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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!

Posts tagged Cut & Paste 10

Mar 20

CUT & PASTE #10 REFLECTION

The tenth Cut & Paste was held last Sunday night and it was a total blast. The next time one shoots around the corner you must, must, must go as it is the roughest and readiest of new work in Sydney.

There was a ’70s glam-rock band (The Electric Ninjas), fantastic performance collective Fishwife, comic Evin Donohoe and his illustrious comparisons between the Sydney Morning Herald and his penis, and Duncan Graham (one of Griffin’s very own resident artists) trialling a couple of scenes from his new play.

Of particular note was spoken-word artist Geoff Lemon. Motherflipper. I had never seen spoken-word performance before and his work totally blew my mind. His words were so powerful and his performance so present that it was like he was running a conversation with the audience considering the amount of noise we were making in response (eg. a collective punched-out sigh when he, in his love poem about leaving a girl behind in another country, said something along the lines of ‘I get to the other side of the world and suddenly realise that I’ve left half my chest behind.’

I harassed him slightly in the pub afterwards and it turns out he is co-Artistic Director of the Young Writers Festival (along with coordinator Zoe Norton-Lodge, who runs Cut & Paste with Phil Spencer), which is part of TINA in September. Seriously, go up to Newcastle for a weekend and just listen. Here is a link to his blog, Heathen Scripture.

And you should definitely apply to the Writers Festival. Go here to do that.


Mar 13
They have a damn fine flyer for it.

They have a damn fine flyer for it.


The Importance of Being Earnest Dragons, and Other Classic Tales, as Told by an Octopus 
This is the show you need to catch before heading onto Cut & Paste #10 this Sunday, March 18.
It is is a brand new junkyard comedy with songs, from award-winning writer Alli Sebastian Wolf. A five-piece band and a glittering troupe of performers will cram this monstrous musical triptych into gorgeous Old Fitz.
This lo-fi spectacular mashes together live glam rock, body popping dance moves and dark comedy to re-tell some dusty old classics, so come down, grab a beer and gather round as Mr Octopus puffs on his pipe and flicks through the crumpled pages of some of your favourite stories; complete with dragon gentlemen, hip hoppin’ Grecian Goddesses, and a convenience store clerk called Dante…
CAST & CREWDirector SCARLET MCGLYNNWriter ALLI SEBASTIAN WOLFDesigner DYLAN TONKINLighting Designer CHRISTOPHER PAGESound Designer JEREMY SILVERCast PAUL ARMSTRONG, RICHARD COX, TIMOTHY CREW, CHARLIE FALKNER, AMI STARRE GOLDBERG, VICTOIRA GREINER, SARAH HODGETTS, ANDY LEONARD & ELEANOR WOOD.Musicians TODD HAWKIN, NICK KELLY, MICHAEL KELLY, KRIS PERRY Composer TIM HILLPiano Composition TODD HAWKINGraphic Design ALLI SEBASTIAN WOLF  Illustrations ANNA WILKENFIELDProducer SCARLET MCGYLNNAssistant Producer HANNAH CHARLTON
INFO VENUE: The Old Fitzroy Theatre DATES: Preview February 28 2012. SEASON: February 29 to March 24 2012. TIME: Tues-Sat 8pm, Sun 5pm. Matinees Weds 7th/14th @ 2pm TICKETS: Adult $33/Conc $25 Cheap Tuesday/Preview $21 BEER MEAL SHOW $41/Cheap Tuesday BMS $34
Go here to buy tickets.
Check out Jason Blake’s review, Emma McManus’ thoughts for The Brag, and Augusta Supple’s reflections on the growing trend of indie and fringe performance makers reworking the classics (in a refreshing alternative to many main-stage auteurs).

The Importance of Being Earnest Dragons, and Other Classic Tales, as Told by an Octopus

This is the show you need to catch before heading onto Cut & Paste #10 this Sunday, March 18.

It is is a brand new junkyard comedy with songs, from award-winning writer Alli Sebastian Wolf. A five-piece band and a glittering troupe of performers will cram this monstrous musical triptych into gorgeous Old Fitz.

This lo-fi spectacular mashes together live glam rock, body popping dance moves and dark comedy to re-tell some dusty old classics, so come down, grab a beer and gather round as Mr Octopus puffs on his pipe and flicks through the crumpled pages of some of your favourite stories; complete with dragon gentlemen, hip hoppin’ Grecian Goddesses, and a convenience store clerk called Dante…

CAST & CREW
Director SCARLET MCGLYNN
Writer ALLI SEBASTIAN WOLF
Designer DYLAN TONKIN
Lighting Designer CHRISTOPHER PAGE
Sound Designer JEREMY SILVER
Cast PAUL ARMSTRONG, RICHARD COX, TIMOTHY CREW, CHARLIE FALKNER, AMI STARRE GOLDBERG, VICTOIRA GREINER, SARAH HODGETTS, ANDY LEONARD & ELEANOR WOOD.
Musicians TODD HAWKIN, NICK KELLY, MICHAEL KELLY, KRIS PERRY
Composer
TIM HILL
Piano Composition TODD HAWKIN
Graphic Design ALLI SEBASTIAN WOLF
Illustrations
ANNA WILKENFIELD
Producer SCARLET MCGYLNN
Assistant Producer HANNAH CHARLTON

INFO
VENUE: The Old Fitzroy Theatre
DATES: Preview February 28 2012.
SEASON: February 29 to March 24 2012.
TIME: Tues-Sat 8pm, Sun 5pm. Matinees Weds 7th/14th @ 2pm
TICKETS: Adult $33/Conc $25
Cheap Tuesday/Preview $21
BEER MEAL SHOW $41/Cheap Tuesday BMS $34

Go here to buy tickets.

Check out Jason Blake’s review, Emma McManus’ thoughts for The Brag, and Augusta Supple’s reflections on the growing trend of indie and fringe performance makers reworking the classics (in a refreshing alternative to many main-stage auteurs).


CUT & PASTE #10
The Old Fitzroy Theatre March 18th - ONE NIGHT ONLY!
CUT & PASTE is a bi-monthly performance night showcasing new work including short plays, comedy, music and theatrical works-in-progresses.
CUT & PASTE # 10
  THE LINE UP… Duncan Graham Geoff Lemon Evan Donohoe Fish Wife Some Mighty Glam Rock Fiends THE INFO… DATE: Sunday March 18th 2012 TIME: 8.00pm WHERE: The Old Fitzroy Theatre COST: $12.00  (door sales only) CHEEKY DEAL: If you go see our main stage show, The Importance of Being Ernest Dragons at 5pm the same day you’ll get half price entry to Cut & Paste. HEADS UP: Arrive early as it usually sells out!

CUT & PASTE #10

The Old Fitzroy Theatre March 18th - ONE NIGHT ONLY!

CUT & PASTE is a bi-monthly performance night showcasing new work including short plays, comedy, music and theatrical works-in-progresses.

CUT & PASTE # 10

  THE LINE UP…
Duncan Graham
Geoff Lemon
Evan Donohoe
Fish Wife
Some Mighty Glam Rock Fiends

THE INFO…

DATE: Sunday March 18th 2012
TIME: 8.00pm
WHERE: The Old Fitzroy Theatre
COST: $12.00  (door sales only)
CHEEKY DEAL: If you go see our main stage show, The Importance of Being Ernest Dragons at 5pm the same day you’ll get half price entry to Cut & Paste.
HEADS UP: Arrive early as it usually sells out!