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La Mama Theatre

Facilitating fearlessly independent theatre making.

Our Mission is to discover, uncover, and provide a platform for new voices and ideas through theatre and art.

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A/LONE

A/Lone is a performance about being alone and solitude.
La Mama HQ
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BLOOD IN THE WATER

A suburban family’s world is irrevocably changed following the news of a violent crime.
La Mama Courthouse
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UNESTABLISHED

Blending comedy, spoken-word poetry, and queer joy, this production follows a young woman faced with a question: between your integrity and a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, which would you choose?
La Mama HQ
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LIVE STREAM: UNESTABLISHED

Friday 28 June 2024 7:30 PM
Blending comedy, spoken-word poetry, and queer joy, this production follows a young woman faced with a question: between your integrity and a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, which would you choose?
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LIVESTREAM: MUSICA JULY 2024: QUIET AIR

Monday 1 July 2024 7:30 PM
An evening of music inspired by the questioning of our assumptions about the nature of life itself.
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MUSICA JULY 2024: QUIET AIR

Monday 1 July 2024 7:30 PM
An evening of music inspired by the questioning of our assumptions about the nature of life itself.
La Mama Courthouse
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LIVESTREAM: POETICA JULY 2024

Tuesday 2 July 2024 8:00 PM
Poetry as a Passageway
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POETICA JULY 2024

Tuesday 2 July 2024 8:00 PM
Poetry as a Passageway
La Mama Courthouse
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LA MAMA KIDS: JON & JERO: THE FORGOTTEN TALES

An improvised storytelling adventure for the whole family!
La Mama Courthouse
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SCRATCH JULY 2024

Thursday 4 July 2024 2024 7:00 PM
Scratch is a new night for performance makers to test ideas and share works in progress with a live audience of their peers.
La Mama Courthouse
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CABARETICA JULY 2024

Friday 5 July 2024 8:00 PM
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La Mama Courthouse
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DUMMY: PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT SERIES

Monday 8 July 2024
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La Mama Courthouse
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PDS: FIRST NATIONS THEATRE – CHALLENGING THE NARRATIVE

Monday 8 July 2024
Who are we in the landscape of Storytelling as First Nations Creatives from their respective language groups?
La Mama Courthouse
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LIVE STREAM: PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT SERIES 2024

Livestreams of Professional Development Series 2024 (13 Sessions) between Monday 8th to Friday 12th July 2024.
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PDS: HOW TO WRITE A REALLY GOOD MEDIA RELEASE

Tuesday 9 July 2024
Haven't you always wanted to know how to create a really great Media Release?
La Mama Courthouse
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PDS: THE ART OF WELLBEING FOR ARTISTS

Tuesday 9 July 2024
How to recognise and respond to sexual harrassment and assault as a performer / worker in the arts and cultivate healthy relationships.
La Mama Courthouse
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PDS: THE BODY, CONSENT, SEX & POWER

Tuesday 9 July 2024
Join Artist Panel with Jamie Bucirde talking with Joel Bray, Maude Davey, Nadja Kostich, Kimberley Twinner and Frankie Van Kan to delve into the realms of intimacy, power, consent in both content and processes. How we create with sexual themes and navigate power structures, pushing boundaries, breaking taboos within respectful and safe theatre practice.
La Mama Courthouse
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EXPLORATIONS: THE DREAM ROOM (CANCELLED)

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La Mama HQ
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PDS: PRODUCING SKILLSET FOR ARTISTS

Wednesday 10 July 2024
Join leading producers Kath Papas (Kath Papas Productions) and Laura Milke Garner (MILKE) for an immersive workshop tailored for self-producing artists and independent producers. Dive into essential topics such as financial management and budgeting, effective marketing strategies, strategic planning, and demystifying the role of a producer. Gain invaluable insights and practical knowledge to elevate your craft and navigate the world of producing.
La Mama Courthouse
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PDS: THE ART OF STAGE & PRODUCTION MANAGEMENT

Wednesday 10 July 2024
Led by Shane Grant, Technical Manager at La Mama Theatre and independent lighting designer, and Kat Carrington, Production Coordinator at Footscray Community Arts and independent producer / production manager, this workshop will provide valuable insights into the art of balancing creativity and logistics for theatre. The workshop will cover the essential tools needed to bring any production to the stage.
La Mama Courthouse
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PDS: ADVOCACY, ACCESS, ART, MAVERICKS, MOVERS & SHAKERS

Wednesday 10 July 2024
Join Rachel Edward in converstaion with Sarah Mainwaring, Janice Florence, Heidi Everett, Jessica Moody, Olivia Muscat & Nilgun Guven as they discuss their practice as Disabled Theatre Artists, Advocates and Change Makers making waves and creating new pathways for creative practice and accessiblity in the arts.
La Mama Courthouse
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PDS: GRANT WRITING & BUDGETING FUNDAMENTALS

Thursday 11 July 2024
Join Auspicious Arts CEO Selene Bateman and La Mama CEO / Director Caitlin Dullard for a workshop on the fundamentals on Grant Writing & Budgeting.
La Mama Courthouse
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PDS: DESIGN FUNDAMENTALS

Thursday 11 July 2024
Join Designers David Franzke, Bronwyn Pringle, Meg White & Sophie Woodward to hear about their processes and passions in all things Design from sound, lighting, set & costume. What you need to know when engaging Design in your independant theatre practice.
La Mama Courthouse
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PDS: NAVIGATING THE MAINSTREAM

Thursday 11 July 2024
Join Helen Hopkins in conversation with Carolyn Bock, Cassandra Fumi, Todd MacDonald, Emanuelle Mattana, Stephen Nicolazzo and Liv Satchell discussing how to navigate between the Independent and Mainstream theatre scenes. Delving into what is mainstream theatre? What does success look like? How do you sustain your practice? and how to transition from an Exploration to Touring, Festivals, Arts Centres and beyond!
La Mama Courthouse
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PDS: CELEBRATING CULTURAL DIVERSITY - ARE WE THERE YET?

Friday 12 July 2024
Join Amarantha Robinson in conversation with Dax Carnay, Erica McCalman, Lauren Mullings & Effie Nkrumah to explore Cultural Diversity and Cultural Safety from the independant theatre maker's perspective.
La Mama Courthouse
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PDS: MELBOURNE INDEPENDENT THEATRE SCENE

Friday 12 July 2024
Join TNA's Erica McCalman in conversation with La Mama's Caitlin Dullard, Red Stitch's Ella Caldwell, Melbourne Fringe's Danny Delahunty, 45 Downstairs' Cameron Lukey & Theatreworks' Dianne Toulson to discuss the Melbourne Independant Theatre Scene.
La Mama Courthouse
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PDS: ALL THINGS DRAMATURGY

Friday 12 July 2024
Led by Mari Lourey with Angus Cerini, Bernadette Fam, Margaret Harvey, Petra Kalive and Jenni Medway, Melbourne's leading theatre practitioners discuss different approaches to, and their experiences of dramaturgy.
La Mama Courthouse
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EXPLORATIONS: AUSTRALIAN PSYCHOS (CANCELLED)

Across Australia, people with mental health wait for help that may never come.
La Mama HQ
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EXPLORATIONS: HOLY FOOL

A spiritual physical-comedy about a Fool who ended up becoming a Saint.
La Mama HQ
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BY JANE'S HAND

A whimsical window into the magnificent mind of Jane Austen
La Mama Courthouse
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EXPLORATIONS: DANIEL

Ever hated what you do for work? Why not do something about it?
La Mama HQ
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EXPLORATIONS: YAHOOS DESCENT

An insult in five locations.
La Mama HQ
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EXPLORATIONS: EXHIBITION: THE WHITE DRESS

Can a white dress ever be enough to make amends for the torments of the world?
La Mama HQ
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EXPLORATIONS: DIRTY OLD TOWN

An underground fire is burning at a Melbourne landfill, filling the air with the smell of toxic waste.
La Mama HQ
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ZORBA'S LAST DANCE

Fact, fiction and friendship in facing the end.
La Mama Courthouse
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EXPLORATIONS: (T)ISSUE

1 in 9. An exploration of one woman's journey with chronic pain.
La Mama HQ
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EXPLORATIONS: THEATRE OF UNAPOLOGETIC SPARKLES

Some say glowsticks have no place in poetry or theatre. We are not those people.
La Mama HQ
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EXPLORATIONS: SUNNI SUNDAY

Long-term friends Sunni and Sunday question the truth of their shared life after tragedy strikes.
La Mama HQ
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EXPLORATIONS: OMMI

A poetic ode to Mother: nature, love, longing, and loss.
La Mama HQ
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THREE MAGPIES PERCHED IN A TREE

A beautiful, heartbreaking play of the Indigenous Gothic genre that provides spiritual reprieve through Creation Stories from the difficult realities of the real-world story.
La Mama Courthouse
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EXPLORATIONS: FLICK

Flick is a darkly comedic new play about facing the void, ignoring it and hoping for the best.
La Mama HQ
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EXPLORATIONS: THE ARTIST

One lived a lonely and unaware life, while the other, aware and fulfilled.
La Mama HQ
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EXPLORATIONS: STUCK

A black comedy about two women and the violent relationship they have with their body, each other, and society.
La Mama HQ
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EXPLORATIONS: DEVELOPERS MAKE SHIT NEIGHBOURS

Everyone seems to be working in construction since Oxley and Cooky found out a developer lives next door
La Mama HQ
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SNEAKY LITTLE BUGGER

Piles of shame spirals stack up around the city. Smash them up. Devised by The Amateur Collective.
La Mama Courthouse
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EXPLORATIONS: JITTERBUG

Domesticity can be brutal. Freedom is sweet. They should have let her dance …
La Mama HQ
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EXPLORATIONS: EXIT LEFT GASTRIC ARTERY

A migration story within your own body, for the inside is the outside.
La Mama HQ
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YOU'RE THE MAN

Where it starts. How it ends.
La Mama Courthouse
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EXPLORATIONS: INVISIBLE

It’s time to unleash the power of theatre to save the world, or at least make some trouble trying.
La Mama HQ
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EXPLORATIONS: OF FORGETTING

The story of a woman who is forced to remember her life as a wartime spy, a memory she had put away for many years.
La Mama HQ
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EXPLORATIONS: MASK SOLO

One performer, many masks.
La Mama HQ
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EXPLORATIONS: MARA

A fearless retelling of the Cinderella story – from the stepmother’s perspective.
La Mama HQ
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EXPLORATIONS: FOOTBALL EVANGELISM

The religion which is AFL footy meets two religious fans who turn the footy landscape on its head.
La Mama HQ
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MUSICA SEPT 2024: CHRYSALIS

Monday 23 September 2024 7:30 PM
Illuminating untold stories of creative women past and present.
La Mama Courthouse
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LIVESTREAM: Musica Sep 2024: Chrysalis

Monday 23 September 2024 7:30 PM
Discover the hidden narratives of extraordinary women from history, through enchanting live harpsichord performance, evocative poetry, interactive projections, and original compositions by unsung heroines. Musicians: Victoria Bilogan, in collaboration with Roger Alsop Curated by Gemma Horbury Image by Darren Gill
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LIVE STREAM: Poetica Sep 2024: Traversing the Boundaries

Tuesday 24 September 2024 8:00 PM
Live streamed performance of Poetica Sep 2024: Traversing the Boundaries Traversing the Boundaries Newcastle poet Gillian Swain, author of ‘My skin its own sky’ details intimate, familiar worlds combining past and present. Carl Walsh navigates the topography of history, family and loss, reading from his debut collection ‘Tarp Green Light’. Alicia Sometimes, author of ‘Stellar Atmospheres’, turns her reflective gaze to the astronomical, and legendary Melbourne anarchist poet TT.O. brings his inner urban perspective and traverses the boundaries of the unconventional. Poets: TT.O., Gillian Swain, Carl Walsh & Alicia Sometimes Hosted by Amanda Anastasi Image by Piotr Krzeslak
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POETICA SEPT 2024

Tuesday 24 September 2024 8:00 PM
Traversing the Boundaries
La Mama Courthouse
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DUMMY: SCRATCH

Thursday 26 September 2024
DUMMY: SCRATCH
La Mama Courthouse
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SCRATCH SEPT 2024

Thursday 26 September 2024 7:30 PM
Scratch is a new night for performance makers to test ideas and share works in progress with a live audience of their peers.
La Mama Courthouse
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GIRL AT THE BOTTOM OF A WELL

A one-man transmasculine fairy tale exploring grief, isolation, and euphoria.
La Mama Courthouse
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THE SWALLOWS

Between Thursday 6 June 2024 and Sunday 16 June 2024
Clues beckon. Constant yearning. And lately my shoulder blades have been hurting. Almost like they want to sprout wings...
La Mama HQ
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LIVESTREAM: GIRL AT THE BOTTOM OF A WELL

Thursday 13 June 2024
A one-man transmasculine fairy tale exploring grief, isolation, and euphoria.
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PASTABATE

Are you into pasta play?
La Mama Courthouse
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LIVESTREAM: PASTABATE

Friday 7 June 2024
Are you into pasta play?
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THE STORYTELLER INDIGENOUS LEARNING WORKSHOPS

With Glenn Shea
La Mama HQ Rehearsal Hub
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MEURANTS LANE

Three brothers battle themselves, each other, and their grief.
La Mama HQ
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THE AUDITION

THE STAGE IS A COUNTRY IN ITSELF. WITH ITS OWN RULES AND REGULATIONS. OR LACK OF THEM.
La Mama Courthouse
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THE ROOF IS CAVING IN

Please no more 'pleases, sorries or thank yous'. THANKS... sorry!
La Mama Courthouse
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LUNG

Anna needs a lifesaving transplant. Her Lungs are unconvinced. How do they resolve their differences?
La Mama HQ
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UNCLE VANYA FILM SCREENING

Sunday 19 May 2024 2:00 PM
The Uncle Vanya Project is a documentary film that allows us into the rehearsal process of Bagryana Popov’s site specific, immersive theatre production of Chekhov’s Uncle Vanya.
La Mama HQ Rehearsal Hub
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LIVESTREAM: LUNG

Friday 17 May 2024 7:30 PM
Anna needs a lifesaving transplant. Her Lungs are unconvinced. How do they resolve their differences?
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STRAIGHT WHITE MALE

Norm and Ahmed and Radha and Ryan. 1968. An empty street, late at night. A white man stops an Asian student. 2024. It happens again.
La Mama HQ
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GARAGE GIRLS

Meet Alice Anderson. Mechanic. Trailblazer. Entrepreneur. A rollicking ride through 1920s Melbourne!
La Mama Courthouse
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ALL I'M SAYING

Bees. Toothpaste. The end of life as we know it.
La Mama HQ
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THAT'S ONE DAMN SEXY APE

Bubo is a proud, strong and stoic gorilla. He is the pride of the Zoo. Its main attraction. Visitors come in waves to gaze upon his majesty and mystic. But when a series of chilling events tarnish his unblemished reputation, drastic measures must be used to win back the public’s favour.
La Mama Courthouse
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THE TERMINATOR

Take away reproductive rights? Over my dead body.
La Mama HQ
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CORPUS DELICTI!

Vera Brady faces a locked-room murder, werewolves and her stupid ex-husband. A new comedy whodunnit.
La Mama Courthouse
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FRITZ

With no magic and no tricks what will this circus bunny pull out of their hat that can somehow save the day....and the show!
La Mama Courthouse
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CABARETICA APRIL '24: MISCELLANEA

Friday 5 April 2024 8:00 PM
A magnificent miscellanea of artists from the vibrant Melbourne cabaret scene in one stunning line up.
La Mama Courthouse
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SCRATCH APRIL 2024: MISCELLANEA

Thursday 4 April 2024 7:00 PM
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La Mama Courthouse
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LIVE STREAM: POETICA APRIL 2024: EXPLORING THE SELF

Tuesday 2 April 2024 8:00 PM
Live streamed performance of Poetica April 2024: Exploring the Self
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POETICA APRIL '24: EXPLORING THE SELF

Tuesday 2 April 2024 8:00 PM
Exploring the Self
La Mama Courthouse
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LIVE STREAM: MUSICA APR 2024: AMOS ROACH

Monday 1 April 2024
Live streamed performance of Musica April 2024: Amos Roach
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MUSICA APRIL '24: AMOS ROACH

Monday 1 April 2024
Amos Roach is a Djab Wurrung / Gunditj Mara and Ngarrindjeri man whose voice travels between the Desert, the Riverland, and the Saltwater to the city like smoke from a fire.
La Mama Courthouse
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FAREWELL LADY AUTUMN

China 1903 - Qiu Jin, a woman ahead of her time dreams of a gender revolution to liberate women.
La Mama HQ
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TEETH AND TONIC

A dark comedy about friendship, empowerment and smashing the patriarchy.
La Mama Courthouse
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LIVE STREAM: TEETH & TONIC

Tuesday 26 March 2024 7:30 PM
A dark comedy about friendship, empowerment and smashing the patriarchy.
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HI VIZ LIZ (CANCELLED)

Hi Viz Liz, your shovel-ready Diva, and her tradie mates arrive and unload!
La Mama HQ Forecourt
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NU DISCO

A one-woman odyssey into the beating heart of the club.
La Mama HQ
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EAT YOUR HEART OUT

Fine dining requires sharp knives.
La Mama Courthouse
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LIVE STREAM: EAT YOUR HEART OUT

Friday 15 March 2024 7:30 PM
Live streamed performance of Eat Your Heart Out
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SHINE MY LIGHT

Empowering comedy celebrating womanhood.
La Mama HQ
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GREEK TRILOGY: METANASTES – THE IMMIGRANTS (CANCELLED)

I’m a whole world away, 9283 miles away from home. Home is where the heart is, but where does my heart belong? Life has Two Doors: What to do? This is what I lived; this is what I saw. This is what I wrote.
La Mama Courthouse
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OSHUN

A goddess or just a hot mess?
La Mama HQ
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LIVE STREAM: OSHUN

Friday 1 March 2024 7:30 PM
Live streamed performance of OSHUN.
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LIVE STREAM: TAXITHI - THE LONG JOURNEY HOME

Sunday 25 February 2024 4:00 PM
Live streamed performance of TAXITHI - THE LONG JOURNEY HOME
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TAXITHI - THE LONG JOURNEY HOME

I threw a stone behind me and I didn't look back.
La Mama Courthouse
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YOU'RE NO GOOD

When the one you loved most, is the one who fucked you up the most, where do your memories take you?
La Mama HQ
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LIVE STREAM: EFTIHIA - LIFE HAS TWO DOORS

Sunday 25 February 2024 2:00 PM
Live streamed performance of Eftihia – Life Has Two Doors
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EFTIHIA - LIFE HAS TWO DOORS

I’m a whole world away, 9283 miles away from home. Home is where the heart is, but where does my heart belong? Life has Two Doors: What to do? This is what I lived; this is what I saw. This is what I wrote.
La Mama Courthouse
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A SUFFOCATING CHOKING FEELING

A subversive interrogation of truth in the age of social media - inspired by Australian wellness influencer and cancer-con Belle Gibson (BBC’s ‘Bad Influencer’).
La Mama HQ
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HOMOPHONIC! 2024

New Music by Queer Composers
La Mama Courthouse
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LA NONNA'S SAUCY SAUCE DAY

Let's get saucy!
La Mama HQ
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LIVE STREAM: MIDSUMMICA FEB 2024

Monday 5 February 2024 8:00 PM
Live streamed performance of Midsummica February 2024
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MIDSUMMICA FEB 2024

Monday 5 February 2024 8:00 PM
A celebration of LGBTQIA+ identities, disability, and neurodiversity through performance, presented by alumni from the five years of the Midsumma Pathways Program.
La Mama Courthouse
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TRANSWOMAN KILLS INFLUENCER

Did the Transwoman Kill the Influencer? Are trans people who we think they are? What makes a good person?
La Mama Courthouse
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A BODY AT WORK

The debut solo show from queer artist and sex worker Frankie van Kan exploring what it means to be A Body at Work in the adult industry.
La Mama HQ
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LIVE STREAM: A BODY AT WORK (CANCELLED)

Friday 2 February 2024 7:30 PM
Live streamed performance of A BODY AT WORK
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DUMMY: HQ

Between Monday 1 January 2024 and Tuesday 2 January 2024
DUMMY HQ
La Mama HQ
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DUMMY: CH

Between Monday 1 January 2024 and Tuesday 2 January 2024
DUMMY: Courthouse Theatre Full Season
La Mama Courthouse
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DUMMY: LIVE STREAM

Monday 1 January 2024
Live streamed performance of
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DUMMY: EXPLORATIONS CH

Monday 1 January 2024
DUMMY Explorations CH
La Mama Courthouse
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DUMMY: EXPLORATIONS HQ

Monday 1 January 2024
DUMMY Explorations HQ
La Mama HQ
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DUMMY: BNH

Monday 1 January 2024
DUMMY for shows at the Brunswick Neighbourhood House
Brunswick Neighbourhood House
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DUMMY: LA MAMICA

Monday 1 January 2024
DUMMY La Mamica
La Mama Courthouse
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DUMMY: SCHOOL SHOW

Monday 1 January 2024
DUMMY School Show
La Mama Courthouse
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DUMMY: PLAYREADING

Monday 1 January 2024
DUMMY: PLAYREADING
La Mama HQ
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DUMMY: KIDS SHOW

Monday 1 January 2024
DUMMY Kids Show
La Mama Courthouse
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SURAT-SURATNYA

Letters which bear witness to political violence long unacknowledged.
La Mama HQ
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I SHALL GO OUT ACROSS THE SNOW-COVERED FIELD

Lina Prokofiev’s beautiful, sad, devoted and enduring life
La Mama Courthouse
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CABARETICA DEC 2023

Friday 15 December 2023 10:00 PM
Celebrate the end of 2023 in style with Melbourne's hottest cabaret acts.
La Mama Courthouse
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PLAY READING: MRS. BIN (CANCELLED)

Sunday 10 December 2023 11:00 AM
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La Mama Courthouse
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PLAY READING: HOPPY YOUNG

Saturday 9 December 2023 2:00 PM
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La Mama Courthouse
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PLAY READING: THE BUTCHER, THE BAKER......

Saturday 9 December 2023 2:00 PM
A tale with a twist
La Mama HQ
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THE TALK (CANCELLED)

Mum attempts a convo about 'the birds & bees' with her tween. The Talk that ensues is illuminating.
La Mama HQ
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PERCUSSION, CONVERSATION, DEGUSTATION

Percussion, Conversation, Degustation is a curated program of 4 nights of improvisational music and cross-artform performance that integrates elements of food, participatory discussion and live music.
La Mama Courthouse
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LIVE STREAM: THE TALK (CANCELLED)

Saturday 2 December 2023
Mum attempts a convo about 'the birds & bees' with her tween. The Talk that ensues is illuminating.
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PRISONER AT THE WORLD'S END

Set truth free
La Mama HQ
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MI:WI 3027

Essentially MI:WI 3027 play is an exploration of a friendship built around the notion of a liberated homeland, where freedom is paramount.
La Mama Courthouse
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PLAY READING: VARIOUS CHARACTERS

Saturday 25 November 2023 2:00 PM
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La Mama HQ
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LIVE STREAM: PRISONER AT THE WORLD'S END

Friday 24 November 2023 7:30 PM
Set truth free
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PLAY READING: KOOKABURRA PLAYERS

Saturday 18 November 2023 2:00 PM
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La Mama Courthouse
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LIVE STREAM: MI:WI 3027

Friday 17 November 2023
MI:WI 3027 is an exploration of a friendship built around the notion of a liberated homeland, where freedom is paramount.
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DEFOE'S PLAGUE

London. 1722. Writer's festival. Man in full wig sits at a desk. This is Mr Daniel Defoe.
La Mama HQ
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SLIGHTLY CRACKED

Mental Health Facilities. Funding Cuts. Family Dinners. Anyone has the potential to crack.
La Mama Courthouse
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PLAYREADING: I SHALL GO OUT ACROSS THE SNOW-COVERED FIELD

Saturday 11 November 2023 2:00 PM
A Work in Progress play reading: November 11 2023 Carlton Courthouse, 2pm Full development season: December 6-17 2023
La Mama Courthouse
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SCHOOL ACCESS: CACTUS

Watch until Monday 6 November 2023
School video access
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SCHOOL ACCESS: FRANKENSTEIN

Watch until Monday 6 November 2023
School video access
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SCHOOL ACCESS: THE WORLD ACCORDING TO DINOSAURS

Watch until Monday 6 November 2023
School video access
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LIVESTREAM: MUSICA: MAPS FOR LOSING ONESELF

Monday 6 November 2023 7:30 PM
During the pandemic, Nick recorded an album in his lounge room. Experience La Mama Courthouse transformed into the acoustic environment of the famous Hagia Sofia mosque in Istanbul.
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MUSICA: MAPS FOR LOSING ONESELF

Monday 6 November 2023 7:30 PM
Experience La Mama Courthouse transformed into the acoustic environment of the famous Hagia Sofia mosque in Istanbul.
La Mama Courthouse
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PLAY READING: THE KEN WRIGHT SHOW (CANCELLED)

Saturday 4 November 2023 12:00 PM
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La Mama HQ
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MOOSH THE HOBO CAT

Using the story structure of the hero’s journey, Moosh the Hobo Cat is about the callousness of humanity in contemporary capitalism. It explores homelessness and social inequality through Moosh’s journey with a fusion of confronting Australian street prose and Persian Dramatic Storytelling. An array of eccentric characters narrate the tale. Moosh the Hobo Cat travels from civility to criminalisation - hard time, both on the street and in a locked cage - then the pathway back from utter despair to hope.
La Mama HQ
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MURMUR (CANCELLED)

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La Mama Courthouse
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PLAY READING: LUNG (CANCELLED)

Saturday 28 October 2023 2:00 PM
LUNG is a radio play about a woman awaiting a lung transplant.
La Mama HQ
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LA MAMA CONNECT

Between Saturday 21 October 2023 and Tuesday 24 October 2023
La Mama Connect is a new initiative designed to create opportunities for artists to connect, meet other artists, network and feel part of the La Mama community.
La Mama HQ
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MYTH, PROPAGANDA AND THE HEIRS OF AMERICA

A sequel to the classic Australian post 9/11 political thriller by Robert Reid.
La Mama Courthouse
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MYTH, PROPAGANDA AND DISASTER...

Myth, Propaganda and Disaster in Nazi Germany and Contemporary America. The twentieth anniversary of Stephen Sewell's classic political thriller set post 9/11.
La Mama Courthouse
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LIVE STREAM: POETICA OCT 23 (CANCELLED)

Tuesday 17 October 2023
Four Women Writing
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POETICA OCT 2023

Tuesday 17 October 2023 8:00 PM
Four Women Writing
La Mama Courthouse
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STARFISH THE [REDACTED]

A black comedy about the power of art, and its undiminishing light it shines on humankind.
La Mama HQ
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MYTH, PROPAGANDA, DISASTER AND THE AUSTRALIAN THEATRE (CANCELLED)

Saturday 14 October 2023
A lecture by Dr. Rob
La Mama Courthouse
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MYTH, PROPAGANDA, DISASTER AND THE AUSTRALIAN THEATRE

Saturday 14 October 2023
A lecture by Dr. Rob
La Mama Courthouse
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EXPLORATIONS: WAVES (WAVE)

Experience the convergence of art music and performance art in WAVES (WAVE), a dynamic hybrid performance inspired by wave phenomena.
La Mama Courthouse
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PLAY READING: THIN THREADS

Saturday 7 October 2023 2:00 PM
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La Mama HQ
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EXPLORATIONS: GARY IS JESUS

A new provocative, hilarious and violent, electronic musical depicting love and desire in the modern age.
La Mama Courthouse
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EXPLORATION: VARIATION FOR THREE VOICES (CANCELLED)

An experiment with biological dramaturgy, Variation explores the boundaries between life and death..
La Mama Courthouse
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EXPLORATIONS: LEGENDS OR (THE GOD KILLERS) (CANCELLED)

There's more than one way to kill a god.
La Mama HQ
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CELEBRITY

Bigger than Jesus. Greater than God.
La Mama HQ
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RIP - REST IN PARADISE

Shipwrecked on a desert island and mystery is afoot… on hand… elbow… macaroni… eggs, cheese, lemonade
La Mama HQ
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EXPLORATIONS: NOISE

what you hear in the silence
La Mama Courthouse
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EXPLORATIONS: FANTASTIC IN PLASTIC

You Can Be Anything - Except Perfect!
La Mama Courthouse
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EXPLORATIONS: IN TOUCH (CANCELLED)

How far would you go to deliver one last hug?
La Mama Courthouse
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PLAYREADING: THE PASSING

Saturday 23 September 2023 2:00 PM
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La Mama HQ
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EXPLORATIONS: GO / NO GO

GO/NO GO: a circus-theatre reimagining of the First Lady Astronaut Trainees and their fight for space.
La Mama Courthouse
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EXPLORATIONS: CHERRY BOMB

Sticky. Candy. Dizzy. POP! The ripest fruits come with the deadliest pits.
La Mama Courthouse
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DEVELOPERS MAKE SHIT NEIGHBOURS (CANCELLED)

Suburban battlers meet the dream neighbour, lollypop woman, 100 concrete trucks and a taxi driver.
La Mama HQ
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PLAYREADING: VIVALDI'S PARK

Saturday 16 September 2023
Bench was once a beautiful straight tree, made into a wooden bench. Tree is crooked and so was not altered by humans. The play is about a local community’s use of a park with threads of different stories that connect, or not – a homeless man, an immigrant family, a man and his dog, teenagers and more. The scenes and stories come from the participants personal experiences.
La Mama HQ
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EXPLORATIONS: GRASS (CANCELLED)

A lost young woman is offered a mysterious pill at a party.
La Mama Courthouse
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EXPLORATIONS: CRY BABY

Caution: This show was made while crying.
La Mama Courthouse
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EXPLORATIONS: WORLDS WHERE LIFE MIGHT EXIST

A mother's hope, a woman's grief - in a world of wondrous stars.
La Mama Courthouse
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EXPLORATIONS: ELEPHANT (CANCELLED)

Elephant will make you laugh and gasp as one family finally talks about the Elephant in the room.
La Mama Courthouse
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EXPLORATIONS: SEDUCTION

‘Tis a sad story, really, one of woe, passion, desire... and seduction...
La Mama Courthouse
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EXPLORATIONS: DEAR SUN, LOVE JOY

An intimate portrayal of artist Joy Hester, told through shadows, hand written letters and movement.
La Mama Courthouse
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PIANO (IN SEVEN PARTS)

August 31st: Piano (in seven parts): Six people meet unexpectedly, across time and space, at the Pacific Hotel in Lorne. D.H Lawrence, Rudyard Kipling and Mark Twain are among them. September 1st + 2nd: Piano (in four parts): An improvised sound meditation on the reading of Piano (in seven parts).
La Mama HQ
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EXPLORATIONS: EVERYONE WANTS TO BE EMMA

Everyone wants to be Emma, nobody wants to be me.
La Mama Courthouse
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MY FIRST BIKE

The event which is Maude Davey, made strange by the unaccustomed gaze
La Mama HQ
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CACTUS

An award-winning, delightfully charismatic coming of age story for our times, and for all ages.
La Mama Courthouse
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EXPLORATIONS: BALLADS FROM THE BRINK

Musical musings from the darkest of nights, to take you out of the abyss and pull you back from the brink.
La Mama HQ
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EXPLORATIONS: SKY SYMPHONY

Between Wednesday 9 August 2023 and Saturday 19 August 2023
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Outside La Mama HQ
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EXPLORATIONS: CORPSE (CANCELLED)

I see dead people.
La Mama HQ
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LIVE STREAM: CACTUS

Thursday 17 August 2023
An award-winning, delightfully charismatic coming of age story for our times, and for all ages.
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EXPLORATIONS: STRANGE LOCUTIONS

Scenes of discord, connection and subversion that weave a gaudy tapestry of the mind’s ability to create, distort and upend itself.
La Mama HQ
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I SAID THIS TO THE BIRD

In I Said This To the Bird, four strangers accidentally meet and explore their dual senses of alienation as refugees in the midst of a city-wide pandemic lockdown.
La Mama Courthouse
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EXPLORATIONS: THE CLOUD

A cautionary tale of intelligence in something else’s hands.
La Mama HQ
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EXPLORATIONS: THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS A BABY

There is no such thing...until you listen.
La Mama HQ
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EXPLORATIONS: TRUE MYTHS

And the oracle at Delphi said: What are birds? We just don’t know.
La Mama HQ
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PLAYREADING: WHY WE TOOK THE CAR (TSCHICK)

Saturday 5 August 2023 2:00 PM
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La Mama Courthouse
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EXPLORATIONS: LEGENDS OR (THE GOD KILLERS) (CANCELLED)

There's more than one way to kill a god.
La Mama HQ
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EXPLORATIONS: AFTER REBECCA

Gothic novel 'Rebecca' meets 'Farmer Wants A Wife' in a new one-woman show tackling coercive control.
La Mama HQ
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GARAGE GIRLS

Meet Alice Anderson. Mechanic. Trailblazer. Entrepreneur. A rollicking ride through 1920's Melbourne!
La Mama Courthouse
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Open House Melbourne

Guided access tours of La Mama Theatre.
La Mama Courthouse
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LIVE STREAM: GARAGE GIRLS

Friday 28 July 2023 7:30 PM
Meet Alice Anderson. Mechanic. Trailblazer. Entrepreneur. A rollicking ride through 1920's Melbourne!
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EXPLORATIONS: HEY, YOU

Two misfits embark on a plan of sabotage and revenge following a scandalous wedding announcement
La Mama HQ
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EXPLORATIONS: LAUNDRY SHOOT!

Danny’s in a chute. Maisie and Friel deliver mail. It’s the Invasion—what’s real and what’s a dream?
La Mama HQ
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EXPLORATIONS: THE DEVIL DOTH PREACH

Three figures weave together to disentangle their truth from the truth of their creators.
La Mama HQ
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EXPLORATIONS: COMFORT MUSIC

A stories and songs show about being caught between two worlds, the Muppets, and finding solace in music
La Mama HQ
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ADA

The Advanced Domestic Assistant, for all your home and lifestyle needs.
La Mama Courthouse
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EXPLORATIONS: THE TALK

Mum attempts a convo about 'the birds & bees' with her tween. The Talk that ensues is illuminating.
La Mama HQ
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CABARETICA JULY 2023

Friday 14 July 2023 10:00 PM
Come get cozy with some of Melbournes hottest cabaret acts..
La Mama Courthouse
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EXPLORATIONS: BOOBS IN SPACE

Theatrically graphic and generally voyeuristic.
La Mama HQ
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LIVESTREAM: POETICA: THE POETRY OF MY GENERATION

Tuesday 11 July 2023 8:00 PM
The Poetry of My Generation
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POETICA JULY 2023

Tuesday 11 July 2023 8:00 PM
The Poetry of My Generation
La Mama Courthouse
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LIVE STREAM: MUSICA: How Do We Listen?

Monday 10 July 2023 7:30 PM
How do we listen?
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MUSICA: HOW DO WE LISTEN?

Monday 10 July 2023 7:30 PM
We’re drenched in sensation, but each person’s experience is unique. What do we assume about sound, and the ways we listen?
La Mama Courthouse
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LIVE STREAM: MIDSUMMICA JULY 2023

Sunday 9 July 2023 7:30 PM
Live streamed performance of MIDSUMMICA July 2023
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MIDSUMMICA

Sunday 9 July 2023 7:30 PM
Midsummica is a celebration of LGBTQIA+ identities, disability, and neurodiversity through performance, presented by alumni from the five years of the Midsumma Pathways Program for LGBTQIA+ artists living with disability and neurodiversity.
La Mama Courthouse
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EXPLORATIONS: HOW TO EAT RABBIT

Temperatures, sea levels, and Nazi’s are rising. Two friends train to ensure their mutual survival.
La Mama HQ
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EXPLORATIONS: NIUSIA

How can you honour the legacy of a woman you hardly knew?
La Mama HQ
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SHOWKO: ONE NIGHT SUSHI STAND

Surreal characters drop into this Sushi Counter for mindfulness tips and ridiculous Sushi therapy
The Motley Bauhaus Upstairs
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JULES CHAPPLE (ROVING)

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La Mama Courthouse + The Motley Bauhaus (Roving Outside)
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MURRAY AND THE MURRAYONETTES: THEY CAME FROM URANUS

Set to a fabulously retro soundtrack with sounds from the sizzling 60's till now it's an eye-popping puppet feast for grownups. Prepare to be ''Love Bombed'' by the wickedest cast of salacious extraterrestrials you'll ever meet!
The Motley Bauhaus Downstairs
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CURIOUS LEGENDS (ROVING)

Join Bin Chick, the giant baby ibis on a hilariously chaotic mission to find the best bin in VIC.
La Mama HQ + The Motley Bauhaus (Roving Outside)
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ORANGE SOCK: THINGS THAT WRIGGLE AND SQUIRM

A raucously funny late-night puppet slam by the new generation of puppetry artists.
La Mama HQ
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SYDNEY PUPPET WORKSHOP: MARIONETTE

Sunday 2 July 2023 2:30 PM
Join Sydney Puppet Theatre for a rare opportunity to learn how to manipulate marionettes. Using their stock of beautifully hand crafted marionettes, Sydney Puppet Theatre will guide participants through all aspects of becoming a marionettist.
Kathleen Syme Centre – Multipurpose Room 2
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BLACK HOLE: KUTHUMI

A Wergaia tale that lets you know what happens if you mess with fire - watch out!
La Mama Courthouse
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EM CHANDLER: MOONSPELL

Playful moon folktales from around the world!
La Mama Rehearsal Hub
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THINGS OF FOAM AND WOOD WORKSHOP: MOULD MAKING

Sunday 2 July 2023 10:00 AM
Tamara Rewse and Hamish Fletcher of Things of Foam & Wood are two of Australia’s finest puppet makers working across film, television and theatre. Join Tamara and Hamish for a in depth mould making masterclass.
Kathleen Syme Centre – Maker Space
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LITTLE WING: A LITTLE BIT OF BLUE

A Detective Story, told with Puppetry, where you help solve the case.
La Mama CH
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EMILIE BLOOM: FRITZ

With no magic and no tricks, this circus bunny is in a fix! Can Fritz save the day by saving the show?
La Mama HQ
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SYDNEY PUPPET THEATRE: IN SEARCH OF THE GIDDY GIRD BIRD

IN SEARCH OF THE GIDDY GIRD BIRD is like watching a toy box come to life.
La Mama Courthouse
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SHAKE SHAKE: THE STORY OF MR B.

A surprising, heartfelt tale, where nature brings friendship and hope to a grumbling Mr Bumblegrum.
La Mama HQ
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JACOB WILLIAMS WORKSHOP: MANIPULATION

Saturday 1 July 2023 2:30 PM
Jacob Williams is the co Artistic Director of Lemony S Puppet Theatre as well as current puppetry director on ‘Bluey’s Big Stage Play’ (Andrew Kay Productions) and Windmill Picture’s TV show ‘Beep and Mort’. His 20+ year career has taken him to Broadway and back again, working across Australia and the globe. Join Jacob for a four hour masterclass in manipulation and performance techniques for puppetry.
Kathleen Syme Centre – Multipurpose Room 2
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PHILIP MILLAR WORKSHOP: DIGITAL TOOLS FOR ANALOG MAKERS

Saturday 1 July 2023 10:00 AM
Incorporate digital 3d techniques and processes into your puppet making workflow.
Kathleen Syme Centre – Maker Space
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THINGS OF FOAM AND WOOD (ROVING) (CANCELLED)

Saturday 1 July 2023
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La Mama HQ (Roving Outside)
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PERRI CAMPBELL (ROVING)

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The Motley Bauhaus (Roving Outside)
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PARIS BALLA WORKSHOP: JUNK PUPPETS

Friday 30 June 2023 12:00 PM
In puppetry we say “anything can be a puppet’. Join artist Paris Bella to see how ordinary household junk can be repurposed to create a marvellous puppet.
Kathleen Syme Centre – Multipurpose Room 2
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GEORGIE ROSE (ROVING)

Friday 30 June 2023 11:00 AM
Puppet roving and workshop to create your very own rod puppet!
La Mama HQ (Roving Outside)
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DREAM PUPPETS: DREAMER AND THE RAINBOW TIGER

After heavy rains a magical rainbow tiger comes from a rainbow to visit Dreamer. They share adventures
La Mama Courthouse
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ASEEL TAYAH: ARDNA (CANCELLED)

A story of land. A story of home.
La Mama Rehearsal Hub
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MARK PENZAK: LABYRINTH IN THE LIBRARY

An action story in the world's most dangerous and exciting
La Mama Courthouse
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GEORGIE ROSE: ROD PUPPETS WORKSHOP

Thursday 29 June 2023 12:00 PM
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Kathleen Syme Centre – Multipurpose Room 2
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BONKEL: ROLLING! (CANCELLED)

A puppet-human-bike musical that unravels the extraordinary travails of one unbelievable bike heist!
La Mama HQ Outside
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PUPPEROOS: HAENYEO: WOMEN OF THE SEA

A story about handing down traditions, inspired by the Haenyeo women divers of Jeju Island, Korea.
La Mama HQ
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Artist Talk with Sonny Tilders

Wednesday 28 June 2023
Sonny will talk about his career in creature making over some 30 years by showcasing some of the more interesting and unusual project challenges he has come across from the miniature and complex to the enormous and spectacular. Whether on the movie screens or in front of a live audience these projects may differ wildly in so many ways however the age old art form of puppetry sits at the heart of them all. Sonny will take you on a behind the scenes tour of a subject matter he is incredibly passionate about.
CO.AS.IT.
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ALEX JOY SOCK PUPPETS WORKSHOP (CANCELLED)

Wednesday 28 June 2023 12:00 PM
Did you know Kermit the Frog is actually a fancy sock puppet?! Alex Joy will guide you through making your own fabulous sock creation and teach you the puppetry techniques to be as marvellous as Kermit.
Kathleen Syme Centre – Multipurpose Room 2
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PARIS BALLA WORKSHOP: SOCK PUPPETS

Wednesday 28 June 2023 12:00 PM
Did you know Kermit the Frog is actually a fancy sock puppet?! Paris Balla will guide you through making your own fabulous sock creation and teach you the puppetry techniques to be as marvellous as Kermit.
Kathleen Syme Centre – Multipurpose Room 2
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UB SHADOW PUPPETS WORKSHOP

Tuesday 27 June 2023 12:00 PM
Family friendly shadow puppet making workshop.
Kathleen Syme Centre – Multipurpose Room 2
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FRANKENSTEIN

She's coming for you, ready or not.
La Mama Courthouse
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TREES WHO REALLY CARES (lest we forget - it's vital)

Madness, Laughter, stillness, silences, disagreements, dictators, and other feelings that might surface - in the moment.
La Mama HQ
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LITTLE BROTHER, BIG SISTER

Drawn from the writer’s lived experience of schizophrenia, this powerful play explores the relationship between siblings who grapple to manage this condition, interrupting their urge to transform the world through art.
La Mama Courthouse
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WOMAN WITH A TOMAHAWK

Can we be witnesses to ourselves? How do we emerge through trauma? Is it a choice, or chosen for us?
La Mama HQ
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PLAYREADING: GEHANNA

Saturday 10 June 2023
A sci-fi tale of a father in search of his daughter amidst the corporate hellscape of the planet Gehenna.
La Mama HQ
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LIVE STREAM: LITTLE BROTHER, BIG SISTER

Friday 9 June 2023
Drawn from the writer’s lived experience of schizophrenia, this powerful play explores the relationship between siblings who grapple to manage this condition, interrupting their urge to transform the world through art.
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THE WORLD ACCORDING TO DINOSAURS

The ocean is rising, a meteor might hit...but more importantly, your macchiato is too hot.
La Mama Courthouse
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ADRIFT

Scenes of suburban disconnection.
La Mama HQ
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LIVE STREAM: ADRIFT

Friday 2 June 2023 7:30 PM
Scenes of suburban disconnection.
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LAST ILLUMINATIONS

In Last Illuminations ‘visions’ enable an official to live through imagination and memory.
La Mama HQ
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KILLING TIME

Between Tuesday 9 May 2023 and Sunday 21 May 2023
A new play by Jack Hibberd.
La Mama Courthouse
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CABARETICA: CARICATURES AND COMEDY

Friday 19 May 2023 10:00 PM
Caricatures, comedy and cabaret oh my!
La Mama Courthouse
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LIVE STREAM: POETICA MAY 2023

Tuesday 16 May 2023
The Poetry of Rethinking
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POETICA: MAY 2023

Tuesday 16th May 2023 8:00 PM
The Poetry of Rethinking
La Mama Courthouse
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AUTUMN MUSICA: THE WATERMILL

Monday 15th May 2023 7:30 PM
The music of the word. The language of the sound.
La Mama Courthouse
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LIVESTREAM: AUTUMN MUSICA: THE WATERMILL

Monday 15 May 2023
The music of the word. The language of the sound.
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PLAYREADING: EVA 4 EVER

Saturday 13 May 2023 2:00 PM
A one-woman exploration of coercive female friendship.
La Mama HQ
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MUSICAL JAM

Every Monday from 8th May – 19th June
Musical classes for babies and preschoolers.
The Rehearsal Hub
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FLOWERS FOR LORNE (CANCELLED)

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La Mama HQ
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BY JANE'S HAND

A whimsical window into the magnificent mind of Jane Austen.
La Mama Courthouse
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*POSTPONED* PIANO (IN SEVEN PARTS) (CANCELLED)

May 4: Piano (in seven parts): Six people meet unexpectedly, across time and space, at the Pacific Hotel in Lorne. D.H Lawrence, Rudyard Kipling and Mark Twain are among them. May 5 and 6: Piano (in four parts): A sound meditation on the reading of Piano (in seven parts).
La Mama HQ
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SAME BUT DIFFERENT: A TRILOGY

An emotional journey of love, loss and identity.
La Mama HQ
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LIVE STREAM: SAME BUT DIFFERENT: A TRILOGY

Friday 28 April 2023 7:30 PM
An emotional journey of love, loss and identity.
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THE PHILOSOPHY OF MURDER

Needing to cover up one killing and on the verge of committing another, Mick and Shane work their way towards freedom, experiencing many complications and coming to learn much about themselves – and each other.
La Mama Courthouse
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PLAYREADING: HANS LOVES TOM BUT THERE IS A PROBLEM

22 April 2023 2:00 PM
Sex romps for oldies...with a twist.
La Mama HQ Rehearsal Hub
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THE JOB INTERVIEW

A black comedy about interviewing for a job that you know you’ll hate, from a manager that will gaslight you, in a workplace that will slowly drive you insane. A tense, Pinteresque play about corporations and the absurdity of the modern workforce.
La Mama HQ
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THE COMEDY GAMES WITH COACH MON

Will you help Coach Mon keep her dream alive?
La Mama Courthouse
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WHERE THERE'S A WILL

A dark comedy that explores the boiling emotions that erupt when siblings don’t feel they’ve been dealt a fair hand and parents are gone. A play that exposes the comedy in the family tragedy, or could it be the other way around?
La Mama HQ
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AN INAPPROPRIATELY SERIOUS HISTORY OF AUSTRALIAN COMEDY

...with Dr Rob (and Elliot). You can tell a lot about a country by its comedy...
La Mama Courthouse
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PLAYREADING: CHESSED OFF

Saturday 8 April 2023 2:00 PM
Lockdown. Melbourne. 2020. A deadly virus. Confinement. Isolation. Punishment. How do you cope?
La Mama HQ Rehearsal Hub
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WAY

Between Wednesday 22 March 2023 and Sunday 2 April 2023
One little thing can go wrong…
La Mama Courthouse
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CABARETICA: SING OUT THE SUMMER

Friday 31 March 2023 10:00 PM
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La Mama Courthouse
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LIVE STREAM: POETICA MARCH 2023

Tuesday 28 March 2023 8:00 PM
Live streamed performance of La Mama POETICA MARCH 2023
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POETICA: MARCH 2023

Tuesday 28 March 2023 7:30 PM
Poetry of the Times
La Mama Courthouse
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LIVE STREAM: MUSICA MARCH 2023: The story of here

Monday 27 March 2023 7:30 PM
Live streamed performance of Musica March 2023: The story of here
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MUSICA: The story of here

Monday 27 March 2023 7:30 PM
Earth, from its beginnings in a cloud of stardust, 4.6 billion years ago.
La Mama Courthouse
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LA MAMA KIDS: THE STORY KEEPERS NEXT CHAPTER

Between Saturday 25 March 2023 and Sunday 26 March 2023
Enchanting queer fairy tales are brought to life through imagination, music, and a chicken!
La Mama Courthouse
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FLESH DISEASE

Five women gather together. They knit. And as they knit and talk, the more insular they become.
La Mama HQ
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GRIEF TRILOGY: let bleeding girls lie

Between Wednesday 15 March 2023 and Sunday 19 March 2023
Sometimes we need the kindness of strangers.
La Mama Courthouse
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PLAY READING: ALL THE THINGS SHE GAVE ME (CANCELLED)

Saturday 18 March 2023
Mid-January 2019. Melbourne airport. A delayed flight. Two strangers meet. Eighteen hours neither will forget follows.
La Mama HQ
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RADIOACTIVE COCKROACH

In this travesty of a Circus - who is the ultimate ringmaster?
La Mama HQ
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GRIEF TRILOGY: my sister feather

Between Wednesday 8 March 2023 and Sunday 12 March 2023
Two estranged sisters sit in a prison visiting room. What will it take to reconnect?
La Mama Courthouse
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GRIEF TRILOGY: I sat and waited but you were gone too long

Between Wednesday 1 March 2023 and Sunday 5 March 2023
Perhaps a changing room can give us room to change each other.
La Mama Courthouse
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PLAY READING: TUESDAY LUNCH

Saturday 4 March 2023 2:00 PM
In this time of uncertainty just navigate the menu…
La Mama HQ
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NOT ALL DICTATORS

If Shakespeare and Hendrix did the wild thing, this would be their love child.
La Mama Courthouse
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VIRGINIA

By the truth we are undone. Life is a dream. Tis the waking that kills us.
La Mama HQ
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MONOLOGUE: MY FATHER'S STORY

Saturday 25 February 2023
A Celebration and Testament to the life of Neville Foley through a Dramatic Monologue
La Mama Courthouse
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PLAY READING: WHO SAVED JFK

Saturday 18 February 2023
Who Saved JFK will put history right about indigenous service men and women from all over the world in World War II
La Mama HQ
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THE SIX GUYS AN IMMIGRANT TRANS PERSON OF COLOUR WILL DATE..

D goes on a series of romantic (mis)adventures as they traverse Melbourne’s queer dating scene.
La Mama HQ
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KOVID RAT KABARETT GOES SPIRAL

What Doesn't Kill You Mutates And Tries Again.
La Mama Courthouse
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THE ANGEL WITH BLUE EYES

Between Friday 27 January 2023 and Saturday 4 February 2023
Kit and Billie’s relationship is a story written from the heavens themselves . . . right?
La Mama HQ
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LA NONNA'S SAUCY SAUCE DAY (CANCELLED)

Saturday 4 February 2023 12:00 PM
Let’s Get Saucy!
La Mama HQ Rehearsal Hub / Forecourt
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HOMOPHONIC!

Between Friday 27 January 2023 and Saturday 28 January 2023
New music by queer composers!
La Mama Courthouse
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SHADOWFALL

If you look over you can see feathers falling gently and a shadow against the sky. Who is up there? Look closely.
La Mama HQ
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EXPLORATIONS: PLAY

The imagined loneliness of the jealous dead
La Mama Courthouse
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EXPLORATIONS: WAITING...

Confusion lies low... gentleness is lurking.
La Mama HQ
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LIVE STREAM: La Mama Cabaretica: Holiday Special (CANCELLED)

Friday 16 December 2022 10:00 PM
Live streamed performance of La Mama Cabaretica: Holiday Special.
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LA MAMA CABARETICA: HOLIDAY SPECIAL

Friday 16 December 2022 10:00 PM
It's already the end of 2022?! Ring out the year with a glass of something yummy and cabaret acts that are even yummier.
La Mama Courthouse
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EXPLORATIONS: PUPPET LAB

Lemony S Lab students explore the possibilities of puppetry.
La Mama Courthouse
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EXPLORATIONS: FIVE YEAR OLD GIRL

Between Tuesday 13 December 2022 and Thursday 15 December 2022
Grotesque satire, physical theatre and the child archetype meet in a rehearsal room.
La Mama HQ
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EXPLORATIONS: I'M STILL HERE

"I'd like to think I'm a pretty good person." - A Bad Person.
La Mama Courthouse
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EXPLORATIONS: FLUSH

Drown your sorrows. Rinse off thoroughly. Maybe it’s just a dream.
La Mama HQ
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EXPLORATIONS: QUALIA/FYRE

Qualia/Fyre is a search for fire in one of the coldest places on earth.
La Mama Courthouse
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EXPLORATIONS: HE

Playing with the ocean is not a game
La Mama HQ
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EXPLORATIONS: TROPHY BOYS

Boys being boys.
La Mama Courthouse
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EXPLORATIONS: ENTER LILIUM

An absurd drag odyssey about the non-linear, non-binary experience of healing and levelling up.
La Mama HQ
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EXPLORATIONS: DESTINY IS A DOUBLE EDGED SWORD

A poetic gag reflex. A queer reinterpretation of the incredibly weird yet problematic yet also powerful manifesto of Jack Parson's "Freedom is a two edged sword" by local punk band and deviants, NQW.
La Mama Courthouse
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EXPLORATIONS: OSHUN

Goddess or a hot mess?
La Mama HQ
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EXPLORATIONS: WAKE

A dark but beautiful puppetry epic which probes at the frightening and paralyzing truth of all things
La Mama Courthouse
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EXPLORATIONS: THE SEVENTH DAY

This surreal stage play would merge multi-media visual and live performances, serving as an intimate and inviting dialogue between audiences and performers in the form of monologue and visual display.
La Mama HQ
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MUSICAL JAM

Musical Jam is an inclusive, interactive, relaxed, and social group music class that you can enjoy with your babies, preschoolers, and young kids under 6.
The Rehearsal Hub
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EXPLORATIONS: ABU SALIM...

Bardic Barber : Lebbo Poet : Ladies Man 😉
La Mama HQ
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AN INDIGENOUS TRILOGY: ACT 1 – 3 (Durational performance)

Experimental, independent First National theatre 12:30pm - 2pm: ACT 1 - Three Magpies Perched in a Tree 2:00pm - 3pm: Indigenous Foods (Tasting plates) 3:30pm - 5pm: ACT 2 - Masterpiece 5:00pm - 6pm: Live Music 6:30pm - 8pm: ACT 3 - Some Secrets Should Be Kept Secret
La Mama Courthouse
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AN INDIGENOUS TRILOGY: ACT 3 SECRETS

Experimental, independent First National theatre
La Mama Courthouse
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AN INDIGENOUS TRILOGY: ACT 2 MASTERPIECE

Experimental, independent First National theatre
La Mama Courthouse
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AN INDIGENOUS TRILOGY: ACT 1 THREE MAGPIES PERCHED IN A TREE

Experimental, independent First National theatre
La Mama Courthouse
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EXPLORATIONS: YOU'RE NO GOOD

When the person you love the most is the one who fucked you up the most, where does your trip down memory lane take you?
La Mama HQ
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LIVE STREAM: An Indigenous Trilogy Act III Secrets

Thursday 24 November 2022 3:30 PM
Live streamed performance of An Indigenous Trilogy - Act III: Some Secrets Should Be Kept Secret on Thursday, Nov 24, 3:30pm (Followed by Q&A)
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EXPLORATIONS:BESOK ATAU TIDAK SAMA SEKALI(TOMORROW OR NEVER)

It is 1945, and Soekarno prepares to declare Indonesian Independence to the world, ending colonialism in Indonesia.
La Mama HQ
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LIVE STREAM: AN INDIGENOUS TRILOGY: ACT 2 MASTERPIECE

Friday 18 November 2022 7:30 PM
Live streamed performance of AN INDIGENOUS TRILOGY: ACT 2 MASTERPIECE
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EXPLORATIONS: THE HYPODERMIC NEEDLE THEORY

A tender, relatable and euphoric deep dive into our relationship with perfection; the obsession, the release, and everything in between.
La Mama HQ
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EXPLORATIONS: THE OLD MAN AND THE MOUSE

A one-man play with NO dialogue performed by legendary actor Tony Nikolakopoulos.
La Mama HQ
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EXPLORATIONS: RISING DAMP

A Sporepunk unearthing of a queer utopia
La Mama HQ
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LIVE STREAM: ACT 1 THREE MAGPIES PERCHED IN A TREE

Friday 11 November 2022 7:30 PM
Live streamed performance of AN INDIGENOUS TRILOGY - ACT 1 THREE MAGPIES PERCHED IN A TREE
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EXPLORATIONS: PALAGI

The mixed race experience in a post racial world
La Mama HQ
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EXPLORATIONS: NIGHT SWEAT

night sweat is an abstraction of the line we walk when we sleep. a non-sensical, visceral journey.
La Mama HQ
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EXPLORATIONS: IN THE DARK

An interrogation of power structures and social identity during times of crisis.
La Mama HQ
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EXPLORATIONS: LONG LIVE THE KING

Drag King Shakespearean cabaret
La Mama HQ
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THE EXQUISITE CORPSE... SHALL DRINK THE NEW WINE

Strange goings-on at the Horse Head Salon. Three wild, impenetrable, extravagant, fervent women prepare their new exhibit.
La Mama Courthouse
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PLAY READING: BROKEN MEN

Saturday 29 October 2022 2:00 PM
How do we deal with separation, divorce and having to start over? Broken Men examines what it takes for people to pick up the pieces and begin to live again.
La Mama Courthouse
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EXPLORATIONS: BODY HORROR

What would you do to her body?
La Mama HQ
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EXPLORATIONS: PHÉNOMÈNE

An intimate relationship between one woman and her furniture. Not sexual. May contain spies.
La Mama HQ
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HEDDA GABLERGABLERGABLER

Ibsen’s ‘Hedda Gabler’, transformed into a three-way live art endurance sport.
La Mama Courthouse
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LA MAMA KIDS: MEET MY GRANDIES

Between Saturday 22 October 2022 and Sunday 23 October 2022
A cast of young performers take on their greatest challenge yet – playing their grandparents!
La Mama Courthouse
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EXPLORATIONS: LIMBO

LIMBO is a fever dream, plunging us into a world that confronts bodily autonomy, consent, and de-sensitisation.
La Mama HQ
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NOT ALL DICTATORS

The three witches of McPutin are mad as hell and on the warpath for revenge. Shakespeare meets Gurlesque in this biting drama about men in power and women at war.
La Mama Courthouse
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LIVE STREAM: HEDDA GABLERGABLERGABLER

Thursday 20 October 2022
Live streamed performance of HEDDA GABLERGABLERGABLER
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EXPLORATIONS: MS BEIGE BROWN GOES BEYOND

Beige must prove her cultural relevance to an Australia unaware of her existence - to fund her art.
La Mama HQ
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AFTERPLAY

A chance encounter, tender and humorous, between characters from two of Chekhov’s best loved plays
La Mama HQ
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ALL THAT FALL

All That Fall depicts a world in which laughter is a triumph over absurdity.
La Mama HQ
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LA MAMA POETICA: THE POETRY OF GRIEF

Tuesday 11 October 2022
These poems, crafted from interviews with bereaved older adults, will take you on a journey through the ups and downs of grief and challenge the notion that grief has an expiry date.
La Mama Courthouse
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LA MAMA KIDS: ARDNA (CANCELLED)

Saturday 15 October 2022 2:00 PM
Stories of our land survival
La Mama Courthouse
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LIVE STREAM: NOT ALL DICTATORS

Friday 14 October 2022 7:30 PM
Live streamed performance of NOT ALL DICTATORS
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LIVE STREAM: POETICA: THE POETRY OF GRIEF

Tuesday 11 October 2022 8:00 PM
Live streamed performance of La Mama Poetica: The Poetry of Grief
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LIVE STREAM: MUSICA: EPHEMERAL SIMULTANEOUS DOUBT

Monday 10 October 2022 7:30 PM
Live streamed performance of La Mama Musica: ephemeral simultaneous doubt
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LA MAMA MUSICA: EPHEMERAL SIMULTANEOUS DOUBT

Monday 10 October 2022 7:30 PM
a spatially immersive foray into listening and seeing
La Mama Courthouse
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PLAY READING: THE WRONG HORSE

The Wrong Horse explores the world of small time crime in Melbourne. A Comedy / Drama that will make you laugh and cringe at the same time.
La Mama Courthouse
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LA MAMA KIDS: ALL DAY FRITZ

Saturday 8 October 2022 12:00 PM
Free outdoor concert! Music for humans of all ages.
La Mama HQ
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KEN'S QUEST

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La Mama HQ
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THE MEASURE OF A MOMENT

A soulful reimagining of 1890s Melbourne
La Mama Courthouse
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ALL THE HOURS

TBD
La Mama HQ
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LIVE STREAM: MEASURE OF A MOMENT

Friday 30 September 2022 7:30 PM
Live streamed performance of Measure of a Moment.
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BNH: KEN'S QUEST

Friday 30 September 2022 6:30pm
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Brunswick Neighbourhood House
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VARIATIONS OR EXIT MUSIC

An ordinary life. An extraordinary heart.
La Mama Courthouse
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TRAPS

What makes us who we are?
La Mama HQ
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PLAY READING: EVERYMAN AND HIS DOG

Saturday 17 September 2022 2:00 PM
In confronting our greatest fear we sometimes discover our deepest love.
La Mama HQ
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LIVE STREAM: VARIATIONS OR EXIT MUSIC

Friday 16 September 2022 7:30 PM
Live streamed performance of Variations or Exit Music. An ordinary life. An extraordinary heart.
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CURVEBALL

A pre-post apocalyptic tragic comedy about the possible end of the Earth
La Mama Courthouse
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LA MAMA CABARETICA: DANCIN' IN SEPTEMBER

Friday 9 September 2022 10:00 PM
This September Cabaretica is bringing together a dynamic line up of cabaret artists that will have you dancing in your seats.
La Mama Courthouse
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LIVE STREAM: CABARETICA: DANCIN’ IN SEPTEMBER

Friday 9 September 2022 10:00 PM
Live streamed performance of La Mama Cabaretica: Dancin’ in September
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LA MAMA MUSICA: DIVERSE SOUNDS OF IRAN

Monday 5 September 2022
Experience the rich sounds of Persia
La Mama Courthouse
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LIVE STREAM: MUSICA: DIVERSE SOUNDS OF IRAN

Monday 5 September 2022 7:30 PM
Live streamed performance of La Mama Musica: Diverse Sounds of Iran Presented in partnership with The Boite
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AMLETH

This is a story of betrayal, revenge and an ever-questioned matter of “justice”.
La Mama HQ
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LIVE STREAM: AMLETH

Friday 2 September 2022 7:30 PM
Live streamed performance of Amleth – No-lander mark
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LITTLE BROTHER, BIG SISTER

Drawn from the writer’s lived experience of schizophrenia, this powerful play explores the relationship between siblings who grapple to manage this condition, interrupting their urge to transform the world through art.
La Mama Courthouse
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BIRTHDAY BOOK OF STORMS

Set in a magic, surrealist temporality, a girl investigates the lives of Sylvia Plath, Ted Hughes and Assia Wevill, to discover a child's secret history
La Mama Courthouse
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LIVE STREAM: LITTLE BROTHER, BIG SISTER (CANCELLED)

Friday 26 August 2022 7:30 PM
Live streamed performance of Little Brother, Big Sister.
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BNH: THE FALL OF THE ROMAN UMPIRE

Friday 26 August 2022 7:00 PM
An Irish immigrant’s journey - an autobiographical one-man show that will make you laugh until you cry.
Brunswick Neighbourhood House
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DIRT CLOUD - POSTPONED 2023

Mari Lourey
La Mama HQ
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AJOONA GUEST HOUSE

Direct from a sold-out Adelaide season, award-winning, writer and actor Stephen House opens the door on a dangerously beautiful, hidden New Delhi world.
La Mama HQ
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LIVE STREAM:PLAYREADING: Birthday Book of Storms in Romanian

Saturday 20 August 2022 2:00 PM
Live streamed performance of Playreading: CARTEA FURTUNILOR – The Book of Storms
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PLAY READING: CARTEA FURTUNILOR – The Book of Storms

Saturday 20 August 2022 2:00 PM
A Romanian translation of a text set in a magic , surrealist temporality as a girl investigates the tumultuous lives of Ted Hughes, Sylvia Plath and Assia Wevill.
La Mama Courthouse
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LIVESTREAM: BIRTHDAY BOOK OF STORMS (CANCELLED)

Friday 19 August 2022 7:30 PM
Set in a magic, surrealist temporality, a girl investigates the lives of Sylvia Plath, Ted Hughes and Assia Wevill, to discover a child's secret history
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LOUISA'S DAWN

Before The Women's Weekly in 1933 there was The Dawn in 1888.
La Mama Courthouse
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PLAY READING: THE GIRL WHO FELL TO EARTH

Saturday 13 August 2022 2:00 PM
A romantic comedy about apples, Time, and being enough as you are.
La Mama HQ
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LIVE STREAM: POETICA: THE UNHEARD VOICE

Tuesday 9 August 2022 8:00 PM
Live streamed performance of La Mama Poetica: The Unheard Voice
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LA MAMA POETICA: AUGUST

Tuesday 9 August 2022 7:30 PM
The Unheard Voice
La Mama Courthouse
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MAYA DRIVE

Awake in Time
La Mama HQ
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WE TOO US TOO ME TOO TOO TOO

A dark, satirical and extremely physical comedy about rape and murder.
La Mama Courthouse
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A DAY AT A TIME IN RHYME

Spend a year with me tonight, 4 seasons in one hour, a poem for each day.
La Mama HQ
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JANE EYRE

Original text by Charlotte Bronte, adapted and directed by Christine Davey
La Mama Courthouse
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REBUILD LA MAMA

Saturday 30 July 2022 4:00 PM
Join us for a special Q&A forum with: - Meg White, Design Architect - Jim Gard'ner, Heritage Architect, Director GJM Heritage - Felicity Coleman, Heritage Interpretation Specialist, GJM Heritage
La Mama Theatre
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PARIS OR DIE

The story of a young actress drawn to the city of light after her mother’s death, where the city’s artistic, amorous and cultural hazards lead her to a bizarre near-fatal conclusion.
La Mama HQ
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CHEER UP CARL

TBD
La Mama Courthouse
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LIVESTREAM: CHEER UP CARL

Friday 22 July 2022 7:30 PM
Carl is a man grieving the death of his dog Grover and the deportation of his Taiwanese, drug trafficking girlfriend.
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TEST SCHOOL EVENT

Set in a magic, surrealist temporality, a girl investigates the lives of Sylvia Plath, Ted Hughes and Assia Wevill, to discover a child's secret history
La Mama Courthouse
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PLAY READING: LIVE WITH IT

Saturday 16 July 2022 2:00 PM
What's left unsaid and goes unheard will consume you... Literally.
La Mama HQ
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LIVE STREAM: PARIS OR DIE

Friday 15 July 2022 8:30 PM
Live streamed performance of PARIS OR DIE. 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.
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LIVE STREAM: A DAY AT A TIME IN RHYME

Friday 15 July 2022 6:30 PM
Live streamed performance of A DAY AT A TIME IN RHYME. Spend a year with me tonight, 4 seasons in one hour, a poem for each day.
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BUTTERFLY NEBULA

A winged elegy stretching from the deep blue to deep space.
La Mama HQ
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SHE WROTE THE LETTER

Some friendships seem impossible but last a lifetime
La Mama HQ
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TALKING TO THE FUTURE

A fascinating in-depth look at Alfred Deakin and the people who helped create Federation and Australian democracy
La Mama Courthouse
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LIVE STREAM: SHE WROTE THE LETTER

Friday 1 July 2022 7:30 PM
Live streamed performance of She Wrote the Letter
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PLAY READING: LAST ILLUMINATIONS

Saturday 25 June 2022 2:00 PM
Last Illuminations explores the extent to which we can live within our imagination and memory through focussing on a public servant who is experiencing something like visions.
La Mama HQ
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LA MAMA CABARETICA: WINTER SOLSTICE

Friday 24 June 2022 10:00 PM
Brush off the winter chill at Cabaretica as we celebrate the Winter Solstice.
La Mama Courthouse
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LIVE STREAM: CABARETICA - WINTER SOLSTICE

Friday 24 June 2022
Live streamed performance of CABARETICA - WINTER SOLSTICE
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LIVE STREAM: TALKING TO THE FUTURE

Friday 24 June 2022 7:30 PM
Live streamed performance of TALKING TO THE FUTURE
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MOTHER COURAGE AND HER CHILDREN

By Bertolt Brecht. Translation by Tony Kushner
La Mama Courthouse
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LIVE STREAM: POETICA - POETICAL WORLDS

Tuesday 14 June 2022
Live streamed performance of La Mama Poetica: Poetical Worlds
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LA MAMA POETICA: POETICAL WORLDS

Tuesday 14 June 2022 7:30 PM
Poetica presents four unique poetical worlds in one event. Melinda Bufton traverses the office landscape of our collective psyche in ‘Moxie’ (Vagabond Press, 2020). Lebanese-Palestinian poet Hasib Hourani disrupts expectations of place, archive and the relationship between the two. Previous winner of the Prime Minister’s Award for Poetry and co-editor of the gay and lesbian poetry anthology ‘Out of the Box’, Michael Farrell, shares new poems. And Canberra-based poet and Australian Poetry Slam fi
La Mama Courthouse
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GREAT ACTS FROM SMALL HUMANS

Stories born in the school around the corner.
La Mama HQ
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GRAINGER AT HOME

Ella Grainger recalls her journey through music at the side of her husband, internationally renowned composer and pianist, Percy Grainger
La Mama Courthouse
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POINT8SIX

Truth is not subjective
La Mama HQ
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LIVE STREAM: POINT8SIX

Between Friday 27 May 2022 and Saturday 4 June 2022
Live streamed performance of POINT8SIX
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HEARTH

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La Mama Courthouse
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PEN MYANMAR FUNDRAISER: THEY SHOOT POETS DON'T THEY

Saturday 28 May 2022 2:00 PM
PEN Melbourne fundraiser for the poets and writers of PEN Myanmar
La Mama Courthouse
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BNH: FIRE IN THE HEAD

Friday 27 May 2022 7:00 PM
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Brunswick Neighbourhood House
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UTTER MESS

Non-binary, Asexual, Biracial AND Neurodivergent? Utter Mess! A show about labels and the difference between the words that confine us and the words that set us free.
La Mama HQ
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SOPHIE'S KIDS CAVE

A musical adventure of dancing, singing & play!
La Mama HQ
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PLAY READING: OUR HALF OF THE SKY

Saturday 21 May 2022 2:00 PM
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La Mama Courthouse
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HAVE A GOOD NIGHT WALTER

A gritty, comic piece about bad thoughts, guilt, and shame
La Mama Courthouse
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WAITING... but for? (CANCELLED)

Don't expect a well crafted play.
La Mama HQ
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BOOP

Life's a mess. Clean up on isle 6.
La Mama Courthouse
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PLAY READING: WAY

Saturday 14 May 2022 2:00 PM
Here now, how…?
La Mama HQ
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#NOEXEMPTIONS

In a future defined by environmental collapse, a family reunites for the last time, confronting each other and their shared complicity in the unfolding crisis.
La Mama Courthouse
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THE RIGHT WORDS ON THE DAY

What is memory?
La Mama HQ
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LIVE STREAM: #NOEXEMPTIONS

Friday 6 May 2022 7:30 PM
Live streamed performance of #NOEXEMPTIONS
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Wednesday 4 May 2022
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La Mama Rehearsal Hub
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LIVE STREAM: MUSICA: KHYAAL VOCAL ENSEMBLE

Monday 2 May 2022
Live streamed performance of La Mama Musica: Khyaal Vocal Ensemble May 2, 7:30pm
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LA MAMA MUSICA: KHYAAL VOCAL ENSEMBLE

Monday 2 May 2022 7:30 PM
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La Mama Courthouse
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PLAY READING: THE DEVIL MADE HER DO IT

Saturday 30 April 2022 2:00 PM
A love story with a devilish twist.
La Mama HQ
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LIVE STREAM: THE RIGHT WORDS ON THE DAY

Friday 29 April 2022 7:30 PM
Live streamed performance of The Right Words on the Day
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SUBHUMANS

A delightful comedy about monsters, horror and death.
La Mama Courthouse
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MARK AND DECLAN SOLVE NOTHING AT LA MAMA (CANCELLED)

Two men in winter coats stand against a black wall looking ambivalently at the viewer.
La Mama HQ
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TRASH WITH A PORPOISE

A New, Hilarious Trash Puppets Adventure UNDER THE SEA!!
La Mama Courthouse
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WORKSHOP: TRASH PUPPETS

A New, Hilarious Trash Puppets Adventure UNDER THE SEA!!
La Mama Courthouse
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EMPATHY TRAINING

A group of high-profile people must undertake empathy training in order to resurrect their careers and restore their public image, but not everything goes to plan.
La Mama Courthouse
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DEAR IDA

A performance about dance, touch and healing
La Mama Courthouse
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IN BLOOD

On his birthday, a young man is been found covered in blood and is suspected of committing a violent crime; but he won’t say what he did.
La Mama HQ
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KELLY

Am I brave now? Am I a Kelly now...
La Mama HQ
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UNRAVEL_RECKONING

In this duet between vocalist/physicalist and percussionist, Medea meets Bjork, Tom Waits, Nina Simone and Menotti, playing at the outer limits, compelled to upheave it all.
La Mama Courthouse
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PLAY READING: LA SOCIETA ITALIANA

La Societa Italiana is the true story of Rina Codognotto and her Italian family’s Melbourne city restaurant at the outbreak of WWII and how the very culture that saved them from crushing poverty and oppression only decades before, now segregate, arrest and intern them; a visceral, epic family saga that bursts through the confines of 20th Century Melbourne history and relinquishes it’s secrets to a new generation.
La Mama Courthouse
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FIRE IN THE HEAD

A story as big as Ned’s, the untold story of his sister, Kate Kelly, tragic and heroic, yet her story has become invisible to history.
La Mama Courthouse
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LIVE STREAM: FIRE IN THE HEAD

Friday 25 March 2022 7:30 PM
Live streamed performance of Fire in The Head
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LIVE STREAM: LA MAMA POETICA

Tuesday 22 March 2022 8:00 PM
Live stream performance La Mama Poetica
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POETICA MARCH 2022

Tuesday 22 March 2022 7:30 PM
La Mama Poetica
La Mama Courthouse
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BLAK STAGE MARCH 2022 (CANCELLED)

Monday 21 March 2022 7:30 PM
Blak Stage, curated by Troy Benjamin, is taking over the main stage at La Mama with an exciting line up of First Nations performers. Come along to La Mama Courthouse for an intimate night of storytelling and music.
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CINEMATICA MARCH 2022

Sunday 20 March 2022 7:30 PM
Curated by Tessa Spooner, Cinematica’s edition #5 is a lineup of female filmmakers that gently explore notions of ‘place’ and ‘displacement’.
La Mama Courthouse
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YELLINGBO

How far would you go to help someone else?
La Mama HQ
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THE IMAGINATION MACHINE (CANCELLED)

If imagination was a machine
La Mama Courthouse
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CABARETICA MARCH 2022 (CANCELLED)

Friday 18 March 2022
A dynamic line up of artists that celebrates Melbourne’s vibrant cabaret scene.
7pm - Brunswick Neighbourhood House, 10pm The Courthouse
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LIVESTREAM: Yellingbo

Friday 18 March 2022
Livestreamed show: Mar 11 Fri, 7:30pm
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BNH: CABARETICA MARCH 2022 (CANCELLED)

Friday 18 March 2022 7:00 PM
A dynamic line up of artists that celebrates Melbourne’s vibrant cabaret scene. The bar will be open from 6.30pm so come on down and grab a drink before the show!
Brunswick Neighbourhood House
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THE FALL OF THE ROMAN UMPIRE

An Irish immigrant’s journey - an autobiographical one-man show that will make you laugh until you cry.
La Mama Courthouse
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STEVIE

What happened to Stevie could happen to all of us.
La Mama Courthouse
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PLAY READING: WHERE THERE'S A WILL

Saturday 12 March 2022 2:00 PM
In an bleakly comic battle of wills three sisters fight it out after the death of their mother. But who is Medusa?
La Mama HQ
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LIVESTREAM - MUSICA: RETHINKING THE MUSIC CITY

Monday 7 March 2022
An International Women’s Day event celebrating community, collaboration and creativity. Livestream: Mar 7, Mon, 7:30pm
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MUSICA: Rethinking the Music City

Monday 7 March 2022 7:30 PM
La Mama Musica's International Women's Day celebration
La Mama Courthouse
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SOLAS

Between Wednesday 23 February 2022 and Sunday 6 March 2022
Inspired by the life of Lucia Joyce, the only daughter of James Joyce, Solas attempts to give voice to a young woman silenced by history.
La Mama HQ
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AN UNFORGIVABLY BRIEF HISTORY OF AUSTRALIAN THEATRE w DR ROB

The most dramatic thing about Australian Theatre is it's history
La Mama HQ
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FILM SCRIPT READING: ALMOST HUMAN

A multi-cast reading of Almost Human, The Movie, tells the story of maverick émigré photographer, feminist pioneer and colourful personality, Maggie Diaz, who arrived in Melbourne on a one-way ticket in 1961.
La Mama Courthouse
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LIVE STREAM: AN UNFORGIVABLY BRIEF HISTORY OF AUS THEATRE

Friday 18 February 2022 7:30 PM
Live stream of the performance at La Mama HQ
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HOMOPHONIC

Homophonic! is bringing the disco ball to the concert hall! Celebrating 11 years of mind bending queer classical music. Experience Melbourne’s only cult classical chamber music concert, filled with homosexual harmonies, sapphic symphonists, and musical double-ententres.
La Mama Courthouse
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FROM ALL WHO CAME BEFORE

A story of loss, love and redemption.
La Mama HQ
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THE STORY KEEPERS

Magical, fun, queer fairy tales!
La Mama HQ
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PLAY READING: THE MARVELLOUS LIFE OF CARLO GATTI

Saturday 12 February 2022 2:00 PM
The entire world has a plan; you can't see it, you can't feel it, you'll never know it, and it does not care about you.
La Mama HQ
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LET BLEEDING GIRLS LIE

let bleeding girls lie examines the unexpected intimacy between Grace, Juice, and Lou, three strangers donating plasma at a Melbourne city blood bank during the Manchester Arena attack.
La Mama Courthouse
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CINEMATICA #4 DECEMBER at TEMPO RUBATO

During lockdown the Dogmilk film collective found a way to continue engaging with collaborators in Indonesia and allow emerging film practitioners and video artists to exhibit work without the capacity to assemble and screen live. VODmilk was the solution; an online platform for thought-provoking films, video art and everything in between, offering a new program, from a different programmer, every fortnight. Each work would be translated into both Indonesian and English to be accessible to both
Tempo Rubato
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POETICA DECEMBER 2021: The Inheritors

Tuesday 14 December 2021 7:30 PM
Amanda Anastasi, current Poet in Residence at the Monash Climate Change Communication Research Hub and convener of La Mama Poetica, launches her book The Inheritors (Black Pepper Publishing, 2021). This event will feature readings from special guest poets (to be announced) and readings from the new collection.
La Mama Courthouse
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MUSICA DECEMBER 2021

Monday 13 December 2021 7:30 PM
Deafinitely Flat creates transformative listening experiences.
La Mama Courthouse
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LLOYD JONES ENSEMBLE: INSTALLATION

Sunday 12 December 2021
We will hopefully excite you and confuse you - we will enjoy it.
La Mama HQ
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PLAY READING: MY SISTER JILL

Jack survives Changi. Jack survives a shipwreck on the way to Japan. But can his children survive Jack? A family saga examines the legacy of war.
La Mama
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LA MAMICA TAKE OVER: MUSICA - Life Expectancy: Breathe

Saturday 11 December 2021 10:45 PM
Life expectancy is a one man, inspirational musical that talks about Raphael’s experience overcoming Cystic Fibrosis, childhood trauma and learning disabilities
La Mama HQ
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LA MAMICA TAKEOVER: CABARETICA

Saturday 11 December 2021
Join us for a night of celebration and provocation that will regenerate and revitalise your creative spirit. In the theatre: Na Djinang Circus, Artemis Munoz and Mary Helen.
La Mama HQ
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LA MAMICA TAKEOVER: POETICA

Saturday 11 December 2021
We have two specially chosen poets performing in the newly built theatre. Alice Allan, known for combining poetry and improvised performance and author of ‘The Empty Show’, will share her relatable and moving new poems.
La Mama HQ
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SWEET RIVER

Saturday 11 December 2021 6:00 PM
War-Rak/Banksia Festival
La Mama HQ
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THE PRISONERS AT THE END OF THE WORLD - SET TRUTH FREE

Saturday 11 December 2021 1:30 PM
Three women volunteers at the notorious HM Prison Belmarsh discover truths about each other whilst arguing over the imprisoned Australian in the High Security Unit.
La Mama HQ
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POST

Saturday 11 December 2021 12:00 PM
The world has changed, but life goes on.
La Mama HQ
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COOEE

Saturday 11 December 2021
War-Rak/Banksia Festival
La Mama HQ
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DISPATCHES FROM THE FRONT LINE

Saturday 11 December 2021 8:30 AM
A performed reading of a diary written by a Victorian First World War nurse over 103 years ago has potent contemporary references as we navigate the COVID pandemic.
La Mama HQ
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LIFE CHANGING SHOW

Friday 10 December 2021 8:00 PM
A resurrection of the best theatre we have ever seen.
La Mama HQ
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MELBOURNE PLAYBACK THEATRE CO: EMERGENCE

Friday 10 December 2021 6:00 PM
Melbourne Playback Theatre Company invite you to celebrate La Mama with stories of rebirth and emergence.
La Mama HQ
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EVERYTHING OLD IS NEW AGAIN

Friday 10 December 2021 3:30 PM
Circus veterans Debra Batton & Sue Broadway will charm you with their wit, fearless presence and acts of age rejoicing brilliance! Four plays will be written and performed by an extraordinary array of talents drawn from the history of this remarkable place to celebrate its restoration and its future.
La Mama HQ
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STAGE SHOW

Friday 10 December 2021 1:00 PM
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La Mama HQ
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IN CONVERSATION AT LA MAMA

Friday 10 December 2021 10:00 AM
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La Mama HQ
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RITE OF REBIRTH

Friday 10 December 2021 8:30 AM
A participatory performance in public space to celebrate a ritual of rebirth.
La Mama HQ
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WAR-RAK/BANKSIA FESTIVAL OPENING NIGHT

Thursday 9 December 2021 5:00 PM
Opening night of the festival.
La Mama Theatre
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My Brilliant Career

Between Wednesday 4 August 2021 and Sunday 5 December 2021
by Christine Davey Adapted from the novel by Stella Miles Franklin
La Mama Courthouse
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BLAK STAGE AT LA MAMA

Sunday 28 November 2021 7:30 PM
Blak Stage, curated by Troy Benjamin, is taking over the main stage at La Mama with an exciting line up of First Nations performers. Come along to La Mama Courthouse for an intimate night of storytelling and music.
La Mama Courthouse
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VOYAGERS: A NEW MUSICAL

Red dirt. Isola@on. A @ght-knit family journeying with you as you hurtle around the sun a 107991 km/h... Is it Mars? Or just Wagga Wagga?
La Mama Courthouse
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A HOUSE ON AN ISLAND IN THE AEGEAN

Life dreams come true, if we let them - What’s your dream?
La Mama Courthouse
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BOOK LAUNCH: THE ARCHAEOLOGY OF A DREAM CITY

Saturday 20 November 2021 2:00 PM
Join fiction writer and poet Marion May Campbell, photographer Jane Brown and Monica Raszewski to celebrate the publication of Monica Raszewski’s short novel The Archaeology of a Dream City.
La Mama Courthouse
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CABARETICA NOVEMBER 2021

Friday 12 November 2021
Cabaretica joins the chorus of community voices demanding powerful, evidence-based action to address the escalating climate and biodiversity crisis that threatens everything. If not us then who? If not now, then when? This devastation of life is happening on our watch, and we are determined to act - and sing!
La Mama Courthouse
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MAKE ME A HOURI 2019 - LA MAMA ON DEMAND

Sunday 19 September 2021 7:30 PM
What’s your paradise going to be? Make Me A Houri is a narrative about two women who have passed on. After experiencing grave punishment, Asmara desires to transform into a Houri, a virgin of paradise granted to virtuous men in the afterlife. Safia, who had never married, assists her with this endeavour. It is a story of two women seeking to defy the external forces governing their bodies.
La Mama Courthouse
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La Mama for Kids Workshop: Concoct with your Imagination

What do you get when you mix invisible ingredients and a big dash of YOUR imagination? A cooking contest with a twist! Come! Bring some drama and make reality tv (zoom) history. Led by teaching artist Loukia Vassiliades, a qualified actor and experienced teacher online and offline. Lou is passionate about sparking a unique creative contribution and joy through exploring, nurturing and connecting. Image by Aurora Vassiliades Morrison Max: 10 participants in each group This workshop series
La Mama Courthouse
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PRIVATE: POETICA ONLINE TUES SEPTEMBER 21st at 7.30pm 2021

Tuesday 21 September 2021 7:30 PM
Please join us online for a fabulous night of Poetry online. Fearturing Jennifer Mackenzie, Micheal J Leach, Maxime Banks and K.F. Pearson. Curated and presented by the wonderful Amanda Anastaasi
La Mama Courthouse
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La Mama for Kids: Mer-Play

For young people run by young people. Half an hour of movement, games, activities, and general joy on Zoom. Facilitated by the cast of The Mermaid. Join us every Tuesday for half an hour as we move our bodies, run sessions on topics such as: How to move like a prince/dudebro Make your own Mermaid tail & learn to twirl it Learn the Mermaid sister dance Daggy dancing Sea Monster Games Mermaid treasure hunt
La Mama Courthouse
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MUSICA SEP 20TH Sounds Like Us, Like Love.

Monday 20 September 2021
Sounds Like Us, Like Love mines Anna Liebzeit’s 20-year strong archive to premiere a performance-lecture suite of audio vignettes which sing to Susan Dion’s concept of Aboriginal people as ‘the perfect stranger’.
La Mama Courthouse
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CINEMATICA #5 SUN SEPTEMBER 19th 7.30pm 2021

Sunday 19 September 2021 7:30 PM
Curated by Tessa Spooner, Cinematica’s edition #5 is a lineup of female filmmakers that gently explore notions of ‘place’ and ‘displacement’.
La Mama Courthouse
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LA MAMA MUSICA - LET'S DANCE!! SEPTEMBER 2021

What's on offer? Amazing artist Gracieuse Amah is going to run some online dance classes to get your booty movin'! 4 x 30min sessions Wednesdays, 6.30pm: 1, 8 Sept - Mid-week dance fitness (with an option to join Grace's AfroHeat class afterwards) Fridays, 6.00pm: 3, 10 Sept - End of the week dance party! Pay what you can, we'd love to see you there.
La Mama Courthouse
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(CANCELLED) BIRTHDAY BOOK OF STORMS (CANCELLED)

Set in a mysterious library where poems and writers come to life, as a day librarian and night librarian reveal secrets to a girl about the hidden history of Sylvia Plath, Ted Hughes and Assia Wevill.
La Mama Courthouse
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PLAYREADING: HERETICS

Saturday 28 August 2021
This is difficult work and dangerous, we’re in a kind of combat zone here.
La Mama Courthouse
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THE MERMAID - ONLINE RECORDING

THE MERMAID - ONLINE
A filmed version of The Mermaid at La Mama Courthouse 2021
ONLINE
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PLAYREADING: UHT EXPLORATIONS

Saturday 7 August 2021 2:00 PM
Hear snippets of work, see new ideas and meet the playwrights from UHT’s Writer in Residence program.
La Mama Courthouse
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The Mermaid VCE 2021 Season

by Cassandra Fumi, from Hans Christian Andersen's' The Little Mermaid.
La Mama Courthouse
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MUSICA JULY 2021: Book of Wanderings

A new art orchestra crossing barbed wire borders beyond the frontiers of world music.
La Mama Courthouse
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I ONCE WAS A TREE

Norah is transported to the glory days of memory and knowing with her son and his music by her side.
La Mama Courthouse - veranda
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SPIKE THE ECHIDNA

Follow a baby echidna, through the world of shadow puppetry, on a journey to find out where he belongs.
La Mama Courthouse
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CANCELLED CURIOUS LEGENDS (CANCELLED)

Curious Legends is a theatre company that believes in the inherent wonder of the world around us, and the importance of sharing this with audiences young and old. Based in Newcastle, Australia, their work encompasses touring theatre productions, community theatre projects, site-specific theatre, roving performances, and workshops. They will be sharing a selection of roving street theatre performances for the Melbourne Puppet Festival in 2021.
Roving - Museo Theatrette and Courthouse Theatre
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PUPPETS AND MASKS OF ITALY

Puppeteer Dennis Murphy has taken Commedia dell’Arte Puppetry, the West’s oldest living theatre tradition and adapted it for modern Australian audiences.
Museo Italiano
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PEARLY WHITES

Explore Doctor Hal E. Tosis’ giant toothy cavern and learn everything there is to know about dental hygiene. An interactive, entertaining installation and performance for kids of all ages
Museo Italiano
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SHADOWS

Sunday 11 July 2021 11:30 AM
Create your own characters into a simple yet effective shadow puppet with Kyoko Imazu
Museo Italiano
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PICASSO AND HIS DOG

Picasso and His Dog - for anyone who’s ever patted a dog or been moved by an artwork.
La Mama Courthouse
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ONCE UPON A TIME CAFE

Once Upon A Time Café presents “The Frog Prince” a classic story with a modern twist.
Museo Italiano
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PUPPET POTLUCK

Saturday 10 July 2021 8:00 PM
Puppet Potluck with be cooking up a storm of acts, new and established – nothing is off the table!
Seaworks
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ADULT WORKSHOP: MECHANISMS

Saturday 10 July 2021 2:00 PM
An introduction to puppet head mechanisms.
Seaworks Williamstown
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TRASH PUPPETS

Saturday 10 July 2021 11:30 AM
TRASH PUPPETS
Museo Italiano
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ADULT WORKSHOP: PUPPETRY AND PERFORMANCE

Saturday 10 July 2021 10:00 AM
ADULT WORKSHOP: PUPPETRY AND PERFORMANCE
Seaworks Williamstown
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THE FISH THAT WANTED TO FLY

Did you ever dream of doing something that seemed impossible?
La Mama Courthouse
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WHAT'S A PUPPET?

Friday 9 July 2021 11:30 AM
n this 2 hour workshop, the principal aim is to stimulate the child’s imagination and enrich their play wherever they are: at home, in the playground, indoors and outdoors.
Museo Italiano
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BONKLE

BONKLE
Roving - Museo Theatrette and Courthouse Theatre
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HAMMER AND THUMB

Hammer and Thumb have a job to do. Whatever could get in the way?
MUSEO ITALIANO
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THE LAND WHERE ONE NEVER DIES

An Italian folktale in which a young boy determines to achieve victory over death.
Museo Italiano
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SOCK PUPPETS

Thursday 8 July 2021 11:30 AM
Did you know Elmo and his muppet friends are actually fancy sock puppets? Want to know the secrets to their endearing characters? Yes? Then join Lemony S Puppet Theatre to make your own character as well as learn to perform with Elmo-type puppets.
Museo Italiano
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THE LAST LIGHTHOUSE KEEPER

An uplifting humourous story told through puppets and music about resilience and the power of friendship.
Museo Italiano
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CACTUS

Between Wednesday 23 June 2021 and Sunday 4 July 2021
Everyone knows that friendships made in bathrooms are the ones that last for life.
La Mama Courthouse
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POETICA ( NEW TIME) Tues June 29th 7.30pm

Join Michael Farrell, Emilie Collyer, Thabani Tshuma and Angela Costi for a night of stunning live poetry at La Mama. Hosted and curated by the wonderful Amanda Anastaasi.
La Mama Courthouse
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MUSICA: (dis) locations JUNE 28th 7.30pm

Monday 28 June 2021
(dis)locations is an immersive musical journey that explores place and displacement, in/stability and ways of seeing, as represented by the powerful metaphor of maps.
La Mama Courthouse
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CINEMATICA: EDITION #3 , Sunday June 27th 7.30pm

Sunday 27 June 2021
Cinematica's #3 edition aims to explore emerging and established artists working in short film, obscure and experimental film, the moving image and avant garde cinema.
La Mama Courthouse
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IN THE MIRROR

Between Tuesday 15 June 2021 and Sunday 20 June 2021
“In the Mirror explores otherness through the stressful episode of a job interview. Mammad Aidani employs mirrors in his play as a symbolic representation of his theme.’’ …….“This play represents a voice from newcomers to our society who write from its margins with powerful representations of both the other and ourselves.” The Age- August 5, 2002, Helen Thomson
La Mama Courthouse
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Three Sisters VCE June 2021

Between Wednesday 2 June 2021 and Sunday 13 June 2021
by Anton Chekhov, In a version by Laurence Strangio (from a literal translation by Laurence Strangio & Adam Pierzchalski)
La Mama Courthouse
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Cabaretica: June 18th Friday 10pm

Between Friday 18 June 2021 and Saturday 19 June 2021
Join writer, satirist, DJ, cabaret director and performer,MC Fiona Scott-Norman and comedian, magician, mime and host of Shrub Comedy, Patrick Collins, for a night of shouting-out against the closure of Theatre departments and cuts to student theatre organisations by numerous Australian Universities-NO! Co -curated by Susan Bamford-Caleo and Isabel Knight, La Mama Cabaretica provides a vivid celebration of the Cabaret scene in Melbourne.
La Mama Courthouse
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LITTLE BROTHER, BIG SISTER

Between Tuesday 25 May 2021 and Sunday 30 May 2021
On the brink of artistic discovery, Michel’s plans for the future are interrupted by a diagnosis of schizophrenia – he must rely on his sister – yet Karen has dreams of her own, how long can she push them aside to care for him?
La Mama Courthouse
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GAZPACHO

Between Tuesday 18 May 2021 and Sunday 23 May 2021
This is a song for Garcia Lorca Who; like many who looked For a future but were  Murdered by the past
La Mama Courthouse
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TODD IN VENICE - BOOK LAUNCH

Sunday 16 May 2021
The Launch of Sofia Chapman’s first book in print, Todd in Venice, with scenes played by Alex Beyer as the young and beautiful gay boy Todd and Sofia as the transitioning character Agnes, and live accordion music, which premiered on stage at La Mama in 2017. A sparklingly playful script, full of linguistic acrobatics and sexual intrigue, where gender is as fluid as the reality of the city in which it is set. Inspired by Thomas Mann’s Der Tod in Venedig (Death in Venice) … Howard Firkin
La Mama Courthouse
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BLAK STAGE AT LA MAMA

Saturday 15 May 2021
Blak Stage, curated by Troy Benjamin, is taking over the main stage at La Mama with an exciting line up of First Nations performers. Come along to the Courthouse theatre for an intimate night of storytelling and music.
La Mama Courthouse
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NGARNGK Giver Of Life

Between Sunday 9 May 2021 and Friday 14 May 2021
Against all odds, The Tannin women take the risk of a lifetime in a fight for their connection to country, culture and kin.
La Mama Courthouse
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THIS GENUINE MOMENT

Between Wednesday 28 April 2021 and Sunday 2 May 2021
A new queer play, This Genuine Moment asks how much easier is it to be honest with someone we don’t know, than ourselves?
La Mama Courthouse
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GUERILLA SABBATH

Between Tuesday 27 April 2021 and Sunday 2 May 2021
A coven of transcendant, tea-drinking , time-travelling witches wage war to restore forgotten queer histories.
La Mama Courthouse
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HOMOPHONIC! 2021

Between Saturday 24 April 2021 and Sunday 25 April 2021
Homophonic! celebrates 10 years of mind bending queer classical music. Featuring Homosexual Harmonies, Sapphic Symphonists, a double belled bass trombone, and a harpsichord. Come and experience the soundworld of LGBTIQ+ composers as we bring the disco ball to the concert hall!
La Mama Courthouse
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THE WILL TO BE

Between Monday 19 April 2021 and Friday 23 April 2021
A University Office, 1962: homosexuality is illegal. A lecturer is dismissed. His secret is out. Will he choose legacy or the law? An award-winning solo show, exploring sexuality, society and shame, laced with the words of Shakespeare.
La Mama Courthouse
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SAM I AM

Between Tuesday 20 April 2021 and Thursday 22 April 2021
Sam is your typical deaf gay millennial.
La Mama Courthouse
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MRS ROBINSON: A SOAP CABARET

Between Tuesday 13 April 2021 and Sunday 18 April 2021
After a stint with the KGB, Mrs.Robinson swaps her Kalashnikov for a Camera Obscura. Feeling the heat she lifts her skirt, zooms her fisheye lens onto her own dysfunctional family and…... Warning: contains absurdity, audacity and climax change. ELLA FILAR’s KROWS BAR KABARET in Vintage Underwear will have you dying for love and gasping for lust while the all-star cacophonous collection of vulgar, grotesque, sexy and sublime singers and musicians rock your jocks off!
La Mama Courthouse
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THE BUSINESS OF GOD 2021

Between Tuesday 6 April 2021 and Sunday 11 April 2021
Michelle, a passionate atheist, arrives in Heaven, quite disappointed. She meets St Peta, who is unhappy about being misrepresented in the Bible, Jesus, a depressed stoner, and Satan, who wants everyone to know he’s actually a nice guy. Together, they decide to challenge the business of God.
La Mama Courthouse
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LA MAMA MOBILE: INCOGNITO AT BRUNSWICK NEIGHBORHOOD HOUSE

Friday 9 April 2021
A dazzling new comedy murder mystery farce from the makers of Denouement! and Mystery Radio Theatre.
Brunswick Neighborhood House
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INCOGNITO!

Between Tuesday 30 March 2021 and Sunday 4 April 2021
Six strangers attend a health spa, high in the Swiss Alps. Soon they become involved in murder, betrayal, hypnotism and disguise. Vera Brady is dying for a martini, but other people are dying for real. How will she find the killer when no one is who they appear to be? A dazzling new comedy murder mystery farce from the makers of Denouement!, Mystery Radio Theatre, Man Bites God and Theatre of the World.
La Mama Courthouse
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MISTERO FO(NIC)

Between Tuesday 23 March 2021 and Sunday 28 March 2021
The Pandemic, the performers’ hardship and the need for good storytelling bring forth this adaptation from Dario Fo’s Comic Mysteries. Mistero Fo(nic) is a live Melbournian radio program in the middle of Pandemical times. It recaptures Jesus Christ’s Mysteries (told from Fo’s genius perspective) and transforms them into an experience driven by voices and soundscapes as used in the glorious times of Radio Theatre.
La Mama Courthouse
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Breeders

Between Tuesday 16 March 2021 and Sunday 21 March 2021
A surreal, darkly funny play about a working-class autistic family and their technicolour brain explosions as they struggle to communicate and connect with one another.
La Mama Courthouse
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PLAYREADING: ADA, Saturday March 20th at 2pm

Saturday 20 March 2021
The Advanced Domestic Assistant, for all your home and lifestyle needs.
La Mama Courthouse
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La Mama Online presents-THE PLAY'S THE THING 10th-14th March

Wednesday 10 March 2021
Originally written for a La Mama production. Then came C.....D! Rehearsals are thrilling, terrifying and exhausting...then add in Zoom! But this is an affectionate tribute to all the wonderful people of theatre. Any similarity to any writer/actor/director may be intentional,
La Mama Courthouse
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Toby

Between Tuesday 9 March 2021 and Sunday 14 March 2021
Toby is a social outcast living in a dark and disturbing land. Robbed by his best friend, hounded by the authorities and branded a gypsy, Toby traverses a difficult path, unearthing more about virtue and honesty than he anticipated. This classic tale, by award-winning writer Abe Pogos, refocuses and sharpens our thoughts about what it is to be the other in a heartless world.
La Mama Courthouse
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Katyń

Between Tuesday 2 March 2021 and Sunday 7 March 2021
Welcome to Katyń! A little son et lumière? Join Stalina and her friends Hyby and Exy where the meaninglessnessless becomes meaningful. Jim Daly, Green Room-awarded actor and Helpmann nominee, brings together a superb team of theatre-makers to visit the most infamously-ignored crime of the Twentieth Century.Call yourself Aussie? Didn’t know the Japanese bombed Darwin 64 times? Ma-a…te!
La Mama Courthouse
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PLAYREADING: The Right Words on the Day: Sat 6th March @ 2pm

Between Saturday 13 February 2021 and Saturday 6 March 2021
A woman prepares the funeral oration for her mother. But what to choose to say? And what not to say? Is truth worth the pain? What is the truth? Is it memory?
La Mama Courthouse
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Cabaretica: MARCH 5th Friday 10pm

Friday 5 March 2021
Join Maude Davey and Mama Alto and Willow Sizer for a wonderful night to remember! Co -curated by Susan Bamford-Caleo and Isabel Knight, La Mama Cabaretica provides a vivid celebration of the Cabaret scene in Melbourne.
La Mama Courthouse
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Marvellous

Between Tuesday 23 February 2021 and Sunday 28 February 2021
Marvellous is a play about the everyday lives and extravagant, sometimes fantastical inner lives of two nonagenarian women and their 60+ plus daughters.
La Mama Courthouse
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The Gang of Five

Between Wednesday 10 February 2021 and Sunday 28 February 2021
A series of events converge where all members of the house-‘The gang of Five’-are forced to reveal their secrets, which by chance or circumstances are mysteriously interwoven. A bitter sweet comedy dispersed with lied, the play describes the plots to resolve all their problems.
La Mama Mobile @ CREATIVE SPACES
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DEBATE ON DEMOCRACY: IS WESTERN DEMOCRACY SAFE? 27th Feb 2pm (CANCELLED)

Saturday 27 February 2021
A Symposium discussing the current state of democratic politics, hosted by the W B Yeats Society of Victoria Inc.
La Mama Courthouse
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CINEMATICA: LOVE , (new time) 9.30pm 26th FEB

Between Sunday 14 February 2021 and Friday 26 February 2021
Cinematica: Love will present experimental film, avant-garde cinema and the moving image that explore the notion of love in all it’s glorious forms.
La Mama Courthouse
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POETICA ( new time) Tuesday 23rd of Feb at 8.30pm

Between Tuesday 16 February 2021 and Tuesday 23 February 2021
Join Alice Allan, Brian Walters and Ouyang Yu for a night of stunning live poetry at La Mama. Hosted and curated by the wonderful Amanda Anastaasi.
La Mama Courthouse
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JOFUS AND THE WHALE

Between Tuesday 9 February 2021 and Sunday 21 February 2021
Moby Dick. It’s a love story right? Between a person and whale. Battling the elements and each other. Grappling skin to blubbery skin. Wet, hot and sweaty.Clown extraordinaire Jofus recounts Melville’s epic tale of obsession as you’ve never seen it before. Jofus and the Whale is a new physical comedy by award winning theatre maker Lily Fish (Winner ‘Best Solo’ New Zealand Fringe, winner ‘Best Physical Theatre’ Fringe at the Edge).
La Mama Courthouse
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GRAND GESTURE

Between Tuesday 9 February 2021 and Sunday 21 February 2021
Grand Gesture is a literal mashup of transcripts from The Notebook, Sex and the City, Titanic, When Harry Met Sally, 50 Shades of Grey (the novel), and more (14 to be exact). Staged with wild, comedic, and who-gives-a-fuck attitude, it’s a quick and dirty evening that will make you re-think every romcom you’ve ever seen.
La Mama Courthouse
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PLAYREADING: Ken's Quest, Saturday Febuary 20th at 2pm

Saturday 20 February 2021
An adaptation of Cher Chidzey's novel about Ken, a middle-aged Chinese engineer who arrives in Australia with a fake identity on a holiday working visa.
La Mama Courthouse
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POETICA DECEMBER 15th 7.30pm

Tuesday 15 December 2020
La Mama presented poetry for the first time in 1967. La Mama Poetica remains a night of some of the best spoken word poetry that Melbourne has to offer, with a diverse selection of both emerging and established poets. In December 2020 we will present La Mama Poetica live at La Mama Courthouse with featured artists: Ali Alizadeh, Anne M Carson, Peter Bakowski and Thuy On.
La Mama Courthouse
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Poetica // Digital Oct 20th 7.30pm

Tuesday 20 October 2020
An online live event hosted by Webinar Jam.
La Mama Courthouse
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CABARETICA MAY 2020

Friday 15 May 2020
CABARETICA MAY 2020
La Mama Courthouse
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MUSICA MAY 2020

Monday 11 May 2020
MUSICA MAY 2020
La Mama Courthouse
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POETICA MARCH 2020

Tuesday 17 March 2020
POETICA MARCH 2020
La Mama Courthouse
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MUSICA MARCH 2020

Monday 16 March 2020
MUSICA MARCH 2020
La Mama Courthouse
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CABARETICA FEB 2020

Friday 7 February 2020
CABARETICA FEB 2020
La Mama Courthouse