Riverside’s National Theatre of Parramatta in association with Sydney Festival presents
True West, where fresh and vibrant voices are adding their stories to our cultural landscape. Join us for a celebration of talent with a world premier season of James Elazzi’s Queen Fatima, play readings of works in progress, a Creative Compass talk and a solo physical theatre workshop by UK based, Western Sydney artist Matthew Wells.
SATURDAY 9 JANUARY 2021 EVENTS
MYTHS AND LEGENDS – Reading of a work in progress
12pm – 1pm
By Jeneffa Soldatic, Nicholas Brown, Chika Ikogwe
Directed By Jeneffa Soldatic
When High School frenemies Adaeze, Marčela and Lakshmana are forced to “volunteer” at Lost in Books in Fairfield, they have no idea that their punishment is about to transport them into a magical world of myths and legends from their respective cultures. Discover with them the magic held in myths from Croatia, India and Nigeria.
CAPTAIN – Reading
2pm – 3pm
By Shiyan Zheng
Directed by Bali Padda
Set over two decades, CAPTAIN explores the aftermath of one tragic moment. What happens when an aspiring high school captain frames the school bullies for murder in order to stamp out bullying forever? The consequences are direr than could have been predicated.
CREATIVE COMPASS – Panel discussion
4pm – 5pm
Hosted by Joanne Kee
Panel discussion on the creativity, dynamism and inclusivity of Western Sydney artists with playwrights and directors including Jennefa Soldatic. Hosted by Joanne Kee, Executive Producer of Riverside’s National Theatre of Parramatta.
All tickets to Saturday 9 January events are $10 each or 3 for $21
SATURDAY 16 JANUARY 2021 EVENT
SOLO PHYSICAL PERFORMANCE WORKSHOP
Online from 9:30am – 12:30pm
By Rhum and Clay
A 3 hour online workshop by Rhum and Clay who take you on a step by step journey towards developing a dynamic and cinematic solo performance style. Drawing on their training at Ecole Jacques Lecoq and the methodology employed in The Stage Award-winning Mistero Buffo, expect to learn techniques which will allow you to embody multiple characters, change physical space in the blink of an eye and cultivate a rich and diverse theatrical world using just your body.
This workshop is ideal for anyone with an interest in solo performance, from experienced actors to students and to those just starting out in the industry.
Pricing: $35 or $25 Concession.