The Kin Collective presents
GLIMPSE (WORLD PREMIERE)
Devised and performed by Michala Banas, Tom Barton, Keith Brockett, Mark Diaco, Marg Downey, Dan Hamill, Linc Hasler and Laura Maitland
Directed by Laura Maitland and Noni Hazlehurst
Imagine catching the eye of a stranger in a public place. We do it every day. Now imagine what would happen if you didn’t look away, but took that glimpse and followed it to its end. Created and performed by an assembly of some of theatre and television’s most interesting and engaging performers, Glimpse is The Kin Collective’s first production playing at fortyfivedownstairs from 14 November – 2 December.
Glimpse is a study of ourselves and the moments we share, told through the stories of eight strangers whose worlds are not as far apart as they seem. Glimpse delves into these characters to see what would happen if we let those moments blossom and bloom. If a casual glance became a heartfelt conversation, if a chance meeting grew into a lifelong relationship.
A first for theatre powerhouse fortyfivedownstairs, Artistic Director Marylou Jelbart programmed Glimpse on the strength and diversity of its ensemble and creative team. The Kin Collective ensemble is made up of an exceptionally unique combination of actors; from some of the Australian stage and screen’s most well known and respected actors including Noni Hazlehurst, Michala Banas, Marg Downey, and Keith Brockett; to its independent theatre greats Mark Diaco, Linc Hasler, and Laura Maitland; to the company’s most recent and exciting acting graduates Tom Barton and Dan Hamill.
Attaching himself to The Kin Collective for their debut production is Jason Chatfield, the respected cartoonist behind the much-loved Australian comic strip Ginger Meggs. Coming on board as set designer, Chatfield will physically illustrate the whitewashed walls of fortyfivedownstairs, drawing in the worlds of Glimpse around the actors as each scene takes place. With his phenomenal artistic capabilites Chatfield will be an integral part of the Glimpse journey, creating a project that promises to be something unlike the Melbourne independent theatre scene has seen before.
The Kin Collective believes in a theatre that challenges and confronts; that is breathtaking and unexpected; that speaks from the heart and celebrates life. What if we finally caught a glimpse of the world around us? What would we see? And how hard would we fight to keep it?
Season: Wednesday 14 November – Sunday 2 December 2012 (Not Mondays)
Times: Tuesday – Saturday @ 8pm; Sunday @ 6pm
Bookings: fortyfivedownstairs, +61 3 9662 9966 http://www.fortyfivedownstairs.com/buy-tickets/
Tickets: $34 Full /$24 Concession
Venue: fortyfivedownstairs, 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne