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Winter Nights 2019

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Welcome to The Blue Room Theatre’s Winter Nights 2019 season.

This program celebrates and showcases the incredible craft of making performance – a myriad of bright ideas, sky-high risks and fierce talent meet you at square one in the journey of creation and conversation.

This year, Winter Nights cements itself as one to watch, with the evolution of a mentorship program for the newest playwrights in town; a series of hot-topic forums in Winter Words; and Ground Up, a trailblazing forum for artists to test and make new work in real time across the festival. Supplemented with one off performances and mini-seasons, the program also boasts workshops from nationally renowned badass Van Badham and some of Perth’s best independent artists.

Here’s a run-down of the projects, but head to the Winter Nights website to find full descriptions of each one. Come get cosy and bask in the warmth of experimentation and ideas this winter.

Key Events
Keynote Lecture: On Theatre
The Blue Room Theatre and Shelagh Magadza
Tues 23 July, 6:30pm

Suddenly 30
The Blue Room Theatre and The Equity Benevolent Guild (PAWA)
Sat 3 August, 9pm

Ground Up
New work explored & made through three
presentations on intermittent nights
Winter Shorts Various
Wed 24 + Sat 27 July, Thurs 1 Aug. 6:30pm

Jiangshi Squid Vicious
Wed 24 + Sat 27 July, Thurs 1 Aug. 8pm

Queer as Flux and/or The Medicine of Chaos
The Nest Ensemble and Stace Callaghan
Thurs 25 + Tue 30 July, Fri 2 Aug. 6:30pm

Gojira vs Gotama Renegade Productions
Thurs 25 + Tue 30 July, Fri 2 Aug. 8pm

The Dirty Mother Michelle Hall
Fri 26 + Wed 31 July, Sat 3 Aug. 6:30pm

The Jellyman Rhiannon Petersen
Fri 26 + Wed 31 July, Sat 3 Aug. 8pm

Winter Words
Talks and forums exploring theatre craft and culture
Directors in Discourse The Blue Room Theatre
Wed 24 July. 6pm

Queer Visibility Mitch Whelan
Fri 26 July. 6pm

The Mothers of Invention: Occupy! Michelle Hall with Liz Skitch
Sat 27 July. 12pm

‘Ode to the OP’ First Nations Poetry Readings
Yirra Yaakin Theatre Company
Wed 31 July. 6pm

Dancing with the Void Chelsea Gibson
Fri 2 August. 6pm

Political Badassery with Van Badham The Blue Room Theatre
Sat 3 August. 6pm

All Ages Theatre Development
A work-in-process showing of a new WA work for young and old alike; supported by Barking Gecko Theatre Company
The Children Grim and Wild Jeffrey Jay-Fowler and Clare Testoni
Saturday 27 July. 3pm

Playing Up
Readings of a fresh new crop of WA plays-indevelopment
For Now Isaac Diamond
Thurs 25 July. 6pm

Supertongues and Supertasters Elise Wilson
Sat 27 July. 6pm

Untitled Wars Noemie Huttner-Koros and Mararo Wangai
Thurs 1 August. 6pm

She Sally Davies
Sat 3 August. 4:30pm

The Unexpected
A smorgasbord of special theatre projects, cameos & new works in-process
Glimpses Tone List and Fonder Physical Theatre
Wed 24 July. 7:30pm

The Lion Never Sleeps Noemie Huttner-Koros
Wed 24, Thurs 25 + Fri 26 July. 7:30pm

Private Function Static Drive Co
Thurs 25 + Fri 26 July. 7:30pm

Saga Sisterhood Centre For Stories
Sat 27 July. 4:30 + 7:30pm

Punch Up Club Variegated Productions
Sat 27 July + Sat 3 Aug. 9pm + 7:30pm

Fed Up! Jen Jamieson
Sat 27 Jul. 6.30pm

The Red Shoes Xarna Rappold
Tues 30 Jul. 7:30pm

VHS Tracking – Live! Tristan Fidler
Wed 31 July. 7:30pm

Feminah: The Second Coming! Charlotte Otton
Thurs 1 + Fri 2 Aug. 7:30pm

'Ode to the OP' First Nations Poetry Yirra Yaakin Theatre Company
Wed 31 July. 10am

Wed 24, Thurs 25 + Fri 26 July. 7:30pm

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Wednesday, July 03 – Tuesday, July 23


The Blue Room Theatre
53 James Street
Northbridge, Western Australia


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