Wheyface

Be a special guest in this strange show-and-tell.

Daniel Santangeli, director of Melbourne Fringe Festival’s buzz show ROOM 328, returns to Arts House with WHEYFACE: an immersive and tactile museum puzzled together from the ruins of a post-apocalyptic world.

In the darkness of an electricity-scarce basement, four survivors have pieced together a hot-pot history of human kind. This is a befuddled and ominous depiction of humanity’s future, realised by accomplished set designer Jonathon Oxlade and featuring indie musician Yeo Choong.

This was our world before the end.

About the Artist

Nominated for three Green Room Awards, Daniel Santangeli’s past work, Room 328, was presented at Metro Arts, Brisbane Powerhouse’s World Theatre Festival and Melbourne Fringe Festival. Prior to this, the immersive DJ While You Sleep appeared at Judith Wright Centre and Brisbane Festival’s UNDER THE RADAR. Daniel was Festival Manager of Backbone Youth Art’s 2high Festival (2010) and a curator of Metro Arts’ CROSS-STITCH (2011).
Brian has a national reputation stemming from his work with Chunky Move, Michelle Heaven, KAGE Theatre, Chamber Made Opera, Circa, Dance North, Queensland Ballet, Queensland Theatre Company and Expressions Dance Company. He has recently performed in Finucane and Smith's Carnival of Mysteries (Melbourne Festival), and directed The Chairs (La Boite Theatre), and in 2012 will be revisiting his solo piece Performance Anxiety at Brisbane Powerhouse.
QUT (Drama) graduate and founding member of Dead Puppet Society. Elizabeth has written and performed in Little Grey Wolf (Adelaide Fringe 2010), The Timely Death of Victor Blott (Metro Arts Independence 2010) and is the co-creator, production designer and performer in the sell-out season of The Harbinger (La Boite Indie 2011/La Boite Main Stage 2012), earning her a Matilda Award nomination.
Jacinta Yelland has studied Acting at the University of Leeds (UK), completed Zen Zen Zo Physical Theatre’s Company Internship, trained with Philippe Gaulier and is a QUT Drama graduate. Her performance credits include War Crimes (RealTV), Miss Julie (5pound Theatre), Several Words Associated with Revenge (Metro Arts) and Dracula (Zen Zen Zo).
Genevieve is a freelance producer and performance maker. Her works include Transverse Fracture of the First Metacarpal (Metro Arts), Room 328 (Metro Arts, Brisbane Powerhouse’s World Theatre Festival and Melbourne Fringe Festival), and Aurelian (La Boite Theatre Scratch Series), which she is currently developing with the support of Metro Arts’ Works-In-Residence program.
Yeo’s appearance in WHEYFACE follows a 2012 east-coast tour of his new album, HOME, and a year of supporting musicians including Reggi Watts, Kimba and Adam Green. In 2007, Yeo was listed as a Triple J Next Crop artist and followed this with the release of the 8-track “Bag-o-items” to underground acclaim.
Denis Hamilton is a filmmaker who, since graduating from a BFA in Film and Television at QUT in 2004, has twice won second place for Best Drama over 10 mins at the Queensland New Filmmaker’s Awards with Aimless (2006) and the QPIX funded Butterflies in Glass (2008).
Jonathon Oxlade is a freelance theatre designer and visual artist having worked extensively across the country. His recent works include the re-branding of Windmill and set design for Arena Theatre Company’s Mr Freezy, Moth and Goodbye Vaudeville Charlie Mudd (2010 Greenroom award nominee). Jonathon received the Crichton Award for New Illustrator with the picture book, The Empty City.
Scott has been designing since 2005, beginning in small amature companies in Northern NSW. Scott studied a BFA in 'Technical Produtcion' at QUT and after completing his degree in 2009 he has been working with various independent theatre makers in Brisbane as a lighting designer as well as with major Brisbane companies as a lighting technician.
Ryan is a Melbourne-based sound artist who has created work for the short animation film Aww Jeez (2011), co-curated and performed in the What is Music? Festival's Circle Jerk sound art event and currently runs an art practice and studio in northern Melbourne writing compositions that explore the human condition, population density and social apathy to be performed live and in a multi speaker environment.
Yvette is an emerging set and costume designer studying at Victorian College of the Arts in a Bachelor of Production. Yvette's recent credits include; Reconnaissance - an immersive installation for CROSS-STITCH curated by Daniel Santangeli for Metro Arts, Touring Production Designer for ROOM 328 (Brisbane Powerhouse’s World Theatre Festival 2011 and 2011 Melbourne Fringe Festival). Whilst at VCA she has worked on in-house productions with local directors Andrew Gray and Mary Sitarenos.
Polly Sara is an actor, dancer and teacher. She is a QUT graduate and is presently completing a Solo Residency with Victoria University, which will see her take part in an 800km walk from France to Spain as part of her study. Polly is the co-founder of Melbourne-based butoh company Red Moon Rising and has had the pleasure of performing in the Next Wave Festival in 2010 with the work The Oak’s Bride.
  • Image: John Feely
  • Image: John Feely
  • Image: John Feely

Dates: 19, 20, 22-27 May

Location: The Warehouse, Arts House, North Melbourne Town Hall 521 Queensberry Street, North Melbourne (tram route 57, stop 12)

Times: 8pm

Duration: 90 min

Ticket prices: Full $25 Conc $18

Bookings: Venue Tix 1300 30 40 72 or online (credit card only)

This event is part of Day Pass 4

Wheelchair accessible: Yes, please note this event is not seated. If a seat is required, this can be arranged.

18+ event

Warnings: Smoke effects, adult themes, strobe lighting

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