This Week in Queensland Theatre: Aug 30-Sep 5 2010

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A week to check the programme, make your picks, and draw breath before the Brisbane Festival hits town.

Stand by for a huge month of fringe, mainstage, street, and anywhere you can find it entertainment in Brisbane city and the suburbs. Chookas to Noel Staunton, director of the Festival and to the whole team!

Opening:
My Sublime Shadow Dir. Lynne Bradley: Zen Zen Zo at the Old Museum Building (Wednesday)

Continuing:
A Catch of the Breath by Robert Thwaites: !MetroArts Independents
Engine by Janis Balodis Dir. Julian Louis: La Boite Theatre at the Roundhouse

Other:
Greenroom is one year old on Wednesday. Happy Birthday to us … notice the cupcake?

This week in Queensland Theatre: 3-9 May 2010

Zen Zen Zo supporting Amanda Palmer
Image by chrisdonia via Flickr

Check Company websites for show times and further details

Opening:
The Timely Death of Victor Blott at !Metro Arts
King Lear: Bell Shakespeare for Queensland Theatre Company at Playhouse, QPAC
Dante’s Inferno: Zen Zen Zo at the Old Museum Building

Continuing:
Let the Sunshine: Queensland Theatre Company at Cremorne, QPAC
Waiting for Godot: Queensland Theatre Company at Bille Brown Studio
Stockholm: STC for La Boite Theatre at the Roundhouse

Greenroom Reviews:

Waiting for Godot (Dave Burton)
Stockholm
(Kate Foy)

2010 Matilda Awards: all the winners

MATILDA AWARDS

Sven Swenson for his contribution as a writer, director and an actor

Michael Gow for his 11 years of programming at Queensland Theatre Company

Michelle Miall for direction

Richard Jordan for 25 Down

!Metro Arts for its independents’ season

BEST NEW AUSTRALIAN PLAY
25 Down by Richard Jordan – Queensland Theatre Company

BEST INDEPENDENT PRODUCTION
The Tempest – In The Raw Studio Season Production presented by Zen Zen Zo

BEST MAINSTAGE PRODUCTION
The Crucible – Queensland Theatre Company

BEST DIRECTOR
Michelle Miall – The Pillowman

BEST ACTOR IN A MAIN ROLE
Steven Rooke as Katurian in The Pillowman

BEST ACTRESS IN A MAIN ROLE
Stace Callaghan as William in The White Earth

BEST ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE
Chris Vernon as Michal in The Pillowman

BEST ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE
Andrea Moor as Elizabeth Proctor in The Crucible

BEST DESIGNER
Jaxzyn (Jen Jackson) – video design – The Pineapple Queen

BEST EMERGING ARTIST
Michelle Miall  The Pillowman

The Timely Death of Victor Blott: !Metro Arts Independents

Details from the Dead Puppet Society fan page on Facebook.

Victor Blott was born without a heartbeat, no one expected him to live for long.

This gothic fairytale for grown-ups combines puppetry and live performance to weave a dark fable that is not for the faint of heart. Queensland’s most exciting new performance company, Dead Puppet Society, invite you to enter their fractured world where fantasy meets reality, the exquisite touches the horrific, and the mythic sits alongside the macabre.

Original concept and storyline by Elizabeth Millington and David Morton
Written by Maxine Mellor

Produced by Nicholas Paine and Natasha-Rose Pizzica

Directed by David Morton

Featuring: Kieran Law, Bianca McIntyre, Elizabeth Millington, Courtney Stewart, Anna Straker and Chris Vernon

Lighting design by Whitney Eglington

Sound design by Tony Brumpton

Cheap Tuesdays: $12 at the door (no bookings)
Season: Wed 5 – Sat 22 May 2010

Preview: 7:30pm Tue 4 May 2010

Opening: 7:30pm Wed 5 May 2010

Artist Talk: Wed 12 May 2010

When: Wed – Sat: 7:30pm

Where: Sue Benner Theatre

Tickets: Adults $20/ Conc. $16/ Preview $12/ Group (10+) $12

Bookings: (07) 3002 7100 or Book Online

This Week in Queensland Theatre: March 15-21

For show times check company websites

Click the date on Greenroom’s home page calendar to go to more details on each event.

Opening:

Thom Pain by Will Eno – Queensland Theatre Company at Bille Brown Studio (in preview Mon-Wed, opens Thursday)

The Bitterling by Sven Swenson – La Boite Indie at the Round House Theatre (in preview Mon-Thu, opens Friday)

Continuing:

Flicking the Flint by Kate Lee !Metro Arts Independents (Brisbane)

Macbeth by William Shakespeare JUTE Theatre (Cairns)

Avenue Q the Australian touring production at QPAC (Brisbane)

Other:

See QSE’s training program and Shake and Stir’s workshop series which continue throughout the month (Brisbane and SE Q)

It’s QPAC’s 25th Birthday this year.  While you’re on the South Bank in Brisbane head into the Tony Gould Gallery for the QPAC 25 Exhibition.

… and check out the recently-opened Edge space further upstream – near the fabulous GOMA (Gallery of Modern Art).

This Week in Queensland Theatre: March 8-14

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The big wet continues in the south-east and west of the state. Wonder how, if at all, this has affected box-office figures for companies.

There’s one week to go for Hamlet for La Boite and The Little Dog Laughed for Queensland Theatre Company; both close on Saturday. Avenue Q at QPAC has had an extension to its season.

Click the date on Greenroom’s home page calendar to go to more details on each event.

Opening:

Flicking the Flint by Kate Lee !Metro Arts Independents (Brisbane) – Tuesday

Macbeth by William Shakespeare Jute Theatre (Cairns) – Thursday

Continuing:

Avenue Q the Australian touring production at QPAC (Brisbane)

Hamlet by William Shakespeare dir David Berthold at the Roundhouse (Brisbane)  Check the updated Greenroom reviews index.

The Little Dog Laughed by Douglas Carter Beane dir Michael Gow at the Cremorne Theatre, QPAC  Check the updated Greenroom reviews index.

Other:

Staging Lives: in conversation with Michael Gow, Will Eno, and David Williamson. State Library of Queensland – Tuesday.

See QSE’s training program which continues throughout the month (Brisbane)

It’s QPAC’s 25th Birthday this year.  While you’re on the South Bank in Brisbane head into the Tony Gould Gallery for the QPAC 25 Exhibition.

… and check out the recently-opened Edge space further upstream – near the fabulous GOMA.