Darebin Arts’ Speakeasy is a year-round independent arts program. Now in its seventh year, Speakeasy presents creative and challenging contemporary performances by emerging and established artists. The Speakeasy program is presented at Northcote Town Hall and Darebin Arts Centre and features artists from across Melbourne and beyond. The program also includes a performance development program. Keep an eye out for development support through the ‘Opportunities’ page.
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ARCHIMEDES WAR by Melissa Reeves. Directed by Susie Dee
15 Apr - 25 Apr, 2020
PLEASE NOTE THIS SHOW HAS BEEN POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. What happens when our games are about war, and war is played like a game? Fifteen-year-old Arki can’t shake the dead bodies of the players he’s killed in his online combat games. His mother takes him to a psychiatrist who thinks he has PTSD. In her quest to help her son, she turns to those involved in real world war...
MISSION SONGS PROJECT by Jessie Lloyd
21 Apr, 2020
PLEASE NOTE THIS SHOW HAS BEEN POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. Searching for the secular songs that were sung after church, Jessie Lloyd explores the day to day life on the missions, settlements and reserves through music. Presented as an acoustic trio, Jessie Lloyd takes audiences on a musical journey across Australia. She engages through intimate storytelling, moving harmonies and...
Everyone is Famous by Riot Stage
14 May - 23 May, 2020
PLEASE NOT THIS SHOW HAS BEEN POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. As part of Next Wave Festival. Eleven teenagers wade through the wasteland of the internet, exploring the ways we make ourselves into our own image. The internet is the Wild West. Persona in 2020 is post-ironic, post-truth, post and delete, pre-apocalypse and politically charged. It is freeing, it is...
Parallel Effect by Daz Chandler
14 May - 30 May, 2020
PLEASE NOT THIS SHOW HAS BEEN POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. As part of Next Wave Festival Travel through a thrilling vortex to a parallel realm where history as we know it has been disrupted and flipped on its head. Dive through a wormhole to a parallel dimension where scientific, social and political consensus on the Greenhouse Effect in the 1970s and 1980s was...
ORA | mate
26 May - 31 May, 2020
PLEASE NOT THIS SHOW HAS BEEN POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. As part of Next Wave Festival An interdisciplinary theatre work exploring the ways Indigenous and non-Indigenous knowledge systems can co-function in the face of exploited land. In 1886, Aotearoa’s Mount Tarawera erupted. Indigenous understandings take the eruption as punishment for the exploitation of...
CHILDREN ARE STINKY by Circus Trick Tease
11 Jul - 12 Jul, 2020
PLEASE NOTE THIS SHOW HAS BEEN POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. Having toured the world, garnering five star reviews with sold out shows, this award winning and captivating show is a hit for both adults and children alike. “This show has it all” The List, UK Set in the 1990s with plenty of in-jokes and a cleverly choreographed nostalgic mash-ups, parents are in for a rollicking...
GLASS by Rawcus with Marc Brew
15 Jul - 19 Jul, 2020
Internationally renowned choreographer Marc Brew teams up with the inimitable Rawcus Ensemble in new dance theatre work, GLASS. Fifteen diverse performers negotiate a constantly evolving performance space supported by the immersive sound of Jethro Woodward. Delving into dynamics of power, restriction, tenacity and ambition, this new work interrogates invisible edges, boundaries and...
SECURITY by Michele Lee. Directed by Bridget Balodis
5 Aug - 15 Aug, 2020
Stand. Watch. Protect. Repeat – but what happens when it all goes to shit? Working security is a shit-fight most days. It’s the female security guards at Thompson Security – Naz, Tribe and Joey – who work on the front-lines to keep it all in line. But when shit hits the fan, and the ‘team stud’ sexually assaults a wealthy female client, Naz, Tribe and Joey can’t muster the...