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3x3x2 Festival of New Works


  • PACT Centre for Emerging Artists 107 Railway Parade Erskineville Australia (map)

Hydraulic fucking, dooms day prepping and a provocative new narrative on love and identities.

3x3x2 Festival of New Works premiers three boundary-pushing performances by the next generation of experimental performance makers.

This August, Emily Dash, Christie Woodhouse and Cheryn Frost showcase the culmination of their comprehensive two-year artist residencies at PACT.  The residency program has offered each artist mentorship, space for experimentation, a salary, and the freedom to test innovative ideas.  Expect excitement, ambition, power, and a whole lot of heart.  This is your chance to peer into the future of Sydney’s performance scene – before they are famous!


KEY DETAILS:

When: Wednesday 14th August to Saturday 24th August.
Wednesday – Friday first show 6:30pm, second show 8pm
Saturday shows at 3:30pm, 5:30pm, 7pm *
Venue: PACT Centre for Emerging Artists
Tickets: Full $30 Concession $25

[Companion Cards: PACT will facilitate companion cards through the ticketing link below.]

'Freefall' by Emily Dash

An idyllic beach house. A burgeoning friendship. What Megan, Carmen and Millie gave Shane for his birthday was a holiday to remember. But the unexpected turn of events that follows will force this tight-knit group to question their relationships, friendships and future plans. An original and revelatory insight into the complexities of loving someone who sees the world so differently to us, Freefall asks provocative questions about love and death in a playful, candid and ultimately moving new Australian drama.

Director - Kip Chapman
Writer - Emily Dash
Design - concept by Lisa Mimmocchi and Kip Chapman
Lighting Design - Frankie Clarke
Sound Design - Emily Moffat
Dramaturg - Alana Valentine

Please note, throughout 2018 Lachlan Philpott acted as writing mentor, and Freefall was produced by Katrina Douglas.

Cast
Emily Dash
Alicia Fox
Laura Hobbs
Dean Nash
Liz Diggins

Freefall show carries the following content warnings: discussion of mental health, death and grief, suicidal ideation, religious apocalypse, ableism, loud sound effects.bright lights and flashing lights.

Emily Dash is an actor, writer, speaker and disability advocate with an emphasis on social inclusion and expanding perceptions of disability. She is currently a Resident Artist at PACT centre for emerging artists, and a founding member of integrative theatre company Midnight Feast.

* Supported by PACT and the City of Sydney Matching Grant
**Freefall will be AUSLAN INTERPRETED on Saturday August 17

'BRING YOUR DEVICES IN CASE YOU FORGET' by Christie Woodhouse

Are you prepared? I prepared. I prepped. You are not prepared. I am prepared. We are not prepared. I am Youtube. I am connected. We are connected. Me and you. Me and my phone. We can prepare. I prepped.

BYDICYF Is an act of preparedness and a group viewing of Youtube. This show explores our fascination with prepping subcultures, skill sharing modulated by tech giants, and community formation. Prepping is a philosophy and practice that insures you for The End Of The World As We Know It, TEOTWAWKI.

*Really, bring your devices in case you forget.

Christie Woodhouse is a theatre maker, artist and singer. Fascinated and alarmed by the existential threat of climate crisis, resource use, and the disruption of public dialogue across new media; her work explores this via improvisation, physicalisation, vocalisation and interactivity. She’s been a member of PACT since 2014.

'Hydraulic Fucking' by Cheryn Frost

His drill is turning. His bank is rolling. His dick is hard.

Setting up his porno, he zooms in on his fracking site and shoves his fist into her new orifice.

‘Hydraulic Fucking’ is a one woman queer porno that takes takes us through the parallels of land and sexual consent. It’s the mechanical dick that’s screwing our Mother.

Who will survive?

Cheryn Frost is a proud young Yuwaalaraay woman. She is a Sydney based emerging artist, lighting designer and technician. Cheryn is currently one of PACT's 3 resident artists. In 2017, she was commissioned by PACT to debut a new work for their Afterglow season where she co-wrote and performed Fem Menace. Her long list of performance credits includes Branch Nebula and Melbourne Fringe Festival.

SCHEDULE 

August 14
6:30pm:
Freefall – Emily Dash
8pm: Hydraulic Fucking – Cheryn Frost

August 15
6:30pm:
BRING YOUR DEVICES IN CASE YOU FORGET – Christie Woodhouse
8pm Freefall – Emily Dash

August 16
6:30pm:
Hydraulic Fucking – Cheryn Frost
8pm: BRING YOUR DEVICES IN CASE YOU FORGET – Christie Woodhouse

August 17
3:30pm:
Freefall - AUSLAN INTERPRETED
4:30pm: Q&A with Emily Dash - AUSLAN INTERPRETED
5:30pm: BRING YOUR DEVICES IN CASE YOU FORGET
7pm: Hydraulic Fucking.

August 21
6:30pm:
BRING YOUR DEVICES IN CASE YOU FORGET – Christie Woodhouse.
8:00pm: Freefall – Emily Dash

August 22
6:30pm:
Hydraulic Fucking
7:30pm: Q&A with Cheryn Frost
8:00pm: BRING YOUR DEVICES IN CASE YOU FORGET.

August 23
6:30pm:
Freefall – Emily Dash
8:00pm: Hydraulic Fucking – Cheryn Frost

August 24
3:30pm:
BRING YOUR DEVICES IN CASE YOU FORGET
4:30pm: Q&A with Christie Woodhouse
5:30pm: Freefall
7pm: Hydraulic Fucking

*Each ticket to 3x3x2 provides access into all performances on the day you purchase a ticket for. ie. Tickets purchased for Wednesday 14th of August will see 'Freefall' and 'Hydraulic Fucking,' and tickets purchased for Thursday 15th of August will see 'BRING YOUR DEVICES IN CASE YOU FORGET' and 'Freefall.'

We recommend double checking the production schedule before finalising your purchase!

Image Credits:
1. Cheryn Frost, Hydraulic Fucking. Image by Vivienne Linsley.
2. Emily Dash, Freefall. Image by Sam Eccleston.
3. Christie Woodhouse, BRING YOUR DEVICES IN CASE YOU FORGET. Image by Kevin Ng.

Earlier Event: July 27
PACT Salon: RECLAIM
Later Event: September 4
Sorry to Cut You Off Penny