NO SHOW was the joint project of myself and fellow director Mark Pritchard. We created interactive and immersive theatre experiences, striving to engage generously with urgent contemporary questions and create meaningful encounters with audiences. Theatre stripped back to its roots in myth, ritual, and the power of live, shared experiences.
Our works reimagined contemporary
rituals as performative encounters, drawing the audience into the reconstruction and deconstruction of clichés and mythologies. Our theatre is communal, provocative, inventive, unwieldy, and plays to both the spectacular and the intimate.
We were active 2011-2014
NO SHOW was seeded through the Victorian College of the Arts and Next Wave, with key support from the Australia Council for the Arts and the Besen Family Foundation. Our works to date include: ‘Unfinished Business’ (This Is Not Art Festival 2013; You Are Here Festival 2013), ‘Outside Line’ (Pop-Up Playground 2013), ‘The Séance’ (2013 La Boite Indie; 2012 Melbourne Fringe Festival) and ‘Shotgun Wedding’ (2012 Next Wave Festival).
Photo by Sarah Walker