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North of Eight announce 'Questions' Season 2017
Last Wednesday I attended the launch of North of Eight theatre company at the homely and historic Courthouse Hotel in North Melbourne, buzzing with actors, creatives and locals keen to know about North of Eight's upcoming 2017 season of theatre.
Sarah Clarke, Jessica Martin and Jessica Stanley from North of Eight
The launch was officially opened by Sally McLean, Chair and Executive Producer to a room packed with over 80 supporters. Sally reminded us that actors, artists and creatives are dedicated to the 'craft of storytelling' as we 'delve into the psyche' to discover 'what it means to be human'. We all have stories within us, just waiting to be told.
Shane Savage and Phoebe Anne Taylor - image courtesy of Sarah Clarke
Shane Savage and Phoebe Anne Taylor, Co-Artistic Directors, announced North of Eight's 2017 Season Questions. The season will open in February 2017 and includes handpicked works chosen from over 100 scripts. The first production will be Terminus by Mark Rowe to be staged at the Courthouse Hotel North Melbourne, and will be directed by Shane Savage.
In May the Australian premiere of Toyer by Gardner McKay will be staged at The Owl and Cat Theatre in Richmond, and directed by Sarah Hallam.Navy Pier by John Corwin will be performed at the Courthouse Hotel in August and directed by Lisa Treloar.
Sarah Clarke, Mark Salvestro and Falon Ryan - image courtesy of North of Eight
North of Eight will be casting for these productions soon, and in addition to the main stage season will run a number of readings and developments throughout the year. North of Eight is proud to call the Courthouse Hotel 'home' in 2017 working in partnership to support independent theatre in the Melbourne. Stay in touch for further announcements by 'Staying in the NoE' by subscribing to www.northofeight.com.au.
The Courthouse Hotel - image courtesy of Sarah Clarke