Centre for Theatre and Performance – The Book of Revelations – Dr Alison Richards

Date/Time: Sun 30 Jul / 7:30 pm - 9:10 pm

Location: Fortyfive Downstairs

A new multidisciplinary work by Adjunct Senior Lecturer Dr Alison Richards

I woke up this morning and it’s this afternoon already …’ in Ada’s world, nothing is quite the same as it was. Objects shift, time bends and angels sing, in a journey with no beginning, moving towards an unseen end. 

The Book of Revelations, written and performed by CTP Adjunct Senior Lecturer Alison Richards, directed by Nancy Black and presented by Black Hole Theatre, is a performance installation, using artistic and technological innovation to open new perspectives on the disorienting experiences of people with dementia and other mental illnesses.

The project is supported by Alzheimer’s Australia Vic, Cultural Infusion Inc, and has received funding through the Government of Australia’s Catalyst program.

The Book of Revelations will have its premiere theatre season at 45 Downstairs, 45 Flinders Lane Melbourne, from July 19 -30 2017. 

Dr Alison Richards

Dr Alison Richards is a distinguished theatre maker and researcher with a particular interest in voice and cross-disciplinary performance. Alison is an Adjunct Senior Lecturer in the Centre for Theatre and Performance at Monash University, Artistic Associate and Chair of Black Hole Theatre,  and a Life Member of Footscray Community Arts Centre, Theatre Works St Kilda and ADSA, the Australasian Theatre, Drama and Performance Studies Association. Alison’s recent work as a writer, performer, dramaturg and director includes Instability Strip (2010), Miss Hewitt’s Shenanigans (2011), the community-based Preserves Project (2012-13), Hey Joe! (2013-14) and What Is A Poem Worth? (2015-17). Alison has authored or devised more than 30 original works for performance and has written extensively on contemporary theatre practice and Performance as Research, with articles and book chapters in scholarly and general publications in Australia and internationally.

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