Campfire Collective is thrilled, awed, and a lot excited to be a part of Imperial Panda Festival 2011. We’ll be presenting Storytelling, our show of real people telling true stories of their own lives, which changes every time it hits the stage with a new swathe of tellers, and we’re locking in some pretty awesome guests with some pretty great true stories which they’ll share with you.
We’ve been talking with Rosie Fisher and Eddie Sharp, two of the powers that be at Imperial Panda (alongside co-directors Mish Grigor and Zoe Coombs Marr) and there sounds like being some really great stuff again this year including some excellent themed cocktail nights at Good God Small Bar which will serve as a HQ and box office for the festival which runs across a whole range of artist run venues.
In the early bit of each of the last few years Panda has really set the mark for the coming year with a delicately curated performance festival. The post Sydney Festival buzz of a city alive with performance is amplified at Panda where there’s always fast talk about fast moving tickets and sell out shows and epic performances to nuanced performances. It’s featured the likes of Pig Island who are Charlie Garber, Nick Coyle and Claudia O’Doherty all of whom are independently and collectively responsible for great things (We saw Claudia’s solo show twice this year once in Melbourne and again in Edinburgh we liked it so much); Zoe Coombs Marr, Brown Council, Post, Suitcase Royale, to name just a few. So we’re thrilled to be presenting alongside some great people, and grateful to the visionary directors Rosie Fisher, Mish Grigor, Eddie Sharp and Zoe Coombs Marr. I just read somewhere that someone should have erected a statue in a park somewhere to Rosie Fisher as one of the most important figures in experimental theatre in Sydney. Nice one, Rosie!
Details are still emerging but Storytelling at Imperial Panda will be on March 15 at Helen Rose Schausberger Laboratorium, and tickets will be around $15 and available from the venue on the night only and from 7pm at Good God Small Bar on Liverpool St, City.