Changing the face of theatre in Brisbane

Homunculus Theatre Co DennisChanging the face of Australian theatre, Brisbane performer, writer and director, Clint Bolster with Homunculus Theatre Co will present Dennis at the Brisbane Powerhouse as part of the Short & Sweet Festival Finals for two performances from 2 September 2017.

Dennis is the heartwarming and moving story of a lonely, loveable and misunderstood character who lives by himself in a small flat in Worcester, UK. Dennis has always wanted to fall in love, however, so far, he has never attained it. Dennis has seen what love is supposed to be – on the television, couples holding hands in the streets, the next-door neighbour’s dogs every Sunday morning. However, Dennis himself has never had a companion … until now!

Performed for the first time in Australia as part of the Short & Sweet Festival, Dennis is a funny and poignant, full face, non-verbal, mask theatre piece written and performed by Clint Bolster.

“Mask theatre connects directly to the heart. It doesn’t discriminate. Because it is nonverbal, it transcends language, which is extremely engaging and enables us to break down barriers and communicate to and connect with people from all walks of life.” said Bolster.

“You need to have a detailed, methodical rehearsal technique, patience, a willingness to embrace the form, and trust – in order to get mask theatre ‘right’. But when you do, it is a powerful art form that can tell stories in a gentle yet deeply engaging and profound way like no other.”

Clint Bolster is a prominent actor, theatrical clown, mask theatre specialist, stilt performer and trainer and teaching artist in Australia. His noted skills have been developed over the past 15 years through extensive training and performance experience locally, nationally and internationally in Australia, United Kingdom, Europe, Singapore and Japan.

Clint’s talents are well known to Australian audiences having appeared in performances ranging from the Lead role of Ringmaster Z in the circus spectacular ZIRCUS at Jupiter’s Theatre, Hotel & Casino, sell out seasons of Debase Productions’ Hurry Up And Wait, and The Little Green Road to Fairy Land for Queensland Music Festival.

Dennis will be presented as part of the Gala Finals of the Short & Sweet Festival at the Brisbane Powerhouse on Saturday 2 and Sunday 3 September. For more information, visit: www.brisbanepowerhouse.org for details.

Image: Clint Bolster performs in Dennis – courtesy of Homunculus Theatre Co

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