Event The Odyssey
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Venue The Malthouse Workshop, Southbank, VIC
Umbrella Event Melbourne International Arts Festival 2005
First Date 4 October 2005
Opening Date 6 October 2005
Last Date 23 October 2005
Dates Estimated No
Status Professional
World Premiere Yes
Part of a Tour Yes
Description A modern retelling of Homer's ancient tale which focuses on Odysseus, a man who must journey through death in order to reach life and eventually home. The various islands that Odysseus and his crew visit are conceived as distant images, tied together by a parallel reading that traces the story as a reurn to the south coast of Western Australia from the First World War. The action traverses the brutality of war, the seduction of oblivion and a home threatened by chaos.
Description Source Other
Primary Genre Theatre - Spoken Word
Secondary Genre Drama
Subjects Conflict
Historical
Human Suffering
War
Organisations
Contributors
Name Function Notes
Paul Blackwell Actor
Leon Ewing Actor
Francis Greenslade Actor
Jessica Ipkendanz Actor
Rita Kalnejais Actor
Ben Lewis Actor
Belinda McClory Actor
Suzannah McDonald Actor
Kris McQuade Actor
Margaret Mills Actor
Stephen Phillips Actor
Sally Richardson Assistant Director
Shannon Bott Choreographer
Iain Grandage Composer
Zoe Atkinson Costume Designer
Michael Kantor Director
Maryanne Lynch Dramaturg
Paul Jackson Lighting Designer
Tom Wright Playwright
Anna Tregloan Set Designer
David Franzke Sound Designer
Leonie Dixon Stage Manager
Martina Murray Stage Manager
Resources
Works
Text Nationality Australia
Production Nationality Australia
Data Source
Source Description
Brochure PROMPT Collection. National Library of Australia
Programme PROMPT Collection. National Library of Australia
Flyer PROMPT Collection. National Library of Australia
Event Identifier 67596