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 »

 

2012 – The Climamania Project Event Nr 4 (C4)

Soul Theatre’s fourth production for 2012 was The Climamania Project Event Nr 4 (C4).

ARTISTIC NOTES: Alicia had been trying to acquire Senator Bob Brown to speak on behalf of Climamania since November 2010, as they intermittently meet over the years, and inevitably discuss SOUL. Bob had agreed to help SOUL Theatre ever since 2002! At last, he delivered!
PURPOSE :
 
To highlight the unending concerns about the Climate Change Crisis
BENEFICIARY : SOUL’s Climamania Project

VENUE : Meat Market Arts Centre, North Melbourne
SEASON : Saturday November 10, 2012
DIRECTOR : Alicia Liley

2012 – The Climamania Project Event Nr 3 (C3)

Soul Theatre’s second production for 2012 was The Climamania Project Event Nr 3 (C3).

ARTISTIC NOTES: Performance of Groundtruthing, by climate scientist Peter Hardy
PURPOSE : for the 4th Earth Action Conference, involving several schools, co-ordinated by Lorna Brooks, Yr. 11 Coordinator/Sustainable Schools Coordinator at Mill Park Secondary College
BENEFICIARIES : SOUL’s Climamania Project; student audience

VENUE : Mill Park Secondary College
SEASON : Thursday, September 6, 2012
DIRECTOR : Alicia Liley

2012 – The Climamania Project Event Nr 2 (C2)

Soul Theatre’s second production for 2012 was The Climamania Project Event Nr 2 (C2).

PURPOSE : Continuing the Climamania momentum, since many people wanted to see it again from seeing C1 and many also were unable to attend C1
BENEFICIARY : SOUL’s Climamania Project

VENUE : St. Martin’s Community Church, 215 Wellington St., Collingwood
SEASON : Saturday June 16, 2012
DIRECTOR : Alicia Liley

2012 – The Climamania Project Event Nr 1 (C1)

Soul Theatre’s first production for 2012 was The Climamania Project Event Nr 1 (C1).

ARTISTIC NOTES : Exasperated for simply producing finances (that only achieved $20K from The Ian Potter Foundation, 21-12-2010 and The R.E. Ross Trust, 17-05-2011 of $10K each), Alicia was determined to communicate and educate the essence and various aspects of the Climate Change Crisis, so LAUNCHED The Climamania Project with various creative deliveries.
PURPOSE : Climamania Launch event
BENEFICIARIES : SOUL’s Climamania Project; Beyond Zero Emissions; Yarra Climate Action Now! (YCAN!)

2012-2015: Climamania Project events C1 through C5

 

Exasperated for simply producing finances (that only achieved $20K: from The Ian Potter Foundation, 21-12-2010 and The R.E. Ross Trust, 17-05-2011 of $10K each), Alicia was determined to communicate and educate the essence and various aspects of the Climate Change Crisis, so LAUNCHED The Climamania Project in 2012 with various creative events:

These took the form of four presentation/performances, known as C1 through C4.

18 March, 2012: C1 – Climamania Launch Event

16 June, 2012: C2 – Climamania  Event Nr 2, continuing the momentum

6 September 2012: C3 – Climamania Event Number 3, schools’ performance of Groundtruthing by Peter Hardy

10 November 2012: C4 – Climamania Event Number 4, Bob Brown and other speakers, plus a performance of Groundtruthing by Peter Hardy

In 2013 and 2014, Soul faced personal and organisational challenges, which meant that no productions were realised in those years. 2015 offered the opportunity to present several Short Plays on Climate Change that were waiting in the wings. Soul registered for the 2015 Melbourne Fringe Festival with:

28 September – 4 October 2015: C5 – Climamania Event Number 5, The Climamania Mini-Festival of Short Plays and Music

which also included comedy and poetry.