Art, Not Apart wants you
Art, Not Apart returns on 14 March 2020 for their 10th anniversary festival with a curated outburst of performances, exhibitions, film, projections, installations, interactive experiences and two after-parties.
Over $60,000 is available in total to support the development and presentation of artistic projects, and locals remain a focus; over 50% of funding will go to Canberra region artists.
Site-specific and diverse projects will span across NewActon, The Shine Dome, National Film and Sound Archive and Albert Hall.
Artists are able to apply for program inclusion, funding, curatorial advice, production support or the whole lot.
Submissions are due by 31 October 11.59pm; visit artnotapart.com for details.
Gender bending Japanese theatre on show
The Australian National University’s Za Kabuki theatre is set to open its 2019 season with a newly created performance that showcases gender bending at its finest.
On 11-13 October, ANU Za Kabuki presents Old Timers, a heartwarming comedy set during Japan’s Edo Period.
ANU Za Kabuki’s performances maintain the traditional feeling of kabuki theatre whilst providing twists for a modern Australian audience, including stage effects and live ‘subtitling’.
The troupe is run by ANU students who study or have an interest in Japan and Japanese language.
It is the longest running Kabuki group in the southern hemisphere and has been performing for 42 years in Canberra and Australia to share Japanese culture, and to deepen knowledge and understanding of the art amongst local and national audiences.
ANU Za Kabuki’s Old Timers will be presented at Canberra REP Theatre, Acton, 11-13 October; bit.ly/Kabuki2019
Opening up a world of Possibility
Three of Canberra’s youngest voices will earn a place on the stage this October thanks to an exciting new project at Canberra Youth Theatre.
Three emerging young writers are being mentored by local playwright, Cathy Petocz, to create an original work for a large teenage ensemble, directed by Anna Johnstone and Luke Rogers.
The play, which takes the form of a mosaic of micro scenes, is called Possibility.
It interweaves a diverse collection of narratives, genres and styles from political fantasy fiction to gentle existential poetics, to absurd and surprising drama.
Petocz says the process of working with the emerging writers was a very enriching experience.
“This form is really exciting because it means that we could hone each individual writer’s skills and work on refining their voices rather than homogenising them for the sake of one story,” she says.
Possibility will be performed 17-19 October at Ralph Wilson Theatre, Gorman Arts Centre, Braddon; cytc.net/production/possibility