2009 ongoing: The Climamania Project

Oh Honeys, there just are way too many deaths and destruction occurring throughout the world. It is mankind’s responsibility to protect our home – Alicia Liley [Baa Atoll, Maldives, image courtesy Creative Commons BY-SA] More »

2008 – CHRYSALIS by Dina Ross

Stunning poster design created by R-Co depicting hidden infants submerged underneath butterfly wings. To raise awareness of the horrors of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS). More »

2006 – DOLLY STAINER OF KEW COTTAGES by Janet Brown

This production is SOUL’s first multi-media production. This play illuminates the world of institutionalized care in twentieth century Australia through the moving story of Dolly Stainer, a real live person who was left as a neglected five year old at The Mental Asylum in 1915. Here she remained for 75 years, developing just as the Asylum changed into The Kew Cottages. More »

2004 – LAUGHING WILD by Christopher Durang

Passionately raising awareness about Global Warming to a non-informed society, as well as about Depression, via this comedy! More »

2003 – TWO by Ron Elisha

SOUL’s production of Two was stimulated by the horrors of the 9/11 Twin Towers aeroplanes’ crash. Set shortly after WW II, SOUL is questioning society, “Haven’t we learned from History’s mistakes?” More »

2002 – NUTS by Tom Topor

Bringing awareness about realistic issues of family dysfunction, sexual assault and mental illness in order to lessen the common, yet hidden, prolific occurrences More »

1995 – SOUL THEATRE’S BENEFIT

The Benefit consisted of four scenes from A Lie of the Mind by Sam Shepard. After each scene, Alicia Liley stepped out of character to explain the circumstances about ABI as depicted in the scene. More »

1994 – A LIE OF THE MIND by Sam Shepard

Soul Theatre’s production A Lie of the Mind by Sam Shepard was selected as our inaugural production because the protagonist Beth acquires brain injury from domestic violence. Both issues align to Soul Theatre’s mission statement. Alicia Liley who perfomed this character Beth, also has acquired brain injury (ABI) from a near-fatal car accident. She saw many correlations between Beth’s and her own recovery. More »

 

S.E.A.T. (SOUL’s Educational Active Theory / Team)

In 2018, SOUL developed a new educational initiative based in schools.

S.E.A.T. is SOUL’s Educational Active Theory (or Team). It aims to educate young Australians about the urgent need to address the Climate Change Crises before it’s too (d**mned) late.

The project involves a team of performing artists visiting primary and secondary schools in Victoria. SOUL initially presents a mix of short plays, videos, talks and music, then engages with students and teachers to encourage them to get creative about climate change. A week or so later, SOUL returns to workshop the results with students, leading up to a performance opportunity or expo, either in-school or in public. The form of this presentation is up to the teachers and students to decide under SOUL’s guidance and advice.

If your school would be interested in being part of S.E.A.T., please contact our Artistic Director, Alicia Liley via our Contact page.

‘The Last Angel’ (2015)

We’re very excited to announce that we have found some lost footage from 2015. This is a short excerpt of ‘The Last Angel’ performed in 2015. Performers include Alicia Liley, Martin Foot and Chris Gregory.

SOUL’s Choir, SOULISTAS!

Soulistas means zest for life, love and protection of nature, care for the oppressed and love of song and music!

“Singing is the best thing you can do for your soul”, (Rosie L.)

Join our fun and friendly community choir and make a difference. We are very inclusive; reading music not required.

Soul was formed in October 2017.

Mondays 6.45 for 7-9pm during school term.
The Fairfield Uniting Church, 85 Gillies Street, Fairfield
(Note Soulistas is not a religious choir)

More info: martin@soultheatre.org.au
Phil 0434 840 688 or Alicia 0425 728 427

2015 – Climamania Festival of Short Plays and Music (C5)

Climamania – Mini-Festival of Short Plays and Music

presented as part of the Melbourne Fringe Festival 2015

28 September to 4 October, 2015

Brunswick Mechanics Institute, cnr Glen Lyon and Sydney Roads, Brunswick
Tuesday – Sunday at 6.30pm, 90 minutes duration
Do you have an angry polar bear in your swimming pool? Look again. Bjorn and his Inuit mates are in town, mightily pissed off about the climate change crisis, global warming and the shrinking ice caps. So say authors Gerald Frape and Peter Hardy (a climate scientist who spent four years working in the Arctic).

Soul Theatre presents a mini-festival of theatre, poetry, comedy and music about the climate change crisis and what we’re not doing about it.

Join Australian jazz icon Bob Sedergreen, comic master Rod Quantock* and the Soul Theatre ensemble as they put a carbon-neutral rocket under our entrenched complacency. (Please note: Rod Quantock not appearing on Friday, 2 October).

More information here.

The Climamania Project Stimulus

Having been a Climate Change Activist since late 2002, Alicia Liley proposed to SOUL’s Board at the 2009 AGM that Soul Theatre Inc. produce a production, educating society and the politicians about the incredible seriousness of the Climate Change Crisis – before it is way too late!

Everyone agreed, so as Artistic Director, Alicia searched for a single Playwright for SOUL to commission on this play tackling the Climate Change Crisis

She obtained the performing rights to The Australian Premiere of The Contingency Plan by UK playwright, Steve Waters. The Contingency Plan.

The Contingency Plan is composed of two full length plays, On the Beach and Resilience.

To assist with SOUL’s purpose of this Climate Change message, Alicia had previously curated various other art forms in addition to this production.

These creative events of music, poetry, photography, comedy, poetry and Climate Science speakers are an addition to the combination of Short Plays, with all creative endeavours aligning with the theme of Climate Change.

This has taken shape as Climamania: Festival of Short Plays and Music.