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Our 3rd rehearsal together. Introducing the ensemble to our collection of rubbish, for some it became obsessive and for others it was only rubbish

This rehearsal brought the ensemble in contact with the collection of rubbish we had used for the the showing in October.  If was an archaeological dig & I proposed the rubbish had significant value to engage their imaginations in the task of arranging the rubbish meticulously. Some engaged – others where put off by the […]


Rehearsals Begin…

Rehearsals Begin…

BEFORE: Sitting at Shopfront waiting on cast to arrive for what will be our 2nd day of 1st rehearsals. Today we will be attempting to find some truth in our Uni friend & our sibling story lines both of which are  full of the intricacies and spills of long turn relationships: friends that are family […]


The Collection

The Collection

This post is retrospective thoughts since I haven’t been down to the river in a while. However, I wanted to share some thoughts I had when I was on the river. I spent a couple of hours in the 2-3 weeks leading up to our showing collecting rubbish from the Cook river. It was strange […]


The Ensemble Meets

The Ensemble Meets

On our first meet together today we gathered in the local park behind Carlton Shops. The intention was to be by the river but the weather was dicey at the time. So we settled for the park since it was only hope skip and a jump away from the theatre if things turned. We ate […]


Making the Tree Cave

Making the Tree Cave

We are a week out from our mid-way showing and the fun has really started. Christy and I (pictured below)  began building our tree canopy. Very DIY: chicken wire, cable ties and a whole lot of tree branches & organic matter. We actually made an attempt at a tree cave very early on. Our 3rd rehearsal […]


Introducing the Dreaming team.

Introducing the Dreaming team.

This initial Civic Life blog is a long time coming. We are about 2 months into this Civic Life business and its about time I introduced you to my team. I have been fortunate enough to be collaborating, thus far, with two wonderful female artists Lucy Heffernan and Christie Woodhouse. As a point of introduction […]