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SPRING 2012 “This is theatre without skin, just raw exposed nerves. Unforgettable.” John Bailey, The Sunday Age


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LA MAMA STAFF Artistic Director 
Company Manager / Creative Producer Administration Coordinator Communications Coordinator House Managers 
La Mama Community / Mobile Producer La Mama Learning Producer Preservation Coordinator
 Script Appraiser La Mama for Kids Producer La Mama Musica Producer La Mama Poetica Producer

Liz Jones Pippa Bainbridge Ellen Rijs Nedd Jones Lisa Höbartner & Rebecca Etchell Caitlin Dullard Maureen Hartley Fiona Wiseman Graham Downey Ella Holmes Annabel Warmington Matt Hetherington

FRONT OF HOUSE The regular staff and Jo-Anne Armstrong, Susan Bamford-Caleo, Alex Desebrock, Carmelina Di Guglielmo, Nicola Gunn, Tanya Harrowell, Mari Lourey, Phil Roberts, Laurence Strangio, Raymond Triggs and Canada White COMMITTEE OF MANAGEMENT Sue Broadway, Liz Jones, Duré Dara, Mark Rubbo, Tim Stitz, Caroline Lee and Rhonda Day ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS Our sincerest thanks to the many volunteers who generously give their time in support of La Mama. La Mamaʼs venues are on Wurunjeri land, part of the Kulin nation, and the Committee of Management, staff and wider theatrical community acknowledge its traditional custodians. La Mama is financially assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council – its Arts Funding and Advisory body, the Victorian Government through Arts Victoria – Department of Premier and Cabinet, and by the City of Melbourne through the Arts and Culture triennial funding program. FUNDING LOGOS

 


WELCOME La Mama is nationally and internationally acknowledged as a crucible for cutting edge, contemporary theatre in Australia. It is treasured for its continued advocacy of those seeking to explore beyond mainstream theatre, producing work by theatre makers of all backgrounds and encouraging works that explore and deconstruct form, content and social issues. La Mamaʼs model of giving artists support that includes the provision of a rent-free venue, technical, marketing and administrative assistance, as well as up front funding and box-office return is unique in Australia. This model encourages innovation and creativity, supporting a large number of artists and works annually. La Mama is an open space and a creative community. We encourage all of our artists to take the opportunity to become a part of that community, to enter the space with a cooperative and generous spirit and to remember that each work is part of something much bigger than its own season. We look forward to working with you over the coming months and extend a warm welcome to La Mama!

CONTENTS CONTACT DETAILS

4 Information Location

FINANCE

4 Production Budget Box Office Takings

MARKETING

5 Deadline 1: Monday August 27 Deadline 2: 4 Weeks Prior Deadline 3: 1 Week Prior

TICKETING & FRONT OF HOUSE

5 Booklngs Front of House

TECHNICAL

6 Set/Space Lighting Audio Additional Electrical Equipment Rehearsals & Access Bump In Health & Safety Bump Out

LA MAMA THEATRE FLOOR & LIGHTING PLAN

 

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CONTACT DETAILS INFORMATION PO Box 1009 Carlton VIC 3053 +613 9347 6948 
info@lamama.com.au www.lamama.com.au Monday - Friday 10:30am - 5:30pm Weekends & Public Holidays 2pm - 4pm LOCATION 
La Mama Theatre 205 Faraday Street Carlton VIC 3053 La Mama Courthouse 349 Drummond Street Carlton VIC 3053

FINANCE PRODUCTION BUDGET La Mama provides a cash budget of $100 (+ GST) per performance for your season. You are required to keep receipts for your expenses and to return these to La Mama at the conclusion of your season. Please nominate someone in your team to be responsible for managing the budget and contact Ellen – ellen@lamama.com.au in order to organise payment by cheque or EFT. BOX OFFICE TAKINGS La Mama banks box office takings and holds these funds in trust until your season concludes. La Mama retains a 20% levy and the remainder is to be shared equitably among the creative team. Ellen will contact you approximately two weeks after your season to organise payment.

 


MARKETING You will need to provide written material and images in order for La Mama to list your production in our season brochure, on the La Mama website and social media channels. Information you provide will also be used to produce an invitation, media release and eflyer. You may also want to provide a video trailer to support your work. If you need assistance with generating content please contact pippa@lamama.com.au or nedd@lamama.com.au DEADLINE 1: MONDAY AUGUST 27 Please send the following information to dropbox@lamama.com.au • Title • Blurb + credits (40– 70 words) • 1 x high-resolution production image (158mm width * 115mm height @ 300dpi) DEADLINE 2: 4 WEEKS PRIOR TO YOUR SEASON Please send the following to dropbox@lamama.com.au • 200 - 400 words about what you are exploring or anything that is interesting or innovative about the work • 3 - 5 x high-resolution images • 30 - 60 second video trailer or interview (optional) • List of any special guests you would like invited to your show (optional) DEADLINE 3: 1 WEEK PRIOR TO YOUR SEASON La Mama will provide a complimentary program for your show. Please provide us with • Bios for all involved (maximum1000 words) • Writer + director notes (maximum 200 words each) Please send this to dropbox@lamama.com.au CREDITING: AFTER YOUR SEASON La Mama provides generous in-kind support to all artists programmed. In return we ask that you let us know if there will be any subsequent productions of the work and continue to credit La Mama as supporting its initial development.

TICKETING & FRONT OF HOUSE BOOKINGS Tickets can be pre-purchased with a credit card via www.lamama.com.au until 4pm on the day of the performance. Tickets can be reserved by phone on 9347 6142 (12pm – 4pm on weekdays / 2pm – 4pm on weekends) and paid for in cash at the door. Please note that due to the intimate nature of productions at La Mama most shows have a strict no latecomer policy and ticket holders will not be admitted after the show has commenced. We recommend that guests arrive at the theatre 15 minutes prior to the start time of the performance. FRONT OF HOUSE La Mama provides a Front of House staff member for each performance during your season. Front of House staff represent La Mama and are the venue managers at each performance. They will arrive one hour prior to the start of your performance and will welcome guests, sell tickets, light the brazier (in winter) and make complimentary tea and coffee for audience members.

 


TECHNICAL SET/SPACE Please see the LA MAMA THEATRE FLOOR & LIGHTING PLAN and use this to plot your set design. Please

provide the House Managers with a copy of your design for the space at or prior to your production meeting. This can be as detailed as a scale plan or model, or as simple as a sketch, however your plan will need to clearly indicate how the seating will be configured and whether it will impede access, fire exits and heating/cooling systems. You are welcome to paint the space any colour, however, you will need to discuss this with the House Managers at your production meeting. If you are sharing the space you also need to negotiate this with the other production team.

Please note: production teams are not required to paint the space black after each season so please confirm the paint conditions for your bump in with the House Managers. LIGHTING Please see the LA MAMA THEATRE FLOOR & LIGHTING PLAN and LA MAMA LIGHTING STOCK LIST in order to plot your lighting design. There are replacement globes for all of La Mamaʼs lighting stock stored

upstairs. Please see one of the House Managers if you require spare bubbles or light globes.

AUDIO There is a 4 channel sound desk and two powered speakers provided. There is a dual CD-player available or alternately you can use your own laptop or MP3 player to operate sound. Please note that if you are using recorded music you will need to notify the House Manager of this and an APRA fee of $55 will be deducted from your box office. ADDITIONAL ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT Please provide a list of any electrical equipment you are bringing into the venue. If any items are not tested and tagged please contact house@lamama.com.au to organise for this to be done prior to bump in. REHEARSALS & ACCESS Each team will be given access to the space and priority for rehearsal time in the season prior to their own. The House Manager will confirm available dates and times with you, will assign you a set of keys and will walk you through the venue as well as safety and lockup procedures prior to your first rehearsal. You are required to return your keys as soon as possible after your season. BUMP IN You may bump in after the final performance of the season that precedes yours however you must negotiate a convenient time to do so with the House Manager. You will need to provide your own gaffa, electrical tape and lighting gels. There are ladders, tools and fastenings as well as paintbrushes, rollers and trays that you may use at both venues. The dressing room upstairs including kitchen, refrigerator, kettle and microwave are also available however please be mindful that this is a shared space and is used as an office during the day. HEALTH & SAFETY La Mama is committed to providing an environment where artists can take creative risks safely, free of accidents, injuries or illness. Please notify the House Manager of any potentially hazardous situations or risks so that they can assist in the preparation of an appropriate safety plan. In the case of any accidents or near misses, artists are required to report to the House Manager as soon as possible and complete an incident report form. BUMP OUT Bump out will need to take place on the evening of your final performance. Please take all props, costumes, set items and rubbish with you and ensure nothing is left in the space, the dressing room or the fridges. You are also required to sweep the theatre as well as clean and vacuum the dressing room.

 


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PO Box 1009 Carlton VIC 3053 Australia +613 9347 6948 ABN 74 925 853 734 info@lamama.com.au www.lamama.com.au


La Mama Theatre | Production Pack | Spring 2012