FREE Live Art Performance & Workshop at Murwillumbah Arts Trail
May
17
to May 18

FREE Live Art Performance & Workshop at Murwillumbah Arts Trail

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Live theatre is alive and thriving ... and Public Act brings just that, a public act!

This socially aware, community driven collective offer an open invitation for all to engage in an immersive theatrical experience. We are thrilled to bring you two nights of contextual modems and radical aesthetic as Public Act’s roving performers hold space for
a varied representation of ideas and identities, inviting you to partake in the creation of live art.

With an all-inclusive workshop on Saturday and two live-art-installation performances on Friday and Saturday night, you can chose to be involved or observe and reflect as you
watch theatre come to life – giving you an opportunity to experience the creative potential that comes with the freedom of performance art!

This is truly theatre for all!

Friday 17th May @ 6:30pm – 9:30pm

Saturday 18th May @ 2:00pm – 5:00pm

Saturday 18th May @ 6:30pm – 9:30pm

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HOPE - Theatre Performance presented by Public Act.
Apr
10
7:00 PM19:00

HOPE - Theatre Performance presented by Public Act.

* H O P E *

Public Act women’s theatre project has taken the old story of Pandora as a starting place for exploration. Yet another woman taking the blame .... but, if we don’t open the lid of the box are we repressing life and our rich soul experience?

Weaving together story, poem, dance and spoken word, a new group of women take to the stage. The dark things turn out to be the juicy stuff of life and reveal surprising sides and then, finally, hope comes out to play.

Our 10 week Empowering Women through Theatre’ courses have been running termly since 2015 based at the Byron Bay Community Centre. Contact us today to enrol in our next term!

Tickets $15
7.00 pm Wednesday 10th April 2019
Byron Theatre
69 Jonson St, Byron Bay 2481

Tickets available to buy on line via link, and via BCC Box Office 6685 6807

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MEN . S . TABLE - Public Act Theatre - Men's Project Performance
Dec
17
7:30 PM19:30

MEN . S . TABLE - Public Act Theatre - Men's Project Performance

14 men. 14 worlds. 14 places at the table. 

Something has to happen but no-one quite knows what. Every week they gather, scratching the surface, digging deep, looking for the poetics of life. 

Falling over, getting up, falling over getting up, falling over...no auditions, not even so much as an interview. No criteria. Nobody really knows what they're doing or where it may lead. 

But it will be alright...we hope.

Tickets $15
7.30pm Monday 17th December 2018
Byron Theatre
69 Jonson St, Byron Bay 2481

Tickets available to buy on line via link, and via BCC Box Office 6685 6807

Proudly presented by Public Act Theatre
...Theatre for All ...

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La Pocha Nostra - Psycho-Magic Rituals Against Violence
Sep
30
7:30 PM19:30

La Pocha Nostra - Psycho-Magic Rituals Against Violence

Site Specific Performance Art. 18+

Proudly hosted by Public Act Theatre, Guillermo Gómez-Peña and the internationally acclaimed La Pocha Nostra troupe, Balitronica Gómez, and Saul Garcia-Lopez, will be presenting a highly customized and site specific performance for their return to Australia – the first time performing here in 15 years!

La Pocha Nostra, “the most influential performance troupe of the last 10 years”, is known for its radical interactive performances dealing with issues that equate the human body with the political body and frontally deal with complex gender & ethnic identities, migration, and the politics of new technologies and language.

In urgent focus for La Pocha Nostra’s 2018 troupe performances are the virulent neo-nationalism and xenophobia emerging throughout the world. This new piece, set to be staged on 30th September in the Byron Theatre, offers a series of live art psycho-magic rituals to combat the culture of hate and provides performative strategies to rebuild across community.

The interactive live art imagery is accompanied by a solo spoken word “sermon” by Gómez-Peña. The transdisciplinary group devote their performances to erasing the borders between art & politics, practice & theory, and artist & spectator.

La Pocha Nostra
Guillermo Gómez-Peña, Balitronica Gómez, Saul Garcia-Lopez
(Mexico/USA/Canada)
 

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Fulcrum - Women's Theatre Performance
Sep
19
7:00 PM19:00

Fulcrum - Women's Theatre Performance

Fulcrum – finding balance
A women’s theatre performance

A colourful and exuberant end of term showcase depicting the landscape of our personal stories alongside an exploration of some of the wider complex social issues that are living within our communities and cultural conditioning.

What is our inner ‘fulcrum’? How do we find the balance between dark and light? What are the turning points and triumphs? Can humour be found in the darkness? What are the treasures we bring back with us from the ‘underworld?’ How do we celebrate and find solidarity together?

Over the nine week term each of the 11 women has created her own theatrical piece which is woven together with choreographed movement, costume, light, sound and some kind of magic!

Social Theatre Art is a tool that is increasingly being used to empower people throughout the world. Whilst not necessarily disadvantaged in Byron Bay, we still have issues, personal trauma and extraordinary stories as a rich source of raw material. The playful power of theatre can be incredibly far reaching and our personal stories are always a reflection of the community we live in.

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