Photo / Mouth of the River (Originate 2019). Photo by Emele Ugavule


Are you looking to apply your artistic talents, take the next step and pursue a career in the performing arts after High School? Don’t miss your opportunity to join us for Originate, Q Theatre’s annual young artists’ production project.

Now in its eighth year, Originate offers a platform for an ensemble of young and emerging artists aged 18 – 26 to collaborate on the development of a new work about the here and now.

Guided by a practicing theatre director, the group collectively moves through a workshop process to develop their skills, exchange ideas and generate a new performance from the ground up, culminating in a season performed at The Joan.

This project focuses on the development of contemporary performance making practice in young artists and the fostering of new and unexpected collaborations. Previous years have presented Our House, The Big BluePush Me Away/Pull Me CloserHow to Make a happy mealMouth of the RiverThe Bacchae, and Leda and The Swan.

Artists who have participated in the Originate project have often gone on to take part in other projects with Q Theatre such as Q Theatre Lab and as teaching artists for Studio Q.

Stay Tuned – More details announced soon! Check thejoan.com.au/education for the latest updates.