Indie Launch Day … Indie Pride!
Today is not only St Valentine’s Day, but also, and perhaps even more importantly for Brisbane’s theatre-lovers, the launch of the La Boite Theatre Indie season, which we’re hoping will be enormously successful for everyone concerned.
A perhaps overused word right now when talking about the wider artistic environment is its ‘ecology’ …
1 the branch of biology that deals with the relations of organisms to one another and to their physical surroundings.
• (also human ecology) the study of the interaction of people with their environment.
2 (also Ecology) the political movement that seeks to protect the environment, esp. from pollution.
and the theatre ecology of Brisbane and beyond requires a robust independent sector to keep it fit and healthy.
We thought we’d post up this little video taken last year by one of Brisbane’s leading independent companies, 23rd Productions. It was shot to celebrate World Theatre Day 2009, and has gone beyond Brisbane around the world as their contribution. If you haven’t seen it yet, you should; there’s much in here that celebrates what independent means in a theatre eco-system.