Bone Marrow Theatre is a Melbourne based physical theatre company. Our objective is to speak with a language of action, creating theatre that has meaning and is relevant to Australian audiences, that is new, inspiring and which moves. Exploring different styles of theatre including chorus, masks, dance and circus arts to create Theatre and Workshops, working collaboratively through improvisation and with a diverse range of artists to create a unique style of theatre.Bone Marrow Theatre believes it is crucial to expand Australian Theatre by using a range of different performing arts and to explore the telling of a story with movement without having to rely on text. Creating in this visceral style of theatre, we believe it will have a profound effect on our audience and will show a story rather than just tell it.
Bone Marrow Theatre was accepted for The Kingston Arts Centre – New Blood Residency in 2013 where we developed our inaugural production Exodus and consequently as the 2014 ‘Company in Residence’ at Revolt Melbourne Artspace. During 2014 we created and produced La Peste, our first development of Tales from Ovid and also ran a series of different physical theatre workshops.
Bone Marrow Theatre are always keen to find new collaborators interested in creating physical theatre. We hold open auditions for each project depending on the projects requirements. Currently there are no auditions being held, to keep updated you can like the Facebook Page.
Artistic Director and Founder
At the age of three Nadine performed in her stage debut ‘The Court of Flora’ by Meryl Tankard (1992). Since then she has explored all aspects of live performance as a dancer, actor, director, designer and choreographer. She trained in Ballet and other movement-based disciplines including contemporary dance and circus and obtained a ‘Diploma of Theatre Arts’ (2006-2007 – Swinburne University).
With the support of an ‘Aim for the Stars’ scholarship, Nadine completed the professional course at the prestigious L’École Internationale de Théâtre Jacques Lecoq – Paris (2010-2012). During her time abroad, she also performed and collaborated at Le Festival d’Avignon 2012 in ‘Le Reve du Papillion. On returning to Melbourne, she founded her very own physical theatre company, Bone Marrow Theatre.
Nadine produced, directed and performed in Bone Marrow’s inaugural production: EXODUS, during the 2013 Melbourne Fringe. The production was supported by both a ‘Creative Young Stars’ grant and a ‘New Blood’ residency with the Kingston Arts Centre. Subsequently, Bone Marrow Theatre was offered a residency at Revolt Artspace (Kensington), where Nadine produced, directed and designed Bone Marrow’s second original production: ‘La Peste’. She also performed/collaborated in a one-woman show adapted from Ted Hughes’ ‘Tales from Ovid’ and facilitated a range of physical theatre and dance classes.
Nadine has also given workshops on theatre, movement and ballet in both Melbourne and Paris.