OVER THE EDGE | American Beauty Shop
10 september, 2017
We like to think there's an Australian safety net, a buffer from the vagaries of the market economy. With the minimum wage facing cutbacks in the US, what do working families do to make ends meet? How do they pay for housing, healthcare and education on $7.70 an hour? And in Australia, with the govt moving on penalty rates and increased scrutiny of social welfare, how far are our poorest families from the poverty line? Join our panel in conversation about What's at Stake in Dana Lynn-Formby's American Beauty Shop
JULIE SNEDDON | CEO Cana Communities
DR THOMAS ADAMS | Dept of History & US Studies Centre,Sydney Uni
ANNA McGRATH | Director, American Beauty Shop
SUZANNE MILLAR, Moderator | Artistic Director bAKEHOUSE
The Great Attractor #2 | De Quincey Co
If you want something gloriously unorthodox… a focus on listening and seeing that is simple, delightful and captivating… then these guys are for you. This is a rare opportunity to see and hear two remarkable Melbourne artists perform together in Sydney. It’s spellbinding for all ages – bring your children too!
Two ‘holy fools’ investigate a pile of objects and materials and disassembled musical instruments. They reorganise, reshape and reimagine it. They gaffer it into gigantic shapes, play with it, motorise it.
Sounds Like Movement is an installation, a capillary system of breaths and sounds, a machine; a recycling centre where matter transforms, crumbles, changes into light and dances with humans. Idiosyncratic, interactive, strange, surprising and gently funny, Sounds Like Movement invites you to take the pulse of everyday materials like plastic tubing, paper, toys, fishing rods and crumbling polystyrene.
Dale Gorfinkel and Peter Fraser treat Sounds Like Movement as a band devoted to the experience of listening. It can include kinetic sound sculptures, noise-making clothes, footpump-powered modified trumpets, automated vibraphone and human-sized origami. Absurd, curious and playful, their work invites audiences of all ages to tune into the wonderful friendship of sound and movement.
The Deep End | Dry Land by Ruby Rae Spiegel
13 August, 2017
"a public reckoning with the experience of being a young woman & how we place women in crisis" Time Out
DRY LAND by Ruby Rae Spiegel | presented by Outhouse Theatre Co & Mad March Hare
Abortion rights rollback in the United States. Violence and abuse at private clinics. Legislation to decriminalise abortion voted down in the NSW Parliamnt. And in third world nations, lack of access to reproductive choices leads to the subjugation and abuse of women. On Sunday 13 August, following on from the 5pm matinee at KXT - Kings Cross Theatre, come join our panel in conversation about what's at stake in DRY LAND
Bethany Sheehan | founder My Body My Right
Dr Philip Goldstone | Medical Director, Marie Stopes, Australia
Claudia Barrie | Director, DRY LAND
Suzanne Millar (Moderator) | Artistic Director, bAKEHOUSE
Just listen | bAKEHOUSE
19 MARCH, 2017
On Sunday March 19, the audience of bAKEHOUSE's sold-out, critically-acclaimed season of THE LADEN TABLE gathered around for a post show discussion with the cast and crew, as well as a panel of very special guests, to listen to a conversation about the genesis of the play and the issues raised by THE LADEN TABLE.
Yvonne Percuk & Nur Alam | Writers, The Laden Table
Suzanne Millar | Director, The Laden Table
Nadyat el Gawley | ABC Radio Producer
Donna Jacob-Sife | Together for Humanity
Gerard Hammond | RAN Systems Engineer, Mine Warfare & Clearance
Invisible Circus SIDESHOWS | bAKEHOUSE
Developments, presentations and provocations curated by bAKEHOUSE Co-Artistic Director Suzanne Millar.
THE LADEN TABLE – a produced reading of a brave piece of writing challenging ‘dinner table racism’ played to packed houses over 3 nights at ICE in 2014. With the divisive rhetoric of Trump and the constant surprise of Pauline in public office, this is about as topical as it gets.
FREEFALLING – early stage development, with a creative team of Renee Lim, Clare Hennessy, Carissa Licciardello and Beverly Callow. We’re still exploring the possibilities of a work that examines a life lived on the outside of normal, with a particular look at diversity and issues of mental health. With just a smackerel of Winnie the Pooh...
JATINGA – an international co-production and part of the broader bACE Mumbai project building relationships between artists in Sydney & Mumbai. Jatinga is a bAKEHOUSE commission highlighting our work in Kamathipura, Mumbai - Asia's oldest and largest red light district. We'll be joined by award-wining Mumbai-based playwright Purva Naresh as part of the bAKEHOUSE Cultural Exchange.
A series of open rehearsals, produced readings, rooftop jazz with Rose Costi & Friends; and 2 special panels Women In The Arts Making a Difference on the Streets featuring Purva Naresh, writers from the Abe's Babes Collective, bAKEHOUSE Artistic Director Suzanne Millar, documentary maker Liz Courtenay and hosted by special guest Mike Coward.
Visiting Hours | bAKEHOUSE does Vivid
Out of Africa | a conversation with the cast of Black Jesus
SUNDAY MAY 15
Following the 5pm performance of Black Jesus, this Chesterfield conversation offers audiences a chance to connect with the extraordinary cast of Black Jesus. Gather around the couch to hear their thoughts and reflections on the play, stories of their families' journeys to Australia, and their opinion of the state of play in Zimbabwe, Sierra Leone, Cameroon and Uganda. Afterwards, join our production drummer on stage for a session of traditional music - a celebration of African drumming from those who know it best!
The Great Attractor #1 | March 20
de Quincey Co in partnership with bAKEHOUSE present an evening of collaboration between artists Tess de Quincey, Jim Denley, Amanda Stewart, Vsevolod Vlaskine.
Noli Mi Tangere | March 12
A musical in development, based on Jose Rival's classic novel, with a Filipino-Australian cast. Music by Allan McFadden, book by Peter Fleming.
The Choir of St James| March 6
The heavenly voices of one of Australia's best choirs, up close and personal.
Elegies: A Song Cycle | Mardi Gras
march 1- 3
Presented by LindaSings, the Sydney Premiere of the musical by Tony Award-winning William Finn.
An extraordinary cast of 3 men and 2 women celebrate the lives of family & friends, lovers & pets as well as remembering those lost on September 11, 2001. Always engaging, often hilarious and at times devastating, Finn's songs have a way of intimately connecting with audiences and reminding us of life's infinite joys.
Kin - in development | Mardi Gras
A new play by award-winning playwright Catherine McKinnon, with a post-show discussion panel featuring Paul Capsis.