We are very excited to announce that our new show Oedipus Schmoedipus will be presented at Belvoir Theatre for Sydney Festival, 2014. 9 January - 2 February in the Upstairs Theatre.
Details, tickets and more information on the Belvoir website. To be involved, email firstname.lastname@example.org
By post after Aeschylus, Anon, Artaud, Behn, Brecht, Büchner, Chekhov, Coward, Fo, Genet, Havel, Ibsen, Marlowe, Molière, O'Neill, Plautus, Racine, Seneca, Shakespeare, Shaw, Sophocles, Strindberg, Wedekind, Wilde et al
A co-production between post and Belvoir presented in association with Sydney Festival
A democratic theatrical extravaganza! This show is about death: real death, fake death, and the Western theatrical Canon.
Oedipus Schmoedipus is an intentionally impossible task, an ambitious epic complied of all the death scenes ever written. These death scenes will be dismembered, catalogued in a computer database and reordered to establish new narratives, and a new theatre show: a collective manifesto on death.
We see Death and 'The Canon' as inextricably intertwined; 'live' performance, a 'dead' language, an actor's 'presence', or an author's legacy. In Oedipus Schmoedipus, the words, scenes and images of death are willfully destructed and cut into sentences and key phrases. Then these texts of the great 'immortals' are pieced back together along new lines of connection. Like fastidious decoupage artists or clever scrap-bookers, we recompile these existing words to form something new; a contemporary response to the greatest of mysteries: the afterlife.
The development of Oedipus Schmoedipus has been generously supported by Bundanon Trust, Performance Space, Belvoir Theatre and Queen Street Studios.
post is supported by Managing and Producing Services NSW - a joint initiative supported by the Australia Council and Arts NSW.
For more information: Performing Lines
June-July 2012: Bundanon residency
August 2012: Performance Space residency
Want to be involved?
Oedipus Schmoedipus will be looking for lots and lots and lots of volunteers – no skill level whatsoever required! Email email email@example.com to register your interest