Theatre Works Reveal 2016 Program


In his fifth and final program for Theatre Works, Creative Producer Daniel Clarke has described the selection of 17 works as “queer, inclusive, culturally diverse, challenging, political, disruptive and hugely entertaining.”

The 2016 season will open with the award-winning Penny Arcade: Longing Lasts Longer followed by Volker Gerling’s Portraits in Motion – a show based on a collection of flip books he found while walking through Germany. 

Caroline Bowditch’s Herald Angel-winning Falling In Love With Frida takes an intimate look at the life and works of seminal artist Frida Kahlo, while French, Dutch and Australian collaboration Blind will see renowned puppeteer and dancer Duda Paiva draw on childhood illness that left him blistered and vision impaired.

Elsewhere in the program, highlights include Anti-Hamlet by Mark Wilson that uses a Shakespearean blueprint to create a contemporary Australian tragicomedy-burlesque; Brechtian satire in the form of The Resistable Rise of Arturo Ui, and Earshot performed by Kate Hunter – a unique performance based on private conversations gathered from around the world made public.