Personal Pastiche with post
The Australian company post creates original works of theatre, devised and performed by the artists.
In this workshop, post’s directors, Zoë Coombs Marr and Mish Grigor, introduce strategies for finding possibilities for performance from source material, and utilise personal stories and found text to help participants explore ways to begin new creative work and to analyse fresh and occasionally contradictory ideas.
Taking post’s performance history as a starting point, they guide participants through a series of fun devising activities and big brainstorms on how to knit together critical thinking and strange hunches.
|Instructors||Zoë Coombs Marr & Mish Grigor|
|Venue||HKRep Rehearsal Hall No. 1
(6/F, Sheung Wan Civic Centre)
|Number of Participants||20|
|Related Performance||Hong Kong International Black Box Festival:
post / HKRep”Oedipus Schmoedipus”
(Australia/ Hong Kong)
|Please submit your application with a summary of your resume in English. Successful applicants will receive a confirmation email.|
For thirteen years, Australian company post – Zoë Coombs Marr, Mish Grigor and Natalie Rose – have collaborated on work that straddles live art, theatre and contemporary performance. They take being silly very seriously, combining with a deep irreverence for the institution of theatre with a deep reverence for the magic moment of live performance. Since starting out in Sydney’s independent contemporary scene, they have been commissioned by some of Australia’s leading theatre companies and festivals, including Sydney Theatre Company (Who’s the Best?, 2011), and Belvoir & Sydney Festival (Oedipus Schmoedipus, 2014 premiere, 2018 international tour). Their latest work, Ich Nibber Dibber, premiered at Sydney Festival 2017, is currently
|Zoë Coombs Marr
Zoë Coombs Marr, co-director of post, is a performer, writer, artist and comedian. Her latest show, Bossy Bottom, was nominated for a 2018 Helpmann Award. In 2016, her show Trigger Warning won the Melbourne International Comedy Festival (MICF) Barry Award for best show, the Golden Gibbo for original independent work, and was nominated for a Helpmann Award and Best Comedy at Edinburgh Fringe. In 2012, her solo work And That Was The Summer That Changed My Life was awarded the Philip Parsons Young Playwright Award and nominated for Best Newcomer at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival. Other works include Dave (MICF 2013, Edinburgh Fringe and Soho Theatre, London), and her five-woman ensemble play Is This Thing On?, which won a Sydney Theatre Award for Best Ensemble and was nominated for Best New Australian Work.
Mish Grigor, co-director of post, is a performance maker, writer and curator. Her work The Talk has toured extensively in Australia (Melbourne, Performance Space’s LiveWorks in Sydney, Darwin Festival) and the UK (Forest Fringe, Edinburgh, Buzzcut Glasgow, The Marlborough Brighton, and Battersea Arts Centre, London). Mish was awarded an Australia Council Experimental Arts Residency to travel to New York to embed herself within interdisciplinary arts centre EMPAC, in 2017-18. Other projects include Sex Talk (for Proximity at the Art Gallery of Western Australia) and performing with a range of companies and contexts – from a Noel Coward production with leading mainstage company Belvoir, to hosting a food fight for the Museum of Contemporary Art for Branch Nebula.