Live Arts & Hybrid Arts

THE RABBLE end of Financial Year Appeal

THE RABBLE have a significant program of activities in 2019 and 2020 including:
UNWOMAN, My Dearthworthy Darling, ulysses and Night.

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THE RABBLE is an established artist-led company creating experimental feminist artworks. Inherently theatrical, surreal, rigorous and provocative, no one makes work like THE RABBLE.

Artistic Directors Kate Davis and Emma Valente formed THE RABBLE in 2006 from a desire to make visually ambitious, political, feminist and formally experimental work. Comprising a 2-person total creative team of directing, sound, light, set, costume, dramaturgy, THE RABBLE create content through a improvisational methodology using poetry, prose, image, tableaus and gesture.

In 2019, THE RABBLE celebrates 13 years of artmaking to a ticketed audience of over 25,000. In the last 3 years we have presented 5 new works, 2 international presentations, 2 national tours, 9 creative developments and 1 curated event. THE RABBLE’s Creative Producer is Josh Wright.

THE RABBLE will present three new works between 2019 and 2020 and donations recieved in our end of financial year appeal will support investment in these projects.

My Dearworthy Darling, at Malthouse Theatre in August 2019 is a new work by Alison Croggon inspired by the voices of both medieval female mystics and contemporary women.

UNWOMAN, at The SUBSTATION in November 2019 examines bodily autonomy and reproductive rights.

ulysses is an 8 hour epic, multi-part durational performance event inspired and repulsed by James Joyce’s ‘Ulysses’ due for presentation in 2020.

The RABBLE’s celebrates 13 years of feminist performance experimentation.

With your support, THE RABBLE will invest your donations to support the artistic research in the lead-up to these momentous, epic works over 2019 and 2020.

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THE RABBLE (Kate Davis and Emma Valente) was formed in 2006 from a desire to make work that wasn’t being produced in Australia: visually ambitious, political, feminist and formally experimental.

THE RABBLE exists as a reaction to a conservatism that dominates our stages. THE RABBLE aims to radically re-imagine theatrical
experiences and to repopulate familiar stories with female voices and aesthetics.

THE RABBLE points at subterranean feminist concepts in iconic stories from folklore and literature. Our productions are realised through sweeping design and intense theatricality. We have abandoned male-dominated play scripts and replaced them with an improvisational methodology using poetry, prose, image, tableaus and gesture. Our voice and approach is unique.

THE RABBLE’s works include: Corvus (2007) Salome (2008); Cageling (2010);
The Bedroom Project (2010); Special (2011); Orlando (2012, 2014, 2015); Story of O (2013); Room of Regret (2013), Frankenstein (2014); Deathly/Death/Dead (2014); In the Bleak Midwinter (2016) and Cain and Abel (2014 & 2016). Upcoming projects
include: Joan (2017); Candy House (2018); Ulysses (2018/19) and Unwoman (2018).


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