BONE MARROW THEATRE presents a newly devised physical theatre performance that explores moral decay in society through dark humour.
MELBOURNE 2nd- 11th May 2014
Influenced by the famous essay ‘Le théâtre et la Peste’ (The Theatre and the Plague) by Antonin Artaud, LA PESTE will explore Artaud’s theory of the plague and how it fits into the context of society today. Bone Marrow Theatre presents LA PESTE, an exciting new physical theatre performance which will show an image of the plague as a mirror of our own society and moral decay, bringing each audience member face to face with himself.
“Often turning a blind eye is a reaction to the violence which surrounds us. Often we DO want to take action against this violence. Often this decision to act comes too late.” says Director/Writer Nadine Dimitrievitch. LA PESTE will create a monster that resembles a parasite; which is grotesque, mysterious and fantastic, which will twist, deform and explore the body, portraying the plague in relation to morality through dark humour and bouffon.
Bone Marrow Theatre is proud to announce LA PESTE will be the first production as Company in Residence at Revolt Melbourne Artspace.
” Nadine Dimitrievitch has directed ‘La Pest’ with strength and sureness.” Peter Green – 3MBS Radio
– Development Video
Revolt Melbourne – The Dock Space
Nadine Dimitrievitch – Director / Designer
Zeynep İncir Göksu – Dramaturg
Zeynep graduated as an engineer in 2007 but it was her passion for theatre that shaped her life. She graduated as a dramaturge from Ankara University in 2012 and started her graduate degree program in Philosophy in METU to strengthen her background as a dramaturge. During this period she worked with several non-profit theatre companies in Turkey, including Atölye Oyuncuları, Tiyatro Ayakbağı, and ODTÜ Oyuncuları. She began her journey as an actor, then started working as a dramaturge and also as a director. The productions she was involved were mostly based on dramatizations of short stories from various writers including Oscar Wilde and Sait Faik. In 2010 she worked as an intern with Border Crossings, which is a multicultural theatre company based in London. At the beginning of 2014 Zeynep moved from Turkey to Melbourne, following her passion for theatre and is now a member of Bone Marrow Theatre.
Allen has extensive experience as an actor, theatre-maker and teacher and is passionate about collaboration, physical performance, improvisation, clown and comedy. As an actor Allen has toured nationally and internationally and performed with wide range of companies including Empire Theatre Project Company, La Mama, deBASE Productions, Strut & Fret Production House, AS Theatre, The Good Room, Wilde Applause, Regional Arts Victoria and Queensland Arts Council. He as facilitated workshops in acting, movement, clown and physical theatre and has taught for Queensland Theatre Company, La Boite, Aboriginal Centre for Performing Arts, University of Southern Queensland, Backbone Youth Arts, Flipside Circus, Verve Acting Studios and Footscray Community Arts Centre. He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts (Acting) from the University of Southern Queensland (2001) where he was awarded the Creative Arts Award for Theatre. In 2006 Allen trained with the Dell’arte International School of Physical Theatre Summer School where he furthered his interest in theatre-making. Allen joined Melbourne Playback Theatre Company ensemble in 2011 and has been a proud member of MEAA since 2001.
Jennifer hails from Brisbane, Queensland however proudly and happily calls Melbourne her home now! With a BA in Fine Arts (Acting) and a Post-Graduate Diploma in Secondary Education, Jennifer spent her early 20’s travelling the Caribbean, Mexico and Alaska with Disney Cruise Lines as a performer and then Entertainment Officer. Moving back to Australia in 2012, Jennifer decided to give up all things secure and go after her dream whole-heartedly. Since then, Jennifer has been in numerous musicals, including RENT, The Producers, Bat-Boy, CATS and The Wedding Singer. She has added a long list of short-films to her CV and has subsequently commenced her own writing career by creating her own comedy series and specs for feature films. Jennifer is a freelance artist and ‘La Peste’ is her first theatre production in Melbourne. She is thrilled to be a part of such an amazing and inspiring group of people!
Morgaine began her circus training in 2007 at Out of the Blue studios in Fitzroy. In 2008 she was accepted into second year at Circo Arts in Christchurch and was offered her first touring contract the same year. She toured with Circus Aotearoa for two seasons then moved to Wellington to teach at the Wellington Circus Trust and performing for companies such as Awkward Productions and Fuse Productions. In her time in New Zealand she performed at festivals such as Rhythm and Vines and the Wellington Circus Festival, corporate events, bars and cabarets.
In 2010 Morgaine moved back to Melbourne to further her training and has since performed at the Tasmanian Circus Festival, Perth Fringe and other venues around Melbourne.
Rebecca Scully – Cellist and Composer
Rebecca is giving you your note, counting you ‘in’ and slurring your duplets. She is an American-trained, Australian stage orchestral musician performing locally and internationally for the last half-decade. Highlights of late include several Australian and world premiere performances; an orchestra tour of China; an orchestra tour of central Victoria; commissioning the creation of a Melbourne-made double bass complete with low-C extension; from Melbourne luthier – the composer’s brother – Daniel Scully; and becoming a godparent. She is currently preparing an historically informed recital of the works of F.V. Zappa on gut strings, in the style of the late 17th century Austria, and training as a church organist with David MacFarlane. She is touched by the invitation to write a score with Bone Marrow Theatre for their upcoming season of ‘La Peste’
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