atPACT Company Residency
In 2018 we are launched atPACT, a 2 year residency for independent companies. atPACT is for companies exploring new ideas, new performance platforms and new forms of audience engagement.
Three innovative, emerging companies are making our warehouse space their home in 2018 and 2019. Each year these companies will premiere a new work atPACT.
atPACT Residents are: Karul Projects, Ninefold and Ten Tonne Sparrow
Ninefold are a Sydney-based theatre ensemble. They offer local audiences performances that are highly energetic, rigorous and playfully stylised in aesthetic. Originally established to examine the benefits of long-term performance training, we strive to sustain ongoing actor training and artistic development with the support of a larger ensemble. We are continuously exploring new and innovative strategies for training, rehearsal, programming and performance that allows our artists to maintain their independence in a hostile arts environment.
Ten Tonne Sparrow is a performance company created by independent multi-disciplinary artists Tom Hogan, Joe Lui, and Finn O’Branagáin. They work across Australia, between Perth & Sydney, creating work that uses storytelling, pop-sociology, pop-science, history, and the sheer force of charm and exuberance to talk about the stories we tell about ourselves.
Founded by Thomas E.S. Kelly, Karul Projects is a performing arts company that shares Indigenous stories and their importance in future Australia. 'Karul' is a Yugambeh word, which means 'Everything'. As the name suggests, Karul Projects will do everything to strengthen and empower the cultural knowledge of this land so that all future generations can embrace Aboriginal Australia's rich heritage. Karul Projects is creating reconciliation through art. Learning about the past, so that we can better understand the present, so together we can move forward into the future.