IF217 continues with a sold-out Corbett Theatre!

The 2nd night of The Second Annual International Festival of New Work could yet again turn on the red lights for another two SOLD OUT shows. Generation Z or Uncertainty of a Scattered Mind directed by Eduardo Almeida had the audience rocking to Green Day for a moment of euphoric participation with the actors on … Continue reading IF217 continues with a sold-out Corbett Theatre!

Fate is Arbitrary, The Desert is Magic. Let Claire Wilson, writer of “Telephone” explain.

The article below is written by Claire Wilson, Director and Writer of "Telephone" showing at the 2nd annual International Festival (2017). Wilson talks about the themes of the play, her inspiration and directing her actors into the desert. There’s something about a desert—the smell of sand in the air, and the feeling of really wide … Continue reading Fate is Arbitrary, The Desert is Magic. Let Claire Wilson, writer of “Telephone” explain.

Two human beings trying to communicate in “17 Days in America”

“Most people do not listen with the intent to understand, they listen with the intent to reply.” This quote, from Stephen R. Covey, expresses director Tongchai Hansen’s approach to the rehearsal process of 17 Days in America, and not only applies to the actors but to himself. His ethos requires the director to listen as … Continue reading Two human beings trying to communicate in “17 Days in America”

Love, Lust, Anger, Aggression and Women in a bloody play

Question: What do blood, vegan jokes, and musical interludes have in common? Answer: 30 Days of Blood! “The whole thing started with the image in my head of a girl covered in blood. I didn’t know how it got there – it just was. As I started exploring this girl further, I was fascinated by … Continue reading Love, Lust, Anger, Aggression and Women in a bloody play

Essence & Archetypes of a different, Indigo World.

A world of seemingly separate people, and a terrible tragedy. Strangers are meeting - or are they really strangers? As the play begins, a series of unique people are forced to interact, and each of their lives is changed by this meeting. Each of the characters in Indigo is based off of an archetype. “I … Continue reading Essence & Archetypes of a different, Indigo World.

A Scattered Generation with nothing to do?

The story is familiar - a young twenty-something struggling to find their place in the world, mired in self-doubt, depression, anxiety, and boredom - but the telling is different. Set in the overwhelmed mind of the main character, Generation Z or Uncertainty of a Scattered Mind explores the issues that plague young people today. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jPZPUzblGAg Its … Continue reading A Scattered Generation with nothing to do?

A historical journey on the Central Line

If you saw Central (Story) Line at Theatre Fullstop’s Pub Theatre Festival in April this year, you will likely recognise 1% of the play as it appears at IF. The story of CSL began last December, when several sources of inspiration led the team to submit a creative concept to the Pub Theatre Festival. Led … Continue reading A historical journey on the Central Line

Fate is calling in the Mojave Desert.

The idea is so far-fetched as to be almost unbelievable. “Once upon a time in history, there was this phone booth in the Mojave Desert.” A fantastical whim, surely. And yet the setting for Claire Wilson’s new play Telephone is taken straight from life. After coming across the phenomenon on the Internet last year (and … Continue reading Fate is calling in the Mojave Desert.

Directors announced!

We are very excited to announce the following writings will come to life at the Corbett (and beyond) this November with the following directors leading the way. Telephone by Claire Wilson will be directed by Claire Wilson. Indigo by Magdalena Skerencakova will be directed by Magdalena Skerencakova assisted by Heidi C. Nielsen. 30 Days of Blood by Eva … Continue reading Directors announced!