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The Creative Issue – News for Creatives | December 14, 2019

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The Theatre Is So 2010

The Theatre Is So 2010
Ratu Lewis

Alleyway ProjectHere at CD we think theatres are so yesterday thanks to the Anywhere Theatre Festival.

The Brisbane based Anywhere Theatre Festival’s mission is to propel a world-wide trend for engaging and  passionate theatre outside of traditional theatre spaces.

The ten day festival runs from 10 May – 19 May in the Brisbane City, Ipswich and Logan Council limits.

Festival Director Paul Osuch said, “Story telling began as something we did around camp fires and over time it has been ghettoed inside traditional theatre venues and the structures that go with them.

“Anywhere Theatre Festival Limited’s mission is to brazenly strip away the elitism of ‘going to the theatre’ to reconnect audiences and communities with theatre, with storytelling and with performance… anywhere.”

It offers the framework and facilities for other theatre practitioners to create work by allowing them to leverage the festivals infrastructure, minimising the theatre hire and technical costs that prevent more theatre being produced.

Being a fringe festival at heart, means that the festival will include a wide range of national and international artists. You can expect cabaret & musical theatre, circus & physical theatre, comedy, dance, drama, interactive & multi-arts, poetry and things for youth/kids.

Some of the productions we can’t wait to see are: The Alleyway Project; ‘Merica; Babel London; Something Perfectly Innocent; Unspeakable Acts of Privacy; Where the Wild Roses Grow and the free lunchtime screenings at the State Library of Queensland.

So where is anywhere? Well basically any space other than a theatre; so parks, bars, alleys and even international spaces via online. The idea is to have theatre in other places, local places that are easier for you to get to.

And to get a taste for the Anywhere Theatre Festival make you sure taste the free Lunchtime Morsels during the festival at the Queen Street Mall.

Ticket prices vary but the expected average cost is $15. But there are also some free events.

DETAILS

Tickets? Can be purchased at the website, www.anywherefest.com, or at the event itself.

See you…anywhere!