Darebin Arts’ Speakeasy is a year-round independent arts program. Now in its sixth 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. If you are a performance artist and would like to find out more, please visit our Performance Development page.
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Darebin Arts Speakeasy 2019 Season
30 Jan - 30 Nov, 2019
Are you ready for Darebin Arts Speakeasy 2019 Season? It sure is a dazzler! Let's Take Over programmes The Réveillon A riot, a rebellion, a festival. The Réveillon is a one-time only, four-hour festival held at the Northcote Town Hall Arts Centre delivered to you by nine 15-25 year old emerging artists. Saturday 2 March, 2019. Entirely produced and programmed by 9 incredible young...
DEADLY FUNNY 2019 - presented by the Melbourne International Comedy Festival
23 Mar, 2019
Melbourne International Comedy Festival and Darebin Arts Speakeasy presents DEADLY FUNNY 2019 Cheeky and loud, black and proud, Melbourne International Comedy Festival’s national comedy competition unearths the freshest and funniest Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander talent from across the country. National workshops/heats kick off in September 2018 hosted by some of the country’s...
Whale by Fleur Kilpatrick and directed by Katrina Cornwell
1 May - 11 May, 2019
WORLD PREMIERE Here's what you need to know: The ocean is rising. We caused it. We’re going to fix it but someone has to die. Can you imagine a world where political inaction and climate change has brought the earth to the point of catastrophe? How did we let it get this bad? Could anything have been done about it? Or was it inevitable? Whale is a participatory new work where the...
THE CABIN! By Joseph O’Farrell (JOF)
3 Jul - 13 Jul, 2019
THE CABIN! is a horror show written by kids, for adults. Part David Lynch thriller, part Fright Night drive-in flick, everything from the set to characters and sound effects has been designed by primary school students for adult audiences in this gory spectacular! Created by internationally acclaimed artist JOF, in collaboration with over 200 primary school students from the UK and...
I SEE YOU LIKE THIS by Jessica Wilson with Matilda Woodroofe
13 Jul - 14 Jul, 2019
How does your child see you? Give them the camera, and find out. Often the reluctant subjects of their parent’s cameras; children are asked to smile, look natural, stay still and come in closer. I See You Like This turns the camera around, children become the art director and their adults the subject. Through this new lens, what will the child’s imagination reveal? Intimate,...
You Should Be Dancing by Everybody NOW!
20 Sep - 22 Sep, 2019
Darebin Arts Speakeasy and Everybody NOW! present You Should Be Dancing - two special shows to ensure all of Darebin is on its feet! Bring the whole family to You Should Be Dancing MINIS a show to get the tiny tots and their adults grooving! Grab your friends, lovers, fellow party people and come along to You Should Be Dancing the night time show. This is your invitation to...
A Normal Child by Disability Slapstick Plan and Ridiculusmus
22 Oct - 2 Nov, 2019
If there is a new normal, everyone's crazy and nobody's ill. An epic narrative of vast and imperfect comedic proportions, A Normal Child navigates the intricacies of disability representation in a daring, funny, and complex work. Examining the right to begin and end life from the perspective of the disability sector. The show tackles issues of euthanasia, sex, abortion and IVF through an...
Taking the Waters by Lemony S Puppet Theatre
20 Nov - 30 Nov, 2019
Three sisters gather together after many years apart. One of them is dying. In this complex world, old patterns of behaviour play out, old wounds are re-exposed and ultimately, a new reality where three becomes two must be found. Created in collaboration with internationally celebrated artist Kyoko Imazu, singer-songwriter Susannah Espie and Lemony S Puppet Theatre, Taking the Waters is...