Oh, for a muse of firepower
That would rise to the brightest heavens of adaptation!
Shakespeare Aliens is the classic feminist science-fiction film on stage, remounted as if it was a history play written by William Shakespeare. A story of soldiers, war, dreams, nightmares, complex human machinations and two Queens facing off in the final duel, the James Cameron film feels like the Bard himself conceived it.
This is the bravado of Henry V and the royal intrigue of Hamlet with A Midsummer Night’s Dream and The Merchant of Venice thrown in for good measure.
By Rob Lloyd and Keith Gow
January 11-15th 2022
Birdie and Frog are Professional Picnic-ers who have been in the biz forever. This is your once in a lifetime opportunity to picnic with the pros and see if you have what it takes to be the world's next great.
byo; picnic blanket, hat, sunscreen, water bottle, snacks
Watch this space
Created by Paris Balla and Gemma Livingstone
Costumes by Paris Balla
Photography by Emily Keegan
Birdie and Frog: Picnic Professionals
Owl and the albatross
A story for anyone who has ever felt lost, for those who haven’t been heard, the adults who don’t listen and for anyone waiting for a light to guide them home.
"When I was a kid I wanted to be an astronaut. Like, I just wanted to float in the total vacuum of the universe and watch the stars and aliens and junk like that. You have to have a spaceship or space suit or your brains will explode… which apparently is a bad thing. But like in space, you can say as many swear words as you want and no one will hear you and aliens never ask annoying questions like “are you a girl or a boy?” because they’re too busy planning world domination or something.
I see the stars twinkling in the ocean like a giant wobbly mirror and.. it’s kind of like being in space because I can see the stars popping up everywhere... Unfortunately, my brain probably isn’t going to explode from standing here though."
Written/Co-Directed by: Paris Balla
Dramaturgy/Co-Directed by: Sarah Branton
Produced by: Ryan Hamilton
Coming June 2022 at Theatre Works as part of the VCE Playlist
Three stories of Home set to techno music. A party, an eviction, a bunch of aliens.
"Pace builds pulsing beating quickening
D r o w n i n g
Created by: Georgia Bell
Written by: Paris Balla, Callum Robertson, Georgie Bright
Dramaturgy: Elly D'Arcy
Composition: Kitty Robinson, Ryan Mangolds
In development at Monash Uni Student Theatre
Home and other stories
Flake is a work in development for Wild Tongues Productions sharing real experiences of ADHD through a series of theatrical vignettes.
"The clown floats up out of the building, past trees and cities into the sky, they jump across clouds and keep flying until they land on the moon. They jump from planet to planet, collecting stars to fill their pockets, until they collect so many stars that they become a star."
Created by: Alana Dare, Paris Balla and Alanah Parkin
Wild Tongues Productions is Melbourne based theatre company and performance collective dedicated to developing and supporting the work of emerging artists and using pieces such as Flake to raise voices within the community.
Image by Montana Sharp