Griffin Artist Card membership is an initiative to increase access to our theatre. This program facilitates the coming together of artists across different disciplines and at different stages of their career. It supports and strengthens a vibrant emerging artist community, as well as acknowledging this community as an important part of the Griffin family and the wider theatre world.
How does it work? We want to offer a place where artists can see work, discuss work and make work.
To see work, we will continue to offer heavily discounted $15 tickets, which can be booked in the first fortnight of all Griffin and Griffin Independent shows, Performance Space shows at members' rates and ticket deals and giveaways to other theatre companies.
To discuss work, we are introducing regular Artist Card events where the community can come together for a drink.
And finally, we are supporting emerging artists in their making of new, bold and exciting work. Griffringe will continue to be a great avenue for artist card holders to display their work. We will also be offering (where possible!) free use of our space for readings and developments.
The Artist Card is a community. It is the glitter glue that brings all the cool amazing arty people together and helps them sparkle. So it's almost like glitter glue squared. If you are interested in joining the artist card outfit, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or come along to our next shindig….Hope to see you there!
Would you like your domestic bliss served neat or on the rocks? Fiona (Kate Skinner) and Simon (Alistair Powning) are living the daily grind, observing the status quo, plodding through life with work and life and bills and hangovers.
But that’s what life is about, right? Life has taught us to study hard, work hard, play hard and then airbrush the wrinkles and disappointments and scars. Will we ever be pretty or wealthy or good enough? And are these true measurements of happiness and success, anyway? Have we been trapped into believing that this is the truth? Or is it all just a lie? Perhaps, the greatest lie of all.
When Emerson (Michael Booth) arrives to crash on their couch he unpicks their clichéd domestic bliss, forcing the couple to question and confront a series of existential questions. With the help of an unlikely accomplice, the enigmatic Paige (Jessica Donoghue), Emerson challenges societal expectations about what it is to be free, to be beautiful and to be happy. In doing so, Emerson encourages the audience to do the same, eventually exposing the great lie of the western world.
Cathode Ray Tube return with their third original work in as many years – this time a snappy four-hander which challenges the essence of freedom and beauty.
Written by Alistair Powning with Michael Booth and produced by Jocelyn Brewer, Cathode Ray Tube build on their previous successes, That Old Chestnut and Thirty-Three.
As dynamic as it is accessible, this independent theatre collective continue to bring audiences a fresh Australian work that combines the familiarity of contemporary inner-city culture with the dynamics of a Greek tragedy.
Until 1 March, the Cathode kids are offering an irresistible early bird ticket special. For the month of February, you can get your hands on two tickets for just $36. By purchasing your tickets ahead of time, you not only secure your ticket to see this new work, but provide the upfront funds needed to bring independent theatre to the people.
The Great Lie of the Western World 28 – 29 March (Previews) 30 March – 21 April (Weds to Sat only) The TAP Gallery - 278 Palmer St, Darlinghurst 8pm (approx. 90 mins, no interval)
Tickets $25/$18 Previews/ Early Bird Offer - 2 tickets for $36 only available until Feb 29 bookings: www.trybooking.com/BCZE