Anyone for La Boite Indie next year?

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La Boite Theatre Company opened submissions this week for its 2011 indie season. With two productions thus far into the 2010 season (Blackbird and The Bitterling) and two to follow later this year, La Boite's inaugural indie project has provided a catalyst for the many independent groups and individual artists in the city. La Boite Indie's stated aims - to nurture a more sustainable independent theatre culture in Brisbane, to build audiences in Brisbane generally, to enable closer ties between independent practice and La Boite, and to help create outstanding, contemporary works for theatre seems to be on track so far.
La Boite Indie was hands-down one of the best theatrical experiences of my professional life. We had the opportunity, freedom and support to create passionately and make bold, uncompromising choices.Sven Swenson
La Boite Indie is a curated season of four independent theatre productions, each lasting three weeks. La Boite welcomes applications from across the independent sector - and will again transform its theatre into an intimate 95-seat black box for Indie 2011. La Boite will also commit to providing financial, technical, marketing and artistic support to the selected companies. David Berthold, La Boite's artistic director is passionate himself about the idea: "The independent sector is made up mostly of emerging artists coming together to create work in small spaces with few resources. Cultivating this talent and finding ways of increasing reasources is fundamental to theatre’s ecology.
This area of work is a crucible for new ideas and helps keep the artform authentic to the times. David Berthold
Companies and artists wishing to submit a work for indie 2011 can find full details and conditions for entry on la Boite’s website. The closing date for submissions is Tuesday 17 august 2010 at 5pm - that's a little over 17 days from today! Mark your calendars and get going.

This Week in Queensland Theatre: April 5-11

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Click a date on Greenroom's home page calendar to see what's on and to go to more details on each event. It's the Easter school holiday break this week, so look out for workshops in your town.  There's something for everyone. Opening: Blackbird by David Harrower - 23rd Productions at the Roundhouse Theatre (La Boite Indie #2) Single Admissions by Tammy Weller - Lazy Young and Talented and The Good Room at the Sue Benner Theatre, !Metro Arts. Continuing: Thom Pain by Will Eno - Queensland Theatre Company at Bille Brown Studio (closes Saturday) Workshops: Easter Stoush: Basic and Intermediate Stage Combat with SAFDi (Society of Australian Fight Directors) at Court Theatre, Townsville. Details call Jason King 0412313653.  Supported by Tropic Sun Theatre. Shake and Stir's Cabaret Workshops at the Judith Wright Centre.  This looks good! Circa's circus fun workshop Harvest Rain has something for dancers at their Velocity Dance Workshop La Boite's School Holiday Workshops - all ages.

Blackbird: 23rd Productions for La Boite Indie at the Roundhouse Theatre

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Writer | David Harrower Director | Mark Conaghan Designer | Kade Sproule Lighting Design | Jason Glenwright With | Kathryn Fray and Daniel Murphy Reviews: Review: Blackbird: 23rd Productions - Greenroom (Kate Foy) Review: Blackbird - Absolute Theatre (Eric Scott) Follow the prompts to 2010 Reviews Review: Blackbird - ourbrisbane.com (Katherine Lyall-Watson) The Awful Truth - The Blurb (Eric Scott) Blackbird @ The Roundhouse - MC Reviews (Sasha Mackay) Blackbird - La Boite Indie: (Curtain Up)

This Week in Queensland Theatre: March 15-21

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Click the date on Greenroom's home page calendar to go to more details on each event. Opening: Thom Pain by Will Eno - Queensland Theatre Company at Bille Brown Studio (in preview Mon-Wed, opens Thursday) The Bitterling by Sven Swenson - La Boite Indie at the Round House Theatre (in preview Mon-Thu, opens Friday) Continuing: Flicking the Flint by Kate Lee !Metro Arts Independents (Brisbane) Macbeth by William Shakespeare JUTE Theatre (Cairns) Avenue Q the Australian touring production at QPAC (Brisbane) Other: See QSE’s training program and Shake and Stir's workshop series which continue throughout the month (Brisbane and SE Q) It's QPAC's 25th Birthday this year.  While you're on the South Bank in Brisbane head into the Tony Gould Gallery for the QPAC 25 Exhibition. ... and check out the recently-opened Edge space further upstream - near the fabulous GOMA (Gallery of Modern Art).