BlackWrights Master Labs

BlackWrights Master Labs

The BlackWrights Master Labs are a series of hands-on theatre workshops for First Nations artists and creatives.

Please see the following tab for examples of some of the awesome BlackWrights Master Labs we have had in the past.

Details of upcoming Master Labs SOON TO BE ANNOUNCED!

But sneaky clue…the first Master Lab relates to our Creators Program theme of Radio Play – “nothing cures cabin fever better than a bit of radio drama!”.  In case you missed it, here is the epic radio play ad we made for the recent Creators Program call out.

BlackWrights Master Labs are open to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples only. First Peoples of Victoria are strongly encouraged to participate.

To find out more or register your interest, please CONTACT: 

Associate Producer Caleb Thaiday:


BlackWrights Master Labs



Free Theatre Master Lab 8-12 October 2018

Free Theatre uses dialogue theatre techniques to work in community and conflict contexts. Free Theatre delivered a Master Lab using their toolkit of applied theatre techniques including group story & dialogue exercises (identity mapping), engaged theatre (dialogue theatre & image theatre in community) and problem-solving approaches (art of peace). Through this week-long Master Lab participants learned new techniques for using theatre as a tool for social change in their own communities. The Lab culminated in a showing of short works devised over the week.


Introduction To Dramaturgy With Louise Gough and Kamarra Bell-Wykes 24-25 November 2018 
As more and more First Nations playwrights are creating theatre work the need for First Nations Dramaturgs is more urgent than ever. But what exactly is Dramaturgy and how do you go about it? This two-day intensive workshop will develop your skills in writing and script analysis equipping you to transform a good story into a PROPPA DEADLY one. You don’t need to bring anything other than your fabulous self, as we will have all the materials you need, including an example script for you to work on which we will email to you once you’ve registered.


CREATION AND ACTIVATION with Rachael Maza and Kamarra Bell-Wykes 18-22 Feb 2019

An opportunity for emerging or established First Nations performers, or people who have dreamt of becoming one, to:

  • Step out of the box and immerse yourself in a week of play, exploration and creation
  • Collaborate with other First Nations artists in new ways across disciplines
  • Seed and explore creative ideas focusing on performance, writing, devising and directing

*This lab is for, but not limited to, actors, writers, directors, musicians, singers, dancers, storytellers, spoken word artists, hip-hop artists, cultural performers, comedians, clowns, acrobats, improvisers, family entertainers and “life of the party” people.  If you are First Nations and you want to come, this is for you!

Words from previous participants:

 “My highlight was being around incredible blak minds” 

“It was engaging and well thought through. I have learnt so much. Thank you”