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REAGAN KELLY by Lewis Treston

REAGAN KELLY by Lewis Treston

CO-PRESENTED WITH ROCKET BOY ENSEMBLE

Tim Hill directs award winning playwright Lewis Treston’s quintessentially Brisbane show that Queensland audiences have never seen.

Everyone is telling former school captain Reagan Kelly that she should get a degree, get a job, get married and do the whole ‘life’ thing… but what do they really know about life? Her parents are getting divorced, her brother is dating a creep, even her gay best friend has lost his sparkle. But, when Reagan wakes up next to a nineteen year old nice guy, she begins to wonder if she should start playing by the rules or whether it’s always better to set the things that ‘matter’ ablaze.

Reagan Kelly is a bitterly hysterical comedy about trying to find meaning when life has stopped making sense.

KEY CREATIVES

Lewis Treston – Playwright
Tim Hill – Director
Danielle Carney – Producer

Jessica Palfrey – Designer
Shea Hines – Assistant Designer
Shannon Maugham – Stage Manager

CAST
Emily Carr, Chris Kellett, Elise Greig, Jeremiah Wray, Lisa Huynh, Fraser Crane & Jackson McGovern. 

Image by Matthew Doueal.

DATES

20 March – 30 March 2019

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ARTISTS

Rocket Boy Ensemble

Rocket Boy Ensemble is a Brisbane based group of like-minded artists whose vision is to create opportunities for artists of varying disciplines to collaborate together on new Australian work, from traditional narrative driven theatre to innovative performance events. Our past projects include Romeo & Juliet, Pre- Drinks by Lewis Treston, a creative development of ‘That Vagina Play’ as apart of HOTA’s Indie season and most recently a new experimental work ‘A Toast to Joni’ has received its first development in Brisbane.​

Lewis Treston

Lewis is an award-winning emerging playwright based in Queensland. This year his new comedy Meat Eaters received a Rough Draft development at the Sydney Theatre Company. His Patrick White Award winning comedy Hot Tub was commissioned by ATYP as a part of their writer in residence program and was also presented as a moved reading as a part of the La Boite HWY festival. Follow Me Home was commissioned by ATYP in conjunction with ACYP and will premier at Riverside Theatres in 2019. His short play The Arcade was presented as a part of Intersection at ATYP and published by Currency Press. In 2015 his play Reagan Kelly was produced by NIDA as a graduation piece and was subsequently shortlisted for Belvoir’s Philip Parsons Fellowship. Other plays and screenplays include Pre-Drinks, Anita Elizabeth Jensen, Fireworks and Blood & Tinsel. He is a graduate from both NIDA and QUT. 

TIM HILL

B.A. Griffith University, ATCL Trinity College London, MFA Directing NIDA 

Timothy Hill is a freelance director of musical theatre, plays, cabaret, dance and film. In 2015 he completed a Masters of Fine Arts Directing at NIDA under the tutorship of Dr. Egil Kipste). Currently directing Spring Awakening (Underground Broadway) and Bang Bang: Featuring Ronda Burchmore  (TAM Presents/Brisbane Festival). Recent directing credits include sold out production of Wheel of Fortune (Metro Arts/TAM Presents) Rent (QPAC/Matt Ward Entertainment) This Is Our Youth (Underground Broadway) Rent (Matt Ward Entertainment/Powerhouse) new Australian Musical Showtrain (Federation University) and Mary Poppins (Arts Centre Gold Coast) Into The Woods (The Performers Studio/Arts Centre Gold Coast), Cabaret, A Cabaret (The Performers Studio). Other career highlights include; for Raw Metal: Metalworx (Writer/Assistant Director), Amped (Writer/Assistant Director), Funky Beats (Writer/Director – critically acclaimed national tour) and in Melbourne: From The Inside (Co-Director – Industry Dance), Evolution of Love (Collaboration – Writer/Co-Director), Time: A Story Of Youth (Project Y Writer/Co- Director) Electric Avenue (Troy Armstrong) Twist and Turns (Oscar Theatre Company – Director) and Off/On (Oscar Theatre Company – Director) Spring Awakening (Nida – Director). His directorial work in film includes: film clip Gold for Triple J unearthed artist Donatachi in 2015. As assistant director Stranger I Am (NIDA- Craig Ilott) As dramaturg Left Behind & Uninvited Guest (Merge Dance Theatre). As a teacher he has conducted his acting, acting for musical theatre, theatre and production classes at leading training and tertiary institutions around the country.

DANIELLE CARNEY

Danielle is a Brisbane based producer and director. She is a co-founder of Rocket Boy Ensemble a collective specialising in event based immersive theatre. Most recently she produced and directed a new work, A TOAST TO JONI (2018).

Her credits include: PRE-DRINKS by Lewis Treston for (Rocket Boy Ensemble 2013 and Anywhere Theatre Festival 2014) RETAIL THERAPY by Cassandra Waterford (Wonderland Festival 2016), Ragtime (Anywhere Theatre Festival 2016), CONNECT FOUR by Alanya Bridge (Harvest Rain and Home of the Arts 2015), 25th ANNUAL PUTNAM SPELLING BEE (Underground Productions 2014), OASIS: THE MUSICAL by Bradley McCaw (2 High Festival – mentored by Sue Rider 2015), FAT/SNOB by Lewis Treston (Short and Sweet 2015), THE ART OF CONVERSATION by David Steward (Short and Sweet Festival, winner: Best Comedy award 2013) Romeo and Juliet for Rocket Boy Ensemble (Rocket Boy 2012). She also had the privilege of working with some of Queensland’s most accomplished artists as apart of OPERA QUEENSLAND’s OPEN STAGES program in 2015 and 2016.

KILL CLIMATE DENIERS by David Finnigan

KILL CLIMATE DENIERS by David Finnigan

CO-PRESENTED WITH THAT PRODUCTION COMPANY

Join the call to arms if you dare, as a militant cell of eco-activists takes the audience hostage during a concert at Parliament House. The demand is simple: Australia is to immediately cease all carbon emissions and coal exports or they’ll start executing their 1,700 hostages.

But they’re not the only ones to take the title literally. Between scenes of bloody action and banging 90’s tunes, writer David Finnigan discusses the outrage the play’s title provoked from Andrew Bolt and his cabal of conservative bloggers. The original production was shut down in the ensuing shitstorm, leading Finnigan to eventually fold the scandal into the play.

Kill Climate Deniers is a controversial take on the climate change ‘debate’, in Australia. It’s a play written within a play, an action film inside a documentary, a satire inside a rave, and now it’s set to explode here in the Sunshine State.

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

Kill Climate Deniers was first produced by Griffin Theatre Company, in January 2018 at the SBW Stables Theatre.

MORE INFORMATION

Unsure if Kill Climate Deniers is right for you? Click HERE for some more information from THAT Production Company that might help! 

ONLINE PROGRAM

Click HERE to download the online program for Kill Climate Deniers!

KEY CREATIVES

Timothy Wynn: Director
Cassandra Ramsay: Creative Producer
Playwright: David Finnigan
Liam Lowth: Assistant Director
Aaron Dora: Assistant Producer

Featuring:
Clementine Anderson, Julie Cotterell, Stephanie Elliott, Asabi Goodman, Caitlin Hill, Ella Macrokanis, Charlene Masters, Georgia Politakis and Jessica Veurman.

Image by Matthew Doueal.

DATES

15 – 25 May 2019

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THE ARTIST

THAT Production Company

THAT: (Demonstrative pronoun) A person, thing or idea as pointed out as present, but in reference to a person, thing or idea before mentioned.

THAT Production Company is an independent theatre company based in Ipswich, Queensland. Artistic Director Timothy Wynn and Creative Producer Cassandra Ramsay have been curating, collaborating and creating a range of theatrical experiences since 2009, with over 15 plays (including the Australian premiere of the Pulitzer Prize-winning play Ruined by Lynn Nottage; When the Rain Stops Falling by Andrew Bovell; A Lie of the Mind by Sam Shepard; Yielding by Emma Workman) and over 30 other events (including play-readings, workshops, public interviews, installations, film screenings, poetry readings and more) produced under the THAT Production Company banner.

www.thatproductioncompany.com.au

LOVE AND INFORMATION by Caryl Churchill

LOVE AND INFORMATION by Caryl Churchill

CO-PRESENTED WITH ROBERT THE CAT

A contemporary masterpiece by one of the most important playwrights working today. In 58 short scenes and with over 120 characters, the play is a dazzling collage that looks at the way we communicate and interact as human beings in a contemporary world of information overload and anxiety.

The timeless and dazzling music of Bach’s “Goldberg Variations” provides a path through this theatrical tour de force.

Scenes of tragedy, humour, banality and mystery as well as a constant stream of sometimes recognizable and often strange slices of life, examine how we process information, how we remember, create meaning, and seek love and understanding.

KEY CREATIVES

Lisa O’Neill – Director
Anatoly Frusin – Director
Rosalind Williams – Voice Coach
Geoff Squires – Lighting Designer

Actors;
Zac Boulton, Katy Cotter, Amy Hauser, Caitlin Hill, Calum Johnston, Darcy Jones, Patrick Mu’a, Chelsea O’Brien, Paige Poulier & Peter Wood

Image by Matthew Doueal.

DATES

31 July – 10 August 2019

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DIGITAL PROGRAM

View the online program HERE

CHAT WITH THE CAT!

In the lead up to the show, find out some useful ‘information’ and feel the ‘love’… follow the actors as they post daily blogs about their characters and scenes including creative writings, reflections, research and facts!
https://www.robertthecattheatre.com/blog-1

THE ARTIST

Robert the Cat

 

Robert the Cat (RTC) is a new theatre collective headed by Lisa O’Neill and Anatoly Frusin (directors), and Rosalind Williams (vocal coach). Together, they have directed and taught within the acting program at TAFE Queensland for over a decade; and maintained a wide range of national and international creative practice across many theatrical platforms and genres.

For the past 10 years they have had the pleasure of working with apprentice actors within an educational setting, developing contemporary works that are highly crafted and marked by an emotional intensity, physicality and theatricality.

The Robert the Cat collective has been established to take the work of these practitioners to a broader public, provide the many talented graduates from the course with a platform to continue their theatre practice, and create an opportunity to showcase their skilled work as emerging performers in challenging contemporary theatre practice.

Visit Robert the Cat’s website.

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ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS