The Bacchae – St Martins Youth Arts Centre
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The Bacchae

The Bacchae

2015-2016

The Bacchae.

A city teeters on the edge of crisis. A god arrives in the guise of a mortal. A monster defies the audience. Boundaries collapse; old, young, boy, girl, human, beast, mortal, divine, good, bad, light and dark.

Created with a collaborating ensemble of young female actors and musicians, this Bacchae is an epic, urgent and sublime theatrical offering. Performed by members of the St Martins teen ensemble.

Commissioned by St Martins, Theatre Works (logo in folder) and Melbourne International Arts Festival

Nominated for 6 Green Room Awards:
Best Independent Production
Best Ensemble
Best Direction
Best Sound Design & Composition
Best Set & Costume Design
Best Lighting Design

“Confoundingly brilliant theatre” 

– Alison Croggon, ABC Arts

“These are huge, big-hearted dangerous works… they are transformative. They remind us what it is like to see theatre for the first time.” 

– Chris Boyd, The Australian