Hello 2015! Opening Next Week: The Ritual Slaughter of Gorge Mastromas

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Yes, it’s February this weekend, and although I have that “Really, already?” feeling,
I’m excited. We’ve been busy on and offstage all summer – reading lots of new scripts
and proposals for Ink, performing to Midsumma audiences, and up-cycling past shows
into our foyer. Not to mention planning the next PLAYlist extravaganza.

Amidst the mayhem of the ‘holiday’ months, the Gorge Mastromas team have been working
towards mastering this huge and complex play. And having sat in on rehearsals again
today I can confide: it’s bursting with challenges and brilliance.

Thank you for being part of the Red Stitch family. We enjoyed an exhilarating 2014.
I can’t wait to share with you the discoveries of Season 2015, and to hear your

See you at the theatre,

Ella Caldwell
Artistic Director


by Dennis Kelly

“Now I’m going to have to make this quite quick as I only have two minutes and twenty-three
seconds left. Existence is not what you have up until this moment thought it is.”

Embark on the life of Gorge Mastromas, from innocence and early promise, to the
height of success and all that follows. A dark and electrifying modern tale that
asks: when is good truly good, and when is it just cowardice?

Opening next week, the Australian Premiere of Dennis Kelly’s dark satire features
ensemble members Richard  Cawthorne, Jordan Fraser-Trumble (2015 Graduate Actor),
Olga Makeeva & Dion Mills with special guest Elizabeth Nabben.

Director Mark Wilson
Assistant Director Alice Darling
Lighting Designer Clare Springett (Resident)
Set & Costume Designer Mattea Davies
Sound Designer Robert Jordan
February 3rd – March 7th
February 3rd, 4th & 5th (Previews), 8pm
Wednesday – Friday, 8pm
Saturday 3pm & 8pm
Sunday 6:30pm



WIN Tickets to The Supper Club –
Big Talk, Little Talk

Debriefing and rethinking after the Australian Theatre Forum. Share your thoughts
with peers and  interested others, egged on by some of the brightest minds in Australia’s
arts scene: David Williams, Curator, Australian Theatre Forum 2015 and Emma Valente,
Artistic Director, THE RABBLE. More info…

Tue 10 Feb, 7pm – 10pm

Arts House, North Melbourne Town Hall

*All tickets include supper

WIN a double pass to this event! To enter, email your  details to admin@redstitch.net with ‘SUPPER’ in the subject line by 3 February.

WIN Tickets to Pixel Mountain at SummerSalt Arts Festival

Best described as an aerial and interactive projection work performed on iconic buildings, Pixel Mountain is a collaboration between artists from South Korea and the Australian theatre company, Stalker.  Combining Stalker Theatre’s trademark physical theatre style with 3D  image and audio technology, it poetically reflects on some of the issues  that the artists have observed to be inherent in Korean modern day  life. More info…

Wed 18 – Sat 21 Feb
Dodds St South Stage, SummerSalt Festival Hub
Enter to WIN a double pass to your preferred performance by simply emailing your details to admin@redstitch.net with ‘SUMMERSALT’ in the subject line by 3 February.

Did you attend our Midsumma Festival season of Jumpers for Goalposts? You are eligible for a 10% discount on Red Stitch Season 2015 subscription packages! Contact our friendly Box Office on 9533 5053 or boxoffice@redstitch.net to take advantage of this offer.

This year we have added an extra preview for all our shows. Giving you another chance
to be the first to see premiere productions for next to nix. Book your $20 preview tickets here!

Live Music, Pop Up Kitchens, Wineries, Cideries, Breweries, Guy Grossi. Dale Vine.
Enter the promo code ‘REDSTITCH’ when purchasing your tickets to receive 25% OFF.

PLAYlist 2015

We received an extraordinary response to our new writing program, Ink. After careful consideration of the many applications submitted,
we are delighted to announce the ten projects shortlisted for development as part of Ink 2015. CLICK HERE to view the list and learn more about our Ink program.

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