THE FINAL INTERVIEW AND SHARDS

THE FINAL INTERVIEW AND SHARDS

Screening at Metro Arts for one night only! Don’t miss the Australian premiere of The Final Interview by infamous underground horror director, Fred Vogel, creator of the August Underground Trilogy.
 
It will be followed by the world premiere of Shards, the debut feature film from Brisbane based director, Michael Riley, featuring performances by local talent Dean Mayer, Tahlia Jade, Darren Osmond, David Beamish and Colin Dixon. The director and some of the cast members will be present for an audience Q&A after the film. 
 
The Final Interview // 
A veteran newscaster desperate for ratings secures an interview with a mass murderer on death row the night before the man is set to be executed. What our newscaster thinks will be an easy ratings boost turns into a dangerous psychological game between two manipulative alpha males.
 
Shards //
The lives of several self-absorbed outcasts are thrown into chaos when two sadistic killers attempt to collect on a dead man’s debt to a temperamental drug dealer, setting off a chain reaction of betrayal and violence that will irreparably shatter the lives of all those involved.  
 
 

WARNINGS

This event is restricted to patrons aged 18 years and over. This event may contain nudity, swearing or offensive language, adult themes, smoking or smoke effects, and depiction of drug use. Please note Shards contains frequent coarse language, high impact sexual references, a brief depiction of sexual violence and explicit clips of sexual activity. The Final Interview contains explicit language and themes and one very violent scene. 

WHERE

Epson Lumen Room, Metro Arts

WHEN

20 DECEMBER, 6pm

PRICES

General Admission to one film $13.00 + booking fee. 
Concession to one film $10.00 + booking fee. 
General Admission to both films $18.00 + booking fee. 
Concession to both films $14.00 + booking fee. 

ROB KNAGGS // SUNDAY

ROB KNAGGS // SUNDAY

Rob Knaggs and Sunday are wanderers. Having been inspired by vastly different ecologies through their expansive dream-like music, they are coming together for a visually captivating night at Metro Arts’ Epson Lumen Room on Saturday, November 16th.

 
ROB KNAGGS //
Brisbane avant-cellist Rob Knaggs is fast gaining a reputation with audiences for his dynamic walls of sound and live performances that transport them to the northern reaches of his adopted home in the sub-arctic. In the last five years, he’s performed concerts for beluga whales and beneath the northern lights, collaborated with throat singers, played support to Montreal sound wizard Tim Hecker, represented Manitoba at travel conferences across North America, and captivated audiences at the renowned Woodford Folk Festival.
 
Taking influence from the allusive ethereality of Bjork and the epic orchestrations of Arcade Fire, Knaggs runs his cello through an array of effects and loop stations to compose his spine-tingling works. Recorded at Collector Studio in Winnipeg, MB and mastered at Sigur Ros’ home studio Sundlaugin by Birgir Jon Birgirsson, Rob’s latest EP, Foreshore, showcases a performance of cinematic soundtrack and shimmering post-rock, from the bittersweet lilts of Kallie, the rumbling abrasion of Ghosting, to the final haunting textures of A Natural Response.
 
Knaggs’ evocative performance is enhanced by a stunning visual display of Canada’s north, recounting his years spent living in the town of Churchill, Manitoba. Captured by Tomas Taylor and Elbert Bakker, the footage of Churchill’s otherworldly ecology provides a context to the vast landscapes and isolation reflected in Rob’s brooding live set that has charmed audiences across Australia and North America.
 
 
SUNDAY //
Sunday is music drawn from the Californian desert, music that producer Aaron Shanahan has provoked from its rocks and rinsed from its open sky. As musical director, musician and singer for Indie-Dance band Miami Horror, Aaron has spent over half a decade performing, Djing, writing and collaborating-a current of exploration that has swept him inexorably towards the heart and heat of Sunday.
 
Sunday is a drenching of the senses-kaleidoscopic pop drifting over modulating textures. Much like the desert that inspired them, Sunday’s songs unfold gradually with gentle permutations that bloom into the mesmeric and ethereal.
 
This same serene detail that defines Sunday has made Aaron a much sought-after collaborator. In just a few years he has toured with the likes of Phoenix, Crystal Fighters, Washed Out, Empire of the Sun and collaborated with Goldroom, Gigamesh, Saint Lou Lou, George Maple and many more.

WHERE

Epson Lumen Room, Metro Arts

WHEN

16 NOVEMBER, 8pm

PRICES

General Admission $15.00 + booking fee. 

TAFE QUEENSLAND ACTING – COMMUNITY OF PRACTICE

TAFE QUEENSLAND ACTING – COMMUNITY OF PRACTICE

PRESENTED BY TAFE QUEENSLAND ACTING

As part of TAFE Queensland Acting’s partnership with Metro Arts, we are co-hosting what will be an annual event night to finish the year, celebrating our recent achievements, and introducing the performance season and new study programs for 2020.

We will be showing you our graduating students’ acting work, spruiking our end of year shows, and sharing some exciting events that will be happening next year at Metro Arts and our own Norman Price Theatre.

We would also like to make it a night of sharing and discussion, both with those people in the community who are already engaged with our program, and for those who may be interested in the unique sort of theatre being made at TAFE Queensland Acting: our culture and repertoire, the work we do with our students and our vision for the future.

Image: The Striker by Caryl Churchill, featuring Amy Hauser & Geena Schwartz, directed by Lisa O’Neill. Image by Warrick Fraser. 

WHERE

Epson Lumen Room, Metro Arts

WHEN

28 OCTOBER, 7pm

PRICES

General Admission FREE! 
Please register for your free ticket via the link below. 

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

ECHOES: STORIES OF THE TAKEN

ECHOES: STORIES OF THE TAKEN

PRESENTED BY IMMERSE CONTEMPORARY YOUTH COMPANY

This year, for their inaugural event, IMMERSE choreographer, Hollie Ison, has collaborated with Melbourne composer, Nick Lee, to produce this original work.

The performers have engaged in research about missing children and the trauma associated with crimes against children, and its effect on their families. Audiences will witness an original score and original choreography, performed live by passionate young contemporary dance artists. The piece focuses on the unspoken and tragic echoes of missing persons and explores expressive movement created specifically to tell their stories. 

WHERE

Epson Lumen Room, Metro Arts

WHEN

24 NOVEMBER, 6:30pm

PRICES

General Admission $45.00 + booking fee. 
Concession $35.00 + booking fee.
Group of 10+ $40.00 per ticket + booking fee. 

DAVID WILLIAMSON’S THE CLUB

DAVID WILLIAMSON’S THE CLUB

PRESENTED BY JPR PRODUCTIONS

The boardroom becomes a battleground when the purchase of a new recruit pits the disgruntled head coach against club President. In the heat of battle, the players threaten a team wide strike and a club legend will use the opportunity to usurp the presidency for himself. Whilst the men each fight for power and control of the Club’s on and off field destiny, the game’s best administrator watches his Machiavellian scheme unfold. Each man will face his truth. Only the strong will survive. But will The Club?

One of Australia’s most beloved plays, The Club is an iconic masterpiece from our greatest playwright, David Williamson. The Club has been revived for a limited four show run for Brisbane audiences, bringing a dramatic yet side-splittingly humorous look at the dawn of the professional sports era in Australian Rules football.

Featuring some of the most memorable characters to ever grace Australian stages, The Club will transport you to back to the 70’s – a time when the ethos of big business had only just started to infiltrate our national game and threatened to leave a veritable trail of crushed egos and shattered dreams in its wake.  

Delivered at a frenetic laugh-a-minute pace, The Club is not just a hilarious romp about footy, it’s a time capsule piece that illuminates Australia as it was, half a century ago.

ABOUT JPR PRODUCTIONS

JPR Productions, headed by Director Jesse Richardson, was established with an interest in reviving Australian theatre classics and with the intention of producing new historically based stories for Australian theatre.

Jesse has worked in the entertainment industry for the past 15 years across all mediums as a writer, actor, producer and director in everything from feature films, theatre, short films, commercials and corporate work.

JPR Productions plans a self-devised work, the period drama “Great South Land” set in frontier Brisbane, circa 1850, as the next project in mid 2020.

 

WHERE

Epson Lumen Room, Metro Arts

WHEN

12 – 14 SEPTEMBER, 7:30pm
15 SEPTEMBER, 2pm

PRICES

General Admission $35 + booking fee
Concession $25 + booking fee

COLOURS OF MY LIFE

COLOURS OF MY LIFE

BY RACHAEL LEAHCAR

‘Every colour is a story to tell and a song to sing.’

Rachael Leahcar placed third on the first season of The Voice, performed with Andrea Bocelli’s orchestra, appeared on RAI Uno television broadcast all over the world and released four top 10 ARIA charting albums… and this is just the beginning!

Having conquered stages around the world, Rachael invites you on a journey down memory lane in this intimate show featuring songs that have stood the test of time, photos and videos from her past and all the behind-the-scenes secrets from her time on The Voice.

With Rachael’s powerful vocals, alluring stage presence and a secret special guest, this is sure to be a favourite for those young and old!

WHERE

Epson Lumen Room, Metro Arts

WHEN

11 OCTOBER, 7:30pm

PRICES

General Admission $27.50 + booking fee. 
Concession $21.50 + booking fee.
Children aged 2 – 15  $17.50 + booking fee.
Group of 10+ $19.50 + booking fee. 
Sound Check Pass (access to 6pm sound check, meet Rachael Leahcar and attend the show) $44.50 + booking fee. 

COCK by Mike Bartlett

COCK by Mike Bartlett

PRESENTED BY BOSCO PRODUCTIONS

Earning rave reviews from its New York and London seasons, Olivier Award-winning playwright Mike Bartlett’s razor-sharp play dissects one man’s emotional indecision in our commitment-phobic age. This hilarious and heartbreaking comedy puts you ringside as John wages war with his lovers, himself and a society that demands an answer to the question, “Who am I?”. 

CAST & CREATIVES

Cast: Julian Curtis, Derek Draper, Ashlee lollback, Paddy Farrelly.
Director: Helen Howard.

WHERE

Sue Benner Theatre, Metro Arts

WHEN

21 – 31 AUGUST, 7:30pm (& 2pm Saturdays)

PRICES

General Admission $44 + booking fee
Concession $34 + booking fee
Group 5+ $34 + booking fee

SOMETHING IN THE WATER

SOMETHING IN THE WATER

BY BIANCA BALITY and JOE WILSON
PRESENTED BY THE NAUGHTY CORNER

Have you ever told a lie?
Done something you wish you hadn’t?
Something that landed you in hot water?

In a town where nothing ever happens and no one ever leaves, best friends Toni, Shane, Mark and Melanie spend their time drinking at their broken down local, swimming at the dam and kicking around their dustbowl town. 

Unable to shake the labels they assigned to one another as children, the teens are desperate to shake things up. Over the course of a single evening old friendships are tested and a seemingly innocent night of drinking and games ends in disaster.

Something in the Water is a play that explores teenage angst, betrayal and the ugly business of growing up. 

CAST & CREATIVES

Director: Jess Bunz
Production Manager: Bianca Bality
Stage Manager: Jordyn Taylor
Set Design: Claire McFadyen
Sound Design: Sabrina Talbot
Cast: Vedran Bicanic, Claire McFadyen, Katie Pierce & Joe Wilson

WHERE

Epson Lumen Room, Metro Arts

WHEN

27 – 29 JUNE, 7:30pm

PRICES

General Admission $25 + booking fee
Early Bird Tickets 
$20 + booking fee (24th – 26th May only)

ALLUSIONIST LIVE

ALLUSIONIST LIVE

WITH HELEN ZALTZMAN

Award-winning British podcast The Allusionist is a logophile’s dream. Ever heard of Toki Pona (said to be ‘the smallest language in the world’) or indefinite hyperbolic numerals (‘zillions, jillions or squillions’)? Have you questioned Western yogic deployments of ‘namaste’, opening lines on dating apps, or dating systems of the BC, AD and BCE kind? Producer and host Helen Zaltzman is here for you. A veteran podcaster with the long-running, hugely popular indie podcast Answer Me This! in 2007 – Zaltzman started making The Allusionist in 2015. In each episode, she rumbles with language with infectious verve and a generous helping of pop culture. In 2019, Zaltzman returns with a show about taking gender out of language through the power of infotainment –  with musical support from Martin Austwick. Join her for a fascinating and irreverent adventure into the world we make with words.

My new favourite is The Allusionist, about words and the English language. Episodes are under 20 minutes, and I haven’t hit a dud yet
Margaret Lyons, The New York Times.

 

“Zaltzman’s enthusiasm for the topics and her guests is what is so appealing about this podcast”
– Buzzfeed

 

“Any podcast involving Helen Zaltzman will always be worth a listen”
– The UK Observer

The show is filled with good humor and a great deal of levity to make one of the funniest and most educational podcasts around”
– The Guardian.

WHERE

Epson Lumen Room, Metro Arts

WHEN

25 MAY, 7pm

PRICES

General Admission $25 + booking fee
Concession
$20 + booking fee

OPERA GALACTICA

OPERA GALACTICA

BY BRISBANE CITY OPERA

Opera Galactica is a hilarious romp that is equal parts opera, hilarious comedy and rollicking space adventure!
Coming to Brisbane direct from the Edinburgh Fringe Festival you don’t want to miss this exclusive Australian Premiere presented by Brisbane City Opera!

“A champagne performance that left this writer chuckling for hours afterwards” 
– Opera Now

 

“If you’re not into opera, it’s sheer entertainment, and if you’re a sophisticate, it’s packed with in-jokes”
– The Herald

WHERE

The Lumen Room, Metro Arts

WHEN

14 – 16 MARCH, 7pm
17 MARCH, 2pm
19 – 22 MARCH, 7pm

PRICES

EARLY BIRD SPECIAL $30 + booking fee (available until 28th February)
General Admission
$35 + booking fee
Concession
$30 + booking fee