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Joan

Joan raises her hand to the sky, it bursts into flames. Everywhere there are women burning. White ash falls.

Joan is a teenage girl. A virgin soldier who will convince an army of men that she hears the voice of the divine. Her body will become the site of a nation’s anxieties and hopes. She will burn.

Realised in black and white, JOAN pays homage to the art of live oration and silent film.

Following the immersive portrayal of Oscar Wilde’s Dorian Gray in ROOM OF REGRET (2013), Theatre Works is delighted to premiere THE RABBLE’s poetic exploration of France’s medieval heroine, Joan of Arc.

 

 

Presented by THE RABBLE and Theatre Works

Co-creators Kate Davis and Emma Valente

Set and Costume Design Kate Davis

Text / Direction / LX Design / SFX Design Emma Valente

AV Design Martyn Coutts

Dramaturg Leisa Shelton

Production Manager Rebecca Etchell

Stage Manager and LX and SFX Operator Ruth Blair

Creative Producer Josh Wright

 

FEATURING

Luisa Hastings Edge, Emily Milledge, Dana Miltins and Nikki Shiels

 

RABBLE InternsBridget Mackey, Lead Artist and Sophia Burns, Design

Video DesignSecondmentand AV OperatorChristiana Garvie

Lighting DesignSecondment and ProgrammerJohn Collopy

Costume Construction Sophie Allen and Armeda Hammonds

 

Photo by David Paterson

 

JOAN was conceived by Kate Davis and Emma Valente, with authorial contributions from the cast including Mary Helen Sassman and Jane Montgomery Griffiths who were part of the original development of the work.

 

WARNINGS

Please be advised that this performance contains the use of heavy smoke made from natural fibers and water based sources, sexual content, and coarse language.

 

WRITING AND REVIEWS

THE MONTHLY – Alison Croggon

THE GUARDIAN – Jane Howard

THE AUSTRALIAN – Chris Boyd

THE AGE | SYDNEY MORNING HERALD ONLINE – Cameron Woodhead

SOMETIMES MELBOURNE – Anne-Marie Peard

THEATRE PEOPLE – Jai Leeworthy

THE MUSIC – Maxim Boon

TIME OUT – Rose Johnston

THE PLUS ONES – Amber B

STAGE WHISPERS – Suzanne Sandow

STAGE NOISE – Liddy Clark

IN REVIEW RMITV – Neve Mahoney

THEATRE PRESS – Myron My

THE LOWDOWN UNDER – Stephen A Russell

KEITH GOW

RADIO NATIONAL – Georgia Moodie in discussion with THE RABBLE

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The development of JOAN was supported by Hothouse Theatre and Malthouse Theatre with support of the Sidney Myer Foundation and by the Victorian Government through Creative Victoria. The presentation of JOAN has been supported by Theatre Works, the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, it’s arts funding and advisory body, and the Besen Family Foundation.