12 - 13 NOVEMBER 2021 CARPE DM 2021 Emerge Company

The world doesn’t end in fire, or in ice, but rather to the sounds of 2000s pop classics.

The end has come, and you’re invited! Book your ticket to the best (and last) party in town and get ready to dance your life away. The drinks are flowing, the bathroom is locked, drama is rife, and—wait, is someone on the roof? As the world comes to a close, watch as a bunch of twenty-somethings mourn their futures and come face to face with their imminent mortality, all the while trying to decide who exactly is on AUX.

Carpe DM is a darkly comic exploration of the claustrophobia of adolescence, and the realisation that you aren’t, in fact, the centre of the universe. Devised, designed, and performed by an ensemble of early career creatives, it investigates who we want to be when who we are has a looming expiry date.

The Emerge Company is Canberra Youth Theatre’s training and professional development program that brings together emerging theatre makers aged 18–25 to collaborate, train and create their own work as a company. Mentored by lead artist Christopher Carroll and industry professional guests, Emerge Company showcases the work of Canberra’s most promising emerging theatre makers.

Cast & Creative Team

Caitlin Baker
Matthew Beaver
Jack De Hennin
Liam Dowley
Rebecca Duke
Claire Holland
Claire Imlach
Tiahna Johnson
Charlotte Palmer
Martha Russell
Jack Shanahan
Jack Taylor

Director Christopher Carroll



Friday - Saturday 7:30 pm
Saturday 2:00 pm


Gorman Arts Centre
Batman Street Braddon



Suitable for

Ages 16+


75 minutes minutes , no interval

Content warnings

Contains strong language and adult themes