Theatre@Risk
Past Productions & Reviews 2001

Polygraph



by Robert Lepage and Marie Brassard
with Amanda Hulme, Simon Kingsley & Louis Milutinovic
Directed by Chris Bendall Produced by Kirrilly Brentnall

Originally performed 23 May – 10 June 2001 at Black Box, Victorian Arts centre

“This is vital, audacious theatre and Melbourne could do with more of it.” Beat Magazine, 2001
“Theatre@Risk might just restore our faith in theatre.”
Herald Sun, 2001

“Visually striking, infused with passion and poetic flair, compelling and very funny… Theatre@risk displays the energy and confidence of a company worth watching.”
The Sunday Age, 2001

“A vigorous success: clever, disturbing and fun. Hulme and Kingsley are flawless and are the stars of a night that looks very promising for the future of Theatre@Risk.”
The Age, 2001

GREEN ROOM AWARD NOMINATIONS:
OUTSTANDING DIRECTION
BEST BFEMALE ACTOR
BEST MALE ACTOR


THE B-FILE

by Deborah Levy
with Georgie Bax, Tara Bollard, Pia Smith, Kristy Swift & Serena Tricoli
Directed by Victor Bizzotto Produced by Kirrilly Brentnall

Originally performed 23 May – 10 June 2001 at Black Box,Victorian Arts centre

Design: Amanda Silk
Lighting Design: Nick Merrylees
Sound Design: Lydia Teychenne & Danielle Harrisson
Stage Manager: Maureen Thomas
Production Manager: Lee Young

 

THE JUNGLE

by Louis Nowra
With Diana Emery, Anthony Johnson, Simon Kingsley, Louis Milutinovic, Eva Parkin & Greg Ulfan
Directed by Chris Bendall Produced by Kirrilly Brentnall

Originally performed 17 August – 2 September 2001 at Black Box, Victorian Arts Centre

Design: Karyn Hunter
Sound Design: Ben Bourke
Lighting Design: Rob Irwin
Original Music: Daniel Dinnen
Stage Manager: Maureen Thomas

“Bursts through naturalism’s boundaries by sheer force of style, speed, imagination and shock tactics… This exhilarating theatre owes much to the performers whose work is enormously physical, their bodies pushed to perform the substance-enhanced feats of a bunch of crazies that match the on-speed dialogue…This is not mainstream theatre. It is, in its unique way, more exciting than that, more on the edge, raw and sometimes rough.”
Helen Thompson, The Age, 2001