BOYLE AND WATERS IN LEOTARD

BY BRIDGET BOYLE & NERIDAH WATERS

Two of Queensland’s most fearless physical comedians, Neridah Waters and Bridget Boyle, are combining to form Boyle and Waters in LEOTARD.

Two performers. Dozens of vintage leotards. A million sequins.

Who were the women who wore these leotards? What were their secrets? And how many interpretive dance routines will there be?

Leotards reveal the truth of the body, underneath the most absurd layers of adornment. In LEOTARD, Boyle and Waters reveal the truths of these characters under their absurd adornment of mental sequins. Leotard is a timely exploration of the performance of womanhood via lashings of Lycra.

KEY CREATIVES

Bridget Boyle – Performer / Creator
Neridah Waters – Performer / Creator
Lucas Stibbard – Director / Creator / Sound Designer / Scenic Designer
Cameron Clark – Scenic Designer / Design Realisation
Christine Felmingham – Lighting Designer
Nathan Sibthorpe – Video Designer

Image by Lucas Stibbard. 

DATES

7:30pm, 4 – 8 February 2020

WHERE

Sue Benner Theater
Metro Arts

PRICE

General Admission $32 + booking fee
Concession $25 + booking fee
General Admission & Concession tickets available from 13 Dec 2019.  

THE ARTIST

BRIDGET BOYLE

Bridget Boyle is a performer, director, teacher and clown. She is a co-founder of debase productions, whose original comic works, such as Lily Can’t Sleep, Chasing the Lollyman and Hurry up and Wait, have toured Australia and internationally. With David Megarrity, she performs in Warmwaters, a musical comedy duo that premiered at the Brisbane Cabaret Festival in 2015. 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 someone productions at La Boite, she performed in He Died with a Felafel in his Hand. In 2005 she was nominated for a Helpmann Award for Best Actress in a Musical. Most recently she performed as the Nurse in La Boite Theatre Company’s production of Romeo and Juliet.

NERIDAH WATERS

Neridah Waters is a choreographer, theatre maker and performer. She trained as an actor at UWS at Napean then in Japan with Tadashi Suzuki and Frank Theatre. She has toured extensively to Belgium, The Netherlands, Canada, England and the USA with her projects Tarnished, The Common People Dance Project and boy girl wall. Neridah is a founding member of Lala Parlour, The Escapists and Brides of Frank and has performed and choreographed shows with Queensland Theatre, La Boite, NORPA, debase as well as Boomtown, Under this Sky and The Power Within for Queensland Music Festival.

LUCAS STIBBARD

Lucas Stibbard makes theatre: As Director: The Fledglings, Lost Property Rules (Queensland Theatre); Ride, Their Name Liveth (Backbone); Constellations, Love & Information, Attempts on Her Life (QUT); Eternity (USQ); Chalk, Breaker Morant (Empire Theatre); The Laramie Project (Brisbane Powerhouse); Fewer Emergencies (Metro Arts); boy girl wall, Packed (The Escapists); >< R&J (Breadbeard Collective/La Boite). As Dramaturg: The Prometheus Project (Queensland Theatre); The Tragedy of Richard III, A Tribute of Sorts (La Boite); The Voice In The Walls (Imaginary). A1/6 of The Escapists. Awards: NIDA Fellowship; Brian Boak Bursary; Jean Trundle Bursary; Matilda Award – Best Actor Supporting Role (New Royal); Matilda Commendation – Best Independent Production (boy girl wall); Matilda Award – Devising (boy girl wall);The Victor Award IPAY (Grug); Green Room Award Best Ensemble (North By Northwest), Helpmann Award Nomination – Best Actor boy girl wall.

CHRISTINE FELMINGHAM

Christine Felmingham has created lighting designs for: STATUM (Counterpilot & Flipside Circus); The Secret Garden (Queensland Theatre); TRUTHMACHINE (Counterpilot); The Trial (Queensland Theatre); Echo (Expressions Dance Company); Sweet Charity (Understudy Productions); Rovers (Belloo Creative); The Sound of a Finished Kiss (Now Look Here); Crunch Time (Counterpilot); The Dead Devils of Cockle Creek (Playlab & La Boite); Spectate(Counterpilot); Short+Sweet 2017 (Short+Sweet QLD); Splendour (Now Look Here); Short+Sweet 2016 (Short+Sweet QLD); Allen (Awkward Productions); Architects Reborn: Arena Spectacular (Architects of Sound); A Slight Ache & The Lover (Now Look Here); Children of the Sun (QUT Acting); Of Little Matter (Vena Cava Productions) and Iphigenia 2.0 (Vena Cava Productions). She has worked as an Associate Designer for Ben Hughes: From Darkness (La Boite); and David Walters: Everyday Requiem (Expressions Dance Company); Lest we Forget (Queensland Ballet); Prize Fighter (La Boite Theatre Company). Christine has bachelor degrees’ in Technical Production and Drama through QUT.

NATHAN SIBTHORPE

Nathan Sibthorpe is an award-winning contemporary performance-maker and AV Designer based in Brisbane, Australia. Currently, he is the director of Counterpilot – the collective of techno-troublemakers responsible for interactive transmedia performance works like Crunch Time (2018) and Truthmachine (2019). Nathan was previously Queensland Theatre Company’s Geek-In-Residence in 2012-14; the Festival Director of Short+Sweet Queensland from 2013-16; an Australia Council JUMP artist in 2012; and the Creative Director for Markwell Presents Cinematic Theatre Company from 2016-18. Nathan has been nominated for eight Matilda Awards, receiving the award for Best AV Design in 2017 (Blue Bones) and the Lord Mayor’s Award for Best New Australian Work in 2018 (Crunch Time). In 2011 he received a Green Room Groundling Award and in 2017 he was the recipient of the Dr Don Batchelor Award for Drama Research at QUT. Nathan teaches performance studies at QUT, where he holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts with distinction, and a Masters Degree in contemporary performance.

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

The Creative Sparks Fund is a partnership between the Queensland Government and Brisbane City Council to support local arts and culture in Brisbane.