Submit A Proposal

There are many ways that you can bring your work to La Mama.

You might be a writer with a finished play, a director, a producer, a dancer, an animateur, a puppeteer, or any other kind of performance maker (or company of makers) with a strong idea that is itching to be explored.

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Main Season Programming

We are always on the lookout for vibrant voices with something exciting to say and an innovative way of saying it. If you think that’s you, then get in touch with our Artistic Director Liz Jones via her email,

Once sending your proposal, please follow up with a phone call (03 9347 6948) to arrange a meeting with Liz.

Explorations Programming

La Mama’s Explorations season has been supporting works in development since 1980. Creative exploration is at the core of all works produced and presented at La Mama, however the Explorations‘ annual season of works in development is a special time of year where productions are given three nights in the space to explore their practice and develop their theatrical pursuits.

To submit an application for Explorations please email Caitlin,

What we want to know

There is no template to submitting an application for both main season programming and Explorations programming. Tell us everything you know about what you want to do, how and why, and why you think that La Mama is the best place for it. Send us scripts, images, sketches, whatever you have that might help us get as excited as you are about your proposal. Please also include information about ideal performance dates and any dates that are not possible.

Please keep in mind that we generally program our seasons a year in advance.