Next Gen - Indian Ink Theatre Company
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This programme is so fantastic and I will keep singing it's praises to any emerging artist I know!

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Being able to reflect on why it is that we do what we do, so we can be fueled up and launched into our careers

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It's a hands-on approach to seeing how a company operates

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We have this amazing cohort of young people who love theatre

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Next Gen
2024 Participants

A deep, rich, bespoke engagement with Indian Ink for 18-29 year olds passionate about theatre.


Designed by rangatahi, for rangatahi. Next Gen offers:

  • a place to build a sense of community and connectedness around a love of theatre.
  • a safe and supportive space to share ideas and gather advice about creative projects, ambitions and aspirations.
  • a deeper understanding of theatre as an art form and a place to gain skills in any interest areas.
  • insights into the Indian Ink creative and business processes.
  • exposure to Indian Ink’s theatre-making process, from writing to design, rehearsals and performances.
  • invitations to Indian Ink events including workshops, performances, play readings and social gatherings.
  • mentoring, networking and collaboration with industry professionals.

Eligibility criteria

  • Must be aged between 18 – 29 years
  • Based in Auckland

Next Gen applications are now closed. To be put on the mailing list for applications, please email programme leader Manuka on: [email protected]

Hear from our current Next Gen Participants


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Next Gen

  • Jess Hong
  • Josh Metcalfe
  • Uhyoung Choi
  • Vira Paky
  • Shamai Mani
  • Moraig Humphries
  • Nilam Patel

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