05 December 2014 - 14 December 2014

“We are moving to a period where you are going to see some of the most incredible black theatre in this country that you’ve ever, and never, yet seen” – The Age

The ILBIJERRI WRITERS RESIDENCY aims to create a year-long relationship with a select group of Indigenous writers to further new work.

The Residency consists of three week-long intensive workshops with a creative team of directors, dramaturges and performers, culminating in a reading of the work.

In telling our stories of what it means to be Indigenous in Australia today, our work possesses the power to reach out and remind audiences of every person’s need for family, history and heritage.

This project has been supported by the Perpetual Foundation, the Australian Government through the Ministry for the Arts, and La Mama.

MORE INFO: Lauren Bok Company Manager


Jacob Boehme and Katie Beckett will be premiering their fresh new works in a rehearsed reading at La Mama.

This presentation is the culmination of the inaugural ILBIJERRI WRITERS RESIDENCY; a unique platform for emerging Indigenous writers to hone their craft and bring new works to life.

The writers participated in creative developments supported by a team of directors, dramaturges and performers. These readings are the first opportunity to witness Indigenous theatre’s newest voices.



5-7 December 2014, Fri/Sat/Sun @ 7.30pm

Writer Katie Beckett

Director Rachael Maza

Dramaturge Jane Bodie

Performers Katie Beckett, Carly Sheppard, Tony Briggs & James Henry



12-14 December 2014, Fri/Sat/Sun @ 7.30pm

Writer Jacob Boehme

Director Isaac Drandic

Dramaturge Raimondo Cortese

Performers Tammy Anderson, Ian Michael, Melodie Reynolds-Diarra, Monica McDonald, Nikki Ashby & Christian Taylor


Tickets $5

La Mama Courthouse Theatre, 349 Drummond Street, Carlton