La Mama North 2020

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La Mama North Fringe 2020
Part of Melbourne Fringe Festival 2020, 18 - 22 November

La Mama North is a festival of new digital theatre created by students from La Trobe University, Bundoora for Melbourne Fringe Festival 2020. A co-production between La Mama and La Trobe University. You can read more about La Mama North and book tickets to the festival here: https://lamama.com.au/whats-on/la-mama-north-fringe-2020/

Freshly Minted (freʃli mɪntɪd): phrase – made or created only recently

Sunday 22 November, 12pm - 4:30pm
Freshly Minted is an eclectic mix of new, fresh digital theatre created by emerging artists from La Trobe University as part of a new project, La Mama North, in collaboration with La Mama Theatre. This one day mini-festival features new work created by current students and recent alumni, including three shows as part of La Trobe Student Theatre's Geoffrey Milne Commission.

Running Order: 
12pm - The Bugs, by Erin Miller;
12:45pm - The Cat, by Georgi McLaren (STF Geoffrey Milne Commission recipient);
1:30pm - The Same God, Last Night, by William Foley;
2pm - Palagi, by Brigid Charis (STF Geoffrey Milne Commission recipient); 
2:45pm - Love or Euphoria, by Alyssa Trombino;
3:30pm - All Hail the Lizardman!, by Fergus Black (STF Geoffrey Milne Commission recipient); and
4:15pm - The Covid Cave: An Experimental Musical, by David Rorkell.

Written and performed by La Trobe University students and alumni, including: Alyssa Trombino, Amy Parker, Ben Barnett, Brigid Charis, Bryce Hosken, David Rorkell, Erin Miller, Fergus Black, Georgi McLaren, Jess Grant, Julia Koutsodontis, Rachael Taylor, Tayla Harry, and William Foley. 

To book for Freshly Minted, head over to the La Mama website.


Since 2014, La Trobe Student Theatre & Film has offered the Geoffrey Milne Memorial Writing Award, offering one student $1,000 to write a full-length play per year and the opportunity to stage their original work with Student Theatre. This year, the Geoffrey Milne Award will be separated into three separate creative commissions of up to $500 per artist. Each commission will go towards making a short piece of online theatre, to be presented at this year's Melbourne Fringe Festival as part of La Mama North, a partnership between La Mama Theatre and La Trobe University.