Backstage

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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Bryce Ives & Nate Gilkes | PRESENT TENSE

Introducing Bryce Ives and Nate Gilkes, co-creators of Present Tense. Theatre Works friends will recognise these two as the team that brought you the delightful Margaret Fulton: Queen of the Dessert back in 2013. This November, Present Tense return to Theatre Works to present RICERCAR an epic 21st century operatic event inspired by the music of […]

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Interview with Morgan Rose | Playwright Virgins & Cowboys

Morgan Rose is a theatre artist orginally from New Orleans. As an actor, she also has a background in Suzuki Actor Training, The Viewpoints, Composition, Slow Tempo and Butoh. She has studied with SITI Company (NYC, USA), Pacific Performance Project (Seattle, USA), Zen Zen Zo Physical Theatre (Brisbane, Australia), and Dairakudakan (Hakuba, Japan). So with […]

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Interview with Chi Vu | Playwright The Dead Twin

Opening tonight is Chi Vu’s production of The Dead Twin at Footscray Community Arts Centre as part of our FLIGHT Festival. Departing from a secret location in Footscray, The Dead Twin is an immersive, site specific work that explores the horror genre. Chi Vu is a Vietnamese-born writer, director and performer. She is a writer […]

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Interview with Patrick McCarthy | Playwright Grief and the Lullaby

This week marks the opening of three new plays as part of FLIGHT Festival of New Writing. First up we have Patrick McCarthy’s Grief and the Lullaby. Patrick directed Tom Holloway’s Love Me Tender at Theatre Works back in 2013.  Prior to this, his co-direction of author/ illustrator Shaun Tan’s The Arrival saw his team […]

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Interview with Fleur Kilpatrick | Playwright Yours The Face

Introducing writer Fleur Kilpatrick. In 2014 Fleur completed a dramaturgy internship with Melbourne Theatre Company and received Best Emerging Writer, Melbourne Fringe for The City That Burned. As well as a playwright, Fleur is a passionate director and arts commentator, presenting regularly on RRR’s Smart Arts and contibuting to Dancehouse Diaries, Archer Magazine and the […]

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Interview with Bridget Mackey | Playwright Kindness

This July-August, some of Australia’s most innovative emerging playwrights will premiere at Theatre Works as part of FLIGHT Festival of New Writing. A new initiative, developed in partnership with The Victorian College of the Arts, FLIGHT is a mini- season of Australian works by writers who have completed the VCA Masters In Writing For Performance, […]

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