Established in 2014 by emerging artists Maeve Mhairi MacGregor, Katie Robertson and Campbell McKenzie, Loud Mouth Theatre Company set out to fill a gap in the cultural sector in Hobart by producing new, collaborative and professional theatre experiences, with focus on emerging Tasmanian artists, national connectivity in the indie sector, and women’s voices – both on and off stage.
LMTC’s debut production, David Ives’ Venus in Fur, was nominated for three Tasmanian Theatre Awards: Best Production and Best Direction, and Katie Robertson winning the award for Best Actor in a Leading Role (female). In the 2015 awards year, LMTC was nominated for more awards than any other company in the professional category: seven nominations for Seminar by Theresa Rebeck, including Best Production and Best Direction, and the cast of Seminar snaffling the award for Best Ensemble; and two nominations for Those Who Fall in Love Like Anchors Dropped Upon The Ocean Floor by Finegan Kruckemeyer.
In 2016, Loud Mouth produced its first premiere: an adaptation of H.G. Wells’ The Island of Doctor Moreau, by Alex Rigozzi. Loud Mouth has collaborated on various works with independent artists from Sydney, Melbourne, Perth and Adelaide.