Anyone for La Boite Indie next year?

31 July, 2010 by No Comments

La Boite Roundhouse
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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.