La Mama Learning Program

VCE shows at La Mama in 2022:

1) Mother Courage and Her Children (Drama Unit 3)

By Bertolt Brecht. Translation by Tony Kushner

Not seen in production in Victoria since 1993, Mother Courage and her Children is considered to be one of the most important plays of the 20th century.

Season Dates: 1–19 June 2022

2) Jane Eyre (Theatre Studies Units 3 & 4)

original text by Charlotte Bronte, adapted & directed by Christine Davey.

Jane Eyre, written by Charlotte Bronte in 1847, and adapted by award- winning writer and director Christine Davey, is a theatrical re-imagining of this evocative and timeless classic, presented by independent company Skin of Our Teeth Productions in association with La Mama Theatre.

Season Dates: 11–17 July 2022

3) Dirt Cloud by Mari Lourey (Theatre Studies Units 3 & 4)

Developed collaboratively and in consultation with the many First Nations Australians the author lives and works with, Dirt Cloud offers a poetic and sophisticated imagining of a reconciled Australia in all its complexity, with richly drawn characters that eschew cliché or stereotype.

Season Dates 1–21 August 2022

4) Hearth By Fleur Murphy

Theatre company: 29 Scenes 

 Season : 18 May – 29 May, 2022

The La Mama Learning Program provides opportunities for students and educators to connect with the artists and theatre-makers at Melbourne’s home of Independent theatre.

To do this, the Learning Program continues to offer a diverse range of theatre activities for students and teachers, particularly in secondary and tertiary institutions – VCE Playlist productions, after-show Forums, Education Notes, published Scripts, Catch-up Study/Revision Sessions before the final exams, Professional Development Workshops, History of La Mama Talks and Tours, advice in selecting a suitable show for a group.

Our aim is to actively engage students in the process of practical investigation, to stimulate critical thinking and to encourage lively debate, as it relates to their prescribed coursework and contemporary performance. Overall we hope to promote the joy of theatre and to inspire an enduring engagement with it.

Booking Information

Do you want the following as well?

When booking tickets, please note:

School Tickets /option A – Concession ticket packages for VCE students and teachers are $36 pp (includes show, after-show forum and published copy of script when appropriate, with production notes);

School Tickets/ option B- $38 pp (for the above, plus postage of scripts).

School Tickets/ option C – student and teacher concession tickets for non-VCE classes are $25 pp (includes show and after-show forum).

(*generally no after-show forums on Saturday nights, unless pre-arranged with the Learning Producer)

For Education, enquiries and bookings contact Maureen Hartley: maureen@lamama.com.au