Thursday, July 13, 2017
Melbourne's La Mama Demonstrates The Value of Independent Theatre
The Theatre Times: La Mama is a unique institution. But the working conditions Burstall described are not. Once called “little theatres,” now called “independent,” these companies are the ones largely responsible for the development of Australian drama. Sometimes they go by the bland appellation “pro-am,” a mixture of high standards and basic budgets that have characterized Australian theatre from Federation onwards.