La Mama Emerge 2024

LA MAMA EMERGE will launch in 2024. This fully funded program for theatre makers aged 18 – 26 will run throughout our 2024 Winter Season as part of La Mama Theatre’s Pathways Program, and will be free for participants to attend. 

The program’s goal is to provide young artists with dedicated time and space to make and develop their own work. For those unable to access tertiary or traditional theatre study, Emerge can be an entry point into the theatre. 

Emerge will run over 10 weeks with weekly workshops on Saturdays from 20 July to 14 September. The program will culminate in a week’s intensive from 16 – 22 September 2024 with an outcome at the La Mama Courthouse. 

La Mama is thrilled to announce that the guest theatre artists facilitating Emerge in 2024 are Liv Satchell & Xanthe Beesley. 

Across the ten weeks Liv and Xanthe will share their individual and shared practices in devising, generative writing, movement, and dramaturgy. They’ll lead participants in theatre making experiments that weave together body and text to create an original performance work. 

Liv Satchell

Liv Satchell is an award-winning theatre-maker, writer, and facilitator. Her practice focuses on building community platforms for independent artists to share practice, on new writing development and producing original work through her company VIMH (the voice in my hands). 

Xanthe Beesley

Xanthe Beesley is a performance maker, community facilitator and movement director. Her work ranges from movement direction for theatre, to devising original performance and facilitating programs which offer space for creativity and connection. She is the Artistic Director of Union House Theatre. 

Expressions of Interest for Emerge will open from 1 May 2024, will close on 31 May 2024, and successful applicants will be notified by 15 June

Watch this space, and do share the news with anyone in this age group who you think may be interested. 

Please send any questions regarding the program to Myf Powell, Development and Pathways Manager at myf@lamama.com.au 

We are grateful to John T Reid Charitable Trusts for their valuable assistance in making this project possible.