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Review – ‘Together Alone Alone Together’ ArtsLab 2010

Review – ‘Together Alone Alone Together’ ArtsLab 2010

Kevin Jackson’s Theatre Reviews Theatre, Dance & Concert Blog, Sydney, Australia Monday, November 8, 2010 Together Alone Alone Together Shopfront: Contemporary Arts and Performance presents TOGETHER ALONE ALONE TOGETHER at Shopfront Theatre, Carlton, Sydney. “Shopfront is an innovative contemporary arts centre – a not-for-profit co-operative started in 1976 by young people eager to have a […]


Goodness, it’s over.

Goodness, it’s over.

The last thing I ate last night before going to bed, was rather aptly, a toasted piece of mountain bread with nutella. Yes, I thought I would be sick of it too, but alas I think I am more in love with it than ever before. (For those of you who didn’t see/smell the show- […]


What else would you be doing?

It takes time. I’m reminded all the time, but mostly by myself, that it takes time. Which means having to mediate my own desires for immediate success, or success full stop, having to re-envisage my time frames, having to postpone, work harder, let things go, or re-orient. Mostly having to admit when I’ve got it, […]


When your world begins to crumble, bake a pie

When your world begins to crumble, bake a pie

Art: A series of happy mistakes? That seems to be how my show is coming together!


ArtsLab10 Season Trailer

Five short works flirt with the banal, the fantastic, the mundane, the dream-world and the everyday. Contemporary story-telling meets clowning, Irish love songs get a burlesque twist, dance makes passionate love to new media, gaps in time cut open a typical office space and friendships are tested to difficult limits.


ArtsLab10 Season Trailer

Five short works flirt with the banal, the fantastic, the mundane, the dream-world and the everyday. Contemporary story-telling meets clowning, Irish love songs get a burlesque twist, dance makes passionate love to new media, gaps in time cut open a typical office space and friendships are tested to difficult limits.


I have found out where I am!

Hello hello! So I had a rather exciting discovery on Wednesday night (yes, even more so than my last post’s discovery). I am actually a clown on a stage. There is no house. It is just me, a clown, who has stumbled (or been beamed onto it- haven’t quite decided that yet) onto an abandoned […]


together Alone, Alone together

together Alone, Alone together

together Alone, Alone together


Finding out how I get on stage

So this week I have been thinking, and moving, about a basic question one encounters when making theatre: why am I on stage and who are the audience in relation to the performer/s (in this case me). It’s seemingly simple, as all complex things seem to be. So I am a clown. Yes. I am […]


Lets hang out in the un-knowing

Dear James, It’s too easy to say that I love you. I have become so diluted in you. No one else has ever made me feel so whole. When you are away from me, even for just an hour, I just want to become a hermit, because nobody else is worth connecting to. Who wants […]


Love in a time of body pillows…

A while back I watched an episode of 30 Rock with my boyfriend, The Almost Lawyer, which was not only hilarious but explored a strange manifestation of love. In the episode, James Franco (as himself) is Jenna’s contractual love interest. He needs Jenna to pretend to be his girlfriend. The bizarre thing is, Franco has an obsessive […]


little video number 4

As I posted this I made the shocking discovery that the other Alice Cooper has a song entitled ‘I can’t sleep clowns will eat me’. Now my sweet little clown videos are linked to this rather frightening song. What a post modern combination.


another little clown video

Yes, I promise there are only a few more to come. This time the clown explores the bushland.


(another) little clown video

And another one… I realise this shot is a cliche, but I think it is good to embrace cliches sometimes and see what you can do with them. It’s romantic- clown running through the field at sunset. I will see where (if anywhere) I can use it in the coming weeks, but for now is […]


A little video of a bewildered clown

So while I was away en route home from the living desert in Broken Hill, I made a couple of little films of my clown. I haven’t completely decided what I’ll do with them- but I am interested in using them onstage to expand the physical and imaginative space of the stage. I felt my […]


Bits and pieces from the Industry showing

Bits and pieces from the Industry showing

Here is my directors notes from the Industry Showing Working Title: I can’t handle your stuff anymore For the past two months since this year’s Artslab mentorship set sail, I have spent most of my time mucking about with objects. Fortunately this is what I have meant to be doing. My inquiry is into objects […]


How do you eat an elephant?

How do you eat an elephant?

One bite at a time


I still don’t have a title…

Over the next several weeks, I need to develop this play with a director, dramaturg and actors. Simple. Whether what I present will be a reading, a moved reading, a performance or a fruit bowl will be identified in a week or so. In the past, I’ve tried to direct the play, achieving limited results. […]


Experiments

A task I was given last night at the first ArtsLab meeting of the second development phase: write one love story that is true and one that I made up. Guess which is which! First Love # 1 Thousands of little loves. Glance on the street. The butcher gave me a discount on a beautiful […]


Ramblings

  Description of the showing. Audience enter a theatre space, they are uncertain as to where to position themselves because the seating bank has been occupied by Gideon, eating nutragrain from the plastic bag. The work lights are on. Nothing theatrical seems to be happening. There is a music stand and microphone on one side. […]


Zombies, Dirt, Happiness and Pop Stars

Zombies, Dirt, Happiness and Pop Stars

ZOMBIES– “Be brave. Be patient. Find something beautiful.”


Tough Love: Part Two

This is the post I’ve been avoiding. Why? Because it involves some form of critical reflection on the work-in-progress that is Ten Irish Love Songs (ie my self) presented a few weeks back at the industry showing. Also because we’ve been busy developing the Major Project “At the Drive In” which is coming up at […]


Process: June

This is a video still from a rehearsal in June, leading up to the last showing. The figure is my friend Gideon who helped me out. More to follow.