Darebin Arts’ Speakeasy is a year-round independent theatre program. Now in its third 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.
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NICHE - by Elbow Room
16 Aug - 26 Aug, 2017
Darebin Arts Speakeasy and Elbow Room presents NICHE You've found your place, your tribe, your Niche... Niche is a pop star. She writes songs about what it's like to be her, and it has made her famous. Jodee doesn't know about pop music. She knows about dangerous viruses. That's why she's been hired by Niche's management. Belonging is everything. Replication is more. Powered by...
UNDERWORLD - Sarah Aiken and Rebecca Jensen
30 Aug - 9 Sep, 2017
Their crime was against nature. Nature found them guilty (Long Weekend, 1978) The long awaited prequel to OVERWORLD (Next Wave 2014, Dance Massive 2015) has arrived. A cautionary tale, Underworld delves into the dark and murky in-betweens that exist amidst the things we think we think we know and understand. From the context of an increasingly digital world, Underworld considers our...
The Sky is Well Designed - Fabricated Rooms
15 Sep - 28 Sep, 2017
Presented by Darebin Arts Speakeasy “Just like Sputnik, global warming has stigmatised the sky: what used to be a moving star became a delivery system; what used to be the weather is now a vengeful climate.” - From ‘Earth Sound Earth Signal’ by Douglas Kahn. Two scientists venture out into the desert to play music to the earth's dying atmosphere. A work of quiet conversations and...
Too Ready Mirror by Jamaica Zuanetti
15 Sep - 28 Sep, 2017
Presented by Darebin Arts Speakeasy "Do you know the rules? You must always follow the rules." Too Ready Mirror is about sex and power. It is about performing. It is about succumbing. It is about resisting. Three overlapping worlds and four trapped women. In 17th century London, Nell pleases audiences and the King to keep her place. In present day Melbourne, Ruby performs for...