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Due to the developing COVID-19 situation, we're postponing the Perth season of Enlightenment. But, we'll be back when it...
30/06/2021

Due to the developing COVID-19 situation, we're postponing the Perth season of Enlightenment. But, we'll be back when it's safe and legal to travel. In the mean time, stay safe, take care, and thanks for all your support

There's six days to go on our fundraising campaign to bring Enlightenment to Perth and we're half way there. Can you hel...
24/06/2021

There's six days to go on our fundraising campaign to bring Enlightenment to Perth and we're half way there. Can you help get us over the line? tinyurl.com/supportenlightenment

Tickets are now on sale for the Perth season of The Enlightenment of the Siddhartha Gautama Buddha and the Encounter wit...
17/06/2021
Enlightenment

Tickets are now on sale for the Perth season of The Enlightenment of the Siddhartha Gautama Buddha and the Encounter with the Monkey King, Great Sage, Equal of Heaven 悉達多•高達摩菩薩成佛記之巧遇齊天大聖孫悟空, aka Enlightenment!
https://www.ptt.wa.gov.au/venues/state-theatre-centre-of-wa/whats-on/enlightenment/

A 'subversive' and 'super-fun' show written by Perth's own Joe Paradise Lui, Enlightement reimagines two towering figures of Chinese Buddhist mythology as young women in contemporary Australia.
Performed in English with Mandarin surtitles | 表演用中文字幕

And don't forget, there's still time to donate to our fundraising campaign for the tour: https://tinyurl.com/supportenlightenment

The most important human being ever born. The most powerful creature ever to exist. Somewhere in our city, they’re about to hook up.

"This outlandish adaptation rides high on a synergy of cultural energies and performance styles. Enlightenment has impor...
26/05/2021

"This outlandish adaptation rides high on a synergy of cultural energies and performance styles. Enlightenment has important things to say to the contemporary moment. It’s also super fun."
- Sydney Morning Herald
35 days left to support our Journey to the West (ie. the fundraising campaign to take Enlightenment to Perth 😉)
check it out here: https://tinyurl.com/supportenlightenment
📷 Devika Bilimoria

"The Enlightenment of the Siddhartha Gautama Buddha, and the Encounter with the Monkey King - Great Sage, Equal of Heave...
19/05/2021

"The Enlightenment of the Siddhartha Gautama Buddha, and the Encounter with the Monkey King - Great Sage, Equal of Heaven" by Joe Paradise Lui, is heading to Perth, and we need your help to raise $10,000.
Please consider supporting our Journey to the West 😏 (this is a really great Monkey King themed joke!!) by making a tax deductible donation at the link below.

https://tinyurl.com/supportenlightenment

Enlightenment by Joe Paradise Lui closed its Melbourne season almost a month ago, and in July it will tour to Joe's home...
14/05/2021

Enlightenment by Joe Paradise Lui closed its Melbourne season almost a month ago, and in July it will tour to Joe's home city of Perth! If you made it to the show, please consider donating to the crowd funding campaign to help cover the costs of touring. It's a great opportunity to support artists who are working to bring diverse stories to our stages. We need more of it, and we could use your help to make it happen ❤️
Donate here: https://tinyurl.com/supportenlightenment

‘Elbow Room’s Enlightenment is a triumph. It’s clever, its dark, it’s fun and it’s exactly the kind of theatre that the ...
18/03/2021
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‘Elbow Room’s Enlightenment is a triumph. It’s clever, its dark, it’s fun and it’s exactly the kind of theatre that the best Melbourne indie theatremakers are renowned for.’

Limited tix available for ENLIGHTENMENT this Friday and Saturday here: https://www.darebinarts.com.au/whats-on/enlightenment-by-joe-paradise-lui-produced-by-elbow-room

If you'd like to support our team in making ENLIGHTENMENT happen in Perth, please take a moment to donate to our fundraiser here: https://cpaus.force.com/artists/s/project/a2E6F000003YspaUAC/enlightenment-2021-perth-tour

Elbow Room xx

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For those who are fans of Enlightenment, fans of Elbow Room, fans of supporting independent art, please support us in ta...
17/03/2021

For those who are fans of Enlightenment, fans of Elbow Room, fans of supporting independent art, please support us in taking the show to Perth!

By supporting this project, you’ll be enabling Australian artists to embark on their first national tour since COVID hit in 2020. You’ll allow diverse artists to present a work of tremendous personal significance. You’ll inspire a generation of theatre makers from diverse backgrounds to believe there is space for them on the Australian stage.

If you have the means, please donate to our fundraiser: https://cpaus.force.com/artists/s/project/a2E6F000003YspaUAC/enlightenment-2021-perth-tour

We’re very pleased that ‘The Enlightenment of the Siddhartha Gautama Buddha’ has received a glowing review from Melbourn...
15/03/2021

We’re very pleased that ‘The Enlightenment of the Siddhartha Gautama Buddha’ has received a glowing review from Melbourne’s The Age newspaper.

We thank the reviewer for his attention and enthusiasm, and encourage you to read it, but offer this advisory: In the script, and in the production, the character that Emily Tomlins plays is at times named Tripitaka. The review, however, describes Emily’s character as ‘Buddha’. This is not accurate.

You can read the full review here: https://www.smh.com.au/culture/theatre/subversive-take-on-a-chinese-classic-is-seriously-fun-20210314-p57akb.html

Tickets to ENLIGHTENMENT (till 20 March):
https://www.darebinarts.com.au/whats-on/enlightenment-by-joe-paradise-lui-produced-by-elbow-roomWe

The Monkey King 🐵 👑 has come to Melbourne and this is your one chance to see the legend in the flesh. Tickets to the fir...
09/03/2021

The Monkey King 🐵 👑 has come to Melbourne and this is your one chance to see the legend in the flesh.

Tickets to the first show of ENLIGHTENMENT tomorrow have SOLD OUT!

It’s all happening. It’s gonna be great. If you haven’t gotten in on the action yet then you probs should 👀 Tickets: bit.ly/enlightenment2021

A lil’ sneak peak from rehearsal 👀 Yes, our crews rocking facial expressions for dayssssENLIGHTENMENT premieres next wee...
08/03/2021

A lil’ sneak peak from rehearsal 👀 Yes, our crews rocking facial expressions for dayssss

ENLIGHTENMENT premieres next week at Northcote Town Hall 😎Trust us - you don’t wanna miss out 🥳

Get your tix via this link: bit.ly/enlightenment2021

3 MORE DAYS TILL THE PREMIERE OF 'THE ENLIGHTENMENT OF THE SIDDHARTHA GAUTAMA BUDDHA AND THE ENCOUNTER WITH THE MONKEY K...
07/03/2021

3 MORE DAYS TILL THE PREMIERE OF 'THE ENLIGHTENMENT OF THE SIDDHARTHA GAUTAMA BUDDHA AND THE ENCOUNTER WITH THE MONKEY KING, GREAT SAGE, EQUAL OF HEAVEN' (long name, we know). 😱 Get prepared folks. This is gonna be big.

Haven't gotten tickets yet? Click here: bit.ly/enlightenment2021

06/03/2021
The Monkey Kiiinngggg!!!!!!!

“My first encounter with The Monkey King might’ve been in my mother’s womb.” 👑 That’s a true Asian right there.

The one and only Monkey King played by the one and only Merlynn Tong.

FOUR DAYS TILL THE PREMIERE OF ENLIGHTENMENT 😱 Get your tix today: bit.ly/enlightenment2021

05/03/2021
The Buddha

The Buddha played by the delightful Alice Qin. ENLIGHTENMENT this 10 - 20 March: bit.ly/enlightenment2021

A massive thank you to all the people behind the scenes. Pictured below is our amazing:🙊 Stage manager Finn🤖 The Mighty ...
04/03/2021

A massive thank you to all the people behind the scenes. Pictured below is our amazing:

🙊 Stage manager Finn
🤖 The Mighty Marcel
🐒 Production and AV assistance Hardik

We love you all (including the amazing peeps who aren't pictured here!)

❤️ GIVEAWAY TIME ❤️We asked Joe Paradise Lui what his fave memory of The Monkey King is. Yes, the writer, sound, and lig...
03/03/2021

❤️ GIVEAWAY TIME ❤️

We asked Joe Paradise Lui what his fave memory of The Monkey King is. Yes, the writer, sound, and lighting designer of ENLIGHTENMENT likes The Monkey King because of its presence of alcohol. We respect that.

💯 Comment below your fave memory of The Monkey King to be in to win a double pass to see the show!

*TnC’s apply 🎥 Comp will end Thursday 4 March 11:59 AEST

03/03/2021
Handsome brad

Handsome Brad played by John Marc. Get your tickets to ENLIGHTENMENT today: bit.ly/enlightenment2021

28/02/2021
Steveeeeee

STEVE PLAYED BY CONOR

Enlightenment this 10-20 March. Get your tickets here: bit.ly/enlightenment2021

25/02/2021
Tripitaka

Yeah, Emily's pretty cool. Get your tix to enlightenment today: bit.ly/enlightenment2021

巴丢草's political artworks have "unmasked the lies of the Chinese regime, raised awareness for pro-democracy protests in H...
17/02/2021

巴丢草's political artworks have "unmasked the lies of the Chinese regime, raised awareness for pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong, and exposed the Chinese Communist Party’s censorship of the coronavirus pandemic."

One of the most popular and prolific political artists from China, 'Enlightenment' will feature illustrations by renowned artist and activist 巴丢草 (@badiucao ). His work has been featured by
Amnesty International, Freedom House, BBC, CNN and China Digital Times and exhibited in Australia, America and Italy.

In 2019, his first international solo exhibition in Hong Kong was cancelled due to the threats of the Chinese Government, and before the exhibition premiered, the artist's identity was compromised. Badiucao went completely silent for seven months before returning back to the public with his documentary, China's Artful Dissident. It was also here that he removed his mask, and revealed his identity for the first time.

Tickets to ENLIGHTENMENT on sale now: bit.ly/enlightenment2021

Get your tickets here: bit.ly/enlightenment2021
14/02/2021

Get your tickets here: bit.ly/enlightenment2021

11/02/2021
Enlightenment

Blessing y'all just in time for Lunar New Year. Get your tickets now: bit.ly/enlightenment2021

The most important human being ever born. The most powerful creature ever to exist. Somewhere in our city, they’re about...
04/02/2021

The most important human being ever born. The most powerful creature ever to exist. Somewhere in our city, they’re about to hook up.

Sid’s life is objectively perfect, but utterly empty. Meanwhile, Sage hustles every waking minute against encroaching poverty and desperation. When they meet and fall in love, it’ll change the world.

Singapore-born, Perth-based artist Joe Paradise Lui returns to the towering stories of his childhood, reimagining the young prince Siddhartha, and the magical Monkey from ‘Journey to the West’ as young women in contemporary Australia.

‘Enlightenment’ is a dark, hilarious, and moving parable from one of Australia’s true renegade artists. Stay tuned for tickets - you don’t wanna miss out on this one.

📸 by Pia Johnson

Writer friends! n-SCRIBE, Darebin's annual literary magazine, is looking for submissions!Writers receive a fee of $100 f...
08/10/2020
Darebin Arts

Writer friends! n-SCRIBE, Darebin's annual literary magazine, is looking for submissions!

Writers receive a fee of $100 for work that is published.

Work of all styles, genres, themes and topics welcome!

Submissions are open to any writers with a connection to Darebin.

Submissions close Monday 12 October 2020 at 6pm.

For more info or to submit your work: https://www.darebinarts.com.au/current-programs/n-scribe-2020/

CLOSING SOON! Submissions to n-SCRIBE 2020 close on Monday!

✅ any style or genre
✅ any topic
✅ any level of experience
✅ $100 writers fee for published work

Submit your writing now!

https://www.darebinarts.com.au/current-programs/n-scribe-2020/

Writers:We are offering you the opportunity to hear your work read by professional actors at our online development sess...
13/06/2020

Writers:
We are offering you the opportunity to hear your work read by professional actors at our online development sessions.

Theatre makers will engage with your work to assist you to better articulate the central questions and assess its potential relationship with the audience.

For more info or to submit your script:
http://www.elbowroomproductions.com/opportunities.html

Image: Tamiah Bantum and Maurial Spearim in We Get It 2015
Photographer: Sarah Walker

Calling all writers!We have just launched our newest program, offering writers the opportunity to participate in paid de...
09/06/2020

Calling all writers!
We have just launched our newest program, offering writers the opportunity to participate in paid development sessions where professional actors and theatre makers engage with their work. Readings will occur online. We're looking for scripts that investigate a diversity of perspectives and experiences. The program is designed to assist writers to better articulate the central questions of their work and assess its potential relationship with their audience.

For more info or to submit your script:
http://www.elbowroomproductions.com/opportunities.html
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Did you miss Joe Paradise Lui talking on ABC Radio National? In Michael Cathcart's words, "it's an absolute knockout!" Listen from 28 mins for a short reading. Now playing until 20 March at Northcote Town Hall Arts Centre, presented by Darebin Arts Speakeasy as part of FUSE Darebin. https://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/the-stage-show/john-bell-one-man-in-his-time-enlightenment-joe-lui-harry-potter/13220702 Elbow Room
Melbourne theatremakers Elbow Room are offering writers the opportunity to participate in paid development sessions where professional actors and theatre makers engage with their work. Elbow Room values a diversity of perspectives and experiences. The program is designed to assist writers to better articulate the central questions of their work and assess its potential relationship with their audience. For more info or to submit your script: http://www.elbowroomproductions.com/opportunities.html Image credit: Tamiah Bantum and Maurial Spearim in We Get It (2015) image by Sarah Walker
💜💜 We want to see your work not just with us and Voiceworks but all over! 💜💜 👉 Young Playwrights, apply for a spot in our Toolkits: Regional Playwriting program in partnership with Country Arts SA and Carclew! Featuring Jessica Bellamy! (29 Jun) https://expressmedia.org.au/…/toolkits-regional-playwriting/ 👉 Young digital aficionados, learn to craft stories that whoop and whirl through our Toolkits: Digital Storytelling program with Rory Green! (Jun 29) https://expressmedia.org.au/…/toolkits-digital-storytelling/ 👉 Elbow Room are offering you the opportunity to hear your work read by professional actors at their online development sessions. Call for Writers! http://www.elbowroomproductions.com/opportunities.html?fbclid=IwAR1Iob_DtuuqI6wg_LYxRtv2jueLhugMw1zOvVtYWmZIGMwXltMAOEBdGto 👉 Peril magazine is open for submissions! (15 Sept) https://peril.com.au/contribute/ 👉 Submit your short fiction and poetry to the Booranga Prize! (30 June) https://arts-ed.csu.edu.au/booranga/booranga-prize… 👉 2020 Darebin Mayor's Writing Awards for Young People (30 June) https://www.darebinarts.com.au/whats-on/darebin-mayors-writing-awards-for-young-people/ 👉 Emerging Tasmanian Aboriginal Writers Award 2020 TasWriters the Tasmanian Writers Centre (July 10) https://www.taswriters.org/emerging-tasmanian-aboriginal-writers-award/ 👉 Hunter Gender Alliance are looking for submissions from trans and gender diverse people for their Let’s Talk Stories digital exhibit. (28 June) https://www.huntergenderalliance.org/lets-talk-exhibit 👉 Australian Young Writers Creative Writing Competition, open to all Australian students studying in primary and secondary schools Mental Health Foundation Australia (31 July) https://bit.ly/2WCn8ti 👉 AAWP/UWRF Translators' Prize (31 Jul) http://www.aawp.org.au/news/opportunities/… 👉 KSP Writers' Centre Short Fiction Competition is now open (25 Sept) https://www.kspwriterscentre.com/short-fiction-competition 👉 Aesthetica Magazine's creative writing award is now open for entries! (31 Aug) http://www.aestheticamagazine.com/creative-writing-award 👉 Our mates at Subbed In have a wonderful regularly updating calendar with even more open ops! Be sure to check it out! https://subbed.in/latest/places-to-submit-may-june-2020 👉 Call for Submissions: Earthwords and Artlings (8 Aug) https://eartharts.org.au/programs/storytelling/anthology/ 👉 Red Room Poetry has extended the deadline for the Red Room poetry Objective! (Jul 10) https://redroomcompany.org/projects/poetry-object/ 👉 ACU Prize for Poetry 2020 Competition (6 Jul) https://artsandculture.acu.edu.au/init…/acu-prize-for-poetry 👉 Emerging Writers' Festival Richell Prize is open for entries! (10 Jul) https://emergingwritersfestival.org.au/richell-prize-emer…/…
Melbourne theatre makers Elbow Room are offering writers the opportunity to participate in paid development sessions where professional actors and theatre makers engage with their work. Elbow Room values a diversity of perspectives and experiences. The program is designed to assist writers to better articulate the central questions of their work and assess its potential relationship with their audience. For more info or to submit your script: http://www.elbowroomproductions.com/opportunities.html
Melbourne-based theatre company Elbow Room is offering writers the opportunity to participate in paid development sessions where professional actors and theatre makers engage with their work.
CALL FOR WRITERS: Elbow Room Development Series. Looking for scripts 40min or longer, to be developed in collaboration with actors and theatremakers. Paid opportunity, closes 30 Jun. http://www.elbowroomproductions.com/opportunities.html
[Opportunity] Melbourne theatre makers Elbow Room are offering writers the opportunity to participate in paid development sessions where professional actors and theatre makers engage with their work. Elbow Room values a diversity of perspectives and experiences. The program is designed to assist writers to better articulate the central questions of their work and assess its potential relationship with their audience. ➤For more info or to submit your script: http://www.elbowroomproductions.com/opportunities.html ➤Applications close on 30 June Image credit: Tamiah Bantum and Maurial Spearim in We Get It (2015) 📷 by Sarah Walker
Melbourne theatre makers Elbow Room are offering writers the opportunity to participate in paid development sessions where professional actors and theatre makers engage with your work. For more info or to submit your script visit: elbowroomproductions.com/opportunities.html Image credit: Tamiah Bantum and Maurial Spearim in We Get It (2015) image by Sarah Walker
Hey team. We've had such a good run at Edinburgh Fringe Festival but tonight it's smaller than usual and we have some presenters in. If you were planning on come along to Prehistoric, we'd love to see you tonight. It's at 21:15 at Summerhall!
Nic Holas. What a legend. Niche Darebin Arts Speakeasy - Darebin Arts Sassy Red PR. #ERNiche #Lessthanfourweeks #rehearsalsstartonMonday