Bearfoot Theatre

Bearfoot Theatre is a youth managed Not For Profit association based in Newcastle, NSW Australia. We are young theatre practitioners who are carving out our own paths and creating original, experimental work from the ground up with no rules. Bearfoot has a focus on producing predominately original works of theatre, which convey relevant social messages and give a voice to young artists.

We aim to assist the development of local writers by providing opportunities to workshop their scripts and to bring together a diverse and inclusive community of creatives from all facets of the industry, fostering opportunities for these people to apply their skills in a professional setting.

Artistic Director Riley McLean has been in independent theatre practice since 2015. initiating Eclectic Productions Newcastle, the springboard for Bearfoot as a vehicle for original works. Bearfoot Theatre is now a registered Not For Profit.

Bearfoot has produced 3 original works and all 3 works were nominated for Best New Play in the City of Newcastle Drama Association awards, together with directing, acting and lighting design nominations. Our 2019 season includes 3 original works, starting with Meteors and Hermit Crabs by Tyler Atcheson March 2019.