Our cast and crew have been hard at work with planning and preparation for our next show
They’ve made a little video for you to watch – you can watch it on Vimeo here
We have a stunning design and production team on board as well as some great volunteers to help the cast create some great theatre.
Director: Kirsty Hillhouse, assistant director Laurie McAinsh
Designer: Lauren Ross, production design attachment Natasha Currell
Sound: Nikki Jones and Shaun Salmon (Late Night Shopping)
Lighting: Joe Lui (Renegade Productions)
AV design: Mia Holton
Production Manager: Emily Stokoe
Stage Manager: Scott Corbett (The Cutting Room Floor), ASM attachment Mark Sinclair
Marketing & PR: The Creative Arts House, marketing design: Amy Moffatt, marketing attachment Samantha MacLean
Special thanks to Caitlin Brass for education liaison work
We’d like to welcome Daley King and Verity Softly to the cast and the talent in this group is immense.
Please donate to our crowdfunding campaign and help us reach our target of $2000 to support this production: rewards on offer include tickets to see the show and Tim Minchin signed merchandise.
A BIG congratulations to the playwrights Asha Healy, Barnaby Pollock, Benjamin Siddons, Chris Ratcliffe, Elysia Tsangarides, Jay Emmanuel, Jordon Nix, Kahlia Richardson, Kevin Wangai, Mikala Westall, Pauline Agius and Sandi Buckley who have been selected to have their monologues read for WA Youth Week: Stages WA “Wilderness Monologues” at the State Theatre Centre. Lots of members and former members in this talented group. Among the actors reading the monologues are WAYTCo members Tahlia Norrish and Jessica Shallcross. Join them at the State Theatre Large Tenancy space occupied by Propel Youth Arts WA on Sunday 26 May, at 2pm. Reserve your free seat here they have nearly reached capacity so, if you are keen to attend, book soon. This project is supported by Perth Theatre Trust, Stages WA, Propel Youth Arts WA, State Theatre Centre of Western Australia, WA Youth Theatre Co, Southern Edge Arts (City of Albany) and Cummins Theatre (Shire of Merredin).
A BIG thank you to STAGES for supporting our fire writers group led by Hellie Turner. Congratulations to the following writers for successfully getting onto the team
>> Ellen O’Connor
>> Sandi Buckley
>> Geordie Crawley
>> Jessica Messenger
>> Kane Parker
Lastly here’s an opportunity to find out more about how to raise money for artistic training and activites through the state government of WA
WAYTCo is pleased to announce that award winning screen and stage writer, Hellie Turner, will be leading the writing process for FIRE. Reg Cribb has taken on an Indian/Australian feature film and will be head-down working on that over the next few months. Luckily for us, Hellie has just returned from New York and will be able to share her skills and experience with the selected writers for the project. Welcome on board Hellie!
Kirsty writes “It’s so exciting to finally have everyone of the creative team in one room. It’s been quite a process to assemble this collection of theatre makers. Everyone was chosen carefully. But it all paid off on Sunday. There was a palpable buzz. Lauren’s designs were evocative, imaginative, and captured perfectly the visual world of this weird and wonderful piece. It is all delicious in it’s newness. This ensemble will work really well together. Each character’s voice and rhythms are already beginning to form, and the early sketches of sound from our designers, Nikki and Shaun, ignited our ideas and imaginations. This is a strong and talented team.
We have stood on the cusp and now we plunge into the creation of what I’m sure will be stunning theatre.”
You can support this production by donating any amount from $1 to $300 at our Pozible crowdfunding site http://pozible.com/anothertwin – we have rewards including tickets to see the show, VIP opening night invitations, collectible Tim Minchin merchandise signed by our Patron Tim Minchin, and a golden ticket to see theatre in Perth.
We’re excited to announce that young emerging theatre maker ZOE HOLLYOAK will be accompanying our Artistic Director Kirsty Hillhouse to the
Canberra April 11-13 2013
More than just a series of discussions, the outcomes and ideas sparked at the summit will be presented at the Australian Theatre Forum in May this year, so it is of vital importance that Western Australian voices are included in these discussions.
Zoe is currently studying Performing Arts at The Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA) and is part of The Cutting Room Floor, a collaborative theatre ensemble based in Western Australia. Her most recent work, includes ‘Poly’ for the Fringe World Festival and is soon to star in WAYTCO’s upcoming production, ‘Another Twin’.
“There is something about the collaborative environment and the devising process that I’m drawn to more than any other theatre – it’s not only a cathartic experience, but I’ve found it’s one of the most honest ways to create theatre. I feel so honoured to attend The Youth Theatre Summit, to work with young passionate theatre-makers from all over Australia. It’s going to be a place bursting with creative energy – I’m excited just thinking about it.”
We’d like to acknowledge the generous support of Canberra Youth Theatre and the WA Department of Culture and the Arts in helping us to take advantage of this opportunity to attend at very late notice.
The summit will feature various workshops and seminars for artistic development, as well as a key note speech and masterclass by Baba Israel, former Artistic Director of Contact Manchester, and Contacting the World Theatre Festival, which we hope to be a part of next year.