PLAYlist is Red Stitch’s annual site-specific spectacle of music and new writing. Join the Red Stitch ensemble and an extraordinary line-up of guest artists for a one-night-only celebration at the historic Trades Hall on Saturday 23 November 2019.
In this moving festival of songs, ideas and a touch of magic, PLAYlist invites audiences to explore the Hall, experiencing a different play with a different song and rubbing shoulders with actors and musicians as they move through each space.
From a mermaid couple in crisis to supermarket turf wars; from a million versions of a single conversation to disconcerting visions of the future, unique and fascinating corners of the venue will host brand new original short plays inspired the theme “Think Again.”
As the company ventures northside to share its “big little theatre” love, thanks to our friends at Melbourne Fringe, Common Rooms and Trades Hall, PLAYlist will bring together some of Melbourne’s finest creative talent.
The 2019 PLAYlist line-up includes: Writers: Mary Anne Butler, Ra Chapman, Eric Gardiner, Ellen Grimshaw, Elias Jamieson Brown, Amelia Evans, Joanna Murray-Smith, Ross Mueller, Vidya Rajan, Morgan Rose, Keziah Warner, Jamaica Zuanetti.
Directors: Gary Abrahams, Ella Caldwell, Katrina Cornwell, Brett Cousins, Alice Darling, Iris Gallardine, Stephen Nicolazzo, Krystalla Pearce, Benjamin Pfeiffer, Alice Qin, Sarah Vickery, Shaun Wykes.
Performers: Lucy Ansell, Jing-Xuan Chan, Jessica Clarke, Kate Cole, Liza Dennis, Daniel Frederiksen, Justin Hosking, Christine Keogh, Annie Last, Caroline Lee, Alexander Lewis, George Lingard, Patrick Livesey, Michael Logo, Grace Lowry, Olga Makeeva, Carissa McAllen, Olivia Monticciolo, Sami Obama, Amarchi Okorom, Christina O’Neill, Joe Petruzzi, Dushan Philips, Samuel Rowe, Louise Siversen, Helen Smith, Kat Stewart, Sarah Sutherland, Veronica Thomas, Matthew Whitty.
Musicians: Campbell Banks, Dave Larkin, Rachel Lewinden, Lila Swain, Alia Rose Syed, Joshua Teicher, Lucy Wise.
Experience an extraordinary feast of new writing and music, and support one of Melbourne’s favourite theatre companies. All proceeds from the event go towards Red Stitch to help the company maintain their quality of work and increase artist wages for everyone involved in the theatre they create.
As an added bonus, Red Stich will also be launching its 2020 Season at 6.30pm, just prior to PLAYlist, with ticketholders and guests invited to a sneak peak of next year’s stellar programme of events.
Trades Hall, Corner Victoria and Lygon Streets, Carlton (entry via Lygon Street)
Saturday 23 November 2019 – 7.30pm
Information and Bookings: www.redstitch.net
Image: Red Stitch presents PLAYlist – photo by Teresa Noble