festival and opens in just a couple of weeks. "Take away re...
26/03/2024

The Terminator is part of the Melbourne International Comedy Festival and opens in just a couple of weeks. "Take away reproductive rights? Over my dead body." This is not a comedy about abortion. It’s theatre, with more comedy than expected.

Amongst the wild imaginings and dark humour, award-winning performance artist Lana Schwarcz tells a story of deep truths weaving in song, fact and shadow puppets. And an actual cannon. For audiences 18+

📆 Apr 9 - 14
🎟️ Book: https://lamama.com.au/whats-on/melbourne-international-comedy-festival-2024/the-terminator/
📷 Darren Gill

😆 CORPUS DELICTI! is a hilarious new comedy whodunnit from the makers of Mystery Radio Theatre. It is 1950 and Vera Brad...
25/03/2024

😆 CORPUS DELICTI! is a hilarious new comedy whodunnit from the makers of Mystery Radio Theatre. It is 1950 and Vera Brady travels to a mysterious tropical island where she has to contend with a baffling locked-room murder, a werewolf and, worst of all, her stupid ex-husband. She will need to keep her wit dry and her martinis drier if she is going to solve this puzzle. Written and produced by James Hazelden and Nicholas Rasche - you won't want to miss it!

😆 Proudly part of The Melbourne International Comedy Festival.

📆 Apr 9 - 14
🎟️ Book: https://lamama.com.au/whats-on/melbourne-international-comedy-festival-2024/corpus-delicti/
📷 Chris Tomkins

Don't miss this season's Musica with Amos Roach. Amos is a Djab Wurrung / Gunditj Mara and Ngarrindjeri man whose voice ...
23/03/2024

Don't miss this season's Musica with Amos Roach. Amos is a Djab Wurrung / Gunditj Mara and Ngarrindjeri man whose voice travels between the Desert, the Riverland, and the Saltwater to the city like smoke from a fire.

Amos will be performing Gwangal Moronn—the season of honeybees, sunrises and flocks of birds - from his “Six Seasons of Gariwerd” project, recreating ancient songs and dances of the Kulin Nation people. Curated by Gemma Horbury.

LIVESTREAM AVAILABLE

📆 Monday Apr 1 at 7.30pm
🎟 Booking fast: https://lamama.com.au/whats-on/la-mamica/musica-april-2024-amos-roach/
📷 Duncographic

All the best to FAREWELL LADY AUTUMN which opened last night! This wonderful play is so very nearly sold out that you'd ...
21/03/2024

All the best to FAREWELL LADY AUTUMN which opened last night! This wonderful play is so very nearly sold out that you'd best jump on it super quickly or you will miss it!

Beijing 1903. Having moved to the capital Qiu Jin’s days are filled with looking after her children and dealing with her conservative husband. Dreaming of liberating Chinese women from foot-binding practices and arranged marriages, and of achieving equality in education, she teaches her maid to read and write.

When she meets a fellow writer with a secret past, her fight finally begins but she soon discovers that initiating change is not easy. At the same time a charismatic and ambitious revolutionary leader offers her an alternative path… one that seems more practical, but also - more dangerous.

📅 Mar 20 - 28
🎟 Book https://lamama.com.au/whats-on/summer-2024/farewell-lady-autumn/
📷 Darren Gill

Written by Melka Stansah
Directed and produced by Wolf Heidecker
Cultural Advisor, Translator/Editor: Isabelle Wang
Performed by Isabelle Wang, F***y Hanusin, Lansy Feng and Jamie Vu
LX/Sound/Visual Designer, Tech/Operator: Richard Lyford-Pike
Stage Manager: Natulie Moffatt

CHOOKAS to cast and crew of Teeth and Tonic - opening tonight! Tonight's show is completely sold out and the rest of the...
19/03/2024

CHOOKAS to cast and crew of Teeth and Tonic - opening tonight! Tonight's show is completely sold out and the rest of the week is selling fast so jump onto the website and book this dark comedy now! What would you do for your best friend..? Frankie and Bec have been best friends for years. When Bec finally ends a toxic relationship they’re forced to confront their greatest challenge yet… An exciting exploration of the ways our connections shape us, this q***r, feminist play asks us to think critically about power structures and the necessity of positive relationships in driving growth.

💛 Do your best friend a favour - and bring them to the show!

AUSLAN INTERPRETED LIVESTREAM AVAILABLE

📅 Mar 20 - 28
🎟 Book: https://lamama.com.au/whats-on/summer-2024/teeth-and-tonic/
📷 Darren Gill

Megan Scolyer-Gray (she/her) Writer, Co-Producer, ‘Frankie’
Maya Britbart Ellazam (she/her) Director, Co-Producer
Eliza Grundy (she/her) Movement and Intimacy Director
Akansha “AK” Hungenahally (she/her) Equity & Wellbeing Co-ord.
Samantha Stewart (she/her) Co-Stage Manager
Mikaela Innes (they/she) Co-Stage Manager
Sebastian Whitaker (he/they)
Composer Tori Adams (she/her) Helpful Pals
Andrew Thomas (he/him) Helpful Pals
Isabella Patane (she/her) ‘Bec’
Bugs Baschera (they/them) ‘Orange Juice Person’
John Mondelo (he/him) ‘Liam’
Joey Phyland (he/him) ‘Matt’
Georg Gleeson (they/them) Swing: ‘Frankie’/’Orange Juice Person’
Rachel Leeding (she/her) Swing: ‘Bec’
Angelo Vasilakakos (he/him) Swing: ‘Liam’/’Matt’

La Mama CONNECT is back in April! Two sessions only: Wed Apr 3 and Sat Apr 6. This fabulous get-together (that incidenta...
19/03/2024

La Mama CONNECT is back in April! Two sessions only: Wed Apr 3 and Sat Apr 6. This fabulous get-together (that incidentally brought about the addition of SCRATCH to La Mamica) returns, to put you in touch with us and each other. Come if you want to meet us, if you want to find community, if you're interested in how things run at La Mama, and also...

This time we're excited to announce that there will be some guest speakers at the two upcoming Connect events.

Wed Apr 3: Caitlin Dullard (La Mama theatre) and Selene Bateman (Auspicious Arts) will will be here to talk about all things budget and grant writing.

Sat Apr 6: Steven Richardson (Creative Australia) will be offering Fundraising Fundamentals and Advice to Artists.

These two sessions will provide invaluable information, as well as the opportunity for connection, and we expect them to book out quickly. La Mama Connect is FREE but registration is required.

📅 Wednesday Apr 3, 5-8pm, and Saturday Apr 6, 1-4pm
ℹ Find out more & register: https://lamama.com.au/la-mama-pathways/pathways-2024/la-mama-connect-2024/
📷 Darren Gill from We Too Us Too Me Too Too Too

We welcome SCRATCH to the La Mamica fold! SCRATCH is a new night for performance makers to test ideas and share ten minu...
18/03/2024

We welcome SCRATCH to the La Mamica fold! SCRATCH is a new night for performance makers to test ideas and share ten minute works in progress with a live audience of fellow artists and the La Mama community. SCRATCH was a great idea that sprang forth from last year's La Mama Connect, and we're delighted to be able to implement it now.

Curating the night is Emma Fawcett. Emma is a dramaturg, playwright, performer and educator based in Naarm/Melbourne. She was a member of the She Writes Collective at Theatre Works from 2020-2023 and holds a Master of Dramaturgy from the Victorian College of the Arts.

Don't miss this newly created La Mamica sister!

📆 Thursday Apr 4 at 7pm
📷 No. 2 by Darren Gill from Cry Baby
🎟 Find out more and book: https://lamama.com.au/whats-on/la-mamica/scratch-april-2024/
ℹ️ To apply to share your work at a future Scratch: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScG5tLV3EUFLGHjws8964SvPmZaOym8USsERxgrai9-CI8SSg/viewform

✨ CONGRATULATIONS TO SANCTUM STUDIO, the team behind Pearly Whites, presented by La Mama as part of the Melbourne Festiv...
18/03/2024

✨ CONGRATULATIONS TO SANCTUM STUDIO, the team behind Pearly Whites, presented by La Mama as part of the Melbourne Festival of Puppetry 2023! This remarkable show, that captivated huge crowds of younger viewers (and older viewers!), has been nominated for a Green Room Award in the Work for Young Audiences category (generously sponsored by Arts in Sync).

Image Darren Gill

⭐️ Calling all cabaret devotees - LA MAMA CABARETICA: Miscellanea forms part of our super exciting festival of La Mamica...
17/03/2024

⭐️ Calling all cabaret devotees - LA MAMA CABARETICA: Miscellanea forms part of our super exciting festival of La Mamica at the beginning of April. A magnificent miscellanea of artists from the vibrant Melbourne cabaret scene in one utterly stunning line up:

⭐️ Sheik the Freak
⭐️ Anna Lumb
⭐️ Chiew-Jin Khut
⭐️ Anna Key
⭐️ Strewth
⭐️ Curated by Isabel Knight

📆 Friday Apr 5 at 8pm
🎟 Find out all about these fabulous artists and book fast: https://lamama.com.au/whats-on/la-mamica/cabaretica-april-2024-miscellanea/
📷 Darren Gill

✨ CONGRATULATIONS TO VIMH, the team behind i sat and waited but you were gone too long, presented by La Mama as part of ...
14/03/2024

✨ CONGRATULATIONS TO VIMH, the team behind i sat and waited but you were gone too long, presented by La Mama as part of The Grief Trilogy last year! They have picked up an astonishing six Green Room Award Nominations in the independent category for this extraordinary meditation on grief that explored the relationship between loss and memory, the difficulty of speech, and the intimacy of strangers.

Nominations include:
✨ BEST NEW WRITING: Liv Satchell with Chanella Macri and Emily Tomlins
✨ BEST DIRECTION: Liv Satchell
✨ BEST ENSEMBLE: Chanella Macri and Emily Tomlins
✨ BEST LIGHTING DESIGN: John Collopy
✨ BEST SET DESIGN AND COSTUME: James Lew
✨ BEST SOUND DESIGN AND COMPOSITION: Tom Backhaus and Hannah McKittrick

This show was also developed as part of our Explorations series back in 2016, so we're thrilled and proud of this story.

A huge congrats to all nominees, including Trophy Boys which had a development at La Mama Explorations; Just a Boy, Standing in Front of a Girl, which had a season at La Mama several years ago, and to Bukjeh which has had a couple of gorgeous outings in our forecourt ✨

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La Mama is a not for profit, independent theatre with a distinct artist focus. Treasured for its continued advocacy of those seeking to explore beyond the mainstream theatre, La Mama champions artistic freedom and individuality. Providing the integral foundational resources and support for new and experienced theatre makers, La Mama ensures artist remuneration, celebrates creative risk and pedestals the development of new vibrant work.

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