This year Generate will explore the funny and tragic world of Shakespeare’s Clowns and Ratbags. From the whimsical world of A Midsummer Nights Dream to the dark and jaded mind of Iago in Othello, Shakespeare’s Clowns and Ratbags shows us characters that are maniacal, mischievous, and sometimes just plain dumb!
Generate provides a performance opportunity for up to 100 high school students from our Albury-Wodonga region, giving them the chance to strut their stuff on the Butter Factory Stage. In 2015, Generate will focus on the work of the greatest playwright of all – William Shakespeare. Our aim is to give students the opportunity to experience Shakespeare in the best possible way – through performance. HotHouse Theatre’s Associate Director, Travis Dowling, is working with students and teachers from from Albury High School, Trinity College, James Fallon High School, Xavier High School, and the HotHouse Studio Ensemble to understand, contextualise and enliven Shakespeare’s plays.
Students from each high school are working with HotHouse Theatre’s Operations Manager, Rob Scott and Production Manager Jordan Hiles to experience the technical side of the trade, learning stage management, technical operation and back stage protocol. Generate 2015 will engender a love of Shakespeare in all of the participants – that is, if they’re not in love with the Bard already.
When: Wednesday 17 June
Scots School, Xavier High School, and the HotHouse Studio Ensemble
Where: The Butter Factory Theatre, Gateway Island, Lincoln Causeway, Wodonga
Tickets: Full $20 / Students-Concession $15 / Family $55 (2 adults/2 kids)
To book call:
Phone: 02 6021 7433 or
The performances continue for another two nights and features students from other local schools.
Thursday 18 June 7.30pm
Murray High School, Albury High School, and the HotHouse Studio Ensemble
Friday 19 June 7.30pm
James Fallon High School and Trinity College