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2014 Season



High Windows Low Doorways 
A multi-playwright project

“Don’t tell me your beliefs. 
They don't sing, or laugh, or weep.
Speak of the visions you've had, and the paths you've walked.
Tell me your stories." 

Some of Sydney’s most exciting theatre makers take on the last great taboo!

Epiphany, euphoria and ecstasy, 
those glorious moments when nothing makes sense, 
and it no longer matters.

Dread, despondency and despair,
 those painful moments when it seems only too clear.

Join us as we share tales 
of doubt, dissent and divinity, 
of fear, hope and love,
of life, death and beyond.

"We don’t have answers. 
  We only have ourselves."

19 – 30 March 2014, 
TAP Gallery (Downstairs Theatre)


                Matt Butcher     -   Jonathan Ari Lander

                       Peter McAllum  -    Noelle Janaczewska     

Alice Keohavong   -   Katie Pollock

           Kit Bennett    -    Alison Rooke

            Gavin Roach   -    Mark Langham

Naomi Livingstone  -  Ellana Costa

           Helen Tonkin   -   Melita Rowston

directed by Paul Gilchrist
produced by Daniela Giorgi
sound design by Ashley Walker
stage manager Tom Massey

The reviews are in!

"4 stars. ...they've shone a sympathetic light upon the lamp that is the human heart, its fragility and its resilience"
Daily Review (Crikey)

"as an exploration and evocation of intense and life changing experiences it was brilliant......This is little theatre at its best; limited in space but huge in impact"
South Sydney Herald

"the stories are all very well written and performed....
a great production"
The Buzz from Sydney

"With an overarching insistence on the highest quality, subtlenuance give the monologue format a fresh boost......High Windows Low Doorways is performed to the high standard we have come to expect from subtlenuance, but even more than this, it opens the conversation up about what it is to be spiritual in life." 
Lisa Thatcher

"the stories are unique to the actors, translated back by seven different writers with care and dilgence and craft, and then translated once again to the performance realm. And as an audience we're taken with them into the most uncharted and dangerous and moving territories."
5th Wall

"layered and complex. There's a lot in this show to mull over. I thought it was beautifully curated and well performed."
Theatre From The Back Seat

"The performances were all high quality....easily accessible theatre....entertaining"
Arts Hub

"There is a resonance that exits where people dig deep to tell personal stories, and in High Windows Low Doorways, the cast wants us to hear them, but the commonality of our experiences also makes us feel heard"
Suzy Goes See


Joan, Again 
by Paul Gilchrist

In 1431, Joan of Arc was burnt at the stake. Ten years later, she was back.
A very funny, deeply moving, and uncannily contemporary exploration of one of the greatest frauds of all time.

The reviews are in!

'An excellent production" 
Alternative Media

"A brilliant play...that rare piece of theatre that feeds meat to the general public as well as wine to the passionate theatre nerd" 
Lisa Thatcher

"A sharp satire.....don't miss it...Helen Tonkin is excellent.....casting Sylvia Keays as Joan was a stroke of brilliance, she carries off the role with a bolshie bravado that is wonderful to watch" 
The Buzz from Sydney

"An appealing wit at work" 
Sydney Morning Herald

"a clever, smart, enchanting play" 
The Spell of Waking Hours

"a dynamic theatre with distinct and colourful personalities that keep us fascinated" 
Auditorium Magazine

"hilarious, shrewdly observant and cleverly interwoven" 
South Sydney Herald

"a playwright of tremendous ability...Gilchrist has outdone himself....a real feast for any actor to wrap their mouths around and any audiences ears to behold" Theatre Unzipped

"an absorbing play.....a very thoughtful piece of theatre" 
Theatre from the Backseat

photo by Katy Green Loughrey

Joan, Again
produced in association with Sydney Independent Theatre Company

The Old Fitzroy Theatre

Kit Bennett, Jamie Collette, Ted Crosby, Kitty Hopwood, Lynden Jones, 
Sylvia Keays, 

Bonnie Kellett, David Kirkham and Helen Tonkin

directed by Paul Gilchrist
produced by Daniela Giorgi
design by Rachel Scane
lighting design by Liam O'Keefe

photo by Katy Green Loughrey

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