Adapted from 'One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest' by Ken Kesey
GODS AND MONSTERS
THE VIRGIN SUICIDES
Adapted from 'The Virgin Suicides' by Jeffrey Eugenides
Adapted from 'Alice in Wonderland' by Lewis Carroll
THE DEVIL'S PLAYGROUND
"Suburbia never killed anyone."
Three houses side by side on a picturesque suburban street, each containing a family with their own secrets. Trapped within the white picket fences, the nuclear inhabitants of small-town suburbia
soon find themselves exposing their tales of
violence, neglect and obsession.
Spanning 18 years, Terrence Loves You is a work of epic theatre following three mothers as they battle to keep their families safe and escape the monstrosities clawing at their doors. Terrence Loves You is about the birth of a psychopath, the conflict between nature and nurture, and the perversion of love in the modern world.
TERRENCE LOVES YOU
"I hope the motherfucker burnt."
Stranded miles underground, a group of survivors wander amongst subterranean wreckage trying to piece together the ruins of their lives, striving to return to a world where meaning once made sense.
Set in the aftermath of a devastating explosion, Apocalypse investigates our response when we are directly confronted with an act of terror. In depicting human perseverance in the face of adversity, Apocalypse offers hope in the face of destruction and the possibility for a brighter world to be shaped by individual action.
"The entire country was founded on blood, honey.
There's no escaping that."
Los Angeles: City of Angels, Garden of Evil, the Edge of Paradise.
The Palace sits in the Californian Hills, a place where lust and transgressions find their home. Yet finances are tight
and the brothel is soon threatened with closure,
an act that its owner will do anything to prevent from happening.
Set within an alluring recreation of a David Hockney painting, Roses is about the nature of fame, happiness and capitalism within California. In painting its picture of sex workers beyond sex, the abuse they face and the cost of freedom, Roses aims to open its viewer’s eyes to a new kind of passion and a new kind of suffering.
"The fire seems ceaseless; it burns into the night and the stars."
Two lovers rest upon a hillside, staring out into the Mediterranean beneath the mountain’s shadow. As they share their true love with one another, they edge towards cataclysmic collapse.
Vulcurnica is a reflection on gender and sexuality, exploring the inequalities and cruelties of sexual oppression and the exploitation of relationships defined by power and ownership.
"All I ever wanted to be was complete."
A midnight break-in to a public swimming pool finds Kobalos constructing an imagined landscape as he stares into the water and sees a vision of loneliness in the land of the dead.
Acqua Baedeker is a meditative study on mortality and identity as an outsider using Petrarchan, Shakespearean, Futurist and Dadaist forms of poetic verse with surrealist theatre to shape a stream of consciousness leading to the biggest decision of Kobalos’ life.
MEASURE FOR MEASURE
Written by William Shakespeare / Adapted by Frederick Zennor
June 9, 2018
"O, it is excellent to have a giant's strength,
but it is tyrannous to use it like a giant."
Los Angeles: City of Angels, Garden of Evil, the Edge of Paradise. Vienna Studios is mid-production on their new film, however
chaos reigns off-set and the director steps down; handing the
helm to his puritanical assistant director. With the lead actor
soon to be executed for his sins, it is up to his sister to save
him from the chopping block.
This production of Measure for Measure is a modern day take on Shakespeare’s infamous problem play focusing on issues of sexual assault, consent, and harassment within 21st century Hollywood.
“As long as we are hungry we shall eat.”
Trapped within a concrete jungle, Mickey and Zoe Markham recover from their encounter with the new-age cult that kidnapped their son. Out of work and slowly starving the family get by on food coupons doled out by the government until Mickey finally lands a job at a slaughterhouse, a place where murder is rewarded and demons are let out to play.
Meat is an exploration of the food industry and its effect on its workers. Set within a slaughterhouse, the play interrogates the psychological results of killing animals, the dangerous spaces in which toxic masculinity is able to thrive as well as the projected global horror of overpopulation, dwindling resources
and income inequality.
“Your love is selfish.”
Zachary Klein had a sudden, violent heart attack on his way home from the gym. Supervised by EMTs and rushed to the hospital, he died on the operating table. Grieving in the hospital waiting room, Samuel Northwood is offered the chance to descend into hell and recover his lost love from eternal torment. However the chaos of the pit takes its toll as Sam becomes enthralled by the souls trapped and tormented there. As time runs out, Sam fights to find Zach before his soul is lost forever.
Descensus is an exploration of LGBTQ+ trauma, a contemporary reworking of Dante’s Inferno that examines the political challenges faced by the queer community in the modern era. This production challenges the notion that equality has been achieved by the Pride movement; it is a call to arms for those who continue to suffer and are silenced.