THE UNTOUCHED REMAINS
by Shane Anthony & Chopt Logic Productions
In June 2018, the NSW Police Force released the findings of Strike Force Parrabell, a three-year investigation into 88 deaths between 1976 and 2000, each listed as potentially involving motivations of gay-hate bias centered on murders that took place in Sydney. The review found that twenty-seven gay men were likely to have lost their lives to homophobic killers during a violent period of Australia’s history.
The Untouched Remains is a physical and verbatim theatre work investigating how inherent biases played a role in both the minimal media coverage of these stories and in the public and police response to violent crimes against gay people.
Shane Anthony – Director
Charlie Davis – Set and Costume Designer
Basil Hogios – Composer
Julia Billington – Research and Development
Hero image by Ryan Jones.
8 – 13 February
Shane works as a theatre director, producer and acting coach in Australia and overseas. Recent directing credits include The Whale by Samuel D. Hunter for Redline Productions at The Old Fitz Theatre (nominated for eight Sydney Theatre Awards in 2016), Lighten Up by Nicholas Brown and Sam McCool for Griffin Theatre Company, Songs for the Fallen by Sheridan Harbridge and Basil Hogios for the New York Musical Theatre Festival (winner of Best Musical and Most Outstanding Actress), Sydney Festival, Arts Centre Melbourne, Brisbane International Arts Festival and Adelaide Cabaret Festival, Altar Boyz by Kevin Del Aguila, Calendar Girls by Tim Firth and Avenue Q by Robert Lopez and Jeff Marx for Fortune Theatre (New Zealand), Often I Find That I Am Naked by Fiona Sprott for Darlinghurst Theatre Company (and Australian national tour with Critical Stages), My Name is Rachel Corrie for La Boîte Theatre Indie, Motortown by Simon Stephens for 23rd Productions (nominated Best Show, Matilda Awards, Brisbane).