with Julian Larnach

Over the past few weeks in self-isolation the Outloud team has been working hard to reimagine what our programs might look like online, and how we might bring you new and exciting programs live and direct over the internet. 

Our first workshop is ready for you to sign up to – and we’ve for more coming very soon. 

Do you know someone who is 15 to 17 years old and wants to learn more about playwrighting (especially in this unprecedented time of lockdown and online arts)? Are you or someone you know watching hours upon hours of tiktok and netflix thinking “I would love to learn how to do that, how do you even start putting an idea down on paper? Is that even how you start? Huh!?” 

Well then this one is for you, friend. 

Our fantastic mentor is Julian Larnach, a Sydney-based playwright. Julian won the inaugural Emerge: Riverina Playwrights Commission and the resulting play, BENEATH AN OXBOW LAKE, premiered in Griffith in 2015 then went on to a sell-out regional tour and season at Australian Theatre for Young People in Sydney. His monologue, SOMETHING I PREPARED EARLIER, was produced for the ATYP’s Voices Project and published by Currency Press.

His play FLIGHT PATHS premiered at National Theatre of Parramatta in 2018 directed by Anthea Williams.  In 2017, Julian’s musical FOLK SONG premiered Outback Theatre for Young People; and IN REAL LIFE premiered at Darlinghurst Theatre Company.  He was a member of Sydney Theatre Company’s inaugural Emerging Writers Group from 2017 – 2019. 

Julian will be taking his skills online to present to you a free online workshop via Zoom on the 8th of May. 

If you are interested or know someone who might be, please fill out our expression of interest here.

In the Wake of Covid-19: Bringing Our Programs Online

Bringing our projects online as we work from home.

In light of the current COVID-19 pandemic, Outloud staff and artists are working from home. 


, our in-school project for boys under 12, teaching about domestic violence causes and prevention through songwriting and performance is moving online for the rest of the term. Our facilitators will continue to deliver the program using live streaming, video, and Google Classroom. We’re waiting to hear what Term 2 will bring, but are committed to delivering the program in whatever shape we can – either back in schools if they’re open, or continuing online if they are not.

STORIES OF STRENGTH, our oral-history project will also move online, working with Community Activities Lake Macquarrie to roll the program out digitally. Stay tuned for more information about how you could be part of this exciting new way of working.

OTHER PROJECTS – We’re currently working super hard behind the scenes to bring you an updated program. Some of our plans have had to be put on hold, but many will go ahead in a new, digital way! Keep an eye on our Facebook and in your inboxes for more information as we can release it. 

Despite our funny little gif above, we urge you to please take social distancing seriously. The more we can stay home, the fewer new cases of Coronavirus we’ll see. #allinthistogether