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Reginald Season 2014

Diverse and compelling performances from small and independent theatre companies.

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: REGINALD 2014

Following three successful seasons of supporting small, emerging arts companies and independent artists, applications are now invited for Seymour’s fourth Reginald Season. June – December 2014.

What is the Reginald?

This curated season responds to the need for small and/or emerging performance companies to have access to subsidised performance space to produce work, grow their practice and build their sustainability. It is for new companies and for those who have been around for a while. It is also a program where larger, more established companies can present exploratory work within a supported environment.

The venue is Seymour’s Reginald Theatre – 153 seats, end-on configuration

Who should apply:

  • new Australian work
  • international work new to Australian audiences
  • inventive interpretations of extant work
  • second seasons of productions where there is a compelling reason to re-stage a work such as artistic development and/or audience demand. Preference will be given to re-mounts of productions that have only performed outside of Sydney.

Key Dates:

Friday 6 December – Submission deadline•
Wednesday 18 December –  Successful companies advised•
10 June – 6 December – Total season dates

How to apply:

Fill in the application form here and send it with any supporting materials (eg DVDs, CVs, reviews etc) to:

SEYMOUR REGINALD SEASON 2014
Timothy Jones
Artistic Director & General Manager
Seymour Centre
PO Box 553
Broadway NSW 2007
timj@seymour.sydney.edu.au

DEADLINE: 5pm Friday 6 December 2013

QUERIES can be emailed to the above address prior to deadline
Companies may be asked to attend a follow-up interview.

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2013 Season Launched!

2013 Reginald

The 2013 Reginald Season presents the third year of the Seymour Centre’s initiative to promote the works from the small and independent arts sector.  The past two Reginald Seasons have produced eclectic, provocative, inventive, wonderfully diverse and robust works.

This year we bring you inspiring British playwright Jonathan Harvey’s Beautiful Thing, which celebrates its 20th anniversary and is also included as part of the Mardi Gras Festival.  Sport for Jove, who performed their hit Hamlet to sold out houses in 2012, will be presenting their interpretation of Othello which promises to be particularly exciting in the intimate Reginald Theatre.

One of the Seymour Centre’s resident companies Critical Stages, will be co-producing the hilarious black comedy Delectable Shelter from Hayloft, the company that brought you Thyestes. Critical Stages will also be presenting the latest and greatest of shows in a series titled Critical Stages Presents…?, including Songs for the Fallen and one other work so fresh we don’t even know yet what it will be!

Bookings for Beautiful Thing and Othello are now open, with Delectable Shelter, Critical Stages Presents…? and a couple of other yet to be announced shows to go on sale within the next few weeks.

The Reginald Season continues to thrive with the assistance of the many companies and individuals who have participated in the program, and the audiences who support it.

We look forward to experiencing some amazing works from the talented companies involved in our 2013 season.

Tim Jones, Seymour Centre

Support Independent Theatre

Stories Like These is seeking donations big or small to contribute to the costs associated with the production of My Private Parts: An Inside View of Fertilisation. What will your donations go towards? Set costs, costume costs, purchasing of props, lighting costs and audio costs.

Stories Like These thanks you for any amount that you may be able to donate.

For more information on how to donate visit My Private Parts: An Inside View of Fertilisation Pozible web page.

Book Tickets here

Oh, We’re From Bodgy Creek…

The Merger

Goober & Snapper - The Merger

The Merger runs unitl 29 September.

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15% Off Drinks

 

Exiting news our dear Friends of Reg!

Seymour Centre is offering you a discount on any drinks including premium wines and beers during The Merger season this September from 18-29.

All you need to do is come to the venue whether you’re seeing The Merger, any other show or just stopping by for a chat, present your Reginald key ring at the bar and you will receive 15% off your purchase.

The Merger season 18-29 September.

Keep up to date on instant Friend of Reginald rewards on Facebook andTwitter.

 

 

A Fun Filled Cabaret Event

A very exciting and diverse third Reginald Season show, Myths and Hymns is opening in less than a month on 10 October.

Prior to the opening of this fabulous season, the producers of Myths and Hymns will also host a Cabaret Night Fundraiser event this upcoming Monday 17 September at 8pm in the Sound Lounge. So come along for a fun filled cabaret event featuring Danni Da Ros, Garry Scale, Peter Eyers, Tyran Parke Kate Walder, Nat Jobe, Jennifer Peers, the Cast of Myths and Hymns and many more. Accompanied by the talented Daryl Wallis.

Lucky Door Prize and raffle on the night.

The concert will feature songs from musicals that have never had a professional staging in Sydney.

Bar will be open on the night, seating cabaret style, so get a table together and enjoy.

To donate to Myths and Hymns pozible campaign visit pozible.com/paulholmesproductions .

Myths and Hymns runs 10 – 27 October as part of the 2012 Reginald Season

Book Tickets to Myths and Hymns.

 

Trivia Night Fun for a Good Cause!

The story of The Merger is more than just a play about footy. As Steven Bennett said in his review of The Merger, “You need know nothing about the sport to enjoy this series of affectionate character pieces as, like all the best narrative comedies, you believe the world even if it’s outside your experience”. (UK CHORTLE)

The meat of the story lies in the exploration of the hot topic of immigration, as Coach Troy recruits asylum seekers to save the team. We get an inside view into each of these characters’ stories, particularly asylum seeker Sayyid.

When we asked Damian why he wrote about this particular issue, here’s what he said:

“Originally I was commissioned by Regional Arts Victoria and Vic Heath to write a show about racism to address the effects of racist values in rural society. There was actually no brief other than that so I had open slather. I already had the template for the dysfunctional football club from ‘Sportsman’s Night’, to which this show is the sequel. The asylum seeker issue is one that had always struck a nerve for me. The disproportionate vilification in this country of people trying to escape horrors we could never imagine, is both ignorant or shameful. Once I went down this path with the story I read for about three months – asylum seekers’ diaries; books charting the political course of Australian foreign policy; human rights etc, – that’s how I arrived at the story of the refugee character – Sayyid.” – Damian Callinan

And so friends, in order to raise awareness and funds for asylum seekers, the Seymour Centre in conjunction with the Asylum Seekers Centre and The Duck Inn are hosting a Trivia Night!

Date: Monday 17 September
Time: 7.30pm
Cost: $10pp (All money raised goes to Asylum Seeker Centre)
Venue: The Duck Inn Pub & Kitchen (74 Rose St, Chippendale)

Bookings are essential as space is LIMITED! (maximum of 8 players per team – so get a few teams together)
Email hello@theduckinnpubandkitchen.com or call (02) 9319 4415

Prizes:
1st – $75 Duck Inn bar tab + tickets for each team member to The Merger (up to $315 value)
2nd – Bottle of Duck Inn house wine + tickets for each team member to Myths & Hymns
3rd – Asylum Seekers Centre Documentary movie tickets
4th – Chocolates

Auctions for Heads & Tails will be held at Gold Coin Donation. Enter to win FREE drink cards for the Seymour bar.

The Seymour Centre will also be collecting donations throughout the run of The Merger.

To purchase your tickets to The Merger visit www.seymourcentre.com

For more information on the Asylum Seeker Centre visit www.asylumseekerscentre.org.au

Got questions about the Trivia Night? Call 02 9351 7930

See you there!