The Curators

Theatre & Performance

Bring GHOSTS Alive!

GHOSTS by Henrik Ibsen.

In this mythic, supernova staging of one woman’s journey to save her son, extraordinary Brisbane creatives ricochet GHOSTS back into glorious life.

This is a clash of the gods!

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The Curators are independent, professional artists working together in Brisbane to bring new life to classical theatre. In our first two years we have staged Chekhov, Shakespeare and bold, contemporary work. In this brave new production of GHOSTS, we fuse the old world with the new.

Ibsen’s powerhouse play is reawakened as a culture war. It shatters belief systems, unleashing a war on complicity, sexism and fake morality. Helene Alving, one of the greatest female roles written, rides into battle like a Valkyrie possessed in the defense of her own child.

The Curators hurl highly theatricalised, mythic story onto the stage for audiences interested in truth, revelation and redemption. Our audiences come from diverse communities in Brisbane – people interested in theatre that makes a difference.

The Curators put women centre stage. We celebrate diversity. We explode the theatrical grenade.

Beginning on 19 July, 2019 for 11 performances only over a 3 week season, GHOSTS comes alive.

GHOSTS is incredibly relevant today. It is one of the first plays deliberately written to emancipate women from stereotyped male/female relationships. For this reason it is considered one of the great plays in the canon.

It provokes us all to question how we deal with our partners, how we raise our children, defining motherly love, what is parental responsibility, how we live an honest life.

GHOSTS is an emotional, muscle workout for audiences and actors alike.

Support us if you believe in nurturing the growth of truly excellent theatre in Brisbane: theatre that mentors, encourages, facilitates, debates, drives, dreams and excels.

Like any other start up organisation striving to offer employment we need your support. Our goal is to raise $5500 towards costs. Whilst ticket sales raise revenue, they only go part way. Support the ongoing development of midcareer professional Brisbane artists who are nurturing emerging artists and enabling senior artists to make theatre that matters.

Your generous donation will be used to supplement ticket sales, going towards paying actors’ and creatives’ fees, venue rental, set, costumes, lighting and sound realisation and other costs.

Your help will support the ongoing skill development of independent professional artists who choose to remain in Brisbane and be a part of its burgeoning creative sector – actors, directors, writers, designers and producers.

The result will be a tour de force production of international standing, capable of interstate and international touring.

The Curators stages the highest quality performance that can change peoples lives.

Your donation can help make this happen.

So much more information can be found at www.curators.com.au or www.facebook.com/thecuratorsbrisbane or www.instagram.com/thecuratorsbrisbane

As we enter an exciting, new stage of The Curators’ development, your donation will grow GHOSTS and plant another seed for our future dreaming.

Bring GHOSTS Alive!

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The Curators are independent, Brisbane based professional artists working together to bring new life to classical theatre. Our name is derived from a broad take on the concept of curation, a word born of the Latin for “one who cares”. Because we do.

The Curators began in August 2017 with a production of Anton Chekhov’s Uncle Vanya, the first professional production of the play staged in Brisbane for 86 years. In May last year, The Curators staged Amanda McErlean’s exciting provocative one woman show about middle aged loneliness and depression, The Quighting Time, followed by the critically acclaimed October production of The Third Beauty, an exploration of gender in Shakespeare’s female roles. The Curators first production in 2019 is a bold, new adaptation of Henrik Ibsen’s Ghosts, commencing July 19.

The Curators was founded by Michael Beh (Fulbright Fellow who studied directing at CMU/USA with Moscow Art Theatre School) and Peter Crees and has grown to include mid-career and senior artists: Warwick Comber, Adrienne Costello, Tom Coyle, Lisa Hickey, Amanda McErlean, Helen Strube and Elizabeth Wherrett whilst also nurturing emerging, young artists including Patrick Shearer, Lauren Roche and Bethany Scott.

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