Image by Jolanta Morgan
This project is supported by the NSW state government through Create NSW.
2022 TOUR DATES ANNOUNCED
Matriark will touring Urza and the Song in the Dark in the September & October School Holidays! The following dates have been announced with links attached!
26th September - Cowra Civic Centre, Cowra
28th September - Laycock Street Theatre, Gosford
29th September - Spot on Festival, Riverside Parramatta
1st October - Jetty Memorial Theatre, Coffs Harbour
4th October - Grafton Library (TBA)
4th October - Yamba/Maclean (TBA)
7th-8th October - Bondi Pavilion, Bondi Beach (TBA)
Grafton, Yamba/Maclean and Bondi Pavilion have yet to be officially released, please check back in early August for links.
SCARE ON THE AIR
Queensland Theatre & Matriark Theatre
SEASON 2 OF OUR HORROR PODCAST TO BE RELEASED HALLOWEEN 2022!
We are all scared of something. From malevolent creatures in the dark to the pages of a cursed book, there is sure to be a fright waiting for you in the short stories ahead. Written and performed by young writers from across the Australia, this is Eerie Street.
Get more info on the development and young writers below:
Empathy through collaborative storytelling.
Using digital devices, the audience become adventurers, led on a journey of discovery as they photograph, interview, imagine and map the world around them. This information becomes a Codex, a permanent record of the present and a bridge to the future.
THE SECRET WORLD
WALLENDOON STREET, COOTAMUNDRA
11TH-12TH OCT, 2019
Open the door into The Secret World and be immersed in a colourful universe of curious creatures and quirky stories. Created by an ensemble of local young people, this digital and experiential art tour explores their experiences living in the Riverina. Audiences explored Cootamundra by foot discovering interactive art installations and performances while piecing together the untold stories of young people living in the Riverina.
Playful, roaming, shaggy, vibrant, quirky, chilled-out monsters,hanging out in public spaces around Sydney.
Performers in big, shaggy suits move from subtle ritualistic dance in under-appreciated spaces to large, amazingly ostentatious performance moments. The Monstrosities has popped up all over Australia since it was created (get in touch if you'd like to have it at your event!)
THERE IS A TRIBE OF KIDS
CITY OF SYDNEY LIBRARIES 2018-19
Adapted by Matriark Theatre from the book by Lane Smith,
published by Roaring Brook Publishing
A magical combination of live music, shadow puppetry and physical theatre brings to life the story of a boy looking for a place he belongs.
107 Projects Inc &
Old 505 Theatre
The Holy City of GODFACE: built by gods, ruled by gods, populated with gods.
It's an election year and the Prime God will be decided. The competition will be brutal. Featuring fabulous life sized puppetry and physical comedy, GODFACE is political critique at its most animal.
107 Projects &
WOW Children's Festival
A blanket fort. A hairy Oph. A boy left alone.
Mr Boy has lost his twin brother. Pursued by "Them", he sets off on a quest to find him with the aid of new friends and in the face of inescapable opposition. Join Matriark in the mother-of-all blanket forts for a celebration of child logic and the restorative power of the imagination.
MUCH DELL'ARTE ABOUT NOTHING
Lend Lease Theatre Darling Quarter (Monkey Baa Theatre) &
Welcome to the mad, bad, sad world of the Bard... Commedia style!
Much dell’Arte About Nothing is a hilarious mash-up of Shakespeare’s works, presented in the Commedia dell’Arte tradition. Utilising slapstick, masks, stage combat, dance and stock characters, watch familiar Shakespearean references be transformed and invigorated – all with a good dose of irreverence!
Riverside Theatres &
Commedia isn’t dead, it’s alive!
Dark dell’Arte is a gothic reimagining of Commedia dell’Arte, a disembowlingly hilarious, original and punchy satire of Gothic Fiction.
Touring Schools and Venues
Who knew death was so funny?
A punchy traditional Commedia dell'Arte Canovaccio. Pantalone has been given 24 hours to live, now he has to decide who gets his inheritance. The fight is on!
Commedia della Morte is available for school tours ongoing. Get in touch if you're interested in having it at your school.