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GROUNDED. NATIONAL THEATRE OF PARRAMATTA GIVEAWAY

Emily Havea

Riverside’s National Theatre of Parramatta (NTofP) will present George Brant’s powerful psychological thriller, GROUNDED.

Engaging, fast paced and emotionally charged, GROUNDED follows the story of a female pilot who matches her male colleagues flight for flight, drink for drink, and drives down the freeway blasting AC/DC.  The pilot’s world takes a drastic turn when she is forced to stop flying and become a drone operator. The vastness of flying military jets over deserts and being at one with the blue has now been replaced with drones. Death delivered by remote control. A virtual battlefield. Continue reading GROUNDED. NATIONAL THEATRE OF PARRAMATTA GIVEAWAY

RIVERSIDE’S NATIONAL THEATRE OF PARRAMATTA ANNOUNCES FOR 2019

This image: ‘Comedy of Errors’ Photo by Robert Catto, 
Featured image: ‘Grounded’

Riverside’s National Theatre of Parramatta has unveiled their 2019 season including three Australian premieres and a newly commissioned work.

In its fourth year of bringing powerful and inspiring works to the stage, the NTofP program focuses on identity and celebrates diversity.

In 2019, NTofP presents the productions Grounded by George Brandt, Girl in the Machine by Stef Smith, Comedy of Errors adapted by Hilary Bell and White Pearl by Anchuli Felicia King, a co-production with Sydney Theatre Company. Continue reading RIVERSIDE’S NATIONAL THEATRE OF PARRAMATTA ANNOUNCES FOR 2019

THE GIRL/THE WOMAN: BELIEF IN A BETTER LIFE

THE GIRL/THE WOMAN
Production images: ® Robert Catto

THE GIRL/THE WOMAN playing at Riverside Theatres is an eclectic mixture of theatrical styles – words, movement, drama, pathos, laugh out loud humour and comic antics.

This exciting and absorbing production, written by Aanisa Vylet, who is also one of the actors, has been in development for 12 years. THE GIRL l has been previously staged and THE WOMAN, who is the girl’s mother, added as a companion piece helping fill out some of the background of the girl’s story. These stories are sometimes separate and sometimes weave and cross over. The play concentrates on the story of the girl played by Aanisa Vylet but the mother, played by Nisrine Amine, is integral to the success of the piece as they negotiate changing times and expectations. Continue reading THE GIRL/THE WOMAN: BELIEF IN A BETTER LIFE

WHO SPEAKS FOR ME? @ RIVERSIDE THEATRES, PARRAMATTA

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Production photopgraphy by Claire Cornu.

Yes ,’’ verbatim theatre ‘ is about narrative and telling stories and yes it is most important that these particular stories be told, and we hear different voices from around the world ( in this case in particular our Asian neighbours ) but I wouldn’t really classify this as ‘theatre’ as such , rather perhaps as an autobiographical talk or lecture?

We learn the stories of three very different yet at times similar stories of families who have been refugees and asylum seekers, facing the problem of survival in their home country, escaping and being in horrendous refugee camps and then the culture shock of arriving in Australia , not speaking English and depending on another family member to translate and be their ‘voice ‘. Issues such as forced marriages, workplace bullying and living with disability are also raised.

Performance 4A have created a now recognized major position within the local theatre scene by using a fairly specific format: creation of autobiographical shows telling Asian-Australian stories, crafted from spoken narrative, archival audio and projected photos and footage (including The Serpent’s Table; Yasukichi Murakami – Through a Distant Lens and Stories East & West). Continue reading WHO SPEAKS FOR ME? @ RIVERSIDE THEATRES, PARRAMATTA