Flloyd Kennedy (Interview 3)

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Brisbane has the right to a healthy layer of DIY theatre – partially supported and encouraged, venue or company based – in professional, independent companies that evolve.  People need to be empowered to work outside the prevalent bureaucratic funding model. My passion is theatre where performers do their thing – performers in an empty room – not big sets and costume stuff.  Then the audience brings its own life, energy and imagination to it; that’s the kind of theatre I love – that’s fringe.

I spoke a little while back with Flloyd Kennedy actor, blogger, voice-coach, theatre-maker and enthusiast.  She’s so committed to the importance of theatre-making that she (initially) single-handedly organised the inaugural one-day Bits Festival of fringe theatre held in Brisbane last November.  I was intrigued by the concept and keen to talk with Flloyd about what brought her to do such an extraordinary thing – creating a fringe festival event from scratch is hardly for the faint of heart, but then that’s not a label that would stick long to Flloyd.

… there is still not the opportunity here for audiences to experience new ideas or for rough, raw, experimental work to get a first showing. There’s still a missing layer.. Continue reading “Flloyd Kennedy (Interview 3)”

This Week in Queensland Theatre: January 4-10

For session dates and times check company websites.

The new year of Season 2010 kicks off officially today in the first full week of the year.  Group offices are starting to open again after the summer break, the Twitter stream and group Facebook pages are sprouting into life.  Some would say they’ve never really stopped!  If one of your New Year’s Resolutions includes some training, or craft upskilling, January’s the month.

Opening:

The Adventures of Cinderella and her Fabulously Fashionable Footwear written and directed by Tim O’Connor: Harvest Rain at QPAC Cremorne Theatre (Thursday 7th)

Other:

Check the websites of Circa, Shake and Stir, Harvet Rain, QSE, OzFrank, and Empire Theatres for further details.  Click the Greenroom poster wall of logos.