La Boite’s 2018 season opens with 'The Dead Devils of Cockle Creek' (10 February-3 March); a new dark-comedy by acclaimed Queensland actor and playwright Kathryn Marquet ('Pale Blue Dot'), co-produced by Playlab.
Set in the isolated wilds of Tasmania and described as “McDonagh meets Tarantino”, 'The Dead Devils of Cockle Creek' stars John Batchelor, Julian Curtis, Kimie Tsukakoshi and Emily Weir, directed by PlayLab’s Artistic Director and CEO, Ian Lawson.
La Boite 2018 also sees the return of La Boite and MDA’s sell-out, participatory verbatim work 'The Village' (30 April-5 May), based on the real-life stories of refugees and asylum seekers.
Featuring a fearless company of six sharing their life-changing true stories of survival in the face of adversity, 'The Village' stars Cieavash Arean, Arwin Arwin, Silva Asal, Joyce Taylor, Lili Sanchez and Ngoc Phan.
Long-time La Boite collaborator Suzie Miller returns in 2018 with her highly-anticipated new work 'The Mathematics of Longing' (2-23 June); a collaboration with internationally acclaimed Gold Coast based dance-theatre company The Farm.
Also premiering is a contemporary feminist response to Aristophanes’ Lysistrata, by 2016 Text Prize winner Claire Christian, set on 21 January 2017 when women all over the world amassed to protest a Trump-led free world.
Led by a fierce female chorus of women including Brisbane’s own Amy Ingram and Hsiao-Ling Tang, 'Lysa And The Freeborn Dames' (21 July-11 August) features some of Queensland’s brightest emerging talents, with QUT Bachelor of Fine Arts Final Year Acting students completing the QUT Creative Industries co-production.
Rounding out the main stage season is 'Neon Tiger' (27 October-17 November); a roaring new Australian play with songs by Julia-Rose Lewis (Samson), composed by Gillian Cosgriff.
Directed by Kat Henry, this world premiere production, in association with Brisbane Powerhouse, stars Courtney Stewart, fresh from her star-turn in 2017’s runaway hit 'Single Asian Female'.