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A Tender Thing

Published: Monday, 18 November 2019

Rebus Theatre presents a new theatrical work inspired by William Shakespeare’s ‘Romeo and Juliet’. ‘A Tender Thing’ explores the experience of romantic love through the lens of living with a disability. A cast of mixed ability actors has devised the work under the direction of Heidi Silberman and Ali Clinch. Including elements of dance, physical […]

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CLUBSCORE

Published: Monday, 11 November 2019

Four artists met and spent a week in residence together in August, in the Ralph Wilson Theatre at Ainslie and Gorman Arts Centres. Born out of this week long intensive is CLUBSCORE, with its origin story in ‘Ahead of the Game’ initiated by creative producer Adelaide Rief. They explored the many intersections between the identity […]

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Hired Mother | Interviews in a Phone Booth

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Playwright Cathy Petőcz will be taking residence in Gorman Arts Centre’s glass-paned phone booth for two weeks to engage in a visible writing practice. She will be working on her play Hired Mother—a surreal, near-future drama about mother-daughter relationships—and turning the writing process inside-out to be viewed by visitors, voyeurs, and passers-by alike. Cathy will […]

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Tristan Meecham

Published: Monday, 2 September 2019

Tristan Meecham is an artist who facilitates creative frameworks that enable social transformation; connecting community, audience and artists together in events that transcend the everyday. He is the Director of All The Queens Men. All The Queens Men create spectacular theatrical and participatory arts experiences. Established with Bec Reid, All The Queens Men champion social equality, celebrating […]

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Possibility

Published: Monday, 1 July 2019

An analysis of the current world we live in and how we would run it if we could be in charge. What mistakes are we currently making? If we don’t change this path, what will our future be? And if we do? What are the possibilities? Playwright, Cathy Petocz, will work with four emerging writers […]

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Collapse

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Collapse is a new work that speaks to a concern that will impact us all – the collapse of the world as we know it. Exploring personal encounters of ruin, Collapse speculates on what will cause our society to crumble, with an eye to the fall of ancient civilisations. What will be the final tipping point? Nuclear warfare. […]

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Ralph Wilson Festival

Published: Thursday, 9 May 2019

The late theatre director Ralph Wilson OAM staged 200 plays in the National Capital, introducing Canberrans to the great classics of the stage, stirring up fiery debate in the world of theatre and eventually turning his eye to the realm of education. As Principal of Canberra High School, Wilson dedicated his career to teaching generations […]

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I’M ME FESTIVAL

Published: Thursday, 21 March 2019

Canberra Youth Theatre’s twilight performance festival created by 7 – 12 year-olds is back this April. For one night only, young artists from CYT will be taking over the grounds of Gorman Arts Centre for a dynamic theatre event exploring the concept of ‘existence’ – past, present and future. Seven new original works are being […]

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Talks, Tours and Screenings at SUMMER REVEL

Published: Wednesday, 14 November 2018

Interrogate, approach and be intrigued by artist talks, daring films and insightful tours. Talks and tours You Are Here Interrogated Artists talk with Christus Nóbrega, Alison Alder and David Broker Botanical Tardis Tour with Joseph Falsone Screenings Super 8 shorts screenings with live sound from local musicians curated by Louise Curham Screening of Dan Tepfer’s […]

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Activities and Games at SUMMER REVEL

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Renounce your high-brow artistic leanings for a moment and revel in games, activities and play! Bring the kids. Activities Tunnel Book Making with Caren Florance Ten Seconds or Less, Films for Everyone – make your own 16mm scratch film with Louise Curham Come and Sing with Tobias Cole presented by Music for Canberra Drawing Workshop […]

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