GRIFFIN ARTIST BLOG

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 artist@griffintheatre.com.au or come along to our next shindig….Hope to see you there!

Sep 7
ARTIST OF THE WEEK: Q&A WITH CHARLIE GARBER
What are you working on currently?MASTERCLASS. A show written and performed with Gareth Davies, that half welshman from The Black Lung. It’s been a nightmare working with him but at least we’re only doing eight nights. Oh and its on a great NEW venue, 107 Projects at 107 Redfern St Redfern. Its kind of a hybrid arts performance hang out coffee community space. It’s going to be awesome. And our show is the first show to ever tread their just finished being renovated boards. I can’t tell you anything about MASTERCLASS other than it’s a masterclass and participation is forbidden.What was the most interesting thing you saw recently?The most interesting thing I’ve seen recently was The Black Lung’s collaborative venture with four East Timorese musician performers. It’s called Doku Rai (You, Dead man, I Don’t Believe You.) Its done Darwin Festival and Melbourne and it’s doing Adelaide and Brisbane next year. Someone needs to bring it to Sydney. It’s the least awkward cross cultural extravaganza on a deeply personal level I’ve seen ever.What is the best piece of advice that you’ve been given?I’m one of those annoying shits who doesn’t like to follow advice. At least not on a large scale. If my future self came back and offered a pearl, I’d maybe consider it.Who, past or present, would you like to share a meal with and why?I’d like to share a meal with Nic Jones, an english folk singer. No one plays the guitar like him. Not even him anymore - he was in an accident. But I’d like to chat to the man who once taught himself to play and sing like that.MASTERCLASSMASTERCLASS is a show written and performed by GARETH DAVIES and CHARLIE GARBER. MASTERCLASS is an hour of learning at the deepest level. Participation forbidden. Gareth Davies is a founding member of THE BLACK LUNG THEATRE AND WHALING FIRM. Charlie Garber is a founding member of theatre making trio PIG ISLAND. They have come together for this. THIS. MASTERCLASS is on at 8pm SEPTEMBER 13th, 14th, 15th, 16th, & 20th, 21st, 22nd, 23rd. Tickets are $15 but you CAN’T BOOK just turn up for Christ’s sake. But 
where do I go? To the new theatre venue at 107 REDFERN St Redfern. And join us for a drink afterwards.“…an eccentrically charming deadpan comedy…a satiric celebration of the act of theatre itself. – Jason Blake SMH“…a show that has pretty much everything you could want in a single show. 5 stars.”– Darryn king timeoutMASTERCLASS was shortlisted for the 2011 Philip Parsons Playwrights Award.

ARTIST OF THE WEEK: Q&A WITH CHARLIE GARBER

What are you working on currently?

MASTERCLASS. A show written and performed with Gareth Davies, that half welshman from The Black Lung. It’s been a nightmare working with him but at least we’re only doing eight nights. Oh and its on a great NEW venue, 107 Projects at 107 Redfern St Redfern. Its kind of a hybrid arts performance hang out coffee community space. It’s going to be awesome. And our show is the first show to ever tread their just finished being renovated boards. I can’t tell you anything about MASTERCLASS other than it’s a masterclass and participation is forbidden.

What was the most interesting thing you saw recently?


The most interesting thing I’ve seen recently was The Black Lung’s collaborative venture with four East Timorese musician performers. It’s called Doku Rai (You, Dead man, I Don’t Believe You.) Its done Darwin Festival and Melbourne and it’s doing Adelaide and Brisbane next year. Someone needs to bring it to Sydney. It’s the least awkward cross cultural extravaganza on a deeply personal level I’ve seen ever.

What is the best piece of advice that you’ve been given?


I’m one of those annoying shits who doesn’t like to follow advice. At least not on a large scale. If my future self came back and offered a pearl, I’d maybe consider it.

Who, past or present, would you like to share a meal with and why?

I’d like to share a meal with Nic Jones, an english folk singer. No one plays the guitar like him. Not even him anymore - he was in an accident. But I’d like to chat to the man who once taught himself to play and sing like that.

MASTERCLASS

MASTERCLASS is a show written and performed by GARETH DAVIES and CHARLIE GARBER. MASTERCLASS is an hour of learning at the deepest level. Participation forbidden. Gareth Davies is a founding member of THE BLACK LUNG THEATRE AND WHALING FIRM. Charlie Garber is a founding member of theatre making trio PIG ISLAND.

They have come together for this. THIS.

MASTERCLASS is on at 8pm SEPTEMBER 13th, 14th, 15th, 16th, & 20th, 21st, 22nd, 23rd. Tickets are $15 but you CAN’T BOOK just turn up for Christ’s sake. But

where do I go? To the new theatre venue at 107 REDFERN St Redfern. And join us for a drink afterwards.

“…an eccentrically charming deadpan comedy…a satiric celebration of the act of theatre itself.
– Jason Blake SMH

“…a show that has pretty much everything you could want in a single show. 5 stars.”
– Darryn king timeout

MASTERCLASS was shortlisted for the 2011 Philip Parsons Playwrights Award.