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The Shift Theatre

The Shift Theatre The Shift Theatre is focused on presenting dynamic works with strong roles for women, both from exis Our aim is to provide a stimulating and collaborative platform for directors, actors and a creative team who share our vision for a vibrant ensemble company and stories that capture the heart and imagination.

Founded in 2009 The Shift Theatre had its inaugural season at The Dog Theatre in Footscray producing two works; the Australian premiere of Nilo Cruz’ Two Sisters and a Piano and Fred by acclaimed Australian playwright Beatrix Christian. With L.Wolf Productions, The Shift Theatre co-produced Lost In Ringwood in 2013. The company have also produced an original Australian work; The Girls in Grey afte

Founded in 2009 The Shift Theatre had its inaugural season at The Dog Theatre in Footscray producing two works; the Australian premiere of Nilo Cruz’ Two Sisters and a Piano and Fred by acclaimed Australian playwright Beatrix Christian. With L.Wolf Productions, The Shift Theatre co-produced Lost In Ringwood in 2013. The company have also produced an original Australian work; The Girls in Grey afte

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Congratulations to #NoExemptions team members, Sophie Woodward and Jacob Battista, for their nomination in this year's G...
09/06/2022

Congratulations to #NoExemptions team members, Sophie Woodward and Jacob Battista, for their nomination in this year's Green Room Awards for their set design with Red Stitch's production, Iphigenia In Splott. Super Creatives!!!

#greenroomawards

The Shift Theatre is very proud that one of our co-artistic directors, Carolyn Bock, has been nominated for Best Perform...
08/06/2022

The Shift Theatre is very proud that one of our co-artistic directors, Carolyn Bock, has been nominated for Best Performer Independent Theatre in this year's Green Room Awards. Bravo Carolyn!
#greenroomawards

If you missed our season here is the On Screen version! Thank you La Mama Theatre and Ruiqi Fu for your amazing work!
11/05/2022

If you missed our season here is the On Screen version! Thank you La Mama Theatre and Ruiqi Fu for your amazing work!

🎥 Following a sold out season at La Mama Courthouse last week, we're thrilled to bring you #NoExemptions On Screen season until May 25. Written by Angela Buckingham, directed by Susie Dee; if you missed out on the live show, here's your chance to catch up.

"Overall, the stage craft is exemplary. ... The increasingly heightened tension ... has been created and delivered perfectly." - Arjun Rajkhowa, ArtsHub

📷 Darren Gill
🎥 Ruiqi Fu
Watch: https://watch.lamama.com.au/programs/noexemptions?categoryId=113655

ID On a scruffy black stage with neon strips behind it crouches a woman with long messy hair and loose dark worn clothing. She looks weary. Behind her crouches a man with dark hair and beard, similarly loose clothing, similarly weary. Overlaid text reads La Mama On Screen, four stars - ArtsHub, four stars Kate Herbert.

Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. To the fabulous actors, creatives, crew, La Mama Theatre team and audiences that have m...
08/05/2022

Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. To the fabulous actors, creatives, crew, La Mama Theatre team and audiences that have made this season of #NoExemptions so impactful.

Please let us know your post-show thoughts and ideas.

#creative #theatre #nextseason

#NoExemptions Deepest thank you to this team of extraordinary creatives. It is a privilege to work with such committed, ...
08/05/2022

#NoExemptions
Deepest thank you to this team of extraordinary creatives.
It is a privilege to work with such committed, talented and fun people.
Last show for this run is this afternoon La Mama Theatre
It's been a blast.

Photo Darren Gill
#lovetheatre #creativeteam #makemagic

Only one show left...Sunday at 4:00pm La Mama Theatre #NoExemptions
07/05/2022

Only one show left...
Sunday at 4:00pm La Mama Theatre
#NoExemptions

Tonight sold out - tomorrow last show...
07/05/2022

Tonight sold out - tomorrow last show...

Big show last night. Only two performances till end of season.#NoExemptionsPlaying tonight 7:30 La Mama Theatre
06/05/2022

Big show last night.
Only two performances till end of season.
#NoExemptions
Playing tonight 7:30 La Mama Theatre

#NoExemptions If not us then who?A rallying cry for change...La Mama Theatre till May 8Photo by Darren Gill#Thisisimport...
06/05/2022

#NoExemptions
If not us then who?
A rallying cry for change...
La Mama Theatre till May 8

Photo by Darren Gill
#Thisisimportant #Somethingtosay #Listen

05/05/2022

Sold out tonight but tickets still available for Saturday and Sunday...
#NoExemptions La Mama Theatre

Last days for a warning about our last days.#NoExemptions playing Friday, Saturday, Sunday La Mama Theatre
05/05/2022

Last days for a warning about our last days.
#NoExemptions playing Friday, Saturday, Sunday La Mama Theatre

Seriously - get yourself to the theatre...#NoExemptionsLa Mama Theatre till May 8thPhoto by Darren Gill#Theatreiscommuni...
04/05/2022

Seriously - get yourself to the theatre...
#NoExemptions
La Mama Theatre till May 8th

Photo by Darren Gill
#Theatreiscommunity #Climatecrisis #Actors

Time is ticking...#NoExemptions performances till May 8La Mama Theatre #Urgentaction #Runningoutoftime #Climateart
04/05/2022

Time is ticking...
#NoExemptions performances till May 8
La Mama Theatre

#Urgentaction #Runningoutoftime #Climateart

Tomorrow night 6:30pm at La Mama Theatre Courthouse#NoExemptionsPhoto by Darren Gill#Climatecrisis #Theatre+Politics #Gr...
03/05/2022

Tomorrow night 6:30pm at La Mama Theatre Courthouse
#NoExemptions

Photo by Darren Gill
#Climatecrisis #Theatre+Politics #Greatactors

#NoExemptions at La Mama Theatre until May 8th#Climatetheatre #greatacting #theatrefornow
02/05/2022

#NoExemptions at La Mama Theatre until May 8th

#Climatetheatre #greatacting #theatrefornow

Paul and Maria #NoExemptionsPlaying till May 8th - don't miss...La Mama TheatrePhoto by Darren Gill#Greatactors #Theatre...
02/05/2022

Paul and Maria
#NoExemptions
Playing till May 8th - don't miss...
La Mama Theatre

Photo by Darren Gill
#Greatactors #Theatreisback #Lovelamama

#NoExemptions Beautiful moments in extreme story...La Mama Theatre playing till May 8thPhoto by Darren Gill#Actorsatwork...
01/05/2022

#NoExemptions
Beautiful moments in extreme story...
La Mama Theatre playing till May 8th

Photo by Darren Gill
#Actorsatwork #Powerfultheatre #climatechangeart

Tonight's sold out but don't miss #NoExemptionsPlaying till May8th La Mama TheatrePhoto by Darren Gill#womenstheatre #gr...
30/04/2022

Tonight's sold out but don't miss #NoExemptions
Playing till May8th La Mama Theatre

Photo by Darren Gill
#womenstheatre #greatactors #climatecrisis

Thank you to the fabulous audiences that make live theatre magic. Last night was really special - a shared community mom...
30/04/2022

Thank you to the fabulous audiences that make live theatre magic. Last night was really special - a shared community moment. Tonight is sold out but do come be part of #NoExemptions
Playing @LaMama till May 8

High stakes. #NoExemptionsOn tonight La Mama Theatre CourthousePhoto by Darren Gill#theatreforourtimes #womenstheatre #g...
29/04/2022

High stakes. #NoExemptions
On tonight La Mama Theatre Courthouse

Photo by Darren Gill
#theatreforourtimes #womenstheatre #greatactors

And we're up! Thanks to our magnificent team!
28/04/2022

And we're up! Thanks to our magnificent team!

#NoExemptions opening TONIGHT!!! 7:30pmUrgent, full throttle theatre...La Mama Theatre #politicaltheatre #climatechanget...
28/04/2022

#NoExemptions opening TONIGHT!!! 7:30pm
Urgent, full throttle theatre...
La Mama Theatre

#politicaltheatre #climatechangetheatre #powerfultheatre

Watch this: great actors, gripping story, theatre for our time...#NoExemptions Preview now on...La Mama Theatre
27/04/2022

Watch this: great actors, gripping story, theatre for our time...
#NoExemptions Preview now on...
La Mama Theatre

27/04/2022

Revolutionaries are not
ordinary people.
#NoExemptions

#NoExemptions dress rehearsal tonight! Tomorrow preview...Get your tickets.La Mama Theatre
26/04/2022

#NoExemptions dress rehearsal tonight! Tomorrow preview...
Get your tickets.
La Mama Theatre

So much thought, so much care, so much work...Susie Dee - a true creative - has shaped a phenomenal theatre piece with #...
26/04/2022

So much thought, so much care, so much work...
Susie Dee - a true creative - has shaped a phenomenal theatre piece with #NoExemptions
Opens 28th April La Mama Theatre

26/04/2022

We can't have more disorder.

#NoExemptions

Bumping IN! #NoExemptions feeling real...La Mama Theatre #somethingexciting #climatetheatre #womenstheatre
25/04/2022

Bumping IN! #NoExemptions feeling real...
La Mama Theatre

#somethingexciting #climatetheatre #womenstheatre

Still smiling.  Look closer.#NoExemptions28th April to 8th May La Mama Theatre
25/04/2022

Still smiling. Look closer.
#NoExemptions
28th April to 8th May La Mama Theatre

24/04/2022

It was an accident.

#NoExemptions

Thinking about theatre?Come see #NoExemptions La Mama Theatre  28th April till 8th May
24/04/2022

Thinking about theatre?

Come see #NoExemptions
La Mama Theatre 28th April till 8th May

24/04/2022

I am a fun person. I make the best out of every situation. There is no best to be made here.

#NoExemptions

23/04/2022

Maybe this system needs a little mutiny, a touch of revolution, a whiff of loot and burn...

#NoExemptions

Working hard. Rehearsing well.#NoExemptionsLa Mama Theatre 28th April to 8th May
23/04/2022

Working hard. Rehearsing well.

#NoExemptions
La Mama Theatre 28th April to 8th May

Watching Susie Dee direct, craft a work is a privilege. #NoExemptions opening April 28th La Mama Theatre
22/04/2022

Watching Susie Dee direct, craft a work is a privilege.
#NoExemptions opening April 28th La Mama Theatre

It's the one.#NoExemptions La Mama Theatre 28th April to 8th May 2022
22/04/2022

It's the one.

#NoExemptions La Mama Theatre
28th April to 8th May 2022

21/04/2022

Are you threatening me?

#NoExemptions

21/04/2022

The definition of a job is a "ration getting mechanism".

#NoExemptions

One week to go...Don't miss out on your theatre tickets...#NoExemptionsLa Mama Theatre
21/04/2022

One week to go...
Don't miss out on your theatre tickets...
#NoExemptions
La Mama Theatre

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Our aim is to provide a stimulating and collaborative platform for directors, actors and a creative team who share our vision for a vibrant ensemble company and stories that capture the heart and imagination. Founded in 2009 The Shift Theatre had its inaugural season at The Dog Theatre in Footscray producing two works; the Australian premiere of Nilo Cruz’ Two Sisters and a Piano and Fred by acclaimed Australian playwright Beatrix Christian. With L.Wolf Productions, The Shift Theatre co-produced Lost In Ringwood in 2013. The company have also produced an original Australian work; The Girls in Grey after successful creative development at La Mama Theatre in 2010, and performances at The Shrine of Remembrance in 2011 as part of Education Week. The Girls in Grey had a season at Theatre Works in St Kilda in 2012, a regional tour of Victoria in 2013, a tour of N.S.W. and Victoria in 2014 and W.A. in 2015. The Shift Theatre’s new work Hallowed Ground – Women Doctors in War had a season at La Mama in Carlton in 2018, toured to Adelaide Fringe Festival and regional Victoria in 2019 and will be performed at this year’s Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Tickets here: http://armyatthefringe.org/hallowed-ground/

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💨 War-Rak/Banksia Festival: Sublime Happenings 30 groups of artists present you the works that both hails the new and invokes the spirit of all that has come before. Programs include: Fix You by Ruth Katerelos Gamelan Dan Anda by Jeremy Dullard WOMB by Olivia Lucia and Isabel Knight Rebirthing After Divorce by Koraly Dimitriadis The Mud Goddess (Dewi Lumpur) by Mainteater (Bandung-Melbourne) Aphanisis by The Shift Theatre Drive-by Paradise by PONY CAM Sustain by Alison Richards and Kaira Hachefa Blaxcellence: HAHA Night presented by Nostalgic Events & VicHealth Ashes by KROWS BAR KABARET ---- Full program at https://lamama.com.au/sublime-happenings/ #vivalamama #warrakfestival #warrakbanksiafestival #lamamahq #sublimehappenings
🗓️Dec.9 War-rak/Banksia Festival OPENING NIGHT🎇 Introducing the incredible lineup of the night: Ajak Kwai The Merindas Izy Lost in Ringwood presented by The Shift Theatre Oblique Strategies: There Are Things that Fire Can’t Reach Oblique Strategies _ band butterfly soupe Aya Taur Good Luck Omen Opening Night is a chance to kick-off the festival by marking and rejoicing in La Mama’s long-awaited rebirth, tickets for the whole evening from 5 pm – 11 pm are FREE and available at https://lamama.com.au/war-rak-banksia-festival-opening-night/ 🚨Tickets are VERY limited so make sure to book early!
And we are beyond thrilled to be working with The Shift Theatre !!
That’s a wrap from all of us at [email protected] this year. Thanks to everyone who came to see our shows or just visited us for food and drink. Thanks to Dead Equal, The Shift Theatre, Creative Electric, Bomb Happy at Edinburgh Fringe and Unicorns, Almost for their amazing shows. To all the army personnel who helped throughout the run, Summerhall for their support and our producer Jordan Blackwood. See you all next year!
That’s a wrap from all of us at [email protected] this year. Thanks to everyone who came to see our shows or just visited us for food and drink. Thanks to Dead Equal, The Shift Theatre, Creative Electric, Bomb Happy at Edinburgh Fringe and Unicorns, Almost for their amazing shows. To all the army personnel who helped throughout the run, Summerhall for their support and our producer Jordan Blackwood. See you all next year!
Army at The Fringe We’re sad to say today is the last day of of this year’s [email protected] The good news it you still have today to see our FIVE STAR shows.... Hallowed Ground by The Shift Theatre Bomb Happy at Edinburgh Fringe Dead Equal The Happiness Project by Creative Electric And Unicorns, Almost Thanks to Summerhall for their support.
We’re sad to say today is the last day of of this year’s [email protected] The good news it you still have today to see our FIVE STAR shows.... Hallowed Ground by The Shift Theatre Bomb Happy at Edinburgh Fringe Dead Equal The Happiness Project by Creative Electric And Unicorns, Almost Thanks to Summerhall for their support.
Army at The Fringe VENUE 210 The Shift Theatre 'Hallowed Ground' http://armyatthefringe.org/hallowed-ground/
Here’s a great piece on Hallowed Ground by The Shift Theatre One of the fantastic shows at the year’s [email protected] Fringe. I you haven’t seen it yet, there still time! http://fringereview.co.uk/edinburgh-fringe-2/edinburgh-fringe/2019/australian-actors-tribute-to-inspirational-wwi-scottish-woman-doctor/
"I absolutely loved #BombHappy @EverwitchTC it’s an #EdFringe must see - the verbatim text from D Day veterans is gut wrenching & the performances utterly compelling & skilful - these Yorkshire lads bloody nailed it 👌🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿👌🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿❤️#MakeYourFringe @ArmyatTheFringe" Thanks to Verity Charlton of The Shift Theatre for this great review of Bomb Happy #DDay75 :) Army at The Fringe VENUE 210 SUNDAY 18th August: Half price tickets available for today's show (15.40) from the Half Price Hut on Princes Street!
Come and spend your Sunday evening at [email protected] and see Hallowed Ground by The Shift Theatre If you’re not sure what to expect, here’s their latest FOUR STAR review. The show starts at 5.20. https://broadwaybaby.com/shows/hallowed-ground-women-doctors-in-war/746933
Look what we spotted this lunchtime! Dead Equal Creative Electric Bomb Happy at Edinburgh Fringe Unicorns, Almost The Shift Theatre Summerhall The Army in Scotland