MULTI MEDIA AND MUSIC COMES TO THE LATEST NEW WORKS SERIES
16 July 2015
Roz Pappalardo has been challenged for a few years now to write a piece that spoke to her heart. She picked up her trusty guitar to start that all important ‘opening’ song, when the guitar began to take on a life of its own. Rather than fit into what Roz had in mind, the guitar started its own show, and a raw, roller-coaster, no-holds barred affair between singer-songwriter and instrument began. In the third of our New Works Department Roz is taking a chance and allowing her guitar and her singing voice to speak, using music, not text, as a starting point, and exploring questions she’s never asked herself before, let alone in a public forum.
As Helen Ramoutsaki watched and photographed what was going on around her in the Mossman cane fields phrases came together, poems emerged, and something bigger began. A narrative. A lived experience. A multi media performance. It is this whole experience, put together with words and images, that gives us, the audience, a sense of being there in the cane field with her.
She is directly connecting us to a lived experience and sharing it with us. In this next New Works Development, Helen is working with Brisbane-based dramaturg and director David Fenton and Tim Wynn, and JUTE actor Kathryn Ash to explore her work further and to bring the show into shape.
Highlights from the development process will be shared with an audience on the evening of Friday 24 July, 2015.
ARTISTS INVOLVED IN THE NEW WORKS PROJECT:
Playwright & Actor: Roz Pappalardo // Director: Timothy Wynn // Dramaturg: David Fenton // Writer: Helen Ramoutsaki // Director: Timothy Wynn // Dramaturg: David Fenton // Actor: Kathryn Ash.
About JUTE Theatre Company Established in Cairns in 1992
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JUTE inspires and supports these artists to create new stories that contribute to our regional identity, our social history and our future possibilities. Passionate, dynamic and savvy JUTE will not rest until all of the stories have been told, until there is no regional artist needing support and the audience and community need for stories is fully sated.
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