Backstage

Meet our Artists – Raimondo Cortese

We sat down with Raimondo Cortese ahead of the Masterclass Series  to talk all things writing: How does writing for theatre differ from other platforms? The main difference for theatre writing as opposed to other forms of writing is that the text is designed to be spoken by live actors. As Peter Brook says, ‘the words […]

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Meet our Aritsts | Tanya Gerstle

This April, Theatre Works is transforming into a hub for performing arts, hosting a Masterclass Series led by some of Melbourne’s most innovative artists and companies including OpticNerve Performance Group. We sat down with Artistic Director Tanya Gerstle to hear more about the unique method of ‘Pulse’ training. How does the creative process at Optic […]

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Meet our 2016 Artists | Mark Wilson

He’s a man of many talents. Next month Mark Wilson will write, direct and star in the production of Anti-Hamlet. An International Fellow of Shakespeare’s Globe, Mark has been described as a ‘chronic Shakespeare tinkerer’ Time Out. His radical excavations of Shakespeare’s iconic plays – Unsex Me and Richard II have toured the country to critical […]

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Meet our 2016 Artists | Tanya Gerstle

Meet Director Tanya Gerstle. Tanya has worked in theatre in Europe and Australia for over 30 years. Melburnians might recognise Tanya as she’s been training actors at the Victorian College of Arts since 1999 as Head of Acting and Head of Theatre, and is currently currently an Honorary Senior Fellow. Tanya initiated OpticNerve Performance Group […]

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Theatre Works | Australia Council Operational Funding Outcome

Theatre Works is disappointed by the recent news of cuts to arts funding in Australia and the ripple effect this will have across the entire arts industry. Theatre Works was one of the many organisations unsuccessful in its application for operational funding from the Australia Council.. Across 2011-2015, Theatre Works received Australia Council Program Presenter […]

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Meet our 2016 Artists: Amelia Ducker | Genius

The Festival of Live Art is already into its final week! A highlight of the upcoming weekend’s program is GENIUS by Amelia Ducker and St Martins, a live art event led by neurodiverse young people. In this immersive work, the audience is invited to participate in a series of encounters with eight unique thinkers, where each Genius will present their perspective on the topic […]

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Meet our 2016 Artists: Kate Hunter Earshot

As part of the Festival of Live Art, kicking off this week, we are delighted to present Kate Hunter’s latest work EARSHOT. Created from conversations overheard in cafes and public spaces, Earshot provides a fly-on-the-wall insight into the lives of others: personal, epic, comic and sometimes devastating. Read on to hear more from Kate Hunter as […]

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Meet our 2016 Artists: ARTHUR

In 2016, Theatre Works will pilot a new Access All Areas – Residency Model. And we’re delighted to announce, ARTHUR is our first cab off the rank. Theatre Works first worked with ARTHUR on the highly acclaimed season of Cut Snake which sold out and went on to win VCE Best Drama Production in 2013. […]

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Meet our 2016 Artists: Nancy Black and Duda Paiva (Netherlands)

Director Nancy Black and dancer/ pupeteer Duda Paiva first met at the Victorian College of the Arts. In 2014 the pair embarked on a development of the work BLIND at Theatre Works. Upon watching the work unfold, Creative Producer Daniel Clarke knew it had to be part of Theatre Works’ program. BLIND premiered at Festival […]

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Meet our 2016 Artists: Volker Gerling (Germany)

Our 2016 Program has launched! Over the next fortnight, we’ll introduce you to some of our exciting 2016 artists. To kick off, we’d like you to meet Volker Gerling. Since 2003, Volker has walked over 3,500km throughout his native Germany photographing the people he meets and creating flip books of their portraits. In his show, […]

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