I am currently lucky enough to be in Paris, at the Cite Internationale des Arts undertaking a three month residency funded by the Australia Council for the Arts.
I’m here researching a new theatre work, attending the Nice Carnival and interning with some local arts companies. I’m also trying to resist the baked goods!
There will be more exciting developments for the year to announce soon, but in the meantime you can visit the Cite’s website here
I’m thrilled to announce that The Dad Show is happening next week on the seventh and eighth of November!
The Dad Show is a new performance project in which contemporary artists create and perform new short works with their own fathers and has been developed through Punctum Inc’s Seedpod Amplified extended residency program.
The Dad Show and engages artists and fathers who are based in the Kyneton area or northwest region of Victoria and these artists include:
Christian Bagin (The Rapture)
Michael and Hal Langley
Sarah Lockwood (Drop Bear Theatre)
Hannah Monagle (Pipe Up Poetry Slam)
Wes Snelling (Tina Del Twist)
Encompassing music, theatre, live art and digital projection The Dad Show celebrates legacy, fathers and father figures in their many forms.
WHEN: 7th and 8th of November at 7pm (90 mins)
WHERE: St Mary’s Hall, Kyneton (Corner of Ebden and Hutton Streets)
BOOK TICKETS HERE!
Though we’ve barely recovered from our Malthouse season The Last Tuesday is happening again in October with Alternate Endings!
In a performance outing with a distinctly literary flavour, The Last Tuesday is teaming with the Wheeler Centre to imagine ‘what if?’ in endings both factual and fictional.
And it’s FREE! Now that’s a happy ending.
Our artists will take liberties with the facts as they finish things good and proper. For example:
What if Julia Gillard was still our prime minister?
Or Romeo and Juliet had decided that they were just being a bit silly and over-dramatic?
And what if he didn’t drive the chevy to the levy and instead the music had survived?
Laura Jean McKay
Dr Professor Neal Portenza
And Miss Tina Del Twist
Hosted by Richard ‘once and for all’ Higgins
WHERE: The Wheeler Centre, State Library Melbourne
WHEN: Tuesday the 21st of October at 7.15pm
HOW MUCH: FREE I told you already! And there’s a bar!
You can book your (free) tickets at The Wheeler Centre website
ONLY FOUR MORE CHANCES!
We’ve had a cracking first week of Last Tuesday Society shows at The Malthouse as part of Helium and The Melbourne Fringe and the reviews are in… And they’re great!
FIVE STARS “Brilliant!… One of the Fringe’s Hottest tickets!” Herald Sun
FOUR STARS “You won’t find a more entertaining showcase this festival.” The Age
“A wonderfully polished turd plucked from the deepest youtube pipes” The Australian.
4.5 STARS “Amazing… Not to be missed’ Melbourne Arts Fashion
“The internet imagined as cabaret. Double plus good.” Alison Croggon. Theatrenotes.
‘The YouTube Comment Orchestra is one of the laugh-out-loudiest things I’ve seen. Your make-up, and quite possibly your undies, will be ruined’ ArtsHub
“Big LOLs…It’s bloody wonderful” Anne Marie Peard, Sometimes Melbourne
Get your tickets while you can- book at The Malthouse website HERE or at The Melbourne Fringe Festival website HERE
The Last Tuesday Society is thrilled to present our new work The YouTube Comment Orchestra in September 2014!
Presented as part of The Malthouse Theatre’s 2014 Helium season in collaboration with Melbourne Fringe, The YouTube Comment Orchestra is a collection of new performance works made from and inspired by YouTube comments.
Hosted and produced by Richard Higgins and myself, The YouTube Comment Orchestra features performances by Mish Grigor (post), Grit Theatre, The List Operators, I’m Trying to Kiss You, Poet Laureate Telia Nevile, Vachel Spirason, Lara Thoms and Madeleine Tucker.
You can find out more details and book your tickets at The Malthouse Theatre website HERE or at the Melbourne Fringe website HERE
My new performance work Use Your Illusion debuts on the 21st of August at The Collingwood Masonic Lodge!
Here is some info:
Use Your Illusion is a collaboration between Bron and a qualified hypnotist who will place her and several audience participants under hypnosis live onstage, blurring the lines between ‘truth’, ‘acting’, ‘performance’ and straight out ‘lying’. Set in the depths of the Collingwood Masonic Lodge the work draws on the mysterious atmosphere of this exclusive environment. Use Your Illusion pushes the boundaries of inhibition, exploits the power of suggestion and poses the question, what won’t Bron do for our entertainment?
You can buy tickets and learn more about the show at the Field Theory website here
The Psychic Hairdressers (also known as Beth Sometimes and myself) will be plying our cosmic wares in Hobart this weekend at Dark MOFO. Come find us at The Winter Feast or in the Faux Mo Club on saturday night. More details here
I will be performing at Justin Heazlewood’s book launch on Sunday the first of June at Howler in Brunswick. I am interviewed in the book on what it is like to be a practising artist in Australia.
Dad and I will be doing a spot from Sweet Child of Mine at about 4.15pm. The event is free- that’s right, FREE! And you can find all the details here
The Last Tuesday Society is happening on a Saturday! For the first time ever! And who said partying on the weekend was for amateurs?
We’re teaming up with Supple Fox (Dark MOFO, MIAF) and throwing an art party at the fantastic new bar and performance space at Grant Street, Southbank.
Featuring award winning performers such as Bron Batten, Isabel and Rachel and Kenzie Larsen as well as brand spanking new acts from the future theatre babes of The VCA. Come along along so you can say you saw them first at The Last Tuesday!
Then you can have an epic boogie to the sweet beats of the THURSGAY DJ’S.
Check out the whole program here
I’m very pleased to be doing something silly at Performance Space’s Nighttime Talent Quest on May the 17th. The performance starts at 6pm at The National Art School Cellblock Theatre in Darlinghurst, in the wonderful bayside city of Sydney.
You can buy tickets and find more info right here