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!

Posts tagged Geoff Lemon

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
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!