If you have already been programmed at La Mama and now have some questions about technical resources, budgets and funding opportunities, marketing, or even finding additional cast and crew, this is a good place to start!
While we are rebuilding and restoring our home at 205 Faraday Street, the La Mama Courthouse will be the venue for all of our main season shows.
For all venue technical specifications including lighting plans, floor plans etc go:
Most La Mama shows are made on a shoestring budget, and with designs that are able to find power in simplicity. For that reason we encourage all makers to stick within the production budgets that we provide to each show prior to your season. Doing so will be much less stressful and will train your team in the art of stretching a few hundred dollars a very long way. Importantly, too, we expect that the door takings from your production will be split equitably between cast and crew.
There are, of course, additional funding pathways that you can pursue through the Australian Council For the Arts, Creative Victoria, City of Melbourne, and other funding and philanthropic bodies.
If you would like to talk through your budget or have financial queries, please contact Caitlin (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Looking for Cast or Crew?
If you don’t yet have your whole team, and you’re not sure what to do about it, the best thing to do is to come along to our shows and make connections. You might see a performer who catches your eye, or have the chance to chat after the performance with the designer whose lights or sound or sets or costumes blew you away. If you’re not in Melbourne or can’t find the time to visit, give us a call or send an email to email@example.com and tell us who and what you’re looking for, and our staff might be able to point you in the right direction.
Marketing & Publicity
Leading up to your performances, your show will be featured on the La Mama website, and in our season brochures. We’ll also prepare a media release for you, which will be sent out widely through our networks. All additional publicity and marketing is up to you, though, so start getting the word out to all of your family, friends, colleagues, etcetera. You should also consider whether your show might be appreciated by any special interest groups or communities, and then ensure that they know when it’s on and how they can come to see it.
Once programed, you will receive a Marketing Pack with all the information you need to know. In the meantime, please send all enquiries to Sophia (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Have a look at some past La Mama season brochures for inspiration.
Sustainability checklist for Artists:
As a theatre that has always stimulated both visionary conversations and practical action, La Mama is committed to reducing our environmental impact and setting an example in our community with our energy use and waste management practices.
La Mama is experiencing a range of different positions from artists and companies about content warnings.
This is a complex and important discussion within the theatre and broader community and we are trying to find a way forward that supports our audiences while valuing the different timelines and allowing for approaches of all our artists.