Darebin Arts’ Speakeasy is a year-round independent theatre program. Now in its second year, Speakeasy pesents creative and challenging contemporary performances by emerging and established artists.
The Speakeasy program is presented at Northcote Town Hall and features artists from across Melbourne and beyond.
The program also includes a performance development program. If you are a performance artist and would like to find out more, please visit our Performance Development page.
20 Feb, 2015
Speakeasy and Melbourne International Comedy Festival Presents...Deadly Funny Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island Comedy Competition. Cheeky and loud, black and proud, this national comedy competition seeks to unearth the freshest, fiercest and funniest new Indigenous talent from around the country. Come along, watch, and laugh out loud to the Victorian State Finalists at Northcote Town...
Dreamlogic by Phantom Limbs
6 Mar - 10 Mar, 2015
Speakeasy presents Dreamlogic By Phantom Limbs A New Dance Work Our subconscious minds are enigmatic. As scientists increasingly expand research into the streams of perception, choreographers too, are engaging with the topic. Dreamlogic delves into aspects of the mind that aren’t readily available – an attempt to engage with the ‘shadow self’ or the unconscious aspects of...
Daniel Kitson - Polyphony
25 Mar - 19 Apr, 2015
Darebin Arts' Speakeasy in Association with Higgledy Piggledy Enterprises presents: Polyphony By Daniel Kitson I have written a Play. It has a pretty epic scope, a relatively grand vision and somewhere in the region of twenty characters. It is, basically, a real humdinger. Unfortunately though, it is a script so ambitious, so demanding, so exquisitely detailed that handing an...
Bucket's List by Sarah Collins
25 Mar - 5 Apr, 2015
Speakeasy presents Bucket’s List by Sarah Collins as part of Melbourne International Comedy Festival. A 5 star smash hit at the 2014 Melbourne Fringe Festival and winner of the Tiki Tour Ready Award supported by New Zealand Fringe, comedian and character actor Justin Kennedy stars in this heartbreakingly hilarious story about love...and buckets. The fourth show by acclaimed writer Sarah...
Homicidal Pacifist by Sameena Zehra
25 Mar - 19 Apr, 2015
Speakeasy presents Homicidal Pacifist by Sameena Zehra as part of Melbourne International Comedy Festival. 'sparks with the unsuppressed anger of Denis Leary & beats with the political heart of Bill Hicks…a show that's brave, funny, fiery and true.' Herald, Scotland. It's time to cull the human race. But how is a lifelong believer in non-violence to choose ? By making a list. A...
Emily Taylor - Backwards
26 Mar - 18 Apr, 2015
Speakeasy presents Emily Taylor - Backwards as part of the Melbourne International Comedy Festival WINNER New Zealand Fringe Festival 2013 WINNER Melbourne Fringe Festival 2012 WINNER Green Room Award 2010 They hoard and devour undeserved treats, have tantrums in traffic and indulge in disgusting habits when they think nobody's watching. Sure, they use big words like...
I am Not a Unicorn! - by Emma J Hawkins
31 Mar - 18 Apr, 2015
Speakeasy presents I am Not a Unicorn by Emma J Hawkins as part of Melbourne International Comedy Festival. Come and get lost down the rabbit hole with Emma J Hawkins, where Alice is probably drunk playing cards with Goldilocks and the three bears. Come meet some of the locals, John the train driver (an average bloke), the grand dame and the rare horned beast. A ridiculous tale about...
Tell Me Lies by Paul Verhoeven
10 Apr - 18 Apr, 2015
Speakeasy presents Tell Me Lies by Paul Verhoeven as part of the Melbourne International Comedy Festival. How did eleven year old Paul Verhoeven (ABC3's Steam Punks, Triple J, The Lords of Luxury) meet Kim Basinger? Did being an altar boy really include hunting the mafia with a Smith and Wesson? How did he fib his way out of an orgy? "A revelation. Why has the ABC been hiding this mix of...