And just like that, our 2018 productions are all done. We finished our program with the 13-18 years work, Faster, co-devised by the cast and our fantastic directors, Emily Sheehan and Kyle Walmsley. The team worked intensively over the school holidays to develop this high powered performance piece which reminded the audience of the inner turmoil experienced at this age as hormones and brain development clash. Faster was a visual feast, with a beautiful lighting design executed by our emerging Lighting Designer Ethan Hamill and tech team member Lachlan McEwen. Audiences sat outdoors in the courtyard at Gorman Arts Centre, some on beanbags, some on chairs and took in this striking work as the sun set and the wisteria spread its fragrance. 

As always, our audience left feeling emotionally charged, taking parts in lots of discussion about what they’d seen. It was a huge show logistically, bumping sound, set and lighting in and out each night, only achievable because of our hard working team. Thank you to everyone who assisted with this, we often had new supporters, making our job easier each night and we very much appreciated it! 

In October we also had a fabulous little ensemble for our Spring Holiday workshop, developing an intimate performance in C Block, supported by friends and family. We’re now hurtling towards our end of semester performances for Gorman Arts Centre, presenting two showing of each work on 19 and 20 November in C Block. This is a good time to remind everyone of the need to be in attendance at workshops!

In the office, we’re excitedly preparing for our 2019 Launch, to be held on Friday 7 December in the Courtyard at Gorman Arts Centre, where all will be revealed for next year – put it in your diaries!