Event The Memory Room
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Venue The Performance Space, Redfern, NSW
First Date 14 September 1989
Last Date 1 October 1989
Dates Estimated No
Status Professional cooperative
World Premiere No
Description The Memory Room "allows the performers to tackle the very concept of memory and its relationship with dreams, to explore individual memories, both personal and historic". (Stage on Screen?)

“Entr’acte Theatre is celebrating its 10th anniversary with the boldest and most challenging production of its career. The Memory room is an amalgam of words and movement, with each of these key performing elements delivered in a generously layered style to offer a theatrical experience that is rich and complex…Taped speech is skilfully inserted in an evocative combination of music and soundscape by Sarah de Jong, adding another dimension of theatricality and interpretive possibilities…The ‘discovery’ of the evening was Aurel Verne...His presence has a kind of wise, elfin ethereality and his movement belies his age in its precision and expressiveness. Thibaudeau has an elegance of style that complements Bruce Keller’s nuggety pragmatism.” Sykes, SMH
Description Source Reviewer's Opinion
Primary Genre Other
Secondary Genre Contemporary
Corporeal Theatre
Name Function Notes
Elisabeth Burke Artistic Director
Emily McCormick Assistant to the Designer
Pierre Thibaudeau Choreographer
Sarah de Jong Composer
Annemaree Dalziel Costume Designer
Annemaree Dalziel Costume Maker
Big City Production Services P/L Design Consultant
Pierre Thibaudeau Designer
Pierre Thibaudeau Director
Bruce Keller Dramaturg
Elizabeth Burton Hair Stylist
Mark Shelton Lighting Designer
Wendy Harris Lighting Operator
Eamon D'Arcy Original Concept
Bruce Keller Performer
Deborah Leiser Performer
Wayne Deborah Leiser Performer
Katia Molino Performer
Pierre Thibaudeau Performer
Aurel Verne Performer
John Webber Photographer
Pascal Baxter Production Manager
Beale Hawkes Perrier P/L Publicist
Pascal Baxter Sound Operator/Engineer
Penelope Aitken Various
Susan Reid Various
Text Nationality Australia
Production Nationality Australia
Further Information PAB Music Grant (Sarah de Jong) PAB Project Grant PAB/Lit board for dramaturgy (Bruce Keller).
Data Source
Source Description
Entr'acte Archives C075/EPT05 some production notes in the teaching files. C078/EPT05 some class preparation but mainly notes on ideas for The Memory Room. In the teaching files.
Entr'acte Archives ETL26 Music masters and copies ETL23 Music reel-to-reel 14” ETL27 - lists from the Japanese tour of TMR 1990
CV EB&PT long CV-unedited 1979-1991, p.5, Entr’acte Archives
Australian & New Zealand Theatre Record September 1989
Entr'acte Archives ETL16 Video SVH Pro, and Video Betacam. ETL17 Video VHS Mini ETL20 Video Umatic and VHS; USPS_159, 164-5, 184-5, 194, EPV02, EPV04-5, Videos. EPV07 Video VHS demo tape
Review Preview. JS “Entr’acte: spreading the word on body language. Sabrina Achilles, “Contact with senses challenges memories” (in file ETL10, but Newspaper not seen.
Review Michael Easton, “Performance. The Memory Room”, Newswit, 20/9/1989 Jill Sykes, “Bold and challenging room of memories”, Sydney Morning Herald, Saturday, September 16, 1989.
Entr'acte Archives ETL10: folders of programs, publicity and reviews. ETL03-05 Slides (ETL03 has the in-performance stage slides). ETL09 Photos EP16 Photos, proof sheets.
Review Profile Tony Squires, “Frames of Reference”, Metro, Friday, September 15, 1989 Jo Litson, “Back from the Brink”, The Weekend australian, September 16-17, 1989. A major 2-page article on Sarah de Jong.
Event Identifier 1973