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Thursday, December 9, 2021

IT’S BEEN A HOT MINUTE

(AND WE'RE COUNTING DOWN THE DAYS TO RE-OPENING!)

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First shows back at Theatre Works revealed!

Thank you for standing by us through the good, the bad and the uncertain times we’ve been through together. Your loyalty and commitment to championing independent theatre have meant the world.

After countless postponements and cancellations, we can finally say that we are getting ready to re-open this December with two highly anticipated shows; WELLBLESS by Debra Thomas and Ella Roth Barton and PRAMKICKER by Sadie Hasler. Tickets to both productions are on sale now and we are sweetening the deal with early bird offers for those highly organised individuals who are already planning their social calendars.

Before we get to the shows, we wanted to raise your awareness that today is national GiveOUT Day and Theatre Works is raising funds for a very special project. We hope you can join us.

SUPPORTING EMERGING LGBTQIA+ ARTISTS

Andrew Bott – SLUTNIK by Mira Ball Productions

Today is GiveOUT Day – a national day of giving to the LGBTQIA+ community. We have partnered with GiveOUT to help us fundraise $2500 towards our new LGBTQIA+ Emerging Artists program. This initiative will support two emerging artists/ companies from our rainbow community to produce and present their new work on the famous Theatre Works stage as part of our Midsumma Festival Hub 2022.

The best part? GiveOUT and their partners will match-fund donations raised until midnight tonight (ie. when you donate $25, our artists will get $50!) All donations over $2 are tax deductible. PLUS the organisation that receives the highest amount of unique donations (literally any amount) between 9am-12pm today will win a $1000 top-up from GiveOUT. Let’s go!

WELLBLESS
WORLD PREMIERE: 1 – 11 DECEMBER

We are thrilled to re-open Theatre Works with WELLBLESS, a hilarious new work by Debra Thomas and Ella Roth Barton that’s been waiting to premiere since it’s 2020 postponement.

Wellness guru, Juniper, is hosting a conference with her fitness-obsessed sister, Ava. With sold-out sessions offering everything from clean eating, Polga™ (yoga-styled pole dancing) and crystal healing, and millions of Instagram followers flocking to see them, the sisters look set to take their brand WELLBLESS – wellness when you are #blessed – to entirely new heights. This darkly satirical comedy examines the parasitic world of wellness, a trillion dollar industry that preys on vulnerable women.

Book before midnight 15th November with the extra special code BLESSYOURSELF to access $20 early bird tickets (plus booking fees).

PRAMKICKER
14 – 18 DECEMBER 

Following their debut Victorian premiere in 2018, Dirty Pennies Theatre Project bring Sadie Hasler‘s raucous and irreverent play PRAMKICKER to Theatre Works just before we break for summer!

Jude has always known she doesn’t want kids. Her sister Susie isn’t sure if her ovaries are twingeing or if she just needs a wee. One day, in a café full of ‘yummy mummies’, Jude loses the plot and kicks a pram. Then gets arrested. Then gets sent to anger management. Susie goes along for the ride and uses the opportunity to confess a secret. PRAMKICKER is a whip smart love letter to women facing the enormous societal expectations surrounding motherhood.

Because we know how much our Theatre Works community love early bird specials, we are offering $20 tickets PRAMKICKER with the code PENNIES when you book before midnight 22nd November (booking fees apply).

BOOK NOW

FIRST STORIES FESTIVAL
MENTORS ANNOUNCED

We couldn’t be more excited to introduce the four Deadly Mentors joining us for First Stories Festival 2022:

Uncle Jack CharlesJane HarrisonKamarra Bell-Wykes & Mitch Tambo!

Across 5 days from 28th February to 4th March 2022, these amazing guest mentors will lead workshops for five participating storytellers.

Applications for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander participants are open until 29 October 2021. 

MORE INFO + APPLY

FROM OUR FRIENDS AT MONASH UNI STUDENT THEATRE 

CabFest 2021
20 – 29 OCTOBER

Monash Uni Student Theatre (MUST) invites you to CabFest: a diverse, two-week cabaret festival filled with dynamic performances of music, theatre, comedy, circus, drag, magic and more! Including performances from MUST alumni such as gender transcendent diva Mama Alto, renowned magician Alex de la Rambelje, rock trio FEVERDREAMS and feminist musical powerhouse Cousin Tara.

CabFest will be live streaming through the MUST Facebook page. Click “going” on the CabFest Facebook event to ensure you don’t miss the stream.

RSVP


 

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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