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JULY + AUGUST 2018 |  NEWS

A FEW HIGHLIGHTS...

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Sunday 29th July KXT hosted KNIT TOGETHER a CHESTERFIELD EVENT that took a look at how families cope with trauma. Moderated by bAKEHOUSE AD Suzanne Millar speaking with special guests Dr Mandy Goldman-Straus president of Professional Cancer Counselling; Geraldine McKay a member of the specialist psycho-oncology dept at Chris O’Brien’s Lifehouse; and Claudia Barrie director of You Got Older and AD of Mad March Hare. Also joining us was costume designer Dr Emily Brayshaw, in her capacity as an academic at UNSW investigating our fashion and dress help us in times of trauma.

Throughout the run Mad March Hare supported a number of Cancer support organisations with awareness and fundraising: Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australian + Lung Foundation of Australia + Lymphoma Australia. We’ll update you on the amount raised in our next eNews, in the meantime the warmest of thanks to our audiences for their extraordinary generosity.

“to tell a story, and to help us take that story with us out into the world after the curtain call, and hopefully use it to help build a better place. To go along is to be part of a community of art and change” - - Cassie Tongue, Time Out Sydney

CASULA POWERHOUSE hosted the Way Out West Childrens Festival 18 - 21 July and we were thrilled to present a teeny tiny section of Winnie Dunn’s beautiful From Malapo to Miller, a story drawing on the collision of her life in Sydney and her Tongan heritage, told in the traditional storytelling form of Talanoa. Thanks to actors Didi di Graaf and Frederick Hama who worked with writer Winnie and director Suzanne Millar to bring 2 small scenes to life, with the support of dramaturg and mentor Emele Ugavule. Our thanks to Lilian Silk who is driving the bAKEHOUSE / CPAC Writers Residency. And congratulations to CPAC for a fantastic festival!


ALTERNATIVE HELPMANNS

Thanks to Cassie Tongue and Time Out for the Alternative Helpmann Award. We're rehearsing the speech and preparing to frock up for the red carpet

THEATRE SEASON THAT FELT THE MOST CONNECTED TO THE CURRENT TIMES
KINGS CROSS THEATRE's independent season, 2017.


OUT & ABOUT

. There’s so much amazing indie theatre in town at the moment!! Over the last few weeks we got along to: Rolling Stone, Outhouse at Seymour Centre + Stupid Fucking Bird at the New Theatre + Permission to Spin at the Old Fitz + Casula Powerhouse Way Out West Festival + A heap of super stuff at Bondi Feast: special shout out to JackRabbit for Dirty People; Pip and Han Inc for the Sorry Mum Project; Mr Foot directed by Richard Hilliar; Rebecca Blake and the team on the 24 hour Playwright Party; and to Rachel Chant for all the work

We missed but wished we’d seen: The Girl / the Women by Aanisa Vylet; Robo Nation featuring Kate Walder from Step Up. We’re planning to get to: King of Pigs by Steve Rodgers; Hells Canyon directed by Katie Cawthorn; Cry Baby directed by Alex Berlarge; Me, Mum and the IED at Depot Theatre; Me and My Mother, Singing written and performed by Oleg Pupovac

** Also... is it the season for stories about Mums??


we've got a sneaky september surprise planned

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