Hello There, We've Been Waiting For You by Louris Van De Geer

When:25 Feb 2019, 7:30pm - 9pm
26 Feb 2019, 7:30pm - 9pm
27 Feb 2019, 7:30pm - 9pm
28 Feb 2019, 7:30pm - 9pm
1 Mar 2019, 7:30pm - 9pm
2 Apr 2019, 2pm - 3:30pm
Venue:Io Myers Studio, UNSW Kensington Campus
Who:Directed by Tessa Leong

Hello There, We've Been Waiting For You

Written by Louris Van De Geer
Directed by Tessa Leong
Performed by students of the UNSW course ARTS2122: Performance Production

Bookings coming soon

About the Play

Louris Van De Geer's play Hello There, We've Been Waiting For You is based on a real small town in the USA called Truth or Consequences which renamed itself for a radio show. In this production, we'll interrogate the links between truth and fiction, the creation of news and content and the narratives we make up about ourselves, others and the world around us. Building physical and vocal techniques from traditional theatre craft we'll also dabble with performance-making processes to generate visual and visceral responses to this contemporary Australian play. Van De Geer's work is sparse and yet precise, and using different techniques to approach the text will be part of the way we build this world and this production. Premiering at experimental theatre festival Next Wave in 2014, this will be its Sydney Premiere.

About Tessa Leong

We are thrilled to welcome back Tessa Leong to direct Performance Production again in 2019! Tessa Leong wrote directed and starred in her first show in year one assembly: it was about Martians. Tessa is a founding member of isthisyours?, an Adelaide collective making new performance. In 2009, isthisyours? won the Adelaide Fringe inSPACE Development Award with their work Make Me Honest, Make Me Wedding Cake. In 2010, isthisyours? premiered Best We Forget at the Adelaide Fringe Festival, which then in 2012 featured in the Tamarama Rock Surfers Season in Sydney and then was curated as part of the Under The Radar Brisbane Festival. In 2014, You Wanna Talk About It premiered at the Adelaide Fringe and won the Melbourne Fringe Tour Ready Award. isthisyours? have been selected as part of the HotHouse Month in the Country Residency, Adhocracy and Incubator at Vitalstatistix, Country Arts SA Forged Residency and the MAPS SA program for independent artists.

Tessa also works with artists Emma Beech and James Dodd as part of The Australian Bureau of Worthiness. The bureau is a micro-residency model which asks people 'What makes your day worth it?' The work has been made in Port Adelaide, Geelong, The Falls Festival, Viborg (Denmark) and Goolwa (Kumuwuki, 2012).

Tessa has tutored, directed and mentored at University of Wollongong and Flinders University of SA on creative and academic projects. Her work with Sydney Theatre Company, Ontroerend Goed, Griffin Theatre Company, Vitalstatistix, State Theatre Company of SA, Restless Dance and Force Majeure continues to feed her love of new and challenging work. Tessa was a 2013 Griffin Theatre Studio Artist and in 2014 was chosen by the Australia Council for the Arts to attend the Avignon Festival to participate in an international conference for practicing artists.

Finding us
Io Myers Studio is located at the entrance to Gate 2 High St, Kensington. Look for the Creative Practice Lab neon sign in our foyer windows.

There is limited parking in the Gate 2 area around Io Myers Studio but free parking is available from 6:30pm in the car park next to NIDA accessed through Day Ave.

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