What's on at Darebin Arts
ARCHIMEDES WAR by Melissa Reeves. Directed by Susie Dee
10 Aug - 20 Aug, 2021
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 afflictions. ARCHIMEDES WAR is a dark comedy exploring the frightening...
SECURITY by Michele Lee. Directed by Ra Chapman
29 Sep - 9 Oct, 2021
Stand. Watch. Protect. Repeat – but what happens when it all goes to shit? Working security is a 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 the shit hits the fan when they witness the sexual assault of a wealthy female client. So life, and work, goes on. Same drill but different...
NO MORE SUGAR, NO MORE TEA by Richard J Frankland
26 Oct - 30 Oct, 2021
NO MORE SUGAR, NO MORE TEA is a contemporary opera exploring the changes that take place when life is decimated by war: people become fringe dwellers, homeless, impoverished, and cultural authority is smashed to pieces. Told through letters from First Nations women during the First World War to their husbands and sons on the front, NO MORE SUGAR, NO MORE TEA navigates a time of heightened...