Wednesday, September 15, 2010


Wonderful work happening at the Melbourne Fringe Festival. Check out the posts below for more information on some work to go and check out....


  1. Please find attached an e-flyer to our upcoming show Permanence - a new devised work by Samara Hersch and Gabby Rose created in collaboration with Access Inc. (a community organisation for people with disabilities) and a team of independent artists for the 2010 Melbourne Fringe Festival.

    Inspired by Peter Carey's short story 'Do you love me?', Permanence is a world of unexplained happenings, of missing persons and of dark discoveries. Join security guard John Hart as he attempts to uncover the curious case of loss, longing and letting go...

    Performance dates:
    Tuesday 5 October - 7.30PM - Preview
    Wednesday 6 October - 7.30PM
    Thursday 7 October - 7.30PM
    Friday 8 October - 1.00PM

    Venue: Dancehouse
    150 Princes St
    Carlton North.

    Tickets are limited so to avoid disappointment, book NOW!
    or call: 03 9660 9666

    It has been an exciting and enriching journey and we look forward to sharing this work with you!

    Samara Hersch and Gabby Rose

  2. Hi everyone,

    I am a young writer/director who recently moved from Darwin to Melbourne. I attended the forum this weekend and found it both inspiring and encouraging.

    Having moved from a small and supportive arts community I have faced many challenges as an artist in Melbourne and at times feel like I'm lost out at sea alone, but hearing your words of wisdom Saturday gave me hope.

    The panels thoughts and advise (in particular Kristy Edmunds) resonated very strongly with me and the journey I have taken as a practicing artist in Melbourne. Especially their comments on supporting one another, being generous with critical feedback and offering guidance and mentorship, these are things that I need above funding. I am need of a community and I hope this could be the beginning of finding one for me.

    On this note I would like to invite you to the creative development showing of my new work Bird Song which will be presented by Platform Youth Theatre at the Donkey Wheel House as part of an emerging artists showcase, titled "From Somewhere Underneath" Program 1. Wednesday 29th September - Saturday 2nd October 7-8.30pm.

    The long term vision of Bird Song is to take it to China where I hope to develop it into a bi-lingual touring production in collaboration with Chinese artists as part of a residency with a local theatre company. This is the biggest and most ambitious project I have worked on and I am doing it completely independently. I know I am ready to work through the challenges I will face over the next few years but I am also aware that to succeed I need to draw on the wisdom of those of have walked the path before me. So at that note, I would love for you to come and be 'generous' with your feedback and advise.

    Ren Flannery