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A fluid, flexible and fun programme for youth!
Written By Indian Ink

Have you been looking for a deeper, richer engagement with theatre that’s shaped for you, with you?

Next Generation is for a community of young people aged 18-29 who either want careers in theatre as artists or arts managers or who simply love the artform and want to hang out with a theatre company to see how it all works!

It’ll be fluid, flexible and fun. Indian Ink wants to co-design the experience to maximise what you can get out of it. It’s a year-long opportunity and will be available for up to 10 people, with 12 sessions over that time, some led by Indian Ink-ers, and some by Next Gen-ers themselves.

You’ll end up with:

  • a place where you can build a sense of community and connectedness around your love of theatre.
  • somewhere safe to share ideas and gather advice about your projects, ambitions and aspirations.
  • an opportunity to work on your own projects alongside those of the other participants.
  • a deeper understanding of theatre as an artform and a place to gain skills in your 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.


Why Join?

Why not?! 

Especially when you’ll have a direct link to cool and knowledgeable people like Justin Lewis and Jacob Rajan – the award-winning co-founders of Indian Ink.

You’ll be taken to the heart of a successful theatre company and see what that looks like. That’s sharing in the wins, commiserating with the failures and helping INK dust itself off so we can all step back up to the plate. It’s getting to grips with tasty creative and business operations, sharing industry knowledge, and experiencing good practice for working in the arts, including understanding how to be open whilst keeping yourself strong and safe. 

So what Indian Ink wants is to listen more and build stronger connections with young people. We want to support pathways for people into the arts, while providing meaningful experiences that’ll hopefully help your exciting and satisfying journey into the world of theatre be the absolute best it can be.

But if you’re bursting with questions, any questions, Bala can help with that – get hold of him directly on: bala@indianink.co.nz 

Eligibility criteria

  • Must be aged between 18 – 29 years
  • Secondary School should be a fast-receding memory
  • You’ve got to live in Auckland





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What do you get?

The Company brings lighting, set, costumes, and props to your selected venue (e.g. home or office) to create a truly magical occasion for your invited audience. There is no limit to the number of guests you can invite - as long as there's enough space for them and the performers. The Artists are Arts Laureate Jacob Rajan and talented young musician Adam Ogle, supported by our stage manager who will ensure that all technical and production elements happen without a hiccup. The performance lasts 80 minutes and as an added bonus, if you wish it, Jacob is happy to chat with your guests after the show.

What does it cost?

The all-inclusive fee for this wonderul and unforgettable experience is only NZ$6,500 including GST.

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