Ōtepoti Theatre Lab

Established in 2019, Ōtepoti Theatre Lab is an Ōtepoti/Dunedin-based initiative focused on supporting the development of diverse theatre voices from the south of New Zealand.

We run two main programmes: the Ōtepoti Theatre Lab Playwright Programme and the Ōtepoti Theatre Lab Schools’ Programme. We also offer public workshops throughout the year.

Ōtepoti Theatre Lab Kaupapa:

  • Development opportunities and individualised support for new and emerging local theatre writers
  • Platform for Southern Aotearoa theatre stories
  • Partnerships with local and national arts organisations and practitioners
  • Fostering culture of development and dramaturgy