Meme Girls

April 2015 Beckett Theatre, Malthouse Meme Girls / construct their identities in real time – and demand an audience. Experience the sort of post-gender, tongue-in-cheek spectacle that has made Ash Flanders a counter-culture hit. In Meme Girls, this pop-culture addict points his satirical sense of humour squarely at the desperate voices crying out for attention in our online neighbourhood. Packed with the LOLs of a great cat video, this non sequitur performance embraces the YouTube world, where life is ‘click-bait’ and views, shares and likes equate to happiness. Blurring the lines between performance art, drag and cabaret, Flanders presents a love letter to the bizarre and addictive women of YouTube who / broadcast their lives to an online abyss. Director: Stephen Nicolazzo Set Designer: Eugyeene Teh Lighting Designer: Katie Sfetkidis Sound Designers: Pete Goodwin (The Sweats) Stage Manager: Lisa Osborne Photo Credit: Pia Johnson

Summertime in the Garden of Eden



Created by Ash Flanders & Declan Greene



Georgia. 1861. A faded Southern belle returns to the family plantation after ten years away from home. But where has she been? Why did she run? And what secrets are buried in the ol’ greenhouse?

Fantastically melodramatic, at times obscene and definitely ‘something’, Summertime in the Garden of Eden is an epic story of love, betrayal and murder in the spirit of Gone With The Wind and Jezebel.

Following its sellout debut season (in a rusted shed in Thornbury), Sisters Grimm are proud to present a reimagined version of their deeply stupid Deep South slur – first in its hometown of Melbourne, before lifting up its hoop skirts and heading up to Sydney.

Starring infamous Melbourne scene-queens Agent Cleave and Olympia Bukkakis as feuding debutantes, alongside Sisters Grimm stalwarts Peter Paltos, Genevieve Giuffre and Bessie Holland.

***** “Just see it.” TimeOut (Melbourne) – WINNER – BEST THEATRE (Small Stage) 2012

“Sharp as a pin… It’s very funny, but the laughter here has an edge of steel.” Theatre Notes


Cast : Peter Paltos, Genevieve Giuffre, Olympia Bukkakis, Agent Cleave, Bessie Holland

Directed by Declan Greene

Written by Ash Flanders & Declan Greene

Design by Marg Horwell

Sound by Russell Goldsmith

Lighting by Katie Sfetkidis

Stage Manager (Melbourne): Stephen Moore

Stage Manager (Sydney): Gina Bianco

Produced by Daniel Clarke for Theatre Works



07 NOV 2013 – 16 NOV 2013

Time: Mon-Sat 8pm, Sun 10th Nov 5pm & 8pm

Preview: 7 & 8 Nov at 8pm

Price: $28 full / $20 conc, groups 8+ and preview [plus booking fee]



Time: Mon–Sat 7pm, Sat 14th Dec 2pm and 7pm

Preview: 20 & 21 Nov at 7pm

Price: Adult $35

Senior/Concession/Preview/Matinee/ Group (+8) $28

BOOK AT :!vstc5=summertime

Encounters – In Deep Water (development)


In December 2012, I completed a two week development of a new work – In Deep Water- as part of Theatre Works Encounter(s) Program.

The current research I am undertaking, fouces the experience of traveling to the deep sea and the encounters one may have with bioluminescent creatures that live there.  It also explore the different properties of light under water and how these animals use lighting as a language.

I will be working on this piece throughout 2013 in a number of different spaces. From the research I am currently conducting,  I will create an interactive light sculpture within an immersive sensory environment. Audience members to be invited to take a journey into the unknown to meet this light being and communicate with it through the use of light.

To follow the research for this project and see the results from my research and experimentation, I have started a a blog. Check it out here

Currently I am fundraising for a second intensive development at Metro Arts!, Brisbane.  Support this project through Pozilbe.

You can find out more about the Encounter(s) program and the other projects on their website

Images from Encounter(s) development: December 2012

The Specialists

The Specialists

TLR Collective (Bronwyn Bailey-Charteris, Briony Galligan, Ella Hinkley), Fortyforty Home (Rafaella McDonald, Amy Turton), As You Were Saying (Melissa Deerson, Jessica Crowe) plus Katie Sfetkidis and Nassica Larsen

Blindside Gallery

November 2012

Dark Matters is going to Brisbane Festival

Dark Matters is going to Brisbane this September as part of the Under the Radar Program in Brisbane Festival.


13 – 16 September

For a night out like no other, you’re invited to Dark Matters – a progressive and entertaining live art party that explores the notion of darkness and dark spaces.

Audiences will enjoy a night of music, disco balls, food and party games until one-by-one, they are taken to a dark room for a private sound and light experience by artist Katie Sfetkidis.

Help us get there by donating on Pozible

More Information
Duration: 3 hours
Warning: Loud music
The audience is free to arrive and depart as they wish throughout the evening. Audience can stay at the party for the duration of the evening if they wish. The individual experience lasts for 5mins and will require your patience at peak times. If you require a specific time please approach Dark Matters hosts on your arrival to secure a time