Straight Out of Brisbane

SOOB Independent Performance Conference

Matters of the Heart and Other Organs

24-hr Play Competition
Ann's Street Party
Blokus Australianus
Dialogue in the Ki of Ten
Don’t Touch
Finding Space
Hot Chips
Human Antenna
Impro Mafia
Juanita’s Adventure
Like-Raa!
Melito Scalero
Ms Fortuna Goes GREEK Paranoid Bob
Parc
Peachette
Pretend Poo
Snow Angel
The Truth About Drugs
To Rose My Love
Traipse
The Tall Concrete Project
The Pythia: PROPHETESS
The Sexy Detective
Samples
Under Rug Swept

I HEART SOOB

Eye Wonder
Survival of the Prettiest
Touchy Subjects
MoDLoVeX
House-Broken Hearts

Panel Discussions

Young Theatre Makers in Australia
New Spaces
I’ve Emerged!
Brisbane sucks?
Touring: How to, why to?
Creative Development

Workshops

RE-WORK-ZZ
Tall Concrete Project
What if ...
Developing Comic Characters

Why are we doing SOOB?

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ModLoVeX

A scene from Steven Mitchell Wright's MoDLoVeX.
Playing Thurs 9th December, SOOB Performance Space

 

2004 SOOB Independent Performance Conference

For much of this year the SOOB performance committee have busted our guts to bring you the biggest and most diverse program yet. Workshops, forums, indoor performances, dance, physical theatre and
public art are all a part of this massive program, which will expose emerging artists to fresh faced, wide eyed audiences.

We continue to utilise lateral spaces in and around the valley with our performances taking place at a dedicated space on 21 McLachlan St. Keep your eye out for theatre in shopfront windows courtesy of the Ann’s Street Party, and make sure your catch the visceral program of Matters of the Heart and Other Organs.

A quick guide to the performance program is published below with a link to each event. You can also check out the entire performance program by name, date and venue.

Any questions? Contact Kath Quigley or Steven Mitchell Wright or try us at SOOB HQ.

SOOB 2004 INDEPENDENT PERFORMANCE CONFERENCE

The 2004 Straight Out Of Brisbane Performance Conference features a program of workshops, forums, indoor performances, dance, physical theatre and public art.

Matters of the Heart and Other Organs program - held at the SOOB Performance Space on 21 McLachlan Street Fortitude Valley - kicks off at 7pm on December 2,3,4,5,8,9,10,11 & 12 with a series of short performances. Entry is $10/12 on the door for all the performance you can handle - plus a closing session of karaoke each night!

I Heart SOOB - held in the Visy Theatre at the Brisbane Powerhouse on December 9 & 10 from 7pm - is a series of performances all made from and for the heart. Tickets are $10/12.

See below for the program details or email [email protected]

Tuesday :: 7th December


WORKSHOPS: SOOB Performance Space

Developing Comic Characters with Helen Cassidy
05.00 - 09.00pm

A truly funny character is a truly human character, filled with foibles and nuances that we can recognise. Learn how to move, suprise, and shock your audience as these carefully constructed layers peel away, and they are reminded of our complexity. Creating a special cominc character opens up a whole new world of delight and
inspiration as a performer.  Book a place in this free workshop email [email protected]


Wednesday :: 8th December

+ PERFORMANCES: SOOB Performance Space

Human Antenna
About a young woman who is exploring the relationship between her personal memory and the media saturated experiences of our digital present. The performer uses her body as a human antenna scrolling through images of static, digital imagery and her own childhood memories.

The Orange Peel

Finding Space
Finding Space is an innovative solo performance in which three characters become explorers in the most familiar and intimate spaces of their lives. From the inside of a bedroom wall to the local shopping centre they talk about the ways we claim, talk about, travel through the many spaces we live in.

Traipse
With a love for the circus and the world of style, Ikin and Flynn have come up with a 'Buster Keaton-esque' fable, with touches of burlesque, slapstick humour and very high fashion.

Blokus Australianus
This theatre piece revolves around the premise that men are socially conditioned to be lazy, sexist and stupid.  Blokus talks about love, life and mateship but his vocabulary is limited by the buttons on his shirt.

REMEMBER THAT DOORS OPEN TO THE PERFORMANCE SPACE, 21 MACLACHLAN ST AT 7PM EVERY NIGHT FOR HAPPY HOUR. CHEAP DRINKS!
ENTRY $12/$10

Thursday :: 9th December

SOOB Performance Space 

MODLOVEX
WARNING: This play contains sex, nudity, violence, love and dancing. Not suitable for those with weak stomachs or fragile hearts. From 9pm + live bands 

PERFORMANCES: Visy Theatre, Brisbane Powerhouse (119 Lamington St, New Farm) from 7pm

Survival of The Prettiest
It is one of the most insidious yet alluring of all vices. It leaves countless young minds corrupted, and maxed-out credit cards in its wake. Are you aware of the dangers of prettiness?

Touchy Subjects
Eight performers from diverse backgrounds in contempoarary dance, multimedia, theatre, clown, yoga and live music, are coming together to make a movement based work exploring the delicious and powerful sense: touch.

Dialogue in the Ki of Ten
One dialogue, two bodies.  The voice is used to express the body.  The body in space is the theme.  The place is the theatre. The time is relative.  This piece is an active experiment extending principles from Quantum Theatre: Slapstick to Shakespeare.


Friday :: 10th December

+ WORKSHOPS: SOOB Performance Space

 

WHAT IF ... with Charmaine Childs.
2.00 - 04.00 PM
A circus workshop- all bodies welcome. For those who want to be stood on and those who want to fly...acro-balance and a few laughs await you.  To book a place in this free workshop email [email protected]

+ PANELS DISCUSSIONS: SOOB Performance Space

I've Emerged! (Into a Desert)
4.00 pm - 5.00pm
Every young and emerging artist reaches the ripe ol' age of 26.  Is it possible to continue working in theatre without the friendly assistance of youth arts funding? Independent theatre makers join to discuss their pathways and the different options available to continue producing theatre beyond the age of 25.

Featuring: Kara Beavis (chair), Caroline Dunphy, Jo Loth, Andrew Corey & Scott Witt

Brisbane sucks? Or sucks everyone in?
5.00pm - 7.00pm
Every year, Brisbane loses graduating and much loved talent and yet recent studies show that Brisbane is the hub for young people seeking work from southern cities … A discussion about how to keep talent in town and why actors need to leave Brisbane to work here.

Featuring: Matt Roberts (chair), Sean Mee, Judith McLean & Marcus Graham.

PERFORMANCES: SOOB Performance Space

24 hour play project stimulus launch
This year, SOOB will host a 24 hour play competition.  Lock yourself up, tie your team down and take up the ultimate challenge of producing a play in just 24 hours… Ian Lawson, Associate Director at LaBoite provides the stimulus for the 24 hour play project tonight!

Human Antenna
About a young woman who is exploring the relationship between her personal memory and the media saturated experiences of our digital present. The performer uses her body as a human antenna scrolling through images of static, digital imagery and her own childhood memories.

The Sexy Detective
We are unleashing our enthusiasm and love of sketch comedy on Australia and we hope you take the plunge with us. This show is like nothing like you've ever seen before but hopefully be one like you'll see again. Bring out your Sexy Detective.

The Pythia Prophetess
The Pythia for almost a thousand years spoke the prophecies of the future, spewed forth revelations to philosophers like Socrates, Kinop priests.  Imagine if she spoke today… No longer the vessel of the gods, but as an absolute beginning of words and their end.

PERFORMANCES: The Visy theatre, Brisbane Powerhouse (119 Lamington St, New Farm). ENTRY $12/$10

Eye Wonder: a comic double bill
Two of Brisbane's quirkiest duos are teaming up to bring you an evening of hilarity and visual splendour!
Tutti Frutti: Roll out the pink carpet for more thrills, spills and frills than you can poke a stick at! Watch 2 sisters from the desert waterski, ice skate and save the world all in one night, on 1 stage and in only 3 acts.
2 in the bush is worth 1 in the hand: Jonathon Oxlade and Neridah Waters present 3 live music clips using puppetry, comedy and dance to the sounds of Kate Bush (imagine Wuthering Heights meets The Feebles).

House-Broken Hearts
House-broken Hearts introduces Connie and Fletcher, two characters fixated on myths of romantic love. This dark cabaret combines the songs of Rob Orbison and Nick Cave with Jazz standards to explore everything from loneliness to obsession, from romantic bliss to bananas.

Touchy Subjects
Eight performers from diverse backgrounds in contempoarary dance, multimedia, theatre, clown, yoga and live music, are coming together to make a movement based work exploring the delicious and powerful sense: touch.

Saturday :: 11th December


PANEL DISCUSSIONS: SOOB Performance Space

Touring: How to, why to?
4.00 pm - 6.00pm
Developing and producing your work for touring? How to tour and who will tour you? Politics of local touring systems.

Featuring: Katherine Quigley (chair), Scott Maidment, Fraser Corfield & Steven Mitchell Wright

Creative Development
6pm - 8.00pm
What is the process of conception to stage? How do independent and emerging artists develop their work? And how is the creative development used as a marketing tool?

Featuring: Nic Dorward (chair), Tess Hall, Ian Lawson, Lynne Bradley

PERFORMANCES: SOOB Performance Space

Under Rug Swept
SOOB has invited a series of writers, directors and actors to produce a ten minute monologue all to the theme of "Under Rug Swept" Curated by Steven Mitchell Wright

Traipse
With a love for the circus and the world of style, Ikin and Flynn have come up with a 'Buster Keaton-esque' fable, with touches of burlesque, slapstick humour and very high fashion.

24 Hour play project - SHOWING
This year, SOOB will host a 24 hour play competition.  Lock yourself up, tie your team down and take up the ultimate challenge of producing a play in just 24 hours… Featuring works by Nic Dorward (Restaged Histories Project), Kat Henry, Jo Loth (theatre ACTIV8), Steven Mitchell Wright (Acid Tango)

Juanita's Adventure
Simultaneously she is sharp and cunning (in her world) yet disorientated and distant (in ours). In her younger years she was a bit on the wild side and wowzer... can she dance the heebeegeebee! She certainly hadall the boys a knockin' at her door. If you think your Gran is a crazy old hag(hmmm) just wait until you meet Juanita.

Paranoid Bob
Paranoid bob is trapped in a world of paranoia, e.g. protestants, time, dance, drink, cigarettes and sexual innuendo. Anything that could happen, will happen to the nth degree, especially if Bob has anything to do with it.

Blokus Australianus
This theatre piece revolves around the premise that men are socially conditioned to be lazy, sexist and stupid.  Blokus talks about love, life and mateship but his
vocabulary is limited by the buttons on his shirt.

Like-Raa!
The Like-Raa! crew came-to 6 months ago in a Melbourne alley, in spandex and hairspray. Despite repeated medical intervention, not one of them can remember anything after setting out on a particularly heavy cocaine binge in '89. A dance troupe formed as a way to communicate with a 'new' public "who are like, now tragically out of touch with shoulder pads and elastic belts."

Hot Chips
A three person, eight personality early-nineties cover extravaganza of 2Unlimited proportions. Inspired by an era of, environmental awareness, supermodels and Winona Ryder, "Hot Chips" takes you from "Justified and Ancient" times via "Winds of change" on a rad "joyride" to a place that you will "100% pure love"

Sunday :: 12th DECEMBER


PERFORMANCES: SOOB Performance Space

Juanita's Adventure
Simultaneously she is sharp and cunning (in her world) yet disorientated and distant (in ours). In her younger years she was a bit on the wild side and wowzer... can she dance the heebeegeebee! She certainly hadall the boys a knockin' at her door. If you think your Gran is a crazy old hag(hmmm) just wait until you meet Juanita.

Paranoid Bob
Paranoid bob is trapped in a world of paranoia, e.g. protestants, time, dance, drink, cigarettes and sexual innuendo. Anything that could happen, will happen to the nth degree, especially if Bob has anything to do with it.

The Sexy Detective
We are unleashing our enthusiasm and love of sketch comedy on Australia and we hope you take the plunge with us. This show is like nothing like you've ever seen before but hopefully be one like you'll see again. Bring out your Sexy Detective.

SOOBERSTAR AWARDS NIGHT
The best of all performances from the program are pulled back onto stage tonight! Even if they don't want to be there!


REMEMBER THAT DOORS OPEN TO THE PERFORMANCE SPACE, 21 MACLACHLAN ST AT 7PM EVERY NIGHT FOR HAPPY HOUR. CHEAP DRINKS!
ENTRY $12/$10

 

 

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