For some reason, this blog has been poorly attended to recently, by yours truly. Many apologies. I’ve been a tad busy.
Much has occurred in the past month. Notable shows came and went, pictures were taken, gossips were spread and Sarah Walker appeared in my periphery often like an omnipotent theatre force.
One very exciting launch that occurred recently was for MTC’s new season, encapsulated under the heading of New Light, inferring innovation, carefully curated by its wonderful new Artistic Director Brett Sheehy. This man seems to appreciate and understand good theatre and is steering the company into a bold new direction.
I’m thoroughly excited that MTC is using the ‘Mainstage X Independent Companies’ formula recently introduced by the likes of Malthouse’s Helium season and STC’s 2013 collaborations with Back to Back Theatre, Malthouse, State Theatre Company of South Australia, Barking Gecko, Sisters Grimm and Windmill Theatre.
Neon is MTC’s season of independent theatre, and includes five companies that have been brewing delicious ideas and projects in the recent years. The Rabble, Sisters Grimm, Fraught Outfit, The Hayloft Project and Daniel Schlusser Ensemble.
Backstage at the new Hamer Hall, waiting for their call to stand on stage and be introduced to the subscribers, was a glorious cluster of theatre makers and enthusiasts.