After two years as artists in residence at PACT, three emerging theatre-makers are sharing their work at the 3x3x2 Festival for New Works. From climate change to mortality, love to fear, and hope to faith, these productions explore the intricacies of modern living with a vigorous spirit for experimentation.
Two beings find themselves together in a Wonderland-esque world with some memories of a life before but no clear idea of how they got to be here. Over the course of an hour, or perhaps years in this timeless place, they build their pasts and develop a symbiotic relationship through which they can explore philosophy, self, and trauma.
Black Match Productions, a brand new independent dance company born from connections built in the Sydney University Movement and Dance Society (MADSOC), debuted its first piece Embers. Looking to explore the human need for connection through physical representations of relationships and isolations, this piece stands as a solid entrance into the independent scene.
Carousel sells itself as a misunderstood love story: Julie, a respectable yet unusual girl, falls in love with the rough-around-the-edges Billy, a carousel barker with a seedy background. Things are difficult from the beginning as Billy takes out his anger and paranoia around marriage on Julie, until he eventually hits her. In a money-making scheme gone wrong, Billy unexpectedly dies and is given the chance for a redemption arc that requires a supernatural element.