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For One Night Only…
Saturday 23 November
Trades Hall, Cnr Victoria and Lygon Streets, Carlton
2020 Season Launch (Free Event): 6:30pm
A moving festival of songs and ideas.
And a touch of magic.
Feel the pulse of the moment.
Taste the momentum right here, right now.
Hear writers’ thoughts as the words form.
Rub shoulders with actors and musicians as they electrify the air around you.
Get amongst it.
PLAYlist is a site-specific spectacle of music and new writing that expands the community of our big little theatre. Join the ensemble and our extraordinary line-up of guest artists for a one-night-only celebration at the historic Trades Hall.
Each room harbours a song. Each song sparks a play. Then it’s over, before you know it. PLAYlist invites audiences to explore the space, experiencing a different play with a different song and rubbing shoulders with actors and musicians as they move through each room.
From a mermaid couple in crisis to supermarket turf wars; from a million versions of a single conversation to disconcerting visions of the future, unique and fascinating corners of the venue will host brand new original short plays inspired the theme “Think Again.”
As Red Stitch ventures northside to share our “big little theatre” love – thanks to our friends at Melbourne Fringe and Trades Hall – PLAYlist will bring together some of Melbourne’s finest creative talent. The line-up includes:
Writers: Mary Anne Butler, Ra Chapman, Eric Gardiner, Ellen Grimshaw, Elias Jamieson Brown, Amelia Evans, Joanna Murray-Smith, Ross Mueller, Vidya Rajan, Morgan Rose, Keziah Warner, Jamaica Zuanetti.
Directors: Gary Abrahams, Ella Caldwell, Katrina Cornwell, Brett Cousins, Alice Darling, Iris Gallardine, Stephen Nicolazzo, Krystalla Pearce, Benjamin Pfeiffer, Alice Qin, Sarah Vickery, Shaun Wykes.
Performers: Lucy Ansell, Jing-Xuan Chan, Jessica Clarke, Kate Cole, Liza Dennis, Daniel Frederiksen, Justin Hosking, Christine Keogh, Annie Last, Caroline Lee, Alexander Lewis, George Lingard, Patrick Livesey, Michael Logo, Grace Lowry, Olga Makeeva, Carissa McAllen, Olivia Monticciolo, Sami Obama, Amarchi Okorom, Christina O’Neill, Joe Petruzzi, Dushan Philips, Samuel Rowe, Louise Siversen, Helen Smith, Kat Stewart, Sarah Sutherland, Veronica Thomas, Matthew Whitty.
Musicians: Campbell Banks, Dave Larkin, Rachel Lewinden, Lila Swain, Alia Rose Syed, Joshua Teicher, Lucy Wise.
As an added bonus, Red Stitch will also be launching its 2020 Season at 6.30pm, just prior to PLAYist, with ticket-holders and guests invited to a sneak peak of next year’s stellar programme of events.
Experience an extraordinary feast of new writing and music, and support one of Melbourne’s favourite theatre companies. All proceeds from the event go towards Red Stitch to help the company maintain their quality of work and increase artist wages for everyone involved in the theatre we create.