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THEATRE WORKS SEASON 2017 ST KILDA MELBOURNE
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A NEW STAGE
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THEATRE WORKS CONTENTS Introduction 05 Lifetime Guarantee 12 Joan 13 The Book of Exodus 18 Big Heart 19 All Of My Friends Were There 24 Song For A Weary Throat 25 Artist Development 27 Directors Lab: Melbourne 2017 28 Artists in Residence 30 Artistic Advisory Panel 30 Associate Artists Program 31 Masterclass Series 31 Theatre Works Education / Frankenstein 32 2017 Calendar 34 Tickets & Bookings 36 2017 Subscriptions 37 Theatre Works History 38 Theatre Works Ambassadors 40 Theatre Works Community 41 Your Visit 43 Your Support 46
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Photo by Fredrick Kearney Jr
theatre works. AN ALTERNATIVE VOICE IN AUSTRALIAN THEATRArtE.
THEATRE WORKS has always been an alternative voice in Australian theatre. In the 1980’s, an ensemble of highly driven artists from the Victorian College of the Arts – including Susie Fraser, Caz Howard, Hannie Rayson and Peter Sommerfeld – came together to present new Australian work with a strong focus on community. After six years of presenting location theatre on trams, boats, community halls and traditional theatres, the ensemble found a home in St Kilda’s heritage listed Parish Hall. Over the years, under multiple cycles, Theatre Works consistently renewed itself, responding to the times with gritty courage. In 2017, as part of Theatre Works’ continual evolution, we make the shift towards a co-producing house model. Six Artists In Residence will be offered extended creative development, production support and a new level of mentoring from industry professionals. The works they create will be supported for presentation beyond their premiere season. Emerging artists will be engaged as Associates, working alongside our resident artists. Our venue will transform into a true hub for performing arts that will feed the entire industry. Theatre Works’ 2017 Season brings together a group of game changers who share our view – that theatre is essential within a society that is more disparate and diverse than ever. The wordsmith. The provocateur. The visionary. The fearless. The experience. The ensemble. Artists in search of a contemporary theatre language that push the boundaries of formal theatre making – from new Australian writing, visual theatre, live art and digital expression. The season demonstrates Theatre Works quest - to actively encourage artists to be creative with no bounds. In 2017 we reframe our relationship with audiences. We give you access to these incredible minds. We take you beyond the conventional theatre experience through the Conversation Series, Directors Circle and Masterclasses, that foster connection and collaboration. Together, we question – what is theatre now, and revision it for the future. On behalf of the Theatre Works team and our Resident Artists, we invite you to be a part of this new stage and to immerse yourself in Theatre Works’ 2017 Season.
JOHN SHEEDY Creative Director/ CEO Theatre Works ~ 5 ~
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LIFETIME GUARANT WRITTEN BY ROSS MUELLER DIRECTED BY JOHN SHEEDY ~ 8 ~
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‘Mueller is surely one of the most intelligent, formally adventurous and emotionally brave playwrights now writing in this country’ THEATRE NOTES ‘Bold and visually arresting. Sheedy isn't afraid to take a risk’ THE WEST AUSTRALIAN
‘The triumph of John Sheedy’s adaptation of THE RABBITS into an opera is that it retains both the simplicity of Marsden’s story and the character of Tan’s “parallel” world. A triumphant adaptation of a deeply tragic story’ THE GUARDIAN ON THE RABBITS
E TEE 9 February - 26 February ~ 9 ~
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THEATRE WORKS THE PROVOCATEUR
20 April - 30 April
‘No one else in Australia is making theatre like this. Brave, tough, smart, unapologetic’ - ALISON CROGGON, ABC ONLINE
‘Could you find a better description of what THE RABBLE do than “the overflowing of a superabundant energy or savagery” - CHRIS BOYD, THE AUSTRALIAN
‘Orlando is a production that could hold its own at any arts festival in the world. It leaves you to wonder, as the novel does, just how much misogyny, how much of the endless ‘’battle of the sexes’’, comes down to a lack of imagination’ - CAMERON WOODHEAD, THE AGE
JOAN BY THE RABBLE ~ 11 ~
THEATRE WORKS PRESENTS
LIFETIME GUARANTEe Written by Ross Mueller Directed by John Sheedy 9 February - 26 February AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE
70 minutes. No interval Tickets $38 Adult / $30 Concession WRITER Ross Mueller DIRECTOR John Sheedy DESIGNER Ellen Stanistreet SOUND COMPOSER Kelly Ryall LIGHTING DESIGNER Martin Kinnane PRODUCER Belinda Kelly Photo by CONTENTKRAFT
Charles is a Millennial who wants to have kids, live in Spring Street speculation ‘The Dream’, and for his lover Dan to hold his hand in public. Jodie is Charles’ assistant. She’s new in town. She can’t control her own human instincts but wants to take her industrial design to the next level. A rock and roll comedy featuring property development, new love, sex tapes, divorce and a ’67 Mustang, LIFETIME GUARANTEE is a brutal anthem exploring inexplicable love in a punishing world. The production sees acclaimed Australian playwright Ross Mueller continue his search for truth and humour in places others might not look. His 2009 play CONCUSSION won the New York New Dramatists Playwright exchange and ran a season to critical acclaim at Sydney Theatre Company. In LIFETIME GUARANTEE, he teams up with multi-award winning Theatre Works Creative Director John Sheedy for a biting comedy fuelled by urgency, honesty, anger, sex and alienation. In a market of hot speculation, the council still hasn’t approved. ‘Mueller is surely one of the most intelligent, formally adventurous and emotionally brave playwrights now writing in this country’ – Allison Croggon ‘The triumph of John Sheedy’s adaptation of THE RABBITS into an opera is that it retains both the simplicity of Marsden’s story and the character of Tan’s “parallel” world. A triumphant adaptation of a deeply tragic story’ - The Guardian on THE RABBITS
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THEATRE WORKS AND THE RABBLE PRESENT
CREATED BY THE RABBLE
20 APRIL - 30 APRIL
AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE 80 minutes. No interval Tickets $38 Adult / $30 Concession CO CREATORS Kate Davis and Emma Valente SET AND COSTUME DESIGN Kate Davis DIRECTION/ LX DESIGN/ SFX DESIGN Emma Valente DRAMATURG Leisa Shelton FEATURING Dana Miltins & Emily Milledge CREATIVE PRODUCER Josh Wright PRODUCTION MANAGER Rebecca Etchell Photo by David Paterson
Joan is a teenage girl. A virgin soldier who will convince an army of men that she hears the voice of the divine. Her body will become the site of a nation’s anxieties and hopes. She will burn. Realised in black and white, JOAN pays homage to the art of live oration and silent film. Following the immersive portrayal of Oscar Wilde’s Dorian Gray in ROOM OF REGRET (2013), Theatre Works is delighted to premiere THE RABBLE’s poetic exploration of France’s medieval heroine, Joan of Arc. 'No one else in Australia is making theatre like this. Brave, tough, smart, unapologetic' - Alison Croggon, ABC Online 'Could you find a better description of what THE RABBLE do than “the overflowing of a superabundant energy or savagery”' - Chris Boyd, The Australian
This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body.
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Joan raises her hand to the sky, it bursts into flames. Everywhere there are women burning. White ash falls.
THE BOO EXODUS BY FRAUGHT OUTFIT
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‘These are huge, big-hearted dangerous works... they are transformative. They remind us what it is like to see theatre for the first time’ - CHRIS BOYD, THE AUSTRALIAN ON THE BACCHAE
‘Confoundingly brilliant theatre’ - ALISON CROGGON, ABC ARTS ON THE BACCHAE
‘Breathtaking... stunning... Fraught Outfit have achieved great, almost unfathomable success with Persona. A remarkable production’ - CASSIE TONGUE, AUSSIE THEATRE ON PERSONA
OK OF PART I & II
PART I 31 May - 18 June PART II 18 October - 29 October ~ 15 ~
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BIG HEAR WRITTEN BY PATRICIA CORNELIUS DIRECTED BY SUSIE DEE
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‘You walk out feeling as if you haven’t quite for the duration of the show’ -
THEATRE WORKS breathed
ABC ARTS ON SHIT
'I don’t understand why every theatre company in the country (and beyond) isn’t competing to get the next Patricia Cornelius and Susie Dee play' ANNE-MARIE PEARD, AUSSIE THEATRE REVIEW ON SHIT
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THEATRE WORKS AND FRAUGHT OUTFIT PRESENT
THE BOOK OF EXODUS PART I & II
By FRAUGHT OUTFIT
PART I : 31 May - 18 June PART II : 18 October - 29 October AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE Part I – 75mins / Part II – 90mins No interval Tickets for each part $38 Adult / $30 Concession CO-CREATED BY Aaron Orzech & Adena Jacobs DIRECTOR Adena Jacobs DRAMATURGUE Aaron Orzech ASSOCIATE ARTIST Alex Walker COMPOSER Max Lyandvert PART I Designer: Kate Davis Lighting Designer: Emma Valente
The children wait in the desert. Their God performs spectacles of power. He hides His face. He unveils His Face. At last, He reveals the Law. Known for their visionary theatre-making and mastery of the epic, Fraught Outfit trace the birth of a community propelled by divine force. Inspired by the biblical myth, BOOK OF EXODUS is the final installment in Fraught Outfit’s Innocence Trilogy, including the radical, acclaimed production ON THE BODILY EDUCATION OF YOUNG GIRLS (Neon Festival 2013) and the unnerving, surreal teen drama THE BACCHAE (MIAF 2015, Dark Mofo 2016). Having presented Fraught Outfit’s poetic reinterpretation of Ingmar Bergman’s PERSONA (2012), Theatre Works is proud to premiere THE BOOK OF EXODUS in two parts. Part I premieres in June 2017, with Part II, the final installment, being presented at Theatre Works in October 2017.
PART II Designer: Eugyeene Teh Photo by Pia Johnson
This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body. THE BOOK OF EXODUS was developed with the support of Malthouse Theatre and the Sidney Myer Fund in 2016. THE BOOK OF EXODUS is supported by the Victorian Government through Creative Victoria.
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THEATRE WORKS AND DEE & CORNELIUS PRESENT
BIG HEART Written by Patricia Cornelius Directed by Susie Dee
06 September - 24 September
70 minutes. No interval Tickets $38 Adult / $30 Concession WRITER Patricia Cornelius DIRECTOR Susie Dee PRODUCTION AND COSTUME DESIGNER Marg Horwell COMPOSER Anna Liebzeit LIGHTING Rachel Burke CAST Daniella Farinacci Kasia Kaczmarek Solomon Salew Photo gently provided by International Social Services National Archives, College Park, MD
DEE & CORNELIUS “I want to live life well. I want to be involved. To be hands on, to experience the day to day. To deal with real flesh and blood. To invest, absolutely, in someone who needs me. And who I will love unconditionally. I have no doubt that I will make an excellent mother.” Punctuated by moments of the story of a woman who continents. She believes life, free from poverty,
catharsis and joy, BIG HEART is adopts a child from each of the she offers the children a better war, or neglect.
Formidable Writer/Director duo Dee and Cornelius, known for their multi 2016 Green Room award winning production SHIT (2015) and a fearless approach to theatre-making, place Australian identity at the centre of a cross-examination from all corners of the globe, in a show exploring themes of multiculturalism, racism and the love between mother and child. 'You walk out feeling as if you haven’t quite breathed for the duration of the show' - Alison Croggon, ABC Arts on SHIT 'I don’t understand why every theatre company in the country (and beyond) isn’t competing to get the next Patricia Cornelius and Susie Dee play' - Anne-Marie Peard, Aussie Theatre Review on SHIT
The creative development of Big Heart has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body.
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THE EXPERIENCE ‘A sublime & life affirming live art experience’ Audience Member FUNERAL ‘A middle finger to the mainstream with a smiley face painted on the nail’ Audience Member FUNERAL ‘Literally the best art experience of my life!’ Audience Member FUNERAL
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YOUR FACE HERE
MY S WERE 05 October - 11 October as part of Melbourne Festival ~ 21 ~
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SONG FO WEARY T BY RAWCUS
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‘World class theatre – sumptuously imagined, visually stunning and profoundly moving’ THE AGE
‘Theatre which is as deeply felt as it is richly imagined’ ALISON CROGGON, THEATRE NOTES
‘Beautiful and beguiling theatre buoyed by the rigorous conception and concentrated presence that distinguishes Rawcus’ work’ THE AGE
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THEATRE WORKS, MELBOURNE FESTIVAL AND THE GUERRILLA MUSEUM PRESENT
ALL OF MY FRIENDS WERE THERE By THE Guerrilla Museum
05 October - 11 October as part of Melbourne Festival AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE 70 minutes. No interval. Tickets $49 Standard Photo by Sam Hood as part of State Library of NSW Archive "Children's birthday party at the home of Mrs Lucy Jane Moran, Todman Ave, Kensington, Sydney, 1930's"
Blow out the candles on your expectations. This is your life â€“ seen through the prism of your most memorable birthdays. But just whose birthday is it? A companion work to renowned live art piece FUNERAL (2016 Melbourne Festival), ALL OF MY FRIENDS WERE THERE invites participating audience members to share their favourite birthday memories via questionnaire and bear witness to a tailored theatrical performance. Each evening showcases an entirely new narrative, an entirely unique human story, and celebrates the random beauty and tragedy of life. Happy Birthday To Us. Known for pushing the boundaries of the live art experience, The Guerrilla Museum experiments with trust, surprise, and patience - and reward audiences who come along for the ride. Every night a different consenting audience member is chosen to experience the full arc of their life to this point, performed on stage. Will it be you? Thereâ€™s only one way to find out...
Presented as part of 2017 Melbourne Festival
There will be cake. Previous feedback for FUNERAL (Dark MOFO, Melbourne Festival) 'A sublime & life affirming live art experience' 'A middle finger to the mainstream with a smiley face painted on the nail' 'Literally the best art experience of my life!' ~ 24 ~
THEATRE WORKS AND RAWCUS PRESENT
SONG FOR A WEARY THROAT By Rawcus
29 November - 10 December
60 minutes. No interval. Tickets $38 Adult / $30 Concession DIRECTOR Kate Sulan DESIGNER Emily Barrie LIGHTING DESIGNER Richard Vabre MUSICAL DIRECTION AND COMPOSITION Jethro Woodward and Gian Slater SOUND DESIGNER Jethro Woodward DIRECTOR, INVENIO SINGERS Gian Slater DEVISED AND PERFORMED BY THE RAWCUS ENSEMBLE AND INVENIO SINGERS RAWCUS ENSEMBLE Clem Baade, Hannah Bradsworth, Michael Buxton, Harriet Devlin, Nilgun Guven, Rachel Edward, Joshua Lynzaat, Leisa Prowd, Paul Matley, Mike McEvoy, Ryan New, Kerryn Poke, Louise Riisik, Prue Stevenson, Danielle von der Borch
What is it that propels us to get up after loss, after heartbreak, after failure? Fifteen performers surface from the aftermath, the wake of a disaster, in the haunting SONG FOR A WEARY THROAT, as live music from the critically-acclaimed contemporary vocalists Invenio Singers is contrasted with disquieting, yet poetic imagery from Rawcus. Rawcus is an award-winning ensemble of performers with and without disability creating distinct performance works and exceptional arts experiences. Dangerously beautiful, irresistibly tender and filled with fragility – their latest production reminds us that hope is never out of reach. 'World class theatre – sumptuously imagined, visually stunning and profoundly moving' - The Age 'Theatre which is as deeply felt as it is richly imagined' Alison Croggon, Theatre Notes 'Beautiful and beguiling theatre buoyed by the rigorous conception and concentrated presence that distinguishes Rawcus’ work' - The Age
EXECUTIVE PRODUCER Jacque Robinson Photo by Sarah Walker
Rawcus is supported by the Victorian State Government Creative Victoria Organisational Investment Program and The City of Port Phillip. SONG FOR A WEARY THROAT has been supported by The Commonwealth Ministry of the Arts Catalyst Program, Creative Partnerships Australia, The Funding Network and The Shulu Foundation.
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Theatre which is as deeply felt as it is richly imagined ALISON CROGGON, THEATRE NOTES ON RAWCUS PHOTO BY SARAH WALKER
ARTIST DEVELOPMENT Theatre Works is committed to nurturing both artist and artform development. The company positions itself at the centre of the theatrical conversation through its unique artist development programs.
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directors lab: melbourne OCTOBER 2017 Presented in partnership with Melbourne Festival and Melbourne Theatre Company Supported by the Ian Potter Foundation Inspired by the Lincoln Centre model, Directors Lab: Melbourne is an eight day creative laboratory held in collaboration with Melbourne Festival. The program accepts 30 directors from across Australia and the world, to participate in eight days of masterclasses, performance and rigorous debate with leading national and international theatre makers. In 2016, over 65 artists were engaged in the Lab, with participating directors attending from across Australia, New Zealand, Ireland and Spain. Guest directors have included Peter Sellars (US), Moisés Kaufman (US) and Robert Lepage (Canada).
‘I think my practice can never be the same having experienced the Directors Lab. I feel I have never been surrounded by so many diverse minds, so many different ways of working, or ways of thinking, of not just theatre but also the world.’ – PARTICIPATING DIRECTOR
‘The Director’s Lab has truly petrol lit the flame of creativity and inspiration and made me hungry to keep making uncompromising and innovative work.’ – PARTICIPATING DIRECTOR
PROGRAM DATES: OCTOBER 2017 APPLICATIONS OPEN: JUNE 2017 Visit theatreworks.org.au for more
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ARTISTS IN RESIDENCE Theatre Works has seen the result of offering artists more time in its theatre space to develop works of scale and of intimacy. Over the years extended development time has been afforded to a number of companies - Daniel Schlusser Ensemble, Stuck Pigs Squealing, Adena Jacobs of Fraught Outfit and most recently ARTHUR Productions and OpticNerve Performance Group. In all cases extra time to inhibit the space led to works of greater artistic impact.
Theatre Works Residency Model provides artists with a fully equipped rehearsal venue; creative fees; artistic guidance; assistance with fundraising; professional marketing and publicity; access to presentation and touring frameworks.
and winner of the New York New Dramatists Playwright exchange for his play CONCUSSION (2009). His work has been commissioned by Melbourne Theatre Company, Playbox, Canberra Youth Theatre, Hothouse and ABC Radio National.
THE RABBLE (KATE DAVIS and EMMA VALENTE) was formed in 2006 from a desire to make work
ADENA JACOBS is the Artistic Director of independent company FRAUGHT OUTFIT. In 20142015 she was Resident Director at Belvoir Street, and in 2012 she was Female Director in Residence at the Malthouse Theatre. PATRICIA CORNELIUS is one of Australia’s most awarded and celebrated playwrights. Her partnership with director SUZIE DEE is one that is celebrated for their fearless approach to theatre making. THE GUERRILLA MUSEUM is a live art production
The Residency Model fills an important space in the arts ecology. In 2017 we welcome our ARTISTS IN RESIDENCE.
ROSS MUELLER is an Australian playwright
that wasn’t being produced in Australia: visually ambitious, political, feminist and formally experimental.
house based in Melbourne. They work in the realm of experimental, immersive theatre and installation. Their debut immersive live art piece FUNERAL premiered at the 2014 Melbourne Fringe Festival.
RAWCUS is an award-winning ensemble of artists with and without disability; the company’s performance aesthetic combines physical theatre and arresting visual imagery. Beyond their premiere season, these artists will be supported through Theatre Works’ newly established presentation and touring frameworks, including regional and national touring, and in 2018 international exchange.
ARTISTIC ADVISORY PANEL Theatre Works’ artists are further supported by the Artistic Advisory Panel – a group of industry leaders who provide artistic guidance, mentorship and networks in order to promote career development and future presentation of their work.
2017 ARTISTIC ADVISORY PANEL John Sheedy, Creative Director Theatre Works Jonathan Holloway, Artistic Director Melbourne Festival Kath Papas, Producer Patricia Cornelius, Playwright Rachael Maza, Artistic Director Ilbijerri Simon Abrahams, Artistic Director Melbourne Fringe Suzie Miller, Playwright ~ 30 ~
ASSOCIATE ARTISTS PROGRAM For emerging artists In 2017, Theatre Works launches a new Associate Artist Program dedicated to emerging artists.
Artists also receive access to Theatre Works’ Creative Director and Artistic Advisory Panel to discuss their own work for potential presentation in 2018.
The program presents six emerging artists from various disciplines with the opportunity to be seconded to a Theatre Works production in line with their field. Artists have the opportunity to engage in the artistic process and extend their professional networks.
Participants will be selected through a nation wide open call out process.
APPLICATIONS OPEN JANUARY 2017
MASTERCLASS SERIES In 2017 Theatre Works transforms into a hub for performing arts with a new Masterclass Series facilitated by some of Melbourne’s most innovative artists and companies.
PERFORMANCE WRITING with Ranters Theatre Award-winning Ranters Theatre's Raimondo Cortese shares his unique process of generating performance through writing and improvisation.
ACTING with OpticNerve Performance Group Acclaimed performance group OpticNerve, founded by Director Tanya Gerstle, introduces their ‘pulse’ methodology – a physical approach to the staging of narrative text.
DIRECTING with Theatre Works’ Creative Director John Sheedy Director John Sheedy shares an insight into his practice having worked with Australia’s leading companies from Opera Australia to Bell Shakespeare. Participation is open to mid-career, emerging and entry level experience.
BOOKINGS OPEN JANUARY 2017
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Visit theatreworks.org.au for more
THEATRE WORKS EDUCATION Theatre Works values the role theatre and drama plays in young peoples development, from creativity to collaboration and communication. Theatre Works partners with arts and education specialists to tailor packages to extend students learning of the themes and styles explored in their productions. Theatre Works has an excellent reputation for providing outstanding theatre experiences from ARTHUR Productions’ award-winning Cut Snake (Best Production VCE Drama Awards) to the sold-out season of Brecht’s Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui directed by Phil Rouse. THEATRE WORKS AND DON'T LOOK AWAY PRESENT
FRANKENSTEIN by Lally Katz based on the book by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley Directed by Phil Rouse 20 JULY - 29 july VICTORIAN PREMIERE DIRECTOR Phil Rouse WRITER Lally Katz DESIGN Martelle Hunt LIGHTING DESIGN Sian James-Holland School enquiries and bookings contact Theatre Works firstname.lastname@example.org (03) 9534 3388 * Please note: all 2017 productions can be accompanied by Question and Answer Sessions with the artists. To book a pre or post-show session please contact us.
In 2017 Theatre Works is thrilled to present the work of Director Phil Rouse with his production of Lally Katz’ FRANKENSTEIN. Premiering at Sydney Theatre Company in 2008, FRANKENSTEIN was nominated for a Queensland Premier’s Award for Best Drama Script. ‘An absorbing and thought-provoking take on a very familiar classic, and an excellent example of experimental theatre’ (Australian Stage). Rouse’s production will be a dark, yet moving portrayal of one of horrors most iconic creations. FRANKENSTEIN is supported by a professionally written learning resource and VCE-focused workshops. Contact Theatre Works to tailor a show and workshop package to suit your needs. As featured on VCE English Text List 2017 The play was originally commissioned and first produced at the Wharf 2 Theatre by Sydney Theatre Company, and directed by Ralph Myers, as part of the Wharf 2LOUD program.
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2017 CALENDAR LIFETIME GUARANTEE By Ross Mueller 09 February - 26 February A rock and roll comedy from award-winning playwright Ross Mueller and director John Sheedy, featuring property development, new love, sex tapes, divorce and a ‘67 Mustang. In a market of hot speculation, the council still hasn’t approved.
09 Feb 7.30pm (P)
10 Feb 7.30pm (O)
11 Feb 2pm,7.30pm
SUNDAY 12 Feb 5.00pm
14 Feb 7.30pm
15 Feb 7.30pm
16 Feb 7.30pm (C)
17 Feb 7.30pm
18 Feb 2pm,7.30pm
19 Feb 5.00pm
21 Feb 7.30pm
22 Feb 7.30pm
23 Feb 7.30pm
24 Feb 7.30pm
25 Feb 2pm,7.30pm
26 Feb 5.00pm
JOAN By THE RABBLE 20 April - 30 April
THE RABBLE explore female power and persecution through JOAN — a spectacular portrayal of France’s medieval heroine, Joan of Arc. Realised in black and white, Joan pays homage to the art of live oration and silent film.
WEDNESDAY 26 Apr 7.30pm
20 Apr 7.30pm (P)
21 Apr 7.30pm (O)
22 Apr 7.30pm
23 Apr 5pm
27 Apr 7.30pm (C)
28 Apr 7.30pm
29 Apr 7.30pm
30 Apr 5pm
THE BOOK OF EXODUS PART I By Fraught Outfit 31 May - 18 June Inspired by the biblical myth, visionary theatre makers Fraught Outfit trace the birth of a community propelled by divine force. PART I is where we begin. A young figure has a vision of the future. Through a burning bush a voice is heard. Borders are drawn, promises are made, a prophecy is sealed.
31 May 7.30pm (P)
01 Jun 7.30pm (P)
02 Jun 7.30pm (O)
03 Jun 7.30pm
04 Jun 5pm
06 Jun 7.30pm
07 Jun 7.30pm
08 Jun 7.30pm (C)
09 Jun 7.30pm
10 Jun 7.30pm
11 Jun 5pm
13 Jun 7.30pm
14 Jun 7.30pm
15 Jun 1pm (M), 7.30pm
16 Jun 7.30pm
17 Jun 7.30pm
18 Jun 5pm
FRANKENSTEIN By Lally Katz based on the book by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley 20 July - 29 July An abandoned creature. Unloved. Hated for its mere existence. On the outside it is a monster and will never find its place in their world. But inside it is a child. Innocent. Lally Katz’ contemporary re-telling of life conquering death.
25 Jul 1pm (M)
26 Jul 1pm (M)
20 Jul 1pm (M)
21 Jul 1pm (M), 7.30pm (O)
22 Jul 7.30pm
27 Jul 1pm (M),7.30pm
28 Jul 1pm (M),7.30pm
29 Jul 7.30pm
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BIG HEART By Dee & Cornelius 06 September - 24 September Punctuated by moments of catharsis and joy, BIG HEART is the story of a woman who adopts a child from each of the continents – hoping to offer them a life free of poverty, war or neglect. From formidable Writer/Director duo Dee & Cornelius.
06 Sep 7.30pm (P)
07 Sep 7.30pm (O)
08 Sep 7.30pm
09 Sep 2pm,7.30pm
10 Sep 5pm
12 Sep 7.30pm
13 Sep 7.30pm
14 Sep 7.30pm (C)
15 Sep 7.30pm
16 Sep 2pm,7.30pm
17 Sep 5pm
19 Sep 7.30pm
20 Sep 7.30pm
21 Sep 7.30pm
22 Sep 7.30pm
23 Sep 2pm,7.30pm
24 Sep 5pm
ALL OF MY FRIENDS WERE THERE By The Guerrilla Museum 05 October - 11 October as part of Melbourne Festival Blow out the candles on your expectations. This is your life – seen through the prism of your most memorable birthday. But just whose birthday is it? The companion piece to The Guerrilla Museum’s genre-defying work FUNERAL (2016 Melbourne Festival).
THURSDAY 05 Oct 7.30pm (P)
09 Oct 7.30pm
10 Oct 7.30pm
FRIDAY 06 Oct 7.30pm
SATURDAY 07 Oct 2pm, 7.30pm (O)
SUNDAY 08 Oct 5pm
11 Oct 7.30pm
THE BOOK OF EXODUS PART II By Fraught Outfit 18 October - 29 October The children wait in the desert. Mount Sinai is shrouded in smoke. They have been chosen but for what purpose? Performed by an ensemble of children, Part II is the final installment of this epic theatrical event.
TUESDAY 24 Oct 7.30pm
18 Oct 7.30pm (P)
19 Oct 7.30pm (P)
20 Oct 7.30pm (O)
21 Oct 2pm,7.30pm
22 Oct 5pm
25 Oct 7.30pm
26 Oct 1pm (M) 7.30pm (C)
27 Oct 7.30pm
28 Oct 2pm,7.30pm
29 Oct 5pm
SONG FOR A WEARY THROAT By Rawcus 29 November - 10 December Rawcus is an award-winning ensemble of performers with and without disability creating exceptional arts experiences. Rawcus and critically-acclaimed contemporary vocalists Invenio Singers present a haunting expression of what remains following a major impact.
(P) (O) (C) (M) (A)
29 Nov 7.30pm (P)
30 Nov 7.30pm (O)
01 Dec 7.30pm
02 Dec 7.30pm
03 Dec 5pm (A)
06 Dec 7.30pm
07 Dec 7.30pm (C)
08 Dec 7.30pm
09 Dec 2pm,7.30pm
10 Dec 5pm
Preview Opening Night The Conversation Series / Post-show Q&A School Matinee Auslan interpreted performance / International Day of Disability
ALL PERFORMANCES AT THEATRE WORKS’ PARISH THEATRE @ 14 ACLAND STREET, ST KILDA VIC 3182 ~ 35 ~
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ticketS & BOOKINGS TICKET PRICES SINGLE TICKET FOR ANY SHOW*
All tickets incur a $2.50 booking fee (*) ALL OF MY FRIENDS WERE THERE by The Guerrilla Museum as part of Melbourne Festival ticket price is $49 standard (**) Seniors, pensioners, full-time students, MEAA members
Tickets can be purchased online up to one hour before the performance, by phone between 10am and 3pm Monday to Friday or at the venue 30 minutes before the performance, subject to availability. Please note there is a $2.50 booking fee per ticket when booking online or by phone. Each patron must have their own valid Theatre Works ticket and will need to submit this ticket to the Usher at the theatre door before gaining entry to the performance. Due to the intimate nature of the theatre space most shows have a strict no latecomer policy and ticket holders will not be admitted into the theatre after the performance has commenced. Tickets cannot be exchanged or refunded due to late arrival. We recommend that you arrive at the theatre at least 15 minutes prior to the performance.
WARNINGS Theatre Works endeavours to include accurate content warnings, however, some production content does change within the rehearsal period and we encourage you to visit our website or call the Box Office before the show opens for up-to-date warnig information. Warning signs will also be placed in the theatre foyer.
EDUCATION Theatre Works offers VCE-focused workshops, artist talks and professionally written learning resources. Please contact our box office to discuss tailoring a package to suit your needs. School student prices are $28.00 per ticket, with one complimentary teacher ticket per 10 students. For school enquiries and bookings please contact Theatre Works admin@theatreworks. org.au // (03) 9534 3388.
PREVIEWS Previews, marked (P) in the calendar, are the exciting first performances leading up to Opening Night. Please note that directors may need to halt the performance for technical reasons. Previews are presented at a discount price to compensate for any possible technical issues that may arise.
ACCESSIBILITY Theatre Works partners with Auslan Stage Left and Vision Australia to offer Auslan interpreted, audio described performances and pre-show tactile tours. See website for dates or discuss with our box office staff upon booking.
REFUNDS Theatre Works follows the Live Performance Australia Ticketing Code of Practice (see liveperformance.com.au for conditions). As such, tickets cannot be refunded after purchase except if an event is cancelled, rescheduled or significantly relocated as outlined.
WHEELCHAIR AND MOBILITY ACCESS Theatre Works seating allows for wheelchair access and the use of mobility aids. Please discuss your requirements with our box office staff at the time of booking. For full terms and conditions please visit theatreworks.org.au ~ 36 ~
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2017 SUBSCRIPTIONS THEATRE WORKS HAS YOUR YEAR OF ENTERTAINMENT ALL WORKED OUT With a Theatre Works subscription you guarantee yourself tickets to the most groundbreaking artists – theatre that challenges, moves and inspires. Plus the added benefits of up to 25% discount on tickets, flexibility, further discounts for family and friends, and a host of dinning options in St Kilda. Subscribe today and immerse yourself!
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HOW TO BOOK Book online at theatreworks.org.au and follow the subscriber options. Alternatively contact our Box Office line (03) 9534 3388 from 10am and 3pm Monday to Friday. You will receive an email confirmation of your subscription within 24 hours of your order. During the process you will have the option of choosing box office collection or having your tickets posted to you. Please note postage incurs a $2.50 fee. ~ 37 ~
THEATRE WORKS history A BRIEF RETROSPECTIVE ‘WE ARE ARTISTS WHO BELIEVE IN THEATRE AS A POSITIVE FORCE IN OUR SOCIETY.’ - From Theatre Works statement 1981 Theatre Works has a rich and innovative history spanning three decades.
multiculturalism, abortion and youth.
In the 1990’s Theatre Works explored different aesthetics and languages in a quest to present theatre as storytelling, transitioning from a cooperative to a fullyfledged theatre company. During the years under the artistic leadership of Robert Draffin, the company produced and presented adaptations and re-interpretations of classics such as Dostoevsky’s The Idiot and Shakespeare’s Pericles and Titus Andronicus.
Theatre Works is one of the last remaining alternative theatre companies described as part of the Australia’s Next Wave movement. Like some of its contemporaries, Theatre Works was formed in 1980 by a group of students (including Susie Fraser, Carolyn Howard, Hannie Rayson and Peter Sommerfeld) graduating from the Victorian College of the Arts’ Drama School and operated as an ensemble of actors, writers and directors concerned with producing work that both ‘celebrated and disturbed’ suburban audiences. The idea was to take live performance out of dedicated theatre buildings and produce it closer to the places where people lived and worked.
Changes in funding models from federal to state level in the mid ‘90s affected the arts sector as a whole but increased cuts to the performing arts changed the landscape of the theatre industry across the country. Many small to medium theatre companies faced financial hardship and were forced to close.
The company went on producing shows in smaller venues in the Eastern suburbs and became famous for its location theatre, especially for the tram series that started with Storming Mont Albert By Tram in 1982. In 1985 Theatre Works found a home in the heritage-listed Parish Hall, part of the historic Church Square complex in St Kilda, and it marked the beginning of its deep relationship with the bayside community. In its first decade, Theatre Works produced more than 30 original plays – all of which promoted community theatre while developing new Australian drama. The first years were marked by works devised for and with various communities, and included discussions on gender equality, unemployment,
Theatre Works decided to foster and present innovative new works across a range of art forms and genres, and to accomplish this vision, it opened its Parish Theatre as a venue for independent artists and the local community, going on to support artists in residence including Born In A Taxi and critically acclaimed Rawcus, an integrated ensemble of artists of all abilities, and providing a platform where creative partnerships were forged. In the 2000’s, considering the lack of resources available for the independent sector, Theatre Works intensified its presence as a centre for the production and presentation of works by emerging
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Theatre Works founding members in Storming Mont Albert By Tram, 1982
STAFF Creative Director/ CEO JOHN SHEEDY General Manager KATE HANCOCK Venue/ Production Manager JOHN 'SCOOTER' BYRNE
Finance Administrator CHRISTINE RITTER Head Technician AARON CANANZI FRONT OF HOUSE TEAM Aaron Bradbrook Adam Gardner Anna Sutton Elizabeth Millington Jordan Stonier-Watson Kaitlyn B Marina Ritter Mick Roe Scott Gooding Shayne Francis BOARD Chairperson Ros Willett Deputy Chairperson Bruce Hardy Treasurer Andrew Hooper Hannie Rayson Jo Porter Mikkel Mynster Tom Buchan AMBASSADORS Professor Fiona Stanley AC Rachel Griffiths Lawrence Mooney
and established independent artists and small companies. Following the direction of the Board’s Artistic Subcommittee, the company established its Selected Works program. Strengthened by General Manager Angela Pamic, the program presented new works by both emerging and established theatre-makers. During this decade Theatre Works fostered the development of artists working across different sections of the performing arts. Artists including The Hayloft Project, Gravity and Other Myths and Adena Jacobs of Fraught Outfit, continue to have increasingly strong reputations nationally and overseas. From 2012-2015, under the direction of Creative Producer Daniel Clarke, Theatre Works continued to present and produce new works, foster artist development, as well as present international artists including Nilaja Sun (US) and Bryony Kimmings (UK) and professional development initiatives including the Directors Lab: Melbourne. In 2015 Daniel received the Sidney Myer Performing Arts Award Facilitator Prize for his contribution to independent theatre. In March 2016, award-winning director John Sheedy joined Theatre Works as Creative Director. Former Artistic Director of Perth’s Barking Gecko Theatre Company, John has worked with Australia’s leading companies including Opera Australia and Sydney Theatre Company. John’s appointment marks the beginning of a new stage in Theatre Works’ evolution. In 2017 the company shifts towards a co-producing model with a strong focus on new Australian work and creating pathways to ensure the longevity of artists’ careers. Theatre Works has gone through many changes but remained in the vanguard of contemporary, quality Australian theatre – always true to its core belief in the power of theatre to affect social change. ~ 39 ~
Box Office Manager PAULA PHILIP
THEATRE WORKS AMBASSADORS Our Ambassadors are a unique group of supporters, who through their vision and engagement, support Theatre Works’ artist endeavor. Each Ambassador plays a significant role in promoting Theatre Works’ ambition to foster artist development and enrich communities through performance.
PROFESSOR FIONA STANLEY AC
Australian of the Year (2003), Professor Fiona Stanley is an Australian epidemiologist noted for her public health work. Between 1990 and 2011 she was the founding director of the Telethon Institute. In 2014, phase one of the Fiona Stanley Hospital was opened in her honour in Perth, Western Australia. Fiona advocates for Theatre Works’ Community Connect and Access programs which connect and strengthen communities. 'I am so inspired to have the opportunity to work with John Sheedy, and for what he will bring to Theatre Works and Melbourne’s independent theatre scene. Crucial to my involvement with Theatre Works is John’s focus on audiences and building relationships with the community. I see this as integral to my role as Ambassador; to advocate for the connection live theatre offers to create healthier communities.’ – Professor Fiona Stanley AC
RACHEL GRIFFITHS Rachel Griffiths is an Australian actress and director, popularly known for her role in the film Muriel’s Wedding and US television drama Six Feet Under. Rachel has had an extensive career in film and television receiving a Golden Globe Award, two Screen Actors Guild Awards and three Australian Film Institute Awards. Rachel is a St Kilda local and champion for Theatre Works within the performing arts industry.
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LAWRENCE MOONEY Lawrence Mooney is an Australian comedian, actor, writer, television and radio host. In 2016 he was co-presenter of the Seven Networks coverage of the 2016 Paralympics in Rio. For three years Lawrence was the host of ABC’s popular television program Dirty Laundry Live. Having studied at St Kilda’s The National Theatre and performed at Theatre Works, Lawrence is a passionate supporter of Theatre Works as a platform for career development.
Theatre Works connects with audiences through a range of programs and initiatives designed to provide access for all. CONVERSATION SERIES Held in line with each production, Theatre Works opens its doors to audiences to engage in the creative process of theatre making. A chance to meet the artists and connect with friends with a love of theatre. The Conversation Series is held on the first Thursday of each season (following Preview or Opening Night). See calendar for dates.
COMMUNITY CONNECT Now in its third year, Community Connect offers subsidised tickets for audiences experiencing disadvantage to attend Theatre Works productions. Theatre Works partners with local community groups and opens up the program to people presenting health care or companion cards to attend. See website for dates. ‘Theatre Works is renowned as an organisation seeking to create diversity both on stage and in audiences. Community Connect demonstrates Theatre Works commitment to social inclusion and equal opportunity and addresses the barriers that many people face in attending theatre’ - Jacque Robinson, General Manager Rawcus
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THEATRE WORKS COMMUNITY
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THEATRE WORKS 14 Acland St St Kilda VIC 3182 www.theatreworks.org.au BOOKINGS: 03 9534 3388 OFFICE: 03 9534 4879
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your visit PUBLIC TRANSPORT Theatre Works is easily reached by public transport. Tram and bus services provide regular stops and pick-ups within the Fitzroy and Acland Street shopping precincts, both just a short walk from Theatre Works. Tram: 12 & 16 Light Rail: 96 Buses: 600 Southland Shopping Centre to St Kilda Station / 623 Glen Waverley to St Kilda Station / 246 Elsternwick to Clifton Hill
PARKING OPTIONS Parking is at a premium in St Kilda. We recommend arriving early and leaving yourself plenty of time for parking. Alternatively, you could use the paying car park at the Prince of Wales Hotel which is located on the corner of Acland and Fitzroy Streets.
THEATRE WORKS BAR & BOX OFFICE HOURS The Theatre Works Box Office, Bar and Cafe is open 45 minutes prior to the scheduled show start time. Come in, collect your tickets, have a drink and chat with our friendly box office crew.
EXPLORE ST KILDA We love St Kilda. The bayside suburb is one of Melbourne’s major tourist destinations. Acland St is a busy shopping precinct, lined with cafes, famous continental cake shops and fashion. Fitzroy Street is known for its restaurants, bars and live music venues. Theatre Works, being located on the corner of Acland Street and St Leonards Avenue, is in the midst of it all and makes for the perfect dinner + show experience.
EAT Claypots Seafood Bar We also love Claypots and Gilgamesh Connections. They are long-time supporters of Theatre Works, providing our delicious oysters, seafood paella and borek; integral to the charm of Theatre Works' Opening Nights. With live music in the side bar and a Mediterranean courtyard, their Barkly Street restaurant is the perfect dinner setting. Seafood Express is their takeaway venue on Fitzroy Street. Present your Theatre Works ticket at either venue for a complimentary glass of Gilgamesh wine. Claypots Seafood Bar 213 Barkly St Seafood Express by Claypots 83 Fitzroy St
wines, beers on tap and share plates. A five-minute stroll from Theatre Works. Present your Theatre Works ticket for a $5.00 glass of house wine. 2/56 Acland St.
The Dog’s Bar Since opening its doors in 1989 as one of Melbourne’s first real wine bars, Dog’s Bar has been a St Kilda institution. Providing quality food, wines and beers at affordable prices. 54 Acland St.
Prince of Wales Hotel The Prince of Wales Hotel is St Kilda’s classic pub with pool tables, diner style booths, affordable meals and an exciting menu of live music offerings. Enjoy a pint out in the sunshine and soak up the easy-going vibe pre or post show. 29 Fitzroy St.
Cicciolina A celebrated Acland Street fixture, Cicciolina is the place to go for simple, authentic Italian cuisine. 130 Acland St.
DRINK The Nelson
The Galleon Another St Kilda institution, with charm to boot. Great coffee, brunch or hearty lunch spot where the staff make you feel right at home. 9 Carlisle St.
The Nelson is Theatre Works local haunt. Taking its name from the infamous Lord Nelson of the high seas, the venue is steered by the lovely Sasha who can serve you up a delicious rum cocktail with a twist. Also on the menu are Australian ~ 43 ~
At the Fitzroy St end of Acland St, Il Fornaio serves delicious coffee, breakfasts and tempting baked goods for those with a sweet-tooth. 2C Acland St.
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YOUR SUPPORT THEATRE WORKERS Theatre Works sits at the hearts of many peopleâ€™s experience of love for theatre. It has entertained countless audiences and launched the careers of hundreds of artists. In 2017 Theatre Works will support over 300 artists through productions and artist development programs. Over 15,000 audience members are anticipated to walk through our doors this year alone. But we cannot do it without you. Each year, your donations make up to 15% of our funding. A donation to Theatre Works is an investment in the future of Australian theatre makers. Become a Theatre Worker today and receive a host of benefits from access to the Directors Circle, exclusive events and acknowledgment in all Theatre Works programs.
THEATRE WORKERS BENEFITS THEATRE WORKS
AMBASSADOR | $5,000 + A season pass (The Works - eight shows); Access to the Directors Circle - the rehearsal room experience; first look at the 2018 program; acknowledgement in all programs. Hosted by Creative Director John Sheedy, the Directors Circle invites you into the rehearsal room to take part in the conversation with artists over an exclusive post show supper with wines from Vinaceous.
CHAMPION | $2,500 - $4,999 A half season pass (Workers choice â€“ four shows); invitations to exclusive events; first look at the 2018 program; acknowledgement in all programs.
GUARDIAN | $1,000 - $2,499 Invitations to exclusive events; first look at the 2018 program; early bird booking privileges; acknowledgement in all programs.
ADVOCATE | $500 - $999 Invitations to exclusive events; acknowledgement in all programs.
SUPPORTER | $100 - $499 Acknowledgement in all programs.
All donations are tax deductible Visit theatreworks.org.au for more or contact Theatre Works General Manager email@example.com // (03) 9534 4879 ~ 46 ~
BRAVO TO OUR THEATRE WORKERS
VISIONARY Jasmine Bruner AMBASSADORS Bank of Melbourne CHAMPIONS Jo Porter and Michael Nossal GUARDIANS Lady Buchan Robert Buckingham Anonymous Tom Buchan Daniel Clarke Rosemary Forbes and Ian Hocking Rachel Griffiths Kate Hancock Andrew Hooper Dan Koop Lawrence Mooney Dr Alison Richards Josephine Ridge John Sheedy Andrew Straker Meg Upton Felix Uschi Anonymous Rosalind Willett Willett Marketing ADVOCATES Simon Abrahams Lynne Burgess Virginia Lovett Alyson Campbell Kim Durban Madeline Fogarty Party Mim Bartlett, Christiana Colquhuon, Jennifer Johnstone, Caroline Lee, Georgina Slipper and Kylie Strange Alistair Hay Suzanne Heywood Erwin Lagura Wendy Lasica Maryanne Lynch Marshalls + Dent Lawyers Amanda Macri Dina Mann
Ken McNamara Mikkel Mynster Roger Nelson Kaylene Oâ€™Neill Jerry Remkes and Anouk van Dijk Fiona Symonds Fiona Sweet Rosemary Walls Vivien Wertkin
SUPPORTERS Peter Angelini Alice Benson Wilfred Bagg Nicole Beyer Margaret Bourke Dr Isla Carboon Christopher Chaundy Karen Cosson Salvador Dinosaur Rhyll Dorrington Simon Gibbs Tanja Farman Greg Fleet Martin Foley Vedran Hadzihalailovic Vivienne Halat Robert and Susan Hancock Caris Harper Sydney Kahn Richard Keddie Belinda Kelly Fleur Kilpatrick Ruth Krawat Charles La Rosa Jillian Murray Martina Murray Liam Nankervis Julie Nankervis Steven McIntosh Roman Nakhamkes Douglas Orr Joan Philip Paige Rattray Hannie Rayson Michael Sheedy Professor Fiona Stanley AC Anne Stonier-Watson Susan Strano Yana Taylor in memory of Bruce Keller, Rosie Lalevich, Margaret Cameron and Ben Grieve Yvonne Virsik Katy Warner ~ 47 ~
PROJECT PARTNERS Directors Lab: Melbourne
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Theatre Works respectfully acknowledges the Yalukit Willam Clan of the Boon Wurrung who are the traditional custodians of the land where Theatre Works is based. We pay our respect to their Elders, both past and present. We acknowledge and uphold their continuing relationship to this land and extend that respect to other Indigenous Australians who join us at Theatre Works.