COLLISION

COLLISION

COLLISION

By Casus Circus

Presented by Metro Arts 

The B-boy meets the Bendy boy. Hip hop and the Hula Hooper. Pop, lock and adagio.

COLLISION  is a cross-pollination of contemporary circus and street dance, teaming together two Brisbane powerhouses, Casus Circus and Mad Dance House. 

Casus Circus is a pioneer contemporary circus company known for ground-breaking acrobatics and physical poetry with a reputation as a leader on the world stage. Mad Dance House is a mover and shaker in the urban and street dance international scene, responsible for some of Australia’s most charismatic and celebrated street dancers. 

COLLISION will be an explosion for your senses!

DATES

Wed 14 – Sun 18 Jul, 2021

TIMES

7:30pm

VENUE

New Benner Theatre
Metro Arts, West End

TICKETS

General Admission $35 + booking fee
Preview Wed 14 Jul / $25 + booking fee
Concession
$25 + booking fee
Groups 6+ $25 + booking fee

Booking fee $0.50 per ticket purchased

AGES + WARNINGS

Suitable for ages 12+.

THE ARTISTS

Natano Fa’anana – Director

Natano’s unique style of performance draws inspiration from his Samoan roots, fused with acrobatics, aerials and dance. He has achieved international recognition through his work with the award winning Polytoxic Theatre Company, as Co-creator and Performer in Briefs Factory, and in his current role as Co-founder, Creative Director of Casus Circus.

Ché Pritchard – Choreographer
Coming primarily from a Street Dance background Ché has already had a long and diverse career Performing, Choreographing and Directing in the commercial dance world. From stadium entertainment to street performance to stage productions, Ché has choreographed as part of the Winter Olympics in Vancouver, Special Olympics World Games in Los Angeles and the Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast. Ché is also the Creative Director and Lead Choreographer of one of Brisbane’s highest profile annual social events Dancing CEOs. His passion for movement creation and his positive energy are infectious and ever present, always being noted and appreciated within his project teams. 

Amy Stuart
Amy found her love of circus when she was 14 at the Woodford Folk Festival. She then joined Flipside Youth Circus and made her way into the performance troupe. After performing at Woodford when she was 16 & 17, she auditioned for the Flying Fruit Fly Circus School and soon began training their full time. Two years on, she graduated with solo acrobatic Tightwire, Teeterboard, Partner Acro, Tumbling and Group Bike. She has recently performed in We Live Here a show based on the lives and experiences of children from Hummingbird House a palliative care facility. Following this she has started a collaborative show demonstrating the strength and awesomeness of women, Boss Squad. Boss Squad has performed nationally and Internationally and is still touring.

Riley Colquist
From a young age Riley trained with Flipside circus in Brisbane, travelling and performing nationally. After 12 years at Flipside, Riley moved to Melbourne to train at the National Institute of Circus Arts. He returned to Brisbane a year later to develop personal projects. He endeavours to continue his circus education at Ecole Nationale de Cirque in Quebec. Riley’s specialty is contortion and handstands. He is inspired by the Mongolian and Chinese methods of skill and strength. However, it was the art of storytelling and rich audience connection which drew him to a career in circus. His passion continues to drive his creativity and challenge him as an artist.

Ela Bartilimo
Ela is a Brisbane based circus performer and visual artist. Starting in youth circus, she went on to study aerial rope and group acrobatics at NICA in Melbourne. During her time as a student she performed with Company 2, One Fell Swoop, and co-created and performed in Four or More Circus. After graduating and she joined Circa Contemporary Circus as a full time acrobat. For two years she toured the world with the company performing in magical places like Austria, Germany, France and the UK. Now back in Australia as an independent artist, Ela strives to create work that will spark a change in her audience and reflect the world, therefore she is constantly experimenting, improvising and adapting to her observations.

Wanida Serce
Wanida is an established performer, choreographer and creative director who is passionate about uplifting the community and championing diversity. Some of the projects she has been involved with are: dancing for Jessica Mauboy, Commonwealth Games, The Special Olympics, Puma as well as featuring in campaigns for Vice, Absolut Vodka, Fox Sports & Universal Store. She is also a prominent teacher in the industry and is involved in mentoring teens and young adults with disabilities at BAMD, Brisbane’s first inclusive dance program. Wanida is a proud woman of colour that is successfully working in multiple fields of street/commercial dance – performing, teaching, choreographing, battling, judging and producing work. She continues to strive to inspire, mentor and be a pillar of representation through her all female dance collective, Pink Matter. 

Sam Evans
Sam Evans is a Brisbane-based dance artist, specialising in popping, robotics, and animation, while also being adept in many more dance styles. Despite only started his dance journey at the age of 17, Sam quickly made a name and career for himself in the entertainment world. Performing nationally and internationally with Swagamama, and as a founding member of Equals was an Australia’s Got Talent grand finalist in 2016. Sam currently works as an independent contractor for both corporate and creative works, while also working as an entertainer at Dreamworld and a Hip Hop teacher for Superstars Dance. 

Ben Garcia
Ben Garcia also known as BennyBucho is a professional street dancer based on the Gold Coast. He’s a part of many world class crews and companies including Team Cream, Swagamama, Skill@will, Trick Nasty Crew, Equals, Elements Collective and Geed Up Music. With 19 years experience Ben is recognised as one of the best Bboys in Australia! 

Natano Fa’anana Director

Ché Pritchard Choreographer

PERFORMING ARTISTS

Amy Stuart

Riley Colquist

Ela Bartilimo

Wanida Serce

Sam Evans

Ben Garcia

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

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. 

OUR BLOOD RUNS IN THE STREET

OUR BLOOD RUNS IN THE STREET

OUR BLOOD RUNS IN THE STREET

By Shane Anthony and Ensemble

Presented by Chopt Logic and Metro Arts

A voice for the voiceless – verbatim text blends with physical theatre in this ode to human resilience.

In 2019, the NSW Parliament reopened the NSW Parliamentary Inquiry into Gay and Transgender hate crimes between 1970 and 2010 to delve into the state’s history of violence and persecution against LGBTQI Australians.

In this landmark production, Shane Anthony and his ensemble draw on the words of the victims’ family members, witnesses, historians, police officers, journalists and researchers, to create a searing and unapologetic look at how cultural prejudice and bias have contributed to violence against gay and transgender people in Australia.

★★★★  “A powerful production that howls for justice for the victims of LGBTQIA hate crimes.” Time Out
 
★★★★ “Utterly riveting theatre… Heartfelt, cerebral, entertaining, shocking and, one would hope, a shifter of society’s tectonic plates” Stage Noise 

DATES

7:30pm, Thu 22 – Sat 31 July, 2021

VENUE

New Benner Theatre
Metro Arts, West End

TICKETS

General Admission $42 + booking fee
Concession $35 + booking fee
Groups 6+ $35 + booking fee
Preview Thu 22 July $35 + booking fee

Booking fee $0.50 per ticket purchased

DURATION

Approximately 70 minutes. No interval. 

AGES + WARNINGS

Suitable for ages 15+. Contains coarse language, adult themes and sexual references. Please note – a lockout period applies. Latecomers may be admitted at a suitable break in the performance.

 

Images by Jasmin Simmons.

THE ARTISTS

Director / Co-Producer Shane Anthony
Co-Producer Alison Bennett – Co-Producer
Set And Costume Designer Veronique Benett
Composer Damien Lane
Sound Designer Nate Edmondson
Production / Stage Manager & Lighting Designer Richard Whitehouse
Cast Timothy Walker, Cassie Hamilton, David Helman, Eddie Orton, Ross Walker, Andrew Fraser

Director / Co-Producer Shane Anthony
Shane Anthony is a multi-award nominated and winning director, dramaturg and movement coach, working throughout Australia and internationally. Select directing credits include Ulster American by David Ireland, Our Blood Runs in the Street by Chopt Logic and the ensemble, Anatomy of a Suicide by Alice Birch (nominated for four Sydney Theatre Awards), The Whale for Redline Productions at The Old Fitz Theatre (nominated for eight Sydney Theatre Awards in 2016), Lighten Up by Nicholas Brown and Sam McCool at Griffin Theatre, Songs for the Fallen for the New York Musical Theatre Festival (winner of Best Musical), Sydney Festival, Arts Centre Melbourne and Brisbane International Arts Festival, Altar Boyz, Calendar Girls and Avenue Q for Fortune Theatre (New Zealand), My Name is Rachel Corrie for La Boite Theatre, 3 Winters by Tena Štivičić, Love and Information by Caryl Churchill for NIDA, Mrs Bang: A Series of Seductions for the 32nd Stage Song Festival (Poland), Often I Find That I Am Naked for Critical Stages (Australian National Tour), Motortown by Simon Stephens for 23rd Productions (nominated for four Matilda Awards). Movement direction includes The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime for The Court Theatre in Christchurch, Angels in American for The New Theatre, Small Mercies for La Boite Theatre, movement consultant on the feature film, Sleeping Beauty, and as show director for CIRCA on their European tour of CIRCA. He is a graduate of the Directing Program at the National Institute of Dramatic Art, and Screenwriting for Feature Film at the Australian Film, Television and Radio School. In 2007 he travelled to New York to continue training with Anne Bogart and the Saratoga International Theatre Institute. In 2012 he received a Mike Walsh Fellowship to study filmmaking in NYC and in 2015 was the recipient of an Anna Sosenko Fellowship to return to NYC with Songs for the Fallen.

Co-Producer Alison Bennett – Co-Producer
Alison is a performer and director with an interest in highly physical and visual performance making. As well as working as a freelance performer, she is the Artistic Director of Hurrah Hurrah, a company that creates collaborative theatre with a focus physical approaches to creation. With Hurrah Hurrah she has directed TRADE (Bakehouse Theatre Adelaide/The Old 505 Theatre Sydney) The Seagull (in collaboration with The Rock’s Pop Up Project) and Eugene Ionesco’s Frenzy for Two (9 month residency at Sydney’s Woolahra Council). Hurrah Hurrah’s newest creation, Roomba Nation previewed in Sydney in 2018. As an actor and performer, Alison has most recently been seen in Join the Dots (Sydney Festival/Sydney Opera House & Ota City Museum Japan) Zelos (Painted Gate Pictures), TROUPE (by Dream Time Films, commissioned by the Bestival Music Festival UK w), DIG (France) as well as This is Not Mills and Boon (Glorious Thing Theatre Co), Roadkill Confidential (Lies,Lies & Propaganda), Macondo’s Clothesline (NIDA Independent) & The Magic Hat (Drop Bear Theatre). She is also a performer with the Leftovers Collective and performs regularly at festivals and events.

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

Our Blood Runs in the Street was developed with the assistance of Metro Arts and NIDA Open Pilot Program with creative development residencies in 2019. The company acknowledge ACON, City of Sydney, Red Line Productions, Sydney Actors School and Star Casino for their generous support in the development of this production and thanks Pride Foundation Australia for their support of this tour.

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. 

FOR THE RECORD: TOTAL ECLIPSE OF THE HEART

FOR THE RECORD: TOTAL ECLIPSE OF THE HEART

FOR THE RECORD: TOTAL ECLIPSE OF THE HEART

Presented by For The Record and Metro Arts

The raw, real and ridiculous come together on this beloved Brisbane storytelling night.

Co-Captained by Siobhan Gibbs and Maja Hanna Liwszyc, prepare to be guided (lovingly and theatrically) through a night of true tales.

Six storytellers present a story from their lives, based on the theme, ‘Total Eclipse of the Heart’.

Always heartfelt and often hilarious, FTR honours the raw, the real and the ridiculous.

“Any regular performance night can live or die on the hosting and luckily For the Record is in good hands with its Cheer Co-Captains. Their effortless banter and truly random segues alone would have me coming back month after month.”
Nothing Ever Happens In Brisbane

 

DATES

7pm, Fri 20 August, 2021

VENUE

New Benner Theatre
Metro Arts, West End

TICKETS

General Admission $30 + booking fee

Booking fee $0.50 per ticket purchased

THE ARTISTS

Siobhan Gibbs
Siobhan Gibbs is a performance artist, MC, and community worker in Meanjin/Brisbane. She graduated from QUT with a Bachelor of Human Services and Bachelor of Creative Industries. Siobhan is the co-captain of For The Record, both producing and MCing the event for over 2 years. Siobhan is also a member of Chance Collective, Zen Zen Zo Physical Theatre, and a dance captain for the Common People’s Dance Project with Neridah Waters. Siobhan debuted her performance persona, Gogo Bumhole in 2020 at Candy Social Club, and has continued to perform the disco gremlin regularly in the Meanjin club scene including Shandy, Candy x Mardis Gras and FROOT. Siobhan is excitedly debuted her solo work, Sewer Rat Girl, in May 2021 and is excited for a future Meanjin season.

Maja Hanna
Maja Hanna Liwszyc is a storyteller, theatre-maker, mover and shaker. She has a decades-long background in theatre and has worked as a performer for many festivals and companies including Zen Zen Zo, Imaginary Theatre, Woodford, Shakespeare Unplugged (Brisbane), PVI Collective, PIAF, Fringe, Upstart, Class Act, Emergence Co (Perth) and Punchdrunk (UK). She has also spent the last five years of her career creating her own work. For the movers, she steers the good ship Gold Coast in the Common People’s Dance Eisteddford. For the talkers, she began and continues to run a rollicking storytelling night in Brisbane (For The Record). For the creators, she works with people from all walks to unlock their authentic expression (in groups and 1:1). Her creations are carefully and craftily considered – combined with a hefty sprinkling of Random Things That Come Up in the Moment. She believes fervently in playful art and artful play.

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. 

PINK MATTER B’DAY BATTLES

PINK MATTER B’DAY BATTLES

PINK MATTER B’DAY BATTLES

Presented by Pink Matter & Metro Arts

We’re celebrating Pink Matter’s 4th birthday with a kick-ass party!

Presented by Pink Matter and Breakin’ Events, we bring to you 1v1 Womxns’ and 1v1 Open style categories.

Dress fresh, hit the bar and get ready for a wild night of performances, cyphers and battles.

DATES

3pm, Sat 21 AuG, 2021

VENUE

New Benner Theatre
Metro Arts, West End

TICKETS

Spectator Admission $20 + booking fee

Booking fee $0.50 per ticket purchased

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. 

THIS AIN’T NO PUSSY SHOW

THIS AIN’T NO PUSSY SHOW

THIS AIN’T NO PUSSY SHOW

By Kate Harman with Toby Angus

Presented by Metro Arts and Brisbane Festival

Ever wondered if patriarchy was a pyramid scheme for men?

Kate has, and she ain’t pussying around; she has a boy to raise and he has questions.

Why are you shouting?

Am I really toxic?

How come you can say dick but I can’t say pussy?

Using text, movement, skateboarding, map-making and rap music This Ain’t No Pussy Show takes a poetic and personal dive into the relationship between mother and son.

It’s a messy, wild, unpredictable, and sometimes foolish terrain – this is their map, a navigation of danger and misunderstanding.

 

DATES

Fri 17 – Sat 18 Sep, 2021

TIMES

Fri 7:30pm, Sat 3pm + 7:30pm

VENUE

New Benner Theatre
Metro Arts, West End

TICKETS

General Admission $42 + booking fee
Concession $35 + booking fee
Groups 6+ $35 + booking fee

Booking fee $0.50 per ticket purchased

AGES + WARNINGS

Suitable for ages 15+.

THE ARTISTS

Kate Harman – Concept/Direction/Performance
Kate Harman is an Australian dancer and choreographer. She has created and performed in dance, theatre, circus, performative installation and in projects created with amateurs and young people. She is a core member of The Farm, collaborating on works such as Cockfight, The Ninth Wave, Throttle and Helpmann Award winning TIDE. Her practice currently focuses on the notions of authenticity and connection, in the context of performance. Her works have been presented nationally and internationally in the contexts such as Dance Massive, Darwin Festival, Bleach Festival, Festival 2018 (for the Commonwealth Games), the United Kingdom through Dance Touring Partnership and GAM, Chile. As a performer she has been nominated for a Greenroom Award and with The Farm won a Helpmann, Drovers and most recently an Australian Dance Award.

Toby Angus – Performer/Collaborator
Toby Angus is an active 16 year old, with a wide range of interests including music, skateboarding, boxing and performing. He trained with The Farm through the Greenhouse program, performing in several projects, the most notable being The Ninth Wave, as part of Bleach Festival 2018. He performed in the opening of Bleach Festival 2017 in the work Horizons with Angels as part of the children’s chorus and his first professional performance was in the work Sundowner by Kage Physical Theatre, at The Arts Centre Gold Coast in 2012. He also featured in the music video, Paint this Land by Busby Marou in 2017. Outside of school he is currently learning guitar, training in boxing and taking voice/singing lessons.

Gavin Webber- Writer & Director
Gavin started dancing late after many lost years spent hitch-hiking, skiing, writing, camping and studying. Eventually he decided to start making art instead and joined Meryl Tankard’s Australian Dance Theatre and following that Belgian company Ultima Vez. Throughout his career Gavin has worked between Australia and Europe and was Artistic Director of Dancenorth from 2005 to 2009. His present role is as co-Artistic Director of The Farm. He was awarded the Sidney Myer Individual Performing Arts Award in 2017, and with The Farm a Helpmann, a Drover’s Award and an Ausdance award. He also had a sandwich named after him in Lucia’s Cafe in Adelaide. Gavin has written text for a number of works over the past 15 years including Cockfight, Lawn, Food Chain & Remember Me as well as for Letzte Welten and You’re a Winner for Theatre Freiburg, Germany. Gavin completed a screenwriting course for AFTRS in 2020.

Min Collie-Holmes – Dramaturg
Melinda (Min) Collie-Holmes graduated from the NIDA Directing Course in 1997 and has worked in a diverse range of roles in both performing arts and community engagement, nationally and internationally over a 20 year professional career. She has worked as an Artistic Director, Director, CEO, Producer, Dramaturg and Strategic planner for a number of Australia’s leading arts and cultural organisations including Shopfront Theatre for Young People, Sydney Opera House, Sydney Theatre Company, Big h’Art, Contact Inc, Australian Art Orchestra, Darwin Festival, City of Gold Coast, Circa ( Festival 2018) and Bleached Arts. She has extensive directing and dramaturgy experience working with theatre and young people, having worked as the AD/ CEO for Shopfront Theatre for Young People in Sydney. She has delivered a vast range of projects and programs from international collaborations and commissions; to large-scale community projects; to projects that have developed and profiled local artists and arts organisations.

Kate Harman Concept/Direction/Performance

Gavin Webber Writer & Director

Toby Angus Performer/Collaborator

Min Collie-Holmes Dramaturg

Anna Whitaker Composition & Sound Design

Chloe Ogilvie Lighting Design & Production Management

Rozina Suliman Costume & Set Design

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

Brisbane Festival is an initiative of the Queensland Government and Brisbane City Council. This Ain’t No Pussy Show is produced by The Farm with development support from La Boite as part of HWY 2020, and supported by Supercell: Festival of Contemporary Dance through The Makers Program – a commissioning project assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body; the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland; the Regional Arts Development Fund which is a partnership between the Queensland Government and City of Gold Coast to support local arts and culture in regional Queensland; and proudly supported by HOTA Home of the Arts. Additional support from WOW Australia.

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. 

FUNNY MUMMIES COMEDY GALA

FUNNY MUMMIES COMEDY GALA

FUNNY MUMMIES COMEDY GALA

By Jenny Wynter

Presented by Metro Arts and Brisbane Festival

Three Hilarious Mamas. One Rocking Show.

Jump aboard the life-raft of laughter and join award-winning comedian and mother of six Jenny Wynter for this smashing evening of comedy.

Launched with a mission to improve mothers’ mental health through laughter, Wynter has assembled some of Australia’s funniest comedians who also happen to have birthed loin fruit.

You’ll cackle, you’ll shriek, you’ll make like Patrick Swayze and have the time of your life.

DATES

Wed 22 – Sat 25 Sep, 2021

TIMES

7:30pm

VENUE

New Benner Theatre
Metro Arts, West End

TICKETS

General Admission $42 + booking fee
Concession $35 + booking fee
Groups 6+ $35 + booking fee

Booking fee $0.50 per ticket purchased

AGES + WARNINGS

Suitable for ages 15+.

THE ARTISTS

Jenny Wynter
Jenny Wynter is an award-winning comedian who has performed at festivals and venues all over the world. She got her start training in improvised comedy with some of the greatest teachers in the world including with Second City USA and Loose Moose Theatre in Canada. Her awards include Best Variety Show at United Solo Festival NYC, the Award for Excellence in Cabaret at Melbourne Fringe She won the ABC iView Pitch Perfect Award for her web series concept Viking Mama! (based on her live show of the same name), and is a Green Room Award nominee for Best Cabaret Writing. Jenny is a passionate mental health advocate and the founder of Funny Mummies™.

Kat Davidson
Seeing Kat on stage is like visiting an old friend you haven’t met yet. She’s shared the stage with the world’s best comics (Stephen K Amos, Steven Wright, Dave Hughes to shamelessly name drop a few), tamed a shed full of drunk miners, kept a 17 year marriage off the rocks and is currently being parented by her five year old. She can be heard regularly across Queensland ABC radio and has headlined the best clubs in Australia and Canada. She is also the co-producer of the highly successful Ladies Comedy Nights in Brisbane, can regularly be found at sea performing for huge crowds on P&O Cruise ships and enjoyed sell out seasons of her original show Untidy at the 2012 Brisbane Comedy Festival and husband and wife co-production He Said, She Said (with husband Stav Davidson) at Wonderland Festival.

Ellen Briggs
Ellen Briggs is an author, comedy writer, and professional MC but is most at home on the stage doing stand up comedy. She is a popular and regular guest on ABC NSW’s political satire show Thank God It’s Friday, and her quick wit and relatable personality has landed her a weekly spot as guest comedian on Triple M Radio on the Gold Coast, as well as often sitting in as co-host for their popular breakfast and drive time shows. Early in 2019 she was a guest on the popular TV Show – Hughsey We Have A Problem on Channel 10.  She is also a regular writer on the hit TV Show Kinne starring Troy Kinne which is now in its third season of production.

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

Brisbane Festival is an initiative of the Queensland Government and Brisbane City Council. 

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. 

RESTRUNG FESTIVAL

RESTRUNG FESTIVAL

RESTRUNG FESTIVAL

Presented by Restrung Productions and Metro Arts

Immerse yourself in this banquet of strings-driven music, dance, theatre and art that pushes the boundaries of music and art.

In 2021, the all-star line-up of artists explore the spaces within and between musical and artistic genres of classical, electronica, folk, jazz, rock, pop, minimalism and more.

Alongside genre-bending performances, audiences can immerse themselves in installations created by Lawrence English, Pat Hoffie, Leah Barclay and more.

 

DATES

Thu 14 – Sat 16 Oct, 2021

VENUE

New Benner Theatre
Metro Arts, West End

TICKETS

This event is not yet on sale. Please check back closer to the event for the full event and ticketing details.

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. 

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

This project is supported by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body.

BOYLE AND WATERS IN LEOTARD

BOYLE AND WATERS IN LEOTARD

BOYLE AND WATERS IN LEOTARD

debase productions

Presented by Metro Arts 

Grab your pals for a rollicking night out, this festival-fav is back with a nostalgia-blaring homage to the humble leotard and its epic transformational possibilities.

Vintage leotards, glittering with sequins, Lycra in every colour of the rainbow. One by one, the performers pull on the Lycra and are transformed. Who were the women who wore these leotards? What were their secrets? And how many interpretive dance routines will there be?

Two of Australia’s most fearless physical comedians, Bridget Boyle and Neridah Waters, present this joyous celebration of performance, body-positivity and glitter.

“A true master-class in physical comedy and storytelling.
Nothing Ever Happens in Brisbane

“…funny and surprisingly poignant …Neridah Waters and Bridget Boyle made an unmatchable duo.”
– Theatre Haus

DATES

Thu 9 – Sat 18 Dec

TIMES

7:30pm

VENUE

New Benner Theatre
Metro Arts, West End

TICKETS

General Admission $42 + booking fee
Preview Thu 9 Dec / $35 + booking fee
Concession
$35 + booking fee
Groups 6+ $35 + booking fee

Booking fee $0.50 per ticket purchased

AGES + WARNINGS

Suitable for ages 15+.

Image by Jade Ellis.

THE ARTISTS

Neridah Waters (Performer/Creator) is a choreographer, performer and theatre maker. She’s toured her work extensively in Australia and overseas with Lala Parlour, Common People Dance Project, Brides of Frank and The Escapists. She’s worked as an actor/choreographer for La Boîte, Queensland Theatre, Imaginary Theatre, DeBase, Metro Arts, Brisbane Powerhouse, PlayLab and NORPA. She’s choreographed large-scale community projects for Queensland Music Festival and QPAC’s Out Of The Box Festival. She runs an ironic Eisteddfod with a regular outcome at Brisbane Festival. She recently performed Boyle and Waters in LEOTARD at Metro Arts, ran the Common People Dance Eisteddfod and Socially Distanced Dance Club at Brisbane Festival and directed the Flipside Circus show for HOTA’s Scoop Festival.

Dr. Bridget Boyle (Performer/Creator) is a co-founder of debase productions, winner of the 2018 Gold Matilda award for special contribution to Queensland theatre. She has worked extensively in the field of clowning as a director, performer and teacher, having studied with Philippe Gaulier in 2001. With debase productions she has been involved in the creation (writing, directing and performance) of many new works, including The Longest Minute (co-production with Queensland Theatre and JUTE), co-winner of Best Mainstage Production Matilda Awards 2018. For Queensland Theatre she has appeared in The Works: Taking Aim, The Estimator, Lily Can’t Sleep, Europe, The Venetian Twins, Scapin and Backseat Drivers. For La Boite theatre, she appeared in Romeo and Juliet and He Died with a Felafel in his Hand (with Someone Productions). Directing credits include, for JUTE theatre: To Kill a Cassowary, for Queensland Theatre: The Holidays, The Longest Minute (co-pro with JUTE and debase), Rice (QPDA Finalists reading), The Landmine is Me and Hurry up and Wait. For Flipside Circus and Metro Arts: We Live Here (co-directed with Natano Fa’anana, Winner, Best Direction 2018 Matilda Awards).

Lucas Stibbard (Director / Creator) makes theatre and performance work as an actor, performer, director, designer, dramaturg, writer, educator and producer. With The Escapists, a multi-disciplinary collective he co-founded, he co-wrote, co-directed, produced and performed in the critically acclaimed, multi-award winning, nationally and internationally touring boy girl wall (for which he received a Helpmann Award nomination) Elephant Gun for the World Theatre Festival 2011 and 2012, Attack of the Attacking Attackers!, Packed and Suburbia for the Brisbane Festival. Lucas’ performing work both nationally and internationally has included: Bell Shakespeare (Richard III and The Alchemist national tours), La Boite (Straight White Men, The Danger Age, Zig Zag Street national tour), Queensland Theatre (Constellations, The Seagull, Macbeth, Hamlet, Fractions, Grimm Tales, Real Inspector Hound, Black Comedy, Eating Ice Cream With Your Eyes Closed, Richard II), The State Theatre Company of South Australia (Hamlet), Melbourne Theatre Company (North by Northwest), Shake n Stir (A Christmas Carol), and Windmill Theatre (Grug including IPAY Florida and Imaginate Edinburgh and China in November/December 2017). Film and Television appearances include Hoges, Harrow, Wanted, Prank Patrol, Kokoda and The Great Raid. This year Lucas was invited to join the UK cast of North By Northwest for their UK premiere season as well as their Canadian Premiere season. 

Neridah Waters Performer / Creator

Bridget Boyle Performer / Creator

Lucas Stibbard Director / Creator / Sound Designer / Scenic Designer

Cameron Clark Scenic Designer / Design Realisation

Christine Felmingham Lighting Designer

Nathan Sibthorpe Video Designer

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

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. 

PINK INC

PINK INC

PINK INC

Presented by Pink Matter & Metro Arts

Join the Pink Matter team and say bye-bye to 2021 with this end-of-year party like no other!

Fresh from a massive year as Metro Arts’ 2021 Company in Residence, Pink Matter are inviting a cavalcade of guests to join them for one of the hypest dance events of the year.

Grab your posse and get ready for this mind-bending evening of entertainment, as some of the fiercest dance talents in Queensland set the tone to welcome 2022 with an effervescent bang.

 

DATES

6:30pm, Mon 20 Dec, 2021

VENUE

New Benner Theatre
Metro Arts, West End

TICKETS

General Admission $10 + booking fee

Booking fee $0.50 per ticket purchased

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.