Black Box Theatre


BOOKINGS OPEN – Limited Tickets

One actor from six Illawarra theatre and entertainment groups will join forces in the name of fun and friendship in the fifteenth annual Playmates Illawarra improvisation Showcase. Inspired by the TV comedy series ‘Whose Line Is It Anyway?’

In light of COVID, we are limited to a 50% audience capacity so seats are limited. We highly encourage pre-purchasing tickets to avoid disappointment.

This year, we will be putting greater emphasis on friendship and cooperation between our participating groups, as such we will be having a non-competing year with last year’s winners University retaining the trophy until 2021.

Each group has donated one actor to this year’s showcase and for the first time in Playmates’ 15-year history, will be performing together all night with our much-loved Playmates Improv games.


The Black Box Think Tank is our new online audio-online comedy series where we assemble panels of actors, writers and comedians to solve a variety of worldly issues in five-minutes or less.

Click here to listen to the Black Box Think Tank!

Proof Teaser Temp


Written by David Auburn
Directed by Luke Berman

27 August to 4 September 2021
Bridge Street Theatre Coniston

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An enigmatic woman, her brilliant father, and an unanticipated suitor. After the discovery of a groundbreaking proof, Catherine is confronted with the question of how much of her mathematician father’s brilliance did she inherit – and is that the only thing he passed on to her? Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, David Auburn’s Proof is a moving exploration of the nature of genius, women in mathematics, and father-daughter relationships.

Cast: Lisa Omodie (Catherine), Gordon Streek (Robert), Zac Chadwick (Hal), Mel Ringer (Claire)

Director | Luke Berman
Stage Manager | Ashton Neylon
Asst Director | Jordan Lide