Creating an immersive theatre and art experience that imagines the future of the City of Stonnington as a musical and enchanting place, where colour rules supreme is Citizen Theatre’s newest project Forgotten Places, on from the 13 -17 February 2019.
This experience – which is more than a performance or play - creates an interactive futuristic city where large scale paintings, singing, storytelling, music and colour will give audiences of all ages a transformative experience to change the way they view and interact with their local area.
Forgotten Places takes over Chapel Off Chapel’s mezzanine space, giving an experience that has been compiled with all of the art works, performances and designs inspired by local residents’ photographs. The photographs were taken on a photography walk run by Citizen Theatre in November, last year. A selection of these were transformed into vibrant abstract paintings, innovative performance pieces, beautiful songs and other-worldly costumes.
Citizen Theatre’s Artistic Director, Jayde Kirchert says audiences can expect surprises. “With lots of different performances and visual art being presented simultaneously, audiences can let their curiosity guide their journey through our imagined future city. No two people will have the same experience.”
Forgotten Places combines meaningful community engagement with artistic innovation and has been supported by the City of Stonnington’s Arts and Cultural grants program. A free community matinee will be presented for those who face financial barriers to attending arts and cultural events. The Forgotten Places experience is family friendly and suitable for children aged 5 and older.
Citizen Theatre is an independent Melbourne-based theatre company that has been producing works in non-traditional spaces since 2013, including Twelfth Night in Hares & Hyenas bookshop and The Importance of Being Earnest at Como Historic House & Garden.
Don't miss out on a show that combines theatre with art, Forgotten Places, showing this February!
Dates: 13 - 17 February 2019
Times: 6:30 PM (duration 60 mins). Exhibition also open to the public 12pm - 5pm
Location: Chapel Off Chapel, 12 Little Chapel St, Prahran
Cost: Adults $25, Children $15