Aftershocks

Relief effort for Christchurch/Canterbury: a Benefit

 

REHEARSED READING OF VERBATIM THEATRE PIECE
 

A Carving in Ice response,


Aftershocks by Paul Brown and the Workers’ Cultural Action Committee
directed by Gaye Poole
March 12th - March 14th 2011
 

Gallagher Concert Chamber,  WEL Energy Trust Academy of Performing Arts, University of Waikato

Our thanks to WEL Energy Trust Academy of Performing Arts staff: Jeremy Bell, Vicki Newton-Smith, Grayson Newton-Smith, and Dion Rutherford for their support.

 

Carving in Ice, have banded together to perform a rehearsed reading in support of the relief effort for Christchurch.  Much as musicians might be able to put on a concert, we are performing verbatim play - Aftershocks.

The piece is Verbatim Theatre.  Verbatim Theatre is a unique form of community theatre.  Essentially, a community is consulted with and ultimately members of a community are interviewed around events or issues, the text from those interviews is taken verbatim and re-ordered, and edited down, in order to create a piece of theatre.

The final result being something that is extremely personal and amazingly powerful.  Real words from real people with often excruciatingly real experiences. The piece that we have chosen is "Aftershocks" which is accounts from those in, around and connected to the Newcastle Workers' Club, that survived the December 28th 1989 Newcastle (Aus) earthquake.

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WE RAISED $1084.70 NZD FOR THE RED CROSS CHRISTCHURCH EARTHQUAKE APPEAL!

All songs taken from the compilation 'Tomorrow's Conversations', used with kind permission by 'Nemean Lion', 'sink / sink', 'birds of passage & Leonardo Rosado', 'Her Name is Calla', and 'I've Lost'.  All proceeds go to the Red Cross appeal for the Christchurch earthquake.

to sad humanity alone’- Nemean Lion
‘As I Reach' - I've Lost
‘From The Year 1752 - sink / sink
‘Thief’ - Her Name is Calla
‘to wander slow with me’ - birds of passage & Leonardo Rosado

'Tomorrow's Conversations' available for digital download, here: http://birdsofpassage.bandcamp.com/album/tomorrows-conversations


 

Cast


Character Saturday 12th 4pm Saturday 12th 7.30pm
Monday 14th 7.30pm
KERRY Zoe Vaile Emily Campbell Zoe Vaile
HOWARD Stan Jones Stan Jones Richard Homan
STAN John Hunter John Hunter Jacques Fourie
MARG Lydia Foley Lydia Foley Lydia Foley
JOHN Calvin Petersen Michael Gaastra Calvin Petersen
LYN Renee Casserly Renee Casserly Katey Good
ELAINE Fiona Sneyd Fiona Sneyd Sara Young
BOB Brendan West Clive Lamdin Brendan West
FAY Sara Young Sara Young Emily Campbell
STEFO Jenna Hudson Calvin Petersen Michael Gaastra
PATRON Ishtar Bell-Hunter Jenna Hudson Fiona Sneyd
MELBA Gaye Poole Gaye Poole Gaye Poole
EDDIE Clive Lamdin Brendan West John Hunter
WAYNE Brendan Theodore Brendan Theodore Brendan Theodore
JULIE Kate Davison Kate Davison Kate Davison
JENNY Melinda Warner Melinda Warner Melinda Warner

 




















Creative Team

Director: Gaye Poole
Production Co-ordination: Brendan Theodore, Gaye Poole
Volunteers Co-ordination: Ngaia Copeland
Lighting Operation: Dion Rutherford, Lena Salins
Music Composition: Gareth Schott, Christian  Parahi
Publicity & Marketing: Renee Casserly, Gaye Poole, the company
Web Manager: Brendan Theodore
 
 

Special Thanks:

Jaimy Bloom
Nicole Campbell
Rachel Clarke
Shaye Petterson
Nikita Prinsloo
Samara Roberts-Thomson
Karen vanderLingen
Rebekah Yells
Caleb Young

Arts Waikato
 


ABOUT US

The metaphor of Carving in Ice evokes the transience of theatre. Ice sculptures are crafted by artisans whose sculptures last only for a short while, then melt and disappear. Theatre too is ephemeral in its nature; once the season is completed, the existence of the play, the shapes, sounds, movement in space, the light on actors’ skin disappear from view – but as with ice sculptures the traces of the experience continue to live on in the minds of those who were present.

CONTACT US

Email:
info@carvinginice.co.nz
director@carvinginice.co.nz
publicity@carvinginice.co.nz

 

 

ABOUT US

The metaphor of Carving in Ice evokes the transience of theatre. Ice sculptures are crafted by artisans whose sculptures last only for a short while, then melt and disappear. Theatre too is ephemeral in its nature; once the season is completed, the existence of the play, the shapes, sounds, movement in space, the light on actors’ skin disappear from view – but as with ice sculptures the traces of the experience continue to live on in the minds of those who were present.

CONTACT US

Email:
info@carvinginice.co.nz
director@carvinginice.co.nz
director@carvinginice.co.nz