In 2019, our Assistant Creatives Program provides three individuals the opportunity to assist on a La Boite production across a range of disciplines. These positions are paid, commensurate with working part-time over a four week rehearsal period, and open to emerging to mid-career artists. During each project, participants will shadow their chosen creatives in rehearsal, production week, and (if appropriate) throughout the season.
Our 2019 Assistant Creatives are:
Emily Wells is a proud Kamilaroi woman and a passionate creative, born and raised on the Sunshine Coast. Emily is a keen producer and performer whose creative practice spans diverse roles and art forms but particularly focused in theatre, events, festivals and non-for-profit arts organisations. Having recently graduated from QUT with a Bachelor of Entertainment Industries with Distinction, Emily is passionate about supporting creatives, empowering our youth and strengthening the visibility of Indigenous knowledges, perspectives and practice in the Australian arts sector. Emily is currently working as a Producer with BlakDance and Supercell Festival of Contemporary Dance, and sincerely thanks the ever-growing network, particularly the strong Indigenous women, who continue to support her growth as an Indigenous Producer. Emily will be Assistant Creative for the La Boite and Brisbane Festival co-production of From Darkness by Steven Oliver.
Jaime Ng is a freelance stage and events manager with stage managing credits at BIGSOUND Music Festival, Brisbane Writer's Festival, Queensland Poetry Festival, Woodford Folk Festival and the Planting Festival. In 2018 she brought the independent production TRAIN LINES to the Darwin Fringe Festival and the Festival of Australian Student Theatre as Production Stage Manager. She has also worked for other major events such as Brisbane Festival, Sydney Festival, Splendour in the Grass, and in Operations at the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games in the Opening and Closing Ceremonies. In 2019, she is immensely excited to be honing in her stage and production management practice via the Assistant Creatives program with La Boite Theatre Company, and through Stage Management observation with Queensland Theatre on Death of a Salesman. Jamie will be Assistant Creative for the La Boite and Backbone co-production of Open Homes by Jeffrey Tan.
Emma Black is a Brisbane-based actor, director and producer. She graduated from USQ with a Bachelor of Creative Arts (theatre/acting) in 2014 and has since been busy working with her theatre company Share House Theatre Company. Emma directed shows at Short+Sweet in 2016 and 2017 as well as one half of Share House's Masculinity Double Bill at Anywhere Theatre Festival in 2017. In 2018 she played the title role of Kel in their production of Jane and Kel go to Hell at Metro Arts and was a member of La Boite’s Young Artist Company developing and performing in Define: Adult in the roundhouse theatre. Emma is currently co-directing Share House’s production of Squad Goals, a new work by local playwright Alex Bayliss. Emma seeks to create exciting and bold work that challenges audiences. She is passionate about feminism and wants to support opportunities for young female artists. Emma will be Assistant Creative for the La Boite production of Single Asian Female by Michelle Law.