La Boite in Brisbane is opening its doors for the first time in eight months for their annual HWY Live programme.
It's a series of showings, workshops and conversations which invites audiences to play an active role in the process of developing new work for Australian stages.
Local Brisbane audiences are invited to discover a breadth of talent, participate in conversations about the arts sector, and seize the opportunity to get involved in workshops led by national and international industry professionals.
HWY Live follows on from La Boite's HWY Festival which took place in March, closing prematurely due to COVID-19.
"The heart of La Boite’s HWY programme remains the same: providing a pipeline for new work and ideas, increasing employment opportunities for local artists, and offering a platform for ongoing conversation about theatre, in real time," La Boite Creative Producer Sanja Simic says.
Pitch Sessions - Image © Adam John Waters Photography
"We’re thrilled to roll out the next phase of the HWY program in November, showcasing a diverse cross-section of Brisbane artists and new work in our spaces."
Programme highlights include Anita Heiss' 'Tiddas', having its first public outcome in play reading format; screenings and activations in La Boite's forecourt; and local playwrights pitching their stage-to-screen adaptions for a chance to make a feature film in 2021. More information, including tickets, can be found here.
La Boite HWY Live Programme
5 November – 'This Ain't No Pussy Show' 7 November – 'HWY Noise' 13 November – 'A Bullet For My Sweetheart' 14 November – 'TIDDAS'
5 November – 'My Body Says' 15 November – 'Bananas' 7,14,21 November – 'Every Woman' 7,14,21 November – 'The Machine Stops Adaptation' 5-21 November – 'Longer Tables, Not Higher Fences'
6 November – 'The Take - Adaptation of public domain works' 8 November – 'Sensing The Theatrical World - Tools and techniques for embedding access in performance work' 22 November – 'Groundwork - Ideas and text development'
5 November – 'For the love of the arts: what are we still doing here?' 12 November – 'Take Space, Make Space: Urgency, and the stories that feed us' 21 November – 'Meet The Broadcaster: In conversation with SBS' Amanda Duthie'