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EAR TO THE EDGE OF TIME: HUMANITY IN THE SPACE BETWEEN THE DATA

EAR TO THE EDGE OF TIME. Production images – Kate Williams

Echoes of school? Of P&F meetings where a quick scan of the agenda sees the acronym STEM leap at you and you know, you just know, that the Arts are going to get screwed.  Not here.  EAR TO THE EDGE OF TIME is STEAM storytelling, meticulously researched, rigorously interrogated and crafted with a Whovian blend of art and science and contemporary philosophy.  With a narrative inspired by real events and gender inequality in the hardsciences as the imperative,  Sport for Jove, director Nadia Tass and writer Alana Valentine have constructed an engrossing and relevant treatise about humanity’s relationship to the scholarship of factual and creative disciplines.

Martina is a PhD candidate working in the field of neutron star physics.  Enter Daniel, a poet.  These two have been buffeted together by invisible forces.  They have separately accepted an offer to collaborate on a poem for a collection inspired by the sciences.  The project is driven by Physicist Prof Geraldine Kell-Cantrell and Daniel has travelled to Parkes and Ubered out to the dish to meet with Martina.   Making first contact is not going to be easy as she squawks her reluctance to leave her work in the dark:  a revelatory discovery is within her grasp and her supervisor, Steven, is not one to interfere.  Not actively anyway. Continue reading EAR TO THE EDGE OF TIME: HUMANITY IN THE SPACE BETWEEN THE DATA

SORTING OUT RACHEL: DECEPTIVELY DOMESTIC

Production photographs: Heidrun Lohr                                                                                                                    This image:John Howard and Natalie Saleeba                                                                                                           Banner image: John Howard and Jenna Owen

In her program notes, Director Nadia Tass references the careful balance that Playwright David Williamson creates between gravity and humour.  With that in mind, SORTING OUT RACHEL at the Ensemble Theatre is a play somewhat of your own making.  On one level, it is a funny, moving and modern take on familial matters.  Yet big issues insert themselves into the viewing and those themes are there for the taking. Continue reading SORTING OUT RACHEL: DECEPTIVELY DOMESTIC