Exhibitions and Performances
25 May - 1 June
(See below for list of performances. Click on the images to view full size posters and details of performance dates)
A YOUTH THEATRE FORUM WITH A DIFFERENCE
Co-presented by the Queensland Theatre Company
If you are a young artist currently attending high school then this forum is for you. Stimulated by the imagination and collaboration of young people, this forum is run by the youth for the youth.
We are the new generation of Queensland artists. It is time to decide what we want the future of Queensland theatre to be and how we can work together to get there.
THE FUTURE IS NIGH is an invitation to come together to express your ideas, thoughts and hopes and to start your dialogue with industry professionals including keynote speaker Wesley Enoch, Artistic Director of QTC.
We will actively navigate our creative futures. It is time to voice our opinions. It is our turn to step up. Keep up and hold on.
Date: Friday 1st June
Time: 4:30pm – 6:30pm
Venue: QACI Theatre, 61 Musk Ave Kelvin Grove
Bookings: Email Genevieve Trace on firstname.lastname@example.org
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noun ( pl. -lises )
- a quiescent insect pupa, esp. of a butterfly or moth.
- the hard outer case of this, esp. after being discarded.
- figurative a preparatory or transitional state
Chrysalis combines elements of Butoh, circus and Suzuki actor training to create a visually stunning, purely physical performance exploring the transitional state of being: the process of metamorphosis. Metamorphosis describes a complete change in form, traditionally, the transformation from an immature form to an adult form.
Comparable to the butterfly, we humans partake in a journey to betterment or strive for an ideal state, be it from insecurity to self-acceptance, captivity to freedom or ignorance to enlightenment. Chrysalis, through the metaphor of the butterfly life cycle explores the liminal between these extremes to find the essence of this journey, the quintessential metamorphosis.
Chrysalis will cease your emotions and take your breath away.
Experience it for yourself
When Billy wonders into a crazy world looking for his missing sock, he stumbles upon Lila and her sock puppet companions, this leads to an incredible journey for both the characters and the audience alike.
Come and explore the wonderful land of sock world with Lila and Billy. An absurdist inspired production containing socks and puppets. Littered with light hearted comedy, this show is suitable for an audience of all ages. Escape from the monotony of the real world and immerse yourself in a story of fun, laughter and wit. Created by QACI students Elly Hanrahan and Krichelle, this show explores colour, imagination, loss and the deeper elements of the human conscience.
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How to Breathe Underwater ...
is a highly physical performance that explores the inevitable nature of change, and the difficulty that arises when we fail to accept it. Trying to resist change is like trying to hold your breath underwater: peaceful at first, but sooner or later you will need to come up for air. The show alters between realism and outbursts of the surreal, blurring the line between reality and the human conscience. An original, eclectic soundtrack enhances the slightly eery, cold aesthetic of How to Breathe Underwater as the passionately honest performance of the two actors portray this story of growth.
Our moods change. Our feelings for each other change. Our lives change. Accept this. We must accept this.
Down came the rain and washed poor Incy out.
Out came the sunshine and dried up all the rain
So Incy Wincy spider climbed up the spout again.
Tradition rules in the dark and desolate household of four women. Their own personal freezer; the windows have not opened for years, there are cobwebs in the corners. The matriarchal Grandmother presides over her meat obsessed child, who in turn is Mother to her alcoholic Daughter, who consistently defies them both by going outside. Everything is in its proper place, until one day the Daughter brings her vegetarian Fiancé home to meet the family.
Played in a style where Absurdism meets everything else, Magnum Opus is a dark and twisted look into relationships, decay, and the hunger that pervades us all. When everything is said and done, what is there to do but feast?
"Walk in. Eat something. Watch them. Laugh at them. Be entertained by them. But never, ever respect them. You’re suddenly looking at a bunch of low-lifes on the stage. Burn victims, conjoined twins, biological freaks and more. Their only purpose of life is to do as we command - nothing more, nothing less - and what we demand is entertainment.
Laugh at the caged freaks whilst they sing their laments. Pity the ones that beg for revolution. Ridicule the ones that dance their sorrows. Don’t be afraid to push them around, spit on them, whatever you want. Just don’t forget to feel good about yourself.
Duration: 40 minutes, no interval
Warning: The show contains mild coarse language and mature themes."
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This is the story of your greatest, most selfish, most outrageous desire coming to life. With strings attached.
Five strangers sit in a hospital waiting room: an artist, a florist, a businesswoman, a beauty queen and a scientist. While each of them differ in character, they all have one thing in common – a desire for success. In a world where perfection is the ultimate goal, would you sacrifice a piece of your soul for a taste of happiness?
Knowing that perfection always comes at a price, each of these strangers must now untangle the guilt from the gratification and the regret from the self-indulgence. Trapped in a hospital, with an imposed awareness of their mortality, the web continues to tangle...