From the Artistic Director

Welcome to Theatre @ Risk's 2007 Season. Our theme this year is ‘Faith, Hope and Charity’, and we are exploring through our latest productions ways to examine the eternal question - how do we live justly in the world today. We present for you this year plays that raise a lantern to the world around us, illuminate some small part of our existence and, perhaps, offer us insight into a way forward.

Our first season is Homebody / Kabul by internationally acclaimed playwright Tony Kushner, opening on February 24th. This is followed in May by a new play by Australian playwright Vanessa Bates, Checklist for an Armed Robber. Then in September we will be presenting a ten-day Theatre @ Risk Festival of New Writing - a mini-festival of playreadings of new local and international theatre all responding to the themes of Faith, Hope and Charity.

All the plays we will present this year will be Victorian premiere seasons, as we continue to bring the very best of local and world theatre to Melbourne audiences. Stay tuned to our website throughout the year to keep up with the latest information on other events, including our acting workshops, and details of the plays that will feature in our September festival. Follow the link to 'subscriptions and bookings' to find out about the great deals for new and returning subscribers that we are offering in 2007.


Theatre @ Risk’s Season 07 will offer you a year of great contemporary theatre that you won’t see anywhere else - come join us for a year of theatrical journeys that will change the way you see the world around you.

Chris Bendall, February 2007



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Contemporary text based Theatre from Australia
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Theatre @ Risk has been creating a diverse range of new performance works since 2001, presenting the latest cutting edge local and international texts. We present rich stories that will take you on a journey to unknown worlds. Our focus is on presenting new theatrical voices that are original, adventurous and inventive, and on creating performances that are dynamic, entertaining and challenging.

Theatre @ Risk’s work has been repeatedly acclaimed for its strong production values, imaginative staging, outstanding performers, and a consistently varied repertoire. At its core we are a company of artists committed to creating innovative new work, from commissions, dramaturgical explorations and development right through to realisation in performance. Theatre @ Risk continues to provoke its audience, presenting original theatre that will entice and excite its audience with original content, style and form.

Theatre @ Risk is a theatre of ideas. Take a journey with us to the edge!