What are beginnings? How did we begin ? How did this, all this, start ? 'Sorry, could we start again ?'
BEGINNINGS explores the way we begin our lives, careers, and journeys to find who we are as creatives, friends, human beings. The performance brings together a combination of semi-autobiographical recollections and truthful exasperations.
BEGINNINGS invites you to explore where you came from, and how you can keep holding on to that: you know ? this feeling of starting afresh, the blissful vertigo of the new page, the blank canvas, the empty stage.
To re-invent oneself and be able to begin again,
BEGINNINGS was created through a devised process in which the entire cast and crew was involved. Each member was invited to respond, improvise, write, and create choreographic sequences that engaged with the notion and experience of beginnings, new starts and second chances. The process was largely based on workshopping and collective collaboration, allowing for trial and errors and playful experimentation. BEGINNINGS involves a collective thought-experiment, a shared experience, but seen through the lenses of many individual perspectives.
Trigger warning: coarse language, mention and reference of bullying, sexual assault, substance abuse, birthing and death, mental illness and physical injury, self harm and themes of religion.
Devised by: Chloé Déchery and cast
Director: Chloé Déchery
Cast: Luke Denver, Tori-Lee Featon, Chelsea George, Jennifer Gray, CJ Moussa, Mitchell Lee, Cooper Savides, Kaitlin Walsh, Adam Watt, Eli Tardent-Tong
Production and Stage Manager: Tod Johnston & Maya Ascaino
Lighting Design team: Ashton Low, Ryley Knight, Brody Blackman
Lighting Operator: Kate Walker
Sound Operator: Maya Ascaino
Crew: Lucia McAlister
Front of House managers: Kaitlin Walsh, William Phillips
Costume design led by: Tod Jonhston
Set design led by: Maya Ascaino
Date: Thursday 08 - Saturday 10 June 2023, Nightly at 7pm, Saturday 10 June, Matinee at 2pm
Location: Building 29 Theatre G04
University of Wollongong
Phone: 02 4221 4354
For more information, please see the TAEM Performance website
Please be advised that this production has a COVID-Safe plan in place to reduce risk of potential virus transmission. If you are unwell or displaying cold and flu type symptoms, including coughing, you will not be permitted entry. Refunds will be issued if you are unwell and unable to attend.
No tickets will be available at the door - all tickets must be purchased through this site.
For any feedback or concerns please contact the event organiser.