Liminal Theatre is a company of artists and associates engaged in theatre research, training, practice and performance. Liminal examines theatre as texture and transformation: a living encounter between text, body, light and space, the spoken word and sound, and the moving image and theatrical performance in both theatre and non-theatre venues. It explores traditional and contemporary arts training practice through ongoing partnerships with international artists and companies.
Liminal Theatre views Arts Practice within a community and cultural context.We are currently developing work in our own studio and continuing international collaborations in Shanghai, Hong Kong, Taiwan and Indonesia.
Director, Dramaturg – Robert Draffin
Writer Actors – Paul Robertson, Claire
Nicholls, Georgie Durham.
Videographer – Ivanka Sokol
Music Composition – Tom Carlyon
Image – Jakob Schmitt
A woman, left alone, in an alien landscape ever burning or washed away continues an unending dance of denial against the mysterious shadow of a country that will enter her with a love ancient and powerful enough to crumble even the fiercest resistance. Fire and ice battle to the inevitable conclusion in a world struggling to coexist with the old and powerful spirit of a land outside of European comprehension.
Liminal Theatre offer a range of workshops for professional actors, designers and theatrical technicians, as well as for students and young people. Our workshops anounced for the 2009/2010 season are:
Mary Sitarenos will be conducting all the above workshops. It is preferable for actors to participate in an Intensive Acting or have previously participated in a Liminal workshop to participate in the Intensive Film Acting.
Liminal also offer One-on-One training, which is available by appointment. Please contact maryliminal [dot] com [dot] au or drafliminal [dot] com [dot] au for further details.
For details of past workshops, please see the following pages:
Australia China Performance Research Project
Shanghai Acting Workshops 2006/7
Draf and Mary Sitarenos have a long history of working with actors from many backgrounds and cultures and working with actors where English is not their first language.
They have created an approach to acting and theatre making, which is the basis of the practice of Liminal Theatre and Performance. This work has been employed in Asia (Singapore, Taiwan, Hong Kong China) and Senegal (Africa). Liminal Theatre is investigating a multi-lingual theatre program. The workshop will unfold the core practices of Liminal Theatre while working with the actors in theirpreferred language. The work involves exploring the dimensions of time, space and text kinesthetically, with an emphasis on rhythmical, spatial and physical awareness. The work engages the body and voice in a moment-to-moment experience, creating an encounter between the imagination and the spoken text.