PERFORMANCES 2019

Each year, Metro Arts partners with leading independent artists and companies from around Australia to co-present seasons of remarkable contemporary performance.

In 2019, Metro Arts supported the following performance premieres and LOCAL seasons.  

2019 PERFORMANCE PREMIERES

MAGPIE

Spanning from young love to aging cynicism, Magpie is a coming-of-age story that will thrill and delight like lemonade ice-blocks and a swim on a hot day.

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EXPLAIN NORMAL

Are there normal ways to eat, walk, sit, speak and die?
Why do we get so hung up on being normal? What is normal anyway and who gets to decide?

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TOWER OF BABEL

A story from the ancient world that begins with one language and told in this country that began with many languages.
Does language explain us or divide us?

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2019 LOCAL SEASONS

REAGAN KELLY by Lewis Treston

A high achiever fallen from grace chases oblivion like a punk rock dynamo. Is it better to start playing by the rules or to set the things that ‘matter’ ablaze?

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KILL CLIMATE DENIERS by David Finnigan

A Parliament House concert is hijacked by eco- terrorists – Australia is to immediately cease all carbon emissions and coal exports or they’ll start executing their 1,700 hostages. Finnigan’s controversial work, set to a playlist of banging 90’s tunes, premieres in Queensland.

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LOVE AND INFORMATION by Caryl Churchill

58 scenes and over 120 characters duck and weave through a dazzling theatrical collage looking at the way we communicate and interact as human beings in our contemporary world of information overload and anxiety.

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