12 – 13 November 2021 Carpe DM created by the 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.

Created by Canberra Youth Theatre’s Emerge Company


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

Creative Team

Created by the Emerge Company ensemble

Mentoring Artist Christopher Carroll

Photography: Auroni Ahmed | Models: Caitlin Baker, Tiahna Johnson, Charlotte Palmer, Martha Russell, Jack Shanahan

COVID Safe Information

Carpe DM will be presented in C Block at Gorman Arts Centre, with an audience capacity limit as set by ACT Health. The seating for this performance will be in the fixed seating bank. You will be sitting next to other patrons in the theatre. Please remain in your seat during the performance.

Remember to wear a face mask
In line with ACT Health guidelines, you must wear a mask inside the theatre. Read ACT Health’s full face mask requirements here, including instructions on how to correctly wear a face mask.

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


Gorman Arts Centre
Batman Street, Braddon



Suitable for

Age 16+


75 minutes , no interval

Content warnings

Contains strong language and adult themes