La Mama Emerging

For more than 20 years, La Mama collaborated with Platform Youth Theatre, which sadly ended with the defunding and closure of Platform in 2014. To continue to provide a much-needed home for these emerging artists, La Mama ran a series of youth programs from 2015 – 2017, encouraging young people, particularly individuals not associated with a tertiary institution, to develop their own voice and devise their own work in a collaborative environment.

From 2023, La Mama Emerging will facilitate the stimulation of ideas and the generation of works devised by an ensemble of 18-25 year olds. The program will be open access and the only requirement is a commitment to attend. It’s free for all participants (and like all La Mama shows, the box office is split between the team) and people can come back year after year.

Approximately 20 workshops take place over six weeks at La Mama Courthouse and there is a performance season held at either Courthouse or La Mama. La Mama Emerging is a way into the industry and practice for young people and many past participants have developed as artists through La Mama’s channels. La Mama is committed to continuing to support La Mama Emerging participants to find other opportunities and to continue to make their own work.

For more information about this program please email our Co-CEO and Creative Producer, Caitlin Dullard via caitlin@lamama.com.au