Bearfoot Theatre is an emerging artist managed not for profit and the Hunter Region’s leading LGBTQIA+ Theatre Company. The company is managed by a diverse collective of young theatre practitioners who are carving their own paths and creating original, experimental work from the ground up with no rules. Bearfoot has a mission to keep contemporary work alive by producing predominately original works of theatre which challenge audiences, tackle relevant social issues and give a voice to young and diverse artists.
They 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 safe, supportive and professional setting.
The Bearfoot Original Projects to date include Do Your Parents Know You’re Straight? (2017), Take Me to Neverland (2018), DYPKYS the Musical Concert (2018), I Hope it’s Not Raining in London (2018), Hermit Crabs and Meteors (2019) I Hope it’s Not Raining in London- ON TOUR (2019), SPECTRUM (2019), Playing Face (2019), The Bearfoot Pride Concert (2020), Bearfoot Readings (2020), Do Your Parents Know You’re Straight? (2021), Here, There and Everywhere (2021) and The 2021 Pride Celebration (2021).
Bearfoot have received CONDA awards for Best Dramatic Production, Best New Work, Best Theatrical Event, Best Performance and Best Lighting Design and have been nominated in a variety of categories.