LISMORE LIGHTS UP WITH ACCLAIMED PRODUCTION TRASH ALCHEMY

Local Member for Lismore Thomas George and Minister for the Arts Don Harwin have announced $1,600 in funding from Create NSW to enable Murwillumbah Theatre Company to bring the acclaimed production Trash Alchemy to the region.

Written & directed by Liesel Badorrek and performed by Johnny Nasser, Trash Alchemy covers themes including consumerism, pollution and recycling, and has been described as a ‘transformational tale for young people’.

The production’s set, props and puppetry are made entirely from found and recycled/re-purposed materials, allowing the audience to rethink the value of what is normally discarded.

This funding will also provide access to affordable theatre and high-quality professional performance which will give this regional community, in particular families, the opportunity to engage with live theatre in their local venue.

Local Member Thomas George said, “Trash Alchemy delivers a very important message through a fantastically creative way. It’s great to know this funding will bring the production to Lismore and I’m sure local audiences will love it.”

Minister Harwin said that the Arts on Tour program is an important initiative which helps to increase arts participation across NSW.

“This funding is vital in providing access to professional productions for towns that rarely have the opportunity to experience it without travel.

“We want to ensure that the best performances in NSW get seen by the many, not the few, and I’m delighted to bring this fantastic production to the area.”

The Community Presenter Touring Grant is a three-year Create NSW funding initiative administered by Arts on Tour offering support across two funding rounds per year. It provides funds towards performance fees to extend the reach of professional productions to smaller towns and remote communities in NSW that do not have a professional performing arts venue. This is the third year of the funding.

Murwillumbah Theatre Company Inc., Trash Alchemy, Regional NSW ($1,600)

Written & directed by Liesel Badorrek and performed by Johnny Nasser, Trash Alchemy covers themes including consumerism, pollution and recycling, and has been described as a ‘transformational tale for young people’. The set, props and puppetry are made entirely from found and recycled/re-purposed materials, allowing the audience to rethink the value of what is normally discarded.

Murwillumbah Theatre Company Inc. will present Loose Canon Arts’ production of Trash Alchemy in their local community theatre. This funding will provide access to affordable theatre and high-quality professional performance which will give this regional community, in particular families, the opportunity to engage with live theatre in their local venue.

Eastern Riverina Arts will present Loose Canon Arts’ production of Trash Alchemy in Batlow, West Wyalong and Coolamon.

Backdoor Cinema will present Loose Canon Arts’ production of Trash Alchemy at emerging performing arts venue South West Roxy Cinema.

Contact Details:

Office: 55 Carrington Street  LISMORE
Postal: PO Box 52  LISMORE  NSW  2480
Telephone: 1800 336 166 or 02 6621 3624
Facsimile: 02 6622 1403  Email: lismore@parliament.nsw.gov.au

Authorised by Thomas George MP. Funded using Parliamentary entitlements.