Hello Winter! Welcome Butterfly Nebula & Jane Eyre

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Winter Season 2022 begins with a sunny outlook this week (inside the theatre, anyway)! We want to thank all the incredible artists who shared their work with us over the Autumn season, and invite you now to snuggle up and get cosy with some of the steaming hot shows we have coming your way over the next couple of chillier months!

And we’re starting in style with Spescha Barakat’s The Butterfly Nebula. From the team that brought you Bipolar Karaoke comes this very personal story, featuring Spescha and Zac Anderson with live music and projections. Opens tonight! – this week only.

Opening on Thursday is the classic Jane Eyre in a new adaptation by Christine Davey that is sure to warm your hearts! Runs for two weeks and if you prefer a lunchtime show, check the schedule for matinees.

Happy NAIDOC week! Over the course of this year our First Nations Producer, Glenn Shea has been taking small groups of staff, volunteers and Committee of Management members in Indigenous Learning Workshops, and they continue this week. We feel very privileged to have access to this little window into Glenn’s story and expertise.

With love,
La Mama xx

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WHAT’S ON: THIS WEEK
  THE BUTTERFLY NEBULA  

[Jul 5 – 10]
La Mama HQ

Another deeply personal story from the creator of 2017/18’s Bipolar Karaoke, The Butterfly Nebula is the imprint left on the universe after a catastrophic event.

Written and directed by Spescha Barakat
Performed by Spescha Barakat and Zac Anderson
Red Giant (band) Kirsty Letts, Melissa Letts, Daniel Zugna, Erica Pringle
Sound Design/AV Gemma Horbury
Lighting Designer Bronwyn Pringle
Image by Darren Gill

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A woman's hand reaches across the pages of an old book. The woman's fingernails are bright red.
   JANE EYRE  

[Jul 7 – 17] 
La Mama Courthouse

From award-winning Skin of our Teeth Productions who brought you My Brilliant Career, comes this beautiful and haunting adaptation of Charlotte Bronte’s classic tale – love, loyalty and independence.
Written and directed by Christine Davey
Performed by Sarah Smits, Tess Parker, Glen Barton, Simon Carroll, Madeleine Swain, Melissa Mussel White, Katie Hall & Gracie Rogers

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NEW ON SCREEN
A man in a blue shirt stands in a darkened theatre with a painting of Kate Kelly behind him.
 TALKING TO THE FUTURE  On Screen [July 4 – 18]
If you missed this popular production – here’s your chance to catch it!

Watch HERE

GIVEAWAYS
Sometimes our giveaways are run external to La Mama, and when entering via an external email address or link, you give permission for those organisations to have the contact details that you provide.
  WIN A DOUBLE PASS TO  
  PARIS OR DIE 
 AND
 A DAY AT A TIME IN RHYME 

A Day At A Time in Rhyme is an immersive new piece of hybrid theatre written and performed by Jane Clifton comprising spoken word, soundscape, image and music, with source material drawn from her 2019 published poetry diary of the same name.
Paris or Die is the story of a theatre student drawn to Paris after her mother’s death, where the city’s artistic, amorous and cultural hazards lead her to a bizarre near-fatal conclusion. Performed by Jayne Tuttle, and based on the book by the same name.To be in the running to win this very special DOUBLE BILL DOUBLE PASS on Thursday July 14 at 6:30pm* at La Mama HQ simply email your full name, phone number & email address to marketing@lamama.com.au with the subject line:
DOUBLE BILL GIVEAWAY.
*Paris or Die starts at 6.30pm; A Day at a Time in Rhyme at 8.30pm, both at La Mama HQ
Find out more about A Day at a Time in Rhyme
Find out more about Paris or Die
Three people pose for the camera all looking different ways.
  WIN A DOUBLE PASS TO  
  CHEER UP CARL 

Carl is a man grieving the death of his dog and the deportation of his drug-trafficking ex girlfriend. Written by Louis Dickins, Directed by Greg Carroll.
To be in the running to win a double pass on Wednesday July 20 at 6.30pm at La Mama Courthouse simply email your full name, phone number and email address to marketing@lamama.com.au with the subject line: CHEER UP CARL GIVEAWAY.

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OPPORTUNITIES
2022-2023 Midsumma Pathways Mentorship Program
 Closes July 8  
Applications are now open for the 2022-2023 Midsumma Pathways nine-month mentorship program for LGBTQIA+ emerging artists with disability to develop their artistic practices.
The program includes access to professional mentoring, group workshops and contact with arts industry representatives, that build participants’ capacity.
Find out more here.


ILBIJERRI Producer
 APPLICATIONS DUE JUL 11 3PM  
ILBIJERRI has a team of Producers, who play a vital role in delivering a diverse program of new work, touring, artist development, community engagement, social impact and cultural regeneration. Find out more and apply for the role here.



TNA Artist x Producer Breakfast
 EOI OPEN 
This short expression of interest is for Victorian performing artists and producers to participate in the TNA Artist x Producer Breakfast at Common Rooms, 9am-10:30pm on 21 July 2022. Express your interest here.


Midsumma Pathways Coordinator
 APPLICATIONS DUE JUL 29 5PM  
Midsumma Pathways is a mentoring and workshop program for up to 12 LGBTQIA+ artists each year, living with disability. Find out more here.

   COVID-SAFER PERFORMANCES   

Please see our website for info on how we continue to keep our community Covid Safe.

City of Melbourne logo, RISE logo, Creative Victoria logo
La Mama is financially assisted by Restart Investment to Sustain and Expand (RISE) Fund – an Australian Government initiative, the Victorian Government through Creative Victoria, and the City of Melbourne through the Creative Partnerships Program.
 

 

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