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MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM RE-IMAGINED

Posted on 4 November, 2015 at 17:50 Comments comments (0)

Development for a bold version of Shakespeare's masterpiece will commence with a WORKSHOP on DECEMBER 12 at Malthouse Theatre Melbourne.

STRANGE SHOES

Posted on 4 November, 2015 at 17:45 Comments comments (0)

This new play is now in development for production in 2016. Excited to work with: Rain Fuller, Nyssa Levings, Elziabeth Brennan, Hallie Goodman and Eva Justine.

NEW BOOK

Posted on 27 August, 2015 at 0:00 Comments comments (0)

DREAMS FROM A SUITCASE, a new collection of haikus and poems from times on the road is being published in September 2015.

ISBN: 9781875894987. Get a copy!


NEW PLAY 'Small World'

Posted on 27 August, 2015 at 0:00 Comments comments (0)

My new play 'SMALL WORLD' is coming up in October 19-28.

At Shadowelectric in Abbotsford. For details check: www.shadowelectric.com.au

2016

Posted on 15 July, 2015 at 13:00 Comments comments (0)

Excited about my new play 'The Space between Raindrops' being directed by Tom Schulz for an International Theatre festival in Taipei next year.

Another new piece' The Tiger needs new shoes' will be shown at two other places (watch this space). I am looking forward to working in Singapore in 2016 as well as Taipei, Hamburg, Ireland and Zurich.

Strange Shoes

Posted on 30 June, 2015 at 3:45 Comments comments (0)

Auditions for this comic piece for five female actors will be held in Mid August. Apply to byteensemble@gmail.com

Fallen Angel

Posted on 30 June, 2015 at 3:45 Comments comments (0)

Auditions for this theatre-piece for one actor and one dancer will be held in early August. Apply to byteensemble@gmail.com

Isabelle

Posted on 4 December, 2014 at 1:40 Comments comments (0)

Auditions for 'Isabelle', a new play about six friends that are spending a weekend away from the city, enjoying each other's company until something terrible happens that will shake them to the very core.

Performance later in 2015. 

Nightduty

Posted on 4 December, 2014 at 1:35 Comments comments (0)

Night Duty by Joachim Matschoss is an absorbing and moving account of the lives of unmarried mothers, confined to a convent in the charge of nuns. BYTE Ensemble portrays the cruel injustice of removal of the infants into adoption with powerful conviction. The young ensemble of players exhibit sensitivity and compassion that lend Matschoss’s writing gripping authenticity.

At a time when the appalling treatment of young people in the care of the church or as wards of the state in Australia is being exposed and investigated, the treatment of the young women in Ireland in the early Twentieth Century holds particular resonance, and reminds us that we all have a duty to care for those disadvantaged and deprived by heartless institutionalization.

BYTE’s Ensemble of eight young women and one young man have afforded the play a truth that comes from extensive research and admirable performance skill, a skill that belies their youth and affords an audience riveting involvement in the tragic tale of the women and the sister who strives to bring them comfort and consolation.

Nightduty, is performed with effective minimalism and song that sways the emotion and reminds us that those less fortunate deserve our concern, our compassion and our help in achieving justice and building a better world.

I was deeply moved by the performances, enlightened by the script and reminded that we all have a responsibility to create a finer and more caring humanity. This is a production that should not be missed.

Peter Wilkins

Theatre Reviewer, Canberra Times

 

Festivals

Posted on 12 August, 2014 at 3:10 Comments comments (0)

BYTE's artistic director Joachim Matschoss will be working for BYTE in Singapore in early 2015, delighted to be cooperating with artists such as 'Frantic Assembly'. In late April he will be in Dresden at a festival and in Mid May in Geneva. late in 2015 Joachim will be artist in residence in Shanghai.


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