THE RABBLE is an on-going conversation between its artistic directors KATE DAVIS & EMMA VALENTE about aesthetic, space, gender, theatre and representation.
THE RABBLE was formed in 2006, and is one of Australia’s leading avant-garde contemporary theatre companies. THE RABBLE aim to centralise marginalised voices and ideas by boldly ignoring linear and dominant systems of representation. THE RABBLE re-imagine familiar text and stories through a surreal and feminist lens.
They have received commissions from Theatre Works, Melbourne Festival, Malthouse Theatre and Belvoir St Theatre. They have participated in Dark MOFO (ORLANDO, 2015), Melbourne Festival (ORLANDO, 2012, ROOM OF REGRET, 2013), Brisbane Festival (ORLANDO, 2014), Helium Festival, Malthouse Theatre (ORLANDO, 2012), Neon Festival, Melbourne Theatre Company (STORY OF O, 2013) and Melbourne Writers’ Festival (DEATHLY/DEATH/DEAD, 2014).
THE RABBLE has received 8 Green Room Award nominations between 2011 and 2015 including Winning for Design Integration for Special and a nomination for Outstanding Experimental and Contemporary Performance for FRANKENSTEIN in 2015. Our premiere main stage theatre work, ORLANDO as part of Malthouse Theatre’s Helium season and Melbourne Festival received a commendation in The Age Critic’s Award. THE RABBLE frequently makes ‘best of’ theatre lists annually. ORLANDO (2012), STORY OF O (2013), ROOM OF REGRET (2013), FRANKENSTEIN (2014) and CAIN & ABEL (2014) have all been nominated in: Real Time, The Age, Time Out, Sometimes Melbourne, ABC Arts and The Australian.
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