We acknowledge and pay our respects to the Elders, Ancestors and leaders of the Kulin Nations on whose unceded lands ILBIJERRI Theatre Company is based.
We extend this respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, recognising their resilience and ongoing connection to land, water and culture, despite ongoing colonial interruption and genocide.
Always was, always will be, sacred Indigenous land.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples should be advised that this website may contain images of deceased persons.
The ILBIJERRI Ensemble is an artist development program open to Australian First Nations emerging theatre practitioners, young people and community members aged 15+.
Participants have the opportunity to learn new skills; collaborate with emerging and established First Nations theatre artists and build industry networks and career pathways.
This year the Ensemble’s Program Director, Nazaree Dickerson, has trained the team to lead workshops, collaborate with emerging and established First Peoples theatre artists, and build industry networks and career pathways.
Running since 2018, ILBIJERRI’s Ensemble program has been shaped by its participants. The current aim of the program is to empower Ensemble members to further empower a whole new generation of little theatre-makers!
ILBIJERRI Theatre Company is offering 1 and 2-day in-school workshops for primary school groups of up to 30 kids from grades 3 and 4 as part of ILBIJERRI Ensemble's theatre workshop program. The workshop will commence with a performance of a 30-minute play called GET YOUR GEEK ON by Isaac Drandic, which the whole school is welcome to attend. Themes and activities from the show will then be teased out in the subsequent workshops.
If you think your school might be interested, head to our 'Calling All Schools' page for more information.
ILBIJERRI Ensemble is supported by City of Melbourne, the Betty Amsden Foundation, and the Gandel Foundation