Gippsland Theatre Forum

Off The Leash 10 Year Celebration

Saturday 5 March 5:00pm

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"Part of their 10th anniversary celebrations, and following on from the world premiere of their latest original work, Ex-po-zia!, Off the Leash Theatre is proud to present a celebration of the resilience and creativity of Gippsland's theatre communities.

" From the past to the future of theatre: Creating theatre has always been challenging, but the future is shadowier than ever. What will our audiences be looking for? How do we stay relevant, viable and jubilant within our communities?

Dr Cheryl Threadgold, PhD

Who better to discuss where community theatre has come from than Dr Cheryl Threadgold whose wonderful book In the Name of Theatre: the history, culture and voices of amateur theatre in Victoria, includes many Gippsland theatre companies, and won the 2020 Collaborative Victorian Community History Award.

Maureen Hartley, La Mama Theatre Melbourne
Who does survival better than La Mama? Maureen Hartley is one of the vertebrae in a very flexible spine that has carried the company through the ravages of decades of societal and political change, as well the heartbreak of fire and Covid? Maureen will give us insights into how the heart keeps beating and working for the future of theatre.

Covid, internet access to endless styles of at-home entertainment, competition from bigger and wow-ier spectacular events. Which way do we go? Our speakers will be joined by invited theatrical guests to explore the way forward for Gippsland theatre companies. Includes Q&A.

Bookings required - tickets complimentary: $0

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    • 5 March 2022
    • 90 minutes
    • 17:00
    • West Gippsland Arts Centre
    • subvenue Theatre 2
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