Written by Marcel Dorney
AUGUST 1 - 26 2018
DEMONSTRATION ROOM, SUMMERHALL, EDINBURGH
A blistering punk theatre gig about our civil liberties and our capacity to resist – with an original soundtrack played live.
In Brisbane, Australia, 1979, Prehistoric follows Deb, Nick, Pete and Rachel as they meet at a gig, start a band, and find out – the hard way – why their town stays so quiet. Based on first-hand accounts of living, playing music, and making history under Queensland’s notoriously corrupt and brutal Bjelke-Petersen government, Prehistoric offers an iconoclastic and hilarious take on the pivotal ‘punk moment’ that still echoes today.
Winner of Best Performance award – Melbourne Fringe Festival
'Exhiliarating, gut-wrenching, evocative... leaves you giddy with excitement and feeling utterly alive.'
- Richard Watts, Artshub/RRR
WHAT I'M HERE FOR
Co-creators: Emily Tomlins, Marcel Dorney + Colin Smith
Creative Producer: Samantha Butterworth
PRESENTED WITH FLOWSTATE, SOUTH BANK, BRISBANE
Wed 21, Nov — Sun 02, Dec 2018
I ride your river under the bridge
I take your boat out to the reach
‘Cause I love that engine roar
But I still don’t know what I’m here for… – The Go-Betweens
Come on a secret journey through South Bank at dusk, through the history and future of a place some people call Brisbane. Award-winning theatre company Elbow Room invites you on an immersive and fascinating guided tour through our past, present and future. Elbow Room’s Artistic Directors Emily Tomlins and Marcel Dorney are pleased and proud to be making this work in the town that nurtured and stirred them as young artists. Inspired by the hidden and the miraculous in what we often take for granted, What I’m Here For will ignite your sense of wonder about a place called home.
By Marcel Dorney
TOURING THROUGH SCHOOLS IN APRIL - MAY 2018
TOUR COORDINATED BY REGIONAL ARTS VICTORIA
An Experiment with Waiting for Godot and
An Experiment with The Caucasian Chalk Circle
The Experiments' are two 50-minute works for two actors, designed to introduce secondary school students to two iconic theatre makers of the 20th Century. 'An Experiment with the Caucasian Chalk Circle' presents, explains and makes accessible Bertolt Brecht's 30-person, three-hour epic about what ownership and responsibility - whether for children, or for country - should really mean to us. 'An Experiment with Waiting for Godot' does the same for Beckett's masterpiece, which influenced everything from David Bowie to Seinfeld.
Written and performed by Emily Tomlins and Eryn Jean Norvill
PRESENTED AS PART OF SPEAKEASY WITH SUPPORT FROM DAREBIN ARTS
16th- 26th August 2017, Main Hall, Northcote Town Hall
You've found your place, your tribe, your Niche...
Niche is a pop star. She writes songs about what it's like to be her, and it has made her famous.
Jodee doesn't know about pop music. She knows about dangerous viruses. That's why she's been hired by Niche's management.
Belonging is everything. Replication is more.
Powered by a pumping original soundtrack, Niche is a surreal, irreverent and deeply affecting story about what we really want from celebrity in the digital age.
“Simply flawless...Performances perfectly calibrated...seamless, ingenious, superb.” ★★★★★ - Time Out
"A stunning achievement... Bold, unique, brilliantly produced...and bloody entertaining!" - ★★★★★ Arts Hub
"Sharp, twisted and disturbingly funny... compelling, exploratory and full of ideas." Cameron Woodhead, The Age
WE GET IT
Written by Marcel Dorney and Rachel Perks
AVAILABLE FOR TOURING
Five classic heroines. Five women to bring them to life. But tonight, this competition can only have one winner.
Award-winning theatre company Elbow Room brings the original cast from its critically-acclaimed season at Melbourne Theatre Company’s NEON Festival to Brisbane, as the great heroines of Western drama clash in a mighty battle royale. Turning gender anxiety on its head in a witty and playful evening, We Get It promises to ask only one serious question: can we even imagine a world without sexism?
"We Get It is a passionate, smart and surprisingly raw attack on a society in which inequalities of sex, race and class structure almost every aspect of our lives… Its invitation is that we cease our own enabling collusions. It’s political theatre at its best."
- Alison Croggon, ABC