Out of Iso
Intimate Spectacle and 107 Projects Present
‘Out of Iso’ The Angel Number curated by Malcolm Whittaker
Featuring: re:group, Gabrielle Chantiri, Jay Gardener, Lost All-Sorts Collective and the 2008 imPACT Ensemble
From 107 Railway Parade, Erskineville, around a few corners to 107 Redfern Street, Redfern, PACT presents a divinity of emerging artists with projects that have been waylaid, compromised and inspired by time in isolation. We have all been in this together, as they say, so now let’s re-emerge together with the next generation of Australian culture makers.
The Dazzling Grey Area
Written and Directed by Jay Gardener
For the Bachelor of Creative Arts graduating class
The Dazzling Grey Area dissects the gritty, not-so-nice terrain of suicide and the impacts of sexual assault. Based on a true story, this play is centered around a homecoming for a group of young adults, under tragic circumstances. A group of High School friends are reunited years later after a death in their friendship circle. The group of High School friends are reunited again soon after, following another death in their friendship circle. The play follows the group in a non-linear navigation of loss, asking the audience to help put the pieces together: Where did we go wrong?
See You Soon
See You Soon is a live performance work, created as part of the Queer Development Program with Performance Space. It was developed in response to the isolated feeling of walking alone at night.
The work asks audiences, both live and mediated, to help me get to my destination safely. By harnessing social media surveillance mechanisms, this work attempts to create a sense of communal responsibility and radical care. It asks, how can we use digital platforms for sites of compassion?
Performed at PACT, 2019
Writer Marius Von Mayenburg
Director Jay Gardener
With Rachel Bardwell, Joshua Ball, Bre Hickey and Glyn Megarity
In this version of the absurdist icon, I use depth and framing devices to capture the absurdity embedded in the text.
Performed at Backstage Hope, University of Wollongong
Pains Of Youth
In this play by Ferdinand Bruckner, a group of young people contemplate moral obligations with a hint of cynicism, romanticise suicide and play games with each other.
What could go wrong?
Director Tim Maddock
Performed at PACT
Checklist for an Armed Robber
Writer Vanessa Bates
Director Jay Gardener
With Lily Hensby, Angela Johnston, Jake Pafumi and Rachel Bardwell
In an intimate black box space, the audience walks in and meets the actors who are less than one metre away. During the course of the performance, the audience is served one narrative, decided by chance the moment they walk in.
Investigating how stories are told and by who, Bates’ gripping play looks at an armed robbery in Newcastle and the Chechen seige at the Moscow Theatre.
Writer Tom Holloway
Director Cath McKinnon
A world premiere of Holloway’s new work. She has been acting strangely and the whole school wants to know why. This new play investigates the rise of digital technology, teen sexting and the capitalist imperative to turn everything into a goddamn movie.
Director Chris Ryan
Writer Alex Tutton
A fast-paced modern takeover of Frank Wedekind’s text by the same name. In this adaptation, gender is a farce and the characters are unhinged. The comedy utilises tropes of German expressionism to see the story in a new, albeit campy, light.