Laboite Theatre Company
Brisbane writer and editor, Yen-Rong Wong, will facilitate a conversation with the cast of Single Asian Female on Tuesday 5 March 2019.
In our first Chatterbox event of the year, Yen-Rong and the women of Single Asian Female will delve into the highs and lows of being a funny woman in the Australian arts sector – from working across art-forms, to telling personal stories, to working with other funny women on boundary-shattering projects. Stick around post-show for this jam-packed one-off conversation that’s bound to make you laugh!
Date: Tuesday 5 March
Time: 8:50pm (post-show, after Single Asian Female, 6:30pm show)
Venue: Roundhouse Theatre, La Boite Theatre Company
Our Single Asian Female Chatterbox will be facilitated by Yen-Rong Wong – Writer.
Yen-Rong is a Brisbane based writer of non fiction, and the founding editor of Pencilled In Magazine, a magazine devoted to publishing and championing the work of Asian Australian writers and artists.
She was shortlisted for the Deborah Cass Prize in 2017, and the Queensland Premier’s Young Publishers and Writers Award in 2018. She will be a writer-in-residence at the Katharine Susannah Prichard Writers’ Centre in 2019.
Her work has appeared in many print and online publications, including Meanjin, The Guardian, SBS, and Overland, and she is currently working on her first full-length manuscript.
6 WRITERS + 6 DIRECTORS + 6 ACTORS + 3 PRODUCTION ARTISTS = TWENTY ONE
Supporting the skills development and showcasing of emerging artists and makers.
Are you an emerging writer, director, actor or production artist? We want to work with you.
WHAT IS TWENTY-ONE?
La Boite is looking to engage with twenty-one emerging artists in a six-week skills development and showcase program.
We will work with six writers, six directors, six actors and three production artists who will participate in a six-week masterclass, creative development, collaboration and showcase program.
APPLICATIONS OPEN: November 2018
APPLICATIONS CLOSE: Tuesday 8 January
AUDITIONS AND INTERVIEWS: January 2019
MASTERCLASS DATES: MONDAY 11 FEB – MONDAY 18 MARC
OUTCOME: HWY 2019 25 March – 6 April 2019
Do you love theatre? Become part of the La Boite family.
Apply to be part of our year-long ambassador program. Become an embedded member of La Boite, attending rehearsals, seeing shows, participating in La Boite events and contributing ideas. Twenty exceptional young people make up the 2019 ambassador team, participating in a program that is specifically designed for them to suit their specific needs and passions. See the information kit for key dates and information.
Download the Ambassador Information Kit
2019 KEY DATES
APPLICATIONS OPEN: November 2018
APPLICATIONS CLOSE: January 11, 2019
AMBASSADOR INTERVIEWS: TBC
2019 LA BOITE AMBASSADORS ANNOUNCED: early February, 2019
Get your students involved!
The Young Artists Company (YAC) Ensemble is a theatre making program for passionate young artists interested in further developing their skills. It brings together talented young theatre makers with professional artists to create new, relevant and exciting youth arts projects. The YAC Ensemble is open to young performers, writers, and production creatives who are passionate about learning and making new theatre work, with a performance outcome for La Boite audiences. Encourage your most passionate students to come play at La Boite.
Auditions: April | Rehearsals: May – August 2019| Production: 16-19 August 2019
Work with our industry’s best creatives to develop and hone specific skills across acting and theatre-making.
Intense development with one-off 3 hour workshops to brush up and learn new skills.
TIME: TUESDAYS 6-9pm
DATES: 29 January | 23 July | 22 October | 3 December
COST: $100 per masterclass
Workshop 1: The basics of Self Taping with Thomas Larkin
Tuesday 29 January, 7-10PM
In a time-poor world, self taping has become the most desired method of auditioning for Film and TV. This workshop will offer you the opportunity to unpack, explore and experience how to shoot high quality self tapes for Film and TV auditions. Step into the studio with Thomas Larkin (As You Like It, La Boite Theatre Company and Death of a Salesman, Queensland Theatre) during this three-hour workshop which will focus on the technical aspects of creating, capturing and delivering your best work on camera.
Go deeper into your craft through this 6 week series of three-hour masterclasses led by an exceptional artist.
TIME: TUESDAYS 6-9pm
DATES: Tuesday May 21 | Tuesday May 28 | Tuesday Jun 4 | Tuesday June 11 | Tuesday Jun 18 | Tuesday Jun 25
HWY is an annual festival that encourages artists to stretch boundaries and take risks, inviting audiences to enter into a dialogue around new work and theatre practice. Over an action packed two-weeks, HWY attendees are invited to participate in readings, showings, workshops, masterclasses, conversations, and pitches.
These events provide a platform for the industry and wider arts community to engage in robust dialogue about the future of theatre in Brisbane and our collective power to rouse change, if we want it.
HWY artists hail from diverse backgrounds, recognised by La Boite for their relevance and potential.
At the heart of the HWY festival of new work is the performance series, which aims to showcase and demonstrate work that La Boite is considering and creating through its Artists-in-Residence program, fostering through our Associate Artists, and engaging with across the Brisbane sector. The overarching aim of HWY is to support performance works at various stages of development, which show considerable artistic potential.
Applications for HWY 2019 are now closed. Applicants will be notified by late-January 2019.
Keep an eye on the La Boite website for the launch of the HWY Festival season in February.
La Boite welcomes new industry partner Screen Queensland, whose significant contribution to Queensland’s cultural ecology will inform the scope of next year’s HWY festival. The 2019 program is supported by the Brisbane Airport Corporation.
A unique funded opportunity for a Brisbane-based artist to develop a dance-theatre work in 2019, with the support of Mad Dance House (MDH) and La Boite.
The residency will include a residency period, with time divided between MDH studios and La Boite, as well as an opportunity to present a showing of the work, and a financial contribution towards fees and expenses. While developing the work, the artist will receive administrative, artistic and production support from the La Boite artistic team and Mad Dance House’s Meg Cooper.
The La Boite x Mad Dance House Residency is designed to offer:
Applications for the La Boite x Mad Dance House Residency 2019 are now closed. Applicants will be notified by late-January 2019.
In 2017, we launched our highly regarded Assistant Creatives Program, which provides three individuals an opportunity to assist on any main stage La Boite production. In 2019, the program is open to creatives interested in (where available) lighting, costume, set, and video design, as well as dramaturgy, directing, and production management.
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.
These positions enable creative artists to learn from senior theatre practitioners about the process of developing shows for large scale companies and specifically for our unique Roundhouse Theatre.
Applications for the 2019 Assistant Creatives Program are now closed. Applicants will be notified by late-January 2019.