While our focus is mainly on the live and interactive elements of roving performances and workshops (where we can have the greatest effect and direct connection with the most people), we still love to dabble in more traditional film and stage projects when we have time.
Here are some of our favourites:
Presented by Tortuga Studios for Sydney Fringe Festival
Queer Beasts was created as ‘a coalescence of drag fabulousness, the broken, discarded
detritus that litters the floor once the costume is complete.’
Born from the discards and off cuts these beasts were create for a retrospective exhibition of the same name taking over the massive exhibition space of the Fringe Festival Bar, showcasing our creations across video work, photography, live performances and many costumes on display.
Deep Sea Astronauts creator Alli is a force of nature. Their inspiration is a visceral thing, investing all who work with them with a deep appreciation for their practice, and ensuring the final product is mesmerising. Their work captures a raw power, beauty in the base elements of humanity, and an anthropomorphic lens to the natural world.
It is always an honour to work with them.
Created in collaboration with Ad Hoc Films
Our love song to the much maligned ibis, for TEDxSydney where the film was premiered followed by a live performance of The Ibis, to an audience of over five thousand people at the International Conference Centre, and to millions more around the world.
‘TEDxSydney is the leading platform for the propagation of Australian ideas, creativity and innovation to the rest of the world.’
Deep Sea Astronauts TEDxSydney performance is a treasured memory for me. It was fabulously realised and a genuinely creative moment in a very busy day of talks, offering the audience something unique within the conference venue at ICC Sydney. They lit up the stage!
TEDxSydney, Head of Curation
Head of Conference Programming, SXSW Sydney
Created in collaboration with Ad Hoc Films
Music by Brendan McClean
An experimental dance collaboration inspired by the devastating and regenerative power of fire in the Australian bush.
Created for TEDxSydney, where the film was premiered across massive screens to a stadium of over five thousand people at the International Conference Centre. It was streamed around the world and been seen by millions of viewers.
The Hideous Demise of
Factory Theatre, Sydney Fringe Festival, This is Not Art Festival, Metro Screen, Penguin Plays Rough, The Imagine Festival, Performance Space, Queen Street Studios, Myers Studio UNSW
5 Part Radio Serial, fbi Radio
Co-production with The Deconverters
Jane Grimley Director
'The Hideous Demise of Detective Slate is ... busting out of its restraints with a sexy, yet seedy… and yet still very sexy performance.The story (written by Alli Sebastian Wolf) is a jaunty, satirical adventure that seems bigger than the genre itself. Add larger-than-life characters plus a break-neck pacing, and the atmosphere is one where the characters have fallen straight from the radio. “Alli has turned the genre on its head so many times, you don’t know which way is up,” explains director, Jane Grimley. “It feels like they might even turn around and implicate the musicians… or even you!”
The AU Review
Best New Theatre
Sydney Fringe Festival
The Importance of Being Ernest Dragons and Other Classic Tales,
As Told by an Octopus
Old Fitzroy Theatre, Peats Ridge Festival Big Top, New Theatre
Co-production with Tin Shed Theatre Company
Scarlet McGlynn Director
‘Has me in constant fits of laughter. The tales themselves explode onto the stage as The Importance of Being Earnest, Phaedra and Dante’s Inferno now brim with dragons, ghetto smack talk, glam rock music and countless other references to popular culture. The intertwining of these references with the classic texts is very funny.’
‘This is a must see production, you just have to see it to believe it, you don't need to take any hallucinogens before you go it is all there - weird, wonderful and wacky! If you are stressed at the moment this is a good cure, it takes you to another world where you can escape and indulge in a piece of fantasy… you won't believe it and it will keep you smiling for days!’
What's On Sydney
Bondi Feast Festival, Development Showing
Short play, Deep Sea Astronauts Sea Beasties Party, The Rocks, Cut&Paste, Bondi Pavilion Theatre, Griffin Theatre
'Wolf has written a rather fun little piece of theatre. The Captain’s monologues are very enjoyable and it would seem that Wolf has a fine sense of comedy...Wolf can certainly spin a yarn in an entertaining and engaging way, and the material she has to work with is rich and fresh... it entertains for the whole 45 minutes.
Watch out for it in the future.'
Dinner And A Show
The Vulture Gentlemen
Peats Ridge Festival, Newtown Festival, Radio Play
Radio play & puppet theatre hybrid
You Don’t Know About Space
Video game radio play, Sydney Fringe Festival, Indie Video Game Showcase and Online
Produced by Brain Soup
The Last Lighthouse Keeper
Companion Short Plays for Singled Out,
Augusta Supple Director/Producer
Working with Deep Sea Astronauts creator Alli on Singled Out was a pleasure- their commitment to visual storytelling and imagination is paralleled only by their professionalism and creativity. In all they do, Alli is a joy-maker. Their puppetry based plays were a brilliant burst of colour and creativity elevating the visual language of the stage into an ecstatic other-worldly playground for the imagination. Especially the wise and weathered lighthouse keeper's cat, who won the hearts of the cast and audience.
Director/Producer, Augusta Supple.
Singled Out (Seymour Centre)