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By Nick Enright
A La Boite & QUT Creative Industries production

A party on the beach, drugs, booze and surf. But by morning a young woman lies dead on the sand, beaten and raped. Who is responsible? This incredible human drama examines the social impulse to violence within Australian culture, within young males, within us all.


Blackrock, Nick Enright’s hard-hitting modern classic, is one of those plays that grabs you and does not let go. Blackrock builds on several interlocking themes, first of sexual violence, of class and generational conflict, and the difference between a friend and a mate.

This unique collaboration between La Boite and QUT Creative Industries sees the next generation of actors, QUT Bachelor of Fine Arts, Final Year Acting Students take on the iconic young roles alongside an ensemble of professional actors.

Cast & creatives

  • Director Todd MacDonald
  • Assistant Director Matt Seery

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Meet Matt Seery: Assistant Director of Blackrock

As part of our Assistant Creatives Program, Matt Seery will be joining La Boite as Assistant Director on Blackrock.

Matt Seery is a producer and aspiring director of innovative and inclusive contemporary performance. Since graduating from Queensland University of Technology in 2014, Matt has worked on numerous independent projects in a variety of roles throughout Queensland, around Australia and internationally.

These experiences include credits as Producer (Architects of Sound/Brisbane Festival) and Associate Producer (Motherboard Productions/World Theatre Festival), Stage Manager (Imaginary Theatre), Associate Artist (Dead Puppet Society) and Artistic Director (Festival of Australian Student Theatre).

Matt is excited to take new steps towards a directing practice in 2017, directing the Queensland premiere performance of “ENGLAND” by Tim Crouch (Metro Arts’ “L-C-L”) and now joining Todd MacDonald as the Assistant Director for La Boite Theatre Company’s production of “Blackrock” by Nick Enright.