The Bacchae

Exploring pills, politics and partying; eight young artists present a remixed version of Euripides classic text.

The Q has brought together eight emerging artists from all over Sydney once a week to pick apart what it means to party, to play and to organise. They have journeyed from the classical context of Euripides to the musical stylings of Annie Lennox and back again to bring together a contemporary response to this ancient Greek text.

The Bacchae is the story of a demi-god with an axe to grind, a leader with deeply repressed desires and a group of women finding a space to express themselves. Over the past two months, behind the scenes, The Q has played host to a series of rehearsal parties, soirees, get togethers and bush doofs to figure what all this might mean for people in the here and now. The invitations have been sent out, the punch has been spiked and the chaperones are all confirmed. It’s time to party.

Supported by the Creative Practice Lab, School of the Arts & MediaUNSWPrint

General Admission $18

Director: Nick Atkins

Assistant Director: Jaimie Livingstone

Production Support: Rhiannon McArthur

Communications Assistant: Brianna McCarthy

  • Kate Bobis
  • Sarah Carrol
  • Adam Doughty
  • Aiden Hume
  • Jack Maidment
  • Moreblessing Maturure
  • Tanisha Lo
  • Zoe Tomaras
  • Wednesday, Sep 30 2015 7:00pm
  • Thursday, Oct 1 2015 7:00pm
  • Friday, Oct 2 2015 7:00pm

The Q has brought together eight emerging artists from all over Sydney once a week to pick apart what it means to party, to play and to organise. They have journeyed from the classical context of Euripides to the musical stylings of Annie Lennox and back again to bring together a contemporary response to this ancient Greek text.

The Bacchae is the story of a demi-god with an axe to grind, a leader with deeply repressed desires and a group of women finding a space to express themselves. Over the past two months, behind the scenes, The Q has played host to a series of rehearsal parties, soirees, get togethers and bush doofs to figure what all this might mean for people in the here and now. The invitations have been sent out, the punch has been spiked and the chaperones are all confirmed. It’s time to party.

Supported by the Creative Practice Lab, School of the Arts & MediaUNSWPrint

General Admission $18

Director: Nick Atkins

Assistant Director: Jaimie Livingstone

Production Support: Rhiannon McArthur

Communications Assistant: Brianna McCarthy

  • Kate Bobis
  • Sarah Carrol
  • Adam Doughty
  • Aiden Hume
  • Jack Maidment
  • Moreblessing Maturure
  • Tanisha Lo
  • Zoe Tomaras
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