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DOUBLE BILL COMING NEXT WEEK
BAYOU BART + FACING UP

3-13 MAY | THEATRE WORKS

An exciting double bill of world premiere Australian theatre explodes at Theatre Works from 3 – 13 May!

Read more about both shows below and buy a ticket to one show and unlock a code to see the other at 25% off!

BAYOU BART | READ MORE

FACING UP | READ MORE

AT 7:00pm
BAYOU BART
BY KALINA LAUER

3 – 13 MAY | THEATRE WORKS

Bayou Bart is part of our  FRESH WORKS  Program – designed to give the opportunity to early career artists to present their works

Set in the deep south in the late 1800s, Bayou Bart follows a classic narrative about a boy, Henri finding his way home, but upon doing so, he stumbles into a land he was never supposed to find and a fight he was never supposed to be a part of.

Sentient creatures from the bayou exist in a mysterious town governed by an enigmatic alligator yearning to be more than what they are. But, when animals go missing, and secret tradings downriver shroud the town in suspicion, all fingers… and claws start to point to the outsider Henri and escape from the illusive town seems impossible. Henri must gather his wits and discover what it truly means to be human and what separates animals from man.

IN CONVERSATION WITH KALINA LAUER
I had created this gorgeous green pinstriped 1800-style costume and had thought, “Now, what would an alligator look like in it?”

In this week’s backstage blog, we chat with writer/director Kalina Lauer about world-building, inspirations and the Bayou Bart team.

READ THE BACKSTAGE BLOG INTERVIEW

BAYOU BART | BOOK TICKETS

Buy a ticket to one show and unlock a code to see the other at 25% off!

AT 8:00pm
FACING UP
BY LYNDEN NICHOLLS

3 – 13 MAY | THEATRE WORKS

Get an insight into FACING UP, a vital piece of truth-telling theatre in this series of backstage interviews.

Episode One of the Facing Up Interviews is on our Backstage Blog now! 

TO THE BACKSTAGE BLOG

Facing Up is truth telling theatre regarding Australian Federal policy and attitudes towards First Nations people from federation to the present.

This is juxtaposed by a parallel story of Indigenous protest, a rarely acknowledged historical sequence; the creation of a nation at the expense of the disintegration of many others. Both histories contain direct quotations, summaries of government action and law.

FACING UP | BOOK TICKETS

Buy a ticket to one show and unlock a code to see the other at 25% off!

FREE TO ATTEND THIS WEEK
RADICAL ACTS FESTIVAL
BY THE SHE WRITES COLLECTIVE

26 – 29 APRIL | EXPLOSIVES FACTORY | FREE ENTRY

Starting tonight our She Writes collective will present free-to-attend readings of new plays – complete with amazing casts and directors to help bring each work to life. These readings are running all week at Explosives Factory – reserve your seat below and dive into the creative minds of our She Writes collective

Wed 26th April – 7:30pm
Excerpts by:
Lily Thomson, Laura Lethlean, Georgia Symons & Emma Fawcett

Thu 27th April – 7:30pm
Excerpts by:
Megan Mitchell, Amy May Nunn & Brooke Fairley

Fri 28th April – 7:30pm
Excerpts by:
Belinda Kirwan, Maeve Hook, Myf Hocking & Kei Murakami

Sat 29th April – 7:30pm
Excerpts by:
Inna Tsyrlin, Miranda Middleton, Margot Morales & Flick

Tickets are free of charge but registrations are essential – available on a first come first served basis.

BOOK FREE TIX NOW

COMING SOON 
SUSTAINABLE THEATRES AUSTRALIA FORUM
FREE TO ATTEND
20 MAY | EXPLOSIVES FACTORY

This forum is an invitation to the indie theatre community to come together and reflect on what we are doing and what we can do better to make our theatre a sustainable practice.

The STA team that will be running the panel on the day include:
Ang Collins
Julian Dibley-Hall
Bonnie Leigh-Dodds
Liv Satchell
Christian Taylor
Clemence Williams
Grace Nye-Butler

The full schedule is now up on our website. Check it out and reserve your free tickets below.

BOOK NOW

COMING SOON IN MAY

MOTH
 BY DECLAN GREENE 
18 MAY – 3 JUNE | THEATRE WORKS

Hailed as “Theatre at it’s finest” (The Herald Sun) and “Gripping” (The Age), this MOTH is written by Griffin Theatre’s Artistic Director, Declan Greene, Directed by Briony Dunn and stars Lucy Ansell and Adam Noviello

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WORSTWARD HO
 BY SAMUEL BECKETT 
24 MAY – 3 JUNE | EXPLOSIVES FACTORY

The Australian premiere of Samuel Beckett’s final major piece of writing, Worstward Ho. Widely recognised as ‘one of the supreme poetic texts of the 20th century,’ it is, however, little known, rarely read and even more rarely presented.

 READ MORE 

THEATRE WORKS
BLACKBOX CAFE

AUTUMN + WINTER OPENING HOURS

Our Blackbox Cafe, situated at the forecourt of our theatre on Acland Street has become a hotspot for morning caffeine hits, meetings and neighbourly catch ups. Thank you to our loyal customers! Each coffee and food purchase helps us keep artists employed and our theatre doors open.

We serve some of the best coffee in St Kilda, with beans provided by St Ali along with delicious pastries delivered daily by Laurent.

AUTUMN + WINTER HOURS
Mon-Fri: 7:30am – 1:30pm
Sat: 8am – 2pm

MORE INFO

Theatre Works acknowledges First People’s sovereignty and recognises the continuing connection to lands, waters and story telling by the traditional owners of this country. 
We pay our respects to their ancestors, Elders and community leaders.

Always was, always will be Aboriginal land.

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