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Away

away

by Michael Gow

In 2017 Curtin University celebrates its 50th anniversary and the Hayman Theatre Company takes a trip down memory lane with a production of Michael Gow’s Away.

Set in 1967, Curtin’s founding year, Away examines a time of massive generational change and political, social and economic uncertainty, proving ever relevant as we consider who we are, where we have come from and who and what we want to be next.

Join us as we farewell the old Hayman Theatre Upstairs in Building 102 before moving to the new home of Theatre Arts at Curtin.

Director: Philip Miolin
Cast: Noble Msimanga, Malek Domkoc, Kharla Fannon, Anna Lindstedt, Matthew Arnold, Lauren Beeton, Max Gipson, Sally Davies, Sam Ireland, Maddy Mullins, Hannah Miller, Molly Earnshaw, Diana Moss, Ashleigh Ryan and Dylan Dorotich.

Lighting Designer: Stephen Carr
Costume Designer: Evangalyn Little
Stage Manager: Jack Wilson
Deputy Stage Manager: Ellen Parfrey
Sound: Sarah Connolly
Lighting: Jack Bengough
Properties: Kane Scriven

Dates and time: Tuesday 7 – Saturday 11 March 2017, 7pm
Venue: Hayman Theatre Upstairs, Building 102, Curtin University, Kent Street, Bentley
Tickets: $15.

TEETH 2 TAIL
A new play by Steven McCall

Teeth 2 Tail

When the battle lines are drawn on the home-front, the world gets blurred, relationships are lost and the search for identity becomes the biggest fight of all. Set in an isolated town, on the outskirts of nowhere, TEETH 2 TAIL is the story of a 14 year old girl fighting for her life.

Teeth 2 Tail is this year’s CURTIN: STAGE ONE production. STAGE ONE an initiative of the Theatre Arts area at Curtin University. It offers a WA playwright the opportunity to premiere a new play and gives our students the opportunity to work with three professional artists-in-residence on a new work (a playwright, a director and a designer).

Directed by Mark Storen
Designer: Patrick Howe
Lighting Designer: Karen Cook

Cast: Violette Ayad , Eloise Carter, Holly Dodd, Sean Guastavino, Ryan Hunt, Amy Johnston, Gemma Middleton, Ashleigh Morris, Kane Parker, Zoe Street & Amelia Tuttleby

Stage Manager: Samantha Barrett
Deputy Stage Managers: Kharla Fannon & Amy Tamati
Set: Bianca Stewart & Jennifer Scullion, Annika Jane, Eleanor Davison & Alexander Gerrans
Costume: Sally Ostrowski & Amanda King
Properties: Christopher McIntosh
Sound: Elliot Macri, George Ashforth & Stephen McGuire
Projections: Tristan McInnes
Lighting: Rhiannon Peterson & Aaron Smith
Dramaturg & Marketing: Michelle Endersbee

Time/Dates: 7pm, Tuesday – Saturday, December 9-13
Venue: The Blue Room Theatre, 53 James Street, Northbridge
Tickets: $15-$20 (Curtin Staff & Student discount available)
Bookings: 9227 7005 or blueroom.org.au

HAPPY ACCIDENTS
Directing Class Shows 2014

Accidents happen… which is sometimes a good thing. When the plans we had made get thwarted in ways that direct our attention toward something better than we had intended, we call it a “happy accident.” It's something that also happens by bringing together seemingly autonomous plays and creating a mini-fest of ideas - so here we are: Directing Show 2014!

It’s one of the highlights of each year at the Hayman Theatre - the directing students present a collection of spectacular ten minute plays guaranteed to delight audiences due to the diverse nature of each short work. There’s something for everyone: comedy, tragedy, romance, absurdism and happy accidents...

Four groups over 6 days

Group A - 7pm Mon & Tuesday November 10 & 11
FLOODING by Jami Brandli. Directed by Amy Johnston
A FELLOW OF INFINITE JEST by Don Nigro. Directed by George Ashforth
YOUR MOTHER'S BUTT by Alan Ball. Directed by Holly Dodd
THE BLUE ROOM by Courtney Baron. Directed by Emelia Peet
BEDTIME STORY by Christopher Lockheart. Directed by Jack Middleton
BRIDE ON THE ROCKS by David Weiner. Directed by Madison Stirling
JINXED by K Alexa Mavroatis. Directed by Ariel Tresham
MIGRATING BIRDS OF IRAQ by Mark Rigney. Directed by Georgia Spencer
EINSTEIN AND THE ANGELS by Laura Harrington. Directed by AmeliaTuttleby
BEST FRIENDS by Jenny Lyn Bader. Directed by Heather Jerrems

Group B - 2pm & 7pm Wednesday November 12
A FUNERAL HOME IN BROOKLYN by David Johnston. Directed by Alistair Kennedy
SPECTER (or, Broken Down by Age & Sex) by Neena Beber. Directed by Savannah Wood
GREEN DATING by Chantal Bilodeau. Directed by Jessica Bennett-Hullin
DOGMA AFTERNOON by Kate McCamy. Directed by Aaron Smith
IT'S NOT YOU by Craig Pospisil. Directed by Ellie Morrison
BEST FRIENDS by Jenny Lyn Bader. Directed by Michelle Endersbee
LOVE AND LIGHT by Jerome Parisse. Directed by Emma Smith
GODFREY by Ian August. Directed by Ashleigh Morris
JINXED by K Alexa Mavromatis. Directed by Georgia Nottage
GREEN DATING by Chantal Bilodeau. Directed by Georgia Smith
THAT THING YOU DO WITH YOUR TONGUE by R D Murphy. Directed by Emily Matthews

Group C - 7pm Thursday & Friday November 13 & 14
CELL MATES by Molly Best Tinsley. Directed by Becca Jackson
LOVE AND LIGHT by Jerome Parisse. Directed by Jordan Norrish
THE JOY OF HAVING A BODY by Julie Marie Myatt. Directed by Kayla MacGillivray
FLOODING by Jami Brandli. Directed by Jarryd Dobson
TEXT MISDIRECTED by Nina Mansfield. Directed by Ryan Hunt
ESLA AND FRIENDS GO PARTYING by Bruce Shearer. Directed by Rhiannon Petersen
ROAD TRIP by Victoria Norman Brown. Directed by Keith Ong

Group D - 2pm & 7pm Saturday November 15
IN THE NAME OF GOD Written & Directed by Zara Abdul Razakish
BEDTIME STORY by Christopher Lockheart. Directed by Sam Barrett
A FELLOW OF INFINITE JEST by Don Nigro. Directed by Zach Ozolins
JINXED by K Alexa Mavromatis. Directed by Jesse Daniels
NUMBERS by Greg Kreutz. Directed by Pete Townsend
THE FOUR SENSES OF LOVE by Arthur M Jolly. Directed by Dion Healey
GODFREY by Ian August. Directed by Felicity Meath
CUSTOMER SERVICE by Philip Hall. Directed by Bubble Maynard

Venue: Hayman Theatre Upstairs, Building 102 , Curtin University, Kent Street Bentley
Tickets:All tickets $10
Bookings: L.Brennan@curtin.edu.au or 9266 2383.
Advance purchases: payments.curtin.edu.au then select "Hayman Theatre Events"

ESCAPE GOAT UTOPIA

Escape Goat Uotopia

Devised by the Hayman Theatre Company under the direction of Artist in Residence - Jeffrey Jay Fowler comes Escape Goat Utopia: A sprawling and comic search for a kind of utopia that traverses time and space. As goats nibble at the fabric of the universe, worlds collide and everything that one person could be, or could’ve been, is happening right now.



Director: Jeffrey Jay Fowler
Lighting Designer: Karen Cook
Dramaturge: Emily Kingsley
Assistant Director: Emelia Peet

Cast: Ariel Tresham, Beth Tremlett, Rebecca Maynard, Jack Middleton, Monty Sallur, Nathan Whitebook, Rhiannon Petersen and Savannah Wood.
Stage Manager: Aaron Smith Deputy Stage Manager: Sean Guastavino Lighting Operator: Ashleigh Ryan
Sound Designer: Olivia Dugandzic Sound Operator: Brittany Manifis
Costume Designer: Simone Chodorowski Costume Construction: Chelsea Johnston
Set Designer: Lachlan MacDonald Set and Properties: Caitlin McFeat, Jordan Norrish, Scarlett Yakovina and Zoe Street

Time/Dates: 7pm, Tuesday-Saturday, October 7-11, 2014
Venue: Hayman Theatre Upstairs, Building 102, Curtin University, Kent Street Bentley
Tickets: All tickets $15
Bookings: email L.Brennan@curtin.edu.au or telephone 9266 2383.
For advance ticket purchases: go to payments.curtin.edu.au then select ‘Hayman Theatre Events’

SUNDAY NIGHT THEATRE
At Curtin University

Sunday Night Theatre

For over 30 years, Sunday Night Theatre has been presented in Curtin ‘s Hayman Theatre Upstairs. Featured is 2 short one-act plays in the intimate upstairs theatre that are produced, directed, performed and sometimes written by Curtin’s Theatre Arts students. These plays include classic dramas, comedies, contemporary international and Australian plays as well as new works.


The 2014 Spring program
ALBERT by Richard Harris.
Directed by Ariel Tresham
Karin speaks Finnish, Nico speaks Italian, Albert speaks English. No one speaks the others’ language. What could possibly go wrong?
[September 14]

THE REAL INSPECTOR HOUND by Tom Stoppard.
Directed by George Ashforth
A classic murder mystery is interrupted by a pair of blundering theatre critics. Then pair of blundering theatre critics are interrupted by a classic murder mystery.
[September 14 & 21]

THE STING Adapted & Directed by Eleanor Davidson.
The epic tale of a small seaside hotel, homicide plans, hideous cardigans, faulty electric blankets and a dubious pair of tea drinkers. br/> [September 21]

COCAINE by Pendleton King.
Directed by Sean Guastavino
A couple driven to poverty due to a cocaine addiction face eviction and their own destructive relationship.
[October 19]

CRAVE by Sarah Kane.
Directed by Savannah Wood
Crave is about longing; about love, and wanting to be loved. Everyone has something to hide. You just might not know it. And maybe you shouldn't.
[October 19 & 26]

2014 REVIEW/REVUE Coordinated by Jesse Daniels & Jack Middleton
A funny look at this year’s Hayman shows plus the odd musical item. One night only!
[October 26]

Time: 1st show starts at 7pm
Tickets: All tickets $10
For advance ticket purchases: go to payments.curtin.edu.au then select 'Hayman Theatre Events'
Venue: Hayman Theatre Upstairs, Buidling 102, Curtin University, Kent Street, Bentley. See link for map.
Parking: Carpark #B13 see above map (free parking after 5pm).
More Information: L.Brennan@curtin.edu.au or 9266 2383

THE SHIMMERIN
A fantastical tale about the dark and the light in all of us.

Shimmerin

“When the last living thing
has died on account of us,
how poetical it would be
if Earth could say,
in a voice floating up
perhaps
from the floor
of the Grand Canyon,
"It is done."
People did not like it here.”
― Kurt Vonnegut

Perhaps the overarching crisis facing our planet is the fact that we, as industrialised, urbanised individuals have lost touch with nature.

Using the language of theatre to explore this theme, The Shimmerin is a magical story designed to stimulate your creativity, increase your wondering and entice your imagination to come out and play.

Presented by the Theatre Arts Honours Ensemble under the direction of Ellis Pearson.
Cast: Violette Ayad, Catherine Bonny, Tessa Carmody, Ella Churchward, Melissa Dusting, Emily Kingsley & Laura Scott
Video Design: Catherine Bonny
Musician: Michael Biagioni

Time/Dates: 7pm Fri-Sat September 19-20 & 7pm Fri-Sun September 26-28
Tickets: All tickets $15
Bookings: L.Brennan@curtin.edu.au or 9266 2383.
For advance ticket purchases: go to payments.curtin.edu.au then select 'Hayman Theatre Events'
Venue: The Dome, Curtin Stadium, Curtin University, Kent Street, Bentley. See link for map.
Parking: Carpark #B13 see above map (free parking after 5pm)
More Information: L.Brennan@curtin.edu.au or 9266 2383

RUBEN GUTHRIE
by Brendon Cowell

Ruben Guthrie

Ruben Guthrie is a hard-hitting contemporary Australian play that pulls no punches about the perils of alcohol and the dangers of excess and addiction.

Ruben has it all: a high paying job, supermodel girlfriend and harbour views, he just can’t remember what happened the night before! When Ruben’s girlfriend gets fed up with his narcissistic ways and a wayward alcohol-fuelled misadventure that inspires him to jump off the roof of a hotel party into a paddling pool, Ruben endeavours to clean up his act. The trouble is nobody wants him to stop drinking, including his misguided parents, his boss and his best friend Damian. What ensues is a darkly satirical look at Australian culture’s relationship with alcohol - and the many excesses that go with it.

Ruben Guthrie is a timely look at our attitudes to the booze in youth culture and beyond offering no solution, but providing us with a bitingly clever examination of our love affair with the bottle.

Ruben Guthrie will be the funniest serious investigation of alcohol you'll ever experience” - Time Out Sydney

Directed by Mark Storen
Cast: Nathan Whitebrook, Roisin Bevan, Amy Johnston, George Ashforth, Eleanor Davidson, Sean Guastavino & Jarryd Dobson
and introducing the…
Ruben Guthrie Band - Eloise Carter, Jack Middleton, Jordan Norrish, Keith Ong & George Ashforth.

Time/Dates: 7pm, August 5-9, 2014
Venue: Hayman Theatre Upstairs, Curtin University, Kent Street Bentley
Tickets: $18 Standard/$15 Concession
Bookings: L.Brennan@curtin.edu.au or 9266 2383.
For advance ticket purchases: go to payments.curtin.edu.au then select ‘Hayman Theatre Events’

A HISTORY OF HAPPINESS

Presented by the 2014 Theatre Arts Devised Class A HISTORY OF HAPPINESS

Happiness is moments. Happiness is necessary. Happiness is a choice.

Welcome to the museum of happiness, a journey through the history of humanity's most defining and most elusive emotion. Through movement and music, dance and dialogue, Curtin University's Theatre Arts Devised class of 2014 will lead their audience from the Neanderthals to the modern day, exploring connection, joy, and the sacrifices we make to achieve them.

"Your mood is like the weather - sometimes it will rain and sometimes it will be clear sky. All we know for sure is that the weather is going to change at some point." - Stephen Fry

The Theatre Arts Devised Class of 2014 is Zoe Barham, Samantha Barrett, Roisin Bevan, Holly Dodd, Danen Engelenberg, Rachel Foucar, Amy Johnston, Georgia Knox, Josh Lang, Lachie MacDonald, Kayla MacGillivray, Jim Maxwell, Gemma Middleton, Ashleigh Morris, Ellie Morrison, Amri Mrisho, Daniel O'Brien, Monty Sallur, Nicole Sandrini, Polly Seah, Aaron Smith, Emma Smith, Georgia Smith, Georgia Spencer, Madison Stirling, Zara Suryani, Nattida Thongin, Amelia Tuttleby, Savannah Wood and Judy Young

Performance Dates: June 11-14 @ 7pm sharp

Venue: Hayman Theatre Upstairs, Building 102, Curtin University, Kent St Bentley

Tickets: $10 All tickets - on sale at the door from 6:15pm or advance purchase online here.

A season of 2 or more short sharp one-act plays on Sunday nights.

All tickets $10 and sold at the door from 6:15. The first show starts at 7pm.

The shows:

OUT BY THE LAUNDRY DOOR

By Jakob Boyd
Directed by Kayla MacGillivray

Ever been to a party on the other side of Perth- so far away that you can’t escape from it? Ever seen someone that you feel like you can’t escape from? Ever held onto a secret that could completely destroy everything important to you if it was revealed?

March 16

SWEET AND TWENTY

By Floyd Dell
Directed by Michelle Endersbee

A fun, classic and witty look at relationships, insanity and the ridiculousness of love at first sight. Set in 1920s America, a time when 'the rich got rich and the poor got children'.

March 16, 23

DEEP DARK BEAUTIFUL SOULS

By Alex Vernon
Directed by Jack Middleton & Alex Vernon

When one person’s battle ends in a decision that effects all those around them.

March 23, 30

MY BEST FRIEND CANCER

What if you got diagnosed with cancer? What if that cancer was a real live being? Breathing. Laughing. Fighting. What if that cancer became your best friend?

March 30, April 6

THE GAME

By Louise Bryant
Directed by Dylan Searle

A morality play that explores the meaning the life. What is it that we strive for in our lives? Is it fame, fortune, Honor? What is all this without love?

April 6

MINDS

Written & directed by Rachel Foucar

Jessica finds herself stranded at a bus station in the middle of the night. As she tries to remain calm, she is forced to confront her paranoid, eccentric companion. Her mind.

April 6

ORLANDO

Adapted from the novel by Virginia Woolf, by Sarah Ruhl

Orlando A play about love, art and immortality, Orlando is an adaptation of Virginia Woolf’s revolutionary, fictional biography of the many lives of her cross-dressing lover, the poet Vita Sackville-West. A fantastical fable about love, time and what it is to be a writer, Orlando is a gender and genre-bending story about how we live in time and time lives in us. Orlando grapples with “what it means to live fully in the present, in our own skin, in our own gender, and in our own time” (nytheatre.com).

Directed by Leah Mercer
Cast: Beth Tremlett, Mahalia Bowles, Declan Brown, Eleanor Davidson, Emily Matthews, Bubble Maynard, Daniel Suetto, Emily Hughes, Amanda King, Carlin Monteiro, Miarka Rogers & AJ Shugrue.

Time/Dates: 7pm, April 29-30, May 1-3, 2014
Venue: Hayman Theatre Upstairs, Curtin University, Kent Street Bentley
Tickets: $15 Standard/$12 Concession
Bookings: L.Brennan@curtin.edu.au or 9266 2383

Sunday Night Theatre

A season of 2 or more short sharp one-act plays on Sunday nights.

OUT BY THE LAUNDRY DOOR

By Jakob Boyd
Directed by Kayla MacGillivray

Ever been to a party on the other side of Perth- so far away that you can’t escape from it? Ever seen someone that you feel like you can’t escape from? Ever held onto a secret that could completely destroy everything important to you if it was revealed? March 16

SWEET AND TWENTY

By Floyd Dell
Directed by Michelle Endersbee

A fun, classic and witty look at relationships, insanity and the ridiculousness of love at first sight. Set in 1920s America, a time when 'the rich got rich and the poor got children'. March 16, 23

DEEP DARK BEAUTIFUL SOULS

By Alex Vernon
Directed by Jack Middleton & Alex Vernon

When one person’s battle ends in a decision that effects all those around them. March 23, 30

MY BEST FRIEND CANCER

What if you got diagnosed with cancer? What if that cancer was a real live being? Breathing. Laughing. Fighting. What if that cancer became your best friend? March 30, April 6

THE GAME

By Louise Bryant
Directed by Dylan Searle

A morality play that explores the meaning the life. What is it that we strive for in our lives? Is it fame, fortune, Honor? What is all this without love? April 6

MINDS

Written & directed by Rachel Foucar

Jessica finds herself stranded at a bus station in the middle of the night. As she tries to remain calm, she is forced to confront her paranoid, eccentric companion. Her mind.April 6

A DOLL’S HOUSE

By Henrik Ibsen
Directed by Philip Miolin

A doll's house

Marriage, money, mendacity, madness! Suicide, shame, scandal. Blackmail, hypocrisy - lawyers and bankers. Middle-class values, honour and privilege. Realism! Not idealism. The way we viewed the world and ourselves changed when Ibsen came along. But then we forgot and nothing has changed.

“Modern man has created a social structure to defend himself against reality...Ibsen is after the man that sustains this illusion of marriage and family life." (Stella Adler)

If we tell the truth, it will be a good start.

Hayman Theatre Company's Artist-in-Residence, director Philip Miolin brings to this classic play a fresh urgency, sharpening its relevance to audiences of all ages, with a pitiless examination of the contemporary family and middle-class life.

Time/Date: 7pm, March 4th - 8th, 2014
Venue: Hayman Theatre Upstairs, Curtin University, Kent Street, Bentley.
Tickets: All tickets $15 , School group discount available
Bookings: 9266 2383 or L.Brennan@curtin.edu.au

ILLYRIA

By Bryony Lavery

Illyria

Directed by Teresa Izzard
Created collaboratively with the Ensemble

Illyria is a play about war - its futility and machinations. It is also a play about the journey towards forgiveness and peace. Through poetry and vivid storytelling Illyria follows the life-altering journey of an Australian journalist, lost in a war-torn land.

Illyria was written in 2002 by British playwright Bryony Lavery. The play functions as a metaphorical landscape through which we can investigate our experience of war as first world citizens. Powerful text and evocative movement will show the darkness and the light of this confronting play.

Teresa Izzard’s direction is exciting and filled with creative ideas...It is rare to see a large cast working in perfect harmony. There were no weak links, just superb team work and a total commitment from everyone. An exciting, admirable production."Illyria", http://www.theatre.asn.au, 2013.

The acting was brilliant and I especially loved the blending of body and text throughout. The choreography added depth and poetry to the play and was an inspired juxtaposition against the raw and traumatic subject matter. "Illyria: A Play about War and New Beginnings", http://kimcoull.com/blog-3/, 2013. Pre-show event begins at 6:15pm: Join us for a free Illyrian festival .

 

Time/Dates: 7pm, January 28-31, February 1, 2014
Venue: Hayman Theatre Upstairs, Curtin University, Kent Street, Bentley.
Tickets: Standard $20, Groups 6+ $18, Mates Rates $10
Bookings: fringeworld.com.au or FRINGEWORLD box offices

MAD FRED

By Hellie Turner

Mad Fred

In 1892, Frederick Bailey Deeming, master conman, bigamist and brutal murderer, was dragged before judge and jury to await his legal destiny. Investigation of the original murder for which he was convicted, led to the exposure of even more grisly slaughters, committed earlier during his lifetime of bizarre behaviour. The murders and convoluted events leading up to his sentence, caused a media and public frenzy never before witnessed in Australia. This black comic tale of a truly fascinating character articulates his histrionic story in all its gruesome detail. A grotesque period piece based on actual transcripts of Deeming's trial. MAD FRED incorporates songs, and a 'play within a play' as the story unfurls to its dramatic conclusion.

Murder, mayhem and madness!

7pm, Tues - Sat, December 10-14, 2013
The Blue Room Theatre, Perth Cultural Centre, James Street Northbridge
Ticket Prices: $20 Standard & $18 Concession
Bookings & information: blueroom.org.au or 9227 7005
Directed by Adam Mitchell

THE KNIFE, THE FORK & THE STRANGER

Full Circle - A collaboratively devised performance exploring the Seven Deadly Sins.

The Knife, the Fork & the Stranger is a plunge into the unknown. Imagine ten actors with no script attempting to craft an hour-long story each night. Welcome to long form improvisation, where the actors discover their character at the same time as the audience. What could possibly go wrong? It’s only promise? A scene where strangers gather for lunch. ‘Co-lunching’ is an international phenomenon whereby strangers agree to sit down and break bread. The picture is instantly dramatic. Who are these people? Where have they come from? What is their story? 

Artist-in-Residence, actor, director and improviser, Will O’Mahony will prepare the actors to be unprepared. The Knife, the Fork & the Stranger is an ambitious project that embraces every actor’s worst nightmare: stepping onstage having no clue of what story you’re in.  

Time/Dates: 7pm, August  6 - 10
Venue: Hayman Theatre
Tickets: All tickets are $15

Bookings: 9266 2383 or L.Brennan@curtin.edu.au

FULL CIRCLE

Full Circle - A collaboratively devised performance exploring the Seven Deadly Sins.

A collaboratively devised performance exploring the Seven Deadly Sins.
What is the nature of sin? Have you ever sinned? Have you sinned to avoid the consequences of that original sin? Full Circle is a devised theatre piece which explores the Seven Deadly Sins, the repetitive nature of sin and its ongoing presence in our lives. Will the cycle ever end or will it continue, full circle?

 

FREE performances

12.10pm Wednesday 5th June - Friday 7th June
No Bookings required.

ONE Night Only Performance

7pm Friday 7th June.
All Tickets $10. Bookings 9266 2383 or L.Brennan@curtin.edu.au

Sunday Night Theatre

A season of 2 one-act plays on Sunday evenings. 1st play starts at 7pm sharp.

All tickets $10 and sold at the door from 6.15pm.

Venue: Hayman Theatre Upstairs Curtin University, Kent Street Bentley
Tickets: All tickets $10 and sold at the door from 6:15pm
Information: Phone: 9266 2383 or Email: L.Brennan@curtin.edu.au

The Plays...

May 5

Performance Studies upcoming eventWHAT THE HELL HAPPENED LAST NIGHT?
Written by Dylan Searle and Jesse Daniels
Directed by Dylan Searle
Ever woken up after a night out thinking “what the hell happened last night”? This is the story of those moments of recollecting what happened, why it happened, and the consequences to what happened both the night before
and the morning after.

May 5 & 12

Performance Studies upcoming event

A TABLE FOR TWO
Written and Directed by Melissa Dusting
Janet has driven her car to work every day for more than twenty five years. When an unexpected prang forces her to catch the bus, she is not only introduced to a new method of transportation, but also a new way of thinking.

 

May 12 & 17

Performance Studies upcoming event MAG AND BAG
By Barry Dickins
Directed by Madeleine Currie
Featuring elderly ladies with an absurd daily routine and never ending arguments and insults, these sisters push the boundaries of love, stereotypes and what it means to be old.

May 17 & 23

Performance Studies upcoming event IS THIS WHERE I CAME IN?
Written Mil Perrin
Directed by Brittany Young
Have you ever felt like someone was watching you? Ever felt that your neighbours knew a little too much and always seem to be there when something goes wrong?



May 23

Performance Studies upcoming event BLISS
Written and directed by Tanaya Harper
Following the loss of Desire, Knowing and Unknowing, Bliss explores the Kantian philosophy of Idealism in an attempt to discover what's really important in life.

HEDDA GABLER

By Henrik Ibsen
Adapted by Andrew Upton
Directed by Philip Miolin.
Cast: Georgina Cramond, Tessa Carmody, Angela Donlan, Danen Engelenberg, Rebecca Miller,
Daniel O’Brien & David Valent.
Venue: Hayman Theatre Upstairs, Curtin University

FLIGHT COURIER SERVICE

By Richard Maxwell
Directed by David Cronin
Cast: Barnaby Pollock, Catherine Bonny, Kat Spanbroek, Lucas Marie & Waseem Parkar
Venue: Hayman Theatre Upstairs, Curtin University

I HATE MYSELF AND I WANT TO DIE

Written and Directed by Sophie Joske
Cast: Catherine Bonny & Stephen East
Venue: Hayman Theatre Upstairs, Curtin University

SMASH

Written and Directed by Michael Collins
Cast: Patrick Harvey & Mary Soudi
Venue: Hayman Theatre Upstairs, Curtin University

By Ellis Pearson

Time/Date: 7.30pm, July 12-14, 17-21
Venue: Dance Studio, Curtin University, Kent Street Bentley
Beyond the Neck

The Way of Us is a devised performance by Artist in Residence Ellis Pearson. The Way of Us follows the lives of a group of refugees who, for different reasons have to leave everything that is familiar to them. They meet up on a boat that is taking them to the possibility of a better future. They find themselves in all sorts of dangerous situations and come across all kinds of people. With great humour and pathos their journey unfolds.

The Way of Us is an epic story, combining movement, beautiful visual images, evocative vocal work, atmospheric music to make theatre that is enchanting and transformative. Ultimately it is a story of great hope.


By Henrik Ibsen
Adapted by Andrew Upton
Directed by Philip Miolin
Performed by Tessa Carmody, Georgina Cramond, Angela Donlan, Danen Engelenberg, Rebecca Miller, Daniel O’Brien and David Valent

Time/Date: March 1-3, 6-10
Venue: Hayman Theatre Upstairs, Curtin University
Hedda Gabler











By John Freeman

Time/Date: 7.30pm November 24-26, 2011
Venue: Atkinson Forum, Curtin University, Kent Street Bentley
Handsome Dogs

Handsome Dogs promises to be something of an event: played outdoors in the dying light of a west coast sunset... with a little music, a bit of disguise and a glass or two of wine... for those who catch our barman's eye. There'll also be plenty of theatre. And what is theatre, if not a palace of bliss for the souls of the dead, a permanent present, crowded with ghosts of the past?

The ghosts of this performance's past cast large shadows: the ghost of Euripides teaches lessons about war, Brecht's ghost takes us down avenues of truth. In this company, Handsome Dogs wallows in the moral low ground. Where ancient Greek theatre had its amphitheatre of choral song, we have a scaled down version housing women in wigs, moustachioed men in flared trousers and an ad-hoc band of musos doing their best impression of a half-drunk house band in a roadside bar.

Directed by Emily McLean

Time/dates: 7.30pm September 16-17, 20-24
Venue: Subiaco Arts Centre, 180 Hammersley Road, Subiaco
The Messenger

Adapted by Ross Mueller
Based on the novel by Markus Zusak
Directed by Emily McLean

Ed Kennedy is an underage taxi driver. He shares his house with a coffee-addicted dog and is hopelessly in love with his best friend, Audrey.
When he reluctantly foils of bank robbery a chain of events is set in motion that will see his uneventful and mediocre life turn upside-down. Ed Kennedy will become The Messenger.
Curtin's Theatre Arts and the Hayman Theatre Company are pleased to present Ross Mueller's adaptation of Markus Zusak's 2003 'Book of the Year', The Messenger.
Artist-in-residence Emily McLean will direct an ensemble of energetic young performers in this strangely comic tale about community and self-preservation.

Adapted & directed by Sally Richardson

Time/Dates: 7.30pm, July 13-15, 19-23, 2011
Venue: Hayman Theatre Upstairs, Curtin University, Kent Street, Bentley
The Trojan Women

‘a wise man never goes to war’ - Euripides

As the Trojan Women await news of their fate at the hands of their Greek captors, they watch as their homeland is engulfed in flames, burning away all their hopes and dreams.

War, its senseless violence and mindless revenge has plagued human existence for all time. Euripides great anti-war statement The Trojan Women written 25 centuries ago, is one of the most performed of the Ancient Greek tragedies. This work resonates vividly in a contemporary frame as the sufferings of those who are victims of war, continue to be daily splayed across our TV screens.

With her own adaptation of Euripides’ classic play The Trojan Women, directed by Hayman Artist-in-Residence and Artistic Director of Steamworks Arts Productions, Sally Richardson’s The Trojan Women will re-invent Euripides’ tragic story of grief and loss into a visceral, visual performance experience that explores and evokes the after effects of war in a contemporary context.

Time/Dates: 8pm May 5-7, 10-14, 2011
Venue: Hayman Theatre Upstairs, Curtin University, Kent Street, Bentley
The Flu Season

Winner of the 2004 Oppenheimer Award for best New York debut by an American playwright, The Flu Season is a play about love, life and art. Part tragedy, part laugh-out-loud comedy, The Flu Season is set in a psychiatric retreat centre and a theatre, as a patient/playwright experiments with his heart and his characters. It is a play about losing the plot, about how we think we have things under control and how we don’t. It’s a love story that goes bad, both the love and the story. Eno, a Pulitzer Prize finalist for his one-man play Thom Pain (based on nothing), describes The Flu Season as a play about coming to terms with life’s sadnesses as well as its joys.

“The Flu Season is stingingly funny and rather beautiful” (The Guardian).


Time/Dates: 8pm February 24-26, March 1 -5, 2011
Venue: Hayman Theatre Upstairs, Curtin University, Kent Street Bentley
The Laramie Project

Curtin’s Theatre Arts launch its 2011 theatre season with “The Laramie Project”.
Written by Moises Kaufman, “The Laramie Project” is a powerful drama that documents a community’s reaction to a hate crime, the brutal bashing death of a young gay man, which occurs on the outskirts of their town.

Perth director, Michael McCall and Curtin’s Hayman Theatre Company will uplift audiences with the humanism that the play offers up, despite the tragic tale of Matthew Shepard.





A season of one-act plays directed by Verity Softly.

Time/Dates: March 20, 2011
Venue: Hayman Theatre Upstairs, Curtin University, Kent Street Bentley
Sunday Night Theatre

“Duet for Bear and Dog” by Sybil Rosen
“The Battle Of Bull Run Always Makes Me Cry” by Carole Real
“Brights” by David Smilow

A collection of three ten-minute performances that cover first dates, drug mules, tranquiliser guns, American Civil War battles and a bear that's stuck up a tree, performed by an ensemble comedy cast.








By Michael Collins

Time/Dates: March 20, 2011
Venue: Hayman Theatre Upstairs, Curtin University, Kent Street Bentley
Sunday Night Theatre

Lionel returns to a home - a family, under construction.
With nothing complete, his parents seem anxious to let Lionel move around the house he grew up in...a house that is morphing and changing under the weight of its own bricks.













By Andrew Bovell and Patricia Cornelius
Directed by Andrew Thom

Time/Dates: Sunday April 3 & 10
Venue: Hayman Theatre Upstairs, Curtin University, Kent Street Bentley
Sunday Night Theatre

“Who's Afraid of the Working Class?” is the story of fringe-dwellers,living in an age of social, economic and moral deprivation. Mostly without work, and politically uninterested, these characters are working at their survival.













By Kate Hoffower
Directed by Bec Miller

Time/Dates: Sunday April 10 & 17
Venue: Hayman Theatre Upstairs, Curtin University, Kent Street Bentley
Sunday Night Theatre

Being stuck in a cubicle all day long and in a dead-end job can drive even the sanest of people to become insane.

What kind of crazy shenanigans can you get up to at work when you have prowling eyes watching your every move?

Wouldn't the boss love to know what occurs in the office when his back is turned... ?








By Kathryne Clarkson
Directed by Violette Ayad

Time/Dates: Sunday April 10 & 17
Venue: Hayman Theatre Upstairs, Curtin University, Kent Street Bentley
Sunday Night Theatre

“You just change rooms and I don’t get a single call, we don’t have a single play date. You just vanish.”

“Pre-School Traffic Only” is a brief opened window of the complicated lives of a group of children in the cut throat world of modern childcare.











By Alyssa Oprandi
Directed by Kirsty Marillier

Time/Dates: Sunday April 17
Venue: Hayman Theatre Upstairs, Curtin University, Kent Street Bentley
Sunday Night Theatre

An original vignette portraying a pair of siblings, bantering their way through life's trivial and tricky matters. A bizarre and yet undeniably charming examination of freedom, existence and purpose, Of Milk & Honey is a piece oozing with wit, warmth and vitality.












Time/Dates: 7.30pm November 26-28, December 3-5, 2011
Venue: Hayman Theatre Upstairs, Curtin University, Kent Street, Bentley

Come with us back to a time when men were (sometimes) real men, women were (occasionally) real women and cows were two people in a suit. Panto meets the wild and woolly West as Miss Lotty and the intrepid townsfolk of Hope Springs defend young Marion from the evil designs of lawyers, outlaws, Injuns and of course the Mysterious Spaghetti Kid - who IS that masked man? The 35th annual Hayman pantomime is a fast moving, pun-packed family show.









Written by Kate Rice
Directed by Jeremy Rice

Time/Dates: 8pm, September 7-11, 2010
Venue: Hayman Theatre Upstairs
Fiction Makers

Perth, 1962. Donald has just arrived from Geraldton, determined to reinvent himself. All it takes is one little white lie.

The Fiction Makers is about people who lie about who they are, to themselves and the people closest to them. It starts with a game and ends in delusion.

As part of the School of Media, Culture and Creative Arts’ Artists-in-Residence program, playwright Kate Rice and director Jeremy Rice have worked with students from Theatre Arts and Creative Writing to produce this new exciting play.






Time/Dates: 8pm, November 8-13, 2010
Venue: Hayman Theatre Upstairs

Ten minute shows, Ten directors, Five performances per night
















Sunday Night Theatre

Directed by Emma Wilson

"I am at this moment the stronger one," Mrs. X declares after accusing her actress friend, Mrs. Y of having an affair with her husband. Strindberg's naturalistic one-act play "The Stronger" examines a power relationship between the two actresses as they battle and twist over the truth in an effort to prove who is the stronger one or if they are both equals.

Time/Dates: 8pm September 19 2010
Venue: Hayman Theatre Upstairs, Curtin University, Kent Street Bentley
Tickets: $18 standard& $15 concession[school group discount available]

Sunday Night Theatre

By Joe Orton
Directed by Matthew Randall

"Madam life’s a piece in bloom, death goes dogging everywhere:
She’s the tenant of the room, he’s the ruffian on the stair.” - W. E. Henley

Venue: Hayman Theatre Upstairs, Curtin University, Kent Street Bentley
Tickets: $18 standard& $10 and sold at the door
Sunday Night Theatre

By Anton Chekhov
Directed by Phil Miolin

By Kate Hoffower
Directed by Bec Miller

Cast: Nathan Cavanagh, Andrew Clark, Louise Cocks, Pat Cullen, Ruhama Geiger, Josh Magee, Jordan Nix, Michelle Snedden, Verity Softly, Andrew Thom and Emma Wilson.

Considered one of Anton Chekhov’s masterpieces, The Three Sisters is a compelling exploration of the human condition. Few plays explore what it is to be a brother, sister, mother, lover, suitor, friend, master and servant with such a depth of feeling and honesty. With a large ensemble cast you will be drawn into the lives of three young women, their infantile brother and their suitors as they desperately search for love, hope and meaning at a time when Russia stood on the precipice of revolution.


Time/Dates: 8pm February 25-27, March 2-6
Venue: Hayman Theatre Upstairs, Curtin University, Kent Street Bentley
Tickets: $18 Standard & $15 Concession

A cream cracker under the settee

By Alan Bennett
Directed by Duncan Sharp
Performed by Violette Ayad

“I should never have tried to dust.” After an accident with the buffet 84-year-old Doris begins to ponder on just how her life has brought her to her present predicament. (Not wanting to cause a fuss, or to give Zulema the part-time carer cause to send her to the dreaded Stafford House Home for the Aged, Doris faces the dilemma of what to do about both the cream cracker she has just spotted and her broken hip.) This quirky and touching monologue, performed by second year Theatre Arts student Violette Ayad, is part of the prize-winning Talking Heads series. “Feels funny this leg. Not there”.

Time/Dates: 8pm March 14
Venue: Hayman Theatre Upstairs, Curtin University, Kent Street Bentley
Tickets: All tickets $10 and sold at the door

ROCK THE CASBAH

Written and directed by Andrew Clarke
Cast: Violette Ayad, Chris Olive, Josh Magee, Kirsty Marillier, Andrew Thom and Matthew Randall

Remember the mystical decade that was the 80s?...we don't. In a world entirely constructed from what we have learnt from music videos comes an absurd story fuelled by that trademark daggy energy that in turn spawned generation Y. 'History never repeats', in this case let’s hope Split Enz were right. The hair, the clothes and the makeup are all back in force as we weave our way through some of the decades most wonderfully crafted tunes, exposing the history (which really happened) and what inspired so many of its artists to pen the songs that can now be found ringing out in karaoke bars across the globe. Who was Roxanne that Sting sung so passionately about? From whom did David Bowie take his funky style? And why in the immortal words of The Clash did "The Sharif not like it"?
All of these mildly intriguing questions can be answered in Rock The Casbah.

Time/Dates: 8pm March 21
Venue: Hayman Theatre Upstairs, Curtin University, Kent Street Bentley

Ferris Wheel

By Mary Miller
Directed by Maria McArthur

The unlikely love story of two lonely people who are forced to ride together on an old country Ferris wheel. She's afraid of heights. He's afraid to quit smoking. They are both afraid of each other.
Dorrie only rides the Ferris wheel once a year, and she's scared to death every time. John hasn't been on one since he was a kid, but his fears are tied up in a whole other set of neuroses. But now that they are stuck in the same carriage, high above the fair grounds, their clashing peculiarities might be just what the other needed, at least for a moment.

Time/Dates: 8pm March 21
Venue: Hayman Theatre Upstairs, Curtin University, Kent Street Bentley

After Miss Julie <

By Patrick Marber (after Strindberg)
Directed by Teresa Izzard

After Miss Julie is Marber’s contemporary adaptation of the 1888 play by August Stringberg Miss Julie. The play, set in England in 1945, deals with issues of class, gender, sex and power and explores passion, dreams and reality.....it is set in a world that is about to be turned upside down.

Time/Dates: 8pm April 13-17
Venue: Hayman Theatre Upstairs, Curtin University, Kent Street Bentley
Tickets: $18 Standard & $15 Concession