‘The Agitators’ is coming to Hay these school holidays

   2018 Jul/9th

OUTBACK THEATRE RETURNS TO HAY During the second week of the school holidays (16-20 July), artists from Outback Theatre will be back in town to develop a new piece of theatre with local young creatives.  The last time artists from Outback Theatre for Young People (OTYP) spent time in Hay, the result was the roving [...]


   2018 Apr/10th

MEDIA RELEASE OUTBACK THEATRE FOR YOUNG PEOPLE (OTYP) APPOINTS FOUR NEW BOARD MEMBERS OTYP Chair Perin Davey today announced the appointment of four new directors to the OTYP Board of Directors. Daniel Dunlop, Alysha Herrmann, Alison Naderbaum and Olivia Wynne join existing local Directors Perin Davey, Airlie Circuit, Neville Ladson and Harley Moore, to make [...]

Regional Arts Connect kicks off for 2018

   2018 Mar/13th

Regional Arts Connect is back and in full swing for 2018. The year will see us continue to work with community organisations and groups in 4 remote and rural areas of NSW: Walgett, Wilcannia, Lake Cargelligo and Curlewis, with one simple mission – to increase arts opportunities for young people living in these areas, and [...]

Join the OTYP Board

   2017 Nov/21st

Outback Theatre for Young People is seeking EOIs from the community to be considered for nomination to the OTYP Board of Directors. OTYP is dedicated to creating innovative, participant-owned youth theatre. We engage young people, aged 4 to 26 years, from throughout the Riverina region in collaborative, generative theatre projects that celebrate their lives and [...]

Folk Song premieres in Berrigan Shire

   2017 Sep/1st

 Outback Theatre for Young People (OTYP) presents the world premiere of Folk Song by Julian Larnach at community halls in the four towns across the Berrigan Shire in September.     7 local young people (Christyanne Dart, Mackenzie Hannan, Chloe Hudson, Bella Jackson, Robert Johnston and Lochie Lawrence) aged 13 to 19 have been cast in [...]

Outback Theatre for Young People receives $100,000 Catalyst funding

   2016 May/31st

Member for Farrer, Sussan Ley, today welcomed $100,000 for Outback Theatre for Young People, part of the second tranche of funding for Catalyst – Australian Arts and Culture Fund. “I am pleased that Outback Theatre for Young People has received funding from Catalyst and understand that two large scale community events are planned over the [...]

A Week in the Country – by Jessica Bellamy

   2014 Aug/29th

[wzslider]Last week, commissioned Playwright Julian Larnach, Mentor Jessica Bellamy and Creative Producer Claire Harris got together at HotHouse Thetare’s Country House for the first in a series of residencies to develop Julian’s work for staging in OTYP’s 2015 Season. We were lucky enough to work with HotHouse’s Studio Ensemble, meet some new cow friends and [...]

Little Movers and Makers – Deniliquin

   2014 Jul/10th

Outback Theatre for Young People’s Little Movers and Makers Project Little Movers and Makers sees Outback Theatre artist, Mandy Field work with two playgroups in Deniliquin; the Aboriginal Jyldamenk Playgroup and the Young Parents Group, which will result in a community performance. The project will offer an introductory theatrical experience for local young children and [...]

Outback Theatre for Young People (OTYP) Announces Winner of Riverina Playwright Commission

   2014 Jun/19th

Outback Theatre for Young People has today announced Julian Larnach, winner of the EMERGE: Riverina Playwright Commission. Julian’s Play, M.I.A, will be developed through a comprehensive mentoring process with Jessica Bellamy, and is set to premiere at Griffith Regional Theatre in June 2015, tour to Deniliquin and finish with a season at Australian Theatre for [...]

Gifts of Translation and Harmony Day in Swan Hill

   2014 Mar/18th

Join us for a cultural feast this Harmony Day at Riverside Park in Swan Hill, on Saturday 22 March 2014, from 4pm. Our ‘Gifts of Translation’ communities and partners will be there to help us celebrate. Come and find our cultural hub, right near the stage and join in on some weaving, henna tattooing, salon [...]

EMERGE: Riverina Playwright Commission

   2014 Feb/25th

Sharing Regional Stories with the World: Submissions Now Closed ABOUT THE COMMISSION Outback Theatre for Young People is offering a $10,000 playwriting commission and mentorship for a young regional playwright to create a work (50 Minutes to and hour, one act) that brings regional voices and stories to the stage. The EMERGE Commission will nurture [...]


   2013 Sep/26th

Gifts of Translation is OTYP’s first project across the border in Victoria and will be led by Artistic Directorate member Richie Hallal in 2013/14. This wonderful project is a storytelling, theatre, dance and cultural sharing project which will develop leadership, capacity and cohesion within the community of African migrants and build understanding, co-operative relationships and [...]

Illuminate presents ‘A Town Called Mills Acre’

   2013 Aug/15th

[wzslider autoplay=”true” info=”true”]Outback Theatre for Young People’s ILLUMINATE project presents a new Australian play featuring 130 Young people from across the Wakool Shire   Outback Theatre for Young People’s Illuminate project is connecting the towns of Barham, Wakool and Moulamein with performances over a three-week period, with a new Australian play entitled, A Town Called [...]

2013 project and workshop dates

   2013 Mar/7th

  REVERBERATE 2013 DATES Reverberate is off the ground  with lots of workshops and events happening in the Deniliquin area. Check out what’s coming up Weekly Music makers Tuesday 3.30-4.30: Sing and make musical instruments. Weekly Drama Wednesday Years 5-6 – 3.30-4.30: Learn drama skills and we will create out own play Weekly Drama skills HIGH [...]

Guest Artist – Vic McEwan

   2013 Feb/25th

GUEST ARTIST PROFILE Reverberate 2013… Vic is the founder of The Cad Factory, an underground music, performance and exhibition space which started in Sydney.  Now based near Narrandera, it runs a Rural Residency Program as well as numerous other collaborative arts projects. He’s worked at most major Sydney art institutions including The Museum of Contemporary [...]

Opportunity of Everything

   2013 Feb/18th

Opportunity of Everything from Outback Theatre for Young People on Vimeo. Last year brought some very special achievements for us as a company however nothing is as special as the communities we get to work with and the people we meet. This documentary, “Opportunity of Everything” gives a unique insight to four exceptional young people [...]

OTYP presented with $20,000 grant

   2012 Dec/5th

On the  22nd November, NSW Member for Murray-Darling, John Williams presented Outback Theatre for Young People with a $20,000 grant. Creative Producer, Mandy Field was presented with the cheque that will go towards the  Illuminate Project, which works with communities in the Wakool Shire. “There will be a big outcome; a show that is basically [...]