for 18-28 year olds passionate about theatre


A deep, rich, bespoke engagement with Indian Ink. 

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 an interest area.
  • 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.

If you’re bursting with questions, any questions, Next Gen Programme Leader, Manuka Luiten-Apirana can help with that – get hold of her directly on: [email protected]

Eligibility criteria

  • Must be aged between 18 – 28 years
  • You’ve got to live in Auckland

2023 programme applications have closed. WATCH THIS SPACE FOR 2024 programme information!

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Next Gen
2023 Participants

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Next Gen

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

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