Productions


  • SWIFF Satellite (Film Festival)

    Produced by: Film Outreach Australia ,
    Available from 01/03/2020 until 31/10/2020

    The Coffs Coast's Screenwave International Film Festival (www.swiff.com.au) now offers a travelling version of its film and screen culture program. 

    Venues and communities can program a 3-day, 7-film mini-festival as part of their Season Program. 

    All SWIFF Satellite Film Festival kits include film curation, public exhibition licensing, marketing materials, and best practices for audience development and community engagement. 

    No travel/accom costs. One single price for Film Festival kit. Venues keep 100% of Box Office return. 

  • Let It Go! Singalong and Dance Party!

    Produced by: Kings Krib Productions ,
    Available from 26/05/2019 until 01/02/2022

    ‘Let It Go! Kids Singalong and Dance Party!’ is an immersive performance of favourite songs from kids' films. This award-winning live show is an enchanting interactive experience for the whole family.

    Performers Zane and Chloe take families on a magical exploration to various lands, including the Lion King’s jungle, Moana’s island and Willy Wonka's candy-filled factory. They will journey under the sea with the Little Mermaid, on a flying carpet with Aladdin, and finish with a Frozen snowstorm finale!

    The show combines live vocals, immersive props and audience participation to bring favourite kids’ songs to life. The two performers and their costumed assistants rove amongst the audience, inviting participation in this immersive, family-friendly sing-along.

    Kids are encouraged to dress as their favourite character and to help bring the songs to life with the use of props and the power of their imaginations. Families will ride on magic carpets, make waves with pieces of material, play in a snowstorm and more. Kids may even get the chance to be on stage!

     

  • Queenie van de Zandt in BLUE: The Songs Of Joni Mitchel

    Produced by: Neil Gooding Productions Pty Ltd ,
    Available from 01/01/2019 until 01/01/2022

    Writers: Queenie van de Zandt & Max Lambert

    Musical Director: Max Lambert

    In BLUE, Queenie, renowned for her artful storytelling and raw, emotive vocals, explores the songs, stories and art of the musical legend that is Joni Mitchell.


    Renaissance woman, painter and poet, Mitchell created a soundtrack for the Woodstock generation.

    "Joni is my favourite singer/songwriter and I've been wanting to do a show about her and her music for some time," said Queenie. "She gave a daughter up for adoption early in her career and her music was so influenced by this experience. Having given birth to a daughter myself in 2017, it felt like a perfect time to explore this mother and daughter relationship and the effect that becoming a parent has on your creativity."

    In BLUE: The Songs of Joni Mitchell, Queenie, along with award-winning musical director Max Lambert and a live band, explores her love of all things Joni – affectionately reinterpreting Joni Mitchell's melancholy music, and intimately revealing the stories behind some of her most haunting songs such as A Case of You, Both Sides Now and Little Green.

    Following rave reviews, and sell-out performances in 2017 at the Queensland and Melbourne Cabaret Festivals and the Hayes Theatre in Sydney, BLUE: The Songs of Joni Mitchell, has continued its success touring Australia and the US in 2018 with more dates set for 2019 and beyond. Along the way it has won 3 prestigious theatre awards, as well as being nominated for the Helpmann Award for Best Cabaret Performer and the Sydney Theatre Award for Best Cabaret Production. 

    BLUE: THE Songs of Joni Mitchell, is a beguiling night of melancholic songs, poetic storytelling and haunting vocals in a perfect intimate setting.

  • Parting The Red Curtain - Starring Jan van de Stool

    Produced by: Neil Gooding Productions Pty Ltd ,
    Available from 01/01/2019 until 03/12/2022

    Parting the Red Curtains

    Join Dutch/Australian Musical Therapist, Jan van de Stool, and her extensive ego, as she reflects on her life in the 'business of show'. From humble beginnings in Schiermonnikoog (an unpronounceable village in Holland), to having been seen by over one million people online, on TV and in theatres, Jan still keeps it real by presenting her self-help workshops at her local Scout Hall in Woy Woy, where she has helped, literally, tens of people.

    But never one to rest on her laurels, Jan has recently added 'psychic medium' to her long list of faux credentials. Humbly explaining, that in psychic circles, she is known as a 'medium rare', things go horribly wrong when she mistakenly channels one of her own disgruntled (and dead) ex-students, who, once unleashed, is determined to get her money's worth of the workshop Jan refused to refund.

    Jan's perfect looking life on 'Spacebook' and 'MyFace' begins to unravel, (along with her grip on the English language), as the real story of Jan van de Stool unfolds.

  • CRUNCH TIME

    Produced by: Metro Arts ,
    Available from 01/08/2019 until 31/12/2021

    Democracy is getting hard to swallow.

    Crunch Time is a hi-tech, interactive dinner party that plays with the idea of democracy. Diners sit around a projection mapped dining table and use custom-built live voting system to select the ingredients to be used in an elaborate five course meal. Broadcasting via live-stream video from a nearby kitchen, local politicians, artistic directors and CEOs serve up the culinary requests in real time…with dangerously unpredictable results.

    Maple syrup in the pasta? Chocolate on the bacon? Sometimes it’s rude not to talk politics at the dinner table.

  • Not Today's Yesterday

    Produced by: LimosaniProjekts ,
    Available from 01/01/2019 until 31/12/2021

    'With work such as this, one feels one should give a round of applause some 48 hours later.' Broadway World UK

    Once upon a time… in a faraway land… it happened… did not happen… could have happened. History is passed on like stories from generation to generation. But what if the stories are not what they seem?

    This award winning work is an International collaboration between UK award-winning Bharatanatyam artist Seeta Patel and Australian choreographer Lina Limosani. This work blends techniques from Bharatanatyam, contemporary dance & theatre to create a poetic narrative that has the beauty & disquiet of a Grimm’s fairy-tale. Told through a fairytale, this theatrical work's story unfolds through movement, dance and music with a continuous poetic and evocative narration. With striking imagery, it’s a one-woman show which subversively co-opts whitewashing against itself, with cultural appropriation at its core.

    This accessible show blurs the lines between dance and theatre with a story that aligns perfectly with our history of colonialism. 

    It’s a visual performative metaphor that talks about power and manipulation, stories and culture, BUT most importantly, it's about awareness, about each of our contributions and the roles we play in creating the story we are in today.

    Not Today's Yesterday took home the Graham Smith Peace Foundation Award and the Bank SA Best in Dance Award at the 2018 Adelaide Fringe.

     

     

  • Especially on Birthdays

    Produced by: The PaperBoats ,
    Available from 02/02/2020 until 17/12/2021

    A wildly imaginative, image-theatre performance for 3-8 year olds and families.

    Part performance, part game, part celebration, Especially on Birthdays recreates all the joys, excitement and trepidation of a pair of twins and a sixth birthday one of them doesn't want to have. 

    "This show takes us to the heart of childhood" Janine Brian - children's book author

     

  • Robot Song

    Produced by: Arena Theatre Company ,
    Available from 07/07/2019 until 31/12/2020

    Robot Song is a new musical by Arena Theatre Company. It is a genuine family show; joyful and full of hope. It is for any child who has ever felt isolated or pushed to the margins and any parent desperate for tools to help. 

    Robot Song is a deeply personal story. It shares an honest, intensely funny and often unconventional window into writer/director Jolyon James' experience parenting a child on the Autism Spectrum. The show employs cutting edge technology, startling animatronics and a beautiful musical score. You cannot watch this show and walk away unaffected.  

  • Sugar, Sugar!

    Produced by: Candy Shop Show Australia ,
    Available from 01/05/2019 until 31/12/2021

    Swing through the Retro eras with this riotous dance cabaret featuring the fabulously sassy sugary delights from Candy Shop Show Australia.

    Sugar, Sugar! is a musical journey with a twist and plays homage to some of the best artists of the 50s, 60s, 70s and 80s with colourful high-energy dance numbers, beautiful vocals, plenty of audience interaction and one hell of a party!

    Hosted by your favourite candies of the Retro era Miss Peppermint Twist, Miss Skittle, Miss Everlasting Gobstopper and Miss Starburst Original, these gals will make your mouth water with their sweet harmonies, brilliant bursts of colour, and incredible dance routines! 

    Adaptable for both Morning Melodies and Evening Cabaret programming this colourful musical extravaganza appeals to young and old and is the ultimate sugar fix!

    This production features music from:

    • Elvis Presley
    • Marylin Monroe
    • The Chordettes
    • Peter Allen
    • Caro Emerald
    • Nancy Sinatra
    • Earth Wind and Fire
    • Olivia Newton-John
    • Michael Jackson
    • …and plenty more!

     

  • IN THE ZONE

    Produced by: Shaun Parker & Company ,
    Available from 01/10/2019 until 01/10/2021

    Contemporary dance meets gaming technology in this ground-breaking new work by Shaun Parker and Company in collaboration with Dr Alon Ilsar PhD. Conceived to engender emotional resilience in young people, IN THE ZONE will be premiered as a full-length work at Camden Civic Centre in September 2019.

  • KING

    Produced by: Shaun Parker & Company ,
    Available from 22/04/2019 until 17/12/2021

    KING is a new music-dance collaboration between award winning director and choreographer Shaun Parker and internationally renowned Bulgarian-born songwriter and vocalist Ivo Dimchev that throws masculinity into the spotlight.

    Set in a theatrical world that is part cocktail lounge, part jungle, KING interrogates the notion of male power, control and group dynamics amongst men.

    Over 70 minutes the gestures and fault lines of macho behaviour are played out, scored with humour and tenderness by Dimchev’s live song cycle. From laddish pranks to violent annihilation, from bravado and bullying to attempts at loving kindness, we see the extremes of what a so-called “man’s world” has been, and are invited to consider its all too often brutal consequences.

    The cocktail of Shaun Parker’s powerhouse choreography and Dimchev’s evocative compositions has left audiences mesmerised.

    KING underwent a number of creative developments prior to its World Premiere Season at the Seymour Centre for the Sydney Gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras.   It then toured to the Middle East and Europe in April 2019.

    Shaun Parker & Company is currenlty seeking presenters in Australia and internationally for KING touring in 2020 and 2021.

     

  • The Circusy Caterpillar

    Produced by: Happy Haps Productions ,
    Available from 01/09/2018 until 30/06/2020

    A little bit cheeky, a bit peckish and very circusy! This fun and interactive show sees our ravenous friend take to the stage to juggle plums, hula-hoop fruit and tell a few silly stories that will have your little one in fits of giggles. It’s the perfect show for your child’s first experience of live performance and is sure to induce a little nostalgia for the adults.

    First appearing at the Adelaide Fringe Festival in 2011, Hannah Cryle has taken the show on tour to some of Australia’s most diverse festivals. Some of these festivals include, The Mt Beauty Music Festival (VIC), The Henry Lawson Festival (NSW) and Kids, Creatures & 100 Harlequins (ACT) and it was recently one of the headlining shows at Bally On High in Melbourne. One of the best circus shows for children currently on the Australian circuit, The Very Circusy Caterpillar is sure to entertain and delight. 

  • One Crowded Hour

    Produced by: Tasmanian Theatre Company ,
    Available from 01/06/2020 until 12/12/2020

     

    'One crowded hour of glorious life is worth an age without a name'

    -Thomas Osbert Mordaunt

     

    The above quote was the inspiration and philosophy of Australian Neil Davis, one of the world's greatest cine cameramen and journalists from the early 1960s until his death in the mid 1980s. A burst of shrapnel in a Bangkok street ended his remarkable run of crowded hours.

     

    Davis was remarkable and contradictory man, equally at home with Presidents and street beggars. Handsome, a cool professional, intensely competitive, a compulsive gambler who used his intuitive sixth sense to stay alive - a complex and enigmatic man.

     

    He brought images of war on three continents to the world's television screens. He is best remembered for his coverage of the conflicts in Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam and scooped the world with his footage of the taking of Saigon's Presidential Palace in 1975, the symbol of American defeat.

     

    This play is an adaptation of Tim Bowden's biography of this legendary character, One Crowded Hour: Neil Davis, Combat Cameraman.

     

    Written and directed by Terence O’Connell whose national touring productions include Bouncers, The Rocky Horror Show, Decadence, Certified Male, Busting Out, Buddy-The Buddy Holly Story, Barmaids, Circus Oz, Motherhood-The Musical and Flying Fruit Fly Circus. His hugely successful show Minefields And Miniskirts: Australian Women And The Vietnam War toured extensively some years ago to great acclaim and is currently being made into a feature film.

     

    Terence’s current production, Around The World In 80 Days is touring in 2018.

     

    One Crowded Hour is a cracking, colorful story of a charismatic larrikin. It is an intimate show with a cast of four excellent actors and featuring footage shot by Davis in his outstanding career.

  • Generation of Change

    Produced by: ActNow Theatre ,
    Available from 08/04/2019 until 31/12/2022

    For the last five years, Reconciliation SA and ActNow Theatre have delivered a schools' program called Generation of Change. In 2017, Generation of Change was nominated as a finalist for the Australian Human Rights Commission ‘2017 Racism. It Stops With Me’ award for its work facilitating important but difficult conversations about race with more than 1,200 students and 255 teachers from 171 schools across South Australia.

     

    This is an empowering event which;

     

    • explores what individuals can do on an interpersonal level to respond to racism;
    • presents resources that explore racism and the effect that it has on people;
    • discusses cultural safety and how it can be supported in schools and the community.

     

    The program also includes ActNow Theatre's award-winning interactive Forum Theatre Performance “Responding to Racism” which focuses on addressing, preventing and building resilience against racism as well as performances by an Aboriginal singer-songwriter.

  • Responding to Racism

    Produced by: ActNow Theatre ,
    Available from 08/04/2019 until 01/01/2023

    Responding to Racism is an award winning interactive Forum Theatre performance developed in partnership with Reconciliation SA to identify, respond, and prevent racism.

    Responding to Racism follows the character of Mik, a young Aboriginal student who is putting up with constant racism from his friend and football teammate, Chris. Meanwhile, a new student has arrived at school, Sophia, who is being stereotyped and discriminated against for wearing a headscarf.

    Responding to Racism explores how racism affects people on a daily basis. Participants will identify various forms of racism and rehearse prevention strategies. Featuring a young and culturally diverse cast, the performance provides the audience with strong and authentic role models, with Forum Theatre techniques that invite the audience into the playing space, using peer education to find solutions that are relevant to the experiences of the audience.

    Responding to Racism can be presented in two formats: a 90 minute production for 20-80 students, up to two performances a day; or from 9am - 2:30pm for 20-100 students as part of Generations of Change – a multi-artform day built for students from multiple schools to come together to listen, learn, and collaborate, and walk away with developed ideas to make a change in their schools.


    It is suitable for high school students, workplaces, conferences and workshops.

  • Like Me, Like You

    Produced by: ActNow Theatre ,
    Available from 01/05/2019 until 01/05/2020

    Using stories, songs, dance and puppetry, Like Me, Like You introduces little ones to the idea of diversity in our communities, including themes of inclusion, understanding and acceptance.

  • Natural Wings - Tandem

    Produced by: Natural Wings ,
    Available from 04/05/2019 until 30/06/2020
    In a stunning display of Aerial artistry weaved with comedy and physical theatre, Tandem takes the audience on an awe inspiring and humurous adventure, as two sisters find that their differences can actually be a good thing.
     
    From the winners of the WA Circus Award at Fringe World (twice) and the People's choice award at Toronto Buskerest. 

    4.5 Stars        - The West Australian

     

  • A Prudent Man

    Produced by: Lab Kelpie ,
    Available from 01/01/2017 until 31/12/2020

    A well-groomed, confident-looking man enters the room and sits on a comfortable and expensive-looking leather chair. A bright light shines on him. There’s water and a glass on a table, but that’s all. Perhaps this is an investigation. What has he done wrong?

    What makes the Trumps, the Abbotts and the Hansons of this world tick? What would happen if their world started to shift ever so slightly?

    This darkly comedic political thriller asks what it means to be right... in more ways than one.

    Written and directed by Katy Warner and performed by Lyall Brooks, A Prudent Man won the 2016 Melbourne Fringe People's Choice Award from over 400 productions.

    In 2017 it enjoyed a sold-out season to over 600 audience members at Fringe World Perth where it was nominated for Best Theatre, sold out another season at Darwin Festival where an extra show was added due to demand, and then repeated this success at Hawkes Bay Festival in New Zealand where it sold out the opening weekend at the 250-seat Spiegeltent before being transferred to Napier's Century Theatre and also adding a special school incursion.

    In 2018 A Prudent Man toured nationally, taking its performance history since its premiere to 68 shows across 26 venues.


    WHY SHOULD YOU PROGRAM THIS WORK?

    A Prudent Man has resonated with audiences from all demographics who are keen to explore a work that touches on the current state of political discourse in Australia.

     

    BUDGET NOTES:

    A Prudent Man is now generally available for buy-ins at cost of between $3,000 and $4,000 inclusive per day, depending on location.

    This includes two activities: one workshop and one performance, or two performances.

     

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    WINNER: 2016 Melbourne Fringe People’s Choice Award

    WINNER: 2016 Melbourne Fringe WA Tour Ready Award

    NOMINATED: 2016 Green Room Award for Best New Writing

    NOMINATED: 2016 Melbourne Fringe Award for Best Performance

    NOMINATED: 2017 Fringe World Perth - Best Theatre

    OFFICIAL SELECTION: 2017 New York United Solo Festival

  • Oil Babies

    Produced by: Lab Kelpie ,
    Available from 01/01/2020 until 31/12/2020

    *** CURRENTLY BUILDING 2020 NATIONAL TOUR ***

    A high-octane exploration of our relationship to climate change and the female body.

    OIL BABIES repositions our lives as one on the precipice of a planet dramatically changing… perhaps even the moment before our own extinction.

    Blending lyrical, rapid-fire text with poetic imagery and domestic drama, OIL BABIES weighs up our continued “hope-investment” in procreation against our feelings of helplessness at the state of the planet – and our role in its demise.

    Throughout this piece, the body – in particular women’s bodies – are used as a metaphor to explore our world: our need to control it, our desire to want it to look and be a certain way and ultimately, our lack of respect for it.

    An exciting contemporary work blending narrative, durational exertion, science and technology, OIL BABIES follows the story of three women as they explore the complexities of our relationship to climate change and the female body.

    Written and directed by Petra Kalive and featuring an all-female cast, OIL BABIES blends lyrical, rapid-fire text with poetic imagery and domestic drama to present a dangerous, pithy and at times darkly comedic work that speaks directly to the concerns we hold now.

    ESTIMATED REMOUNT FEE: $14.6k

    ESTIMATED WEEKLY FEE: $11.9k (royalties @ 13.5%)

     

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    SHORTLISTED: 2019 NSW Premier's Literary Awards: The Nick Enright Prize for Playwriting

    NOMINATED: 2019 Green Room Awards for Sound Design and Compositions

    NOMINATED: 2019 Green Room Awards for Lighting Design

  • Euphoria by Emily Steel

    Produced by: Country Arts SA ,
    Available from 14/10/2019 until 31/10/2019

    EUPHORIA - A Tale of Good Days, Bad Days and Everything in Between.

    Meg is battling with a mental health illness and she’s afraid. Afraid she’ll meet someone in the supermarket and they will know. Ethan is sick of living in a town where you can’t take a shit without it being reported in the local paper, and Jimmy... well everyone knows Jimmy’s made of Teflon, his dad owns half the town so he’s never had anything to worry about.

    Background:

    Life in rural and remote Australia is marked by unpredictability, isolation, economic and financial uncertainty, incessant change and extreme weather events. It’s a tough environment with many challenges that impact on health and wellbeing, yet statistics indicate that people in regional areas are happy.

    Playwright Emily Steel was commissioned by Country Arts SA to examine this paradox as Artist in Residence, meeting with communities to share experiences and unpick the joys and challenges of country life. From Streaky Bay to Bordertown, conversations in pop up tea rooms and mental health units stirred deep thoughts and dust storms brewed as talk turned to water, services and health.

    Development:

    Following a creative development with Director Nescha Jelk, Playwright Emily Steel, Creative Producer Alison Howard and actors James Smith / Eliza Lovell, the script has since had a public reading at Holden Street Theatres as part of the Adelaide Fringe. The rehearsed reading was followed by a Q&A inviting the audience made up of Arts industry and Health sector representatives, to comment and provide feedback. Euphoria Ambassador, SA Mental Health Commissioner; Chris Burns attended the reading with members of the SAMHC Community Advisory Committee and Youth Advisory Group who have lived experience of mental illness.

    Country Arts SA will produce Euphoria to tour through its Shows on the Road program in October 2019.

    Critical to each performance will be the post-show Q&A supported by mental health professionals in each region. This platform will provide an opportunity for the community to ‘unpick’ the work and in doing so; engage in conversation around the themes and issues it raises about mental health in regional towns.

    Flinders University Rural Health SA will be conducting research and evaluation as Euphoria tours to regional South Australia in October 2019.


    To view Vimeo File password is Euphoria19

     

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