9 & 16 JANUARY Riverside Theatres From $10
True West
True West
9 & 16 JANUARY Riverside Theatres From $10
9 & 16 JANUARY
True West
From $10
RIVERSIDE'S NATIONAL THEATRE OF PARRAMATTA

True West, where fresh and vibrant voices are adding their stories to our cultural landscape. Join us for a celebration of talent with a world premier season of James Elazzi’s Queen Fatima, play readings of works in progress, a Creative Compass talk and a solo physical theatre workshop by UK based, Western Sydney artist Matthew Wells. 


SATURDAY 9 JANUARY 


Reading: Myths and Legends (working title)
Directed by Jennefa Soldatic
12pm–1pm

When High School frenemies Adaeze, Marčela and Lakshmana are forced to “volunteer” at Lost in Books in Fairfield, they have no idea that their punishment is about to transport them into a magical world of myths and legends from their respective cultures. Discover with them the magic held in myths from Croatia, India and Nigeria.

Reading: CAPTAIN (working title) by Shiyan Zheng
Directed by Bali Padda
2pm–3pm

Set over two decades, CAPTAIN explores the aftermath of one tragic moment.  What happens when an aspiring high school captain frames the school bullies for murder in order to stamp out bullying forever? The consequences are direr than could have been predicated.

Creative Compass – Panel around playwriting in Western Sydney, hosted by Joanna Kee
4pm–5pm

Panel discussion on the creativity, dynamism and inclusivity of Western Sydney artists with playwrights and directors including Jennefa Soldatic. Hosted by Joanne Kee, Executive Producer of Riverside’s National Theatre of Parramatta.

SATURDAY 16 JANUARY 


Solo Physical Performance Workshop
9.30am–12.30pm
$35 Full Price. $25 Concession
Tickets on sale at a later date

A 3-hour, online workshop, by Rhum and Clay who take you on a step by step journey towards developing a dynamic and cinematic solo performance style. Drawing on their training at Ecole Jacques Lecoq and the methodology employed in The Stage Award-winning Mistero Buffo, expect to learn techniques which will allow you to embody multiple characters, change physical space in the blink of an eye and cultivate a rich and diverse theatrical world using just your body.

This workshop is ideal for anyone with an interest in solo performance, from experienced actors to students to those just starting out in the industry.


Venue
Performance Times

Sat 9 Jan from 12pm to 5pm
Sat 16 Jan from 9.30am to 12.30pm 

Ticketing and Pricing
  • SATURDAY 9 JANUARY
    Each Event
    – $10
    Bookings of 3 – $20

    SATURDAY 16 JANUARY
    Full Price – $35
    Concession – $25

Accessibility

Wheelchair Access
Access to Riverside Theatres is via the main entrance. There are a limited number of courtesy wheelchairs available for loan on site.  

Please note that there is limited paid parking available at the venue for patrons that hold a current disability parking permit. These spaces need to be pre-booked and there is a $5 fee for parking. Entry to parking is via Market street, behind Riverside and there is a ramp from the car park to the theatre walkway for access to the venue.  

Service Animals
Service animals are welcome at Riverside Theatres.  

PARTNERS
City of Parramatta

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