“stranger things happen than the end of the world” Rebecca Solnit
Song for a Weary Throat is a new work created by Rawcus, 4 vocalists and a live musician
What is it that propels us to get up after loss, after heartbreak, after failure?
Fifteen performers surface from the aftermath in the haunting SONG FOR A WEARY THROAT, as live music from the critically-acclaimed contemporary vocalists Invenio Singers is contrasted with disquieting, yet poetic imagery from Rawcus.
Dangerously beautiful, irresistibly tender and filled with fragility – their latest production reminds us that hope is never out of reach.
Song For a Weary Throat will premiere at Theatreworks in November 2017.
COLLABORATORS: Director-Kate Sulan, Musical Director, Jethro Woodward, Lighting Designer- Richard Vabre, Set and Costume Designer Emily Barrie, Associate Director, Ingrid Voorendt. Devised and Performed by Rawcus and Invenio Ensemble, Invenio Ensemble Artistic Director Gian Slater
Wed 29 Nov 7.30pm [Preview]
Thu 30 Nov 7.30pm [Opening]
Fri 1 Dec 7.30pm
Sat 2 Dec 7.30pm
Sunday 3 Dec 5pm -Auslan Interpreted performance
Wed 6 Dec 7.30pm
Thu 7 Dec 7.30pm
Fri 8 Dec 7.30pm
Sat 9 Dec 2.00pm
Sat 9 Dec 7.30pm
Sun 10 Dec 5pm
Content warning: Show contains
strong visual imagery including implied violence
This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body.”
Image: Sarah Walker
Present Tense and Rawcus are developing a large-scale cinematic theatre work filled with live music. A political statement come theatrical mosaic fuelled and inspired by the activism of Stella Young.
Using the writing and ideas of Stella Young as a beginning provocation, Present Tense, and Rawcus, will create a crucial and bold new theatrical event that expels a vision for Australia into the future.
COLLABORATORS: Present Tense Bryce Ives and Nate Gilkes, Rawcus Ensemble and artistic director, Kate Sulan