is a new dramatic work involving surrealist
Stylistically, it is inspired by the writings
efforts of Antonin Artaud and current issues
the way we see the world.
production feature elements of Butoh and
Dance along with Theatre Of Cruelty.
asks the question:
"belief" really just delusion? or at best "illusion"?
from versions of the Faust myth by Christopher Marlowe and Johann
Wolfgang von Goethe, Ich
Bin Faust is
set in the time of the Large Hadron Collider. It focuses on a group
of students, of diverse backgrounds and obsessions, who were
initially drawn together to produce a production of Marlowe's Doctor
Their real lives intertwine with the play. One suggests God is dead.
Another believes the devil is alive and well and just waiting for the
advent of the big bang! The limits of belief, knowledge and faith are
explored in the ensuring life and death struggle.
certainly not for the faint hearted. Its crude and violent treatment
of sexual desire and fantasy is guaranteed to divide audiences. The
extreme sexual rituals enacted by the unconventional couple and their
obsession with Internet sex, makes the play open for adventuous and
exciting theatre. The play has had a number of presentations on three
continents and each one has provoked strong reactions. There are
undertones of La
Belle Dame Sans Merci by
John Keats that haunt the setting. 'La Belle Dame sans Merci hath
thee in thrall!'
a rare bird; a surreal depiction of public service in a public
service town. There is no morality and orders are given by the trophy
birds on the shelves of high ranking officers. It is a thriller about
a deadly substance put into the water supply by an eager public
servant only to find that the additive had a devastating effect on
one's brain. It engenders enzymes that digest people's brains. This
becomes euphemistically known as the "affliction". With
changing political and social values as a result, religion is
utilized in the creation of the Department of Heaven. We can safely
say and guarantee that there is nothing like it anywhere. The play
will not be to everyone's taste and its surreal sequences with the
Kite Bird require a very high level of movement from a trained dancer
or martial arts expert.
based on the actual war time diaries of Jack Woodward who was
prisoner of war in Klagenfurt, Austria. It also deals with his
journey into dementia some sixty years later. The life shaping events
of one period become re-examined and changed over time. But even in
the hazy world of dementia, the leading character still plays the
violin with consumate ease. Violine
about the struggle for dignity in a brutal and dirty world.
Regardless of circumstances or outward appearances, there are some
for whom such a concept remains paramount. Violine
on the same world depicted in Faure's music. The actor playing the
central character MUST be able to play classical violin at a very
high level of expertise.
In The Dark is
the stirring up of the forces within the wicker circle. It is the
story of a young woman teacher who is fascinated by a young student
and writes of her sexual fantasies about him in her diary. He finds
it and uses it to establish a hold over her. However, there is
another dimension at play here. Her past mental state is not quite as
it might seem. Late one evening after school when the rest of the
staff have gone home, all her demons from her past visit. And the
outcome is bloody ... There is magic embeded in this work and it
should be produced with great care. When produced in 1995 at The
Canberra Theatre Centre, there were a number of unforeseen and
frightening consequences. Reading it isn't a problem. You're safe !!!
a rewrite of Brother
in 1981 at The PITS in Canberra and causing near riots and uproar.
Twenty of Canberra's leading theatre "lights" from the
invited audience stormed out of the theatre at interval. After that,
it played to nearly sold out houses in the 180 seat PITS Theatre and
bar at The Canberra Rex. APE deals with the effect of the Ape Of God
or the Trickster in relationships. The casual affair leads to
unforeseen consequences. Ape cannot be killed off or diminished. The
bestial nature of sexual desire and family responsibility meets head
on in this collision course of a play. Producers need to leave a
glass of wine or Champaign out for the Trickster each evening after
rehearsal or performance. Otherwise, who knows what might happen in
the real world of vulnerable relationship and volitile desires ...
a difficult monologue set in an art gallery. Ideally, the paintings
and / photography on the wall around the audience and central
character should be able to move and come alive. The nude is
gradually distorted into a surreal world of art and life.
licence for Amateur and Student productions is available for $120
flat fee paid in advance and prior to provision of the licence.
licence for Professional productions is 10% of gross box office with
a minimum non-returnable advance of $500 paid prior to provision of
prime criteria for letting out the licence is a passion for the
material and a desire on the producer's part to engage and challenge
audiences and the respective cultures where the work is to be
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