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JOINT STATEMENT BY THEATRES IN SYDNEY

This statement came through today and is published in its entirety:

JOINT STATEMENT BY THEATRES IN SYDNEY

Wednesday 20 October 2021

This joint statement by theatres in Sydney acknowledges the significant and specific impacts that COVID-19 pandemic has had on the performing arts industry around the world, and specifically in Sydney during extended periods of lockdown. This impact extends to our artists, audiences, employees, partners, donors, funders and other stakeholders.

We are committed to re-opening and operating to ensure the safety and wellbeing of all our stakeholders.

We are committed to the development and implementation of COVID-Safe policies that meet or exceed the conditions set out in Public Health Orders (PHOs) as released from time to time by the NSW Government Health Department.

We believe as a collective of theatres operating in Sydney that consistency across theatre venues provides certainty and security to our artists, audiences, employees, partners, donors, funders and other stakeholders that is beneficial for the sector as a whole as well as individual theatre companies and producers, both large and small.

With this in mind, we will require all visitors to our venues to be fully vaccinated while on-site through to 31 December 2021. Please note that individuals under the age of 16 are excluded from this requirement.

We will further require that masks are mandatory while in theatre auditoriums and indoor spaces (except when you are eating and drinking). This is regardless of further movements in the PHO (including a possible relaxation of double dose requirements for those attending public gatherings).

Individuals aged between 12 and 15 are required to wear a fitted mask at all times in our theatres and indoor spaces. Masks are strongly recommended for individuals aged under 12.

These settings will be reviewed and relevant changes made to our 2022 policies as required.

We are looking forward to welcoming artists and audiences back to our venues and to being able to once again produce and present exceptional and memorable live theatre on our stages.

Names of signatories to the joint statement:

Bell Shakespeare, Belvoir St Theatre, Darlinghurst Theatre, Ensemble Theatre, Flight Path Theatre, Griffin Theatre, Hayes Theatre Co, Kings Cross Theatre, Red Line Productions, Seymour Centre, Sydney Theatre Company

Featured image : Eryn Jean Norvill in the STC’s ‘The Picture Of Dorian Gray’ 2020. Photo by Daniel Boud.

‘GREATER SUNRISE’: INSPIRED BY TRUE EVENTS

This image: Cassandra Sorrell and Jose Da Costa
Featured image: Cassandra Sorrell and Alexander Stylianou
Production images: Hon Boey

The GREATER SUNRISE is a fictional dramatisation inspired by the real events of Australia’s involvement in East Timor in 2004.  Playwright Zoe Hogan has drawn on her own experiences living and working in Timor-Leste, as well as conversations, interviews and research.

The play coincides with the current landmark agreement being signed at the United Nations, by Australia and East Timor, to share revenue from the $50 billion Greater Sunrise oil and gas field in the Timor Sea.  Recommendations by the Permanent Court of Arbitration at The Hague, who are overseeing negotiations between the neighbouring countries, should be released in mid April, 2018. Continue reading ‘GREATER SUNRISE’: INSPIRED BY TRUE EVENTS

BARBARA AND THE CAMP DOGS: BELVOIR AND PUB ROCK

 

Ursula Yovich co-writer with Alana Valentine of BARBARA AND THE CAMP DOGS

Belvoir is bringing rock ‘n’ roll back to Surry Hills this December with the powerful new Australian work, BARBARA AND THE CAMP DOGS. It’s co-written by Alana Valentine (PARRAMATTA GIRLS) and Ursula Yovich (THE SAPPHIRES), directed by Leticia Caceres (THE DROVER’S WIFE), and features stunning new songs.

The extraordinary Ursula Yovich plays Barbara, a gutsy front woman burnt out by the Sydney music scene. When the feisty Barbara heads back to country with her sister René, she is forced to face the past she’s been running from her whole life.

Ursula Yovich isn’t just a gifted actor and writer, Continue reading BARBARA AND THE CAMP DOGS: BELVOIR AND PUB ROCK

MATTHEW WHITTET’S ‘GIRL ASLEEP’ @ BELVOIR STREET

Greta Driscoll  (played by Ellen Steele) is about to turn fifteen in 1970s Australian suburbia, and without any consultation, her controlling parents have organised for the entire school to attend her fifteenth birthday party. Greta falls asleep in her bedroom, and we experience her vivid dreams, as a magnificent costumed fantasy with spellbinding visuals.

Continue reading MATTHEW WHITTET’S ‘GIRL ASLEEP’ @ BELVOIR STREET