La Boite 2018
La Boite is a story of people, passion, purpose and place. Representation, diversity and respect are our values. In 2018 La Boite Theatre Company continues to develop and present vital new Australian work.
In an increasingly uncertain world, which is overflowing with toxic masculinity, dubious leadership and fake news, we seek to provide a salve to these ails. Or reflect them, shout at them, embrace them – at the very least, we always seek to talk about them.
It is no surprise that our 2018 season has a vital and strong group of female artists leading the charge. La Boite has been heavily influenced through its 90+ year history by formidable and talented women, from Barbara Sisley and Babette Stephens to Jennifer Blocksidge and Sue Rider. In 2018, our season tackles global issues, personal narratives, innovative forms, and a host of exciting new collaborations.
The 2018 season will also see the return of two beautiful and successful works – The Village and Future D. Fidel’s Prize Fighter. Clearly demonstrating a hunger for diverse stories, and human connection, you will have the opportunity to engage with these works if you missed them the first time, or relive their power and beauty for a second time. Prize Fighter will be touring nationally in 2018 and this time around you can see the work in a special presentation at Logan Entertainment Centre.
In March 2018 we will once again be presenting our HWY Festival of new work, featuring conversations, workshops and presentations of exciting new ideas that we are developing for future seasons, as well as a host of local artists presenting new work at various stages of development.
In 2018 we continue our commitment to accessible theatre by once again offering all preview tickets at $30. New work needs testing in the crucible of the live audience experience. Previews are a working time for our artists and productions may still need to develop during these performances, but if you’re passionate about the process then get in early and grab a bargain!
There are lots of ways you can support La Boite, including through making a donation, becoming a corporate partner or volunteering.
Each year we’re delighted to share with you our program of exciting productions that bring together our most talented local and national artists, engage in the discourse around the stories we tell and encourage you to participate in your La Boîte
So get along, get involved and be a part of La Boite – we are your theatre.
About La Boite
At La Boite, we acknowledge the country on which we work, and the traditional custodians of this land – the Turrbal and Jagera people. We give our respects to their Elders past, present, and emerging.
We honour the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the First Australians, whose lands, winds and waters we all now share, and their ancient and enduring cultures. This country was the home of storytelling long before La Boite existed, and we are privileged and grateful to share our stories here today.
VISION | A locally, nationally and internationally impactful theatre company known for its daring, passion and connectedness.
MISSION | To create exhilarating theatre that embraces audiences and elevates artists through engagement with its community.
Process | At the core of La Boite are the artists and their process. We believe in long term investment in development. We believe in discipline, patience and flexibility in our creative interactions.
Respect | We embed diversity in all we do. We acknowledge the traditional owners where we create and are responsive and inclusive with our audiences, artists and staff.
Relevance | We make work that is connected to our communities locally and globally. We respond to our environment, provoke change and encourage debate.
La Boite is a member of Theatre Network Australia .
We endorse the Theatre Network NSW Code of Behaviour and the principles of Responsibility, Raising Awareness and Reporting within that Code. We are committed to providing a safe and inclusive workplace for all our artists, employees, audiences and collaborators. We have zero tolerance for harassment and bullying and we are currently reviewing our relevant policies and procedures to ensure best practice.
La Boite History and Archive
Over 90 years of existence takes resilience and ingenuity. La Boite has survived two World Wars, censorship, public outrage, politically-charged programming, changing tastes, floods and the constant flirting with failure that comes with walking the tightrope between risk and certainty. Ultimately, La Boite’s history is your history. Whether you have been with us for years or are new to the fold, we welcome you to share your stories.
Explore our history on our archive → 90years.laboite.com.au
Work with Us
Currently there are no available jobs at La Boite Theatre Company.
La Boite has a long history of creating opportunities for young and emerging artists. We offer internships in a wide range of activities, from direction, production design and stage management to marketing.
We encourage applications from the professional sphere as well as the tertiary sector, but particularly welcome students of QUT and Southbank Institute. We are not able to provide work experience opportunities for high school students.
Our Internship Program allows students, graduates, and others to experience the inner workings of a professional theatre from every angle. It fosters the development of emerging arts practitioners, and also facilitates the learning of a range of skills in communication, research, management, problem solving, teamwork, and independent critical thinking.
If you wish to express an interest in a particular area, email email@example.com
La Boite staff & board
La Boite board
Julian Myers (Chair), Richard Hundt (Treasurer), Vivienne Anthon (Deputy Chair), Graham Bethune, Gina Fairfax, Kevin O’Brien, Lynn Rainbow Reid AM & John Scherer.
La Boite staff
Artistic Director & CEO Todd MacDonald
General Manager Katherine Hoepper
Creative Producer Sanja Simic
Youth & Participation Producer Claire Christian
Accountant Karen Mitchell FCA
Assistant Accountant Roxane Eden
Development & Philanthropy Manager Jackie Maxwell
Acting Development & Philanthropy Coordinator Steve Pirie
Communications Agency ARUGA
Marketing Coordinator Stephanie Pickett
Graphic Designer Claudia Piggott
Head of Production Canada White
Head Technician Nick Toll
Workshop Coordinator Andrew Mills
Venue Operations Manager Jessica Ralph
Ticketing and Administration Officers Maddie Little, Nathan Mills
Duty Managers Rory Killen, Mikaela Sanders, Jess Bunz
Front of House Staff Silva Asal, Tom Bellas, Natalie Callaghan, James Gatling, Emma Joenpolvi, Elizabeth Jones, Maddie Little, Nathan Mills, Bonnie Mullins, Jamie Ng, Natasha Papertnaya, Steve Pirie, Courtney Wild
La Boite would like to thank all of our hardworking volunteers:
Claire Agente, Jessie Anema, Lewis Atkinson, Brooke Austen, Gene Banyard, Olivia Batchelor, David Bentley, Linda Bulloch, Natalie Callaghan, Cath Carkeet, Ric Carthew, David Casey, Kerrel Casey, Russell Cockerill, Tony Cole, Tony Costantini, Rhumer Diball, Evie Dulnuan, Sho Eba, Georgia Eyers, Shane Fell, Liesl Filippi, Bruce Finlayson, Léonie Flood, Matt Gaffney, Jessica Gould, Jessica Haack, Declan Hale, Erin Handford, Rosie Hazel, Emma Healy, Rebecca Hull, Greg Johnson, Albina Karami, Anne Kelley, Sharon Laycock, Billie Letts, Jeannie Lloyd-Apjohn, Shirley Markie, Ashley Mcgregor, Tait Mcgregor, Nathan Mills, Racheal Missingham, Mary Murphy, Brooklyn Pace, Steve Pager, Jane Paterson, Paige Purvey, Livio Regano, Lara Rix, Elia Roehrs, Mikaela Sanders, Sophie Sassman, Nicholas Seery, Brodie Shelley, Sascha Shipley, Brenton Smith, Estelle Snowball, Damian Tatum, Jordan Tselepy, Ellen Tuffley, Tanith Underwood, Alycia Warner, Bruce Finlayson, Livio Regano, Shelli Ward, Alycia Warner, Cassandra Waterford, Georgia Weddell, Emma Windress, Josie Wivell, Shez Wright, Vittorio Yun, Bri Zammit.
Theatre hire at La Boite
La Boite’s Roundhouse Theatre is an epic-intimate space and Australia’s only purpose-built theatre-in-the-round. It’s also flexible enough to be used as a thrust stage with the audience on three sides. This 400-seat home stage offers a distinctive theatre experience. Both the Roundhouse Theatre and La Boite’s Rehearsal Room are available for hire during certain periods of the year. Our facilities are also suitable for:
- Cocktail functions
- Christmas Parties
- Industry Forums & Lectures
- Off-site Staff Workshops
- Award Presentation Nights
For enquiries about hiring our theatre please contact:
(07) 3007 8600
We also stock a variety of lighting, sound and AV equipment that is available for hire. If you’re not sure what item is best for the job, give us a call – we’ll be happy to help you make the right choice.
For enquiries about hiring our technical equipment, please contact:
Head of Production
(07) 3007 8600
La Boite Theatre Company’s Workshop is a multi-use event/film/television set construction space located in Yeronga, South Brisbane. The Workshop can be used as your set-building headquarters for your next project or can be hired as a TV/film shoot location.
We are able to offer specialist equipment hire and provide you with access to our in-house carpentry expert. We regularly use our Workshop to construct theatre set pieces and have an open floor space of approx. 8m x 13m with a clear working height of 5.5m.
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org with your project for additional information, and our Production Crew will be in contact as soon as possible.