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

Calpurnia Descending

13 – 30 November 2014
Malthouse Theatre

By / Sisters Grimm
Created by / Ash Flanders & Declan Greene

Direction / Declan Greene
Set & Costume Design / David Fleischer
Lighting Design / Katie Sfetkidis
AV Design / Matthew Gingold
Animation / Matt Greenwood
Composition & Sound Design / Jed Palmer

Cast / Paul Capsis, Ash Flanders, Sandy Gore, Peter Paltos

David Fleischer’s set and costumes and Katie Sfetkidis’s lighting are richly arresting.  – Stage Noises

The designers (David Fleischer, Katie Sfetkidis, Jed Palmer, Matthew Gingold and Matthew Greenwood) should be commended for their role in bringing Dumont and other characters from the traditional theatre into an increasingly dizzying modern world. – Artshub

Summertime in the Garden of Eden

SUMMERTIME IN THE GARDEN OF EDEN

BY SISTERS GRIMM

Created by Ash Flanders & Declan Greene

RETURN MELBOURNE SEASON (THEATRE WORKS – SELECTED WORKS)

SYDNEY SEASON (GRIFFIN THEATRE – GRIFFIN INDEPENDENT)

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

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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

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MELBOURNE SEASON @ 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]

SYDNEY SEASON @ GRIFFIN THEATRE

20 NOVEMBER – 14 DECEMBER 2013

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 : http://www.sistersgrimm.com.au/#!vstc5=summertime

The Sovereign Wife

sov wife

11 – 21 July, Lawler Studio, MTC

TICKETS

Moira and Connor O’Flaherty leave County Mayo for a better life in the Australian goldfields. But all they find in the harsh soil of Ballarat is poverty and heartbreak. As the Eureka flag is raised, Moira makes a terrible pact in order to save her family. The effects of this one night will be felt for generations.

Spanning one hundred and fifty years of toil, hardship, and devastating etcetera, The Sovereign Wife is one woman’s epic journey across our sunburnt country – from country Victoria all the way to the Simpson Desert.

Taking inspiration from The Man From Snowy River, Baz Luhrmann’s Australia, and the spellbinding artwork of Ken Done, it is a wild bush-doof through our national identity.

After vivisecting the Civil-War melodrama (Summertime in the Garden of Eden) and Evil-Child horror films (Little Mercy), DIY drag–theatre troupe SISTERS GRIMM are set to tackle their biggest challenge yet: the Great Australian Frontier Epic.

THE SOVEREIGN WIFE 
BY SISTERS GRIMM

 

 

Photos by ISKA PHOTOGRAPHY

cast
Paul Blenheim
Joseph Chetty
Jason De Santis
Ash Flanders
Genevieve Giuffre
Felix Ching Ching Ho
Shiralee Hood
Morgan Maguire
Peter Paltos

Creative
Director – Declan Greene
Writers – Ash Flanders and Declan Greene
Set Design – Romanie Harper
Costume Design – Owen Phillips
Sound Design and Composition – Jed Palmer
Lighting Design – Katie Sfetkidis
Stage Manager – Harriet Gregory
Assistant Stage Manager – Anastasia Ryan
Assistant Costume Design – Celeste Macleod
Dramaturgy – Nakkiah Lui
Producer – Bek Berger
Photo by Theresa Harrison

This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body.