The 2018 Pioneer Play Festival put Australian voices at the heart of two dedicated programs.
The Festival Program, open to the general public, is a carefully curated selection of performances, panel discussions and workshops that runs alongside the School’s Program, designed by the Pioneer Festival curators, the Company of Rogues, for high school students.
2018 PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS
NORM & AHMED
50TH ANNIVERSARY PERFORMANCE
Alex Buzo’s classic play about identity, tolerance and generational difference returns for a special 50th anniversary performance.
PIONEER PLAYWRIGHT AWARD
A new national playwriting competition recognised Sophia Simmons and her play Gravity Guts with a staged reading, award ceremony and future production opportunity.
WRITING FOR STAGE WITH DONNA ABELA
Critically-acclaimed playwright, director and theatre-maker Donna Abela’s 90 minute workshop and Q&A.
WOMEN'S VOICES IN THEATRE
Excerpts performed from Donna Abela’s Jump for Jordan and Joanna Murray-Smith’s Female of the Species.
BOY OUT OF THE COUNTRY
Felix Nobis’ searingly funny play about family, development and the progress of life. Directed by Erica Lovell.
AUSTRALIAN VOICES PANEL
Industry and creative leaders ask 'What is an Australian Voice?' and what role does our cultural engagement and output have in defining who we are and how we view ourselves?
MEET THE WRITER - FELIX NOBIS
Join acclaimed actor and writer of Boy Out of the Country, Felix Nobis, for an interactive discussion and writing workshop.
KID'S CREATIVE PLAY
Interactive experience for kids aged 12 and under with creative activities and a super-fun 'open stage' opportunity!
If you’d like to know more about future festival events and education programs for schools by Company of Rogues please click below and contact us. Our education division, the School of Rogues travels across NSW and Australia with engaging, inspiring and tested drama workshops and productions.