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 »

 

2009 ongoing: The Climamania Project

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
]

C6 (Climamania Event Number 6) — November 2017

SOUL will be performing The Australian Premiere of the UK playwright Steve Waters’ The Contingency Plan as a play-reading in 2017.

This script is composed of two full length plays that encapsulate various viewpoints regarding Climate Change, offering a realistic balanced portrayal of attitudes of denial and the reality of the damaging environmental circumstances exhibited by the Climate Change Crisis.

This double bill offers varied scientific opinions, media aspects and of course, the varied political attitudes apparent within today’s reality! With the finality of the public’s confusion as the situation worsens.

2008 – CHRYSALIS by Dina Ross

Soul Theatre’s production for 2008 was Dina Ross’s Chrysalis

ARTISTIC NOTES : Stunning poster design created by R-Co depicting hidden infants submerged underneath butterfly wings.
PURPOSE : To raise awareness of the horrors of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS).
BENEFICIARIES : SIDS and Kids
REVIEW: Kate Herbert Theatre Reviews, 2008: http://kateherberttheatrereviews.blogspot.com.au/2008/08/chrysalis-aug-6-2008.html

VENUE : La Mama Carlton Courthouse, 349 Drummond Street

SEASON : 6 – 23 August, 2008
DIRECTOR : David Myles

2006 – DOLLY STAINER OF KEW COTTAGES by Janet Brown

Soul Theatre’s production for 2006 was Janet Brown’s Dolly Stainer of Kew Cottages

ARTISTIC NOTES : 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.
PURPOSE : To celebrate what one can achieve regardless of impediments or circumstances; To raise awareness about Downs Syndrome.
BENEFICIARIES : The Kew Cottages Parents Association; Victorian Advocacy League for Individuals with Disability, Inc. (VALID).
REVIEW: The Age, 2006: http://www.theage.com.au/news/arts-reviews/dolly-stainer-of-kew-cottages/2006/08/22/1156012513610.html

VENUE : La Mama Carlton Courthouse, 349 Drummond Street

SEASON : 9 – 29 August, 2006
DIRECTOR : David Myles

2004 – LAUGHING WILD by Christopher Durang

Soul Theatre’s production for 2004 was Christopher Durang’s Laughing Wild

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

PURPOSE : To raise awareness about Global warming and Depression BENEFICIARIES : Environment Victoria; Mental Illness Foundation.

VENUE : Polyglot Theatre, 27A Cromwell Road, South Yarra SEASON : 11 – 28 November, 2004
DIRECTOR : David Myles

2003 – TWO by Ron Elisha

Soul Theatre’s production for 2003 was Ron Elisha’s Two

ARTISTIC NOTES : 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?”
PURPOSE : To generate more compassion and understanding; To help reduce the many frictions within the world.
BENEFICIARIES : The Jewish Holocaust Museum; Jewish Museum of Australia.

VENUE      : Theatreworks, 14 Acland Street, St. Kilda
SEASON    : 6 – 29 November
DIRECTOR : David Myles