Casting Call: Ilbijerri Ensemble

Have you ever wanted to work in community? Do you want to help empower the next generation of First Nations artists? Would you like to be a creative mentor for kids?

If you are First Nations, aged 17—30, and ready to try something new – join the ILBIJERRI Ensemble and earn some cash to upskill in the art of theatre making, performance, behind the scenes and learn how to lead fun and engaging workshops for primary school kids!

You’ll go out on the road and into primary schools, run kids’ workshops and be a part of presenting performances of Isaac Drandic’s super fun play (with a scientific twist), GET YOUR GEEK ON.

Don’t worry if you’ve never done it before! You’ll be fully supported over four weeks of training and rehearsals led by Naz Dickerson across July, August and October. There’ll be guest industry experts, and tailored industry excursions to give you great insights into the business.


1 week training: 11 – 15 July

1 week training: 1 – 7 Aug     

2 weeks rehearsal: 3 – 16 Oct

3 weeks tour (2 weeks in Melbourne and 1 week touring regional Victoria): 17 Oct – 4 Nov

Your location: Melbourne-based (or able to easily travel to Melbourne for rehearsal days). 

Terms: You will be paid for training, rehearsals and tour. We will cover travel costs, accommodation in regional Victoria, and per diems for your time away.

Got questions?  Email your questions and phone number to with subject line ENSEMBLE and we’ll get back to you as soon as we can.



Playwright Isaac Drandic had a key focus when writing this play “I purposely made the lead character Djirra interested in science because we are the most knowledgeable natural scientists in the world and have been for millennia. It is as natural as football or netball and physical excellence."

This performance was devised to promote and embed ideas about Indigenous women in science and the value of creativity. This performance acknowledges the importance of Indigenous science and celebrates young people who want to have a life of intellectual aspirations.

Keep up to date

crossmenuchevron-down linkedin facebook pinterest youtube rss twitter instagram facebook-blank rss-blank linkedin-blank pinterest youtube twitter instagram