Behind the Red Curtain Performance-in-Progress for 'The Threesome'

Behind the Red Curtain Performance-in-Progress for 'The Threesome'

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Posted 2015-04-01 by Tony Dyerfollow

Sun 12 Apr 2015

Behind the Red Curtain – Performance-in-Progress for 'The Threesome'



On Sunday, 12 April 2015 you can go 'Behind the Red Curtain' and join a Performance-in-Progress session at Studio 188 , 188 Brisbane Street, Ipswich. The session commences at 3.00pm and runs until 5.00pm.

Admission is FREE but bookings are essential so click here and make sure you have a place.

Getting a play into a state of 'stage readiness' the producers must continuously conduct research, devise plots and sub-plots, conduct physical and dialogue experiments and re-draft scripts before it can be put up for the ultimate test; the one taken when an audience is in the room. This performance-in-progress session for The Threesome is a part of the developmental process for getting this fast-paced youth drama on the stage and before its first audience.



THAT Production Company invites you to take this opportunity for a fascinating peek behind the red curtain and experience one of the final steps of the creative development as a play is made ready for its first live performance. Come along and offer your thoughts during this session aimed at testing to see if the script holds up while under the direction of a director who has been outside the development stage up until this point.

Playwright Liz Christensen has spent the last two years developing the script for The Threesome and THAT Production Company is now commencing rehearsals of the play. As issues arise during the rehearsals research and development continues to add impact for the final production. This will go to support the work necessary for effective stage designs and development of catchy music to complete the whole compilation while building a presenter's package for future productions.



You can be a part of the excitement by participating in the Behind the Red Curtain session. Just imagine if it's your feedback that transforms the work done until now from a 'performance-in-progress' to a finished masterpiece.

You'll chat with the cast, learn more about the play and see the muddles, the magic and the hard work that takes place in the rehearsal room.

A Performance-in-Progress session is also used to gather marketing material to help sell the production for future theatrical runs. For this part of the session, you will act as part of a focus audience advising on what's sticking, what's making sense, how audiences are likely to react to the script and the play's direction. This is an exciting and unique opportunity for you to offer suggestions on the creative development of the play.

On the day you will hear about the development and writing of the script and get to see how a person's initial thoughts can grow into an almost complete theatre production. You will hear about the processes and people such as, group sessions with other writers and one on one time with Cairns' JUTE Theatre Company's Dramaturg (a person in a theatre company who deals with the research and development of plays) have all helped to create what is almost the final product.

On this Sunday you will join in with the actors, THAT Production Company's artistic director and Creative Producer and the Dramaturg, Peter Matheson, who has been involved since the earliest creative developments.



Unfortunately, Liz Christensen can't make it because she will be in Cairns and is due to give birth at about the same time – yes, there are some things even more important than the theatre! Fortunately, the Dramaturg, Peter Matheson who has been involved in the whole process will be there to make sure the playwright's story is included in full.

For those more interested in behind-the-scenes it is hoped to have some, or all, of the set on display so the production company can get feedback and thoughts on all aspects of the work. This is currently a desire and definitely not a certainty but your thoughts are welcome as that kind of collaboration following the session is always most helpful.

Come along and put yourself into the middle of the action; join the conversation and discuss the creative development of this exciting production. See how the different stages of development combine into the overall presentation and, most importantly, take the opportunity to see your own suggestions help work towards the final production. You, and especially your suggestions, are an integral part at this stage of the creative development.

Even if you don't think you would be able to help, come along anyway, sit back and soak in the atmosphere of creative theatre in action. You never know, you might just discover an unknown talent within while finding the answers to your own burning questions.

Although the session is FREE, bookings are essential and a gold coin donation is appreciated as it helps keep this great community/theatre interaction going.

For more detailed information check the THAT Production Company website here , or email on [email protected]. This could be the afternoon where you make all the difference.

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