Featured Session: Innovation on Stage - The Picture of Dorian Gray

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Featured Session: Innovation on Stage - The Picture of Dorian Gray

The groundbreaking tech reinventing the live theatre experience.

Artistic Director of Sydney Theatre Company Kip Williams sits down with internationally recognised producer Michael Cassel AM to discuss the smash-hit production The Picture of Dorian Gray. After multiple sell-out Sydney seasons, a sold-out Melbourne premiere and Adelaide Festival season in 2022, and the New Zealand premiere at the 2023 Auckland Arts Festival; the groundbreaking production will premiere on the West End in 2024 starring global superstar Sarah Snook.

This breathtakingly innovative production coined the “cine-theatre” genre in Australia – incorporating live and pre-recorded video with live performance; enabling a single performer to nimbly shapeshift and play every role in the gripping tale. A dizzying combination of ultra-precise live camera work, motorised LED screens, novel staging, live image manipulation, and unmitigated technical audacity combine to create a piece that “will change theatre practice globally” (CX Magazine).

Developed locally by an Australian creative team in the midst of a pandemic, this home-grown work is poised to take on international stages at the height of theatre. Join Kip as he discusses with Michael the scintillating mix of cutting-edge contemporary theatre design and astonishing live video behind his vibrantly contemporary adaptation at the dawn of its global expansion.
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TUE, OCT 17, 2023
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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