Category Archives: Current Productions

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.

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

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.

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.