Red Line Productions

Theatre & Performance

Red Line 2021: Reopening

Adaptive, innovative and progressive, Red Line Productions has been at the forefront of professional independent theatre in Sydney and is fundraising for our 2021 reopening.

Days Left
12
Funded
54%
Donated
$40,432
Supporters
166

We’re ready for 2021.

2020 was set to be a landmark year for Red Line Productions. We opened the year with an acclaimed season of BETTY BLOKK-BUSTER REIMAGINED, inspired by Reg Livermore’s Betty Blokk-Buster Follies of 1975. Headlining the 2020 Sydney Festival, premiering in the Magic Mirrors Spiegeltent in Hyde Park, this 21st century Betty Blokk-Buster invited Sydney Festival audiences into her tent show, where a live band and Betty’s coterie of reinvented has-beens, battlers, freaks and survivors wowed a new generation and once again dazzled a generation that saw this iconic show in the 70’s. We started the process of announcing a slate of national tours, including subsequent tours of Betty and JUST tricking, annoying, stupid, crazy, shocking, disgusting, doomed LIVE ON STAGE! by Robin Goldsworthy, adapted for stage from the JUST book series written by Andy Griffiths and illustrated by Terry Denton.

And we announced our boldest and most urgent Old Fitz season yet, which included 6 World Premieres, 1 Australian Premiere, 2 Sydney Premieres and 2 phenomenal revivals. These are all remarkable feats for a company which operates solely from box office sales combined with the generosity of individual philanthropists and a couple of passionate foundations.

COVID-19 put a pause on it all. In the face of it all, we chose to innovate and vowed to grow.

Inspired by our commitment to our artists and audiences, and determined to not disappear, we innovated quickly and boldly moved into the digital space. Our first live-streamed global play reading of ORPHANS by Lyle Kessler starred Alec Baldwin, Aaron Glenane and Andrew Henry. We followed this with another globally streamed live reading of GRUESOME PLAYGROUND INJURIES by Rajiv Joseph starring Rose Byrne and Ewen Leslie, with live music by John Butler. We were the world leaders in presenting live-streamed theatre readings from two continents of the world and over 15,000 people world-wide tuned into each of these two play readings.

We also produced two live streamed performances from the Old Fitz Theatre with 9 cameras and a band with Elenoa Rokobaro’s AT LAST Live in Concert. And if that wasn’t enough, we presented a world-first live theatre season, featuring Toby Schmitz in THOM PAIN (BASED ON NOTHING) by Will Eno. Filmed LIVE at the Fitz for 6 shows, we reached another huge global audience.

We announced that we’re expanding our company with artists Catherine Văn-Davies, Constantine Costi & Alexander Berlage joining Red Line as the Artistic Directorate of the Old Fitz, working to program an even more magnificent 2021.

So now we’re looking to 2021. With more determination than ever before, we’re committed to bringing you the stories we all need to hear. We’re committed to innovating and reigniting the Old Fitz Theatre once again. All donations will go towards helping us do this, will ensure our survival and will fuel our re-programming as we gear up for the next adventure. We’re inviting you to support us in any way you can as we look forward

Red Line Productions kicked into life in late 2014 to resurrect the much-loved Old Fitzroy Theatre in Woolloomooloo. Since taking up their residency, the venue has been transformed into a robust centre for excellence and independent sector generation through Red Line’s curated programming. Now widely acknowledged as Sydney’s home of indie theatre, the Old Fitz Theatre continues to present groundbreaking storytelling.

Founded on an ethos of backing the next generation of artists and audience, Red Line delivers positive leadership in the growth and vitality of the independent sector. The work of Red Line is absolutely necessary, ensuring that Australia’s independent creative ecology remains distinct and resilient.

The intensely intimate nature of the venue allows for fearless programming and production; the venue is positioned as a hub to connect audiences, artists and supporters. Red Line contributes to building strong artistic and creative capital, embracing and developing the audience of the future.

Red Line has also grown to present work beyond the Old Fitz Theatre, with works in the Sydney Festival, works transferring to lager spaces and new productions touring nationally.

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Dorothy Power

NSW
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Jon Comino

NSW
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Stephen McAlister

NSW
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Nathan JOHNS

NSW
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Grahame EVANS

NSW
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Ray EVANS

NSW
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Kathryn Greiner

VIC
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Ross McLean

NSW
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Cathy Cameron

NSW
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Parveen Seehra

NSW
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Shaz Tinant

NSW
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Peta Landman

NSW
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C & B

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C & B

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CO

Charles Ovadia

NSW
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Rob Whillock

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Mrs

NSW
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Zoe Carides

NSW
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Peter Henry

NSW
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Jan Langford-Penny

NSW
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Belinda Wright

NSW
AR

Acacia Rose

VIC
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Lidy de Beer

NSW
JB

James Bell

NSW
EB

Ellen Borda

NSW
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Leanne Webster

NSW
AM

Aaron Milsom

NSW
DS

Dorota Sacha-Krol

ACT
KB

Katy Bruce-Smith

NSW
PM

Peter Maher

NSW
WM

Wailyn Mar

NSW
SS

Stephen Shaul

NSW
AP

Anne Phillips

VIC
NH

Hope Productions

NSW
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Polly Rowe

NSW
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Clinton Leach

NSW
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Michelle Filler

NSW
LH

Lisa Henley

VIC
RA

Robyn Ayres

NSW
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William Brennan

NSW
MO

Mel Osborne

VIC
SJ

Stephen Jones

VIC
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ANNY FRIIS

NSW
LP

Louise Pfanner

NSW
DA

Dallas Lewis

NSW
GM

Gabriele Munro

NSW
JP

N/a

VIC
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David Pozzecco

NSW
AN

Andrew Pringle

NSW
LJ

Linda Jaivin

NSW
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Hogmaster

NSW
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Regina Schien

NSW
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Julie Blewitt

NSW
NI

Nick Durrant

NSW
JU

Julian Garner

NSW
PG

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NSW
TO

Tom Conroy

NSW
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STEPHAN HOLMES

NSW
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Sheree Zellner

NSW
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Bronwyn Webb

NSW
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Ann Kemeny

VIC
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Two Design Lovers

NSW
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Megan Bennetts

NSW
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Trent Suidgeest

NSW
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Juliet Holmes a Court

NSW
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Julie Whitfield

NSW
SP

Slava Prakhiy

NSW
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Lesley Gruit

NSW
RM

Rita Mallia

NSW
LB

Leanne Booth

QLD
AS

Some Company

NSW
MI

Meredyth Irvine

NSW
IA

Ian Dickson

NSW
AN

Anthony Severino

NSW
JC

Jasmine Chhabra

VIC
WE

Wendy Feather

NSW
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Rachel Peterson

NSW
NE

Neil and Jill Wilson

NSW
LH

Liz & Greg Hurst

NSW
LB

Lesley Bryant

NSW
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Peter Best

NSW
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paula loftus

NSW
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Sage Saegenschnitter

NSW
CK

RED LINE

NSW
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Georgina Spinaze

NSW
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Carolyn Stevens

NSW
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Lynda Leavers

NSW
RU

Ruth Horsfall

NSW
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NSW
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Jim Jobson

NSW
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Benedict Wall

New Zealand
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James Fizdale

VIC
LA

Catholic Education Office Parramatta

NSW
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John Lewis

NSW
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Jim Chen

NSW
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Bloodwood Custom Guitars

NSW
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Michael Sheehan

NSW
RO

Robert Love

NSW
HK

Harry Kolotas

NSW
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David Putnam

NSW
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Anna Bamford

New york
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patricia spinks

NSW
BR

Berice Robb

VIC
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Vanessa Downing

NSW
CA

Caitlin Williams

NSW
AB

Anne-Axelle Bellet

NSW
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Anne Davis

NSW
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Adam van Rooijen

NSW
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Marg Lennon

NSW
LM

Louise McDonald

NSW
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kylie valentine

NSW
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Jocasta Bronwasser

WA
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arahni sont

NSW
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John Mackay

NSW
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Cathy Gray

NSW
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Christine Greenough

NSW

Nate Edmondson

NSW
RD

Ro Dermody

NSW
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John Head

NSW
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Ryan Tate

NSW
RO

Ross Stitt

NSW
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Jodie Liddell

ACT
TH

The Cerulean Group - Trading as Andrew Sloan

NSW
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Jason Whittaker

NSW
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Tom Stokes

VIC
FR

Francis Benjamin Welsh

NSW

Adriano Cappelletta

NSW
LM

Laura McClement

NSW
GR

George Richards

VIC
AM

Amy Morcom

NSW
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Highview Productions Pty Ltd

SA
DI

Diana Simmonds

NSW