ANATOMY OF A SUICIDE

ANATOMY OF A SUICIDE

ANATOMY OF A SUICIDE

By Alice Birch | Directed by Catarina Hebbard

Presented by Metro Arts and BC Productions Qld in association with e.g and Big Scary Animal

Three generations of women.

Three critical choices.

An intimate look at how love and trauma cascade through blood and time.

Ten actors on stage across three eras; this is a big story told intimately.

From the acclaimed UK playwright Alice Birch, comes this electrifying examination of love and trauma and their cascade through blood and time.

Across three generations of mothers and daughters, we live their love, loss, grief, laughter and ultimately death. This is a story of family, mental health, love, strong women, supportive men and so much more in between. 

Along the way Birch poses many questions and challenges, urging us to consider, where do genetics end and personal choice begin?

This Brisbane premiere, directed by Catarina Hebbard, follows seasons in London, New York and Sydney.

★★★★★ “A rich, haunting, technically dazzling script.” 
Time Out
★★★★★ ”Stunningly original.” 
Mail On Sunday
★★★★★ “Most productions require one viewing. Alice Birch’s spellbinding and serious new drama is worth three.” The Sunday Times

DATES

7:30pm, Tue 18 – Sat 29 May, 2021

Queer Community Night
6:30pm, Thu 27 May
Featuring keynote speech by renowned Brisbane author, Krissy Kneen, music by DJ Sweatybaby and spoken word poet, Boy Renaissance.

VENUE

New Benner Theatre
Metro Arts, West End

TICKETS

General Admission $42 + booking fee
Concession $35 + booking fee
Groups 6+ $35 + booking fee
Preview Tue 18 May $35 + booking fee

Booking fee $0.50 per ticket purchased

DURATION

1hr 45mins 

AGES + WARNINGS

Suitable for ages 15+. May contain coarse language, depictions of drug use and depictions of suicide / self-harm. Please note – a lockout period applies. Latecomers may be admitted at a suitable break in the performance. 

Image by Barbara Lowing November 2020 edited by Laura Bamford

THE ARTISTS

Producers BC Productions QLD

Co-producers e.g. and Big Scary Animal

Director Catarina Hebbard

Assistant Director Oliver Hetherington-Page

Production Manager Laura Bamford

Stage Manager Angela Ponting

Lighting designer Christine Felmingham

Designer Raymond Milner

AV Design Jeremy Gordon

Sound Design Phil Hagstrom

Cast Rebecca Alexander, Elise Greig, Zoe Houghton, Danny Murphy, Astrid Wells Cooper, Tom Yaxley, Jodie Le Vesconte, Stephen Geronimos, Nikhil Singh, Triona Giles.

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

Proudly supported by Arts Queensland through the Queensland Arts Showcase Program and stART funding, Creative Partnerships Australia MatchLab funding, Philip Bacon Galleries, PlayLab, Micah & Brisbane Powerhouse. 

VISITING US

We take the safety of our patrons, staff and artists seriously. Metro Arts is operating in line with current Queensland Government guidelines and the Stage QLD COVIDSafe Industry Plan. If you are unwell, please refrain from attending events at Metro Arts. Maintaining physical distancing requirements is expected and is the individuals responsibility. Click here for more information. 

FERTILE GROUND

FERTILE GROUND

FERTILE GROUND

Presented by Metro Arts

By Ashleigh Musk and Michael Smith

We are here to witness our failing paradise.

Suspended in time, vulnerable bodies navigate a forest of cement. Landscapes shift, rise and crumble, as audience and performers move through avalanches of decay. Gritty transformations reveal spaces for hope and action.

With vivid choreography, Fertile Ground manipulates space, sound and a brutalist pile of concrete bricks in this ground-breaking participatory performance.

 
PLEASE NOTE

Fertile Ground  is a participatory performance which takes place in a construction site. We strongly advise Patrons wear closed-in flat shoes (no heels or thongs), and short skirts or dresses are not recommended. 

TACTILE EXPERIENCES

The Tactile Experiences give an opportunity for participants to experience key textural elements present in the performance of Fertile Ground through a series of actions which explore weight, touch and vibrations. If attending one of the Tactile Experiences, we strongly recommend also purchasing tickets to see Fertile Ground

We strongly recommend arriving no later than 15minutes prior to the start time of the performance or tactile experience, as latecomers CANNOT be admitted under any circumstance. 

DATES

Tue 25 – Sat 29 May, 2021

Performances:
7:30pm, 25 – 28 May 2021
1pm + 7:30pm, 29 May 2021

Tactile Experiences: 
6:30pm, 27 May 2021
12:00pm, 29 May 2021

VENUE

Secret location in West Village
Meet at Metro Arts’ Box Office

TICKETS

General Admission $35 + booking fee
Concession $25 + booking fee
Groups 6+ $25 + booking fee
Preview Tue 25 May $25 + booking fee

Booking fee $0.50 per ticket purchased

DURATION

50 mins 

AGES + WARNINGS

Recommended for ages 15+. Performance includes loud noises, haze and smoke effects, and dust.

Image by Pierce Eldridge

THE ARTISTS

Choreographer / Performer Ashleigh Musk

Choreographer / Performer Michael Smith

Sound Composition and Design Anna Whitaker

Dramaturge Liesel Zink

Access Consultant Daniele Constance

Lighting Design Tom Roach

Costume Design Libby Mcdonnell

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

Fertile Ground  has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body.

Fertile Ground  was developed with Dancenorth in 2020, supported by LGI through a studio residency at WXYZ studios, HOTA, Home of the Art and through an Ausdance QLD and Australiasian Dance Collective Four Walls Residency and an Ausdance QLD Public Space and Participation Residency.

VISITING US

We take the safety of our patrons, staff and artists seriously. Metro Arts is operating in line with current Queensland Government guidelines and the Stage QLD COVIDSafe Industry Plan. If you are unwell, please refrain from attending events at Metro Arts. Maintaining physical distancing requirements is expected and is the individuals responsibility. Click here for more information. 

WHITE WOMAN

WHITE WOMAN

WHITE WOMAN

Presented by Metro Arts

By Jenni Large

How are we complicit? Can we simultaneously hold on to and let go of ‘self’?

In this dance-based satire, the artist places herself as the object of interrogation to expose, confront and question intersections between whiteness, femininity, complicity and the transformational potential of self-enquiry.

A repetitious circling, undressed subverting and embracing of discomfort, this personal, political and performative collision of contemporary dance, theatre, sculpture, and audience interaction asks, what is the white woman’s role now? How are we complicit? How can we see ourselves clearly so that we can act meaningfully? Can we simultaneously hold on to and let go of ‘self’? 

 

 

DATES

7:30pm, Wed 9 – Sat 12 Jun

VENUE

New Benner Theatre
Metro Arts, West End

TICKETS

General Admission $35 + booking fee
Concession $25 + booking fee
Groups 6+ $25 + booking fee
Preview Wed 9 Jun $25 + booking fee

Booking fee $0.50 per ticket purchased

DURATION

Approximately 50 minutes. No interval.

AGES + WARNINGS

Suitable for ages 15+. May contain loud noises, strobe effects, coarse language, depictions of violence and nudity. Please note – a lockout period applies. Latecomers may be admitted at a suitable break in the performance. 

Image by Jade Ellis & Visual design by Andrew Treloar

THE ARTISTS

Choreographer & Performer Jenni Large

Sound Design & Composition Alisdair Macindoe

Costume & Image Composition Andrew Treloar

Creative & Cultural Consultant Katina Olsen

Sculpture Artist Itamar Freed

Writer & Collaborator Ruby Donohoe

Audio Description Anders Pfeiffer

Mentorship Daniel Riley & Frankie Snowdon

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

Development of this project was supported through the SPILL (your guts) residency program, LGI through a studio residency at WXYZ Studios and Dancenorth and its 4 Walls and a Floor residency program.

VISITING US

We take the safety of our patrons, staff and artists seriously. Metro Arts is operating in line with current Queensland Government guidelines and the Stage QLD COVIDSafe Industry Plan. If you are unwell, please refrain from attending events at Metro Arts. Maintaining physical distancing requirements is expected and is the individuals responsibility. Click here for more information.