Lovers of contemporary theatre will no doubt be aware that the World Theatre Festival 2013 is currently taking place at the Brisbane Powerhouse Theatre. Exploding the stage with possibilities, the Festival is a journey into contemporary, engaging, and sometimes challenging theatre from around the world.
According to Acting Artistic Director, Sarah Neal, and Producer, Zohar Spatz, “World Theatre Festival is about seeing a show, but it is also about sharing the experience with the performers and fellow audience members.”
Highlights include “White Rabbit Red Rabbit,” the confronting story of Iranian playright and conscientious objector Nassim Soleimanpour; “Oedipus Schmoedipus,” an ambitious epic compiled of all the death scenes from 200 plays of the Western canon; “Song, the story of a girl, a bird and a teapot,” an exploration of the life of mixed-race Indigenous writer/performer Waiata Telfer; and German/British collective Gob Squad's “Kitchen (You've Never Had it So Good),” a live recreation of Andy Warhol’s trippy film “Kitchen” complete with bad coffee, nervous breakdowns, and wild parties.
Changing the way that theatre and performance is considered, World Theatre Festival is an experience beyond the four walls of the theatre. The Festival brings together the best in contemporary theatre from Australia and around the world to create a true festival, a community gathering where thoughts and emotions are shared.
Watch the Festival trailer below