I Can Have A Dark Side Too

One Man Show – July 2019 Written and performed by Glenn Wallis Directed by Amanda Crewes “I Can Have A Dark Side Too” looks into a culture of mollycoddling, and our incessant need to “take it easy”, instead of pushing ourselves beyond our comfort zone. Ray Fairchild, a budding songwriter has received the opportunity of a lifetime – writing music for his Community Theatre’s newest production. But there was something Ray did not expect… that he would have to write rap music. Tasked with writing lyrics worthy of a gangster, Ray grapples with his fear of profanity. With the deadline closing in, he is lead into a dark space of writer’s block, procrastination and self-doubt. But what this causes Ray to drench up from his past will change all that he has come to know about what he is capable of. Funny, relatable and cataclysmic, the play questions whether we are our own worst enemies to our success....

100 Reasons For War

100 Reasons For War – June 2019 by Tom Holloway Directed by Ella Hetherington A chaotic mind-opening work that leads to many questions about the state of humanity and our individual role in it. We are at war with the climate, with each other and with ourselves.  Yet we are on a quest for peace: world peace, peace in our homes, peace within ourselves – just a moment of peace. The peace business is “booming”. We’re being sold meditation apps, sustainably-sourced yoga mats, essential oils, turmeric lattes, reusable coffee cups, luxurious tranquillity on remote islands retreats, electric cars, green living ….  The list goes on and on and on. And still the ‘wars’ rage on. Are we more peaceful? What even is peace. Is peace possible?  Are we capable of peace?...

Beast

Gap II production – April 2019 Directed by Ellis Pearson “Beast” explores two of the major themes that shape us human beings as we grow up – love and fear! It does this by following the trials and tribulations of the people from a rural village as they face the danger of ‘the beast’. Devised in a collaboration between the students and the director, Ellis Pearson. “Although we have followed archetypal themes, we have tried to make theatre that is ‘magical’ and has the possibility of enchanting the audience at every moment, with laughter never far away. Our piece has tried to make visible the tremendous power of group collaboration.” Through the articulate use of body and voice, the colour and harmony of song, the skilful use of invented sound-making instruments of all kinds, the actors have woven a tale that will keep the audience on the edges of their seats until the last gasping moments of the play....

Fringe 2019 – 4x4x4

January/February 2019 Directed by Amanda Crewes Four nights. Four shows. Four weeks. Across Fringe. Each night a different show by the same team. L’Appel Du Vide – A sensitive, heart-warming exploration of the elusive dream and what we sacrifice to achieve it. Implied Consent — A 360deg perspective on what people imply as consent. Giving an often harrowing exploration as to how undefined the line actually is. An Evening with… — Ever wanted to spend an evening with the world’s movers and shakers. A lucky dip who will you meet tonight? The Les Darcy Show — Dramatizes the life and career of middleweight boxer Les Darcy, who defeated virtually all the American boxers who came to Australia to challenge him....

Romeo & Juliet

Gap II production – November/December 2018 by William Shakespeare Directed by Amanda Crewes The most famous love story in English literary history. “’Romeo and Juliet’ explores the theme of forbidden love, so I wanted to look at the text in terms of what’s still often considered forbidden love today,” Crewes said. “I wanted to determine whether changing the gender changed our view on this love story.” In this version, there are two casts with Romeo and Juliet played by women one night, followed by men the next....