House of Sand continues to create visceral, innovative performance for audiences around Australia and New Zealand.
In the second half of 2019 we are working on two major projects:
“The Split” by Sarah Hamilton – a meditative & incisive new play about how we cope with imminent change with our closest loved ones, and a parable for impending ecological disaster. Presented in partnership with the Old 505 for Sydney audiences in December, and touring in 2020 & beyond.
Creative Development of “That Was Friday” – a new multi artform work about intimate moments in the lives of transient global citizens. Inspired by the poem of the same name by Ruby Dixon, and incorporating the personal experiences of a global team of transient artists – this will be our most complex and ambitious project to date. In public development in the ACT in late 2019.
Now firmly established as a unique and important new voice in the Australian & New Zealand theatre and dance landscape, House of Sand are continuing to give voice to a breadth of stories and ideas – taking big global issues, and looking at them through an intimate personal lens.
Audiences across four Australian states and two countries have been amused, moved and provoked by our unique blend of absurdity, viscerally embodied performance and social commentary.
We’re now seeking support to sustain our newly professionalised model of operations – ensuring that the wonderful artists we work with are properly fed and watered while they make the next suite of enlightening theatrical experiences for our broad and diverse audience.
Donations through the Australian Cultural Fund will be used to fund artist fees and travel and production expenses for these two projects: one new, and one just beginning.
Your support will ensure we can continue to create big bold images in our work, increasingly pay artists their true worth, and bring our work to whole new audiences.
In 2019 we also have a new focus on deep development and sharing our creative process with audiences and supporters. In addition to public seasons of work we now have a podcast – Too Many Tangents – where we share insights on life and art and interview fascinating artists who cross our path. Projects without an imminent public season will have a range of open showings, creative discussions and associated events; bringing you, the audience and supporters, into the creative process.