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Auslan at La Boite

La Boite Theatre Company have been experimenting, discovering and reinventing theatre in Brisbane for 94 years. Their 2019 season promises to be one of their best, and we're proud to announce that this year four of La Boite's biggest shows will be Auslan interpreted.

 

Sanja Simic, La Boite's Creative producer, says the whole company is excited to be bringing Auslan interpreted shows to their mainstage season: "We look forward to furthering our relationships with the Deaf and hard of hearing communities and seeing new faces in the theatre this year. La Boite is committed to making the work that we make and our venue as inclusive and accessible as possible." 

Read on for more information...

 

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Michelle Law is a voice to be reckoned with and her first play Single Asian Female is back by popular demand this February and March following a sold-out season in Sydney last year. Michelle is thrilled her play will be accessible to Deaf and hard of hearing audiences, especially as she makes her acting debut in her own play.

"Theatre is a magical medium that grounds us in the present by engaging many of our senses, which is why it's so important for it to be accessible to the Deaf and hard of hearing community. We all deserve great stories, and they can be consumed in countless ways."

The Auslan interpreted performance of Single Asian Female will be at 6.30pm, Tuesday 5 March. Find out more here.

 

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Too young, too much, too fast. The Bard is back this May and June with Romeo and Juliet, the tragic tale we know and love, performed by incomporable theatre veteran Lucas Stibbard and QUT final year acting students. 

"Accessibility is such a vital part of making sure that theatre stays as a truly popular form," says Lucas, who also acts as Associate Director of the production. "I'm excited to be able to work with the interpreters and to enjoy witnessing Shakespeare's words translated into such a vibrant language."

The Auslan interpreted performance of Romeo and Juliet will be at 6.30, Tuesday 11 June. Find out more here.

 

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Famous for his razor sharp writing on Black Comedy, Steven Oliver brings us From Darkness this September, a hugely important Indigenous work that follows a modern family on a journey that challenges us to listen to how connected (or not) we are to our world.

The Auslan interpreted performance of From Darkness will be at 6.30, Tuesday 11 June. Find out more here.

 

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La Boite's final show of 2019 is set to be the ultimate silly season starter. Christmas Actually pays tribute to the soundtrack of the much-loved holiday classic Love Actually, with a caberet-style set and live band!

The Auslan interpreted performance of From Darkness will be at 6.30, Tuesday 11 June. Find out more here.

 

See you at La Boite in 2019!

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