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                    MELBOURNE FRINGE FESTIVAL

                                    2009 MEDIA KIT




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CABARET
20- Something .......................................................................................................................... 12
A Rich Mans World ................................................................................................................. 13
Ca$h ......................................................................................................................................... 14
Ecosexual: Green Just Got a Whole Lot More Attractive ........................................................ 15
Gap Year .................................................................................................................................. 16
Ghostboy With Golden Virtues 'Swallow & Exit'.................................................................... 17
In Search of Atlantis ................................................................................................................. 18
Karmin Suitrout...Lets Get Mystical ........................................................................................ 19
Nikki Aitken is THE RUNAWAY........................................................................................... 20
Stella Sings the Blues ............................................................................................................... 21
Tania Bosak and SUPPER AT STANLEY'S RETURNS! ...................................................... 22
The Caravan of Love presents.... Pure Kunst ........................................................................... 23
Velvet Cabaret and Comedy Nights ......................................................................................... 24
What a Little Moonlight Can Do.............................................................................................. 25
When the Sex is Gone .............................................................................................................. 26
Where Was I? ........................................................................................................................... 27

CIRCUS
And the little one said............................................................................................................... 30
Asleep in a Secret ..................................................................................................................... 31
Bittersweet ................................................................................................................................ 32
Circalicious............................................................................................................................... 33
Cirque de Gymnastique - a Carnivale ...................................................................................... 34
CRAZY .................................................................................................................................... 35
Dos or Duo ............................................................................................................................... 36
Fallen ........................................................................................................................................ 37
How to be a Lady ..................................................................................................................... 38
In My Footsteps ........................................................................................................................ 39
kneu .......................................................................................................................................... 40
Operation .................................................................................................................................. 41
Penumbra .................................................................................................................................. 42
Runtime Error ........................................................................................................................... 43
SPRUIK .................................................................................................................................... 44

COMEDY
$pare ¢hange ............................................................................................................................ 46
+1 Sword .................................................................................................................................. 47
21 - 'cause you'll only turn it once ............................................................................................ 48
5:30 Comedy Series at Fringe .................................................................................................. 49

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Akmal in It's Not My Fault ...................................................................................................... 50
All The Single Ladies ............................................................................................................... 51
Andrew McClelland's Somewhat Accurate History of the Fall of the Roman Empire............ 52
Antics Shop .............................................................................................................................. 53
Anyone for Tennis? in CUTTHROAT..................................................................................... 54
Arj Barker: Keeper or Crapper! ............................................................................................... 55
Back to Front ............................................................................................................................ 56
Bart Freebairn in A Breathtakingly Magical Journey into the Ordinary.................................. 57
Beauty and Bliss ....................................................................................................................... 58
Ben Cousins - a rock opera ...................................................................................................... 59
Breakin' Free: The Graduation ................................................................................................. 60
Brendan Brumby's Indiana Jesus: Temple of Cool. ................................................................. 61
carnovale & culp are The Cloud Girls ..................................................................................... 62
Centrelink The Musical ............................................................................................................ 63
Charles Barrington in Joyce's Junkatique................................................................................. 64
Clodhopper ............................................................................................................................... 65
Coming Home .......................................................................................................................... 66
Daniel Kitson............................................................................................................................ 67
Dead River by Kate McLennan ................................................................................................ 68
Experimentos - The Freshmaker .............................................................................................. 69
Felicity Ward Reads from The Book of Moron ....................................................................... 70
F+ck. A love story .................................................................................................................... 71
Fitzroyalty ................................................................................................................................ 72
Free Internet ............................................................................................................................. 73
Hannah Gadsby: Kiss Me Quick I'm Full Of Jubes ................................................................. 74
He's Some Sort Of Bloody Social Commentator! .................................................................... 75
Hypothetical Tales.................................................................................................................... 76
I LOVE LULU - A Radio Sitcom Written by Claire Hooper .................................................. 77
I Will Have Sex With You ....................................................................................................... 78
Jason Chong's Why The Bloody Hell Aren't Ya? .................................................................... 79
Jaymie Wilson Eats Babies ...................................................................................................... 80
Jeremiah ................................................................................................................................... 81
JOSH THOMAS: Things That I Have Said Before ................................................................. 82
Lorraine's Hair & Face ............................................................................................................. 83
Love and Marriage ................................................................................................................... 84
Love in the Time of Milk Bars ................................................................................................. 85
Mark Watson ............................................................................................................................ 86
Matt and Ted Make Stuff Up ................................................................................................... 87
Metrosketchuals ....................................................................................................................... 88
Michael Tancredi's Restrain Job .............................................................................................. 89
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Monster of the Deep 3D ........................................................................................................... 90
Mr. Nick's Theatre of the Damned ........................................................................................... 91
Neanderthal Brow .................................................................................................................... 92
One-Arm and Three-Arms in the Swamp ................................................................................ 93
Passion of Crime ...................................................................................................................... 94
Philip Escoffey's Six Impossible Things Before Dinner (UK) ................................................ 95
Please Don't Use My Flannel For That by Lou Sanz .............................................................. 96
Puppy Fight Social Club .......................................................................................................... 97
Rick Mitchell in the School of Hard Knocks ........................................................................... 98
ROBOT vs WORLD ................................................................................................................ 99
SAM SIMMONS in The Net starring Sandra Bullock .......................................................... 100
Sanz Script.............................................................................................................................. 101
Seamus McAlary - Thoughts, Musings and Proper Jokes ..................................................... 102
Sharyn Booth Has a Purpose? ................................................................................................ 103
Shiva ....................................................................................................................................... 104
SKIRTING AROUND ........................................................................................................... 105
Smart Casual - Art vs Smart Casual ....................................................................................... 106
Supermanchild ........................................................................................................................ 107
Sympathy for the Devil .......................................................................................................... 108
Take me out to the Logies ...................................................................................................... 109
The Alexandra Technique ...................................................................................................... 110
The Anarchist Guild Social Committee ................................................................................. 111
The Bedroom Philosopher - Songs From The 86 Tram ......................................................... 112
The Break of Dawn ................................................................................................................ 113
THE HOUNDS ...................................................................................................................... 114
The Post Apocalyptic Users' Guide ........................................................................................ 115
Theatresports™ ...................................................................................................................... 116
There will be lol ..................................................................................................................... 117
Tom Ballard - Several Nights Only! ...................................................................................... 118
Tommy Little in `Getaway`.................................................................................................... 119
TRASH TALK ....................................................................................................................... 120
Victoria Extra Dry .................................................................................................................. 121
Vigilantelope presents Tale of the Golden Lease................................................................... 122
Welcome to the Freak Show .................................................................................................. 123
Who is Priscilla Irving? (not a rhetorical question) ............................................................... 124
Who's your Daddy? ................................................................................................................ 125
Window Shopping Walking Tours (WSWT) ......................................................................... 126
WORLD'S WORST WAITER ............................................................................................... 127


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DANCE/ MOVEMENT
Any Requests? ........................................................................................................................ 130
Cypher Sapiens ....................................................................................................................... 131
Dance Miniature ..................................................................................................................... 132
EGG. ....................................................................................................................................... 133
Leviticus ................................................................................................................................. 134
Pimping my he(ART) ............................................................................................................. 135
Real Hot Bitches present Dance is a Battlefield .................................................................... 136
Sense of Belonging................................................................................................................. 137
Serpent Dancer ....................................................................................................................... 138
SHUT UP AND DANCE!...................................................................................................... 139
Six Women Standing in Front of a White Wall ..................................................................... 140
SPUN...................................................................................................................................... 141
Triplicity ................................................................................................................................. 142
Vital Organs Collective .......................................................................................................... 143

LIVE ART
24003 ...................................................................................................................................... 146
en route ................................................................................................................................... 147
Letters To Isaac ...................................................................................................................... 148
Nature League in North Melbourne ....................................................................................... 149
The Mapping Room ............................................................................................................... 150

MUSIC
Alberts Basement presents Odd Insight ................................................................................. 152
All India Radio ....................................................................................................................... 153
Aurland: Sounds & Images .................................................................................................... 154
Black Jesus Experience .......................................................................................................... 155
Brainville: A Tribute to Sun Ra ............................................................................................. 156
Colors Tribute Band ............................................................................................................... 157
Deep Street Soul ..................................................................................................................... 158
Explorations in Subcutaneous Cartography ........................................................................... 159
Fading Fires with special guest Ollie Olsen ........................................................................... 160
Gasworks presents Mikki Ross .............................................................................................. 161
Genius..................................................................................................................................... 162
Guitar Relay ........................................................................................................................... 163
Kimbo: Cannon vs Wrecking Ball ........................................................................................ 164
MANTSWE............................................................................................................................ 165
PASSI JO & WARAKO MUSICA ........................................................................................ 166
Pete and the Tar Gang - Songs Of The Hollow Bone Moon.................................................. 167
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Putting on the Fitz .................................................................................................................. 168
Random Acts of Elevator Music ............................................................................................ 169
Sonographs: Trips Along the Faultline .................................................................................. 170
Soul Fringe ............................................................................................................................. 171
Tattoo ..................................................................................................................................... 172
Trent and Jane's Lane ............................................................................................................. 173
Two Bright Lakes Fringe Party .............................................................................................. 174
VIR: Schumann and the Art of Piano Destruction ................................................................. 175
When Sound Meets Colour... ................................................................................................. 176

PERFORMANCE
A Bit of Argy Bargy: And No More Shall We Part ............................................................... 178
A Bit of Argy Bargy: The Suicide Show ............................................................................... 179
A BLACK JOY ...................................................................................................................... 180
A Couple Cold Ones .............................................................................................................. 181
A Little Piece .......................................................................................................................... 182
A Melody of Discontent ......................................................................................................... 183
a tiny chorus ........................................................................................................................... 184
Acacia Hills ............................................................................................................................ 185
All Excellent Men - Beowulf ................................................................................................. 186
All Excellent Men - Le Garcon Neurotique ........................................................................... 187
All Excellent Men - Orpheus in the Underworld ................................................................... 188
All Excellent Men - The Christian Brothers .......................................................................... 189
All Excellent Men - The Transposed Man ............................................................................. 190
Attract/Repel .......................................................................................................................... 191
Belle's Paradise ....................................................................................................................... 192
Bye Bye Birdie ....................................................................................................................... 193
Can't Pay? Won't Pay! ............................................................................................................ 194
Candy Bowers in Who's That Chik? ...................................................................................... 195
Claire Hollingsworth: Show and Tell..................................................................................... 196
Copernicus .............................................................................................................................. 197
Crook'Ed: A 1930s Crime Caper ............................................................................................ 198
DONNA & DAMO ................................................................................................................ 199
Everything Will Be Okay ....................................................................................................... 200
Holy Sissies and Sluts Batman! ............................................................................................. 201
Home Economics written by Declan Greene ......................................................................... 202
In the absence of sunlight ....................................................................................................... 203
Invert! ..................................................................................................................................... 204
IRIS ........................................................................................................................................ 205
Jesus: According to Luke ....................................................................................................... 206
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Justine Sless Presents Bench Press a Kitschen Sink Drama .................................................. 207
Maelstrom............................................................................................................................... 208
Man 40 seeks Woman with Good Legs & Billie: A Double Bill ........................................... 209
Meet me at The End ............................................................................................................... 210
Melborn09 .............................................................................................................................. 211
Multiple Moments .................................................................................................................. 212
Neon Toast ............................................................................................................................. 213
Nigels Birthday ...................................................................................................................... 214
Occupied................................................................................................................................. 215
Perempuan Gerabah - Ritual Kawin Tanah............................................................................ 216
Retail ...................................................................................................................................... 217
Ridiculusmus Readings .......................................................................................................... 218
She's My Baby........................................................................................................................ 219
Sketch The Rhyme ................................................................................................................. 220
Small Talk .............................................................................................................................. 221
Snuff Clubb ............................................................................................................................ 222
Speaking ................................................................................................................................. 223
SUCKED IN ........................................................................................................................... 224
Sweet Jelly Roll ...................................................................................................................... 225
The Book of Revelation ......................................................................................................... 226
The Courtesan ........................................................................................................................ 227
The Hamlet Apocalypse ......................................................................................................... 228
The Hat Box ........................................................................................................................... 229
The Last Tuesday Society ...................................................................................................... 230
The Pedophile Terrorist and the Fight on Box Hill ................................................................ 231
The Pharmacist ....................................................................................................................... 232
The Rise of General Arthur .................................................................................................... 233
The Seewell Family Cabaret: Home of Amazing Acts of Amazement ................................. 234
Titus Andronicus .................................................................................................................... 235
Tongue Meat: A Feast of Urban Fairytales ............................................................................ 236
Vladimir The Crow ................................................................................................................ 237
VnV Boudoir .......................................................................................................................... 238
Voices: The Carrical Project .................................................................................................. 239
We'll Kill 'em Tonight ............................................................................................................ 240
Welcome to the Jungle ........................................................................................................... 241
While I'm Away ..................................................................................................................... 242
Yuri Wells .............................................................................................................................. 243
Live In The Hive .................................................................................................................... 244


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SCHOOL HOLIDAY PROGRAM
A Curious Day........................................................................................................................ 246
Northcote Kids Fringe Festival .............................................................................................. 247
The List Operators for Kids! .................................................................................................. 248
Topsy Turvey ......................................................................................................................... 249

SPECIAL EVENTS
ANIMATION CLUB!!! presents Secret Handshake ............................................................. 252
Battle Galaga .......................................................................................................................... 253
Cine Abstracts ........................................................................................................................ 254
CIRCUIT ................................................................................................................................ 255
Conjure ................................................................................................................................... 256
Depth of Field......................................................................................................................... 257
Digital Fringe ......................................................................................................................... 258
ELECTRIC SHORTS ............................................................................................................ 259
Folding Australia 2009 ........................................................................................................... 260
FRINGE CLUB ...................................................................................................................... 261
FRINGE FURNITURE 2009 - Silver .................................................................................... 262
Fringe Furniture - Alumni Retrospective ............................................................................... 263
Op Shop Tour ......................................................................................................................... 264
Open Source for creatives ...................................................................................................... 265
OUTPOST - A/V JAM SESSION ......................................................................................... 266
People's Tours ........................................................................................................................ 267
Refugee Camp in your City.................................................................................................... 268
REVERB 1 ............................................................................................................................. 269
Roarhouse - Inside Out ........................................................................................................... 270
Take Off Your Skin (TOYS) .................................................................................................. 271
The Naked Brunch ................................................................................................................. 272
Wealth of Nations................................................................................................................... 273

VISUAL ARTS
Big Mountain.......................................................................................................................... 276
Black....................................................................................................................................... 277
Earth Fire Rain Wind ............................................................................................................. 278
Echo's Lost ............................................................................................................................. 279
Field ........................................................................................................................................ 280
Get the Balance Right ............................................................................................................ 281
He Was An Alien in the Pacific ............................................................................................. 282
Illustrators Australia 14th Annual 9X5 Exhibition - .............................................................. 283
iMAP ...................................................................................................................................... 284

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In Between Lost and Found ................................................................................................... 285
Into the Red ............................................................................................................................ 286
Lines of disconnection and connection: Djoodood ................................................................ 287
LOOPS OF LOVE EXHIBITION/CD LAUNCH ................................................................. 288
Milk Bars, Laundromats and Urban Beauty........................................................................... 289
New Epoch Art Experience! .................................................................................................. 290
Street Visions ......................................................................................................................... 291
The Gulf of Carpet Area......................................................................................................... 292
The Liminal ............................................................................................................................ 293
The Lure of Echo.................................................................................................................... 294
The Paper Lifeboat: How Comics Can Save Your Life. ........................................................ 295
There is no light without darkness ......................................................................................... 296
This Kaos includes some Kontrol .......................................................................................... 297
Urban Art Agenda#3 .............................................................................................................. 298
Voice ...................................................................................................................................... 299
Yellow Monster / Visions of Dreams & Life ......................................................................... 300




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                                         CABARET




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Cabaret
                                            The Vox Trust
                                                    Presents


                                        20- Something
TWO 20-SOMETHINGS AND A PIANO MAN STUMBLE THEIR WAY THROUGH LIFE, LOVE, CAREERS AND
CENTRELINK PAYMENTS!

The sassy cabaret show by The Vox Trust, '20-Something', featuring Tamara Shinners, Rachel McCall and Jamie
Cock will be playing at The Kitten Club on October 7 and 8.

20-Something comes to Melbourne after a sold-out season in 2007 and 5 star reviews from the 2008 Adelaide
Fringe Festival.

Tamara and Rachel have spent a long time trying to find themselves, and in their twenties they realise there is
such a thing as the quarter-life-crisis. Souls are bared with this fresh cabaret mix. They weave together original
songs with a mix of those from recent off-Broadway shows, cabaret classics and a touch of opera.

From the tones of Sondheim, Jason Robert Brown and a homage to Centrelink to a worrying rendition of
Offenbach's 'Barcarolle', these cheeky performers wade through the common dramas of the twenty-
something's! Jamie Cock provides the perfect accompaniment with some quirky banter to add to the mix.

Reviews:

"a must-see" 5AA *****

"a soaring success" The Advertiser ****

"... ripper show!...Rachel McCall and Tamara Shinners wowed the crowd. Very eye candy these girls." Russell
Starke, City Messenger.

"McCall and Shinners delivered a feast of cabaret greats based on their travels, poverty and lost loves... Jamie
Cock delivered an outstanding performance on piano" Alexandra Parry, Independent Weekly


LISTING INFORMATION
Venue: Tony Starrs Kitten Club, 267 Little Collins St, Melbourne
Season Dates: 7/10/2009 - 8/10/2009
Times/Notes: Oct 7th at 8pm
Oct 8th at 8pm and 10pm (late show 2 for 1)
Tickets: Conc $20.00, Full $25.00, Group $18.00
Bookings: Festival Tix: 03 9660 9666 or www.melbournefringe.com.au

COMPANY OR ARTIST PRESS CONTACT:
Tamara Shinners, 0433041960, sass62000@hotmail.com




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Cabaret
                                    Cardia Productions
                                                Presents


                                A Rich Mans World
Cardia Productions presents A Rich Man's World. This is a show all about our obsession with materialism
and how money or lack of it can influence how we live. Caroline and Jacqueline are the wicked sisters of
the new millennium, but better looking. The Paris Cat Jazz Club will be the venue for this energetic
production. There will be 2 shows only on the 2nd and 3rd of October.

Cardia Productions was started in 2007 by Carla Conlin and Diana Scalzi. After a sold out debut season at
the Adelaide Fringe Festival with A Rich Mans World they were encouraged to develop their work further.
They have gone on to be involved in the Adelaide Cabaret Fringe Festival, Feast Festival, The Melbourne
Fringe Festival and have been hired to perform at social events.

Cardia Productions are 2 young, energetic artists. Carla Conlin is 25 and has studied Dance and Drama
much of her life. She has a Bachelor of Arts majoring in Drama and Screen studies from Flinders
University, A Dipolma of Performing Arts and recently completed a Bachelor of Education. Her aim with
Cardia was to create more opportunities for young performers in Adelaide. With her is Diana Scalzi, who is
24 and her performance training lead her to study at Brent ts Studios in Sydney. With a Diploma of
Performing Arts and an extensive background in music she has won awards for contemporary song writing.
Cardia also gives opportunities to some very talented up and coming musicians, who will be joining us for
this show.


LISTING INFORMATION
Venue: Paris Cat Jazz Club, 6 Goldie Place, Melbourne
Season Dates: 02/10/2009 - 03/10/2009
Times/Notes: 8pm. 60 mins show.
Tickets: Conc $15.00, Full $20.00, Group $15.00
Bookings: Festival Tix: 03 9660 9666 or www.melbournefringe.com.au

COMPANY OR ARTIST PRESS CONTACT:
Carla Conlin, 0404010209, cardia@live.com.au




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Cabaret
                                     Kommisar Kabaret
                                                 Presents


                                                Ca$h
Big Boys Love Cash - Big Boys Play With Cash - Big Boys Splash Cash - Markets Crash - Big Boys lose
Cash!!!

Big Boys have to tell their sex partners they won't be bringing home any bacon - will their sex partners
default?

"CA$H" takes a wry look at RECESSION as it follows the sexy scent of    Humans Incorporated in the grip of
"Killer Instinct".

Komissar Kabaret - the latest cutting edge established Intercultural Kabaret Kompany - often deals with
gripping issues that affect the everyday Australians through charcoal humor, dance, song and wickedly
sexy stereotypes. Our latest offering features the Stockmarkets Crash, Mobsters Bash, Preachers Pash and
a Maid that "knows too much".


LISTING INFORMATION
Venue: The Brunswick Mechanics Institute
Season Dates: 23/09/09 - 04/10/09
Times/Notes: 8:00pm. Excluding Mondays & Tuesdays
Tickets: Conc $14.00, Full $18.00, Other $14.00
Bookings: Festival Tix: 03 9660 9666 or www.melbournefringe.com.au

COMPANY OR ARTIST PRESS CONTACT:
Cathryn Thomas, 0438042353, catsatonamat@hotmail.com




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Cabaret
                                         Generation Oh!
                                                  Presents


    Ecosexual: Green Just Got a Whole Lot More
                    Attractive
Sustainability just got sexy at this year's Melbourne Fringe Festival with the Generation Oh! troupe
presenting the green cabaret - 'Ecosexual'.

So we all know the story by now - the planet's as hot as what's filling out the girls' corsets, the seas are
rising faster than the blood pressures in the front row and the ice in the Arctic is breaking up faster than it
does at pre-drinks for a Year 12 formal.

But don't get your knickers in a twist - Generation Oh! is here to inject some optimism into the cynicism of
it all with a host of beautiful and bizarre characters.

This engaging one hour show mixes solo and ensemble burlesque routines, cabaret, dance and song to
deliver the message that sustainability is your choice.

Audacious director Katherine Copsey said: "Our vision is to educate, entertain and entice our audiences to
act now by exposing what's important about caring for our environment and society today."



LISTING INFORMATION
Venue: The Order of Melbourne, Level 2, 401 Swanston St, Melbourne
Preview Dates: 23/09/09 - 23/09/09
Season Dates: 24/09/09 - 11/10/09
Times/Notes: 8pm Sun-Thurs
5pm Sat Excluding Wed & Fri of Grand Final weekend
Tickets: Preview $15.00, Conc $18.00, Full $22.00, Group $18.00, Tightarse Tues $15.00
Bookings: Festival Tix: 03 9660 9666 or www.melbournefringe.com.au

COMPANY OR ARTIST PRESS CONTACT:
The Revolution Group, 0421377498, annacrameri@hotmail.com




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Cabaret
                     Reds Under the Bed Activist Cabaret
                                                  Presents


                                            Gap Year
A satirical song and dance cabaret about three spirited friends, Muriel, Peggy-Sue and Merrily, who lost
their homes in a natural disaster and who survive at The Gap Caravan Park until they can return home.
They face gaps between government spin and reality, myth and truth, post maturity and youth.

Reds Under the Bed is an activist cabaret troupe that features infectious original songs, satirical cabaret
and comical sketches, written and performed with gusto and black humour.

The trio, Valerie Farfalla, Trish Posterino and Sue Stack, present a musical feast of styles including jazz,
rockabilly, blues, latin and music hall - using keys, accordion, kazoo and vocals - including mime and some
side-splitting comical visual parodies.

Reds Under the Bed works within the community performing for various union, community and private
fundraisers and forums - even parties and wakes, and performed at the 2006 and 2007 Melbourne Fringe
Festivals.


LISTING INFORMATION
Venue: The Glasshouse, 51 Gipps Street, Collingwood
Season Dates: 4/10/09
Times/Notes: 5.30pm - 7.30pm
Tickets: Conc $10.00, Full $15.00, Group $10.00
Bookings: Festival Tix: 03 9660 9666 or www.melbournefringe.com.au

COMPANY OR ARTIST PRESS CONTACT:
Valerie Farfalla, 9346 7239, vfarfalla@hotmail.com




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Cabaret
                                                      -
                                                  Presents


 Ghostboy With Golden Virtues 'Swallow & Exit'
A heady mix of sonic narrative and erotic duende, Ghostboy With Golden Virtues are avant-garde art
brutes! A ménage a trios comprising an eclectic live band, two untamed chanteuses and one of the world's
finest spoken weird artists; GBGV strip the bed of mainstream music and theatre.

Their pants-off-punk-kabaret-músikale 'Swallow & Exit' is not for the faint hearted. These underground
creatures seduce audiences into a world of Berlin-style rock 'n' roll debauchery and surrealist spoken weird
soundtracks. They go down on Iggy's Pop and stroke Serge's Gainsbourg, and that's just foreplay!

Infamous for their exploding live shows they have (dis)graced stages at the Woodford Folk, Byron Bay
Writers' and Brisbane Cabaret festivals, and occasionally disturbed the airwaves of JJJ, ZzZ and RRR. The
GBGV live experience delivers everything you (n)ever wanted - only for the bent of mind & brave of heart.

WARNING: THESE SHOWS MAY INCITE UNCONTROLLABLE IMPULSES OF A PSYCHOSEXUAL NATURE

www.myspace.com/ghostboywithgoldenvirtues

"This is beautiful, various and very exotic!" - Spex (Germany)

"Popularly viewed as a left-field performance or cabaret ensemble, GBGV (are a) truly sterling live
(art)rock band... One of the most bizarre and brilliant live music events Brisbane is likely to witness this
year" - Time Off

DEBUT ALBUM 'ENTER' (FEAT. THE FILMCLIP FOR FIRST SINGLE 'WOLFISH') CUTS ITS TEETH AT THE
MELBOURNE FRINGE FESTIVAL 2009.



LISTING INFORMATION
Venue: Festival Hub - Main Theatre, Lithuanian Club
Season Dates: 26/09/2009 - 01/10/2009
Times/Notes: 10.00pm - 11.00pm, Sunday September 27: 9.00pm - 10.00pm Excluding Monday
September 28
Tickets: Conc $12.00, Full $15.00, Group $12.00, Tightarse Tues $10.00
Bookings: Festival Tix: 03 9660 9666 or www.melbournefringe.com.au

COMPANY OR ARTIST PRESS CONTACT:
Skye Staniford, 0414 483 246, skyestaniford@hotmail.com




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Cabaret
                                           Tess Waters
                                                 Presents


                               In Search of Atlantis
As foretold by The Minstrels of the Revolution

'In a time since past, two courageous explorers begin a dangerous journey: to discover the lost city of
Atlantis. Armed with nothing but a guitar and a mandolin, these brave young men traverse into the
unknown expecting to find the sunken city. What they find is beyond their wildest imaginations. A musical
prog-rock cabaret of epic proportions; forging visual effects with live character based performances, these
men will take you on a journey the likes of which you have never seen.'

Who are the Minstrels of the Revolution?
Created by the Gods for reasons unknown, the Minstrels of the Revolution strive to find the meaning of
existence through the art of storytelling and song.

These brave men in search for honour and glory risk their lives to create music of epic proportions whilst
giving strong warning to the corrupt and wicked.

Kai Smythe - Musician/Actor/Filmmaker and Tim Mager Composer/Actor/Musician bring together their
passions for music and performance in this the Minstrels' first 'concept' show, 'In Search of Atlantis'.

Themes/Linkages: Cabaret, Theatre, Prog-rock, Storytelling, Character based theatre, Comedy, New Work,
Bar Open (venue), Atlantis, Conspiracy Theory buffs, Cross platform performance (media and
performance)

www.myspace.com/minstrelsoftherevolution

www.baropen.com.au


LISTING INFORMATION
Venue: Bar Open, 317 Brunswick Street, Fitzroy
Season Dates: 30/09/2009 - 04/10/2009
Times/Notes: All shows start 7pm
Opening Night 2 for 1 tix

Tickets: Conc $10.00, Full $15.00, Group $10.00
Bookings: Festival Tix: 03 9660 9666 or www.melbournefringe.com.au

COMPANY OR ARTIST PRESS CONTACT:
Tess Waters, 0415 094 687, tesswaters@gmail.com




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Cabaret
                                  Epiphany Productions
                                                 Presents


               Karmin Suitrout...Lets Get Mystical
If you remember the 1980s fast food, gym junkies, the influx of personal power and positive affirmations,
and couple it with a musical featuring Olivia Newton John songs reinterpreted, or simply want to see Lycra
in its best light, this is the show for you!

Join ex-aerobics instructor turned mystic yogi and healer, Karmin Suitrout, discover how to be a multi-
career woman and still one with the universe!

A successful business woman of the 80s until an unfortunate event involving her internet lover, her
business and a premenstrual pre-nup occurred, Karmin has since turned to spirituality and performance
and found her calling tap dancing people's dirty auras away. Karmin has just one problem - Cob Webs. But
when her ex-husband Barry Chuckles re-appears it seems this could be the answer to her problem.
However for a self-help Guru, Karmin still has a lot to learn.

Originally from Adelaide, writer & performer Noni Dunstone now lives in Melbourne and will present her
characters, Karmin Suitrout, Barry Chuckles and Guru Danny-Zuko, in a solo show for the MFF, directed by
Matt Scholten.

She was unleashed on Melbourne, during the 2009 MICF at The Butterfly Club in four shows. Now she will
cleanse the dirty, smutty aura's of fringe audiences with a new improved show for a three week season at
Yah Yah's.

 .."a characterisation of dazzling complexity. This is young actress to watch" - Samela Harris, The
Advertiser

"A Clever Feel-Good Romp" - Russell Starke, The Messenger


LISTING INFORMATION
Venue: Yah Yah's - 99 Smith Street Fitzroy
Preview Dates: 24/09/2009 - 24/09/2009
Season Dates: 25/09/2009 - 11/09/2009
Times/Notes: 7:30pm - Doors and Bar Open @ 7pm Excluding Monday's, Tuesday's and Wednesday's
Tickets: Preview $15.00, Conc $15.00, Full $18.00, Group $15.00
Bookings: Festival Tix: 03 9660 9666 or www.melbournefringe.com.au

COMPANY OR ARTIST PRESS CONTACT:
Jo Kargiotis /Noni Dunstone, 0432288209 / 0423915115, jo@karmin.com.au / karmin@karmin.com.au




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Cabaret
                                                     -
                                                 Presents


                    Nikki Aitken is THE RUNAWAY
THE RUNAWAY from THE ATTACK OF THE 40 FOOT WEDGE, winner BEST SHOW - COMEDY by Nikki Aitken
hits Melbourne!

What do you get when an almost-30 year old Greek-Australian heads off in search of fame, fortune and
her EU passport? When your travels lead you to the Big Smoke of London and your future seems to be in
fashion, you'd better beware of stepping ahead of the pack.

Nearing 30, Nikki, having spent her entire life in Adelaide, runs away to London to find something -
hopefully a husband. On her way, she visits her family in Greece. Three big fat Greek weddings and
numerous fraught visits to the passport office later, she is armed with the only thing any self-respecting
antipodean needs when running off to 'find themselves' - an EU passport.

After landing in London, she accidentally runs into the runway and raises the ranks of major fashion label
only to discover that beauty is definitely not as glamorous as previously thought.

What happens next will make you reconsider 'next big things' as Nikki, fuelled by a life crisis and a cab
ride to Athens, works out what she wants from the rest of her life.

THE RUNAWAY received a Special Commendation for excellence in original song writing as part of the 2009
Adelaide Fringe Festival having been nominated for Best Cabaret Show and for the Bank SA Support Act
Award. THE RUNAWAY was also winner of Best Comedy Show 2008 / 2009 for the ATG Curtain Call
Awards.


LISTING INFORMATION
Venue: Dogs Bar 54, Acland St, St Kilda
Season Dates: 6/10/2009 - 10/10/2009
Times/Notes: 8pm - 9pm
Tickets: Conc $19.00, Full $22.00
Bookings: Festival Tix: 03 9660 9666 or www.melbournefringe.com.au

COMPANY OR ARTIST PRESS CONTACT:
Tracey Aitken, 0414651027, traceykinn@hotmail.com




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Cabaret
                                      Stella Angelico
                                               Presents


                            Stella Sings the Blues
Be hips-notised by her slinky moves and have your heartache eased by her sultry song. An evening of
gutsy blues/jazz for anyone who's ever been sad.



LISTING INFORMATION
Venue: Open Studio, 204 High St Northcote
Season Dates: 23/09/2009 - 24/09/2009
Times/Notes: 8pm
Tickets: Full $10.00, Group $8.00
Bookings: Festival Tix: 03 9660 9666 or www.melbournefringe.com.au



COMPANY OR ARTIST PRESS CONTACT:
Stella Angelico, 0432637466, stella_angelico@yahoo.com.au




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Cabaret
                                                   SAS
                                                  Presents


         Tania Bosak and SUPPER AT STANLEY'S
                       RETURNS!
TANIA BOSAK in SUPPER AT STANLEY'S
FEATURING AN ALL STAR 9 PIECE BAND 'THE MOODS ENSEMBLE'
BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND AFTER SELL OUT SHOWS at THE SPIEGELTENT & THE HOBART THEATRE
ROYAL
SAS is MUSIC - VARIETY and a bit WEIRD - do I have to call it Cabaret?

What 'people' say -
'I LOVED IT, odd, quirky, surrealist-ish...' a famous performer.
'That was quite a journey, thank-you...' an orthopedic surgeon.
'...no facade of feathers here. Playful, great musicianship, genuine and a little weird - I'll be back!' a
person who liked the poster.
'Will somebody out there give me an effen interview? There is an interesting story behind the history of
this show!' Tania Bosak.

A CONCERT WITH A TWIST, A CABARET WITH A CORK! JAZZ - SAMBA SHLIVOVITZ & SHOSTAKOVICH
STORIES OF LOVE & DEFECTION. A MYSTERY PHONE CALL & A NOT SO DIFFICULT QUIZ...

FEATURING: Tania Bosak (vocals, percussion), Phil Bywater (sax and flute), Audrey Boyle (trumpet),
Stephen Grant (trombone), Anita Hustas (bass), Konrad Park (drum kit), Andrew James (piano & piano
accordion), Andrew Tanner (bass), Dan Witton (tuba, voice) and special guest Kevin James live from
TOKYO.



LISTING INFORMATION
Venue: Northcote Uniting Church, 251 High St, Northcote
Season Dates: 02/10/09 - 03/10/09
Times/Notes: 8pm
Book!
Tickets: Conc $23.00, Full $28.00
Bookings: Festival Tix: 03 9660 9666 or www.melbournefringe.com.au

COMPANY OR ARTIST PRESS CONTACT:
Tania Bosak, 0418316286, tania@bosak..com.au




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Cabaret
                                                       -
                                                  Presents


     The Caravan of Love presents.... Pure Kunst
Green Room Award Nominees 2008

**** Edinburgh Fringe 2008 (threeweeks)

If you missed the fairy tale mash-up, the reverse strip and the pole dancing goat, or Ida the giant, the
contemporary dancing caterpillar and the famous white Phallus of Athens... if you haven't caught the
Caravan of Love yet, then you'd better hop on board coz it only gets funnier, trashier and sillier from here.

Now celebrating their fifth year, these champions of true, dissident Burlesque are "every bit as balmy and
intricately arousing as a bubble bath with Bertolt Brecht" (****1/2, Helen Razer, The Age).

This year the amorous and absurd quartet return with Pure Kunst; a pilgrimage to purity, modesty and
innocence in a world of naked, hot, sexy, dirty, grimy, filthy, blood-and-gutsy flesh... oh dear.

The Caravan of Love delivers a divine, chaotic frenzy of intimate spectacle with their fists in the air and
their tongues in their cheeks. Not to be missed.


LISTING INFORMATION
Venue: Festival Hub - The Ballroom, Lithuanian Club, 44 Errol St, North Melbourne
Season Dates: 03/10/2009 - 10/10/2009
Times/Notes: 10.15pm (60 minutes)
9.16pm on Sunday Excluding Mondays.
Tickets: Conc $15.00, Full $18.00, Group $12.00, Tightarse Tues $12.00
Bookings: Festival Tix: 03 9660 9666 or www.melbournefringe.com.au

COMPANY OR ARTIST PRESS CONTACT:
Kate Sumner, 0407233588, thecaravanoflove@gmail.com




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Cabaret
                                    Gasworks Arts Park
                                                  Presents


               Velvet Cabaret and Comedy Nights
Gasworks' Velvet Cabaret & Comedy Nights desire to excite, entertain and amuse!

Allow us to entertain you with our wicked line up of cabaret, comedy, burlesque, spoken word, dance and
vaudeville, over a series of Thursdays to Saturdays during Fringe. Our various emcees read like a who's
who of Melbourne's cabaret and comedy scene, including The Town Bikes, the List Operators, Yana Alana
(aka Sarah Ward), Julie Dunk (aka Aussie Jules), Wes Snelling as Tina del Twiste and Benn Bennett. Each
night they'll be presenting an eclectic mix of acts featuring diverse talents and performers.

The Gasworks Studio Theatre will be converted into an intimate cabaret venue especially for the
performances, with tabled seating and drinks at bar prices. Located in Albert Park near the #1 tram, the
Velvet Cabaret & Comedy Nights will be a great way to warm up for a night out in the CBD, St Kilda or
Prahran during Melbourne Fringe 2009.

Visit gasworks.org.au for details on each night's line up!


LISTING INFORMATION
Venue: Studio Theatre, Gasworks Arts Park
Season Dates: 24/09/2009 - 03/10/2009
Times/Notes: Thursday to Saturday at 9.30pm
Tickets: Conc $18.00, Full $22.00, Group $18.00
Bookings: Festival Tix: 03 9660 9666 or www.melbournefringe.com.au



COMPANY OR ARTIST PRESS CONTACT:
Jane Chisholm, 03 8606 4204, jane@gasworks.org.au




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Cabaret
                                  Vivienne Black Music
                                                Presents


                   What a Little Moonlight Can Do
What a Little Moonlight Can Do is a tribute to the diversity and progression of Billie Holiday's career and
creativity. A mix of unique voices and styles, Vivienne Black, Samantha Deasy, Steph Brett and Kathryn
Frances give nuanced interpretations of Holiday's magic. Joined by the show's Band Holiday, these
dynamic vocalists embody the variety and enduring relevance of Lady Day. The playful interaction between
band and singers reflects the interplay between Holiday and the great jazz musicians of her time.
Audiences will be treated to the toe tappin' finger snappin' speak easy tradition at the intimate Fad
Gallery.

Vivienne Black's soulful ballads and swingin' sashays are influenced by such modern musical chameleons
as Tom Waits and Rufus Wainwright.
Currently studying voice at NMIT, Samantha Deasy is a distinctive country/blues songstress with shades of
Eartha Kitt and takes inspiration from Joni Mitchell.
Kathryn Frances, with romantic husky tones, has been influenced by Ella Fitzgerald, and brings fresh lips
to classic songs.
Established Melbourne singer-songwriter Steph Brett's old-movie starlet voice brings a sweet, soulful
delta-blues to the tribute.

Band Holiday expertly support a dynamic relationship between band and vocalists. The band's swinging
improvisation and spontaneity capture the essence of jazz and blues.
Enjoy this long-awaited ode to one of jazz and modern music's greats, brought with a fresh perspective by
these dynamic Melbourne performers.


LISTING INFORMATION
Venue: Fad Gallery, 14 Corrs Lane, Chinatown
Season Dates: 29/09/2009 - 02/10/2009
Times/Notes: 8pm Excluding 30th Sept.
Tickets: Conc $14.00, Full $17.00, Group $13.00, Tightarse Tues $13.00
Bookings: Festival Tix: 03 9660 9666 or www.melbournefringe.com.au

COMPANY OR ARTIST PRESS CONTACT:
Anita Dullard, 0407491479, anitadullard@hotmail.com




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Cabaret
                             Better Bradley Productions
                                                Presents


                             When the Sex is Gone
"Sex on the Fringe"

This year the Melbourne Fringe Festival opens its arms to newcomer Tommy Bradson and his debut one-
man show, 'When the Sex is Gone'.

An obscure, avant-garde portrait of romance infused eroticism, as told by paragons of the underground,
'When the Sex is Gone', introduces us to Charlie Martini, a hermaphrodite ex-stripper turned failed jazz
singer and Alastair Estaire, an ex-lightweight champion boxer turned failed pimp.

Somewhere between broken hearts and drunken brawls Charlie and Alastair find each other and, in that
crystal moment, believe they are closer to finding themselves.

Through casual storytelling and original songs such as 'Blowjob For Breakfast', 'First Time Lover' and 'I
Can't Fuck Myself So Don't Tell Me To', Tommy weaves an evening of theatre that transcends the
expectations of comedy and cabaret to bring his audience a unique theatre experience. Accompanied by
moustachioed pianist Boris (played by composer Jacqueline Morton), Tommy portrays both Charlie and
Alastair with an eloquent insight and dark humour that resembles the work of Reg Livermore from his
highly-acclaimed Betty Blokkbuster years.

After a whirlwind tour of lacklustre alleyways and empty rumpus rooms, Tommy says he is proud to
premiere his one-man show to an unsuspecting Victorian audience. "I don't want to make people laugh or
cry, I want to make them do it all at once - make them craugh!"



LISTING INFORMATION
Venue: Dog's Bar, 54 Acland St, St Kilda
Season Dates: 6/10/2009 - 10/10/2009
Times/Notes: Show starts 9:30pm.
Opening Night Tuesday 2 for 1 tickets.
Tickets: Conc $17.00, Full $20.00
Bookings: Festival Tix: 03 9660 9666 or www.melbournefringe.com.au

COMPANY OR ARTIST PRESS CONTACT:
Bradley Tomlinson, 0402 123 758, bradleytomlinson@hotmail.com




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Cabaret
                      Tom Dickins and The Butterfly Club
                                                  Presents


                                       Where Was I?
Sometimes when we're young we run without any idea of what we're running from, or what we're running
towards. Sometimes we run to the arms of a lover, sometimes into the bed of a stranger, and sometimes
into another life completely.

During 2007, Tom Dickins travelled, running around the world to research life and art. The result is "Where
Was I?" an exciting new cabaret headlining at The Butterfly Club for the 2009 Melbourne Fringe.

Leaving for Cambodia in March he never expected that by August he would be singing duets with his idol,
Dresden Dolls' Amanda Palmer in a tent in Edinburgh. After playing together in Ballarat and Melbourne,
Palmer stated that "Tom Dickins is one of those rare songwriters who deliver smart rufus-meets-fiona
ballads directly from the heart, with the velvety yet bittersweet voice of an angel who's only recently fallen
from grace."

"Where Was I?" is the story of Dickins' running, tripping and tumbling journey around the world in a
crazed search for identity, love, sex and purpose.

The cabaret features "deliciously dark original songs that claw into the brain and refuse to let go" (David
Allen, ArtsHub) along with some very familiar songs played in very UN-familiar ways - such as an upbeat,
cheerleader version of "Hurt" by Nine Inch Nails.

Written and performed by Tom Dickins, "Where Was I" features the amazingly talented Jennifer Kingwell
on piano.


LISTING INFORMATION
Venue: The Butterfly Club, 204 Bank St, South Melbourne.
Preview Dates: 24/09/2009 - 27/09/2009
Season Dates: 01/10/2009 - 11/10/2009
Times/Notes: Thurs - Sat - 9.00pm
Sun - 8.00pm Excluding Mondays, Tuesdays or Wednesdays
Tickets: Preview $15.00, Conc $17.00, Full $22.00, Group $17.00
Bookings: Festival Tix: 03 9660 9666 or www.melbournefringe.com.au

COMPANY OR ARTIST PRESS CONTACT:
Tom Dickins / David Read, 0438232847 / 0402099222, missoulatom@hotmail.com




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                                         CIRCUS




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Circus
                                             Jess Love
                                                 Presents


                         And the little one said......
The Candy Butchers present "And the little one said", a new solo work by international circus star Jess
Love. Previously heralded as one of the most important companies in the new circus movement, award
winning Candy Butchers continue to push the boundaries of the human condition with each new show.

"And the little one said" combines high-level circus skills with pathos, drama and tragedy to create a vision
that is at once delicately touching, visually enchanting and physically impressive. Jess Love endears
audience through dark clowning, dirty acrobatics and surreal sideshow feats.

"A timeless 21st Century sideshow - at once monstrous & delicate, macabre & heart-warming -startling,
substantial & technically spectacular” The Age

"And the little one said" is heavily influenced by artist Mark Ryden. Ryden has an intriguing ability to
seamlessly juxtapose the beautiful with the macabre, creating a whole world within one image with
seemingly never ending depth. Throughout the piece Love explores themes of isolation, abandonment,
innocence and insanity. Other influences include sideshows from the golden days of circus and the not so
glamorous lives of the circus stars of the early 1900's. Love creates a world that allows the audience to
see into the soul of the character, stripping back all the sparkles and spotlights of the stage and leaving
the audience with the vulnerable, raw and uncut side of real life in the circus.


LISTING INFORMATION
Venue: Festival Hub - Rehearsal Room - Arts House, North Melbourne Town Hall
Season Dates: 03/10/2009 - 10/10/2009
Times/Notes: 9pm, 8pm Sunday. Excluding Monday
Tickets: Conc $15.00, Full $20.00, Tightarse Tues $15.00
Bookings: Festival Tix: 03 9660 9666 or www.melbournefringe.com.au

COMPANY OR ARTIST PRESS CONTACT:
Jess Love, 0425 724 223, jesslove@me.com




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Circus
                                         Skye Gellmann
                                                  Presents


                                  Asleep in a Secret
After winning best circus 2007, and the village award for "most outstanding production" at the 2008
Melbourne Fringe, artist Skye Gellmann is set for this years Melbourne Fringe Festival with his first solo
show, Asleep in a Secret; a 40 minute circus performance playing at the festival hub - Errol's Café
Upstairs.

Asleep in a Secret is an unusual and challenging exploration of circus about a secret that itches to tell
itself. Backbends, handstands and acrobatics feature in the piece, but there's more to the tricks then just
spectacle. Gellmann has been honing his own style of circus for a number of years. He uses experimental
and non-theatrical techniques which conflict with common expectations of circus. These elements pull the
form of circus apart, stripping it back to its core and question "Can the trick talk?"

The idea of the secret comes from Gellmann's personal life. He says "A secret is volatile. A secret will get
you into trouble. And although the secret itself is simple, the challenge and tension lies in trying your
hardest not to give it away!"

Asleep in a Secret uses theatre, dance and slide projection but strives in no way to become any of these
art forms. It denies being a hybrid. Instead attempting to be a new experience of circus where methods of
communication are pushed and experimented with. The result being a poetically stuttered story filled with
poignant images and new discoveries.


LISTING INFORMATION
Venue: Festival Hub - Errol's Cafe Upstairs
Season Dates: 25/9/2009 - 10/10/2009
Times/Notes: 9pm (8pm Sundays) Excluding Mondays
Tickets: Conc $13.00, Full $16.00, Group $13.00, Tightarse Tues $8.00
Bookings: Festival Tix: 03 9660 9666 or www.melbournefringe.com.au

COMPANY OR ARTIST PRESS CONTACT:
Skye Gellmann, 0403953887, info@skyebalance.com




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Circus
                                           Bittersweet
                                                 Presents


                                         Bittersweet
An intriguing mélange of circus, theatre and cabaret.

Enter the murky depths of the Dice Club, a 50's joint where all is not as it seems. Bittersweet is a circus
cabaret show which draws on film noir, Weimar Cabaret and the pulse of contemporary circus to tell a tale
of lust, fake eyelashes and dirty martinis.

Developed at the now legendary retro club 'Sweet Jelly Roll', The Garden of Unearthly Delights (Adelaide
Fringe) and The Last Tuesday Society, Bittersweet has emerged from Melbourne's world class burlesque
and variety show scene.

Bittersweet is a collaboration between the rising stars of Melbourne red hot performance circuit: Richard
Higgins (The Last Tuesday Society, The List Operators, winner of 09 MICF Golden Gibbo and 09 Melbourne
Fringe Best Independent Producer Award), Anna The Pocket Rocket ("Ali-McGregor's Variety nite" "Aviator
Club", Spiegeltent, Brighton Fest UK, Red Door Burlesque), Simoncee Page-Jones ("Hitlerhoff" Melb Fringe
08, "Company of Strangers" Spiegeltent Adelaide Fringe Festival with Paul Capsis), Stephen Williams
(Baseline Circus, UK). With art direction by Hannah Fox (Sweet Jelly Roll and Special Events Producer at
MIAF 09).

"Enchanting...The Pocket Rocket, entertains... highly skilled hula hooping and beautiful static trapeze
routine," ***** Brighton Fringe Review

"Higgins is a wonderfully funny MC" Adelaide Advertiser

Page-Jones is "Raunchy...seductive and dramatic" Adelaide Independent



LISTING INFORMATION
Venue: Festival Hub - Arts House, Meat Market
Season Dates: 07/10/09 - 10/10/09
Tickets: Conc $13.00, Full $18.00, Group $10.00
Bookings: Festival Tix: 03 9660 9666 or www.melbournefringe.com.au

COMPANY OR ARTIST PRESS CONTACT:
Anna Lumb, 0413 322 173, hello@annalumb.com




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Circus
                                         Felicia O'Brien
                                                 Presents


                                         Circalicious
This broiling fondue of Circalicious delights will have you screaming for more. A collection of Australia's
finest circus talent showcasing new works with raucous abandon, aerials, acrobatics and lots of raw fresh
energy. Not to be missed, every night a different mix of artists.


LISTING INFORMATION
Venue: Festival Hub - Arts House, Meat Market
Season Dates: 25/09/09 - 4/10/09
Times/Notes: 10.30pm, 9.30pm Sundays Excluding Monday 28th
Tickets: Conc $16.00, Full $18.00, Tightarse Tues $12.00
Bookings: Festival Tix: 03 9660 9666 or www.melbournefringe.com.au

COMPANY OR ARTIST PRESS CONTACT:
Felicia O'Brien, 0417 726 378, fleeflyflip@hotmail.com




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Circus
              Gymnastics Australia & Gymnastics Victoria
                                                 Presents


             Cirque de Gymnastique - a Carnivale
SPORT MEETS ART IN A CIRCUS OF GYMNASTS

Highly skilled gymnasts are set to perform en masse in a high energy show created for the Melbourne
Fringe Festival. 'Cirque de Gymnastique - a Carnivale' is a show for the whole family with two
performances scheduled on Thursday 8th October at the MSAC Show Court, Albert Park. The physical feats
of the performers are sure to amaze the crowd.

Cirque de Gymnastique takes audiences on a fantastic journey where sport meets art. The massive cast of
over 100 performers combine to create a vibrant parade of human pyramids, with trampolines & giant
wheels. The flipping, flying gymnasts will be joined by jugglers & stilt walkers from Skylark Circus.

Gymnastics Australia (GA) is producing the show in conjunction with Gymnastics Victoria & expects that
audiences will be delighted with this unique presentation of the sport. It's not gymnastics as you know it.
"GA regularly sends display groups to perform overseas & we are happy to see them take to the stage
locally for the Melbourne Fringe", said GA's CEO Jane Allen.

With the Adelaide Fringe production of Cirque de Gymnastique a sell out, the entertaining gymnasts &
circus performers are looking forward to a great show here in Melbourne. "Innovative, imaginative, and
brimming with strength and skill, this is entertainment that can't fail to impress every member of the
family." The Independent Weekly, Adelaide




LISTING INFORMATION
Venue: Show Court, Melbourne Sports & Aquatic Centre, Albert Park
Season Dates: 08/10/2009
Times/Notes: One night only with two shows: 6pm & 8.15pm
Tickets: Conc $15.00, Full $23.00, Group $15.00
Bookings: Festival Tix: 03 9660 9666 or www.melbournefringe.com.au

COMPANY OR ARTIST PRESS CONTACT:
Petrina Hutchinson, 0408 412 415, putchinson@gymnastics.org.au




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Circus
                Swinburne University of Technology Tafe
                                                 Presents


                                             CRAZY
Crazy Acrobats Fall Head Over Heels for Circus

Crazy, is an innovative circus/physical theatre show for the 2009 Fringe Festival exploring the human
foibles and addiction of love. It can drive you crazy!
An ensemble of fourteen emerging artists are pumped full of passion and love ready to take you on their
love-sick journey of circus and songs that will break your heart.



LISTING INFORMATION
Venue: David Williamson Theatre, Saint John Street, Prahran
Preview Dates: 06/10/2009 - 06/10/2009
Season Dates: 07/10/2009 - 10/10/2009
Times/Notes: Preview October 6 at 8pm
October 7 - 10 at 8 pm, Saturday matinee 2 pm.

Tickets: Preview $5.00, Conc $8.00, Full $12.00, Group $8.00, Tightarse Tues $5.00
Bookings: Festival Tix: 03 9660 9666 or www.melbournefringe.com.au

COMPANY OR ARTIST PRESS CONTACT:
Nicholas Macolino, 0433186984, maca_nick_@hotmail.com




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Circus
                                     A little bit of Shhh
                                                Presents


                                         Dos or Duo
Circus Performers Stuart Christie & Kane Peterson will be launching the premier of their new show this
Melbourne Fringe Festival 2009.

The show "Dos or Duo" is about two lively characters thrown into a world beyond definition. A place where
nothing is revealed and everything is hinted. Armed with only themselves and a piece of chalk, "Dos &
Duo" find themselves wondering what it all means.

Stuart Christie graduated from N.I.C.A in 2004 with a Bachelor of Circus Arts and has since been working
in the industry with companies such as Kage Theatre for the World Expo 2005 in Japan, Circus Oz as a full
time performer touring nationally & overseas and Strut'n'Fret nationally.

Kane Peterson also studied at N.I.C.A 2001-02 and prior, Charles Sturt University, and recently Ecole
Phillipe Gaulier, has worked with a variety of companies over the last ten years such as Circus Monoxide,
Circus Risqué, and Brophy Productions.

"Dos or Duo" a comical Exploration of space using clowning, acrobatics and aerial circus, opens on the 4th
of October till the 10th of October in the Meat Market, for the Melbourne Fringe Festival 2009


LISTING INFORMATION
Venue: Festival Hub - Meat Market
Season Dates: 03/10/09 - 10/10/09
Times/Notes: 6:30pm Tues - Sat.
5:30pm Sun.
Sunday 4th Oct 2 for 1 tickets Excluding Monday
Tickets: Conc $15.00, Full $18.00, Tightarse Tues $13.00
Bookings: Festival Tix: 03 9660 9666 or www.melbournefringe.com.au

COMPANY OR ARTIST PRESS CONTACT:
stuart christie, 0450906463, stuartchristie001@gmail.com




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Circus
                                         Felicia O'Brien
                                                 Presents


                                               Fallen
There is nothing more magnetic than watching someone risk their life for art; pushing the accepted limits
of personal danger for your entertainment. In Fallen there is no CGI, no nets, no sleight of hand and no
one to help when it all goes wrong.

Through aerobatics, physical theatre and dance Fallen tells the story of an angel cast from the heavens
plummeting not only to earth but deep into the bottomless experience of unrequited love, possession and
insanity.

In its Debut season at the Melbourne Fringe, Fallen was nominated for four awards.

Writer and producer, Felicia O'Brien, one of Australia's finest aerialists and acrobats has drawn together an
international cast of escapologists, stuntmen and circus performers to bring you her masterwork of
physical skill, storytelling, and theatrical imagery.



LISTING INFORMATION
Venue: Festival Hub-Artshouse, Meat market
Season Dates: 25/09/09 - 10/10/09
Times/Notes: 8 pm Wed-Sat, 7pm Sunday Excluding Monday & Tuesday
Tickets: Conc $16.00, Full $18.00
Bookings: Festival Tix: 03 9660 9666 or www.melbournefringe.com.au

COMPANY OR ARTIST PRESS CONTACT:
Felicia O'Brien, 0417 726 378, fleeflyflip@hotmail.com




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Circus
                                           Tess Waters
                                                  Presents


                                   How to be a Lady
A young woman wakes to find an audience in her bedroom and a narrator telling her what to do... If she'd
have known they were coming she would have remembered to wear pants. How to be a Lady is a hilarious
physical theatre show examining how the modern girl fits in with the concept of being a lady.

Reviews for previous work by Tess Waters:

'Baggage' 2006 Melbourne Fringe Festival, written, directed and performed by Tessa Waters

'Waters stars as Matilda and does an excellent job in the role, bringing the right level of wide-eyed
innocence to her character and making for a very appealing protagonist.'
-Buzzcuts

"The cast in this show is undoubtedly talented, putting their souls into performing Baggage'
-Express media

Show themes/linkages: etiquette, deportment, manners, the modern housewife, female identity in the
modern context, comedy, clown/circus, independent theatre, solo female artists, independent producers,
Melbourne Fringe Festival, Artists who work in the Nicholas Building

website: tessawaters.blogspot.com


LISTING INFORMATION
Venue: Melbourne Fringe Hub - The Loft, Lithuanian Club, 44 Errol Street, North Melbourne
Season Dates: 25/09/2009 - 10/10/2009
Times/Notes: 25 Sept - 2 Oct 10.30pm, Sun 9.30pm.
3 Oct - 10 Oct 8.00pm, Sun 7.00pm.
2 for 1 Opening Night 25 Sept and 3 Oct. Excluding No show Monday 5th October
Tickets: Conc $10.00, Full $15.00, Group $10.00, Tightarse Tues $10.00
Bookings: Festival Tix: 03 9660 9666 or www.melbournefringe.com.au

COMPANY OR ARTIST PRESS CONTACT:
Tess Waters, 0415094687, tesswaters@gmail.com




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Circus
                                       Westside Circus
                                                 Presents


                                    In My Footsteps
On the banks of the Yarra, behind Flinders Street Station, a contraption has been built; a contraption for
climbing, a contraption with a trapeze, a contraption inhabited by a whole world of characters.

The youth troupe at Westside Circus has been creating a language of improvised circus and ensemble
training hard and playing ridiculously. Their level of response to one another on stage is extraordinary;
brave, vulnerable and connected. Their training incorporates hip-hop and contemporary dance as well as
circus skills and many of them also direct each other with a sensitivity which produces rich and surprising
work.

Directed and coached by Ailsa Wild and Jess McCrindle, the Westside Circus youth troupe have created a
show full of humanity, hilarity and just a bit of muscle.

The Westside Circus is a not for profit community arts organisation based in Fitzroy, Melbourne. From its
humble beginnings thirteen years ago, it has grown into a vibrant and independent identity, using the arts,
and community cultural development practice, to build healthy communities and effect social change.



LISTING INFORMATION
Venue: Signal: Behind Flinders St Station, towards Sandridge Bridge
Season Dates: 24/09/2009 - 27/09/2009
Times/Notes: 1:30 and 5:30 daily
Tickets: Free Show
Bookings: Festival Tix: 03 9660 9666 or www.melbournefringe.com.au

COMPANY OR ARTIST PRESS CONTACT:
Ailsa Wild, 0432 851 932, ailsa@westsidecircus.org.au




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Circus
                                          kin collective
                                                 Presents


                                                 kneu
On graduating from NICA, students go several ways. Some give up and become accountants, some try to
teach, some become theme park stunt people, and some decide to become artists. This show for
Melbourne fringe will be Kin's first work, a maiden voyage that aims at destroying the clichés attached to
circus. We are not just athletes, gymnasts, divers or sports acrobats with wigs and makeup. We are more
than ballerinas. We are not millions of dollars worth of production value. Nor are we too proud to reflect
the everyday we see around us. We are exhilarated, angry, expectant, fresh, courageous, arrogant,
empathetic, and the way we show all this is through our bodies.
Kin is made up of Joshua Hoare, Phillip Thompson, Christopher Zaluski, Amy Nightingale-Olsen, Matthew
Anderson, and Jarred Dewey. Our training includes circus techniques such as hand to hand acrobatics,
banquine, icarian games, manipulation, slack rope, aerial corde lisse, contortion, hand balancing. We
dance with gravity and exploit the laws of physics in telling stories. We can show human qualities such as
trust, and dependence in very real ways.
This work is not circus. This work is performance that uses a physical vocabulary that comes from circus,
dance, and physical theatre.
We are breaking conventions, and giving audiences a taste of what it is to be us, in all our strength and all
our frailty. We will show what happens when you run away to the circus, only to leave again and keep on
running.


LISTING INFORMATION
Venue: Festival Hub - Arts House, Meat Market
Season Dates: 25/9/2009 - 10/10/2009
Times/Notes: 25/9 - 6/10 9.30pm.
7/10 - 10/10 10.30pm. Excluding Mondays
Tickets: Conc $14.00, Full $17.00, Group $13.00, Tightarse Tues $12.00
Bookings: Festival Tix: 03 9660 9666 or www.melbournefringe.com.au

COMPANY OR ARTIST PRESS CONTACT:
Joshua Hoare, 0421037617, joshuahoare@gmail.com




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Circus
                                           Trick Circus
                                                  Presents


                                           Operation
Open wide and say 'Aaah!' Join the multi- Fringe Award winning Trick Circus on a raucous, absurd, and
hilariously contagious hospital adventure. With something for everyone, this highly skilled mix of tumbling,
juggling, pyramids and more will leave you with a serious case of circus fever!

Trick Circus is a unique youth-run circus with a strong focus on group communication, initiative,
community involvement and performance. Based in the Abbotsford Convent, Melbourne, and incorporated
as a not-for-profit association in 2005, Trick Circus provides a means for young people who are passionate
about circus to come together, train, create, and perform on a professional level.

The season of 'Operation' will mark Trick's third Melbourne Fringe Festival, their previous shows being
'Real Fraud' (2004), & 'When I Grow Up' (2006). 'When I Grow Up' proved to be highly successful for the
company, gaining critical acclaim and three Fringe awards - "Best Circus", "Best Family Show" and the
ACAPTA Award. After taking some time out of the Fringe scene to conduct a self-funded regional tour of
Victoria and participate in festivals such as the Tasmanian Circus Festival and Winter In Banyule, Trick are
back and better than ever!

This year 'Operation' is running in conjunction with National Youth Circus Day, supported by the Australian
Circus and Physical Theatre Association (ACAPTA). The presentation of 'Operation' in the Meat Market was
made possible through funding from Arts Victoria.


LISTING INFORMATION
Venue: Festival Hub - Meat Market
Season Dates: 25/09/2009 - 2/10/2009
Times/Notes: 6.30pm, 5.30pm on Sunday
60 minutes.
 Excluding Monday.
Tickets: Conc $14.00, Full $17.00, Group $13.00, Tightarse Tues $14.00
Bookings: Festival Tix: 03 9660 9666 or www.melbournefringe.com.au

COMPANY OR ARTIST PRESS CONTACT:
Ella Holmes, 0423 986 763, ella@trickcircus.net




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Circus
                                       The Red Button
                                                Presents


                                         Penumbra
Circus, dance and puppetry collide! Out of the debris emerges "Penumbra", the debut work of new
experimental performance company, "The Red Button".

"Penumbra" is a vivid visual performance, devised and performed by Ivan Smith, Shaun Plumtree and
Alice Robinson. It explores the connection between shadows and the imagination.

Ivan and Shaun met at NICA, Australia's premier circus training institute. They were bored with the
formulaic nature of most circus productions, and were interested in finding new ways to perform and
collaborate with Melbourne's vibrant arts community.

Alice has been extensively involved in dance, circus and music, performing at both the Melbourne and
Adelaide Fringe festival in theatre shows such as "Inferno", and touring with prominent Melbourne gypsy-
deathcore band "The Barons of Tang".



LISTING INFORMATION
Venue: Festival Hub - Errol's Upstairs
Preview Dates: 25/9/09 - 25/9/09
Season Dates: 26/9/09 - 10/10/09
Times/Notes: 7.30pm, 6.30pm on Sunday. Excluding Mondays.
Tickets: Conc $10.00, Full $15.00, Tightarse Tues $8.00
Bookings: Festival Tix: 03 9660 9666 or www.melbournefringe.com.au

COMPANY OR ARTIST PRESS CONTACT:
Ivan Smith, 0422903229, ivan.boom@gmail.com




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Circus
                                     After Dark Theatre
                                                 Presents


                                      Runtime Error
'One night during an electrical storm a child is sucked into his computer. He finds himself trapped in a
world where the rules and laws of physics do not apply.

The missing and corrupt files, the virus control and various other intricate workings of the computer both
aid and hinder the child's attempts to escape the hard drive's core.
Will he make it back to reality? Or forever be caught in a world of non existence?'

This September, After Dark Theatre are set to present their debut full-length self-devised show 'Runtime
Error' - a circus, puppetry and theatre technology spectacular, inspired by the sci-fi novel 'Space Demons'.

The show is full of rich visual sequences and stunning physical feats, all complemented by finely tuned
lighting, sound and projection techniques and is appropriate for all ages.

'After Dark' is a newly established theatre performance company with the aim of creating shows that are
energetic, inspiring, and cutting-edge.

The company is comprised of both young, enthusiastic theatre arts graduates, and other more experienced
performers, all passionate about creating new, diverse works.

Runtime Error is produced by After Dark Theatre, directed by Frank Minniti, with original music by Damage
Control & K.


LISTING INFORMATION
Venue: Theatreworks, 14 Acland St, St Kilda
Season Dates: 23/09/2009 - 03/10/2009
Times/Notes: 23rd Sep - 3rd Oct @ 8pm.
Saturday Matinee @ 2pm. Excluding Sep 27, 28 & 29
Tickets: Conc $18.00, Full $23.00
Bookings: Festival Tix: 03 9660 9666 or www.melbournefringe.com.au

COMPANY OR ARTIST PRESS CONTACT:
Frank Minniti, 0421340184, after_dark@live.com.au




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Circus
                                     Melbourne Fringe
                                                 Presents


                                            SPRUIK
SPRUIK features ranters, ravers, dreamers and raconteurs direct from Melbourne's circus arena in a feast
full of ideas and ideologies.

LISTEN UP as the CARNIES present a visual and verbal buffet that UNRAVELS ECLECTIC OBSESSIONS,
SKEWED INSIGHTS AND JAGGED POLITICS AS THEY blatantly exploit the 6 minute and 40 second
SPRUIK!

Presented by the Australian Circus and Physical Performance Theatre Association.



LISTING INFORMATION
Venue: The Festival Club, Arts House, North Melb Town Hall
Season Dates: 04/10/2009
Times/Notes: Approx 8pm - 10pm
Tickets: Free Show
Bookings: Festival Tix: 03 9660 9666 or www.melbournefringe.com.au

COMPANY OR ARTIST PRESS CONTACT:
Gail Kelly, 0418 653 429, gailkelly@acapta.net




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                                        COMEDY




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Comedy
                      Andrew Rivett and Rohan Johnson
                                                 Presents


                                      $pare ¢hange
$pare ¢hange is a comedic play written and performed by Rohan Johnson and Andrew Rivett, and
complemented by a bodacious '80s soundtrack. The story follows the misadventures of sarcastic grump
Des and naïve optimist Titch, two friends who eat, sleep and contemporary dance on the streets of
Melbourne. Following a series of coincidental events involving mixed-up suitcases and a shower cap, Des
and Titch unknowingly fall foul of the incompetent crime-boss, Showbag (named by his peers for being full
of crap). After hearing that his shipment of black-market valuables has been intercepted, Showbag sends
his hit man to deal with Des and Titch.

Johnson and Rivett, an engaging comic duo with a flare for characterisation, are proudly supporting 'Kids
Under Threat' in their first Fringe Festival appearance. After performing to sell out crowds at their 2007
Melbourne International Comedy Festival debut, The Groggy Squirrel said they had "a hint of The Chaser
about them". While studying to be teachers, the pair first performed together as founding members of
Deakin University's Comedy Revue. This led to their cast opening for Dave Hughes at the 2006 Deakin
University Comedy Night, and winning the Tertiary Recreation and Entertainment Victoria (TREV) Grand
Final in which they competed against significant acts such as Sammy J.

Johnson and Rivett dare you not to be moved as they present a show about living on the streets of
Melbourne, a Uno card and also a dead pigeon that sings songs.


LISTING INFORMATION
Venue: Gasworks - Studio Theatre
Season Dates: 23/09/2009 - 04/10/2009
Times/Notes: 6:00pm, 50 minute play Excluding Monday and Tuesday
Tickets: Conc $15.00, Full $18.00, Group $15.00
Bookings: Festival Tix: 03 9660 9666 or www.melbournefringe.com.au

COMPANY OR ARTIST PRESS CONTACT:
Jane Chisholm, 0414 410 993 or 8606 4204, jane@gasworks.org.au




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Comedy
                                            Shaolin Punk
                                                 Presents


                                            +1 Sword
In 1974, a pair of idiots invented Dungeons & Dragons, the first role-playing game. 35 years later, a
different pair of idiots will polish the twenty-sided dice, sharpen the +1 swords and open a bag of holding
full of tales of adventure, danger and laughs.

Those idiots are Richard McKenzie and Ben McKenzie. Richard's previous shows include "Zombies 101, or
Why Grandma Had to Die" and "Mint Condition", while Ben is the "Man in the Lab Coat" and one of the
brains behind hit Channel 31 show Planet Nerd. After a year working together in the Anarchist Guild Social
Committee ('sketch maestros' - Adelaide Advertiser), they've decided to really get their geek on.

Dungeons & Dragons has captured the imaginations of nerds around the globe for 35 years. Now, you too
can find out why millions of people enjoy sitting around a table imagining they're elves, wizards or
fighters, battling the forces of evil with sword and sorcery. Is it the adventure? The old-fashioned
storytelling? The thrill of chance as you roll the dice? Or maybe it's just another excuse to muck about with
friend over beer and pizza.

Praise for Richard and Ben's previous shows:

'geekfest love-in' - The Age.
'smart, funny and educational' - The Age.
'I couldn't stop laughing' - 3RRR.
'charming and unique' - Herald Sun.


LISTING INFORMATION
Venue: Caz Reitops Dirty Secrets, 80 Smith St, Collingwood
Season Dates: 24/09/2009 - 04/10/2009
Times/Notes: Thursday to Saturday 6:30 PM, Sunday 5:30 PM Excluding Thursday to Sunday
Tickets: Conc $10.00, Full $15.00
Bookings: Festival Tix: 03 9660 9666 or www.melbournefringe.com.au

COMPANY OR ARTIST PRESS CONTACT:
Ben McKenzie, 0401 870 404, ben@shaolinpunk.net




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Comedy
                                  Crockpot Productions
                                                 Presents


               21 - 'cause you'll only turn it once
21—'cause you'll only turn it once provides gags a plenty while exploring the fractured nature of friendship
groups familiar to all.

This début performance by Crockpot Productions, a group of fine young things (if they do say so
themselves), centres around a group of friends traversing through the ever messy year of the 21st
birthday parties.

Watch with a mixture of empathy, scorn and that horrid feeling of self-recognition as the characters
stumble their way through their overly dramatic lives. Relationships break down, text messages get sent
to the wrong person and, as with any good 21st, a drunken uncle makes things even more awkward with a
largely inappropriate and wholly uncomfortable speech about the birthday girl. But throughout all of this,
these bright young buttons are still having the time of their lives as they muddle through the memorable
(and occasionally entirely forgettable) year of 21sts. Come laugh with them. Or, more accurately, at them.

21 is on as part of the 2009 Melbourne Fringe Festival and wholeheartedly embraces all sorts of comedy. A
veritable melting pot of talent giving off heady whiffs of strong characters, shameless puns and tolerable
amounts of fake vomit, Crockpot Productions present a show not to be missed by those who are having a
21st, have had a 21st or have had to sit through a painful 21st of a distant relative or detested
acquaintance all for the free beer.


LISTING INFORMATION
Venue: Northcote Town Hall, Studio 2
Season Dates: 01/10/2009 - 10/10/2009
Times/Notes: 8.30 pm (60 minutes) Excluding Sunday and Monday
Tickets: Conc $10.00, Full $15.00, Tightarse Tues $10.00
Bookings: Festival Tix: 03 9660 9666 or www.melbournefringe.com.au

COMPANY OR ARTIST PRESS CONTACT:
Georgia Brooks, 0415071684, crockpot.productions@gmail.com




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Comedy
          Monash University Academy of Performing Arts
                                                 Presents


                     5:30 Comedy Series at Fringe
Yes - Monash! It's the funniest Fringe comedy sampler Clayton has ever seen - grab your B.A., get on the
freeway and get laughing as we present a short sharp hour of outrageously funny preview performances
from the funny folk at this year's Festival.

The 5:30 Series is a reason to leave your car parked, avoid the traffic and join us at the Alex for a short
sharp and outrageously fun show. We're serious about great, accessible arts and performance on campus
so stay tuned for more.

The series is the brainchild of Kirsty Ellem, Manager of the Academy of Performing Arts and has been
developed with the help of the Melbourne International Comedy Festival and the Monash Student
Association alongside the very talented team of the Monash University Academy of Performing Arts.

Check the website for updates on line-up and special ticket pricing for Monash students:
www.monash.edu.au/monart



LISTING INFORMATION
Venue: Alexander Theatre, Monash University Clayton
Season Dates: 22/9/09
Times/Notes: 5:30pm One night only
Tickets: Full $22.00
Bookings: Festival Tix: 03 9660 9666 or www.melbournefringe.com.au

COMPANY OR ARTIST PRESS CONTACT:
Toby Sullivan, 0408 033 251, toby@dirtywork.net.au




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Comedy
                                   A-List Entertainment
                                                 Presents


                         Akmal in It's Not My Fault
Akmal in 'It's not my fault"

Memoirs and extracts from Akmal's much anticipated book release which touches on topics from growing
up in Egypt to migrating to Australia, being kicked out of the Coptic Orthodox Church to finding solace in
his new found religion of Comedy.

Outrageous stories of Akmal entering the comedy world and insights into the characters he has met along
the way and that have influenced his career.



LISTING INFORMATION
Venue: Festival Hub The Ballroom, Lithuanian Club
Season Dates: 25/09/2009 - 10/10/2009
Times/Notes: 9pm Tue - Sat.
8pm Sunday. Excluding Mondays
Tickets: Conc $20.00, Full $25.00, Group $20.00, Tightarse Tues $18.00
Bookings: Festival Tix: 03 9660 9666 or www.melbournefringe.com.au

COMPANY OR ARTIST PRESS CONTACT:
andrew laing, 02 95600600, andrew@alist.com.au




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MEDIA RELEASE
Comedy
                         Tommy Dassalo & Bart Freebairn
                                                    Presents


                                All The Single Ladies
Milo is a video game champion. Garry claims to have invented the Moog synthesiser. Neither has felt the
gentle embrace of a lady in almost three years. Now they've discovered a book written by a mysterious
love guru that will teach them how to seduce any woman they desire. Will it awaken all of their sexual
fantasies and make their dreams come true? Or will it be more like the time that Tony Robbins never
responded to their e-mails?

Tommy Dassalo and Bart Freebairn are two of the freshest young voices in Australian comedy. Between
them they've toured the country, sold-out Comedy Festivals, written jokes for top-rating television shows
and dined upon foreign cuisines.

In 'All the Single Ladies' they team up with the beardy Dave Callan, known for his work on Rove and Triple
J, to form the trinity the prophets always dreamed would become real.

'All The Single Ladies' is a ridiculous tale about life, love and the internet.

What exactly is it like? Some have said that it's like eating an entire bag of Allen's Party Mix all by yourself
and then reading 'The Game' by Neil Strauss in a state of sugary bliss. We implore you to come on the
journey and find out for yourself.

Tommy Dassalo is "a quality act - at 22 he's already as confident and comfortable as most veterans." (The
Age)

And Bart Freebairn's - jokes are amiable and funny and delivered with such easy charm that you can sit
there and let the lols wash over you." (The Age)



LISTING INFORMATION
Venue: Festival Hub - Rehearsal Room - Arts Hub, North Melbourne Town Hall
Season Dates: 25/09/2009 - 10/10/2009
Times/Notes: 10:15pm (9:15pm on Sundays) Excluding Mondays
Tickets: Conc $16.00, Full $18.00, Group $16.00, Tightarse Tues $15.00
Bookings: Festival Tix: 03 9660 9666 or www.melbournefringe.com.au

COMPANY OR ARTIST PRESS CONTACT:
Tommy Dassalo, 0419435357, dassalo@gmail.com




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MEDIA RELEASE
Comedy
                        Australian Comedy Management
                                                 Presents


       Andrew McClelland's Somewhat Accurate
        History of the Fall of the Roman Empire
Join Andrew as he examines how the world's greatest empire managed to throw itself to the lions. Was it
the decadent orgies, the rise of Christianity or purely case of wide scale lead poisoning?

Featuring blood thirsty/humorously ironic assassinations, the fascinatingly perverse personal habits of
Emperors, people named Sextus, intriguing parallels with the present day and magic potion-toting Gauls.

Andrew has participated in 11 consecutive Melbourne International Comedy Festivals and is a four time
veteran of the Edinburgh Fringe. He has twice been invited to perform at the New Zealand International
Comedy Festival and in 2009 was one of the few comedians invited to perform at the Perth International
Arts Festival. Andrew is also a past recipient of the Comedians' Choice Award at the Melbourne
International Comedy Festival and in 2009 won the Jury Prize at the Sydney Comedy Festival.

His television appearances include Spicks and Specks (ABC), In Siberia Tonight (SBS), Stand Up Australia
(The Comedy Channel) and "On the couch" - A series of interstitials with Lawrence Leung and Andrew
McClelland (The Comedy Channel).
Andrew has recently played seasons in Adelaide, Melbourne and Sydney in his latest production "Time
Ninjas" alongside Lawrence Leung. Past shows include "Mix Tape" (directed by Alan Brough), "The
Somewhat Accurate History of Pirates" and "Guide To Becoming a Modern Gentleman".

"Utterly lovely and hilariously funny at the same time." Metro (UK)


LISTING INFORMATION
Venue: The Store Room, Level 1 Parkview Hotel, Cnr Scotchmer & St Georges Rd, North Fitzroy
Preview Dates: 06/10/2009 - 06/10/2009
Season Dates: 07/10/2009 - 10/10/2009
Times/Notes: 9:15pm Excluding Mondays
Tickets: Preview $15.00, Conc $18.00, Full $20.00
Bookings: Festival Tix: 03 9660 9666 or www.melbournefringe.com.au

COMPANY OR ARTIST PRESS CONTACT:
Laura Milke Garner, 03 9489 9225 / 0418 343 255, laura@milke.com.au




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Comedy
                              Justin Sane Entertainment
                                                  Presents


                                         Antics Shop
In an Antique shop, every item for sale had a previous life - and every life has a story.

One remarkable evening, Justin is locked in an Antique Shop. At first, he is terrified! Wouldn't you be?
That is, till he discovers something that will change his life forever!

Whilst examining extraordinary bits and bobs, Justin magically adopts the characteristics of its original
owner & shares their fantastic stories through comedy, magic and music.

Antics Shop is the latest solo theatre show from one of Australia's leading physical comedians - Justin
McGinley.

Justin recently returned from a "Sold Out" tour with Circus Oz's "30th Birthday Bash" in Australia, USA,
Europe and New Zealand, as their leading physical comedian, clown and juggler.

Justin wrote, directed and performed "Am Dilemma" (pronounced A Minor Dilemma), which received
Commendation for "Best Comedy", Melbourne Fringe Festival and "Best Solo Show", London Fringe
(Ontario), 2006.

For the past eight years, Justin has been performing as a cabaret, stand up and physical comedian
throughout Australia and at many of the major festivals in the USA, Canada, Asia, Europe and New
Zealand.

" timelessly, fabulously anxious. He's a wonderful tramp lost in an ill-fitting universe." - The Age

"Chaplin-esque" - San Francisco Chronicle.

"Very, very funny" - ABC Radio



LISTING INFORMATION
Venue: Festival Hub - Meeting Room -Arts House, North Melbourne Town Hall
Preview Dates: 03/10/2009 - 03/10/2009
Season Dates: 04/10/2009 - 10/10/2009
Times/Notes: Tues - Sat 6.45pm, Sunday 5.45pm Excluding Monday
Tickets: Preview $10.00, Conc $10.00, Full $15.00, Group $10.00, Tightarse Tues $10.00
Bookings: Festival Tix: 03 9660 9666 or www.melbournefringe.com.au

COMPANY OR ARTIST PRESS CONTACT:
Justin McGinley, 0407532763, justinsaneentertainment@hotmail.com




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MEDIA RELEASE
Comedy

                                                   Presents


               Anyone for Tennis? in CUTTHROAT
Doody and Jase once set foot into the corporate world of an advertising agency only to find themselves in
the middle of a violent battlefield. Shots firing across desks, vicious attacks in meetings, and backstabbing
in the tea room. Unfortunately they were completely unarmed.

Working as an advertising creative team, Doody and Jase won a 2006 Melbourne Advertising & Design
Club (MADC) award. At the same time their extra-curricular hobby of being the musical comedy team
Anyone for Tennis? won them a place in the 2007 Raw Comedy National Final. Juggling two passions
wasn't easily, but luckily they were fired from advertising. Now, almost a year on, the boys are opening
old wounds and sharing the story of their fatal last day.

CUTTHROAT is a musical comedy drama, introducing the audience to Doody and Jase's eclectic range of
co-workers and the juicy office politics that led to their necks ending up on the chopping block.

CUTTHROAT is for anyone who feels their work is killing them.

"Anyone for Tennis? may be an undiscovered gem now, but word will spread." The Groggy Squirrel

"Originality is a big strength of this act." The Groggy Squirrel


LISTING INFORMATION
Venue: The Annexe - Trades Hall
Season Dates: 29/09/2009 - 10/10/2009
Times/Notes: 9:45 - 10:45 Excluding 4th, 5th, 6th October.
Tickets: Conc $15.00, Full $18.00, Group $16.00, Tightarse Tues $15.00
Bookings: Festival Tix: 03 9660 9666 or www.melbournefringe.com.au

COMPANY OR ARTIST PRESS CONTACT:
Jason English-Rees, 0402096218, jason.englishrees@gmail.com




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MEDIA RELEASE
Comedy
                                            Mary Tobin
                                                  Presents


                    Arj Barker: Keeper or Crapper!
Premise, anyone? Put your hard hat on, and join me for an hour of future classics!

Together, we'll explore things I've noticed lately, and hear stories from my life that I made up. Will they be
funny? Maybe. Or perhaps they will die, never to be told again; forever silenced by the unforgiving glare of
the Melbournian townsfolk! Who knows? But there's only one way to find out...

Australia's adopted son of comedy, Arj Barker returns to one of his favourite festivals and invites you on
his journey to uncover some brand new comedy gold!

Barker who won the coveted Perrier Best Newcomer Award in 1997 has firmly established himself as one
of the golden boys on the international comedy circuit. He performed massive sell out seasons at this
year's Adelaide Fringe Festival and Melbourne International Comedy Festival.

Arj has made numerous appearances on late night talk shows, including the Letterman and Conan O'Brian
shows, as well as starring in his own Comedy Central half hour special on the HBO. He is also a favourite
on Australian TV having appeared in Thank God You're Here, Rove, Spicks & Specks, Good News Week and
Talkin 'Bout Your Generation.

Arj also stars as "Dave" in Seasons 1 & 2 of the HBO Smash Hit "Flight of the Concords".

"If Comedians are the new rock stars, then Arj Barker is stand-up's Dave Grohl" The Age, Melbourne 2009

"He's invariably hilarious" (4 & a half stars) The Advertiser, Adelaide 2009

www.arjbarker.com




LISTING INFORMATION
Venue: Main Theatre, Lithuanian Club, 44 Errol St, North Melbourne
Preview Dates: 25/9/2009 - 27/9/2009
Season Dates: 29/9/2009 - 10/10/2009
Times/Notes: 25th September - 10th October 7.30pm (6.30pm Sundays)

 Excluding Mondays
Tickets: Preview $20.00, Conc $22.00, Full $25.00, Group $22.00, Tightarse Tues $20.00
Bookings: Festival Tix: 03 9660 9666 or www.melbournefringe.com.au



COMPANY OR ARTIST PRESS CONTACT:
Buxton Walker Publicity, 03 95377155, michelle@buxtonwalker.com, elise@buxtonwalker.com




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Comedy
                         Chris Cole and Christian Pisasale
                                                    Presents


                                            Back to Front
"Shh! I'm trying to write the press release."

Chris and Christian. Rivals. "I thought we were friends." Christian is a successful actor. "Yyyyeah baby!"
Chris is on the verge of Rock super-stardom. Or would be, if it weren't for his 'friend' constantly looking
over his shoulder. Flicking his ear. Whistling the theme from Growing Pains. STOP IT!

"So, that's your paragraph?"
"You think you can do better?"

Attempting to journey down a meaningful plot, Chris, Christian and the audience alike are distracted into
alternative realities both present and past. As Chris tries to write the perfect song Christian cannot stop
himself from helping in his own unique and pointless way.

"They like my paragraph better."
"How can you tell? You don't even exist. You're just a character in a show."
"Am not."

Straight from a hugely successful run at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Chris Cole and
Christian Pisasale team up again, backed by a live band, to deliver their minty fresh style of randomness
and funk. "Don't forget to mention the band." "I just did!"

"Hey, Alf is on."
"Is that the show with the little alien?"
"Yeah."

Once upon a time Chris was Christian's teacher but now they've ditched formalities in favour of their own
brand of comedy that yields quotes like this:

"Brilliantly silly...wonderfully bizarre." - The Groggy Squirrel.

"That's such a useable comment."
"Good thing we used it, then."
"You know they can read everything we're saying."


LISTING INFORMATION
Venue: Softbelly Bar and Lounge, 367 Little Bourke St.
Preview Dates: 24/09/09 - 25/09/09
Season Dates: 26/09/09 - 10/10/09
Times/Notes: Thur, Fri, Sat
9.30 - 10.30pm (60min.)
Group: 4 or more
Tickets: Preview $10.00, Conc $10.00, Full $15.00, Group $10.00
Bookings: Festival Tix: 03 9660 9666 or www.melbournefringe.com.au

COMPANY OR ARTIST PRESS CONTACT:
Christian Pisasale, 0421-238-486, christian.pisasale@gmail.com




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MEDIA RELEASE
Comedy

                                                Presents


      Bart Freebairn in A Breathtakingly Magical
              Journey into the Ordinary
Magical moments are fleeting and full of mystery however at the Fringe this year the Storeroom has some
hidden surprises.

Find the magic behind the shroud of toast and tram timetables. Jump down the rabbit hole and drink from
the teapot of destiny. Look behind the Wizards beard and find the real magic. Watch the bright, hilarious
Bart Freebairn in A Breathtakingly Magical Journey into the Ordinary as he weaves a fancy comedy rug of
the absurdity, hilarity and the profound.

From the Raw Comedy National finals to the Comedy channel Bart Freebairn is on the up and up in the
world funny. That's right there is a whole separate world full of clowns, laughter and whoopee cushion
mountains and Bart is climbing one of those said mountains making funny noises with every step. This rise
in the world of giggles is due to funny fancy things he says across the country. So please enjoy his
dynamic, engaging, kooky style before he gets to the top of the whoopee mountain and is ruined by fame
and fortune.

This rising young comedian will take you on a magic carpet ride into his wonderfully chaotic mind to
explore our relationship with the extraordinary and mundane. Hold tight and let the fun begin!

Coming from well received seasons at Adelaide Fringe Festival and Melbourne International Comedy
Festival Bart Freebairn has a treat for Melbourne Fringe that should not be missed.

"... a joy to watch" The Age ****

Bart Freebairn is part of the Fringe @ The Store Room Season.



LISTING INFORMATION
Venue: The Store Room, Level 1 Parkview Hotel, Cnr Scotchmer & St Georges Rd, North Fitzroy
Preview Dates: 29/09/2009 - 29/09/2009
Season Dates: 30/09/2009 - 10/10/2009
Times/Notes: 6:45pm Excluding Mondays
Tickets: Preview $14.00, Conc $14.00, Full $18.00, Tightarse Tues $14.00
Bookings: Festival Tix: 03 9660 9666 or www.melbournefringe.com.au

COMPANY OR ARTIST PRESS CONTACT:
Laura Milke Garner, 03 9489 9225 / 0418 343 255, laura@milke.com.au




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MEDIA RELEASE
Comedy
                                             Jack Dan
                                                 Presents


                                   Beauty and Bliss
After 20 years of performing in Australia, Japan, and Europe, Jack Dan has finally committed to do a public
show. Frustrated by the shortage of venues, he has been forced to create his own theatrical space in a
back alley-way. The Idea for the 'story' of the show has grown from this situation. The 'theatre' will be
erected and dismantled eight times over the course of the Fringe Festival. Jack Dan's Wife and children will
escape to the safety of Japan where they will be far away from the ensuing mayhem.

An outcast homeless clown living the lane ways of inner Melbourne suburbs finds that Beauty and bliss
abound. It is in the simplest of objects and actions. It is inherent in the very building blocks of the
universe itself, and it all starts with the planting of ones feet where they are.

An inherently funny and enjoyable show full of laughter and tears.

A true look at the essence of clown and the joy of the simple. This man now invites you into his world
where universal bliss and beauty unveil themselves silently in the night.



LISTING INFORMATION
Venue: THE BACKYARD, 199 GLENLYON RD, Brunswick East
Preview Dates: 25/09/2009 - 25/09/2009
Season Dates: 26/09/2009 - 10/10/2009
Times/Notes: Thurs - Sat 8pm.
45 minute performance.
Classified as outdoor, bring warm clothing etc.
Tickets: Preview $8., Conc $9., Full $13.
Bookings: Festival Tix: 03 9660 9666 or www.melbournefringe.com.au

COMPANY OR ARTIST PRESS CONTACT:
Jack Dan Blake, 0438522532, jackdan@opptusnet.com.au




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MEDIA RELEASE
Comedy
               Kieran Butler - Collingwood Club Therapist
                                                  Presents


                        Ben Cousins - a rock opera
Up-to-date. Near the knuckle. No holds barred.

'Ben Cousins - a rock opera' is a pastiche of 'Jesus Christ Superstar', 'Goodfellas', and 'Deadwood' -
featuring 70's and 80's pop song parodies - set to a backbeat of biting satire that dramatises the political
manoeuvrings that surrounded the resurrection of Ben Cousins' AFL career in late 2008.

'Ben Cousins - a rock opera' was conceived by Kieran Butler (Collingwood ruined my Life) who work-
shopped his original script with cast members Matt Walsh (Ben Cousins, Mike Fitzpatrick), Michelle Wilson
(Jelena Dokic) and Peter Katsambanis (Mick Malthouse).

In a whirlwind performance - reminiscent of his role in the critically acclaimed Edinburgh show 'Che
Guevara on the Fringe' - Butler holds down roles as the narrator, Ned Kelly, Damir Dokic, Andrew
Demitriou and Eddie McGuire.

The portrayal of the various personalities is incisive, barbed and uncensored. If you have been worried
that anarchic and uncompromising Australian satire was on life support, then 'Ben Cousins - a rock opera'
should reassure you that it is still breathing sporadically.

Ben Cousins - a Rock Opera was a sold out, cult hit at the 2009 MICF where it was performed as part of
Butler's show 'Collingwood Club Therapist'.

"Promises to be the most controversial musical of the year" -The Sunday Times (Perth)

"Brilliantly scripted and performed" -Greg Potter, The Age

"Best footy comedy orientated show I have seen in ages" -Cam Holmes, Facebook



LISTING INFORMATION
Venue: The Retreat Hotel. 226 Nicholson St, Abbotsford
Season Dates: 02/10/2009 - 09/10/2009
Times/Notes: 9.00 PM
7.30 PM (Sunday Oct 4) Excluding October 5, 6, 7, 8
Tickets: Conc $20.00, Full $22.00
Bookings: Festival Tix: 03 9660 9666 or www.melbournefringe.com.au

COMPANY OR ARTIST PRESS CONTACT:
Kieran Butler, 0410 495 230, kieran@kieranbutler.com




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MEDIA RELEASE
Comedy
                                          Luke & Wyatt
                                                 Presents


                    Breakin' Free: The Graduation
Fresh off the sell-out success of their Melbourne Comedy Festival show "Albert's Party", excitable music
comedy duo Luke & Wyatt are back with a brand new show.

We are delighted to invite you to their graduation.

Brave yet handsome Luke and loud and rubbish Wyatt - two teens who are worlds apart - have finally
made it through their 3 year degree after 20 years of hard work. But now all this is at stake, as tonight,
the school's principal will reveal the winner of the prestigious Norbert Scholarship. And there can be only
one. Join us for the official Graduation ceremony, an evening of civilised entertainment, recorder karaoke
and a bloody fight to the death for 'best male performer'.

Originally both country lads, Luke & Wyatt are carving a name for themselves amongst the cream of
Australian comedy. Recently the boys have toured throughout Australia and supported internationally
acclaimed acts such as Brendon Burns, Julia Morris and Tim Minchin.

"I love Luke & Wyatt. They are funny and gangly. They make fun and they gangle." -Tim Minchin

"Two young comedians who are definitely headed for big things" - Groggy Squirrel

Come and join us for a night packed with so much infectious fun you'll need to inject the 7.30 report into
your eyeballs just to calm down.

Please RSVP to Doris in admin ASAP. Parking available.



LISTING INFORMATION
Venue: The Annexe, Trades Hall - Cnr Victoria and Lygon St
Season Dates: 06/10/2009 - 10/10/2009
Times/Notes: 7.15pm
Tickets: Preview $15.00, Conc $15.00, Full $17.90, Group $15.00, Tightarse Tues $15.00
Bookings: Festival Tix: 03 9660 9666 or www.melbournefringe.com.au

COMPANY OR ARTIST PRESS CONTACT:
Shakeera Khan, 0405 802 616, luke_and_wyatt@hotmail.com




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MEDIA RELEASE
Comedy
                                        Brendan Brumby
                                                   Presents


    Brendan Brumby's Indiana Jesus: Temple of
                      Cool.
A retrospective and comedic look at how a child's faith can shape a bewildered man.
In his second appearance at The Melbourne Fringe Festival, Sydney performer Brendan Brumby bravely
retells the Good Book from an adolescent's perspective. "It's a one-man spectacular," he says.
"Spectacular, because I'll probably burn in hell for making Adam & Eve unemployed nudists."

Fusing these events with embarrassing stories by an anxious life lived under the cross; Brumby recounts a
number of honest reflections. From reluctantly working in his Mother's bridal store, to nearly causing a
school riot while mimicking an evil Christian Brother, Brumby has made an art form out of surviving
awkward situations, and he has the mental scars to prove it.

"Oddly, my favourite performance was when one thousand disapproving high school mates decided to boo
me off stage," he says, recounting The Founder's Day Play, when his character kidnaps and tortures
priests. "I pulled out a replica pistol and the auditorium turned into a zoo. Still, that's comedy for you."

Granted, Brumby promises that Indiana Jesus: Temple of Cool is not sacrilegious, and that he is not
intending to offend those of the Catholic faith. "My Nonna would be livid if I crossed the line. For starters, I
don't use cuss words," he says, citing that he aims to reach a wide, open-minded audience. "I'm thirty
years old and I'm still afraid of my Grandmother's wooden spoon. She's a feisty one."



LISTING INFORMATION
Venue: The Glitch Bar, 318 St Georges Rd, North Fitzroy
Season Dates: 26/09/2009 - 26/09/2009
Times/Notes: 8:10pm to 8:55pm
$7 for a group of four people.
Tickets: Conc $8., Full $10., Group $7.
Bookings: Festival Tix: 03 9660 9666 or www.melbournefringe.com.au

COMPANY OR ARTIST PRESS CONTACT:
Brendan Colusso, 0403701059, brendanbrumby@hotmail.com




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MEDIA RELEASE
Comedy
                                        carnovale & culp
                                                   Presents


             carnovale & culp are The Cloud Girls
ROCK, STAND-UP, WHALE CHOIRS and A STRANGE OBBESSION WITH OTTERS!! Can these combine in to
one kick-ass show?

"This duo is shiny and shameless - like rappers in sync on the same absurd wavelength." - Mike Gribble
(Adelaide Advertiser)

The Cloud Girls look at everything musical in this two women character comedy. Jennifer Carnovale and
Madeleine Culp fly through 45 minutes parodying everything from the open mic scene, the feuding whale
choir to the privileged rap artists. Watch the absurd stand-up styling's of the girls. They effortlessly slide
through scenes taking you on a psychedelic music journey.

Working as presenters on Triple J (2008- present), the girls have been thrown into the music stratosphere.
They've soaked up eclectic musical personalities and transformed them into 'Carnovale and Culp are The
Cloud Girls'. Jennifer and Madeleine performed as part of the Adelaide and Melbourne Fringe Festivals
(2007, 2008), Melbourne International Comedy Festival (2007), Sydney Comedy Festival (2009) and
regularly perform stand up in their home town Sydney.

Rock out with Carnovale and Culp;

"These girls are akin to a Female Mighty Boosh, except completely their own planet, uniquely Australian
and brilliantly funny" - Sam Simmons (Triple J)

"... never leaving a dull moment. The pair flits between male and female, adult and child, celebrity and
everybody... universally accessible." Diana Ward - (The Brag)



LISTING INFORMATION
Venue: Festival Hub - Son of Loft, Lithuanian Club
Season Dates: 25/09/2009 - 10/10/2009
Times/Notes: Tuesday - Saturday 6:30pm
Sundays 5:30pm Excluding Mondays
Tickets: Conc $15.00, Full $17.00, Group $12.00, Tightarse Tues $12.00
Bookings: Festival Tix: 03 9660 9666 or www.melbournefringe.com.au

COMPANY OR ARTIST PRESS CONTACT:
carnovale & culp Productions/ Madeleine Culp, 0431525601, carnovaleculp@yahoo.com.au




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MEDIA RELEASE
Comedy
                                           Rohan Harry
                                                  Presents


                             Centrelink The Musical
With the current looming Global Recession and unemployment levels forever sliding upwards, it's time to
brighten up this Nation of dark financial crisis with a bit of song and dance in the holy name of Centrelink.
Our musical isn't an outright attack on the system, more so a celebration, focusing on the comedy of the
situation rather than the politics.

Centrelink the Musical premiered at Higher Ground during the 2008 Adelaide Fringe with an overwhelming
response! All 6 performances in the 220 seat theatre completely sold out two weeks before the first
preview. With undeniable public demand and seizing the opportunity to also polish up the production, the
show returned to Higher Ground for an Encore Season of 7 shows in early September. Without any
corporate or government support and no longer connected to a Festival, the Higher Ground Theatre was
once again hit with full capacity.

Written by Adam Willson. Music composed by Nathan Leigh Jones. Directed by Ross Vosvotekas.
Choreography by Julian Jaensh.
Starring Anna Cheney, Dale Elliot, Rohan Harry, Adam Willson and Kate Jarvis.

"The production is darkly intelligent, scandalously funny and possibly even offensively truthful... This is a
piece about real people, by real people and for real people. More importantly it brings to the stage a slice
of Australian life that is often overlooked" Steven Davenport, Independent Weekly.

"Queue for Laughs!" Ewart Shaw, The Advertiser.

www.centrelinkthemusical.com




LISTING INFORMATION
Venue: Trades Hall - New Ballroom
Preview Dates: 06/10/09 - 06/10/09
Season Dates: 07/10/09 - 10/10/09
Times/Notes: 9:15 PM
Tickets: Preview $15.00, Conc $15.00, Full $23.00, Group $18.00
Bookings: Festival Tix: 03 9660 9666 or www.melbournefringe.com.au

COMPANY OR ARTIST PRESS CONTACT:
Rohan Harry, 0883613051, rohanharry@internode.on.net




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MEDIA RELEASE
Comedy
                                         Andy Rodger
                                                Presents


        Charles Barrington in Joyce's Junkatique
Actor, raconteur and beekeeper Charles Barrington has just inherited his auntie's antique shop Joyce's
Junkatique. Between customers and cups of tea he sets out to write the memoirs of his long and lengthy
acting career.

Throughout the years Charles Barrington has established himself as one of the stages most persistent
actors. A house hold name in the world of theatre and his house, Charles is always ready to dish the dirt
and dirty the dishes on all his former friends and colleagues in "the biz". After numerous attempts CB
came equal runner up in the 2009 Raw comedy competition, which makes him 50 % of Australia's second
funniest new comedian.



LISTING INFORMATION
Venue: Trades Hall: The Evatt Room
Preview Dates: 29/9/2009 - 30/9/2009
Season Dates: 01/10/2009 - 09/10/2009
Times/Notes: 8:00pm - 9:00pm Excluding Monday
Tickets: Preview $10.00, Conc $15.00, Full $17.00, Group $10.00, Tightarse Tues $10.00
Bookings: Festival Tix: 03 9660 9666 or www.melbournefringe.com.au

COMPANY OR ARTIST PRESS CONTACT:
Andy Rodger, 0410287279, andyrodger81@yahoo.com.au




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Comedy
                                                  PTMD
                                                  Presents


                                          Clodhopper
Based on a true story, Kevin Costner stars as a one-legged man who goes on a journey. In a surprising
twist, our hero finds love, laughter and himself - but NOT his other leg. That would be too obvious. Written
and directed by Kevin Costner, and costing $174 million less than "Waterworld", this bio-epic was poorly
received by critics and audiences alike, who were ill-prepared for its gritty realism and hard-hitting
themes. In a rare agreement, Margaret and David assigned Costner's "turd de resistance" negative four
stars, a feat that is yet to be repeated by any subsequent film. Then they pashed. Seriously.

Inspired by Costner's vision, PTMD are a fresh new comedy troupe who also aims to take our audience on
a journey. From musical parody to politics, satire to slapstick, PTMD prides itself on effective use of
alliteration and fast-paced sketch comedy that "just keeps punching" (The Age).

PTMD are a group of six writer/performers with a range of dietary requirements. We have in our midst a
musical genius with perfect pitch. Unfortunately, this is not the sort of thing that's easily demonstrated in
the print media format.

As witchetty grubs become moths, PTMD are crawling out from under the floors of the University revue
scene and spreading their wings in a debut Fringe performance. They are here to hover around light
sources, and to remind Melbourne just how great live sketch comedy can be.


LISTING INFORMATION
Venue: Studio 1, Northcote Town Hall
Season Dates: 29/09/2009 - 3/10/2009
Times/Notes: 9:15pm Excluding 30th Sept
Tickets: Conc $10.00, Full $15.00, Group $10.00, Tightarse Tues $10.00
Bookings: Festival Tix: 03 9660 9666 or www.melbournefringe.com.au

COMPANY OR ARTIST PRESS CONTACT:
Ramona Muttucumaru, 0421 989 799, ramona_m7@hotmail.com




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Comedy
                                      Monash University
                                                  Presents


                                       Coming Home
The funny short play 'Coming Home' is a glance on woman/man relationship spicily focused on the sexual
divergences. The story is told by an angrily comic voice that screams her sexual dissatisfaction inside a
male oriented world.

This piece was written by the acclaimed Italian actors Dario Fo and Franca Rame to be a female
monologue. In this production, though, the role is performed by three actors, including a man, in order to
put in perspective different angles of this passionate character.

The cast is composed by Amelia Ducker, Kate Dix and Michael Camilleri.

This theatre project was generated by means of a performance research on acting that has been carried
out by the Brazilian practitioner Alvaro Bittencourt and is taking place at Monash University. He has an
extensive acting experience and has also been working intensely as a director and acting teacher in his
city, Curitiba. Lately, he has undertaken the task of acting coach in a couple of productions and has
targeted his work on rehearsing actors.

The rehearsal process was focused on making use of different acting approaches simultaneously. As a
basis for this practice the director applied the Brazilian artistic concept of "Antropofagia" (cannibalism) so
as to understand and facilitate actors' work.
As a consequence, the show reflects this pursuit of theatrical essentiality and extracts from the performers
all the resources for creating a show plenty of humour and dynamism.



LISTING INFORMATION
Venue: The Actors Factory, 161a Heidelberg Road, Northcote
Season Dates: 07/10/2009 - 11/10/2009
Times/Notes: Wednesday to Friday - 7:30pm
Saturday and Sunday - 5:00 and 7:30pm
Tickets: Conc $13.00, Full $15.00, Group $10.00
Bookings: Festival Tix: 03 9660 9666 or www.melbournefringe.com.au

COMPANY OR ARTIST PRESS CONTACT:
Alvaro Bittencourt, 0450497669, alvarolevis@gmail.com




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Comedy
                                                     -
                                                 Presents


                                       Daniel Kitson
Everyone you have ever known will die. And so will you. And yet we dance in the looming shadows of
mortality, we dance and we talk and we eat and we argue. We read books. We care for people. We buy
houses. We plant trees and we drive and we learn how to make milk frothy. Because something,
somewhere in the middle of it all has to matter. And who are we to giggle and point and sneer at what
others have found to care about? Everybody needs something to hold when it gets dark, so who am I, who
are any of us, to point at anything and call it facile or redundant or stupid or rubbish? Even when it quite
clearly is.

A new stand up show about finding something important in an ocean of twaddle.



LISTING INFORMATION
Venue: Athenaeum Theatre
Season Dates: 06/10/2009 - 11/10/2009
Times/Notes: 8pm, 7pm Sundays
Tickets: Conc $28.00, Full $33.00
Bookings: Festival Tix: 03 9660 9666 or www.melbournefringe.com.au

COMPANY OR ARTIST PRESS CONTACT:
Michelle Buxton / Jane Davis, 0419 134 278 / 9573 7155, michelle@buxtonwalker.com /
jane@buxtonwalker.com




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Comedy
                          Pregnant Goldfish Productions
                                                  Presents


                     Dead River by Kate McLennan
In the 2006 Melbourne Fringe Kate McLennan's one-woman show "The Debutante Diaries" won the Best
Comedy and the Best Newcomer Awards. This year she debuts her new work "Dead River", joined by a
talented cast including Emma Leonard (Very Small Business, Wicked Science) and Brett Swain (Dirtgame,
Underbelly, Neighbours.) The show will be directed by Fiona Harris (Comedy Inc & Skithouse)

6-year-old Janie McCallister and her older sister Rachel live in a small country town called Dead River with
their Mum & Dad. Their days are filled with bike riding escapades, cubby house building and their new
venture - The Dead River Animal Welfare Society where the girls 'rescue' abandoned animals in the area.

Life in Dead River is typified by freedom, innocence and one Enid-Blyton-esque adventure after another.
But when the girls stumble upon the body of a dead man in their 'magical forest,' their idyllic life takes a
darker turn. Their Mum & Dad keep arguing and when Mum threatens to leave Dead River the girls put
themselves in un-for-told danger to change their Mum's mind.

The relationship between the young sisters will be familiar to many:

"I was always bossing my little sister around or convincing her to do something silly like tying string from
a door handle to one of her loose teeth and slamming the door shut to dislodge it." says Kate "Emma is
perfect to play my sister, we've been working together on an animation series Dogstar for three years
playing siblings."


LISTING INFORMATION
Venue: The Store Room, Level 1 Parkview Hotel, Cnr Scotchmer & St Georges Rd, North Fitzroy
Preview Dates: 29/09/2009 - 29/09/2009
Season Dates: 30/09/2009 - 10/10/2009
Times/Notes: 8:15pm
Tickets: Preview $15.00, Conc $18.00, Full $21.00, Group $18.00, Tightarse Tues $15.00
Bookings: Festival Tix: 03 9660 9666 or www.melbournefringe.com.au

COMPANY OR ARTIST PRESS CONTACT:
Laura Milke Garner, 03 9489 9225 / 0418 343 255, laura@milke.com.au




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Comedy
                                    Splinter Productions
                                                  Presents


                  Experimentos - The Freshmaker
It is a charade, an experiment, or simulation if you will. The combination of art, theatre and dance mixed
with a lethal dose of hilarity. The world of popular culture is explored intermittently and random acts of
theatrical genius are unleashed upon the masses with great force and dexterity. Add a dash of musical
brilliance, monologuing aimlessly, and action sequences inspired from the 1980s and you have a goulash
of Experimentos. It is a non-sensical, farcical, emotional rollercoaster, that there is nothing quite like on
this earth.

Experimentos explores the avant-garde and challenges traditional theatre with its unique brand of
bittersweet mockery. Experimentos is comic, sad, cheerful, depressing, fun, harmonious, and mind-
numbingly good at the same time. It is widely appealing - having an enormous following of those who
enjoy laughter.

Experimentos, written, directed and performed by Dan Taylor and Hugh Miller, tells a story of heartbreak,
compassion and the meaning of existence and has been critically acclaimed by many.

"Had its audience in stitches **** - Wal Eastman - The Mercury

"A parody of experimental theatre" - Kane Young - The Mercury

Starring 5 of Tasmanias and the WORLDS best known comics, Dan Taylor, Hugh Miller, Billy Barnard, Ted
Wilson, Matt Furlani, Matt Burton, Chris Hughes and Luke McGregor, It highlights the ridiculousness of the
storytelling medium that is 'Acting'.



LISTING INFORMATION
Venue: Glitch Bar and Cinema, 318 St Georges Rd, North Fitzroy
Season Dates: 28/09/2009 - 30/09/2009
Times/Notes: 8:00 - 8:45
Tickets: Conc $12.00, Full $15.00, Group $10.00
Bookings: Festival Tix: 03 9660 9666 or www.melbournefringe.com.au

COMPANY OR ARTIST PRESS CONTACT:
Dan Taylor, 0422067406, dantaylor@nova100.com.au




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Comedy
                                          Laughing Stock
                                                    Presents


     Felicity Ward Reads from The Book of Moron
Winner, Most Outstanding Newcomer Melbourne Fringe 2009

Nominated, Most Outstanding Newcomer, MICF 2009

Last year's Most Outstanding Newcomer at Melbourne Fringe is back and this time - SHE'S READING
ESSAYS! Does this girl know how to party or what?

The Book of Moron is a collection of short stories and essays penned by award-winning comedian and
performer, Felicity Ward. Straight from sell-out shows at the Edinburgh Fringe, 2009 has been a big year
for Felicity, with audiences in the UK and Australia rushing to see her debut live comedy show – Felicity
Ward’s Ugly As A Child Variety Show.

For FOUR SHOWS ONLY, Felicity presents The Book of Moron, an intimate performance of her humourous
stories; experienced, written and read out by the lady herself. From an awkward interaction with a
handicapped Big Issue Vendor to her personal struggle with Irritable Bowel Syndrome (or IBS as the kids
are calling it on Twitter), there is no dose of personal truth that Felicity thinks should stay in her diary.

Accompanied by her trusty canine, Dan Ackroyd (David Quirk) who is always attempting to impress, she
waxes lyrical about why hash is a bad idea, why she'll never attend a poetry night again and why Martin
Lawrence is the basis of her spontaneous hate group.

You may have seen Felicity Ward on TV’s The Ronnie Johns Half Hour, Spicks and Specks, Thank God
You're Here or Good News Week. This is her debut season of Felicity Ward reads from The Book of Moron.

So come in, take a seat by an imaginary fireplace Felicity can't afford to provide as a setting, sit back and
relax knowing that it didn't happen to you.

'Warm, witty and brilliant' The Age 2009

'She is an irresistible force of nature... She's brilliantly insane, and insanely brilliant' Chortle.co.uk 2009

'Felicity Ward is one of the naturally funny people I know. She not only has funny bones, she has funny
marrow.' Adam Hills, comedian



LISTING INFORMATION
Venue: Festival Hub – Rehearsal Room
Season Dates: Sept 26-27, Oct 3-4
Times/Notes: Sept 26, Oct 3 at 5pm, Sept 27, Oct 4 at 4pm
Tickets: Prev. $15.00, Full $20
Bookings: Festival Tix: 03 9660 9666 or www.melbournefringe.com.au

COMPANY OR ARTIST PRESS CONTACT:
Buxton Walker Publcity , 0419 134 278 / 9573 7155, michelle@buxtonwalker.com /
jane@buxtonwalker.com




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Comedy
                                         Emma Sachsse
                                                  Presents


                                  F+ck. A love story
Why do we gravitate towards the freaks, kinks, stalkers and downright duds? Are we naturally
masochistic or just suckers for punishment?

By examining her past peccadilloes and those of her friends, Emma Sachsse explores the whys,
wherefores and what-the-hells of lust and its many illogical manifestations. Wild stories, fanciful ideas and
complete and utter disasters are deliciously relived in this hilarious, no-holds-barred, one-woman comedy
show. Drawing on her own unbelievable (and often mortifying) experiences, Emma will guide the less
experienced in how to avoid some of the more elaborate messes one can tread in, and (if one did not see
the mess before it was too late) explain how to clean up after one has tracked said mess into the house
and on to the new shagpile. As for those who have been there already, well, they will find comfort in the
fact that they are not alone. Not by a long shot.

F+CK: A Love Story is guaranteed to make you feel better about yourself, the choices that you've made
and the messes you helped create. Whether it started in your bedroom, your car, a nightclub toilet or on
your best friend's couch, a night with Emma Sachsse is just the ticket to self satisfaction.

DISCLAIMER: The names of the not-so-innocent, especially the famous ones, have been changed. But only
because Emma doesn't want to be sued.



LISTING INFORMATION
Venue: Trades Hall - Evatt Room
Season Dates: 29/09/09 - 04/10/09
Times/Notes: 10.15pm
Tickets: Conc $16.00, Full $21.00, Group $16.00
Bookings: Festival Tix: 03 9660 9666 or www.melbournefringe.com.au

COMPANY OR ARTIST PRESS CONTACT:
Emma Sachsse, 0412 010 426, emma@sachsse.net




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Comedy
                           Sunny Side Up Entertainment
                                                 Presents


                                          Fitzroyalty
Simon Brodie of North Fitzroy once swore he would never be one of those wankers sipping espresso on
Brunswick St. Today he is just that & more. Grab a Bloody Mary & join him on a hilarious guided tour of
the past, present and possible future of Brunswick St all from the comfort of one its best bars...

Frequently Asked Questions:
Is this really a guided tour? Do I have to walk? No, it's a stand up comedy show. Grab a drink and a comfy
seat and Simon will do the rest.
Do I have to have Bloody Mary? Libation makes the best so it's highly recommended.
Why is this show free? Isn't it very good? In keeping with the spirit of the Fringe Simon is providing a free
show, if at the end you decide it is worth a donation it will be happily & gratefully received.
Will Simon be wearing that awful dressing gown? It's a surprise.


LISTING INFORMATION
Venue: Libation Bar, 302 Brunswick St, Fitzroy 3065
Preview Dates: 23/09/2009 - 24/09/2009
Season Dates: 29/09/2009 - 08/10/2009
Times/Notes: Show running time 45mins 7.30-8.15 optional 15 min extra mobile show on selected nights.
Excluding Fri,Sat,Sun,Mon
Tickets: Free Show
Bookings: Festival Tix: 03 9660 9666 or www.melbournefringe.com.au

COMPANY OR ARTIST PRESS CONTACT:
Simon Brodie, 0412775554, sbnthfitz@optusnet.com.au




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Comedy
                            Touched by an Angle Grinder
                                                 Presents


                                       Free Internet
Has your partner dragged you away from your PC just so you can get your yearly cultural fix at the
Melbourne Fringe? Wouldn't you rather be at home watching that YouTube clip of the guy who gets hit in
the ballbag with a shark? You would? Then Free Internet is the experience you've been praying for.

81 year-old videoblogger Pops (John Anagnostou) hosts Free Internet: a hallucinatory clash of sketch
comedy, installation art and the web.

Touched by an Angle Grinder has set up a fake Internet station in the foyer of the North Melbourne Town
Hall. A homemade "computer" plays a loop of sketches, animation and strangeness- all inspired by the
attention-sapping, stupidity-perpetuating virtual world we plug into every day.

Much like the real Internet, Free Internet is a sleazy cocktail of seasoned performers, real people and cats.
Express amusement as Aussie comedy legend Mikey Encore attempts to launch his own rival Internet.
Stroke your chin in bafflement at those wacky foreigners and their oddball ads. Help solve Kareem Abdul-
Jabbar's fun mathematical equations. And meet Pops. Pops enjoys learning fascinating facts from the
wonder that is the Internet. And he is going to share them all with us.

Touched by an Angle Grinder invites Fringe-goers to park their rear at our station, don the headphones
and relax. We will supplement your Fringe diet by force-feeding you an audiovisual hors d'oeuvre.

Welcome to the Internet. The future is here. And it's here to stay.


LISTING INFORMATION
Venue: Festival Hub - Foyer - Arts House, North Melbourne Town Hall
Season Dates: 25/09/2009 - 10/10/2009
Times/Notes: 06:30pm - 10:30pm Excluding Mondays
Tickets: Free Show
Bookings: Festival Tix: 03 9660 9666 or www.melbournefringe.com.au

COMPANY OR ARTIST PRESS CONTACT:
Greta Harrison, 0409 009 034, grrrreta@hotmail.com




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Comedy
                                          Token Events
                                                 Presents


       Hannah Gadsby: Kiss Me Quick I'm Full Of
                       Jubes
WARNING: This show does not contain, nor promote, the practice of
hasty lip contact for sugary reward.

BEST NEWCOMER NOMINEE MELBOURNE COMEDY FESTIVAL

Due to popular demand, Hannah is back with a return season of her 2009 Comedy Festival hit.

If you've ever wondered what it is to grow up a little bit lesbian and accident-prone, with a mother who is
slightly homophobic, misogynist and has a pathological fear of doctors - then this is a show for you.

"Kiss Me Quick I'm Full Of Jubes" is not a cry for help from a borderline type-two diabetic. It is the much
anticipated solo show by award winning comedian Hannah Gadsby, who in the last three years has
achieved so much more than she did in her first three years.

After winning triple j's Raw Comedy in 2006, Hannah went to runner up at the Edinburgh Fringe
equivalent, 'So You Think You're Funny'. The following year Hannah won best Newcomer at the Adelaide
Fringe Festival, and was chosen to perform in The Comedy Zone at The Melbourne International Comedy
Festival.

"tears-rolling-down-the-cheek-funny" Adelaide Advertiser

"a piercing razor-sharp wit" Chortle

"Deliciously Awkward" The Age

"Deadpan perfection" Skinnyfest, Edinburgh

"A minor comic masterpiece" The List, Edinburgh

Hannah has won international fans with an invitation to the prestigious Just For Laughs Festival in
Montreal and has just returned to Australia after walking across England and performing at the Kilkenny
and Edinburgh Festival


LISTING INFORMATION
Venue: Trades Hall - The Annexe, 54 Victoria St, Carlton
Season Dates: 29/09/2009 - 10/10/2009
Times/Notes: 7.15pm (60mins) Excluding Mondays
Tickets: Conc $22.00, Full $25.00, Tightarse Tues $20.00
Bookings: Festival Tix: 03 9660 9666 or www.melbournefringe.com.au



COMPANY OR ARTIST PRESS CONTACT:
Zoë Lane, 03 9419 8837, zoe@tspublicity.com.au




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Comedy
                                            Dan Brader
                                                 Presents


 He's Some Sort Of Bloody Social Commentator!
Dan Brader is a unique voice in Australian comedy! His latest show combines a winning mix of quirky
character sketches and sharp observational material!

'He walks his own line and drags the laughs out of it with a sharp shake.' -Gagging For It.


LISTING INFORMATION
Venue: Caz Reitop's Dirty Secrets, 80 Smith St, Collingwood
Preview Dates: 23/9/09 - 24/9/09
Season Dates: 27/9/09 - 11/10/09
Times/Notes: 9.15pm on Wednesdays, Thursdays, Sundays Excluding Monday, Tuesdays, Friday,
Saturdays
Tickets: Preview $10.00, Conc $12.00, Full $15.00, Group $10.00, Tightarse Tues $12.00
Bookings: Festival Tix: 03 9660 9666 or www.melbournefringe.com.au

COMPANY OR ARTIST PRESS CONTACT:
Dan Brader, 0448660388, danielbrader@hotmail.com




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Comedy
                                                       -
                                                  Presents


                                  Hypothetical Tales
IMPROVISATION OUT OF LAUGHS, FORM & FASHION?
Hypothetical Tales bucks the trend, and shows how to challenge the old perception!

In a time when we are saturated with improvisational programs such as "Thank God You're Here", and
"Whose line is it anyway?" begging us to throw a brick through our TV's and leave the house. A breath of
fresh air walks in and threatens to blitz the field.

It seems that in most people's books a good improvisational comedy show is one where the players have
no idea what is going on.

Well, it is true; the form of "mystery" makes improvisation what it is. But it's really like watching the
Formula 1's, you're just waiting for that one big crash aren't you?
But one show sets out to prove that the most un-traditional form is also the one to produce the most
laughs.

Amber Gibson from Euphonic Productions plans to challenge people's perceptions of not only what
improvisational comedy is, but also how it runs in Hypothetical Tales.

It comes in the form of a Hypothetical setting, actually three to be exact. While most shows would allow
the players to create their own characters as they go along, our players are provided with character
profiles. This gives the tales a chance to be a wilder less constricted ride.

With three presiding theme's over three weeks; Ego (is it a dirty word?): The makings and breakings of a
rock band, DANGER DANGER: World Crisis, and Down and Dirty: The true story of Melbourne's First
Underbelly.



LISTING INFORMATION
Venue: The Nectar Lounge, Basement, 228 Flinders Lane, Melbourne
Season Dates: 27/09/2009 - 11/10/2009
Times/Notes: Sundays only - 5pm. Excluding Mon - Sat
Tickets: Full $20.00
Bookings: Festival Tix: 03 9660 9666 or www.melbournefringe.com.au

COMPANY OR ARTIST PRESS CONTACT:
Amber Gibson, 0412 086 939, amber.gibson@gmail.com




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Comedy

                                                 Presents


 I LOVE LULU - A Radio Sitcom Written by Claire
                    Hooper
Paully and Lulu have been friends for years but living together is putting a strain on the relationship.
Paully's high pressure job writing jokes for lolly wrappers is squeezing all the joy out of his already
melancholy soul, and the only way he can communicate with Lulu these days is by sending letters to her
highly successful, nationally syndicated, love advice column, 'I Love Lulu'. If she realized who was sending
all those letters she'd know he was completely, desperately in love with her. But a horse, even one as well
read and morally decent as Paully, is not a fit love match for a real human girl.

I Love Lulu was written and recorded both for broadcast as ten short 'radio sitcoms' on 3RRR and then to
be played in it's entirety as the soundtrack to a puppet show featuring the same characters as part of
Melbourne Fringe.

Writer/performer Claire Hooper created many comic plays and sketches before her move to Melbourne, but
this is her first full script out of the stand up genre since 2005. She and Paul David-Goddard provide the
voices of Lulu and Paully, with sound design and composition by Steve Hearne, theatre composer and
member of local band, Pony Girl & the Outsiders. The live performance will play for 3 nights only at the
Storeroom, and will pair the fast, funny dialogue of the recorded scenes with a physical production that is
more soft and dreamlike, in which the two puppets, complimentary scenes to reveal the larger story within
the episodes.
3 shows only.


LISTING INFORMATION
Venue: The Store Room, Level 1 Parkview Hotel, Cnr Scotchmer & St Georges Rd, North Fitzroy
Season Dates: 02/10/2009 - 09/10/2009
Times/Notes: 10:30pm Excluding Mondays
Tickets: Conc $14.00, Full $18.00
Bookings: Festival Tix: 03 9660 9666 or www.melbournefringe.com.au

COMPANY OR ARTIST PRESS CONTACT:
Laura Milke Garner, 03 9489 9225 / 0418 343 255, laura@milke.com.au




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MEDIA RELEASE
Comedy
                                        Callum Padgham
                                                   Presents


                           I Will Have Sex With You
"Filthy!", "Smutty!", "Porn!", rants the local paper.

Don't say we didn't warn, when you're screaming nine months later...

Lock up your daughters, hold them there for 24 years, and for God's sake keep their seven subsequent
children AWAY FROM THIS SHOW. An outrageous live music spectacle by emerging Melbourne musician
Callum Padgham.


LISTING INFORMATION
Venue: FDS Studios, 18 Ellis Street, South Yarra
Season Dates: 02/10/2009
Times/Notes: 9pm
Tickets: Conc $5.00, Full $10.00, Group $5.00
Bookings: Festival Tix: 03 9660 9666 or www.melbournefringe.com.au

COMPANY OR ARTIST PRESS CONTACT:
Callum Padgham, 0402 707 894, callumlachlan@gmail.com




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Em michelle@buxtonwalker.com                       Em jane@buxtonwalker.com
MEDIA RELEASE
Comedy
                                           Jason Chong
                                                   Presents


 Jason Chong's Why The Bloody Hell Aren't Ya?
Donating blood is a good thing. But is it funny?

Yes. If you want to know more about what happens when you donate blood, what it's used for and see a
picture of a cat being ridden, this is the show for you. Come on, you could do with the karma.

 "Give blood, the show's worth it" - 4 stars, The Advertiser
 "highly entertaining and informative show that everyone should see" - The Groggy Squirrel
"A bloody brilliant show for a great cause" - Rip It Up
 "Why The Bloody Hell Aren't Ya? is possibly the most hilarious lecture I have ever been to, it's bloody
great!" - Buzzcuts
"He'll have you heading straight for your nearest phlebotomy centre" - dB Magazine
"funny, factual and you'll want to open your veins to help afterwards" - Sunday Mail

2009 is the Year of the Blood Donor. Only 1 in 30 Australians give blood, while 1 in 3 will need it. And
with our ageing population, over the next 10 years, the need for blood will double.

This show is the story of the 3 times my dad would have died if it weren't for blood donors, and through
the journey, we learn about the Red Cross, what blood is and what it is used for, blood type, what
happens when you go to give blood, what can go wrong.

The show is packed with stand up, multimedia, videos and songs and is a great night out for comedy
lovers, health care professionals, blood donors, people over 15 and vampires.

The show was also developed under the guidance of comedian Justin Hamilton.
www.jasonchong.com.au


LISTING INFORMATION
Venue: Northcote Town Hall West Wing - Studio 2
Preview Dates: 5/10/2009 - 5/10/2009
Season Dates: 6/10/2009 - 11/10/2009
Times/Notes: 7pm
Tickets: Preview $12.00, Conc $14.00, Full $19.00, Group $14.00, Tightarse Tues $12.00
Bookings: Festival Tix: 03 9660 9666 or www.melbournefringe.com.au

COMPANY OR ARTIST PRESS CONTACT:
Jason Chong, 0411157511, jason@jasonchong.com.au




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MEDIA RELEASE
Comedy
                                        Jaymie Wilson
                                                Presents


                       Jaymie Wilson Eats Babies
Blood, gore, breasts, guinea pigs, and Zombie Elvis are all blended together for the one-person freakshow
Jaymie Wilson Eats Babies. Mixing his high energy stand up with multimedia comedian Jaymie Wilson looks
at all manner of "B-Grade".

Highlights of the show include Fernando and Clive the wonder Guinea Pigs, who are the only living Guinea
Pigs performing stand-up comedy. A Dummies Guide to the Ultimate B-Grade movie. And in a rare
appearance, performing live on stage the king of rock and roll himself has come back from being in the
grave for 32 year. Zombie Elvis has been resurrected, and she has never sounded better. Performing his
greatest hit for the first time outside of America.

In his second solo show in the Fringe Festival Jaymie Wilson creatively explores the subject of what is
consider B-Grade, and why is there a cult fascination with Trash Culture. Wilson's enthusiasm in the
comedy industry has lead him to become one of the most recognizable new comer, having performed his
stand up in comedy clubs Australia wide, including several appearances on National Television.

If you can find a show that has more Zombies, breasts and Guinea Pigs in it, then that would be just
weird. Please note that no live babies will be consumed during the performance of this show.


LISTING INFORMATION
Venue: Bar Open, 317 Brunswick Street, Fitzroy
Season Dates: 01/10/2009 - 09/10/2009
Times/Notes: 8:30pm
Thursday 1st, Friday 2nd, Thursday 8th and Friday the 9th.
Tickets: Free Show
Bookings: Festival Tix: 03 9660 9666 or www.melbournefringe.com.au

COMPANY OR ARTIST PRESS CONTACT:
Jaymie Wilson, 0437404697, jaymie_wilson@hotmail.com




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MEDIA RELEASE
Comedy
                              Double Pump Producement
                                                  Presents


                                            Jeremiah
It is Medieval England. The people of Nerocircus are convinced witches lurk outside the borders. When
Lord Aram leaves on a Contiki tour his son Jeremiah decides it's time for honesty. As Jeremiah naively
tries to do what's right the Guild of Differing Opinion bicker over who should really wear the crown. But
Caine the court jester has plans of his own, and as neighbour accuses neighbour of witchcraft the town
rapidly descends into chaos. As Jeremiah's paranoia increases, what will Caine's final card be?

Directed by Adam Cass (Winner Melbourne Dramatists Emerging Playwright, nominated Green Room Best
New Australian Writing), Double Pump Producement's JEREMIAH delivers fast-paced satire and a visual
style that Feudal England has never before seen. Jeremiah's world is all pastel colours and crayon
drawings; a wonderland of innocence. But it is a stark contrast to the events taking place around him.
JEREMIAH is a political satire told as a children's fairytale and despite its candy coating begs the question:
Do we really know who's in charge?

Starring Dylan Watson (Winner Short & Not So Sweet Best Actor, Short + Sweet People's Choice), Jordan
Lee (Winner Mullinar Crack The Big Time), Amos Phillips, Troy Larkin (Winner Short + Sweet People's
Choice, VDL Best Actor) and Laura Burzacott.

"Closely observed and savvy satire." The Age "

Check these guys out, they're bloody funny!" Triple J


LISTING INFORMATION
Venue: Rehearsal Room - North Melbourne Town Hall, The Loft - Lithuanian Club
Season Dates: 25/09/09 - 10/10/09
Times/Notes: Rehearsal Room; 25 Sept - 2 Oct: 6.30pm, Sun 5.30pm
Lithuanian Club; 3 - 10 Oct: 10.30pm, Sun 9.30pm
2 for 1 Opening Night 25, 30 Sept, 3, 7 Oct Excluding Monday
Tickets: Conc $15.00, Full $20.00, Group $15.00, Tightarse Tues $15.00
Bookings: Festival Tix: 03 9660 9666 or www.melbournefringe.com.au

COMPANY OR ARTIST PRESS CONTACT:
Dylan Watson, 0432 299 580, doublepump@gmail.com




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MEDIA RELEASE
Comedy
                                            Token Events
                                                   Presents


 JOSH THOMAS: Things That I Have Said Before
As seen on Talkin' 'bout Your Generation.

5 NIGHTS ONLY!

After 3 sold out comedy festival seasons, Josh has decided to package his favourite bits together and
record them for an album. It's really that simple.

Josh has made a profession of talking about his awkward, first hand, "what not to do" life experiences. He
is also quite comfortable talking to large groups of people about his genitals. If you've never seen Josh live
on stage before, consider this your catch-up class and, if you have, you know just how great these shows
will be.

A fantastic live performer, Josh is going from strength to strength. After winning the 2005 Raw Comedy
competition, Josh went on to pick up the coveted Best Newcomer award at the 2007 Melbourne
International Comedy Festival. He has since performed at the Edinburgh, Montreal and Kilkenny Comedy
Festivals, and has been a regular on Good News Week. Most recently you would have seen him
representing Gen Y on Network Ten's top rating new sensation Talkin' 'bout Your Generation.

BOOK EARLY TO AVOID DISAPPOINTMENT - THIS WILL SELL OUT.

"fiercely funny ****"
The Age

"A very welcome breath of fresh air...entirely original and wonderfully funny"
Australia Stage Online

"Energetic and original with a quirky sense of timing . . . Josh left the audience in tatters"
Courier Mail



LISTING INFORMATION
Venue: Lithuanian Club, Main Theatre
Season Dates: 06/10/09 - 10/10/09
Times/Notes: 8.45pm (70mins)
Tickets: Conc $20.00, Full $23.00
Bookings: Festival Tix: 03 9660 9666 or www.melbournefringe.com.au

COMPANY OR ARTIST PRESS CONTACT:
Zoë Lane, 03 9419 8837, zoe@tspublicity.com.au




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MEDIA RELEASE
Comedy
                                             Bella Union
                                                  Presents


                              Lorraine's Hair & Face
Lorraine's Hair & Face - A musical that proves beauty is only skin thick.
Written & performed by Scott Brennan, Geraldine Hickey & Andrea Powell

Lorraine's Hair & Face is not as on-trend as it was back in the '80s. As expert as Lorraine and her
apprentice Jade are at flicks, frosting and spiral perms, business is dropping off.
When the salon is threatened by property developers and Lorraine's arch rival from across the street, they
embark on a series of schemes to save the salon, including ham & cheese body wraps, hair removal by
soldering iron, and their signature polite manicures: "Courtesy Fingers".

All goes well until clients start dying in the chair. The clock is ticking, the body count is rising and after
visits from police and the mysterious Major Jizz, can Lorraine and Jade blow-dry their way out of trouble?
Special offer: includes beaut songs.

Starring the extremely talented Scott Brennan (SkitHouse; Comedy Inc; FoxFM), rising star Geraldine
Hickey (Raw finalist; Triple M) and the often disappointing Andrea Powell (Ethel Chop; Comedy Channel;
Austereo).



LISTING INFORMATION
Venue: Trades Hall - Old Council Chambers
Preview Dates: 29/9/2009 - 30/9/2009
Season Dates: 01/10/2009 - 10/10/2009
Times/Notes: 7.30pm
1 hour duration Excluding Mondays.
Tickets: Preview $18.00, Conc $18.00, Full $22.00, Group $18.00, Tightarse Tues $18.00
Bookings: Festival Tix: 03 9660 9666 or www.melbournefringe.com.au

COMPANY OR ARTIST PRESS CONTACT:
Andrea Powell, 0412 752 303, andreapowell@optusnet.com.au




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MEDIA RELEASE
Comedy
                                             Cath Styles
                                                   Presents


                                  Love and Marriage
Once upon a time, whilst on the run from the long arm of commitment, single girl Cath went for a night
out with the girls, accidentally fell in love, and woke up in an alternate reality. An alternate reality in which
she was married with 4 kids! At least that's how it seems. 'Love and Marriage' is a 'through the looking
glass' look at her 16 year hangover, and a darkly funny exploration of what it is that inspires rational
people to pair up. Is it hormones? Is it society? Or is it vodka?

Unsure of her expiry date, Cath Styles began performing stand-up comedy at the age of 40, an antidote to
her life becoming 'too easy' as she juggled her other two occupations in the closely related fields of
psychiatry and mother to four sons. Since that time, she has performed at The Melbourne International
Comedy Festival, Adelaide Fringe, and St Kilda Laughs Festival with her all female group show 'Extreme
Blonde', as well as performing in her first solo show, 'Vampire Teeth' at the 2009 Melbourne International
Comedy Festival, and performing in various venues in Melbourne, Canberra, Byron Bay, and more recently
at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

It's about love. It's about life. It's about chocolate! You'll laugh, and YOU WILL BELIEVE!

"A very warm and accessible performer". The Groggy Squirrel, March 2008.


LISTING INFORMATION
Venue: Glitch Bar, 318 St Georges Rd, North Fitzroy
Preview Dates: 26/09/2009 - 26/09/2009
Season Dates: 29/09/2009 - 10/10/2009
Times/Notes: 6 shows only. Sat 26 Sept, Tues 29 Sept, Fri 2nd Oct, and Sat 3rd Oct: 9.00pm - 10.00pm.
Thurs 8 Oct and Sat 10 Oct: 10.00pm - 11.00pm.
Tickets: Preview $13.00, Conc $13.00, Full $16.00, Group $13.00, Tightarse Tues $13.00
Bookings: Festival Tix: 03 9660 9666 or www.melbournefringe.com.au

COMPANY OR ARTIST PRESS CONTACT:
Cath Styles, 0439359545, cathystyles@bigpond.com




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MEDIA RELEASE
Comedy
                                Uppercase Productions
                                                Presents


                     Love in the Time of Milk Bars
In a time when Love, like the Milk Bar, was ubiquitous, Billy McNeal must get married within a week to
Pamela Anderson to retain his suburban Milk Bar when an old drinking buddy returns to shatter his
middleclass dream. As chip packets have decreased in volume, so too can love short-change you.

Set among - but not sponsored by - Twisties and Cornettos, this new musical comedy explores the tension
between finding love in the suburbs while trying to run a small business, and how risk-taking can be fun
for a while until someone gets murdered.

Written by Melbourne playwright Lucas J Gillard and Directed by Sebastian Gunner.



LISTING INFORMATION
Venue: Northcote Town Hall, Studio 1
Preview Dates: 7/10/2009 - 7/10/2009
Season Dates: 8/10/2009 - 11/10/2009
Times/Notes: 9.30pm
Tickets: Conc $12.00, Full $17.00, Group $12.00
Bookings: Festival Tix: 03 9660 9666 or www.melbournefringe.com.au

COMPANY OR ARTIST PRESS CONTACT:
Lucas Gillard, 0400 994 830, lucasgillard1979@gmail.com




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MEDIA RELEASE
Comedy
     Mark Watson productions in association with Dirtywork
                          Comedy
                                                  Presents


                                        Mark Watson
Star of UK comedy and Melbourne favourite, Mark Watson, is returning to Australia - a place that he would
like to call home but immigration won't let him. Following his sellout show at the Melbourne Town Hall in
April, Mark hunkers down in a 90-seat venue for an experimental shambles of a show. Untried material,
rants, rambling, improvisation, stories, jokes, things that will develop into jokes but haven't quite got
there yet. This is a rare opportunity to get up close and personal with one of the brightest stars of
international comedy. The show may be different every night, but to be honest if the first night is great, he
will probably stick with that.

"Watson is such a likeable character that no one wants to heckle - they're too interested in what's coming
next" Observer
"A breathlessly delivered stream-of-consciousness routine that's as quick witted as it is utterly frivolous"
Telegraph
"The highest achiever the Edinburgh Fringe has seen this decade" The Times

Mark Watson Career Highlights: 2006 Time Out Comedian of the Year; 2006 Nominee Melbourne Comedy
Festival Barry Award; Sold out Melbourne International Comedy Festival 2006-2009; Sold Out Edinburgh
Fringe 2005-2008; Author - Bullet Points 2006, A Light Hearted Look at Murder 2007, Crap at the
Environment 2008; TV-ROVE, Mock the Week (UK), Nevermind the Buzzcocks (UK)

Mark will be available for a limited number of media calls during his brief stay in Australia.
Please contact Vanessa Rouse


LISTING INFORMATION
Venue: Trades Hall
Preview Dates: 22/09/2009 - 22/09/2009
Season Dates: 23/09/2009 - 26/09/2009
Times/Notes: 7.30pm
Tickets: Preview $15.00, Full $22.00
Bookings: Festival Tix: 03 9660 9666 or www.melbournefringe.com.au

COMPANY OR ARTIST PRESS CONTACT:
Vanessa Rouse, 044 999 7645, vanessa@dirtywork.com.au




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MEDIA RELEASE
Comedy
                             Own Trumpet Productions
                                                Presents


                      Matt and Ted Make Stuff Up
Matt and Ted are best friends - MOST of the time. But they discover that, even when they're not, making
up stuff can be lots of fun! Leave your stuff at home and join them on a unique adventure. Will they ever
play hopsplotch or dance the boom-cha-cha boogie again?


LISTING INFORMATION
Venue: Glitch Bar, 318 St Georges Rd, North Fitzroy
Season Dates: 28/9/2009 - 4/10/2009
Times/Notes: 7:00 pm - 7:45 pm
Tickets: Conc $10.00, Full $15.00, Tightarse Tues $10.00
Bookings: Festival Tix: 03 9660 9666 or www.melbournefringe.com.au

COMPANY OR ARTIST PRESS CONTACT:
Ted Wilson, 0419979315, voltaire.hollywood@gmail.com




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MEDIA RELEASE
Comedy
                                            Comedicate
                                                  Presents


                                     Metrosketchuals
Danger! Intrigue! Laughter? Things!

Josh et Beau have been kidnapped, but why? And by whom? And why? A unique, intense adventure
comedy, you'll be introduced to a dizzying array of characters through a mind-bogglingly unimaginable set
of circumstances.

From the creators of Occupation: Ugly - 'the best live sketch show of the festival' (The Pun, '09 MICF),
'Hilarious... this production is definitely worth seeing!' (ArtsHub, '09 MICF) comes Metrosketchuals, a fast-
paced, funny, 2-man fusion of sketch comedy, narrative & audio-visual delight where characters will do
things. Will Josh et Beau escape? Will they foil the evil plans of their enigmatic kidnapper? Will they save
the Princess, or is she in another castle?

Written and performed by emerging talents from the Melbourne Uni Law Revue - Beau Fitzpatrick and Josh
Ladgrove - you'll be free to laugh, cry, or express any other emotion as you see fit.

Josh et Beau are: Metrosketchuals.


LISTING INFORMATION
Venue: The Glasshouse Hotel, 51 Gipps Street, Collingwood
Season Dates: 29/09/2009 - 08/10/2009
Times/Notes: 7.30pm on Tues 29/09, Wed 30/09, Thrs 01/10, Tues 06/10, Wed 07/10, Wed 08/10
Excluding Friday-Monday
Tickets: Preview $7.00, Conc $10.00, Full $12.00, Group $7.00, Tightarse Tues $7.00, Other $7.00
Bookings: Festival Tix: 03 9660 9666 or www.melbournefringe.com.au

COMPANY OR ARTIST PRESS CONTACT:
Josh Ladgrove, 0433110393, ladgrove@gmail.com




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MEDIA RELEASE
Comedy
                                   Northcote Town Hall
                                                Presents


                  Michael Tancredi's Restrain Job
Michael Tancredi calls it a 'Restrain Job'. A stand up comedy show about what its like to be in an awkward
situation.

Winner of the Comic's Lounge best new comic award 2006, 'Michael Tancredi's Restrain Job' is suitable for
adults of all ages and backgrounds. Journey with him as he explores those day-to-day occurrences we can
all relate to but would rarely admit to. It's those situations that make us feel weird or uncomfortable, a
self proclaimed notion he calls a 'Restrain Job'.

Born and raised in Melbourne, Michael has become a well known act on the local comedy circuit.
Delivering a unique brand of observational humour, he's gaining a reputation of becoming one of
Australia's next big emerging acts.

Do yourself a favour check him out!



LISTING INFORMATION
Venue: Northcote Town Hall West Wing Studio 2
Preview Dates: 23/09/2009 - 23/09/2009
Season Dates: 24/09/2009 - 26/09/2009
Times/Notes: All shows 8.30pm
Tickets: Preview $12.00, Conc $12.00, Full $15.00, Group $10.00
Bookings: Festival Tix: 03 9660 9666 or www.melbournefringe.com.au

COMPANY OR ARTIST PRESS CONTACT:
Michael Tancredi, 04022 999 19, Michael Tancredi




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MEDIA RELEASE
Comedy
                                             Pig Island
                                                 Presents


                           Monster of the Deep 3D
Claudia O'Doherty, the girl from Pig Island ('The Glass Boat',' Simply Fancy') is doing her first solo comedy
show. It turns out she is the last surviving member of a small colony that lived in an undersea habitat in
the Pacific Ocean. She's booked a slot at the Melbourne Fringe so she can tell you about that.

Claudia O'Doherty is a member of the award winning, exhilaratingly silly and critically acclaimed theatrical
sketch group, Pig Island. Their first show, the "utterly refreshing" - Drum Media, and defiantly odd 'The
Glass Boat' was nominated for Best Newcomer and won The Golden Gibbo Award for Best Independent
Production at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival in 2007. Their next show, 'Simply Fancy', was a
"sublimely realised comedy" -Time Out Sydney that travelled from Sydney to the Melbourne International
Comedy Festival, and sell out crowds at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 2008.

As a solo performer, Claudia O'Doherty has performed at the Imperial Panda Festival in Sydney and the
Last Tuesday Society during the 2009 Melbourne International Comedy Festival. Her first book, '100 Facts
About Pandas', co-written with comedian David O'Doherty, will be released by Random House in October of
2009.


LISTING INFORMATION
Venue: Festival Hub - Son of Loft, Lithuanian Club
Season Dates: 25/09/2009 - 10/10/2009
Times/Notes: 10.15 pm, Sundays 9.15 pm. Excluding Mondays.
Tickets: Conc $12.00, Full $15.00, Group $10.00, Tightarse Tues $12.00
Bookings: Festival Tix: 03 9660 9666 or www.melbournefringe.com.au

COMPANY OR ARTIST PRESS CONTACT:
Claudia O'Doherty, 0401 343 681, claudiaodoherty@gmail.com




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MEDIA RELEASE
Comedy
                                Short Fuse Productions
                                                Presents


                Mr. Nick's Theatre of the Damned
From the fevered mind of Nick Caddaye (of cult favourites 'Mr. Al & Mr. Nick' and The Anarchist Guild
Social Committee) comes a show to baffle the mind and insult the sensibilities!

Tired of the everyday?
Tired of things that make sense?
Tired of the warm embrace of the safe and of the easy?
Then come into the shadows. Into the darkened corners of the mind... Come to Mr. Nick's Theatre of the
Damned!

Featuring a cast of impressionable young (and not so young) performers you may or may not have seen in
other shows (depending on which shows you see) performing comedy at it's most curious!

Mr. Nick's Theatre of the Damned - It will be to Melbourne Fringe what The Ripper was to Whitechapel...
something fearfully whispered about long after it's done.

Praise for Mr. Nick:
"Hilarious and Original..." - The Adelaide Advertiser
"Mr Nick certainly has the gift of the gab..." - The Age
"Caddaye has a wonderful stage presence" - The Enthusiast


LISTING INFORMATION
Venue: Trades Hall - The Old Council Chambers
Season Dates: 30/09/2009 - 10/10/2009
Times/Notes: 10.30pm Excluding Sunday, Monday &Tuesday.
Tickets: Conc $15.00, Full $20.00, Group $15.00
Bookings: Festival Tix: 03 9660 9666 or www.melbournefringe.com.au

COMPANY OR ARTIST PRESS CONTACT:
Nick Caddaye, 0408366001, nicholas_c700@hotmail.com




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MEDIA RELEASE
Comedy
                                           David Quirk
                                                 Presents


                                 Neanderthal Brow
This is the new show from the disquieted world of comedian David Quirk and named after one of his pieces
of material about his skull, the way it's shaped.

Quirk's 2008 Melbourne International Comedy Festival show, "Kathleen Grace", was a sellout hit and was
later nominated for the Golden Gibbo award. The same show nearly but not quite won best comedy at
2008 Melbourne Fringe. At least that's what he was told.

Quirk's impeccable timing and bluntly honest subject matter take his audience on a brazen kind of journey
through simultaneous comfort and discomfort, howling wolves, smoke and 'funny jokes' like how the term
"indescribably bad" describes things quite well.

"Like a chainsaw with cheekbones, he questions the things he cares about - people. Quirk delivers sincere
jokes about his girlfriend, sneaks up with stories about friendship and, before you know it, you're laughing
at material about the recent death of his mother... Move over, sunshine comedians, Quirk is the winter
solstice of whimsy." Margaret Paul - The Age, April 2009

David Quirk's Neanderthal Brow is an indescribably good new show.



LISTING INFORMATION
Venue: Festival Hub - The Loft, Lithuanian Club
Season Dates: 25/09/2009 - 02/10/2009
Times/Notes: 7.45pm, 6.45pm Sundays. Excluding Mondays.
Tickets: Conc $15.00, Full $18.00, Tightarse Tues $12.00
Bookings: Festival Tix: 03 9660 9666 or www.melbournefringe.com.au

COMPANY OR ARTIST PRESS CONTACT:
Simone Bliss, 0417564707, simone.b@tcl.net.au




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MEDIA RELEASE
Comedy
                                        Buffon & Buffon
                                                  Presents


         One-Arm and Three-Arms in the Swamp
A GROTESQUE CLOWN SHOW

'Dada-ish, Beckett-esque, WTF?' - Michael Vietch, host of SUNDAY ARTS (ABC)

In ancient times, hideous and deformed peasants were cast out of the village, into the swamp. Once a
year, these Bouffons would return to amuse and abuse the beautiful medieval hipsters. In twenty-first
century Melbourne, nothing's changed.

Come along to this uproarious free show, pay extra to be insulted by demented mutant twins, laugh your
arse off, snigger all the way home, iron your hair, realise your existence is meaningless, and kill yourself.

ONE-ARM AND THREE ARMS IN THE SWAMP is (de)based on Philippe Gaulier's myth of the original French
Bouffons. It is performed by Sean Murphy, who trained at L'ecole Philippe Gaulier in Paris and recently
starred in BIG SKY TOWN (2007 St Martins National Playwriting Award); and by Ash Flanders, star of I
LOVE YOU, BRO (Melbourne Dramatists Emerging Playwright Award, 2007 Melbourne Fringe) and one half
of the outrageous queer trash theatre outfit Sisters Grimm ("like John Waters on crack" - THE AGE).

ONE-ARM AND THREE ARMS IN THE SWAMP is written by Tom Doig, creator of last year's monster smash
HITLERHOFF ("Clever, funny and outrageous" - THE AGE; "Laugh out loud and cringe with disgust" -
ARTSHUB). It is directed by Alethea Jones, whose short films have won awards at the 2008 St Kilda Film
Festival and Cronulla Shorts Film Festival.



LISTING INFORMATION
Venue: Fringe Club - Arts House, North Melbourne Town Hall
Season Dates: 06/10/2009 - 10/10/2009
Times/Notes: Tues: 8:00pm
Thurs and Sat: 8:30
This show is free, and short (15 minutes)! Make sure you don't miss out ... Excluding Wednesday, Friday
Tickets: Free Show
Bookings: Festival Tix: 03 9660 9666 or www.melbournefringe.com.au

COMPANY OR ARTIST PRESS CONTACT:
Tom Doig, 0416 697 311, doig.tom@gmail.com




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Comedy
                        Dave Bushell & Xavier Michelides
                                                  Presents


                                    Passion of Crime
If your boyfriend is buried in the desert, bound by cable ties, at least have the decency to go back and
pick him up! Xavier and Dave would, and they'd bring him a Solo, too! Two of Melbourne's most exciting
comedians bring you the hilarious tales of true crimes...that never happened.

Anyway you look at it, crime is...illegal. But Xavier & Dave use their own down-at-heel commercial
television show to look at how many anonymous nerdcore blog entries it takes before you become a killer,
how drugs can be dealt conscientiously, and why well-educated middle-class twentysomethings have a
more unique understanding on the socio-economic causes of crime than anyone else ("It's...um...the
urbanisation, isn't it?").

Between them, Xavier Michelides and Dave Bushell have been working across Australia for...ages. With
award-nominations, sell-out seasons, radio and television work under their (frankly) shit-hot belts, they
have become sought-after fixtures of the Australian comedy scene. You'd probably loathe their success
(which looks more impressive collectively than individually) if it didn't make you laugh so much.

Directed by Adrian Calear

"(Bushell is) charismatic & talented...never falters. Commanding, witty & innovative." - The Age

"Michelides is confident, brash and intelligent, with undeniable charisma and skilful delivery. A definite
talent, and one to watch in the future." - The Age



LISTING INFORMATION
Venue: Festival Hub - The Loft, Lithuanian Club
Season Dates: 08/10/2009 - 10/10/2009
Times/Notes: 9pm
Tickets: Conc $15.00, Full $17.00, Group $15.00
Bookings: Festival Tix: 03 9660 9666 or www.melbournefringe.com.au

COMPANY OR ARTIST PRESS CONTACT:
Dave Bushell , 0425 733 422 , dbushell@yahoo.com




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Comedy
                                       Jeremy Meadow
                                                 Presents


  Philip Escoffey's Six Impossible Things Before
                    Dinner (UK)
Regarded as one of the top picks from this year's Comedy Festival, Philip Escoffey returns to Melbourne to
perform his show SIX IMPOSSIBLE THINGS BEFORE DINNER (UK) over five days only during the
Melbourne Fringe, 6-10 October.

Philip is looking forward to returning to Melbourne having been overwhelmed by the city's response to the
show earlier this year when skeptics, critics, believers and fence sitters were blown away as he challenged
what they fundamentally believed was possible.

What interests Philip is not whether people can read minds or not (as luck would have it, it seems he can),
but what the rational mind does in the face of an irrefutable demonstration of six very impossible events
before his hour is up.

From exclusive dinner parties to weddings and royal birthday parties, Philip has travelled the world
entertaining the rich, royal and famous for ten years, including Jenson Button, Dame Judi Dench, Jeremy
Clarkson, Prince Charles, Sir Paul McCartney and Gordon Ramsay.

Philip first performed in Australia during this year's Comedy Festival following his premiere Edinburgh
Festival season in 2008. Both seasons sold out to critical acclaim.

'Astounding...4 1/2 stars' The Age, 2009
'The most entertaining hour I've ever had' 3AW Breakfast, 2009
'A singularly gifted entertainer, a master of the unexplained. 4stars' The Scotsman, 2008 (UK)
'One of the most surprising, slyly manipulative and intelligent shows I have ever seen' The Sunday Age,
2009.



LISTING INFORMATION
Venue: New Ballroom, Trades Hall. Cnr Victoria & Lygon Sts, Carlton
Season Dates: 06/10/2009 - 10/10/2009
Times/Notes: 7:30pm, Tuesday - Saturday evenings
5:00pm, Saturday matinee
Duration: 60minutes
Tickets: Conc $25.00, Full $30.00, Group $27.00
Bookings: Festival Tix: 03 9660 9666 or www.melbournefringe.com.au

COMPANY OR ARTIST PRESS CONTACT:
Kelly Fogarty Publicity, 03 9315 8863 / 0402 230 670, kelly@kellyfogartypublicity.com.au




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Comedy

                                                 Presents


     Please Don't Use My Flannel For That by Lou
                        Sanz
Renting a piece of floor in suburban LA with a real life cowboy and potential pimp for a landlord, Lou was
living the dream. Her attempts to take control of her life landed her living with a heroin addict, a guy who
didn't believe in pants, a gun enthusiast and everyone else your mother always dreamed of. Listen, I'm
sure things got better!

Following on my her last award winning story telling comedy show Lou Sanz presents "Please don't use my
flannel for that" - a journey of the spaces and the places that only Lou has seen, but take heart, she wrote
it all down...

Performed by Lou Sanz. Directed by: Sarah Jane Woulahan

'Suave..smoky stand-up' The Age
'Lou has a knack for breaking your heart and filling it with laughter.' - Funnytonne

Most Promising Debut - Comedy@Trades, Moosehead 2009

Please Don't Use My Flannel For That is part of Fringe @ The Store Room Season.



LISTING INFORMATION
Venue: The Store Room, Level 1 Parkview Hotel, Cnr Scotchmer & St Georges Rd, North Fitzroy
Season Dates: 06/10/2009 - 10/10/2009
Times/Notes: 9:15pm
Tickets: Conc $15.00, Full $20.00, Tightarse Tues $15.00
Bookings: Festival Tix: 03 9660 9666 or www.melbournefringe.com.au

COMPANY OR ARTIST PRESS CONTACT:
Laura Milke Garner, 03 9489 9225 / 0418 343 255, laura@milke.com.au




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Comedy

                                                  Presents


                            Puppy Fight Social Club
For two nights only, the stars of Sydney's impro comedy underground are coming to Melbourne to chomp
on your brains, bury your funny bone and put the 'stain' in enterstainment.

Puppy Fight Social Club is the bastard child of long-running impro show FULL BODY CONTACT, NO LOVE
TENNIS and the turntable sowndes of Mr. Tom Lowndes (Underbelly 2, Pulp); a high-octane mash-up of
variety show, comedy club and underground theatre experience.

Impro dogs Cale Bain (IMPro3 Shuffle), Dave Bloustien (2009 Moosehead Award) and Jon Williams
(Scrabble Unscripted) team up with the eclectic record collection of Tom Lowndes and guests from all over
the Fringe improvising to random tracks spun by a live DJ.

It's unscripted, uncompromising and awfully inexpensive.

And if you don't believe it's spontaneous, bring the weirdest vinyl in your collection and let Tom throw it
into the mix.

Woof.

Puppy Fight Social Club is part of the Fringe @ The Store Room Season.


LISTING INFORMATION
Venue: The Store Room, Level 1 Parkview Hotel, Cnr Scotchmer & St Georges Rd, North Fitzroy
Season Dates: 02/10/2009 - 03/10/2009
Times/Notes: 10:45pm
Tickets: Conc $15.00, Full $20.00
Bookings: Festival Tix: 03 9660 9666 or www.melbournefringe.com.au

COMPANY OR ARTIST PRESS CONTACT:
Laura Milke Garner, 03 9489 9225 / 0418 343 255, laura@milke.com.au




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Comedy
                                           Rick Mitchell
                                                  Presents


       Rick Mitchell in the School of Hard Knocks
Life's got huge ego. It always has to prove how tough it is. Rick was disappointed when he graduated from
high school last year only to find out that he had finished at one school and started at another. That's right
life can be tough and Rick is the newest student of The School of Hard Knocks.

Rick exploded on to the city streets at eighteen, performing at Melbourne's most well known comedy
rooms and along side comedy stars such as Michael Chamberlin (Skithouse), Glenn Robbins (Kath & Kim),
Claire Hooper (Good News Week), Judith Lucy (The Late Show), Charlie Pickering (Talkin' 'bout Your
Generation), Justin Hamilton (Triple M) also doing radio appearances on SYN 90.7 and Triple M as well as
dressing up as a Tiger for a Thursday Night Live sketch on One HD.



LISTING INFORMATION
Venue: Vibe Bar, 123 Smith St, Fitzroy
Season Dates: 29/09/2009 - 07/10/2009
Times/Notes: Start 8pm, finishes at 9pm
 Excluding Thursday - Sunday.
Tickets: Conc $12.00, Full $14.00, Group $10.00, Tightarse Tues $12.00
Bookings: Festival Tix: 03 9660 9666 or www.melbournefringe.com.au

COMPANY OR ARTIST PRESS CONTACT:
Rick Mitchell, 0423 890 148, rickmitchell1@live.com




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Comedy
                                                     .
                                                 Presents


                                 ROBOT vs WORLD
When three world-famous TV robots of the 80s (Optimus Prime, Astroboy and a Dalek) find that their
cheap Korean animation and dodgy BBC special effects have been superseded by CGI and the fans are
now only interested in their new big budget reincarnations, they band together to try and find their way in
a world where the old fashioned is out of fashion and the low-tech is off spec.

They were built to be the perfect fighting machines, but they were never programmed to fight
obsolescence. Can yesterday's robots survive in today's world?

ROBOT vs WORLD combines live action costumes and puppets with multimedia in a show that can be
enjoyed by generations X through Z. As seen on Good Morning Australia (with Bert Newton), In Siberia
Tonight (with Lawrence Leung and The Sandman) and Talkin' Bout My Generation (with Sean Micallef).

The cast includes:
Alison Bice, Moosehead Award 2007
Richard McKenzie, Moosehead Award 2006
Scott Pollard, Melbourne Fringe Best Comedy award 2004



LISTING INFORMATION
Venue: Trades Hall - The Old Council Chambers, 54 Victoria St, Carlton
Preview Dates: 29/09/2009 - 29/09/2009
Season Dates: 30/09/2009 - 04/09/2009
Times/Notes: 9pm - 10pm
Tickets: Preview $18.00, Conc $18.00, Full $20.00, Group $18.00, Tightarse Tues $18.00
Bookings: Festival Tix: 03 9660 9666 or www.melbournefringe.com.au

COMPANY OR ARTIST PRESS CONTACT:
Scott Pollard, 0449 758 374, guttermonkey@hotmail.com




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Comedy
                                         Token Events
                                                Presents


      SAM SIMMONS in The Net starring Sandra
                    Bullock
OR Why 1995's semi blockbuster The Net starring Sandra Bullock validated me as a human being.

Star of Triple J, JTV and ABC TV'S The Urban Monkey with Murray Foote.

In 1995 I was 17 years old. Paul Keating was the Prime Minister, 90210 was still on the telly and some
gangsta clown named Coolio was #1 on the music charts.

Life was simple, I spent my summer days in a shopping centre food court sculling Passiona from the can in
my Sonic Youth Daydream Nation t-shirt. I had a stupidly hot girlfriend and I was about to head to
university with my full mane of luscious thick mahogany hair. I knew what I wanted and how to get it.
Everything was perfect. And I was invincible.

Until I saw THE NET starring Sandra Bullock and my whole world came undone.

Due to popular demand, this is a limited return season of Sam Simmons' sell-out cult hit from the
Melbourne Comedy Festival: Sam Simmons in The Net Starring Sandra Bullock. Direct from the Edinburgh
Fringe, he's match fit and ready to wow Melbourne Fringe audiences for 5 NIGHTS ONLY!

What the Press have said about The Net starring Sandra Bullock:
"gleeful eccentricity...absurd and unpredictable, Simmons condenses more hilarity into an hour than most
comedians could muster in a week... a unique fusion of deadpan and hysteria... this show is not to be
missed:" ****
The Age 09

"the most original comic concepts and laugh out loud moments of any Edinburgh show in the past 20
years." *****
The Herald Edinburgh 09


LISTING INFORMATION
Venue: Festival Hub - Main Theatre, Lithuanian Club
Season Dates: 30/09/2009 - 04/10/2009
Times/Notes: 8.45pm (70mins) 7.45pm on Sundays
Tickets: Conc $23.00, Full $23.00
Bookings: Festival Tix: 03 9660 9666 or www.melbournefringe.com.au

COMPANY OR ARTIST PRESS CONTACT:
Zoë Lane, 03 9419 8837, zoe@tspublicity.com.au




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Comedy

                                                  Presents


                                          Sanz Script
One writer, one night, one story ...a cast of well 10 or 20...

Writer Lou Sanz (Moosehead 2009, Life Support SBS TV) takes her storytelling talents off the page and
onto the stage in attempt to write an entire play live (yes, with a complete narrative and all) with the help
of some of Melbourne's most accomplished impro and comedy performers.

Featuring The Hounds, Toby Truslove, Geraldine Hickey, Celia Pacquola, Luke McGregor, Janelle Koenig,
Adam Vincent, Nelly Thomas, Tommy Dassalo and many other special Fringe guests... this is sure to be, if
anything, a rather spontaneous event.

"Lou has a knack for breaking your heart and then filling it with laughter." Funnytonne (MICF)

ONE NIGHT ONLY

Sanz Script is part of Fringe @ The Store Room Season.



LISTING INFORMATION
Venue: The Store Room, Level 1 Parkview Hotel, Cnr Scotchmer & St Georges Rd, North Fitzroy
Season Dates: 10/10/2009
Times/Notes: 10:30pm
Tickets: Conc $15.00, Full $20.00
Bookings: Festival Tix: 03 9660 9666 or www.melbournefringe.com.au

COMPANY OR ARTIST PRESS CONTACT:
Laura Milke Garner, 03 9489 9225 / 0418 343 255, laura@milke.com.au




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Comedy
                                Creative Drama Studio
                                                Presents


       Seamus McAlary - Thoughts, Musings and
                   Proper Jokes
Welcome to the world of Seamus McAlary. What does he reckon? What makes him tick? What did he have
for breakfast?

A regular performer at the Sydney Comedy Store, Seamus is bringing his brand new show - Thoughts,
Musings and Proper Jokes, to the Melbourne Fringe Festival.

"I look for the truth in comedy. Human behaviour and the English language are enough material for any
comic." Relaxed and engaging on stage, Seamus puts his audience at ease with his unique storytelling and
amiable nature - both trademarks of his shows. "I'm not out to annoy the couple in the front row, just
because they come in late doesn't mean they should be abused and ridiculed."

Cutting his teeth on the Sydney stand up circuit with regular gigs at the Mic in Hand, the Comedy Store
and the Roxbury Hotel, Seamus is sick of making the same people laugh.
"I'm looking to expand my horizons … literally. For example Melbourne doesn't have the same horizon as
Sydney … or Calcutta for that matter," Seamus adds.

This show is a charming mixture of observational, biographical and thought provoking humour all delivered
with a healthy dose of proper jokes.

"It's a show mainly about me… but it's not all about me… there are a few proper jokes for the audience to
take home with them."



LISTING INFORMATION
Venue: Glitch Bar, 318 St Georges Rd, North Fitzroy
Season Dates: 01/10/2009 - 04/10/2009
Times/Notes: 8pm. Show runs for 50 mins.
Tickets: Conc $12.00, Full $15.00, Group $10.00
Bookings: Festival Tix: 03 9660 9666 or www.melbournefringe.com.au

COMPANY OR ARTIST PRESS CONTACT:
Seamus McAlary, 0400117368, seamusmcalary@hotmail.com




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Comedy
                                         Sharyn Booth
                                                Presents


                    Sharyn Booth Has a Purpose?
Exciting young Melbourne comedian and producer of comedy room 'Fortnightly Fools', Sharyn Booth, will
make her debut at this year's Melbourne Fringe Festival with a brand new solo Show "Sharyn Booth Has a
Purpose?"

This show threads Sharyns laid back, whimsical comedic style into an entertaining hour-long journey about
facing the meaning of ones existence.

This will be the second solo show Sharyn Booth has created since starting stand up in the beginning of
2006. Her brave and honest first creation, 'Dude Where's my Chromosome?' was performed at the 2008
Melbourne International Comedy Festival.

Sharyn is always keen to bring multiple styles of performance to deliver comedy to the public and create
unique shows. Directed by the talented Xavier Michelides, this show is certainly no exception.

"Kept us hanging on every word" The Groggy Squirrel.

"Has a genuine and engaging nature" The Age



LISTING INFORMATION
Venue: The Glass souse Hotel: 51 Gipps Street, Collingwood
Season Dates: 30/09/2009 - 2/10/2009
Times/Notes: 8:45pm-9:45pm
Tickets: Conc $10.00, Full $15.00, Group $10.00
Bookings: Festival Tix: 03 9660 9666 or www.melbournefringe.com.au

COMPANY OR ARTIST PRESS CONTACT:
Sharyn Booth, 04107 297 51, boothing@gmail.com




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Comedy
                            Rose and Bean Productions
                                                Presents


                                               Shiva
The sensational new comedy SHIVA is making its debut in the 2009 Fringe Festival being performed at St.
Martins' Irene Mitchell Studio on September 29th.

Shiva combines bollywood and backpackers in a comedy that packs a bigger punch than a bogan's
interlude with a punjabi cab driver.

Creator Stephanie Sabatino says "Every year westerners make their pilgrimage to India and there is a lot
of comedy in people's expectation of India".

The story follows Shruthi, a young Indian girl who is obsessed with western culture as she embarks on her
quest to find the re-incarnation of the Hindu God Shiva.

Drawing from her Indian roots, Stephanie Sabatino has become passionate about discovering her inner 'Ji'
in SHIVA, revealing a mashing and clashing of Indian and Western culture.

Rose and Bean Productions are proud to present their first comedy SHIVA which is supported by St.
Martins Threshold Companies Initiative and looks forward to supporting many more emerging young
artists across all areas of the Performing Arts.



LISTING INFORMATION
Venue: St Martins Youth Arts Centre - Irene Mitchell Studio, 28 St Martins Lane, South Yarra
Season Dates: 29/09/2009 - 03/10/2009
Times/Notes: 7.00pm.
Tickets: Full $18.00
Bookings: Festival Tix: 03 9660 9666 or www.melbournefringe.com.au

COMPANY OR ARTIST PRESS CONTACT:
Stephanie, 0421 428 536, roseandbean@gmail.com




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Comedy
                                       The Skirt Network
                                                   Presents


                                 SKIRTING AROUND
Following the sold-out and award-winning success of 'Keep Your Skirt On' at the Comedy Festival earlier
this year, The Skirt Network will again celebrate and preview Melbourne's Award Winning and upcoming
ladies of comedy in a special one-off event, Skirting Around.

Burlesque, story-telling, cabaret, standup and character comedy will feature in the showcase hosted by
Claire Hooper (GNW) at The Lithuanian Club, Friday 25 September.

The lineup includes Celia Pacquola (Winner The Age Critics Award MICF 2009, Winner Best Comedy
Melbourne Fringe 2008, nominated Best Newcomer MICF 2009), Geraldine Quinn (multi-Award Winner The
Green Room Award), Felicity Ward (Winner Best Newcomer Melbourne Fringe 2008, nominated Best
Newcomer MICF 2009), Nelly Thomas, Andrea Powell, Kate McLennan, Kate Boston-Smith, Karin
Muiznieks, Supergirly, Isabel Hertaeg, Andrea Powell, Bron Batten, Claudia O'Doherty and Poet Laureate
Telia Neville.

For some of these ladies, it's their first foray onto the live scene. For others it's the opportunity to provide
a sample of their Fringe Festival season. For all of them, it's the chance to promote Melbourne's Skirt
Network to the community. The brainchild of Celia Pacquola and Louise Sanz (recipient Moosehead Award
2009, Winner Most Promising Debut at Comedy@Trades 2009) The Skirt Network aims to develop a social
network for funny ladies of any humourous persuasion, from stand-ups to writers, sketch performers,
musicians and producers.



LISTING INFORMATION
Venue: The Lithuanian Club, 44 Errol St, North Melbourne
Season Dates: 25/09/2009
Times/Notes: 9pm.

Tickets: Conc $20.00, Full $24.00, Group $20.00
Bookings: Festival Tix: 03 9660 9666 or www.melbournefringe.com.au

COMPANY OR ARTIST PRESS CONTACT:
Kelly Fogarty Publicity, 03 9315 8863, 0402 230 670, kelly@kellyfogartypublicity.com.au




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Comedy
                                 Dirty Work Comedy PL
                                                 Presents


              Smart Casual - Art vs Smart Casual
A Casual Manifesto
"All art constantly aspires to the condition of Musical Comedy" - Walter Pater, 1873

"Does stand up about mother-in-laws bother you? Do you find art impenetrable? Do you power nap during
theatre? We, Smart Casual, believe that musical comedy is the greatest of all artforms, and musical
comedians the most versatile and entertaining artists of the modern era.

This Fringe, we will throw down with painting, show up stand up, and dance Shirley Temple's smug little
face offstage. Once you see this show, then and only then will you, the audience, fully understand just
what Musical Comedy is capable of.

We can't comment on Smart Casual's bombastic manifesto, but we can vouch for their meteoric rise in
2009.

Brothers Nick (beard) and Ben (guitar) Mattick sloughed off careers in the (apparently!) inferior artforms
of acting and music in 2008 to enter Raw Comedy. They found themselves in the National Grand Final in
short order, singing about the unlikely offspring of Jennifer Hawkins and Stephen Hawking, "The Hawk".

In 2009 they've featured in the Comedy Festival's hand-picked selection of hot new talent, 'The Comedy
Zone', gone on to tour nationally and internationally on the Festival Roadshow and Queensland Performing
Arts Centre's 'In Stitches' Festival.

2010 will see Smart Casual take on Art for a second and third round at the Adelaide Fringe and Melbourne
Comedy Festivals.



LISTING INFORMATION
Venue: Trades Hall - The Annexe, 54 Victoria St, Carlton
Preview Dates: 6/10/09
Season Dates: 7/10/09 - 10/10/09
Times/Notes: 8.30 pm
Tickets: Preview $15.00, Conc $15.00, Full $17.00
Bookings: Festival Tix: 03 9660 9666 or www.melbournefringe.com.au

COMPANY OR ARTIST PRESS CONTACT:
Toby Sullivan, 0408 033 251, toby@dirtywork.net.au




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Comedy
                                           Goth V Nerd
                                                 Presents


                                     Supermanchild
Nick Rasche wants to be a superhero when he grows up. Lisa-Skye Ioannidis doesn't want to grow up at
all. Together they are Supermanchild.

A night of light-hearted banter, earnest debate and bitter, friendship-destroying arguments ensues as Nick
and Lisa ask the questions that have haunted geeks, swots, nerds and major Hollywood directors for
decades.

Did the tortured inner monologues crafted by Shakespeare for Hamlet simply pave the way for the far
more influential character of Batman? If a car explodes and pinwheels across a street in slow motion and
Michael Bay isn't there to film it, does it still make a sound? When Lisa shares heart-warming stories of her
childhood with her friends, why do they pat her on the hand with an embarrassed '...ohh'?

To learn the answers, you'll need to attend. Three shows only!

Lisa's 2008 Fringe show 'The "G" in Goth, the C@#t in Homewares' sold out. Nick's work has been
published in journals including Island, Going Down Swinging, The Famous Reporter and Verandah. Lisa
and Nick performed together at MICF 09 in 'Goth V Nerd - Disenchantment Lane'.

Their tech manager, Chris Goodes, is more used to doing sound for big budget Chinese war epics (true!)
but he'll give it a bash.

Supermanchild. It'll be just like attending 'The Dark Knight' premiere, with 50% less chance of getting
punched in the face by Christian Bale. Anyway you look at it, that's a solid night's entertainment.


LISTING INFORMATION
Venue: Pony, 68 Lt Collins Street, Melbourne CBD
Preview Dates: 1/10/2009
Season Dates: 2/10/2009 - 3/10/2009
Times/Notes: 7pm. Three shows only!
Tickets: Preview $8.00, Conc $10.00, Full $12.00, Group $8.00
Bookings: Festival Tix: 03 9660 9666 or www.melbournefringe.com.au

COMPANY OR ARTIST PRESS CONTACT:
Lisa-Skye Ioannidis, 0417078762, lisaskye@gmail.com




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Comedy
                                       Kale Bogdanovs
                                                 Presents


                            Sympathy for the Devil
A good general rule in the commercial entertainment business is this: Never get involved in a project that
might, conceivably, bring about the End of Days.

Rules were made to be broken.

After taking on the oppressive elites of the art world in A Gentleman of Culture, the boutique hit* of MICF
2009, reclusive Canberra comic, Kale Bogdanovs returns to take tea with the Prince of Darkness himself.

"Lucifer's one of those guys people don't know as well as they think they do," says Bogdanovs. "I want
people to look past the horns and the pitchfork and see the Satan inside: his hopes and dreams; what
makes him tick."

Sympathy for the Devil follows Lucifer's every incarnation, from Genesis, through John Milton, to
Judgement Day. It's also a journey through the dark side of our own souls. "Every society has its own
demons," says Kale. "We take the parts of our nature that we're most ashamed of, give them an external
existence and create devils. These days, there's maybe fewer horns and more suits, but the principle
hasn't changed."

To facilitate communication with the inner darkness, each performance begins at midnight. Leave the
candles and pentagrams at home, but bring an open mind and a willingness to make peace with your
demons.

*tickets were bought by very few, but those few generally felt quite smug about it afterwards.


LISTING INFORMATION
Venue: Trades Hall - The Old Council Chambers
Season Dates: 01/10/2009 - 03/10/2009
Times/Notes: 11:55pm - 12:55am
Tickets: Full $10.00
Bookings: Festival Tix: 03 9660 9666 or www.melbournefringe.com.au

COMPANY OR ARTIST PRESS CONTACT:
Kale Bogdanovs, 0430 543 547, kbogdanovs@gmail.com




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Comedy
                                         Kelly Fastuca
                                                 Presents


                        Take me out to the Logies
10 years ago, Kelly Fastuca put her ambition in her high school yearbook: "To host the logies."
This is a biopic tale of the girl you will fall in love with, if only you knew who she was.
"Take me Out to the Logies" follows 10 years of a performing career of one star-struck lady hoping to one
day get an invitation to Australia's most coveted event, The Logie Awards. It seems she has had plenty of
air time: Young Talent Time, 1995 AFL grand final waving, Government funded ads, and did someone say
Neighbours? These so called accolades are still not what they seem, as every highlight has its own twisted
way of making it onto her performance CV. The story builds up as we go through her career and the Logie
pact with her rising-star best mate, not until the end will the audience know, has Kelly been taken out to
the logies?
In a challenging one-woman show written, performed & produced, by Kelly Fastuca and accompanied by
musical maestro Simon Barlow, this independent artist lives to perform for laughs. After working
collaboratively with Fringe since the highly acclaimed and sell out 2003 show Waiting, this is the talented
performer, singer and comedians move from collaborative to a solo show. As an accomplished producer
(GIVE THAT Fringe 2008, MICF 2009, Keep Your Skirt On MICF 09) Kelly is also a comedian, actor and
singer who regularly performs stand up and television roles: Out of the Question with Glenn Robbins, The
Mansion... but will she make it to the Logies?



LISTING INFORMATION
Venue: Caz Reitops Dirty Secrets, 80 Smith St, Collingwood
Season Dates: 01/10/2009 - 03/10/2009
Times/Notes: 7.30pm - 8.00pm. 30 minute show.
Tickets: Conc $8.00, Full $10.00
Bookings: Festival Tix: 03 9660 9666 or www.melbournefringe.com.au

COMPANY OR ARTIST PRESS CONTACT:
kelly fastuca, 0417 160 100, kellyfastuca@hotmail.com




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Comedy
                                        Ohne Builders
                                                Presents


                         The Alexandra Technique
It's Monday again, I'm still trapped in this snow shaker and the mannequin is keeping schtum...

The Alexandra Technique is a comedy show set in a somewhat bizarre world, part snow shaker, part
1950's bathroom. Alexandra encounters a lizard, a wolf, a bee and a mannequin with a Ziggy Stardust
fixation as she attempts to discover the fabled zeitgeist.

Communication with the locals proves harder than expected so too is finding the zeitgeist, the key to
Alexandra's freedom. Can she make it out before her time is up? You'll be stirred by Alexandra's quest
not to be shaken.

This is a visually inventive, surreal comedy where non-sequiturs feel at home amongst the lycra.

The Alexandra Technique is the second solo show written and performed by Alexandra Fraser.

Seven shows only.

Look for The Alexandra Technique on Facebook.


LISTING INFORMATION
Venue: Northcote Town Hall Studio 2
Preview Dates: 28/09/2009 - 28/09/2009
Season Dates: 29/09/2009 - 04/10/2009
Times/Notes: Start time 7pm. End time 7.50pm

Tickets: Preview $12.00, Conc $12.00, Full $15.00, Group $12.00, Tightarse Tues $12.00
Bookings: Festival Tix: 03 9660 9666 or www.melbournefringe.com.au

COMPANY OR ARTIST PRESS CONTACT:
Alexandra Fraser, (03) 9939 6833 or (03) 9389 2074, abfraser@optusnet.com.au




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Comedy
                                Short Fuse Productions
                                                Presents


           The Anarchist Guild Social Committee
The Anarchist Guild Social Committee is a collection of some of Australia's brightest young Comedic talent
coming together to storm the Fringe and present a brand new extravaganza of sketch comedy goodness!

Featuring the award-winning talents of...
CELIA PACQUOLA (Winner: Age Critics Award, MICF 2009)
ANDREW McCLELLAND (winner: Jury Award at the Time Out Sydney Comedy Festival Awards (for Time
Ninjas) 2009)
TEGAN HIGGINBOTHAM (also part of The Hounds: MICF 2008 sell-out 'Every Film Ever Made' and 2009 Hit
'The Last Bucket of Water')
DAVE BUSHELL ("Bold, frenetic and hilarious" The Pun)
RICHARD McKENZIE (Winner Best Comedy: Fringe 2004 and 2006 Moosehead Award recipient, "His stage
presence is magnetic" - The Pun)
And NICK CADDAYE ("Caddaye has a wonderful stage presence" - The Enthusiast)
Plus Special Guests Galore!

This special one-off show features all new material and will never be performed again!
Praise for the AGSC:
"Polished, Witty" - Adelaide Advertiser
"The best wouldn't look out of place on an established TV sketch show" - Chortle
"This is one entertaining evening that comes enthusiastically recommended" - The Groggy Squirrel
"The show is pretty fantastic..." - Gagging For It
"Top-notch locals" - The Age.



LISTING INFORMATION
Venue: Festival Hub - Main Theatre, Lithuanian Club
Season Dates: 03/10/2009 - 03/10/2009
Times/Notes: 10pm. One show only.

Tickets: Conc $18.00, Full $20.00, Group $18.00
Bookings: Festival Tix: 03 9660 9666 or www.melbournefringe.com.au

COMPANY OR ARTIST PRESS CONTACT:
Nick Caddaye, 0408366001, nicholas_c700@hotmail.com




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MEDIA RELEASE
Comedy
                                    Nan & Pop Records
                                                 Presents


 The Bedroom Philosopher - Songs From The 86
                    Tram
The Bedroom Philosopher returns with a reprise season of Songs From The 86 Tram, his unconventional
salute to the characters on Melbourne's most iconic tram route.

Awarded the Melbourne International Comedy Festival's Director's Choice Award, the Songs From The 86
Tram Comedy Festival season was dramatically cut short when the Bedroom Philosopher came off his bike
on the 86 tram route and broke his humerus. The injury left him without a guitar playing arm, and six sold
out shows unplayed and unseen... until now. For serious, by the way. You just can't write this stuff.

Having spent five years frequenting Melbourne's public transport system, The Bedroom Philosopher set out
to write a show that reflected the oddness and energy that emanates from these stop-start, spirit lotteries.
Sixteen songs. Sixteen characters. One tram. Unquestionably one of city's most iconic beats, the 86 tram
carries the lifeblood of the community and Songs From The 86 Tram is an unplugged one-man-tramily
tribute with caustic wit and surprising empathy.

The Bedroom Philosopher's return season comes off the back of a national album tour for his difficult
second album Brown & Orange with his handsomely odd five piece The Awkwardstra. The Bedroom
Philosopher is also a a feature artist at the upcoming Melbourne Writers Festival, and creator and host of
Triple R's first sketch comedy show Lime Champions on the wireless every Monday from 7-8pm.


LISTING INFORMATION
Venue: Ballroom. Lithuanian Club
Season Dates: 3/10/09 - 10/10/09
Times/Notes: 7:45-8:45 (6:45 Sundays) Excluding Mondays
Tickets: Conc $18.00, Full $22.00, Group $17.00, Tightarse Tues $17.00
Bookings: Festival Tix: 03 9660 9666 or www.melbournefringe.com.au

COMPANY OR ARTIST PRESS CONTACT:
Justin Heazlewood, 0410341377, justin@bedroomphilosopher.com




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Comedy
                                             Lucy Shaw
                                                  Presents


                                 The Break of Dawn
'The Break of Dawn' is the story of one woman on one night with nowhere to go. As Dawn wanders the
streets of Melbourne she meets plasticine people, is sung to by a puppet and sits on a bench with a man
wearing glasses, just looking at the stars. It's a story full of loneliness, joy, unabashed wonder and quirky
whimsical comedy, all set to a beautiful indie soundtrack.

This isn't stand-up and it isn't an hour of laugh-out-loud jokes. It's a charming surrealist tale that focuses
on the little things in life that make us laugh and the little things that make life worth living.

The show is an amalgamation of storytelling, performance, puppetry, song, film and stop-motion
animation with interactive miniature models set up on the stage. All of it has been created by one woman:
Lucy Shaw. She wrote and produced the show as well as creating the sets, props and costumes herself (of
which there are many) and is performing solo.

Lucy Shaw is 1/3 of the comedy theatre troupe 'A Lot of Bread' which was given an extended season at
last year's Fringe and a prestigious spot at The Trades Hall in the Melbourne International Comedy Festival
this year. She is a regular performer at The Last Tuesday Society.

'The Break of Dawn' is a touching and uplifting story that aims to have the audience leaving the venue
with that feeling you get somewhere beneath your sternum that tells you that you're really rather happy.

www.dawnstory.wordpress.com



LISTING INFORMATION
Venue: Festival Hub - Son of Loft, Lithuanian Club
Season Dates: 03/10/2009 - 10/10/2009
Times/Notes: 7:45pm, Sun 6:45pm Excluding Monday.
Tickets: Conc $12.00, Full $16.00, Group $12.00, Tightarse Tues $10.00
Bookings: Festival Tix: 03 9660 9666 or www.melbournefringe.com.au

COMPANY OR ARTIST PRESS CONTACT:
Lucy Shaw, 0431651336, lashaw@email.com




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Comedy
                                                MILKE
                                                 Presents


                                       THE HOUNDS
The Hounds (Adam McKenzie, Robby Lloyd and Tegan Higginbotham) are back after a sold out tour of the
country and have dived straight into Melbourne Fringe 2009. Like watching a Looney Tunes cartoon come
to life, The Hounds new show is fast paced physical comedy.

With an exciting new director on board, Gerard van Dyck, co-director of Kage Physical Theatre, The
Hounds are taking a slapstick look at adulthood and are asking themselves a very important question:
What's so great about being grown up anyway.

Adam, Robby and Tegan have acted out every film ever made and saved humanity from dying of thirst.
This year they are facing their biggest challenge yet… attempting to use metaphors about "maturity" and
"society" without sounding like wankers. Difficult sure, but who said you can't teach new dogs old tricks.

The Hounds debuted with a sell out season at the 2006 Melbourne Fringe Festival with The Hound Of The
Baskervilles. Following its success, they wrote and performed Every Film Ever Made which had sell out
seasons at the 2007 Melbourne Fringe Festival, 2008 Adelaide Fringe and 2008 Melbourne International
Comedy Festival, and is now in plans for a national tour. Recently, The Hounds performed their latest
show, The Last Bucket of Water at the Arts Centre as part of the Full Tilt Comedy season during the
Melbourne International Comedy Festival.

The Hounds are performing as part of the Fringe @ The Store Room Season.


LISTING INFORMATION
Venue: The Store Room, Level 1 Parkview Hotel, Cnr Scotchmer & St Georges Rd, North Fitzroy
Season Dates: 29/09/2009 - 10/10/2009
Times/Notes: 8pm Excluding Mondays
Tickets: Conc $15.00, Full $20.00, Tightarse Tues $15.00
Bookings: Festival Tix: 03 9660 9666 or www.melbournefringe.com.au

COMPANY OR ARTIST PRESS CONTACT:
Laura Milke Garner, 03 9489 9225 / 0418 343 255, laura@milke.com.au




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Comedy
                                       Xavier Michelides
                                                  Presents


                The Post Apocalyptic Users' Guide
In 7.6 billion years the sun will engulf the earth. It pays to be prepared.

After a successful run of packed houses in the 2009 Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Xavier
Michelides brings startling Dystopic visions back to life in his ominously funny show.

The Post Apocalyptic Users' Guide will teach you everything needed to survive any end-world scenario,
because when food is scarce 3 out of 5 people admit they would convert to cannibalism.

Winner of the comedy@trades 'Best Instructional Show' Award.

' … He commanded the stage with total confidence and kept us entertained with his words alone…He made
it look so effortless.' The Groggy Squirrel

'… Michelides is confident, brash and intelligent, with undeniable charisma and skilful delivery.' The Age.



LISTING INFORMATION
Venue: Festival Hub - The Loft, Lithuanian Club
Season Dates: 25/09/2009 - 07/10/2009
Times/Notes: 9pm, 8pm Sundays. Excluding Mondays.
Tickets: Conc $15.00, Full $17.00, Group $15.00, Tightarse Tues $15.00, Other $15.00
Bookings: Festival Tix: 03 9660 9666 or www.melbournefringe.com.au

COMPANY OR ARTIST PRESS CONTACT:
Xavier Michelides, 0431072651, xavierrock7@hotmail.com




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Comedy
                                      Impro Melbourne
                                                 Presents


                                    Theatresports™
"Hoot, cheer, and holler, and be rowdy, be judgmental, be cruel and enjoy the hell out of a great evening
at [the] theatre." Peter Coyote

Theatresports™ is the longest running improvisation comedy show in Melbourne. This ever-popular, all-
improvised show brings a thrilling combination of comedy, sports and drama to the stage.

Tantalising moments of creative danger abound as scripts are cast aside in favour of quick-witted
improvisation. Two teams challenge each other, creating scenes to outdo and outwit. The final word goes
to the judges - the teams that please them will make it to the night of nights, the Theatresports™ Grand
Final.

Theatresports™ is an evening of hilarious comedy and inventive story telling. It's unpredictable theatre
mixed with the raw excitement of competition. Find out why it's so popular...

This season's cast includes Lliam Amor, Rik Brown, Mike Bryant, Simon Dowling, Sean Fabri, Leah Gabriel,
Jason Geary, Jenny Lovell, Xavier Michelides, Karl McConnell, Rama Nicholas, Tim Redmond, Anna
Renzenbrink, Jamie Robertson, Patti Stiles and Kevin Yank.

"Theatresports™ is quite possibly the best game in the world, and definitely the funniest." Australian Stage
Online

"...a fast-paced, high-energy triumph" The Groggy Squirrel



LISTING INFORMATION
Venue: Theatre Works, 14 Acland St, St. Kilda
Season Dates: 20/9/2009 - 29/11/2009
Times/Notes: Every Sunday at 7:30pm

Tickets: Conc $15.00, Full $20.00, Group $15.00, Other $25.00
Bookings: Festival Tix: 03 9660 9666 or www.melbournefringe.com.au

COMPANY OR ARTIST PRESS CONTACT:
Victoria Healy, 0420718577, publicist@impromelbourne.com.au




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Comedy
                                MartyMarty productions
                                                 Presents


                                    There will be lol
Marty and Matt are doing a split bill in this years fringe festival - 25 minutes each. Both are young up and
coming comedians who have found safety in numbers and so are banding together to put together a fringe
festival show and strut there comedic stuff. Come see them now so you can say I knew them when. There
will be lol.


LISTING INFORMATION
Venue: Pony, 68 Little Collins St, Melbourne
Season Dates: 08/10/2009 - 11/10/2009
Times/Notes: The show starts at 7pm and will run for roughly 50 mins.
Tickets: Conc $5.00, Full $5.00
Bookings: Festival Tix: 03 9660 9666 or www.melbournefringe.com.au

COMPANY OR ARTIST PRESS CONTACT:
Matt Harvey, 0403551114, the_last_moe@hotmail.com




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MEDIA RELEASE
Comedy
                                          Token Events
                                                 Presents


               Tom Ballard - Several Nights Only!
WINNER BEST NEWCOMER MELBOURNE COMEDY FESTIVAL 2009
GOLDEN GIBBO NOMINEE MELBOURNE COMEDY FESTIVAL 2009

As heard on triple j Weekend Breakfast.

Tom Ballard - Several Nights Only! is a brand new hour of stand up from Australia's most exciting young
comedian.

Tom Ballard may only be 19 but he's racking up the accolades. Ever since he played the role of Blitzen in a
local amateur production of Rock'n'Roll Santa in 1997, his has been a name to watch.

A three-time Class Clowns National Finalist and a RAW Comedy National Finalist by 2006 at age 16, Tom
was offered a job on the national youth radio waves with triple j, where he now hosts Weekend Breakfast
with his friend, and cohort, Alex Dyson.

Tom's debut solo show at this year's comedy festival earnt him sold out houses, critical praise and the best
newcomer gong. Never mind the fact that he is 19 - Tom is the most exciting new comic on the Australian
scene of any age. His hilarious, insightful show about growing up gay in Warrnambool has announced the
start of another exciting name in comedy.
Since the festival, Tom has gone on to be invited to perform at the prestigious Just For Laughs Festival in
Montreal, appeared on the telly (Good News Week, AD/BC) and aged. He returns to Melbourne for Several
Nights Only! with a brand new hour of stand-up comedy joke-time.

Directed by Celia Pacquola.

"Watch this boy: he's going places" The Age




LISTING INFORMATION
Venue: Festival Hub, North Melbourne Town Hall, Meeting Room
Season Dates: 25/09/2009 - 10/10/2009
Times/Notes: 8.00pm (60mins) 7.00pm on Sundays Excluding Mondays
Tickets: Conc $18.00, Full $20.00, Tightarse Tues $18.00
Bookings: Festival Tix: 03 9660 9666 or www.melbournefringe.com.au

COMPANY OR ARTIST PRESS CONTACT:
Zoë Lane - TS Publicity, 03 9419 8837, zoe@tspublicity.com.au




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Comedy
                                     A Broke Comedian
                                                  Presents


                       Tommy Little in `Getaway`
Join the comedian labelled "the future of funny" for a night of hilarity as he takes you on a journey that
spans five countries and see's him heartbroken, homeless, naked, drunk, beaten up and permanently
tattooed. The question is will it all be enough to land him his dream job?!

Armed with nothing but a dull wit, a video camera and the task of producing an audition tape for the travel
show "Getaway" Tommy decided to travel the world and film six activities you would never see on your
standard travel show: Bungee jumping nude in New Zealand, getting Married in Las Vegas and getting a
tattoo to fit in with gangster rappers in New York to name just a few. This show follows the trials and
tribulations of a young comedian's journey to land his dream job in what will prove to be a night of stand-
up comedy you will never forget.

At just 24 Tommy has already been working as a standup comedian across the country for over 3 years.
He is the current MC at both Fox Fm and Triple M and most recently has become a writer and regular
presenter on channel 31's "Studio A" which won the Antenna Award for "Program of the year"

"Tommy takes the audience on a random journey around the world. It seems this man has the guts to do
pretty much anything for his art and it pays off." Adelaide Advertiser

"Instantly witty, extremely affable...the future of funny is in capable hands" Beat Magazine



LISTING INFORMATION
Venue: The Cue, 1st floor 277 Brunswick St, Fitzroy
Season Dates: 01/10/2009 - 03/10/2009
Times/Notes: 8:30pm for 60 minutes duration, 3 shows only!
Tickets: Conc $14.00, Full $17.00, Group $13.00
Bookings: Festival Tix: 03 9660 9666 or www.melbournefringe.com.au

COMPANY OR ARTIST PRESS CONTACT:
Tommy Little, 0407 506 937, tommy.little@hotmail.com




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MEDIA RELEASE
Comedy
 Karl Woodberry, Blue Tile Lounge, Velvet Couch Clothing,
                   Poison City Records
                                                  Presents


                                         TRASH TALK
Karl Woodberry is Reverend Dumpster in TRASH TALK. Come Join the Reverend in the back alleys of
Fitzroy were he will be preaching to the perverted his unique style of social satire. This Alfresco show will
be held in a dingy lane way off Gertrude Street and is sure to be the 09 Fringe Festival's Dirtiest comedy
show.

Meet at the Blue Tile Lounge 7:30pm for directions to lane way


LISTING INFORMATION
Venue: Blue Tile Lounge
Season Dates: 24/09/2009 - 09/10/2009
Times/Notes: SHOWS ONLY: Sept 24, 25 and Oct 2, 9.
Meet at the Blue Tile Lounge 7:30pm for directions to lane way
Tickets: Free Show
Bookings: Festival Tix: 03 9660 9666 or www.melbournefringe.com.au

COMPANY OR ARTIST PRESS CONTACT:
Karl Woodberry, 0407411339, karlwoodberryjokes@y7mail.com




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MEDIA RELEASE
Comedy
                              Barmac Theatre Company
                                                 Presents


                                  Victoria Extra Dry
The public are stunned. The police are in damage control.
The Government is adamant it's for the greater good.
The Coral Task Force takes action on a new Bollywood club to stamp out illegal trading.
Confused? Don't be. It's 2020 in Australia and alcohol has been banned.

Binge drinking in Australia has hit an all time high so the Victorian Government leads the way in finally
getting serious about this issue. An address to the State by Premier Rayleen Ashgrove goes down like a
bad tequila shot, causing widespread panic amongst the community.

A brand new and exciting Bollywood club opens on "Sober Saturday" marking the start of a nationwide ban
on alcohol. Is this the distraction Victoria needs to get through this time of sorrow and soberness?

Following on from their "brilliant and unique show" at the 2008 Melbourne Fringe Festival, Barmac Theatre
Company is back with their comedy take on the future of alcohol in Victoria. Given the previous failed
attempts at curbing this epidemic… is it probable that we could actually become "Victoria Extra Dry"?



LISTING INFORMATION
Venue: Clifton Creative Arts Centre Gallery
Season Dates: 28/09/2009 - 03/10/2009
Times/Notes: 8pm. Excluding Friday.
Tickets: Conc $10.00, Full $15.00, Group $12.00, Tightarse Tues $12.00
Bookings: Festival Tix: 03 9660 9666 or www.melbournefringe.com.au

COMPANY OR ARTIST PRESS CONTACT:
Siobhan McLaughlin, 0434 427 463, barmac@y7mail.com




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Comedy

                                                   Presents


Vigilantelope presents Tale of the Golden Lease
Fresh from a Sold Out season at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Vigilantelope presents an
encore performance of its Golden Gibbo nominated comedic adventure, 'Tale of the Golden Lease'.

This word-of-mouth phenomenon has been named one of The Pun's Top 5 not-just-stand up shows of
2009.

Fusing dance, illusion, sketch & song, 'Tale of the Golden Lease' is a rollicking romp through Heaven, Hell
& everything in between. Fantastical, musical, topical & hysterical, this high-energy epic is as silly as it is
cerebral.

The Vigilantelope crew has garnered critical acclaim for its narrative style & a great deal of attention as an
emerging force in Australian comedy. "It is hard to avoid the feeling that, watching this performance, you
are witnessing the birth of a new generation of comedic actors." (The Pun, 2009) The team has also been
accepted to participate in the prestigious 'Outside Eye' mentorship program for the Fringe Festival season.

Forging their own brand of comic storytelling in this irresistible fable, Joel Tito, Vachel Spirason, Pat Miller
and Tim McDonald bring to life scores of iconic characters and cement themselves as a group to watch in
the new wave of Australian comedy.

"A magnificent performance that ultimately restored my faith in the art of comedy, theatre and
performance… Please, someone give them a TV show!" - The Pun, 2009

"A brilliantly rollicking show that had the audience in hysterics." - The Groggy Squirrel, 2009


LISTING INFORMATION
Venue: Festival Hub - The Ballroom, Lithuanian Club, 44 Errol St, North Melbourne
Season Dates: 25/9/09 - 10/10/09
Times/Notes: 6.30pm Tuesday - Saturday.
5.30 Sundays. Excluding Mondays
Tickets: Conc $16.00, Full $20.00, Group $14.00, Tightarse Tues $14.00
Bookings: Festival Tix: 03 9660 9666 or www.melbournefringe.com.au

COMPANY OR ARTIST PRESS CONTACT:
Stephanie Brotchie, 0425 748 880, steph@vigilantelope.com




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Comedy
                                          Darren Freak
                                                 Presents


                      Welcome to the Freak Show
Darren Freak returns to the stage for his Melbourne Fringe Festival debut after a successful season at the
2009 Melbourne International Comedy Festival. WELCOME TO THE FREAK SHOW contains tunes that will
stick with you and lyrics that will make you laugh out loud for days.

Alarmingly this show is built around Darren's own personal experiences and the headlines. Darren's songs
have been described as "punchy, well crafted, disarmingly truthful delivering songs without fear or
prejudice" (Arts Hub 2009). He takes aim at middle class Australia: AFL, fashion, childhood obesity,
celebrity, family reunions, online dating, medical screening, talkback radio.

In the early 2000s Darren realised his day job in local government was not giving him the creative outlet
he required, and interior decorating, photography and mosaics just did not cut it.

Comedy provided Darren an opportunity to express his thoughts, opinions and observations on the world
around him. Although exaggerated for comedic effect it also appears that he also had a few things to get
off his chest.

Comedy also provided Darren with an opportunity to face his biggest fears, talking to people he does not
know, but it has nothing to do with being on stage.

Working the venues in Adelaide, Darren recently moved to Melbourne to enjoy more of the performing
arts. Even though 36 years of age his move was also a demonstration of independence, proving that he
really was starting to grow up.


LISTING INFORMATION
Venue: Cabaret Voltaire, 14 Raglan Street, North Melbourne
Season Dates: 23/09/2009 - 11/10/2009
Times/Notes: 1 hour show commencing 7.30pm. 7pm on Saturday. Excluding No show Mondays
Tickets: Conc $10.00, Full $15.00, Tightarse Tues $8.00
Bookings: Festival Tix: 03 9660 9666 or www.melbournefringe.com.au

COMPANY OR ARTIST PRESS CONTACT:
Darren Freak, 0432224827, freak.86@hotmail.com




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Comedy
                                                Lou Sanz
                                                    Presents


         Who is Priscilla Irving? (not a rhetorical
                         question)
Fresh from the MICF 2009, 'Who is Priscilla Irving?' comes to life again at the Melbourne Fringe Festival.
This audio documentary with a couple of funny pictures thrown in documents the life and times of absent
protagonist, Priscilla Irving, who herself was inspired to created this retrospective look on her life by her
1997 VCE Top Arts project, that she for whatever reason can't seem to let go of...

This solo aural experience takes place in a faux gallery space and is aided by an audio documentary
presented to the audience in an MP3 headset.

Narrated by Claire Hooper and voiced by Alison Bice, Luke McGregor, Neil Sinclair, Daniel Moore and
Geraldine Hickey, this is a show for a time when everyone is putting their lives on display for the public,
but Priscilla likes to think she's turned hers into art...well in the loosest sense of the word...we don't like to
encourage her.

Created by Lou Sanz, an award winning Melbourne based writer/comedian (Triple J Raw National Finalist
2008, Moosehead Award Recipient 2009, Most Promising Debut, Comedy@Trades 2009)

Sound design by Laura Milke
Music by Simon Barlow
Visual design consulted by Sivonne Binks



LISTING INFORMATION
Venue: North Melbourne Town Hall - Foyer
Season Dates: 25/09/09 - 10/10/09
Times/Notes: Interactive installation open between 7.00pm and 9.00pm, and 6.00pm and 8.00pm on
Sundays Excluding Mondays
Tickets: Free Show
Bookings: Festival Tix: 03 9660 9666 or www.melbournefringe.com.au

COMPANY OR ARTIST PRESS CONTACT:
Lou Sanz, 0423 527 441, louisewsanz@gmail.com




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Comedy
  Terry North (UK), Mr Alabama (USA), Peter Melrose & JJ
                          McLean
                                                  Presents


                                Who's your Daddy?
Look out Melbourne! Here come the Dads!

UK's Terry North, Melbourne's JJ McLean, USA's Mr. Alabama, and BrisVegas's Peter Melrose present an
hour of live stand-up comedy talking fatherhood as it is in the 21st century! And with 13 children, 11
grandchildren and possibly a few more tucked away somewhere, they're qualified!

Terry North is regarded as one of Australia's best imported comic hosts. His fifth child, Scarlett, was born
when he turned 50 and already had 8 grandchildren! Plenty to tell - like the time he lost Scarlett whilst
getting changed at the pool… hmmm

Peter Melrose lists a career highlight as being booed off stage as a RAW contestant! Having successfully
moved on, Pete's style now tends toward political and satire. His focus will be how annoying kids are...

JJ McLean went from living in a share house in Melbourne with his mad mates to a "model" Dad to three
kids. Now he's trying to make some sense of it all… and raise his daughters to have better taste in men
than their mother…

Mr. Alabama is not ashamed to show the street side of himself. He's ready to tell all about black African
American family life, oh and of course about his children.. he knows he has two in the US and one here,
but admits there are possibly more…

Having worked with some of the biggest names in Australian comedy, these guys come together from four
corners of the globe to put on a stand-up comedy sensation for the Dads(and Mums)(and others) of
Melbourne!



LISTING INFORMATION
Venue: The Bull and Bear 347 Flinders Lane Melbourne
Preview Dates: 22/09/2009 - 22/09/2009
Season Dates: 23/09/2009 - 10/10/2009
Times/Notes: 08.30pm - 09.30pm Excluding Sundays or Mondays
Tickets: Preview $12.00, Conc $13.00, Full $17.00, Group $13.00, Tightarse Tues $12.00
Bookings: Festival Tix: 03 9660 9666 or www.melbournefringe.com.au

COMPANY OR ARTIST PRESS CONTACT:
Sharon Purves Publicity Australia/New Zealand, 0438 209 109, sharonpurves@bigpond.com




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Comedy
                                   Loves It Productions
                                                  Presents


      Window Shopping Walking Tours (WSWT)
Fashion retail extraordinaires Dash and D'Bree are shutting up their Westpoint shop FAUX BOHO to
unleash their comic styling in a unique performance event for the Melbourne Fringe Festival.

In WINDOW SHOPPING WALKING TOURS, Dash and D'Bree will swap the sequined beanie for the tour
guide hat as they guide their audience through Melbourne city's famous fashion laneways to expose the art
of visual merchandising, all the looks hot off the catwalk and a little too much about themselves.

According to Dash and D'Bree the tour will also involve stunts to show shop assistants working in the CBD
that they are appreciated, "as part of the tour we will take the group into shops to applaud retail girls who
look hot and have obviously made super effort to look awesome."

Creators Hayley Butcher and Katrina Mroz met at St. Martins and their brand of brilliantly captured, laugh
out loud character comedy is already being compared to that produced by fellow St. Martin's alumni, Gina
Riley and Jane Turner.

"Katrina Mroz and Hayley Butcher's creations are on their way to becoming household names "Aussie
Theatre.



LISTING INFORMATION
Venue: Melbourne CBD - Meet at the Melbourne Visitors Centre, Federation Square (Flinders St side)
Season Dates: 26/09/2009 - 11/10/2009
Times/Notes: Saturday Tours @ 11:30am and 2:30pm
Sunday Tours @ 2:30pm
Bookings highly recommended, tour groups limited to 15 people per tour. Excluding Mon - Fri
Tickets: Full $15.00
Bookings: Festival Tix: 03 9660 9666 or www.melbournefringe.com.au

COMPANY OR ARTIST PRESS CONTACT:
Hayley Butcher, 0403 937 440 / 9252 0751, butcher.hayley@gmail.com




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Comedy
                                        ZEPHYR FRANK
                                                  Presents


                         WORLD'S WORST WAITER
HYSTERICALLY HILARIOUS!
INCREDIBLY ENTERTAINING!!!

A CABARET
WRITTEN BY ROD SAUNDERS
Lincoln serves up Acts in 5 short hysterical courses.

He might be the 'World's Worst Waiter' but Lincoln has other talents. A philosopher, marriage counsellor,
lover...

Don't miss Lincoln, the World's Worst Waiter.

Directed by Greg Carroll
Produced by Geraldine Olle Zephyr Frank




LISTING INFORMATION
Venue: r bar, 67 Beach Street, Port Melbourne
Season Dates: 23/09/2009 - 10/10/2009
Times/Notes: TUES, WED, THURS, FRIDAY 7PM & SAT MATINEE 3PM (FRIDAYS 2 SHOWS 7PM & 9PM)
Bar open from 6pm

(Dinner available in the Restaurant, bookings advised)



Tickets: Conc $18.00, Full $22.00, Group $18.00, Tightarse Tues $18.00
Bookings: Festival Tix: 03 9660 9666 or www.melbournefringe.com.au

COMPANY OR ARTIST PRESS CONTACT:
Geraldine Olle Zephyr Frank, 0416 181 055, geraldine@zephyrfrank.com.au




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                        DANCE/ MOVEMENT




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Dance/Movement
                             Travel Art Dance Company
                                                Presents


                                     Any Requests?
Travel Art Dance Company is excited to announce the performance of "Any Requests?" as part of the 2009
Melbourne Fringe Festival. "Any Requests?" is a fun, creative, improvised performance work built entirely
around material supplied by the audience each night.

Audience members are invited to bring a request with them to the performance - a piece of music, a prop,
an image, a direction, or anything else they would like to see in dance form. The performers see, hear (or
otherwise experience!) each request for the first time when they are on stage, creating an improvised
performance work on the spot around each one.

ABOUT THE GROUP:
Travel Art Dance Company is an independent Melbourne-based performance group. The company was
founded in 2003 and brings together performers from a range of dance and movement backgrounds - from
contemporary dance, classical ballet and improvisation to yoga, gymnastics, circus skills and martial arts.
Travel Art Dance Company productions draw on a variety of approaches to movement and performance,
highlighting the strength and diversity of dancers in the group.

AUDIENCE INSTRUCTIONS FOR "ANY REQUESTS?"
WE BRING: One stage. One hour. One dance company.
YOU BRING: One request (e.g. music, prop, image, instruction).
THE SHOW: We see/hear your requests for the first time on stage and create an amazing performance
experience with them...

For details, including guidelines for requests see: www.myspace.com/travelartdancecompany



LISTING INFORMATION
Venue: Loop (23 Meyers Place, Melbourne) and Dante's Fitzroy (150-156 Gertrude Street, Fitzroy)
Season Dates: 25/09/09 - 03/10/09
Times/Notes: Friday Sep 25 and Oct 2 at Dante's Fitzroy, 9:15 PM.
Saturday Sep 26 and Oct 3 at Loop, 7:30 PM
Tickets: Free Show
Bookings: Festival Tix: 03 9660 9666 or www.melbournefringe.com.au

COMPANY OR ARTIST PRESS CONTACT:
Meah Velik-Lord or Elizabeth Bryant, 0418 567334 or 0417 120310, travelartdance@gmail.com




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Dance/Movement
                                     Cultural Infusion
                                               Presents


                                   Cypher Sapiens
Sapiens, contemporary Hip Hop and Funkstyle dance. Australia's Number 1 B-Boy Champion Lamaroc and
Funkstylists Andre and Enigma, combine elements of theater, multimedia and dance for a musical journey
back to the past and into the future, spanning 30 years of Funk and Hip Hop.

The production offers 50 minutes of explosive performance exposing audiences to genres of dance such as
Popping, Animation, Locking and B-Boying.

'We are telling the world's story, from the moment of the 'Big Bang' when nothing but particles were
moving through space, to the evolution of Homo Sapiens. We are travelling to the funk era and explaining
the transformation into and meaning of Cypher Sapiens' says Lamaroc.

Through exploration of the history and culture of contemporary movement and the consequent dispelling
of myths and stereotypes, audiences are given the opportunity to appreciate the Hip Hop genre as both
high energy dance and an effective theatrical medium.

B-Boy Lamaroc, regarded as Australia's number 1 B-Boy, has been active in the Hip Hop scene for over
ten years. As a member of the Fresh Sox' crew (4 time OZ B-Boy champions), Lamaroc has performed and
competed across Australia, New Zealand, Japan, Singapore and the United States. Lamaroc is one of the
most active funkstyle dancers in Australia.



LISTING INFORMATION
Venue: The Crom, 138 Cromwell St, Collingwood
Season Dates: 25/09/2009 - 27/09/2009
Times/Notes: 25 Sept, 7.30pm.
26 Sept, 7.30pm.
27 Sept, 4pm.
Tickets: Conc $14.00, Full $18.00, Group $10.00
Bookings: Festival Tix: 03 9660 9666 or www.melbournefringe.com.au

COMPANY OR ARTIST PRESS CONTACT:
Cultural Infusion/Bianca Zanetti, 03 9412 6666, bianca.z@culturalinfusion.com




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Dance/Movement
                    Shian Law & Dance Miniature Artists
                                                Presents


                                   Dance Miniature
"The place to practice art is the community".

Dance Miniature is a visionary project of 9 emerging dance artists investigating the phenomenon of
contemporary dance. The participants respond to questions about dance practices as well as their
individual interests, methodologies and philosophies. Each artist also proposes a choreographic concept
and develops this idea in the context of workshops, forums, and open rehearsals towards a final
presentation.

Under the mentorship of renowned dance artists Deanne Butterworth & Gerard Van Dyck, and also with
peer support from the Dance Miniature community and collaborators, the artist places him/herself in the
flux of creative information and such discourse should facilitate essential professional development and
vigorous creative work.

The spectrum of the artistic works in Dance Miniature ranges from dance theatre, dance on film,
conceptual performance and improvisation to cross disciplinary collaboration. With such diverse
backgrounds, the 'miniature community' extends an invitation to practitioners from other art forms such as
photography, visual arts, film and sound. This broadens the scope of contemporary dance and allows
multiple readings and approaches to performance making. The creative works will be presented as
installation and conventional theatrical presentation.

The artists have received awards and grants from Ian Potter Foundation, Melbourne City Council,
Melbourne University, Sparks Mentorship & Theatrew


LISTING INFORMATION
Venue: Festival Hub - The Warehouse
Season Dates: 3/10/2009 - 10/10/2009
Times/Notes: Choreographic Installation 7.00pm-7.40pm
Performance 8.00pm-9.00pm
Except Sunday 6.00pm-6.40pm, 7.00pm-8.00pm Excluding 5th Oct 2009
Tickets: Conc $15.00, Full $18.00, Tightarse Tues $10.00
Bookings: Festival Tix: 03 9660 9666 or www.melbournefringe.com.au

COMPANY OR ARTIST PRESS CONTACT:
Shian Law, 0423068654, shian_law@yahoo.com




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Dance/Movement
                               Perfect Flaw Productions
                                                  Presents


                                                 EGG.
EGG- togettotheotherside

A collaborative ensemble of choreographers, dancers and audio visual artists present 'EGG' for the 2008
Melbourne Fringe Festival. 'EGG' is a contemporary dance and audio visual exploration questioning the
relevance of time and sequence within a dance performance, and similarly in our everyday life. Time is an
untouchable element in our lives that we readily accept and rarely challenge.

By breaking down the conventional constraints of Beginning, Middle and End, 'EGG' presents a complex
and inconclusive debate through abstract movement and deconstructive approach. Through a visually
captivating multi-media experiment the production further explores the notion of 'infinity', the circular flow
of time that emerges once traditional time formats are intimately examined.

After being awarded participation in the 'Outside Eye Program', EGG is being mentored by dancer and
choreographer Adam Wheeler. Adam is the Artistic Associate of Stompin dance company, and been
involved in performing and teaching for Chunky Move.

EGG is presented and performed by-
Hayden Annable- Co-Director,Sound engineer, stage manager, audio visual material
Faith Bolton- Choreographer, performer
Sarah Cooper- Choreographer, performer
Megan Inglese- choreographer
Melanie Trojkovic- co-director, choreographer, performer



LISTING INFORMATION
Venue: Gasworks- Studio Theatre
Season Dates: 30/09/2009 - 04/10/2009
Times/Notes: 7.45pm.
Tickets: Conc $18.00, Full $22.00
Bookings: Festival Tix: 03 9660 9666 or www.melbournefringe.com.au

COMPANY OR ARTIST PRESS CONTACT:
Melanie Trojkovic, 0400 919 154, melt38@hotmail.com




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Dance/Movement
                              Melbourne Dance Theatre
                                                 Presents


                                            Leviticus
The Melbourne Dance Theatre proudly brings a fresh and vibrant new show to this year's Melbourne Fringe
Festival. Following the successful season of Swan Lake, Leviticus promises to keep the audience on the
edge of their seats with this enthralling performance featuring its unique thrilling aerial partnering and
amazing virtuoso solos. The theme although a little obscure, unfolds into a light and beautiful story spoken
through contemporary dance and physical theatre.

Levitating on the edge of human relationships and pushing boundaries to the limit, Leviticus is a high
impact, energetic work, demonstrating the athletic physicality of dance. Choreographed by Martin Sierra,
Leviticus deals with the struggles within human relationships and the absurdity of living clean in a modern
society.




LISTING INFORMATION
Venue: Dancehouse. 150 Princes St, North Calton
Preview Dates: 06/10/2009 - 06/10/2009
Season Dates: 07/10/2009 - 11/10/2009
Times/Notes: Tuesday - Saturday 8:00pm - 9:15pm
Sunday Matinee 2:00pm - 3:15pm
Tickets: Conc $20.00, Full $25.00, Group $20.00, Tightarse Tues $20.00
Bookings: Festival Tix: 03 9660 9666 or www.melbournefringe.com.au

COMPANY OR ARTIST PRESS CONTACT:
Melbourne Dance Theatre, 1300 DANCE4 (1300 326234), mdancetheatre@iprimus.com.au




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Dance/Movement
                                     Underbelly Dance
                                                Presents


                              Pimping my he(ART)
Melbourne performing arts institution, Underbelly Dance, is set to pimp up the 2009 Melbourne Fringe with
their new dance work titled Pimping my he(ART).

Pimping my he(ART) is an intimate and reflective production where behind-the-scenes action takes to
centre stage. The audience is given rare insight into backstage antics and shares time with the dancers as
their beloved art is glittered, polished, fluffed and bedazzled for public consumption.

Featuring an Underbelly all-star cast that includes some seasoned and award winning Fringe artists,
Pimping my he(ART) tells the personal stories of seven dancers. From Belly dance to Ballet and from Hula
Hoops to Classical Indian, treasured moments of youthful discovery are juxtaposed with the delirium and
spectacle of showbiz. Pimping my he(ART) is a collaboration between seven dedicated dance artists
working as independent artists on the fringe of the professional dance world. It is produced by Underbelly
Dance Director, Andrea Makris, and includes the following cast:

Andrea Makris - Greek / Belly dance
Claudia Sangiorgi - Hip-Hip/ Contemporary dance / video production
Etoile Marley - Hip-Hop/ Contemporary dance
Kajal Oodjavi - Classical Indian dance
Malia Walsh - Hula Hoops (People's Choice & ACAPTA Award - Melbourne Fringe 2008)
Melusina - Belly dance
Trisnasari Fraser - Belly dance (Multi-Art Production Award - Melbourne Fringe 2002)



LISTING INFORMATION
Venue: 241, First Floor, 241 Smith St, Fitzroy
Season Dates: 08/10/2009 - 11/10/2009
Times/Notes: Thurs - Sat 8.30pm, Sunday 2pm & 7.30pm.
Tickets: Full $20.00, Group $17.00
Bookings: Festival Tix: 03 9660 9666 or www.melbournefringe.com.au

COMPANY OR ARTIST PRESS CONTACT:
Andrea Makris, 03 9419 6620 / 0405 323 693, andrea@underbellydance.com




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Dance/Movement
                                                    -
                                                Presents


 Real Hot Bitches present Dance is a Battlefield
The Real Hot Bitches are a group of hot bitches who like to perform dances in ridiculous g-string leotards,
OTT make-up and outrageous wigs to all the best 80s songs. We don't have any discernible dance ability,
but we like to think we do! The Real Hot Bitches were created in Wellington NZ, but when Molly Moonshine
(Melbourne Bitch Mistress) deserted to Australia, she decided Melbourne deserved to experience the
spectacle that is The Real Hot Bitches, so she formed a Melbourne branch. The Melbourne Real Hot Bitches
have performed at 2008's Fringe with the Town Bikes, collaborated with Bogan Bingo, and have performed
at The Evelyn Hotel, Roxanne, Ding Dong Lounge and The Tote amongst other venues. The troupe has
dances to Cyndi Lauper, Salt n Pepa, MC Hammer, Def Leopard, Stevie Nicks, Prince, Bon Jovi and
numerous others. This year, because we are a bunch of show ponies, we decided to create our very own
Fringe show.
It's a call to arms: The Real Hot Bitches 80s Dance Troupe in alliance with the Evelyn Hotel brings you
Dance is a Battlefield.
Pledge your allegiance to the nation of dance as The Real Hot Bitches battle it out on stage with their
heartbreakingly stunning 80s dance moves in all their lycra clad glory.
The most epic 80 tunes, righteous dance moves, fashion, supporting acts and prizes will reward those
willing to make the pilgrimage to worship at the altar of all that is holy: the 1980s.
Witness the fitness of the Real Hot Bitches at Fringe Festival 2009.



LISTING INFORMATION
Venue: The Evelyn Hotel, 351 Brunswick Street, Fitzroy
Season Dates: 02/10/2009 - 02/10/2009
Times/Notes: From 8.00pm - 1.30am
Tickets: Full $10.00
Bookings: Festival Tix: 03 9660 9666 or www.melbournefringe.com.au

COMPANY OR ARTIST PRESS CONTACT:
Real Hot Bitches, 0424 790 747, realhotb.tches@gmail.com




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Dance/Movement
                                                       -
                                                  Presents


                                 Sense of Belonging
Prepare yourself for a confronting insight into the lives of people that we see, hear and interact with, in
our everyday lives.

Without hesitation or censorship, this contemporary dance show will delve into your soul and uproot
emotions that challenge your own "Sense of Belonging".

Working with Melbourne top visual artists and dancers, the "Sense of Belonging" Dance Journey and
Exhibition will include both a Contemporary Dance stage as well as a unique photographic display, all
under the one roof.

St Martins Theatre will host 8 nights of breathtaking performances every Thursday to Sunday for 2 weeks,
from 24th September to the 4th of October 2009.

Starring dancers form TV's "Dancing with The Stars", "Strictly Dancing", and "It Takes Two" as well as
from recent Melbourne dance productions "Skin", Vertical Shadows" and "OM" this show promises to be a
unique combination of contemporary dance theatre, multimedia and lighting.

Starring Nick Geurts, Neroli Jamison, Ariya Dickinson and Alex Byran.



LISTING INFORMATION
Venue: St Martins Youth Arts Centre, 28 St Martins Lane, South Yarra
Season Dates: 24/09/2009 - 04/10/2009
Times/Notes: Thurs 8pm, Fri & Sat 7pm, Sun 5pm. Excluding Mondays - Wednesdays.
Tickets: Conc $15.00, Full $20.00, Group $15.00
Bookings: Festival Tix: 03 9660 9666 or www.melbournefringe.com.au

COMPANY OR ARTIST PRESS CONTACT:
Melanie Thomson, 0422 055 949, Melanie.Thomson@bridgechurch.org.au




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Dance/Movement
                                       Flavella L'Amour
                                                 Presents


                                     Serpent Dancer
Witness the exotic serpent dancing seductress Flavella L'Amour in her sensuous performance. Be allured
as Flavella transforms from burlesque dancer to Queen of the underworld to a serpent dancing siren.
Sharing the stage with dashing vaudeville film star, "top hat wearing, tie you down to the train tracks
nature," Fredie. Be dazzled by erotic golden Sun Gods dancing the metamorphous as Flavella sheds her
skin.

Flavella L'Amour trained in dance at the Center for the Performing Arts & Northern Rivers Conservatorium
and has dazzled audiences around Australia with her Ancient and rare art form of Serpent Dancing. Over
the past 3 years Flavella has performed for Festivals, Corporate Functions, Black Tie evenings, Weddings,
Birthday parties, Burlesque evenings & Circus Side Shows.

Inspired by exotic ancient cultures, art, mythology, magic, mysteries, female archetypes and self
expression. Flavella creates and produces her own shows and was nominated for best dance performance
at Adelaide Fringe 2009.

Dancing with serpents is a symbolic form of, sexuality, sensuality, hidden mysteries, creativity,
transformation, regeneration and empowerment.

REVIEWS:
"Flavella courageously dances with two unpredictable pythons and I felt the show climaxed when she
executed a beautiful winged caped dance." (Independent Weekly)
"Flavella L'Amour is a real Ancient Tempel Priestess and is working in co-operation with her Animals" (Red
Katherine)
www.serpentdancer.com.au



LISTING INFORMATION
Venue: Dante's, 150- 156 Gertrude St, Fitzroy.
Preview Dates: 1/10/09 - -/-/-
Season Dates: 1/10/09 - 10/10/09
Times/Notes: 8pm till 8:45pm Excluding Oct 4 - 6.
Tickets: Preview $15.00, Conc $15.00, Full $18.00, Group $15.00
Bookings: Festival Tix: 03 9660 9666 or www.melbournefringe.com.au

COMPANY OR ARTIST PRESS CONTACT:
Flavella L'Amour, 0413962480, flavella.lamour@yahoo.com.au




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Dance/Movement
                                      Melbourne Fringe
                                                 Presents


                             SHUT UP AND DANCE!
Join notorious first ladies of crazed Adagio The Town Bikes (Gabi Barton & Carla Yamine) and a plethora of
their foot-tapping friends for a most unusual and uplifting night of stimulating dance tuition. Learn Morris
dancing, Erotic dancing and Go-Go moves - all in the one evening.

Brace yourself for mysterious special guest dance teachers from places far away; partake in unbridled acts
of renegade movement. Bring a towel (to dab at your perspiration), dancing shoes and lycra wares.

This production is proudly brought to you by Mirth and Associates in conjunction with The Town Bikes.
Flying straight down to Melbourne from their most recent show at the Park life Event in Sydney, The Town
Bikes present an array of frivolities in their recent past, including Dance-a-thon 6000 that featured
prominently in the festival Club Program, at Melbourne Fringe 2008. This night hit capacity with over 2000
people attending the spectacular.

The Town Bikes have amused and bemused audiences across the Australia, Europe, the UK and America
with their inimitable stylings and high voltage performance. Born from an intense desire to present
entertaining and meticulous work, their unique brand of dance based theatrics has catapulted them into
venues as diverse as East German Fishing Ships, Mammoth Music Festivals, Children's Bonfires,
Spiegeltents, Swingers Parties and a Buddhist Cabaret. Don't miss out.



LISTING INFORMATION
Venue: The Festival Club, Arts House, North Melb Town Hall
Season Dates: 02/10/2009
Times/Notes: Approx 9:00pm-1:00am
Tickets: Free Show
Bookings: Festival Tix: 03 9660 9666 or www.melbournefringe.com.au

COMPANY OR ARTIST PRESS CONTACT:
Carla Yamine, Mirth and Associates, + 61 3 8256 9684 / + 61 (0) 425 706 915,
carla@mirthandassociates.com.au




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Dance/Movement
                                  Little Dove Theatre Art
                                                  Presents


   Six Women Standing in Front of a White Wall
***** "A miraculous testament to our capacity for empathy" The List

***** "Startling. Harrowing. Humbling." The Herald

***** "THERE are some things in life which unite us all - and the need for touch is one of them. A warm
hug, the gentle clasp of a hand or stroke of the hair - gestures which take seconds to perform but can stay
with us forever. Touch, and our psychological need for it, lies at the centre of this life-affirming show." The
Scotsman

Herald Angel Award Winner
Scotland on Sunday Best Director
Total Theatre Award Nominee

Six Women Standing in Front of a White Wall is a Live Art work that asks the question: What is the effect
of touch or no touch on a human being? This production investigates the possibility that it is not
necessarily a kind of love that we crave ie. Romantic love or Motherly love, but a physiological need for
human touch in order to survive. Television, cinema, computer games, text messages, although all vital
to the progression of society, discourage direct human-to-human contact. If a kind of live experience were
created, if the theatre could be added to the popular mix then it has the power to remind people of what is
necessary for the survival of humankind - things like love and touch.

Little Dove Theatre Art is a physical theatre and events company created by Artistic Director, Chenoeh
Miller.


LISTING INFORMATION
Venue: Northcote Town Hall Studio 1
Preview Dates: 21/09/2009 - 22/09/2009
Season Dates: 23/09/2009 - 11/10/2009
Times/Notes: 6.30pm
Show runs for 30 minutes though due to the usually emotional audience, we allow a 1-hour time slot for
talking/pondering afterward.
 Excluding Mondays.
Tickets: Preview $5.00, Conc $15.00, Full $20.00, Group $14.00, Tightarse Tues $10.00
Bookings: Festival Tix: 03 9660 9666 or www.melbournefringe.com.au

COMPANY OR ARTIST PRESS CONTACT:
Chenoeh Miller, 0406 354 055, chenoeh@gmail.com




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Dance/Movement
                                         Sala Da Ballo
                                                Presents


                                              SPUN
SPUN is an interactive dance work centred around a spinning wheel that determines the collaboration of
genres; Contemporary, Hip Hop, Ballet and Pole Dance. An unpredictable dance work unravels as the
dancers immerse themselves and explore their way through ever changing environments.

The Melbourne Fringe Festival provides a unique platform for this unlikely merge of choreography to be
showcased. Spun has been influenced by the space in which it is performed. An old wool factory; rustic
and raw, the space allows for several unconventional performance areas.

Although the merge of dance genres is the core concept of the dance work, the performance venue is an
integral and major influence on the development of choreography and staging. Devised and Directed by
Michelle Bucci and Vanessa Bucci, Choreographed by the dance ensemble.



LISTING INFORMATION
Venue: Sala Da Ballo, 10 Elizabeth St ,Kensington
Season Dates: 01/10/2009 - 04/10/2009
Times/Notes: Thursday - Saturday 7:30pm, Sunday 6:00pm
Tickets: Conc $16.00, Full $20.00, Group $16.00
Bookings: Festival Tix: 03 9660 9666 or www.melbournefringe.com.au

COMPANY OR ARTIST PRESS CONTACT:
Michael Kopp, 0425 715 098, michaelkopp78@mac.com




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Dance/Movement
                              Weave Movement Theatre
                                                Presents


                                           Triplicity
Triplicity is the World Premier of a groundbreaking dance collaboration between Weave Movement Theatre
(WMT) and three outstanding Melbourne choreographers: Michelle Heaven (Chunky Move), Kate
Middleweek (WMT) and Gerard Van Dyck (KAGE Physical Theatre).

Triplicity comprises three short works exploring subterranean undergrowth, chance, mystery, intimacy,
frivolity, claustrophobia and transient passion.

Weave Movement Theatre is an exceptionally talented and diverse Melbourne based Dance Company
comprising performers with and without disability. Weave Movement Theatre formed in 1977 through an
Arts Access Project and continues today developing high quality performances under the artistic direction
of Janice Florence, a dance artist who is paraplegic.

Weaves work subverts audience's expectations and challenges conventional ways of seeing dance and
disability. Weaves performances draw on dance, physical theatre, spoken word and off the wall humour.



LISTING INFORMATION
Venue: Dancehouse, 150 Princes St, North Carlton.
Season Dates: 24/09/2009 - 27/09/2009
Times/Notes: 24, 25, 26 September 8.00pm
Matinee 27 September 2.00pm

Tickets: Conc $10.00, Full $15.00
Bookings: Festival Tix: 03 9660 9666 or www.melbournefringe.com.au

COMPANY OR ARTIST PRESS CONTACT:
Susie Wickes, 0409 440 496, swickes@moreland.vic.gov.au




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Dance/Movement
                                Vital Organs Collective
                                                Presents


                            Vital Organs Collective
A physical theatre showcase introducing new works by Vital Organs Collective.
Smudging the line between circus and dance, these works will create new and physically challenging
movement concepts. Promising explosive partnering, this showcase is a highly energised visual feast to
entertain.

A few of the works included in this program are:
'One day, maybe'
A duet by Josh Mitchell & Kath Skipp
One day, maybe is a duet about unrequited love. Fate is working to bring two young people together, but
every time they become close to a meaningful interaction they lose their nerve and shy away. Will they
ever manage to express their feelings? One day, maybe...

'Protege'
A dance work by Ben Leeks
Tells the story of a young spell-weaver, who when reaches her maturity is poisoned by a dark creature. In
a night of tormented dreams she unknowingly lashes out with her power, reeking havoc within her own
tribe. Shunned and now feared by her own people, the young spell-weaver sets out to unravel the mystery
surrounding that fateful evening.

'Velocipede'
Creating an exciting level of physicality and dynamic movement, this new work by Kath Skipp & Ben Leeks
sets out to challenge elements of circus and dance.

PLUS
A sneak peak at the new work by the Melbourne based physical theatre company, 'The Lost Rung' (Adam
Jackson & Josh Mitchell)


LISTING INFORMATION
Venue: Korudance Studio, Level 1 / 159 Chapel St.
Preview Dates: 29/09/2009 - 29/09/2009
Season Dates: 30/09/2009 - 04/10/2009
Times/Notes: Tues - Sat 8pm, Sun Oct 6pm
Tickets: Preview $15.00, Conc $17.00, Full $20.00, Group $10.00, Tightarse Tues $15.00
Bookings: Festival Tix: 03 9660 9666 or www.melbournefringe.com.au

COMPANY OR ARTIST PRESS CONTACT:
Kathleen Skipp or Ben Leeks, 0432720031           0419519745, kathskipp@hotmail.com




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Live Art
                                                 24003
                                                  Presents


                                                24003
24003 is a unique live art project appearing at the Meat Market & Trades Hall during Melbourne Fringe.
Part installation, part performance, 24003 is a structure for live performance designed and brought to life
by a collective of artists collaborating across design, visual arts and performance. Designed with flexibility
in mind 24003 is deployable in numerous incarnations to ensure that each performance with 24003 is a
distinctive event never to be repeated.

For the Fringe Furniture exhibition at the Meat Market 24003 takes inspiration from 1940's guide "The
Practical Man's Guide Of Things To Make And Do" and asks if the modern "Practical Man" starts with the
raw timber to make a bookshelf or an IKEA flat pack?

For the closing of the Melbourne Fringe at Trades Hall the 24003 core artists will invite artists from across
the program to collaborate on a New Year's Eve style celebration of all that passed and all that's to come…

24003 CORE ARTISTS:
Andrew Bailey, Theatre Designer - Melbourne Theatre Company
Jack Healy, Landscape Architect - Melbourne University
Thomas Henning, Writer / Performer - The Black Lung
Dan Koop, Creative Producer / Performer - Brisbane Powerhouse



LISTING INFORMATION
Venue: 23rd Sep @ Fringe Hub - Meat Market & 10th Oct @ Trades Hall
Season Dates: 23/09/2009 - 10/10/2009
Times/Notes: Wed 23 Sept from 18:00
Sat 10 Oct from 21:00
Tickets: Free Show
Bookings: Festival Tix: 03 9660 9666 or www.melbournefringe.com.au

COMPANY OR ARTIST PRESS CONTACT:
Dan Koop, 0424355678, dankoop@googlemail.com or www.24003.com.au




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Live Art
                                           bettybooke
                                                Presents


                                           en route
en route is a pedestrian-based event in Melbourne's CBD - a show in which the set is the city, the
performers are passers-by, the audience are the participants.
Setting out on foot with an ipod and mobile phone, you are guided through the city's everyday spaces -
cafés, shops, laneways and streets. View a world in the process of making itself - en route - as
perceptions, insights and recollections emerge and dissolve.
Listen to audio-snatches - musings, narratives, playlists - that intertwine with your wanderings and
experiences as you take a journey both inward and outward. Engage with the spontaneous choreography
of the city as streetscapes and passers-by become the site onto which your own personal cinema is
projected, shaped by your unique perspective.

Since 2006, bettybooke has created a cache of works with an emphasis on relational aesthetics and the
specifics of site and space. These works include: Pillow Talk, a bed for casual discourse (commissioned by
Arts House, Look Out Between Season, 2009); war lounge (Melbourne Fringe Festival, 2008) in which
audiences oscillated between a lounge-bar and three small concrete rooms where performers examined
the conflict between their own mediated experience of war and the desire to respond; and Beast Banquet
(commissioned by City of Yarra for the re-opening of Fitzroy Town Hall, 2007), which brought the audience
to a dysfunctional wedding table as guests, confidants, and interlopers. en route is the fourth in this
series.


LISTING INFORMATION
Venue: Melbourne CBD (starting-point to be advised on booking)
Season Dates: 26/9/2009 - 11/10/2009
Times/Notes: Saturdays : 11.30am; 1.30pm; 3.30pm.
Sundays : 12.30pm; 2.30pm.
Mondays : 4.00pm.
Friday (9th Oct only) : 5.00pm.
Tickets: Conc $15.00, Full $20.00
Bookings: Festival Tix: 03 9660 9666 or www.melbournefringe.com.au

COMPANY OR ARTIST PRESS CONTACT:
Suzanne Kersten, 0447788448, enroute@bettybooke.com




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Live Art
                                   Small Change Theatre
                                                  Presents


                                     Letters To Isaac
A Neotroubador odyssey of love, betrayal, infidelity and drunken pigeons. 18 short letters follow the
melodramatic adventures of Roxby Greenstone, a tragic hero dwelling in the exhilaration and despair of his
misguided feats.

The saga of Roxby's 14 Letters to Isaac will be released one letter per day for fourteen days on 3RRR, the
interperlanet and via text message to registered recipients.

The full 18 Letters to Isaac can be heard on 3RRR Radio on Saturday 10th October.

Spaces are strictly limited to attend the only live performance of all 18 Letter to Isaac with the first mobile
phone registered recipients in the running to be invited to a secret inner city location on Friday 9th
October.

Letters to Isaac is free to receive for a capped number of SMS subscribers. Feel free to forward the letters
or eat them at your disposal.




LISTING INFORMATION
Venue: secret location to be revealed by Flashmob
Season Dates: 25/09/2009 - 10/10/2009
Times/Notes: Check out
www.melbournefringe.com.au/letterstoisaac

for event details Excluding N/A
Tickets: Free Show
Bookings: Festival Tix: 03 9660 9666 or www.melbournefringe.com.au

COMPANY OR ARTIST PRESS CONTACT:
Cathy Horsley, 0409047849, chorsley@portphillip.vic.gov.au




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Live Art
                                       Tiger Two Times
                                                 Presents


               Nature League in North Melbourne
Tiger Two Times are a group of Sydney performance makers premiering their immersive performance
installation at The Warehouse, North Melbourne. They have performed together at PACT theatre,
Performance Space and Underbelly at Carriageworks in Sydney. Their first work, a performance installation
entitled We Don't Need Any More Friends took a beauty contest as a frame for a hilarious work and a
biting critique on the culture of winning and losing.

Their new performance, Nature League at North Melbourne is a sensory delight - Tiger Two Times welcome
the audience into another world - an "exquisite sensory bubble" where fake plastic trees and glazed leaves
form a surreal landscape and performers slip in and out of being a part of it. Exploring the relationship
between nature and artifice, the performers delve into contemporary politics while weaving original sound
and music through their intimate encounters with the audience.

"a rich and layered work, beautifully realised" - Regina Heillmann, Director PACT Theatre.

There is a strictly limited capacity - patrons are encouraged to book in advance to avoid missing out.




LISTING INFORMATION
Venue: Festival Hub - The Warehouse
Season Dates: 25/09/2009 - 02/10/2009
Times/Notes: Tues-Fri 7.30 and 8.30
Saturday 5.30, 7.30, 8.30
Sunday 5.30 and 6.30 Excluding Mondays
Tickets: Full $5.00
Bookings: Festival Tix: 03 9660 9666 or www.melbournefringe.com.au

COMPANY OR ARTIST PRESS CONTACT:
Megan Garrett-Jones, 0422 856 690, megan.garrett.jones@gmail.com




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Live Art
                                         Head Quarters
                                                Presents


                                 The Mapping Room
Head Quarters presents...

The Mapping Room an evolving installation of The Fringe Festival and The World.

It charts both the concrete and the fleeting.

Where are the heart breaks, the hit shows, the comedians getting drunk, the horror stories?
The Mapping Room uses live art, SMS, drawing, video and a lecture series to explore notions of scale and
temporality.

The Mapping Room is a collaborative work made with artists from across the Fringe and Melbourne's
vibrant live art scene.



LISTING INFORMATION
Venue: Head Quarters, Rear 55 High St     Northcote
Season Dates: 25/9/2009 - 4/10/2009
Times/Notes: See www.headquarters.org.
Tickets: Free Show
Bookings: Festival Tix: 03 9660 9666 or www.melbournefringe.com.au

COMPANY OR ARTIST PRESS CONTACT:
Willoh S.Weiland, 0425789124, dearheadquarters




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                                          MUSIC




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Music

                                                   Presents


          Alberts Basement presents Odd Insight
"Odd Insight" featuring Pissypaw, Team Red & Horris Matrix (TBC), arranged by alberts basement.

If you are not familiar with alberts basement, it is a new D.I.Y. record label liaising with a range of
musicians and releasing cds, cdrs, vinyls and cassettes.

Arranged by alberts basement, 'odd insight' is a look into the world of other people, a caught glimpse at
the way other people perceive things. Every person perceives things in a unique way, and moments
change everything! This is a fascinating reality and a commanding mystery. Come along to look through a
window at a stranger.

Every alberts basement artist inhabits its own unique space, and so the idea of Odd Insight is to showcase
performances from three alberts basement artists, Pissypaw, Team Red and Horris Matrix, all to release on
alberts basement soon. These three artists will give you a glimpse into their 'world' and explore that
musical environment while they do.



LISTING INFORMATION
Venue: Pony, 68 Little Collins St, Melbourne
Season Dates: 09/10/2009 - 09/10/2009
Times/Notes: Doors 8.00pm
8.00pm-9.00pm DJ
9.00pm-9.30pm Horris Matrix
9.45pm-10.15pm Team Red
10.30pm-11.00pm Pissypaw
Tickets: Full $6.00
Bookings: Festival Tix: 03 9660 9666 or www.melbournefringe.com.au

COMPANY OR ARTIST PRESS CONTACT:
alberts basement/michael, 0403 527 365, albertsbasement@hotmail.com




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Music
                                       All India Radio
                                               Presents


                                    All India Radio
All India Radio present music from their acclaimed new album A Low High as well as earlier material
together with visuals comprising of abstract images of landscapes filmed by various band members over
the last 20 years in Australia and the USA.


LISTING INFORMATION
Venue: Yah Yah's, 99 Smith Street, Fitzroy
Season Dates: 25/09/2009
Tickets: Free Show
Bookings: Festival Tix: 03 9660 9666 or www.melbournefringe.com.au

COMPANY OR ARTIST PRESS CONTACT:
Nicole Jones, 03 9417 2326, nicolej@baropen.com.au




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Music
                                               Aurland
                                                 Presents


                        Aurland: Sounds & Images
Aurland is an innovative audiovisual project by Michelle Whelan - a photographer, double bassist, and
composer. Aurland's artwork involves Michelle capturing images in photographs and composing music for
these images, and performing the music while the images are digitally projected. Michelle is one of very
few artists in the world who undertakes this creative process.

Photographers, film lovers, and those who enjoy listening to acoustic/electronic music such as Joni
Mitchell, Pat Metheny and Goldfrapp, will thoroughly enjoy this show.

Aurland: Sounds & Images encompass several photographic subjects, musical instrumentations and styles.
In one audiovisual piece projected seascapes are combined with acoustic instruments in a folk song
inspired by a travel article in TheAge. In another piece macro images are combined with electronic
instruments. For each contrasting piece, three elements of sound and image are explored: rhythm, tone,
and texture. For example texture is explored musically through timbre and visually through brightness and
texture.

Inspiration for Michelle's artwork came when she visited the stunning fjord town of Aurland, Norway.
Michelle will perform her compositions on double bass with guitarist/vocalist Matthew Kenneally, and
percussionist Sean Loughran. Whilst they all studied at the VCA together, they met playing on the live
music scene.

Michelle's artwork is created on the belief that image and sound combine equally to create a third artistic
medium.


LISTING INFORMATION
Venue: Loop Bar
Season Dates: 26/09/2009 - 30/09/2009
Times/Notes: September 26th 6pm.
September 28th 8pm.
September 30th 7pm.
 Excluding 27th & 29th Sept
Tickets: Conc $8.00, Full $12.00, Group $8.00
Bookings: Festival Tix: 03 9660 9666 or www.melbournefringe.com.au

COMPANY OR ARTIST PRESS CONTACT:
Michelle Whelan, 0409 461 994, michelle@michellewhelan.com




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Music
                                            Bar Open
                                                Presents


                           Black Jesus Experience
This 9 piece Afrojazz/Hip-Hop ensemble fuses an exciting blend of traditional Ethiopian song with Jazz,
Funk and Hip Hop. The members include singer/song writers from Ethiopia, Namibia and Burundi, with the
rhythm and horn sections from Australia, New Zealand and Ethiopia, including Ethiopian master musician
Danny Atlaw Seifu formerly of The Ethiopian National Theatre.

2009 has been a big year for BJX, one in which they have played to heaving crowds at Womadelaide and
supported Afrobeat legend Tony Allen. The Bar Open date will also be the last chance to catch them before
they embark on a tour of Europe and Africa.


LISTING INFORMATION
Venue: Bar Open
Season Dates: None
Times/Notes: Friday 25th September
9:30-10:30 - DJ Cassawarrior
10:30-11:30 - Black Jesus Experience
Tickets: Free Show
Bookings: Festival Tix: 03 9660 9666 or www.melbournefringe.com.au

COMPANY OR ARTIST PRESS CONTACT:
Cass Horsfall, 0416 093 834, bothworlds3@yahoo.com




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Music
                                 New Jazz Underground
                                                  Presents


                    Brainville: A Tribute to Sun Ra
Henry Manetta is a spearhead of Melbourne's new jazz underground.

His edgy and dynamic vocal wizardry invites many comparisons but utterly defies categorization. This
year, Henry's annual Fringe performance will take the shape of a show entitled 'Brainville', a tribute to the
great intergalactic bandleader, Sun Ra.

On 10th October, the Paris Cat will play host to the sounds and colours of the outer galaxies, as Henry and
his band of tightly honed jazz snipers 'The Trip' interpret Ra's works through the fractal lens of the 21st
century. If you like your jazz irreverent, outrageous and with a deep soul bent, 'Brainville' is sure to bring
the warm analogue glow to your ears.

Also featuring the incendiary keyboard work of Adam Rudegeair, the luscious bass of Adam Spiegl, the
thunder drum of Sam Hall, and the Walk-Around-Heaven saxophone of Ron Romero. With special guest
Tanya Lee on harmonies and percussion.



LISTING INFORMATION
Venue: The Paris Cat, 6 Goldie Place, City
Season Dates: 10/10/2009
Times/Notes: 9:30pm-11:30pm
Tickets: Conc $15.00, Full $20.00
Bookings: Festival Tix: 03 9660 9666 or www.melbournefringe.com.au

COMPANY OR ARTIST PRESS CONTACT:
Adam Rudegeair, 0421 977 746, adam_rudegeair@hotmail.com




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Music
                                           Bar Open
                                               Presents


                               Colors Tribute Band
The Australian Colors Tribute Band

NY's proto-seminal band The Colors is sparking a musical revolution. Since their inception in 1958, the
band has slipped into obscurity, but now their massive body of work, from banned gay celebration funk
anthems, jingles and doo-wops to cartoon jazz, bollywood funk, computer game and TV themes, can be
heard live once more. Featuring musicians from Melbourne and Sydney, and special guests each week, the
Australian Colors Tribute Band will pay homage to their mentors over four Sundays downstairs at Bar Open
from 5 til 7.



LISTING INFORMATION
Venue: Bar Open, 317 Brunswick St, Fitzroy
Season Dates: 24/09/09 - 11/10/09
Times/Notes: Sundays 5-7pm
Tickets: Free Show
Bookings: Festival Tix: 03 9660 9666 or www.melbournefringe.com.au

COMPANY OR ARTIST PRESS CONTACT:
Alon Ilsar, 0410491193, alonilsar@gmail.com




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Music
                                               Bar Open
                                                  Presents


                                    Deep Street Soul
Deep Street Soul are funk DJ & drummer Sol Loco, bass player & soul aficionado Papa 'J' Hunter, Cropper
lovin' Matt 'MG' Green and Queen of the Hammond Monique 'Mon Cherie' Boggia. Getting together in early
06' they formed with the simple aim of recapturing some old skool southern flavors they'd DJ'ed over the
previous decade. Inspired by the breakout of nufunk throughout Europe & the States (not forgetting Osaka
Monaurail and Australia's own - The Bamboos) they hit the clubs. Starting with an initial batch of Booker T
& Meter's covers, these quickly morphed into their own set of break filled funk & soul.

Teaming with local Melbourne funk legend DJ John Idem in early 07', they released their first 45'
getdownHQ/deepstreet strut on his Jaycee's label. The 45' quickly sold out and saw rotation on stations &
mixes worldwide. As a result, a new 45' loose caboose/nasty was recorded for Jaycee's early 08' (which
also sold out) and a special 3 track digital release was cut for Blair Stafford's Straightup Recordings label.

After hearing these tracks, Freestyle Records (UK) boss Adrian Gibson signed the band to his label and the
first LP is due for in the second half of 2009. Recorded in late 2008 this album is funk of the down'n'dirty
variety.

Dig it!




LISTING INFORMATION
Venue: Bar Open, 317 Brunswick St, Fitzroy
Season Dates: 10/10/2009
Tickets: Free Show
Bookings: Festival Tix: 03 9660 9666 or www.melbournefringe.com.au

COMPANY OR ARTIST PRESS CONTACT:
Monique Boggia, 0417309418, deepstreetsoul@yahoo.com.au




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Music
                                          Icicle Melts
                                                Presents


      Explorations in Subcutaneous Cartography
An evening of audio-visual experimentation that will see a cache of cute melodic instruments together with
loop-pedals and computer generated ambiance converging with ambient and experimental film
projections. An audio-visual exploration of the abstract narratives of our emotional landscapes.


LISTING INFORMATION
Venue: Bar Open
Season Dates: 23/09/2009
Times/Notes: 8:30 onwards
Tickets: Free Show
Bookings: Festival Tix: 03 9660 9666 or www.melbournefringe.com.au

COMPANY OR ARTIST PRESS CONTACT:
Icicle Melts, 04150415423097, bencoggins@gmail.com




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                                      Melbourne Fringe
                                                 Presents


      Fading Fires with special guest Ollie Olsen
Melbourne band Fading Fires join electronics legend Ollie Olsen for a one-off multimedia event, creating
improvised soundtracks to films which showcase masterpieces in the history of animation, blending the
surreal and the macabre, the erotic and the melancholy. Directors include Jan Svankmajer, Lotte Reiniger
and Winsor McCay.

Fading Fires is a collaboration between Melbourne's Chris Rainier and Mat Watson. Their creative
partnership has its origins in the Melbourne Fringe Festival of 2005, where they first met performing as
part of a 17-piece electric guitar orchestra. Their music explores a variety of styles, from ambient textures
reminiscent of Fripp and Eno's 1970's explorations, to the motorik rhythms of Krautrock pioneers Can and
Harmonia, and the sonic rebellion of modern classical pioneers like John Cage. Performances have included
the Guggenheim exhibition at the National Gallery of Victoria, The Great Escape Festival (Sydney), Bar
Open (Make It Up Club), Loop Bar and Glitch Bar and Cinema.

Ollie Olsen is an Australian composer, synthesist and sound designer who has been producing, recording
and performing since the 1970's. He has worked with a wide range of musicians and groups, from
Japanese noise-rock band The Boredoms to the Australian Art Orchestra. His prolific body of work includes
post-punk (Whirlywirld/No/Hugo Klang/OOSAB), avant-rock, dance music (as co-founder of Psy-
Harmonics), pop (Max Q), modern classical and soundtracks.


LISTING INFORMATION
Venue: The Festival Club, Arts House, North Melb Town Hall
Season Dates: 27/09/2009
Times/Notes: 8-10pm
Tickets: Free Show
Bookings: Festival Tix: 03 9660 9666 or www.melbournefringe.com.au

COMPANY OR ARTIST PRESS CONTACT:
Chris Rainier, 0433 277 160, christiaan.rainier@gmail.com




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Music
                                    Gasworks Arts Park
                                                  Presents


                    Gasworks presents Mikki Ross
"Have you ever seen anything like this?

Entertainer Mikki Ross sits inside of a moving contraption (The Whizz-bang Theatre) and manipulates its
mechanisms while playing piano and singing kooky pop music. After supporting Kate Miller-Heidke and End
of Fashion this year, the Whizz-Bang Theatre is being oiled and polished to crank for Mikki's solo debut at
this year's Melbourne Fringe Festival.

Foremost, Mikki is a pop/soul singer, pianist and composer. Secretly, he's a dancer, comedian and
inventor. He's lassoed all these performance elements into a one hour, one man show using elements of
his film music, comic snippets and puppetry. His contraption-show dodges through the restraints of 'genre'
to allow him to perform as his heart desires.

Mikki's music has led him to sing for the Queensland Government and at the Fijian Parliament House, and
at this year's IF Awards, he was sound designer and music arranger for the winner of Best Animation, The
Covenant of Mr Kasch. He also sang with Kate Miller-Heidke for the opening ceremony of the Brisbane
Powerhouse Live Arts.

"Mikki became controlled by the music as if it was the magical puppet master from above...(the audience)
fell away from reality and thought they were in a theatre..." - FasterLouder.com.au

"...a striking listening experience...kooky...large but gentle vocals...an entertaining and compelling
journey...a diverse variety of unconventional elements...sonic gems...
FOUR STARS." - Time Off Magazine


LISTING INFORMATION
Venue: Gasworks Arts Park (Studio Theatre)
Season Dates: 23/9/2009 - 27/9/2009
Times/Notes: 7:30pm Start
Duration - 1 hour
Tickets: Conc $18.00, Full $22.00, Group $18.00
Bookings: Festival Tix: 03 9660 9666 or www.melbournefringe.com.au

COMPANY OR ARTIST PRESS CONTACT:
Mikki Ross, 0401 591 024, humansymphony@gmail.com




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Music
                                          Craig Wilkins
                                                  Presents


                                               Genius
The immortal music of Ray Charles, universally considered one of the greatest artists of all time, comes to
Melbourne in 'Genius' for the first time from September 23 (Ray's birthday) with a Charity Gala premiere
hosted by Guide Dogs Victoria at the Stamford Plaza Melbourne.
Genius is the ultimate tribute to a man who climbed his way up from abject poverty in the racially
segregated Florida of the 1930s, through his controversial career and private life, to his place in music
history garnering no less than 18 Grammy Awards, until his peaceful death in 2004 having received every
entertainment honor worthy of the name.
'Genius' is the love child born of the pen of one of Australia's most prolific television drama writers, Craig
Wilkins (Neighbours, Home & Away, Flying Doctors, GP and A Country Practice). Seven years in the
making, 'Genius' is set to be a major event in this year's Melbourne Fringe Festival.
Chris Kirby (MTC's Festen, Bruce Beresford's 'Mao's Last Dancer'), iconic 1970's singer Jeff Duff (Kush,
Daley Wilson Big Band) and Wylie J Miller of Melbourne R&B institution Grand Wazoo, star in the
production playing at the glorious 160 year old Collins St Baptist Church until 10 October.

Opening night Charity Gala on 23 September, $99 per person through Guide Dogs Victoria on 03 9854
4522.
Includes cocktail party at The Stamford Plaza, DVD and meet and greet the stars.


LISTING INFORMATION
Venue: Collins St Baptist Church
Season Dates: 23/09/2009 - 10/10/2009
Times/Notes: Doors open at 6.45pm, show starts 7.30pm daily.

 Excluding Sundays
Tickets: Conc $30.00, Full $49.00, Other $99.00
Bookings: Festival Tix: 03 9660 9666 or www.melbournefringe.com.au

COMPANY OR ARTIST PRESS CONTACT:
Kate Keane, 0407 867 060, kate@katekeane.com.au




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Music
                                         GUITARELAY
                                                Presents


                                       Guitar Relay
Guitarelay is a 15 to 20 guitar interplay. One starts, others join at their choosing. Performed in an
unrehearsed fashion, Guitarists begin when the moment grabs them and ad there tones to the overall
sound of this improvised piece. With live manipulated visuals by Hugh McSpedden.

Performers include: Barnaby Oliver (infinite decimals). Ben Yardley (Laura), Bonnie Mercer (Grey Daturas),
Chris Smith (Bad Orchestra), Clinton Green (Undecisive God), Dimitra Stankovic (Scratchplate), Harry
Howard (Pink Stainless Tail/ex-These Immortal Souls), Ian Wadley (St Helens/ ex-Bird Blobs), JP Shilo
(ex-Hungry Ghosts), Justin Fuller (Zond), Seth Rees (The Spheres/This Is Your Captain Speaking), Marc
Regueiro-Mckelvie (Popolice/New Estate), Matt Gleeson (Assassination Collective/The Stabs), Michael
Munson (Second Vienese School), Rene Schaefer (Action Unit/ex- Hand Hell/The Bites), Richard Walsh
(The Electric Guitars/ex-Instellar Villains)



LISTING INFORMATION
Venue: Bar Open, 317 Brunswick St, Fitzroy
Season Dates: 11/10/2009
Tickets: Free Show
Bookings: Festival Tix: 03 9660 9666 or www.melbournefringe.com.au

COMPANY OR ARTIST PRESS CONTACT:
Don Rogers , 03 9417 0187, guitarelay@gmail.com




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Music
                                                     -
                                                 Presents


                 Kimbo: Cannon vs Wrecking Ball
Melbourne rockers Kimbo present Canon VS Wrecking Ball; A mixed media exhibition of animation,
photography, painting/drawing, prints, sculpture, live music (and special guests artists!) spoken word, as
well as the launch of music clip 'Hook up a ride'.

A strong DIY aesthetic crosses over all barriers for Kimbo, as their creativity stretches across many
mediums. Their award winning animated artwork has been gaining many accolades. From burning
buildings to eggs on toast, this is a statement on what a band can be!
Combining a blend of country and punk rock'n'roll with poetic lyrics of misfortune, hard love and rebellion.
Together a strong front man's howl juxtaposed by a beautiful female siren, thumping rhythm and a hard
hitting drum have formed a powerful Kimbo experience. Hear it, see it, live it, love it!

Catch them throughout September and October as they present their first Melbourne Fringe Festival show
and National tour throughout late October.
Check the Myspace for the upcoming dates!

http://www.myspace.com/thekimboslicegang

"Energetic rock 'n roll out of Melbourne that you can raise your glass and drink along too"-
Bombshellzine.com



LISTING INFORMATION
Venue: The Arthouse Hotel
Season Dates: 26/09/2009 - 26/09/2009
Times/Notes: Doors Open 6pm, Exhibiting is throughout the evening, bands will start at 9pm
Tickets: Full $12.00
Bookings: Festival Tix: 03 9660 9666 or www.melbournefringe.com.au

COMPANY OR ARTIST PRESS CONTACT:
Anna Lienhop, 0417130153, thekimboslicegang@gmail.com




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Music
                               Gumbination Productions
                                                  Presents


                                           MANTSWE
GUMBINATION PRODUCTIONS:
Established in the heart of South Africa by an Australian actress, a South African composer, vocalist and
choral conductor and a talented young music director; Gumbination Productions is a new production
company aimed at all things music and art. Upon producing their first group, Celestial Sounds Music
Project (C- Sounds), and taking it to the renound Grahamstown International Art Festival in South Africa,
Gumbination is proud to give Melbourne a new idea.

Mantswe, meaning voices, is a crossover; an a capella spectacular that will leave audiences gasping for
more. Imagine an all female group singing Negro spirituals, vocal jazz, choral singing and African
Traditional all in one pot. Wonderful harmonies, a mixture of simple melodies with challenging rhythmic
structures keeps the energy flowing through the songs. This music is original, earthy, imaginative and fun
to listen to.

Sello Molefi (Composer)
Specialising in voice all his life Sello struggled to find a balance between classical singing and Jazz. He
went on to study classically under the instruction of Emma Renzi then changed to Jazz vocal at the
University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, under Bheki Khoza; and studied via correspondence at Fuba
Academy with The Royal School of Music, London. With a long history in Choral music Sello left South
Africa for Australia to start The Lion King.


LISTING INFORMATION
Venue: Theatreworks, 14 Acland St, St Kilda
Season Dates: 23/9/2009 - 03/10/2009
Times/Notes: Tuesday to Saturday 9:30pm
Saturday Matinees 12:15pm
* Buy 3 tickets get the 4th free. Excluding Mondays and Sundays
Tickets: Conc $15.00, Full $20.00
Bookings: Festival Tix: 03 9660 9666 or www.melbournefringe.com.au

COMPANY OR ARTIST PRESS CONTACT:
Veronica Mansueto/ Sello Molefi, 0402099675/ 0411367465, vcm_2812@hotmail.com




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Music
                              Tokolonga Dance & Music
                                                Presents


                    PASSI JO & WARAKO MUSICA
Award winning African dance band Warako Musica is one of Australia's most energetic and dynamic bands.
Lead by internationally acclaimed vocalist Passi Jo, the Kass Kass Man, they combine sensual Congolese
Rumba and fast-paced Soukouss music with Cuban and Salsa melodies and rhythms. They showcase some
of the most passionate and rivetting Soukouss dancing that is visually stunning and incredibly seductive.

From Williamstown to Woodford, from Perth to Port Fairy, Warako Musica have toured and played to
packed audiences across Australia. They are HOT. Seeing them in action, you won't be able to stand still
for long. You'll arrive OK; you'll leave KO - Knocked Out, as they say in the Congo!

"The highlight of the weekend was certainly Warako Musica, the immensely energetic African band fusing
Soukouss, Afro-beat, Latin, Cuban and Caribbean rhythms into a show to be relished for years to come -
the dancing was something else!"


LISTING INFORMATION
Venue: The Spot, 133 Sydney Rd, Brunswick
Season Dates: 25/09/09
Times/Notes: 10pm
Tickets: Full $12.00
Bookings: Festival Tix: 03 9660 9666 or www.melbournefringe.com.au

COMPANY OR ARTIST PRESS CONTACT:
Pam Kleemann, Tokolonga Dance & Music, 9386 4265 or 0409 145 600, info@tokolonga.com.au




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                                        Melbourne Fringe
                                                   Presents


   Pete and the Tar Gang - Songs Of The Hollow
                  Bone Moon...
Set forth on an adventure over lands and seas, through stretches of time near and distant… from the very
beginnings of mankind to the yeti haunted peaks of the Scottish Highlands. Encounter the menacing
trickster ghosts of the colony, wander in caution through the 'Old Carbon Town', flee from the shotgun
wielding farmer and sail on the depths of the open seas!

Pete & the Tar Gang are a band of piratical travellers telling their many stories from the far flung lands
through wild poetic song. A show of music combined with strong performative elements and atmospheric
songs as diverse in style as the stories themselves, ranging from sodden sea shanties, to Dada-esque
absurdities, to haunting ghost story waltzes, junkyard hoe downs and gritty colonial cabaret. Performed by
the commanding Pete in his inimitable bass baritone, accompanied by the infamous Tar Gang on guitar,
violin and Junk Percussion, plus the utterly mysterious 'Tar Pit Men's Choir' on backup vocals...

"Songs of the Hollow Bone Moon is unquestionably a deviation from the commonplace art that we patrons
typically expect to find on our plates. In this case, there is something altogether different. Not just
different, but eclectic, avant-garde, poetic, endlessly creative, mysterious, artistically genius, and infinitely
entertaining… the music both individually and as a whole is remarkable, while, as always, Peter's
storytelling & singing are absolutely brilliant." James G.Carlson - The Philadelphia Examiner


LISTING INFORMATION
Venue: The Festival Club, Arts House, North Melb Town Hall
Season Dates: 30/09/2009
Times/Notes: 9:45pm-11:45pm.
Tickets: Free Show
Bookings: Festival Tix: 03 9660 9666 or www.melbournefringe.com.au

COMPANY OR ARTIST PRESS CONTACT:
Pete Reid, 0421 920 515, oldtargang@gmail.com




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Music
                                      Jelly Tub Rollers
                                               Presents


                                Putting on the Fitz
Jelly Tub Rollers presents: "Puttin on the Fitz" feat: tap dancing extraordinaire THOMAS THE TAP ENGINE,
the travelling hobo heart-throb MITCH BROWN (blues/country singer songwriter), a short satirical NOIR
PLAY with a detective theme, a jazzbo fairy tale will be read by POPPA VALENTINE (in his best smoking
jacket from his best armchair) and the night will be completed when five piece jazz band the JELLY TUB
ROLLERS take to the stage to preach their gambit of foxy swing & thigh slappin' party blues.

Spread the word.



LISTING INFORMATION
Venue: Bar Open
Season Dates: 24/09/09 - 24/09/09
Times/Notes: 8.30pm start. One night only!
Tickets: Free Show
Bookings: Festival Tix: 03 9660 9666 or www.melbournefringe.com.au

COMPANY OR ARTIST PRESS CONTACT:
Elise Winterflood, 0408 391 141, elise.winterflood@gmail.com




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Music
                                      City Frequencies
                                                Presents


                   Random Acts of Elevator Music
Appearing spontaneously in elevators throughout the city, Random Acts of Elevator Music enlighten the
consciousness of office workers with live muzaktronica. Their portable studio hidden in briefcases, who
knows where these undercover sonic redesigners will strike next. Check their website for the inside tip on
where and when to experience the soothing oscillations and melodies of Random Acts of Elevator Music.
Just don't tell your HR department or the security guy at the front desk…

Random Acts of Elevator Music are back in 2009, performing as part of the Melbourne Fringe Festival
between September 23rd and October 9th at office buildings throughout Melbourne's CBD. Covert visits to
Sydney, Newcastle and Canberra are planned, along with rare out-of-office-hours appearances at bars and
venues, as they spread sonic joy throughout the land. There is also an album on the way, helping to
increase productivity in workplaces everywhere.

Random Acts of Elevator Music is the latest project from City Frequencies, a collaboration between Matt
Adair and Nick Wilson, who work together on sound projects within the metropolitan environment.

Random Acts of Elevator Music has been developed over the last few years with discrete showcase
performances in the Electundra festival at Loop Bar and an exploratory series of elevator performances in
the previous Melbourne Fringe. Now they are ready to venture forth into the city once more…


LISTING INFORMATION
Venue: Melbourne office buildings throughout CBD
Season Dates: 23/09/2009 - 09/10/2009
Times/Notes: Follow www.akm.net.au/cityfreqs or www.twitter.com/cityfreqs to find where we are
Excluding weekends.
Tickets: Free Show
Bookings: Festival Tix: 03 9660 9666 or www.melbournefringe.com.au

COMPANY OR ARTIST PRESS CONTACT:
Nicholas Bates, 0403 920 908, nicholas.bates@gmail.com




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Music
                                          Chotto Matte
                                                Presents


           Sonographs: Trips Along the Faultline
A performance project conceived and composed at 55 locations across Victoria. Expect an immersive
journey through strange and beautiful landscapes - a trip begun in open country, dances wild into city.
Audio-visual meditations on the place that we call home, transforming the mundane to the magical.

Within a structure of captured sound, 4 musicians evolve from acoustic ecology, grow diodes and sprout
hardware. Wood wind, string and spoken word give way to pummeling beats and hypnotic cyborg
rhythms.

Dave Hicks - drums/electronics
Alexander Clutterbuck - bass
Peter Barden - guitars
Benjamin Woods - voice



LISTING INFORMATION
Venue: Glitch Bar, 318 St Georges Rd, North Fitzroy
Preview Dates: 25/9/09 - 25/9/09
Season Dates: 8/10/09 - 10/10/09
Times/Notes: All shows are at 8:30. Excluding Friday- 9/10.
Tickets: Preview $15.00, Conc $8.00, Full $15.00
Bookings: Festival Tix: 03 9660 9666 or www.melbournefringe.com.au

COMPANY OR ARTIST PRESS CONTACT:
Dave Hicks, 0430511417, samsara2b1@lycos.com




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                            Melbourne Fringe & PBS FM
                                                 Presents


                                         Soul Fringe
From the people who bring you Melbourne's biggest Soul and Funk party, Soul-A-Go-Go, comes Soul
Fringe.

Iconic music station PBS 106.7FM has a proud 30 year history of broadcasting a wide range of music
seldom heard elsewhere - gospel, reggae, blues, country, jazz, soul, rock, metal, electronic, hip hop, world
and film soundtracks. In recent years PBS has been at the forefront of the soul and funk revival in
Melbourne.

For over two years, PBS has been running Melbourne's biggest Soul and Funk party, Soul-A-Go-Go, at the
Laundry in Fitzroy on the first Saturday of the month. Since its inception, Soul-A-Go-Go has entertained
over 12,000 people, with two floors of soul-shakin', funk-makin' pure vinyl-only fun.

PBS is proud to be a part of this year's Melbourne Fringe Festival as we present Soul Fringe, featuring
three of Australia's premier soul and funk DJs.

Vince Peach has been hosting Soul Time on PBS since 1984, this year celebrating his show's 25th
anniversary. As well as hosting Soul Time, Vince DJs at various clubs and certainly knows how to get
people dancing.

Pierre Baroni, host of Saturday afternoon soul show, Soulgroove '66, has a music collection that exceeds
5000 records.

Miss Goldie is one of the busiest DJs in Melbourne, holding residencies every weekend of the month in
various venues around town.



LISTING INFORMATION
Venue: The Festival Club, Arts House, North Melb Town Hall
Season Dates: 26/09/2009
Times/Notes: 9pm - 1am
Tickets: Free Show
Bookings: Festival Tix: 03 9660 9666 or www.melbournefringe.com.au

COMPANY OR ARTIST PRESS CONTACT:
Courtney Clough, (03) 8415 1067 or 0417 946 767, courtney@pbsfm.org.au.




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Music
                                      Slocombe's Pussy
                                                 Presents


                                              Tattoo
"Tattoo" - Slocombe's Pussy plays the Tattoos of Tony Cronin.

Psychedelic Rock Band, Slocombe's Pussy, will interpret the live projected tattoos of Tony Cronin, former
chauffeur & bodyguard of Chopper Read. This show is a collaboration between Musicians, a Video Artist &a
Tattoo Collector. Slocombe's Pussy are joined by saxophone firebrand, Adam Simmons & New Blood co-
conspirator Ben Carr and, visual artist &VJ Paul Rodgers, in a chaotic journey of searing saxophones,
improvised guitar solos, noise & sonic brutalism, layered over rugged riffs.

Slocombe's Pussy use a combination of dynamics, timbre, texture, & other devices to sonically tell the
stories etched in Tony's skin since he started collecting tattoos at 13 years of age. Slocombe's Pussy seeks
to achieve an emotional intensity with intelligence &virtuosity to tell these tales.

http://www.myspace.com/slocombespussy666



LISTING INFORMATION
Venue: Thornbury Theate, 859 High St, Thorbury
Season Dates: 8/10/2009 - 11/10/2009
Times/Notes: 7.30pm
Tickets: Conc $12.00, Full $16.00, Group $12.00
Bookings: Festival Tix: 03 9660 9666 or www.melbournefringe.com.au

COMPANY OR ARTIST PRESS CONTACT:
Jon Perring, 0439 944673, jon@baropen.com.au




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Music
                                                    -
                                                 Presents


                            Trent and Jane's Lane
Brother and Sister duo debut at Fringe 09.

Trent and Jane's Lane are set to make their mark on the Melbourne live music scene with their debut act
at the 2009 Melbourne Fringe Festival.

Raised in the North Queensland tropics, Sasha (20) and Jake (17) Henriss relocated to Melbourne in 2006
and have thrived in Australia's cultural capital.

"When we first came to Melbourne we were blown away by all the opportunities available to us and it
wasn't long before we started busking for fun along Swanston street," Sasha said.

The two perform a unique combination of what Jake, describes as acoustic pop combined with easy on the
ear harmonies. The original scores are composed by Jake with Sasha assisting on lyrics. The two have
performed individually and as a duo since childhood.

Jake was a member of the Townsville youth band Sliver that surprised North Queensland when they swept
away all competition before them to win the Burdekin Battle of the Bands in 2004.

Sasha also has a history of competition, winning numerous eisteddfod awards for a variety of singing
styles.

"We've both tried our own things for a while but realised pretty quickly that we work very well together.
Our voices seem to combine quite naturally and we can always depend on each other to turn up and work
hard," Jake said.

See and hear them on Myspace by searching music Trent and Jane's Lane.



LISTING INFORMATION
Venue: Bar Open, 317 Brunswick St, Fitzroy
Season Dates: 04/10/2009
Times/Notes: 7pm
Tickets: Full $8.00
Bookings: Festival Tix: 03 9660 9666 or www.melbournefringe.com.au

COMPANY OR ARTIST PRESS CONTACT:
Chip Henriss, 0408 039 711, chiph@iinet.net.au




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Music
                                      Two Bright Lakes
                                                 Presents


                    Two Bright Lakes Fringe Party
Two Bright Lakes is an artist run record label formed in 2007 by Nick and Tig Huggins from Touch Typist,
Hazel Brown from Otouto, Chris Bolton from Seagull as well as film-maker Blake Byron-Smith and all-
round computer/IT/business magician Adrian Simons. Two Bright Lakes exists as a way to share the
information, skills and resources of a gang of like-minded individuals, helping to support their mutual
creative passions and endeavours and bring them to a wider audience.

The Two Bright Lakes Fringe party at Yah Yah's will entail showcase performances from Kid Sam, Psuche,
Otouto and Nick Huggins.

Kid Sam make subversive folk/rock'n'roll that holds themes of love, violence and the politics of the
everyday, and their gift for song-craft is evidence of a bright future.

Psuche are a demonstration of a free pop aesthetic where ecstatic moments of reverie sit comfortably
next to the sombre dreamlike confessions of vocalist Oscar Slorach Thorne.

Otouto is a Melbourne based band, centered around the music of talented young songwriter Hazel Brown,
with the help of Kishore Ryan (Kid Sam, Seagull) on drums/pots, and Martha Brown on various electric /
homemade keyboards and vocals, the trio create a unique take on popular music resulting in down-tempo,
sparse, experimental pop.


LISTING INFORMATION
Venue: Yah Yah's, 99 Smith Street, Fitzroy
Season Dates: 03/10/2009
Times/Notes: 7pm
Tickets: Free Show
Bookings: Festival Tix: 03 9660 9666 or www.melbournefringe.com.au

COMPANY OR ARTIST PRESS CONTACT:
Hazel Brown, Two Bright Lakes , 0425 773 214 , hazel@twobrightlakes.com




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Music
                                       Music Make Play
                                                 Presents


             VIR: Schumann and the Art of Piano
                       Destruction
Rowan Vince plays the music of Robert Schumann on a nice piano, and then proceeds to destroy a second
less nice piano with a sledge hammer, bolt cutters, and other tools. The aurally fascinating destructive
noises are manipulated in real time by digital effects. Rowan won the Fringe music award in 2005 and
2008 with his eclectic piano recital series "Vince in Recital".

This year's "VIR" program is a rough attempt to portray Schumann's transformation from romantic genius
to tragic madness. Schumann voluntarily committed himself to a lunatic asylum for the last two years of
his life for fear of harming his wife Clara.

The first half of the one hour concert features Schumann's Fantasie op. 17, possibly his most famous large
scale piano piece. It is epic in its conception and according to Franz Liszt, to whom it is dedicated,
represents the spirit and career of Beethoven.

The finale is the wholesale destruction of an irredeemable old upright piano. Microphones lead from the
piano to a digital effects unit. Astounding destruction ensues. A newly composed piece for semi-destroyed
upright piano will be performed, written especially for the event by Melbourne composer Tim McKenry.

"VIR" stands for "Vince in Recital", a piano recital concept wherein incredible piano music is played in a
relaxed and fun setting. This year VIR returns to Czech house, which incidentally has yummy Czech beer
at the bar as well as a respectable performance instrument.


LISTING INFORMATION
Venue: Festival Hub - Czech House, 497 Queensberry St, North Melbourne
Season Dates: 2/10/2009 - 10/10/2009
Times/Notes: 8pm start. 1 hour show. Three shows only - 2/10, 4/10, and 10/10.
Tickets: Conc $10.00, Full $15.00, Group $10.00
Bookings: Festival Tix: 03 9660 9666 or www.melbournefringe.com.au

COMPANY OR ARTIST PRESS CONTACT:
Rowan Vince, 0421 357 464, rowan@musicmakeplay.com




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Music
        Jordan Gilmour, Jason Pearce and Andrea Ingham
                                                  Presents


                       When Sound Meets Colour...
In a crowd of strangers...

...When Sound Meets Colour

This is how it all started…

When sound meets colour is coming to this years Melbourne Fringe and is gaining momentum and
performers by the day. Performing Sunday the 27th of September and Thursday the 8th of October at Bar
Open, When Sound Meets Colour will be fusing live music, painting and performance to tell a story
reflecting on Identity and discovery exploring an extravagant expression of free jazz, noise, surrealism and
all the refined colours and nuances that reside between.

Curated by Jordan Gilmour, Jason Pearce and Andrea Ingham who have drawn on their own personal
interactions and experiences to create the narrative of life experiencing all the highs, lows, darkness and
light that all lives are destined to experience.

The performance came together as spontaneously as the show itself, Jordan Gilmour having returned from
Europe became restless and moved from Adelaide to Melbourne and joined the Fringe as the first
burgeoning step into the arts scene of Melbourne. Immediately joined by Jason they began working on the
instrumental backbone to the performance and with Andrea developed the concept and narrative of When
Sound Meets Colour.

These three performers will be joined by live violin, sax, performers and other guest artists to create an
aural, visual highlight of this years Melbourne Fringe before they all head off into their future projects here
and abroad.



LISTING INFORMATION
Venue: Bar Open, 317 Brunswick St, Fitzroy
Season Dates: 27/09/2009 - 8/10/2009
Times/Notes: Sunday 27th September, 8:30pm
Thursday 8th October, 10pm
Tickets: Conc $8.00, Full $10.00
Bookings: Festival Tix: 03 9660 9666 or www.melbournefringe.com.au

COMPANY OR ARTIST PRESS CONTACT:
Home, 0433968923, jordieguy@hotmail.com




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Performance

                                                   Presents


A Bit of Argy Bargy: And No More Shall We Part
Written by Tom Holloway
Directed by Martin White
Designed by Adam Gardnir
Performed by Denis Moore & Margaret Mills

Supported by FULL TILT at the Arts Centre as part of the Melbourne Fringe Festival

This work together with "The Suicide Show" marks the launch of A Bit of Argy Bargy: a collaboration
between writer Tom Holloway and theatre-maker and artist Martin White.

After thirty years of marriage, what is there left to say?

This production is the world premiere of another exquisitely wrought play by Tom Holloway (Red Sky
Morning, Beyond the Neck). And No More Shall We Part follows the denouement of a 30-year relationship
due to terminal illness and the decision to euthanise.

For this, Holloway's most mature work to date, director Martin White has crafted a sparse domestic
tableau in which the everyday and ordinary become loaded with portent.

Holloway's understated depiction of the ultimate relationship crisis deftly avoids adopting a moral stance,
and eschews sentimentality in a moving and often humourous portrayal of the minutiae of a marriage.



LISTING INFORMATION
Venue: The Arts Centre, BlackBox
Season Dates: 30/09/09 - 10/10/09
Times/Notes: Tues - Sat at 7pm; Sun 4 October at 6pm

BOOKINGS: theartscentre.com.au*, 1300 182 183*or the Arts Centre Box Office. * Transaction fee applies
Excluding Mon 5 October
Tickets: Conc $15.00, Full $20.00, Tightarse Tues $15.00
Bookings: Festival Tix: 03 9660 9666 or www.melbournefringe.com.au

COMPANY OR ARTIST PRESS CONTACT:
Kathryn Ross, 0411 286 500, kathrynross@optusnet.com.au




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Performance

                                                Presents


           A Bit of Argy Bargy: The Suicide Show
Created by Martin White
With Mark Jones, Tom Holloway and Stephen Taberner

Performed by Fernando Gallardo, Mark Jones, Duncan McBride, Adam Pierzchalski, Gabriel Piras and Karlis
Zaid

Supported by FULL TILT at the Arts Centre as part of the Melbourne Fringe Festival

This work together with "The Suicide Show" marks the launch of A Bit of Argy Bargy: a collaboration
between writer Tom Holloway and theatre-maker and artist Martin White.

Masculinity will never be the same.

Darkly comic and profoundly tragic, self-deprecating and visceral, The Suicide Show challenges the
unacknowledged phenomenon of men's mental health and the alarming Australian male suicide rate.

Performers include some of the hottest cabaret artists in town from the Beautiful Losers, Vulgargrad,
Beautiful Rubble to Plastic Palace Alice.

Gleefully using every art-form available to them, A Bit of Argy Bargy have created a vital new performance
experience that blends traditional cabaret with new writing by Tom Holloway, physical theatre,
contemporary dance, live music and sound, video projection, stand-up and art. Music will cover the gamut
of Queen, Slipknot, John Lennon, Randy Newman, the Coldwar Kids, Nick Cave, Nirvana, Bob Marley,
Gnarls Barkley, Paul Kelly, Bananarama and Lou Reed.

The Suicide Show will stay with you long after the band has stopped playing.



LISTING INFORMATION
Venue: The Arts Centre, BlackBox
Season Dates: 30/09/09 - 10/10/09
Times/Notes: Tues - Sat at 9pm; Sun 4 October 8pm

BOOKINGS: theartscentre.com.au*, 1300 182 183*or the Arts Centre Box Office. * Transaction fee applies
Excluding Monday 5 October
Tickets: Conc $15.00, Full $20.00, Tightarse Tues $15.00
Bookings: Festival Tix: 03 9660 9666 or www.melbournefringe.com.au

COMPANY OR ARTIST PRESS CONTACT:
Kathryn Ross, 0411 286 500, kathrynross@optusnet.com.au




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Performance
                                   the creators of rageboy
                                                     Presents


                                          A BLACK JOY
a sickly black comedy
WRITTEN BY Declan Greene • DIRECTED BY Susie Dee

The creative team behind 2007's critically acclaimed Midsumma season at the CUB Malthouse of RAGEBOY
reunite for a brand new work, A BLACK JOY: a pitch-black half-satire exploring celebrity and cannibalism in
the twenty-first century.

Equal parts high-camp, Grand Guignol and nauseating social commentary, A BLACK JOY fuses the lives of
seven desperate characters into a sickly cycle. Borrowing from the exploitation films of Hershell Gordon
Lewis and the aesthetics of John Waters and Russ Meyer, with humour so dark it verges on nihilism...

At the age of 24, Declan Greene is at the forefront of the next generation of Australian playwrights.
Director Susie Dee has been performing, devising, and directing in Australia and overseas for the last 30
years. Together they head a multi-award winning creative team in bringing this unique work to the
Melbourne stage.

Praise for RAGEBOY:
"Greene is a major talent. His career will be watched with much interest." THE AGE

A BLACK JOY: Winner - 2007 R.E. Ross Trust Playwright's Development Awards:
"This is anarchy: stupid-smart, brilliant writing... It's not pretty but it is hilarious."   JUDGE'S REPORT

DESIGN: EMILY BARRIE, KATIE SFETKIDIS, NICHOLAS VERSO • MUSIC/SOUND : BEN BOURKE,
ALISTAIR WATTS •
PERFORMERS : ANNE BROWNING, CHRIS BUNWORTH, TOM CONSIDINE, ASH FLANDERS, MIRIAM
GLASER, CAROLE PATULLO, MEGAN TWYCROSS


LISTING INFORMATION
Venue: fortyfivedownstairs, 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne CBD
Preview Dates: 23/09/2009 - 23/09/2009
Season Dates: 24/09/2009 - 04/10/2009
Times/Notes: 7:30pm Tues - Sat
5:30pm Sun. Excluding Mondays
Tickets: Preview $10.00, Conc $16.00, Full $26.00, Tightarse Tues $15.00
Bookings: Festival Tix: 03 9660 9666 or www.melbournefringe.com.au

COMPANY OR ARTIST PRESS CONTACT:
Pia Johnson, 0413450951, pia.johnson@gmail.com




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Performance
                                           PJama Party
                                                  Presents


                                 A Couple Cold Ones
Taking a stand, away from the restrictions inevitably placed on commercial theatre, PJama Party presents
'A Couple Cold Ones', a fun and engaging show exploring (mis)communication and the nature of theatre
that is free to view. Emerging performance artists James Shaw and Phoebe Anne Taylor challenge the
notion that theatre must provide spectacle to have significance and brings performance back to the
concept of a reciprocal relationship between actor and audience.

Staged in one of Melbourne's most loved bohemian watering holes, Section 8, two character clowns walk
into a bar and talk - about everything except what is on their mind. As beers are downed and this black
comedy unfolds, does art imitate life or life imitate art - and who is really watching who?

Combining elements of theatre and stand-up together, 'A Couple Cold Ones' aims at bringing a new
audience to theatre, who find the usual ticket prices unaffordable and the tropes of theatre inaccessible -
this is a free show in a relaxed setting that will entertain and involve and bring theatre back to its roots.

This is James Shaw and Phoebe Anne Taylor's first full-length collaborative work, culminating from a
decade long friendship and mutual passion for theatre. James is an independent actor and filmmaker and
has recently performed in two Eagle's Nest Theatre seasons. Phoebe Anne Taylor is an independent actor
and director and is currently training with the Graduate Theatre Ensemble at Monash University.


LISTING INFORMATION
Venue: Section 8, 27-29 Tattersalls Lane, Melbourne
Season Dates: 22/9/2009 - 3/10/2009
Times/Notes: 7:30 PM
Matinee (26th Sep, 3rd Oct) - 4:00 PM
1 Hour Show
 Excluding Fridays, Sundays and Mondays
Tickets: Free Show
Bookings: Festival Tix: 03 9660 9666 or www.melbournefringe.com.au

COMPANY OR ARTIST PRESS CONTACT:
James Shaw, 0421084582, jjwshaw@gmail.com




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Performance
                               Tipsy Teacup Productions
                                                  Presents


                                        A Little Piece
Dancing teaspoons, socks that sunbathe, a picnic rug, a pile of notes and a sleeping hedgehog.

Enter a very special little show. Welcome to A Little Piece.

Following the success of Kaleidoscope (sell out Melbourne Fringe 07) and Clickety Tock (sell out Fitzroy
Town Hall 08) comes another mesmerizing installation piece that takes you on a journey that will delight
the very young to the very old.

Harry is a grumpy toy hedgehog that's flung out of the bedroom and into the world of lost socks, missing
teaspoons and strayed keys. Despite being lost, each has found their hidden talent and enjoy their new
lives even more. The teaspoons have discovered music, the socks no longer are smelly and the keys are
feeling liberated after their break-ups (with the locks, of course).

As a metaphor for change in our own lives, whether it's a redundancy, a relationship breakdown or an
eviction notice - these objects have found strength and happiness in the new.

Tipsy Teacup creates immersive installation theatre. A Little Piece is for the smallest audience yet, leading
4 people at a time into a 2x2m box. As puppeteers manipulate from the outside - audience open cupboard
doors to reveal tactile worlds and the next part of the story.

Written/directed by Alex Desebrock (creator of Kaleidoscope, Clickety Tock and co-writer/director for the
award winning Deceased Estate), puppeteered by Samantha Hill and Rennie Watson, music by Kirri
Buchler & a stunning design by Ben Landau.


LISTING INFORMATION
Venue: Festival Hub - Foyer - Arts House, North Melbourne Town Hall
Season Dates: 25/9/2009 - 4/10/2009
Times/Notes: Every 20 mins. Mon-Sat 6:30pm-10:10pm (excluding 7:30-7:50pm)
Sun 5:30pm-9:10pm (excluding 7:30-7:50pm)
 Excluding Monday
Tickets: Full $10.00, Tightarse Tues $5.00
Bookings: Festival Tix: 03 9660 9666 or www.melbournefringe.com.au

COMPANY OR ARTIST PRESS CONTACT:
Alex Desebrock, 0434 410 934, tipsy.teacup.productions@gmail.com




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Performance
                                      Third Eye Theatre
                                                 Presents


                            A Melody of Discontent
A Melody of Discontent is an original, one hour surrealist drama, by emerging Melbourne writer, Beth
Myring. Director Tereza Jancar leads a cast of six actors from diverse backgrounds, on a journey that
burrows through the grey matter of society and the human psyche.

Using a variety of mediums such as live Cello music, film and still image projection, A Melody of Discontent
explores themes such as depression and anxiety, set amidst a consuming, money hungry and media
saturated society.

The cast of three male and three female actors, come from varying backgrounds and levels of experience.
The role of Auntie will be played by well-known indigenous performer, Shiralee Hood, winner of this year's
Deadly Funny competition. On the other hand A Melody of Discontent is Egyptian born, Sam Shabani's
acting debut. Sam owns a café in Melbourne's busiest alley, Centre Way.

Matt Delany plays the role of Xavier, an aspiring Cellist. A passionate musician himself, Matt has spent the
last several years touring Melbourne's musical nightspots with A State of Flux, and art-metal group,
Roussemoff.

The show enlists the talent of two final year VCA students, David Samuel as set designer, and Gabriel
Townsend as lighting designer. David was awarded the 2009 Trina Parker Design Scholarship. His design
for A Melody of Discontent will see the world literally 'revolving' around the main character Xavier. Rather
than Xavier entering the scene, the scene will enter him.



LISTING INFORMATION
Venue: Northcote Town Hall
Season Dates: 1/10/2009 - 10/10/2009
Times/Notes: 8pm Start. Excluding Sunday & Monday.
Tickets: Conc $12.00, Full $16.00, Group $12.00, Tightarse Tues $10.00
Bookings: Festival Tix: 03 9660 9666 or www.melbournefringe.com.au

COMPANY OR ARTIST PRESS CONTACT:
Beth Myring, 0424 287 498, beth_myring@hotmail.com




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Performance
                           Elbow Room and Denim Jean
                                                Presents


                                       a tiny chorus
Elbow Room return to the Melbourne Fringe with a brand new show - "a tiny chorus."

After collecting the Best Performance (Adelaide Touring) Award at last year's Melbourne Fringe Festival for
"There," Elbow Room played to sell-out houses during the 2009 Adelaide Fringe Festival. The production
was quickly snapped up by the 2009 Brisbane Festival and Elbow Room will squeeze in a whirlwind trip to
the pineapple state in September before returning to Melbourne with their new production opening October
3rd. After an entertaining and opportunistic year Elbow Room are eager to show Melbourne audiences
what they've been up to in between tours.

Teaming up with Denim Jean to present "a tiny chorus," Elbow Room have created a show about triumph,
failure and the bits in between. Join two improbable heroes as they seek out the hints in the humdrum and
the vim in the vanilla.

Devised and performed by Emily Tomlins and Eryn-Jean Norvill.
Directed by Marcel Dorney.

"a tiny chorus"

myspace.com/elbowroomproductions



LISTING INFORMATION
Venue: Meeting Room, North Melbourne Town Hall
Season Dates: 3/10/2009 - 10/10/2009
Times/Notes: All shows 10:30pm, Oct 4 (9:30pm) Excluding October 5
Tickets: Conc $15.00, Full $15.00, Group $15.00, Tightarse Tues $10.00
Bookings: Festival Tix: 03 9660 9666 or www.melbournefringe.com.au

COMPANY OR ARTIST PRESS CONTACT:
Neal Harvey, 0403063771, elbowroomproductions@gmail.com




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Performance
                                                      .
                                                  Presents


                                          Acacia Hills
There is something strange happening in Acacia Hills. People report feeling watched, hearing odd animal
screams in the night, seeing hairy ape-like creatures, and every now and then a man disappears…

Acacia Hills is a forty-five minute new theatre work inspired by reports of encounters with Yowies
(Australia's version of Big Foot). The play focuses on the lives of two hirsute sisters living in an isolated
region of Northern Australia. Shunned as freaks, the women's only connection with the outside world is
their radio and the occasional lost traveler. When a man breaks down late one night near their property
the sisters' darker desires and animal instincts are awakened and things start to get very strange indeed.

Acacia Hills is devised and performed by a group of Darwin based artists comprised of director Ella
Watson-Russell and performers Kadek Hobman, Finn O'Branagain and Eden Thomsen.

Acacia Hills is largely image and movement based theatre with text used sparingly. The production uses no
theatrical lighting and relies entirely on battery powered lights (torches, hand held LEDs, camera flashes
etc) to light the performers.

Blending drama with black comedy Acacia Hills is an engaging and uniquely Australian tale that will appeal
to those with a penchant for creepy campfire stories or for anyone who has wondered "Exactly what WAS
that bump in the night?"



LISTING INFORMATION
Venue: Rehearsal Room, North Melbourne Town Hall
Season Dates: 03/10/2009 - 10/10/2009
Times/Notes: Tues - Sat 6.30pm, Sun 5.30pm
 Excluding Monday 5th October
Tickets: Conc $13.00, Full $18.00, Group $12.00, Tightarse Tues $12.00
Bookings: Festival Tix: 03 9660 9666 or www.melbournefringe.com.au

COMPANY OR ARTIST PRESS CONTACT:
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Performance
                                 THE DOG THEATRE INC.
                                                  Presents


                        All Excellent Men - Beowulf
"As a translator and narrator of the Beowulf story, Felix Nobis has found a style that is high but not
inflated, true to the poetry of the original and enthralling to a contemporary audience" Nobel Prize
winning poet Seamus Heaney

"His rendition of this 8th century tale of Scandinavian heroes, monsters and epic battles -the gore depicted
as lovingly as the glory - emerges as a song of tribal triumph" The Irish Times

Felix Nobis (Janus, Flirting, MDA) completed his translation of "Beowulf" in 2000. It was published by
Bradshaw Books in 2002. As a one-person show, he toured the production through Europe and America,
attracting critical acclaim and twice selling out at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. In 2007, the translation
was broadcast on the ABC Radio National 'Poetica' program.

Dating from the 8th century, Beowulf is the oldest surviving epic poem in the early English language of
Anglo-Saxon. Featuring a cast of kings, monsters, heroes and dragons, it served as an inspiration for
Tolkien's "Lord of the Rings".

Presented for the first time in Melbourne, this is a rare opportunity to see and hear the poem in a version
that is both faithful to the original and accessible to the modern ear.



LISTING INFORMATION
Venue: The Dog Theatre - 42a Albert St - Footscray 3011
Preview Dates: 23/09/2009 - 23/09/2009
Season Dates: 24/09/2009 - 08/10/2009
Times/Notes: 9.30pm - Wed 23 Sept, Fri 2 Oct, Tues 6 Oct
8.00pm - Thur 24 Sept, Sat 3 Oct, Wed 7 Oct
6.45pm - Fri 25 Sept, Tues 29 Sept, Thur 8 Oct
Tickets: Preview $20.00, Conc $20.00, Full $25.00, Group $20.00, Tightarse Tues $20.00
Bookings: Festival Tix: 03 9660 9666 or www.melbournefringe.com.au

COMPANY OR ARTIST PRESS CONTACT:
Peta Hanrahan, 0404 512 596, flyingintothesun@yahoo.com.au, info@thedogtheatre.com




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Performance
                                THE DOG THEATRE INC.
                                                 Presents


        All Excellent Men - Le Garcon Neurotique
Le Garçon Néurotique is a dark and hilariously twisted journey into the mind of a cocktail waiter, teetering
on the edge of madness. Concocted together with a stirring insight into the elegant but depraved heaven
of world-class alcoholism and the indignity involved in an industry that can simply be observed as paid
servitude.

"Hundreds of eyes swivel and watch me tumble with sympathetic disappointment. I close my eyes, shut
hard, wet with perspiration, and in the darkness I hear the sound of 30 dollars of gin and glass smash
horribly onto the floor." - Le Garçon Néurotique

Josh is one of those hidden gems of the Melbourne theatre scene and as a hidden gem has spent most of
his time in hospitality. He has produced and developed countless sketch comedy shows and comedy nights
for Fringe & Comedy Festival with "The Six" as well as numerous independent theatre productions in and
around Melbourne.

Directed by Peta Hanrahan



LISTING INFORMATION
Venue: The Dog Theatre - 42a Albert St - Footscray 3011
Preview Dates: 22/09/2009 - 22/09/2009
Season Dates: 25/09/2009 - 10/10/2009
Times/Notes: 9.30pm - Fri 25 Sept, Tues 29 Sept, Thur 8 Oct
8.00pm - Sat 26 Sept, Wed 30 Sept, Fri 9 Oct
6.45pm - Tues 22 Sept, Thur 1 Oct, Sat 10 Oct
Tickets: Preview $20.00, Conc $20.00, Full $25.00, Group $20.00, Tightarse Tues $20.00
Bookings: Festival Tix: 03 9660 9666 or www.melbournefringe.com.au

COMPANY OR ARTIST PRESS CONTACT:
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Performance
                               THE DOG THEATRE INC.
                                                Presents


  All Excellent Men - Orpheus in the Underworld
Orpheus is the story of a musician who journeys to Hades to face the God of Death and win back true love.
Along the way he meets a host of characters. There's a funk-rockin goat-man, a hip-hop ferryman and a
three-headed death-metal dog. Oats takes the emotional power of this classic Greek myth and reshapes it
for the 21st century. Lets face it, Greek myth is about the same stuff as rock music: Love, Sex and Death.
And best of all, it's passionate, rude and funny! Orpheus is raw, rockin', in your-face yarn-spinning.

'Oats is charismatic and engaging from the moment he steps on stage and *ires up the guitar…By the time
the story is over, the audience is riveted. Orpheus is excellent.' Tim Richards - The Age.

'A fabulous blend of comedy, sex and passionate emotion… extraordinary storytelling skills. Amazing. Do
NOT miss this show." Heidi McDermott - Australian Stage.

"Sensational…" The Independent Weekly

Directed by Greg Dyson



LISTING INFORMATION
Venue: The Dog Theatre - 42a Albert St - Footscray 3011
Preview Dates: 22/09/2009 - 22/09/2009
Season Dates: 23/09/2009 - 10/10/2009
Times/Notes: 9.30pm - Sat 26 Sept, Wed 30 Sept, Fri 9 Oct
8.00pm - Tues 22 Sept, Thur 1 Oct, Sat 10 Oct
6.45pm - Wed 23 Sept, Fri 2 Oct, Tues 6 Oct
Tickets: Preview $20.00, Conc $20.00, Full $25.00, Group $20.00, Tightarse Tues $20.00
Bookings: Festival Tix: 03 9660 9666 or www.melbournefringe.com.au

COMPANY OR ARTIST PRESS CONTACT:
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Performance
                                THE DOG THEATRE INC.
                                                 Presents


       All Excellent Men - The Christian Brothers
The climate of fear was sustained throughout my secondary schooling. Painful lashes on the hands and
legs, hard slaps across the face, boys dissolving into tears.

We were outsiders, Catholics in a Protestant society. Them and us, eat or be eaten.

And so Ron Blair's brother is not a bad man. He knows no other way, gated by his own history and the
forces against him. But it all came at a price, for teacher and student. Worn down by his lads and the
demands of his faith, he is exposed
as just another scared person facing his mortality.

Kevin Summers has worked as an actor, teacher (Drama, English, Aust History and Legal Studies), cafe
proprietor, railway worker, playwright and freelance journalist. He has worked as an actor for over three
decades, eight of those years as Det. Skinner in Neighbours. His stage work extends to more than sixty
productions, including Shakespeare, Brecht, Chekov & Pinter.

Written by Ron Blair



LISTING INFORMATION
Venue: The Dog Theatre - 42a Albert St - Footscray 3011
Preview Dates: 22/09/2009 - 22/09/2009
Season Dates: 23/09/2009 - 10/10/2009
Times/Notes: 9.30pm - Tues 22 Sept, Thur 1 Oct, Sat 10 Oct
8.00pm - Wed 23 Sept, Fri 2 Oct, Tues 6 Oct
6.45pm - Thur 24 Sept, Sat 3 Oct, Wed 7 Oct
Tickets: Preview $20.00, Conc $20.00, Full $25.00, Group $20.00, Tightarse Tues $20.00
Bookings: Festival Tix: 03 9660 9666 or www.melbournefringe.com.au

COMPANY OR ARTIST PRESS CONTACT:
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Performance
                                   The Dog Theatre Inc.
                                                 Presents


         All Excellent Men - The Transposed Man
The legendarily funny Ross Daniels returns to Melbourne Fringe with his brand new one person show - The
Transposed Man.

Direct from sell-out seasons of Spontaneous Broadway, Ross is going solo… or is he?

What happens when too many characters inhabit the body of one person?

See for yourself in a shape-shifting trek of pop culture pot shots and twisted impressions… The Transposed
Man.

'...a terrific performer who seems to be always vibrating slightly too fast for the human eye to perceive.'—
Inpress

Ross Daniels has worked extensively in the Australian comedy industry for over 20 years and has
performed in over 15 Melbourne Comedy Festival shows.

He hopes one day to talk exclusively to Today Tonight about his years of steroid abuse.

Directed by Peter Houghton



LISTING INFORMATION
Venue: The Dog Theatre - Footscray
Preview Dates: 24/9/2009 - 24/9/2009
Season Dates: 25/9/2009 - 9/10/2009
Times/Notes:
Thur 24th Sept, Sat 3rd & Wed 7th Oct - 9.30pm
Frid 25th & Tues 29th Sept, Thurs 8th Oct - 8pm
Sat 26th & Wed 30th Sept, Fri 9th Oct - 6.45pm
 Excluding Sun/Mo
Tickets: Preview $20., Conc $20., Full $25., Group $20., Tightarse Tues $20.
Bookings: Festival Tix: 03 9660 9666 or www.melbournefringe.com.au

COMPANY OR ARTIST PRESS CONTACT:
Peta Hanrahan, 0404512596, flyingintothesun@yahoo.com.au




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Performance
                                       The Store Room
                                                 Presents


                                      Attract/Repel
Attract/Repel is a visually and aurally stunning new work by The Melbourne Town Players.

In the second work by Melbourne's most fearless new theatre company, director Ming-Zhu Hii
(Sandwiches, Two, Y.) takes the audience on a raw, honest and insightful journey into racial identification,
discrimination, and the darkness and light inherent in Australia's many-cultured society.

Fluidly combining sound, live lighting, movement and text, Attract/Repel, pushes artistic and thematic
boundaries, averts the politically correct, and asks the questions that we have been afraid of for far too
long. Inexorably the interrogator's light turns on us all, and begins to uncover who we are, how we really
behave, and what it means to be an Australian.

Attract/Repel is uncomfortable and mesmerising viewing. The actors give some of the most courageous
performances ever seen on Melbourne's stages. Their journey is often hilarious, heart-breaking and
ultimately hopeful.

As this astonishingly generous work peels back the layers of perception and misconception, it gives us the
opportunity to face ourselves and our society openly and honestly. It provides real catharsis, leaving the
audience filled with hope and light, and deeply moved by the truths it exposes about otherness and
similarity; about you and me; us and them.

Attract/Repel is presented by The Store Room and supported by Full Tilt Creative Development and The
Auspicious Arts Incubator.
www.themelbournetownplayers.com


LISTING INFORMATION
Venue: The Store Room
Preview Dates: 16/9/2009 - 18/9/2009
Season Dates: 19/9/2009 - 10/10/2009
Times/Notes: Tuesday - Sunday 7pm (approx 60 mins running time) Excluding Mondays
Tickets: Preview $15.00, Conc $20.00, Full $30.00, Group $20.00
Bookings: Festival Tix: 03 9660 9666 or www.melbournefringe.com.au

COMPANY OR ARTIST PRESS CONTACT:
Samantha Chater, 0403 948 764, samanthachater@gmail.com




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Performance
                                              PlotLIVE
                                                 Presents


                                    Belle's Paradise
Self-deprecating and semi-autobiographical, Belle's Paradise is about discovering how love and life
changes us and whether what you learn in ten years helps or hurts you. Awkwardly poetic and
unashamedly honest, this solo performance will leave you questioning whether growing up is really all that
necessary.

Written in 2000, Belle's Paradise told the story of young Belle and her longing to understand love and
relationships. Romance novels and 1990s power ballads shaped her idealistic notion of love and when
faced with real-life relationships, Belle feared her dreams were impossible.

Performed for the first time in 2009, Belle's Paradise is now the story of the play's 27 year-old author who
discovers the script in the dusty storage box of her memory, only to find Belle a little embarrassing.
Deconstructing Belle's youthful angst, the 27 year-old explores her own more 'serious' plans for the future.
She surrounds herself with news bulletins, lists of things to do and much better music. But confronted by
her present-day fears and cynicism, the 27 year-old begins to wonder why she bothered growing up at all.

After a stint in the writing department of Neighbours, Sarah Hillman-Stolz returns to her first love -
independent theatre. Informed by her training with New York's SITI Company, her performance work is
characterized by strong physicality and detailed composition. Her interest in biographical performance has
led her to investigate her own story in Belle's Paradise.



LISTING INFORMATION
Venue: Evatt Room Level 1, Trades Hall Corner of Victoria & Lygon Streets Carlton
Preview Dates: 29/09/2009 - 29/09/2009
Season Dates: 30/09/2009 - 10/10/2009
Times/Notes: Starting Time: 9:15pm
Running Time: 45 mins Excluding Monday 5 October
Tickets: Preview $13.00, Conc $14.00, Full $18.00, Group $14.00, Tightarse Tues $13.00
Bookings: Festival Tix: 03 9660 9666 or www.melbournefringe.com.au

COMPANY OR ARTIST PRESS CONTACT:
Virginia Kay, 0412 850 519, virginia@plot.net.au




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Performance
                                               BuSTCo
                                                  Presents


                                      Bye Bye Birdie
'Bye Bye Birdie' tells the story of how struggling songwriter Albert Peterson and his secretary/long-time
girlfriend Rose Alvarez hatch a plan to get rock idol Conrad Birdie to appear on the Ed Sullivan Show,
before symbolically kissing a young lady goodbye in his last public appearance before joining the army.
Complications then arise as the New Yorkers descend on Sweet Apple, the lucky girl's hometown.

'Bye Bye Birdie' has all the hallmarks of a traditional music theatre show - classic orchestrations,
memorable songs, relatable characters and timeless themes - enabling the performers to showcase their
full capabilities.

This production of 'Bye Bye Birdie' optimises sound and lighting to provide the audience with a
comprehensive 1950s experience.

Nostalgic illustration, infused with noir-esque elements form the backdrop for this quirky yet classic
Broadway musical, while staying true to the naivety of its 1950s monochromatic aesthetic.

Music by Charles Strouse. Book By Michael Stewart. Lyrics by Lee Adams.

Director: Tyler Hess. Choreographer: Ashley Gledhill. Vocal Director: Georgia Brooks. Music Director:
Malcom Huddle.

Featuring: Daniel Hearn, Katie Sowden, Maverick De Leon, Eloise Cassidy.



LISTING INFORMATION
Venue: Cromwell Road Theatre, 27A Cromwell Road, South Yarra
Preview Dates: 17/09/2009 - 20/09/2009
Season Dates: 22/09/2009 - 26/09/2009
Times/Notes: 8pm. Matinee show 20/09 at 2pm.
Tickets: Preview $30.00, Conc $28.00, Full $30.00
Bookings: Festival Tix: 03 9660 9666 or www.melbournefringe.com.au

COMPANY OR ARTIST PRESS CONTACT:
Jemma Bald, 0404891437, jemmabald@gmail.com




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Performance
                      Monash University Student Theatre
                                                 Presents


                             Can't Pay? Won't Pay!
Monash University Student Theatre continues to bring professional work to Melbourne audiences with their
latest production, 'Can't Pay? Won't Pay!'

By acclaimed satirist and Nobel Prize winner Dario Fo, 'Can't Pay? Won't Pay!' takes the self-reductionist
movement of 1960s Italy and warps it into a fast-paced, wise-cracking farce with heart. In the face of
overwhelming poverty, a group of Milanese women, led by the indomitable Antonia, decide they have
finally had enough, and 'liberate' the groceries in the local supermarket. To avoid discovery, they hide the
food in the stomachs of their dresses, and suddenly, to the confusion of their husbands, all the
townswomen are pregnant. Throw in a communist sergeant and a fascist inspector (who look disarmingly
similar), and the result is barely controlled, hilarious chaos.

MUST Director Luc Favre grounds the production in the traditions of comedy from commedia dell'arte to
Buster Keaton-esque clowning, giving 'Can't Pay? Won't Pay!' a timeless air with a modern flair. With a
team of passionate young actors and technicians, Favre is committed to creating a brave, exciting
interpretation of the text.

With its transparent parities with our own economically challenged world, 'Can't Pay? Won't Pay!' takes the
audience on a breakneck journey that reminds us that even in the direst situation is the chance to laugh
until your sides ache.



LISTING INFORMATION
Venue: M.U.S.T Space, Campus Centre (Bld 10), Monash University Clayton
Preview Dates: -// - -//
Season Dates: 8/10/2009 - 10/10/2009
Times/Notes: 8pm. Excluding -
Tickets: Conc $13.00, Full $16.00
Bookings: Festival Tix: 03 9660 9666 or www.melbournefringe.com.au

COMPANY OR ARTIST PRESS CONTACT:
Bea Valenzuela, 0431 253 931, n.bea.valenzuela@gmail.com




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Performance
                            FULL TILT at the Arts Centre
                                                  Presents


               Candy Bowers in Who's That Chik?
A hip hop tale of a brown girl with big dreams
Written and performed by Candy Bowers
Original Beats Production and Sound Design by Busty Beats

After the smashing success of Sista She and The House of The Holy Bootay in 2007 at the Melbourne
International Comedy Festival, the Adelaide Cabaret Festival, and the Edinburgh Fringe and winning a
British Council for the Arts 'Realise Your Dream Award' in 2008, Candy Bowers is back at the Arts Centre
and this time she's flying solo.

 "I decided it was time to tell my story" says Candy B. "I am an anomaly in the Aussie entertainment
industry; a hip hop artist, a comic and an actor all wrapped up in a big brown girl's body." Who's That
Chik? is an autobiographical romp through the highs and lows of being Candy Bowers, born to South
African parents in North Dandenong, Victoria. From being the only brown girl in ballet class at Sena Bird
Dance Academy, where she played the Brown Dwarf in Snow White and the Brown Duck in Mother Goose,
to being the only brown girl in drama class at NIDA, Candy B is putting it all on the slab.

Who's That Chik? is funny, personal and political with plenty of sass and a pinch of Lionel Richie to boot.
Told in the style of hip hop theatre, the show is a mix of rap, spoken word, street dance, jazz ballet and
video, all served up with Candy B's razor-sharp trademark hip hop comedy.



LISTING INFORMATION
Venue: The Arts Centre, Fairfax Studio
Preview Dates: 29/09/09 - 29/09/09
Season Dates: 30/09/09 - 04/10/09
Times/Notes: Tues - Sat @ 8pm and Fri - Sun @ 4pm

BOOKINGS:theartscentre.com.au*,
1300 182 183* or the Arts Centre Box Office. * Transaction fee applies
Tickets: Preview $14.00, Conc $23.00, Full $28.00, Group $20.00
Bookings: Festival Tix: 03 9660 9666 or www.melbournefringe.com.au

COMPANY OR ARTIST PRESS CONTACT:
Kathryn Ross, 0411 286 500, kathrynross@optusnet.com.au




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Performance
                                    Claire Hollingsworth
                                                  Presents


              Claire Hollingsworth: Show and Tell
Claire Hollingsworth: Show and Tell (and a little bit of song).

Some loose change, a book, some poison, a newspaper clipping, a stick, a half eaten kebab and a guitar...
Prepare to be moved.
Birthed in Perth, on sojourn in Melbourne, Claire has made a few pit stops in between. Switzerland, where
she tied a guitar to a backpack and headed out walking one day. Portugal, where she hung up her boots 3
months later. Cottesloe, where she befriended a rat. Kalgoorlie, where she peered into the collective
conscience of the largest man-made hole on earth. And more recently, Fitzroy, where she stumbled upon a
dressing table...

With two EPs in the last two years ("Open for Misinterpretation" and "Waiting on Fate") and a nomination
for WAM Song of the Year (2008), Claire has serenaded the young, the old and the somewhere in-
betweens in Perth, Broome, Darwin, Sydney and Melbourne. She is currently writing songs with students
at the School on the Hill in Brunswick, including the as yet unrecorded "Connie the Cow", "Tappy the Tap
Dancing Spider", and "Who ate my Sandwich!?"

In her first Fringe Festival appearance, Claire will present a musical show and tell with stories, songs, and
a few miscellaneous items that she has collected along the way. To answer pressing questions such as
"who ate what sandwich?", she will be joined by some special guests from the School on the Hill.


LISTING INFORMATION
Venue: Evatt Room, Trades Hall
Preview Dates: 29/09/2009 - 29/09/2009
Season Dates: 30/09/2009 - 04/09/2009
Times/Notes: 7.00 PM - 7.45 PM
Tickets: Preview $13.00, Conc $13.00, Full $16.00, Group $13.00
Bookings: Festival Tix: 03 9660 9666 or www.melbournefringe.com.au

COMPANY OR ARTIST PRESS CONTACT:
Claire Hollingsworth, 0431390900, claireholl@hotmail.com




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Performance
                                          Transit Theatre
                                                   Presents


                                           Copernicus
What led an unassuming churchman to overthrow thousands of years of science and astronomy in one
single act?

Set amongst the spectacular 180° star-filled skies of the Melbourne Planetarium's SkyDome, Copernicus is
a solo physical theatre piece by Melbourne artist Sam Davison, taking audiences on a dreamlike voyage
inside the mind of the brilliant, yet shy, Polish renaissance astronomer.

Before Galileo there was Copernicus, who in 1543 while on his deathbed, published the groundbreaking
theory that the Sun, and not the Earth, was the centre of the universe and the hub about which all planets
revolved.

His theory was first published in 1543, however he wrote it some thirty years previously. Why would he
withhold it for so long?

Copernicus' legacy initiated one of the greatest shifts in scientific thinking, setting off a chain of events
that saw science declared an enemy and men like Galileo persecuted and killed for espousing the new
beliefs.

With 2009 being the International Year of Astronomy, it's time to shine a light on the life of Copernicus
and get inside his head!

Copernicus is a truly immersive sensory experience, complimented by the raised stage of the Planetarium,
reclining 45 degree angled seats, multimedia, special effects and richly layered surround sound.

Copernicus has been made possible through the sponsorship and support of the Melbourne Planetarium at
Scienceworks, courtesy of Museum Victoria.

www.transittheatre.com/copernicus


LISTING INFORMATION
Venue: SkyDome Theatre, Melbourne Planetarium, Scienceworks: 2 Booker Street Spotswood
Preview Dates: 15/09/2009 - 15/09/2009
Season Dates: 16/09/2009 - 04/10/2009
Times/Notes: Tuesday 15 September, 8:00pm; Wednesdays and Saturdays 8:00pm; Sundays 6:00pm
Excluding Mondays, Tuesdays (apart from preview), Thursdays, Fridays
Tickets: Preview $18.00, Conc $22.00, Full $26.00
Bookings: Festival Tix: 03 9660 9666 or www.melbournefringe.com.au

COMPANY OR ARTIST PRESS CONTACT:
TS Publicity, (03) 9419 8837 or 0411 145 105, zoe@tspublicity.com.au




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Performance
       Heist Productions as part of St Martin's 'Threshold'
                            program
                                                Presents


                   Crook'Ed: A 1930s Crime Caper
Sharp, Fast, and Crook'Ed - A 1930s Crime Caper!

HEIST Productions, Melbourne's newest and most audacious theatre company, brings you Crook'Ed - a
sharp-shootin', fast-talkin' criminal comedy to be performed as part of the 2009 Melbourne Fringe Festival.

It's Chicago, 1931: the height of prohibition, and the era of Public Enemies. Notorious crime boss Al
Capone hires a rogue gallery of legendary criminals to rob the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago... the only
hitch is, someone's a dirty snitch.

Dispensing with dull things such as portentous politics, post-modern pretentiousness, and odious social
commentary, HEIST aims to bring back the art of THE STORY in ever more spectacular, thrilling and -
above all - explosive ways.

No set. Just 6 crates, 9 actors, 5 bent hoods and a web of double-crosses. Got it, Mac?

Equal parts screwball comedy, physical theatre, and radio play, Crook'Ed throws the audience in the thick
of the action, replicating the tone, structure and sheer spectacle of the serialised radio drama, live on
stage.

So grab a gun, check your ammo, light that fuse, because when this town blows, you'll be asking one
thing: Who do you trust, when everyone's Crook'Ed?



LISTING INFORMATION
Venue: St Martins Youth Arts Centre - Irene Mitchell Studio, 28 St Martins Lane, South Yarra
Season Dates: 23/09/2009 - 26/09/2009
Times/Notes: 7pm daily; Matinee on 26 September at 5pm
Tickets: Full $18.00
Bookings: Festival Tix: 03 9660 9666 or www.melbournefringe.com.au

COMPANY OR ARTIST PRESS CONTACT:
Alex Talamo, 0417 035 902, heistproductions@hotmail.com




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Performance
                                        MILKE presents
                                                  Presents


                                    DONNA & DAMO
'Donna and Damo: an Asexual Love Story' is a tale about hope, illusion and the concept of true love. It is a
show that focuses' on the realities we choose to believe in, and the importance of finding out who you
really are.

The story revolves around Donna (Collins), who works as a telemarketer selling glamour photography
portrait sittings to women in the Outback, and Damo (Kennedy), a self-appointed spellchecker, who's
doing his bit to help the world by correcting its restaurant menus, product packaging, and various light
reading matter. After being thrust together on a mission to find an elusive glamour photographer,
discoveries are made and love blossoms...kind of.

Collins and Kennedy are partners on stage as well as in life, but thankfully this particular love story will
spare audiences from having to see them pash. "We wanted to explore how love can develop on stage if
the characters have no desire for physical intimacy" says Collins. "Which of course has no basis in reality"
adds Kennedy, nervously looking at her.

This is Collins' and Kennedy's first production together, following on from Collins' sell-out success with her
solo show Nothing Extraordinary Ever Happens in Toowoomba (Ever) at last year's Melbourne Fringe and
Kennedy's numerous acclaimed performances as a solo and ensemble performer during the last seven
Melbourne Fringe, Adelaide Fringe and Melbourne International Comedy Festivals.



LISTING INFORMATION
Venue: Festival Hub - The Loft, Lithuanian Club, 44 Errol St, North Melbourne
Preview Dates: 01/01/0100 - 01/01/000
Season Dates: 25/09/2009 - 10/10/2009
Times/Notes: 18:45 Tues - Sat
17:45 Sundays Excluding Monday
Tickets: Conc $13.00, Full $18.00, Group $13.00, Tightarse Tues $10.00
Bookings: Festival Tix: 03 9660 9666 or www.melbournefringe.com.au

COMPANY OR ARTIST PRESS CONTACT:
MILKE - Laura Milke Garner, 03 9489 9225 / 0418 343 255, laura@milke.com.au




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Performance
                                       Terrible Comfort
                                                 Presents


                           Everything Will Be Okay
Everything Will Be Okay is an experiment in design and narrative.

Doug is a soft toy who works a job he hates, lives in a city he despises and is being tormented by visions
of South American Communists. Debbie, his long term plush toy girlfriend, begins to think something
might be wrong with him when she discovers a small nuclear device left out on their kitchen table. Debbie
enlists the aid of Doug's visions to try and stop him blowing up poling booths across Australia before Kevin
Rudd can be elected el presidente.

Everything Will Be Okay uses digital media, traditional craft techniques, diorama and digital sound design
in a static performance influenced by flash animation.

Designed for an audience limited to twelve people a night, the performance style of Everything Will Be
Okay is what happens when doll house dolls are left to develop a society based on Ayn Rand and the
Mayan end time prophecy.

Terrible Comfort is exploring the reification of public and private space using performance, digital media
and traditional craft in an ongoing exploration of beauty and the absurd.

Terrible Comfort is a new project from Theatre in Decay's Robert Reid and Omnific Assembly's Sayraphim
Lothian.



LISTING INFORMATION
Venue: 45 Downstairs
Preview Dates: 23/09/2009 - 23/09/2009
Season Dates: 24/09/2009 - 3/10/2009
Times/Notes: 9.15 pm start, except sunday 27.09 - 7.15 pm start Excluding Mondays & Tuesdays
Tickets: Preview $10.00, Conc $15.00, Full $20.00
Bookings: Festival Tix: 03 9660 9666 or www.melbournefringe.com.au

COMPANY OR ARTIST PRESS CONTACT:
Terrible Comfort - Robert Reid, 0417 326 691, burst.signal.symphony@gmail.com




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Performance
                      Sissies and Sluts Theatre Company
                                                 Presents


                   Holy Sissies and Sluts Batman!
Gotham is under attack by the likes of vile vindictive and very, very mean villains and it's up to one man
to save this doomed city; that man is the Dark Knight himself; the Batman! All goes wrong for our beloved
Batsy when the clinically insane and hopelessly romantic Harley Quinn rescues her puddin' from his prison
cell at Arkham Asylum; that Clown Prince of Crime; the Joker! Soon the dreadful duo joins forces with the
likes of Gotham's super sadistic psychopaths! With the Penguin's obsessive lustful longing for all things
ornithological, Poison Ivy's perverted prowess in genetically engineering local flora with the help of the
genetically retarded and the broken hearted Riddler's rabid reciting of ridiculous riddles all in the name of
revenge all under the super sensuous supervision of the Catwoman's purrrrrfectly passionate pussy is
there any hope for our beloved Caped Crusader?!?!
Will Batman succumb to the Catwoman's powerfully persuasive pussy? Will the Joker ever get to the punch
line of his endlessly entertaining yet aimless joke? Will Poison Ivy's hordes of retards germinate garish
Gotham City?

"Holy indie-terrorist theatre companies Batman!"

Melbourne's notorious and fabulously fiendish shock theatre troupe Sissies and Sluts bring you a
powerhouse of perversion with a homage to all things Caped Crusader related in this two act maniacal
masterpiece!!


LISTING INFORMATION
Venue: Pony Bar, 68 Little Collins St, Melbourne
Season Dates: 24/09/2009 - 27/09/2009
Times/Notes: 7pm
Tickets: Conc $15.00, Full $20.00
Bookings: Festival Tix: 03 9660 9666 or www.melbournefringe.com.au

COMPANY OR ARTIST PRESS CONTACT:
Sissies and Sluts Theatre Company, 0432 470 695, sissiesandsluts@gmail.com




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Performance
                                    Little Ones Theatre
                                                   Presents


     Home Economics written by Declan Greene
A five-course black-comic digust-ation from the warped minds of Declan Greene and Little Ones Theatre…

Based on a series of photographs by James Giles, Home Economics is an episodic exploration of food, sex,
and history. Each scene is punctuated by characters' relationships with dough, sugar, meat, onions, and
aphrodisiacs, exposing the slimy inner-workings that lie beneath domestic facades.
1.Teachers are sexually attracted to students who like to cover themselves in flour.
2.Girls eat candy bars until their teeth fall out.
3.Lesbian romance novelists suck cock and find intimacy with market researchers.
4.Men attempt to seduce disinterested prostitutes with fine dining, champagne, and black eyes.
5.Caged women are actually prized ham.

They say that food brings people together, and Greene's episodic satire does this. But this is not the
wholesome family dinner. In "Home Economics" our darkest fantasies are brought to the table and dished
out to play with.

"Greene is a major talent. His career will be watched with much interest."
THE AGE
"Nicolazzo's outrageous style [is] unique and engaging… he should win something for original direction"
Aussie Theatre.com

For information check out -littleonestheatre.org

DIRECTOR: STEPHEN NICOLAZZO WRITER: DECLAN GREENE
DESIGNERS-SET: DAIANA VOINESCU COSTUME: CHLOE GREAVES LIGHTING: KATIE SFEDKIDIS SOUND:
KEITH MCDOUGALL
With: Russ Pirie, Pip Edwards, Josh Futcher, Catherine Commander, Adrian Darakai, Carly Hulls


LISTING INFORMATION
Venue: The Store Room, Level 1 Parkview Hotel, Cnr Scotchmer & St Georges Rd, North Fitzroy
Preview Dates: 29/09/2009 - 29/09/2009
Season Dates: 30/09/2009 - 10/10/2009
Times/Notes: 9.30pm
Tickets: Preview $10.00, Conc $17.00, Full $22.00, Tightarse Tues $10.00
Bookings: Festival Tix: 03 9660 9666 or www.melbournefringe.com.au

COMPANY OR ARTIST PRESS CONTACT:
Laura Milke Garner, 03 9489 9225 / 0418 343 255, laura@milke.com.au




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Performance
                                          A is for Atlas
                                                 Presents


                        In the absence of sunlight
In the absence of sunlight
- a one on one live art event

I'm glad I've seen you - can we make a time to meet? Call me…

Artists: Tamara Searle, Katerina Kokkinos-Kennedy, Dayna Morrissey, Danny Pettingill, Ivanka Sokol, Xan
Colman.

The performance experience is suitable only for one person (or one couple) at a time. Please note
audiences will be called to be advised of exact meeting location once they have booked their tickets.
Bookings essential.

www.aisforatlas.org.au/absence

Supported by the Punctum Seedpod initiative



LISTING INFORMATION
Venue: Undisclosed. Once you have booked your ticket, you will be contacted and informed of the address,
directions and other necessary information.
Season Dates: 24/09/2009 - 11/10/2009
Times/Notes: 6.30pm, 7.15pm and 8.00pm each night of performance (Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun). Excluding Mon,
Tue, Wed (no show these days)
Tickets: Conc $15.00, Full $25.00
Bookings: Festival Tix: 03 9660 9666 or www.melbournefringe.com.au

COMPANY OR ARTIST PRESS CONTACT:
Xan Colman, 0414 912 969, xan@aisforatlas.org.au




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Performance
                                          Zooanthrope
                                                 Presents


                                              Invert!
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to become another person? To change your sex, race or
species? With a mannequin and a magic box, Zooanthrope look at the lives of notorious Sydney
transexual Eugenia Falleni, Michael Jackson, and themselves and ask - where does the desire to become
'other' come from?

Written, designed, directed and performed by Lexi Freiman and Pip Smith, with original music composed
and performed live by Aidan Roberts Invert! is DIY visual theatre at its best!

Zooanthrope is a new Sydney based theatre duo dedicated to fusing engaging, original writing with
concept art and visual theatre. Pip Smith has had short stories and poems published in Voiceworks, Going
Down Swinging, and Phoenix and is the co-creator and organiser of Syndey's monthly new writing event
PENGUIN plays ROUGH, which hosted the Imperial Panda Festival's Erotic Fan Fiction, was programmed as
part of the 2009 Sydney Writers Festival, and has launched books and magazines such as Going Down
Swinging.

Lexi Freiman had her first full length play produced by Griffin Theatre Company in 2005, and regularly
performs with the Bell Shakespeare Company.

And last but not least Aidan Roberts is everyone's favourite singer-song writer/ guitarist fronting both
psychedelic rock band Belles Will Ring and experimental folk band The Maple Trail. He also writes crazy
stories and likes Star Wars. A lot.


LISTING INFORMATION
Venue: Festival Hub - Meeting Room - Arts House, North Melbourne Town Hall
Season Dates: 25/9/2009 - 2/10/2009
Times/Notes: 6.45pm (Sunday - 5.45pm)
Running time - 45 mins Excluding Monday 28/9/2009
Tickets: Conc $15.00, Full $18.00, Group $13.00, Tightarse Tues $13.00
Bookings: Festival Tix: 03 9660 9666 or www.melbournefringe.com.au

COMPANY OR ARTIST PRESS CONTACT:
Pip Smith, 0438 747 677, pip.c.smith@gmail.com




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Performance
   Kayler-Ozer in partnership with Strut & Fret Production
                           House
                                                  Presents


                                                  IRIS
A MAGICAL, YET DISTURBING JOURNEY OF MEMORIES AND IMAGINATION PREMIERS AT THE 2009
MELBOURNE FRINGE FESTIVAL.

'Maybe Iris was only friends with us when we had a trailer and a pool?'

Set in a rural Australian landscape Iris is part play; using language that reveals something of us all, part
dance; somewhat sophisticated, yet somehow daggy, but mostly fun, with cardigans and a dash of
melancholy.

Aberdeen and Abigail are stuck on the side of the road in the middle of nowhere and stuck in their memory
of their imagined friend, Iris. Together they remember Iris, tell stories about Iris and pretend to be Iris
themselves as a way of keeping her alive.

Created and performed by Gulsen Ozer and Dani-Ela Kayler; Iris is inspired and influenced by Peggy
Phelan's writings in 'Unmarked', animation, and Charles Blackman's 'Alice' series, as well as experiences
from the artists own backyards.

Gulsen recently presented a short work 'Phoenix' (Theatreworks) and curated 'Girls on Boys' (Dancehouse
2008), nominated for an Australian Dance Award.

Dani-Ela performed in the 2005 Melbourne Fringe presenting 'insides/outside' with Gulsen, and has
recently returned from choreographing two works in Switzerland.

Living in a highly visual culture, we all place value and meaning on what can be seen, but what about the
power of what remains unseen?

Be drawn into a delicate and fragile world full of secrets and childhood memory and discover this bold and
playful tragicomedy.


LISTING INFORMATION
Venue: Festival Hub - Rehearsal Room - Arts House, North Melbourne Town Hall
Season Dates: 25/09/2009 - 10/10/2009
Times/Notes: Tuesdays - Saturdays 7:45pm, Sundays 6:45pm
* Group bookings minimum of 10 people
 Excluding Mondays
Tickets: Conc $15.00, Full $20.00, Group $15.00, Tightarse Tues $15.00
Bookings: Festival Tix: 03 9660 9666 or www.melbournefringe.com.au

COMPANY OR ARTIST PRESS CONTACT:
Gulsen Ozer, 0425 782 761, missgulsen@yahoo.com.au




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Performance
                                     The Backyard Bard
                                                 Presents


                          Jesus: According to Luke
SCOTTISH ANGELS, MILK CRATES AND JESUS: STORYTELLER PERFORMS GOSPEL WORD-FOR-WORD

Robert Turnbull, from The Backyard Bard, performs Luke's Gospel word-for-word in an epic feat of
memory. In the tradition of Alec McCowen's 1978 Tony nominated performance of Mark's Gospel, 'Jesus:
According to Luke' reveals the drama residing in this ancient biblical text. Using merely a chair and two
milk crates, Robert recreates each scene and character using the powerful craft of storytelling.

Melbourne theatre company, The Backyard Bard, has produced Shakespearean and Biblical Storytelling
productions since 2003. Robert has played lead roles in 'Daniel' (2005), 'Elijah' (2007) and 'Elisha' (2008).
He also directed 'Esther' in the 2006 Melbourne Fringe Festival. He is performing both 'Jesus: According to
Luke' and 'The Book of Revelation' in the 2009 Melbourne Fringe Festival. This means he will have
performed almost 25% of the New Testament and 9% of the entire Bible.

The Gospel of Luke was written in the second half of the first century by a doctor who used
eye‐witness sources to compile his chronicle of Jesus' life. His account presents a radical Jesus,
despised for his scandalous social behaviour and celebrated by outsiders and the destitute.

Told with humour, passion and even Scottish angels, 'Jesus: According to Luke' will appeal to both the
Homer Simpsons and the Ned Flanders among us.

For more information, see our website: http://www.thebackyardbard.com/Luke/


LISTING INFORMATION
Venue: James Squire Brewhouse - G16/439 Docklands Drv. Docklands
Season Dates: 4/10/2009 - 4/10/2009
Times/Notes: Sunday, Oct. 4th ‐ 10:30am & 6pm
See our website for other non-Fringe shows: http://www.thebackyardbard.com/Luke/performances.php
Fringe shows sponsored by Docklands Church.
Tickets: Free Show
Bookings: Festival Tix: 03 9660 9666 or www.melbournefringe.com.au

COMPANY OR ARTIST PRESS CONTACT:
Robert Turnbull, 0422544511, rob@thebackyardbard.com




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Performance
                                         Justine Sless
                                                Presents


  Justine Sless Presents Bench Press a Kitschen
                   Sink Drama
Come for a rolling pin ride through first wave, second wave, right through to Microwave Feminism. Bench
Press is the new feminist publishing house, where saucy is just ketchup and the great tidal wave of crumbs
is always met with a soggy dishcloth.

Sless - a committed bench marker and cereal cleaner - welcomes you to The Bench, the archetypal
stronghold of women throughout history - a place where control is exercised, great cakes are made and
fulfillment is freshly squeezed out sponge.

Bench Press was reviewed during its Melbourne International Comedy Festival Season as being "feminist
satire at its best: restrained, subtle, intelligent, thought provoking and slightly insane." RHUM REVIEW

Sless acknowledges the kind support of the Queen Victoria Women's Centre

Sless is a consummate performer in the not for profit sector and in local government.Bench Press is Sless'
fourth solo show.

Sless has worked with ROARHOUSE (a non-profit, vibrant, socially inclusive live showcase of music,
spoken word, poetry and performance arts and artists, including those marginalised, disadvantaged and/
or challenged with mental health issues)

Sless is currently working with SPARC on their new performance Hitch Hiker (SPARC Theatre is a weekly
performance project which engages participants who experience barriers to participation in community
activities due to their substance related brain impairment, mental illness and disabilities.)



LISTING INFORMATION
Venue: The Victoria Room - Queen Victoria Womens Centre, 210 Lonsdale Street
Season Dates: 26/9/2009 - 3/10/2009
Times/Notes: 1pm -2pm
Each session families, mothers and babies are welcome. Wheelchair access.
Great show for city workers at lunch time and it's FREE! Excluding TUE WED THUR & FRI
Tickets: Free Show
Bookings: Festival Tix: 03 9660 9666 or www.melbournefringe.com.au

COMPANY OR ARTIST PRESS CONTACT:
Justine Sless, 0405329633, justinesless@yahoo.com




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Performance
                                            Grit Theatre
                                                  Presents


                                           Maelstrom
You wait for your washing. Next to you, a woman climbs into a spinning dryer. A man screams into the
drum of an empty machine. A stranger kisses your neck.

Maelstrom is a revealing microcosm of modern society set in an urban Laundromat. By turns hilarious,
terrifying and heartbreaking, it will reveal how the places you visit can change your life. Presented in the
intimate surrounds of Northcote's Willow Bar, Maelstrom is what happens when a group of people are
forced to react, cope, love and hate in a tiny room full of humming machines and swirling water.

The show has been partly scripted, and partly devised by the Grit Theatre ensemble. The result is a
mesmerising physical landscape melded with a collection of intertwined stories, exploring the highs and
lows of a group of people who share a Laundromat. Maelstrom will give a voyeur's view into the group's
private lives; the audience will experience a relationship falling apart, a heart being mended, revenge
being sought, compulsions being acted on, and follow the group as they find a dark humour in even the
toughest moments of their lives.

Grit Theatre is a new independent ensemble, committed to the production of new works. We aim to
experiment with the art of storytelling, using non-traditional performance creation to find truth under the
facade of traditional theatre. The company consists of six Melbourne theatre makers, and Maelstrom will
be Grit Theatre's debut performance.



LISTING INFORMATION
Venue: Willow Bar, 222 High St, Northcote
Season Dates: 29/09/2009 - 10/10/2009
Times/Notes: All performances start at 7.00pm Excluding 4th & 5th October.
Tickets: Conc $18.00, Full $20.00, Tightarse Tues $15.00
Bookings: Festival Tix: 03 9660 9666 or www.melbournefringe.com.au

COMPANY OR ARTIST PRESS CONTACT:
Laura Hughes, 0419204586, grittheatre@gmail.com




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Performance
                             The Living Room Theatre Co.
                                                   Presents


Man 40 seeks Woman with Good Legs & Billie: A
                Double Bill
Pain and beauty collide head on in two bold works inspired by Tim Winton's THE RIDERS.

Man 40 seeks Woman with Good Legs gives voice to the ghostly character of Jennifer. Using the clues
Winton leaves in the book, St Anne organises them together with startling imagery in a sexy and haunting
new work. This production is part installation, part movement, part theatre.
Speaking, projecting and moving Winton's text - it tells the back story of Jennifer Scully.
"A winner of a show… [St Anne's] vision is rich and complex, a pulsing emotional beat driving it forward…
such a sexy and haunting piece..." Richard Murphet

Billie - a girl, a swing and underpants
Billie uses the "what if?" stimuli that Winton used when he approach writing The RIDERS. Her mother has
left her in a doorway of light wearing nothing but a pair of white underpants, a packing box, clinging to an
old family recipe and the haunting question of what if?" Deftly weaving together an enigmatic film and
sound score together with the delicately nuanced performance by Michelle St.Anne Billie immerses the
viewer in visually rich territory and leaves you pondering the myriad of possibilities of what did, might
have, or didn't actually happen.

Billie. "Evocative and atmospheric ... the story of Billie unravels slowly ... in a poignant and delightful.


LISTING INFORMATION
Venue: fortyfivedownstairs
Season Dates: 07/10/2009 - 11/10/2009
Times/Notes: Oct 7 - 10: 7:30pm; 8:30pm
Oct 11 4:30pm; 5:30pm
Tickets: Conc $18.00, Full $25.00, Group $18.00
Bookings: Festival Tix: 03 9660 9666 or www.melbournefringe.com.au

COMPANY OR ARTIST PRESS CONTACT:
Michelle St.Anne, 02 9279 1771, michelle.stanne@au.pimco.com




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Performance
                                  shouting in dim rooms
                                                  Presents


                                Meet me at The End
Apocalypse is here. Take shelter in the Campbell Arcade, deep below the burning city and witness award
winning writer Briohny Doyle's extraordinary spoken word monologue about disaster, the movies,
obsession and The End of everything

Set on the final day for planet earth, Meet me at The End moves from evocative poem to film studies
essay to theatrical monologue investigating nuclear fear, fatalist obsession, our attraction to disaster and
the way we construct meaning in narrative.

Briohny Doyle has performed her original spoken word at the Art Gallery of New South Wales, The
Museum of Contemporary Art Sydney, The Sydney and Melbourne Writer's Festivals. In 2005 she co-wrote
and starred in the Sydney Festival sell out show 'Slamming' which received rave reviews including:

"Work like this gives the lie to the stereotype of a passive, button-pressing generation, and the other
stereotype of poetry as a dead, musty form. This work is passionate, deeply enjoyable and demands
attention. More please." - Sydney Morning Herald

Meet me at The End has been developed with the assistance of a prestigious Australia Council for the Arts
New Work Grant for emerging writers.



LISTING INFORMATION
Venue: Campbell Arcade, Degraves St, Melbourne
Season Dates: 29/9/2009 - 10/10/2009
Times/Notes: Dates are only: 29 & 30 Sept, 1, 3, 8, 9 & 10 Oct.
Start 8pm
Tickets: Full $5.00
Bookings: Festival Tix: 03 9660 9666 or www.melbournefringe.com.au

COMPANY OR ARTIST PRESS CONTACT:
Briohny Doyle, 0410 857 333, largeflightlessbird@hotmail.com




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Performance
        Melbourne Writers' Theatre and BOObook Theatre
                                                   Presents


                                           Melborn09
Four short plays
Born and bred in Melbourne

The Spider in the Rose by Deidre Oliver
The Monkey on His Back by Cerise De Gelder
Loop by Therese Cloonan
Bathing with Tadpoles by Stephen Nichols

Characters from all walks of life tell stories close to our hearts and close to the bone.

Quirky, suspenseful and disturbing, Melborn09 presents four short plays by Melbourne writers. Melborn09
takes you on a journey through the highs and deep deep lows of life that's delightful, brain bending and
will leave you squirming in your seat.

The Spider in the Rose by Deidre Oliver. Carl's on the run from the police. He falls, injured and alone, into
a creepy cave inhabited by a creepier girl.

The Monkey on His Back by Cerise De Gelder. Is he Gonzo or Guido? A comedy about a crime, mistaken
identity and a disappearing and reappearing monkey.

Loop by Therese Cloonan. One boy and two girls caught in an existential love triangle.

Bathing with Tadpoles by Stephen Nichols. Two guys in search of their tadpoles take a trip down memory-
river.

Melbourne Writers' Theatre (MWT) joins BOObook Theatre to produce the 8th season of the successful
Melborn short play festival. The plays were chosen by Sue Lindsay, Fiona McQueen and Nicole Smith at
BOObook Theatre from submissions by MWT writers.

Melbourne Writers' Theatre - established 1982 by Jack Hibberd to help Australian playwrights develop their
scripts
BOObook Theatre - established 2004 to tell the stories of our community


LISTING INFORMATION
Venue: Carlton Courthouse, 349 Drummond Street, Carlton 3053
Season Dates: 7/10/2009 - 11/10/2009
Times/Notes: 8pm 7, 8, 9, 10 October
3pm 10 October
5pm 11 October
Tickets: Conc $18.00, Full $22.00
Bookings: Festival Tix: 03 9660 9666 or www.melbournefringe.com.au

COMPANY OR ARTIST PRESS CONTACT:
BOObook Theatre - Sue Lindsay T: 0409 191 148 E: boobooktheatre@hotmail.com, Fiona McQueen T:
0417 342 108 E: fimac@bigpond.com, Nicole Smith T: 0416 275 806 E: nicole.smith18@gmail.com




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Performance
          The Husk Theatre and Drama With A Difference
                      Performance Group
                                                 Presents


                                  Multiple Moments
The Husk Theatre is a new addition to Melbourne's professional theatre spaces. Initiated by actors Michele
Williams, Mark Wilson and Tristan Meecham, The Husk Theatre's aim is to provide a space for experienced
and emerging performing artists to work with passion in a space that provides them with all the needs of a
viable and professional theatre - at a reasonable cost that in turn offers affordable ticket prices.

In addition The Husk Theatre houses Drama With A Difference- an independent drama school with a 16
year history that has provided the launching pad for some of Australia's best known actors - several of
whom are planning future shows at this exciting new venue.

The Drama School enables theatre practitioners to impart their skills to members of the community - some
of whom want to enter the profession and many who simply enjoy performance as fun. Multiple Moments'
cast is made up of the more serious adult students in the formation of a series of short scenes- seriously
sad, suitably silly- dark, deranged, dramatic - and plenty of fluff and laughs- something for everyone- in a
series of short/sharp scenarios. The creation of this show has enabled students to work along side
experienced practitioners in the formation of the 2009 Festival Show- Multiple Moments.



LISTING INFORMATION
Venue: The Husk Theatre
Season Dates: 23/09/09 - 4/10/09
Times/Notes: Wednesdays- Saturdays at 8pm
Sundays at 2pm Excluding Excluding Mondays and Tuesdays
Tickets: Conc $12.00, Full $18.00
Bookings: Festival Tix: 03 9660 9666 or www.melbournefringe.com.au

COMPANY OR ARTIST PRESS CONTACT:
The Husk Theatre and Drama With A Difference, 0407 091 591, michelekarin@optusnet.com.au




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Performance
Kerrily Aitchison, Eleanor Riley & Rachael Dyson-McGregor
                                                  Presents


                                          Neon Toast
Its not theatre, its not dance. It's the space in between.

Neon Toast is a site-specific collaboration between two dancers and an actor, devised and performed in a
converted warehouse in Brunswick. In their first show for Melbourne Fringe, and in Australia, three Kiwi
women play with themes of bread, neon, and observations of life in the experimental realm that traverses
theatre and dance.

Performed like a gig, Neon Toast is made of material that can be played in any order, according to the
energy of the audience. Three on three, the talented trio take on the roles of devising, performing and
directing.

Kerrily Aitchison, Rachael Dyson-McGregor and Eleanor Riley are no strangers to inter-disciplinary work.
Completing Performing Arts degrees at Unitec, Auckland, Kerrily (Chor:us) and Rachael (Auckland Theatre
Company) performed and toured two seasons of 'Just the Worst Time of Year for a Revolution'.

"The air remained charged...Fecund were the threshold times between scenes & the spaces
between...engaging performances by Aitchison & Dyson-McGregor." -Brent Harris, SideStep

Eleanor spent extensive time with Vivid Performance Group touring Spain in '08. Eleanor and Kerrily
performed a Vivid debut at Melbourne International Arts Festival for Musicircus, and performed at the
Great Wall of Books in Federation Square.

Neon Toast is the first collaboration between the three, and their first production on Australian soil.


LISTING INFORMATION
Venue: Anytime Place, 20 Ovens Street, Brunswick
Season Dates: 29/09/2009 - 04/10/2009
Times/Notes: 7.30pm
Tickets: Conc $10.00, Full $15.00, Group $10.00, Tightarse Tues $10.00
Bookings: Festival Tix: 03 9660 9666 or www.melbournefringe.com.au

COMPANY OR ARTIST PRESS CONTACT:
Rachael Dyson-McGregor, 0405 617 259, rachael.dysonmcgregor@gmail.com




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Performance
                                       The Lab Creative
                                                  Presents


                                     Nigels Birthday
"Nigel's Birthday" a funny and touching production about family, never ending love and house-n-land
packages.

Trina Gilchrist, Janelle Keonig and Jamie Robertson combine forces to give you one of this year's most
touching productions.

Nigel in his own right is complicated, challenging and ambitious played by Gilchrist this 35 - soon to be 36
year old "little Man" is still a child trapped in a mans body - lives with his Darryl Braithwaite obsessed Mum
in the renovated garage, that's still has no insulation!

A reflection of innocence that lives in all of us, and the sometimes complicated unit of Family - Nigel's
Birthday is a whirlwind of desires - his adored Craigieburn Sharks - the local footy team that haven't
played since '82, Suzanne the untouchable brunette (Keonig) from next door, getting praise from his Dad
(Robertson) and his and his dream, the dream of becoming a chunky move dancer!



LISTING INFORMATION
Venue: Loop Project Space and Bar, 23 Meyers Pl,    Melbourne
Season Dates: 29/09/09 - 10/10/09
Times/Notes: Tues 29th & Wed 30th Sept - 9pm.
Sat 3rd Oct - 6pm
Tues 6th Oct - 8pm
Sat 10th Oct - 6pm
 Excluding Monday's, Thursdays & Fridays.
Tickets: Conc $12.00, Full $15.00, Group $12.00, Tightarse Tues $10.00
Bookings: Festival Tix: 03 9660 9666 or www.melbournefringe.com.au

COMPANY OR ARTIST PRESS CONTACT:
Trina Gilchrist, 0411699251, trina@thelabcreative.com




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Performance
                                RAG Theatre Company
                                                Presents


                                          Occupied
We're engaged, unavailable, in a meeting, taken, subjugated, in-full-use, conquered, occupied
RAG Theatre performers are people with diverse abilities and experiences.



LISTING INFORMATION
Venue: Theatreworks 14 Acland Street, St Kilda
Season Dates: 08/10/09 - 10/10/09
Times/Notes: 8 Oct at 2pm, 9 & 10 Oct at 8pm
Tickets: Free Show
Bookings: Festival Tix: 03 9660 9666 or www.melbournefringe.com.au

COMPANY OR ARTIST PRESS CONTACT:
Cathy Horsley, 0409047849, chchorsley@gmail.com




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Performance
                                TeaterStudio Indonesia
                                                Presents


       Perempuan Gerabah - Ritual Kawin Tanah
The world can be a chaotic world. Everybody was struggling for who knows what. A world that is full of
disharmony rhythms, paradox and dilemma. People can be happy yet concealed some pains. People can
be tolerance and cynical at the same time. This kind of world is what inspiring TeaterStudio Indonesia to
device Perempuan Gerabah (Earthenware Maker). Dirt/soil/land/earth has brought us to the source of
conflict and disaster. People have been working hard to build a world (in this performance we use
earthenware as the analogy and metaphor) once 'the world' has been formed, they celebrate the
achievement and then in the not so distance future we stepped on 'the world' and spit on it. Not too sure
whether they should be happy or full of sorrow?

TeaterStudio Indonesia is a group that based their work on research and 'laboratory' theater/ studio
theater concept. TeaterStudio Indonesia is aspired to be a professional and independent theater in its
socio and economic level. Nandang Aradea, the director has been active involve in the theater since 1990
during his study at the Indonesian University of Education - Bandung. He also has studied at the Russian
Academy Theatre of Art, Moscow - Russia from 2001 - 2003. In 2006 he device Perahu (literally boat) at
the Sultan Ageng Tirtayasa University - Banten and Bicaralah Tanah a performance inspired by the story of
Banten's farmer rebellion in 1888.




LISTING INFORMATION
Venue: Footscray Community Arts Centre, 45 Moreland St, Footscray
Season Dates: 07/10/2009
Times/Notes: 7pm - 8pm
Tickets: Conc $10.00, Full $15.00, Group $10.00, Other $10.00
Bookings: Festival Tix: 03 9660 9666 or www.melbournefringe.com.au

COMPANY OR ARTIST PRESS CONTACT:
Marmitha Djatmiko, 0400828008, marmitha@bigpond.com




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Performance
                                             The Boards
                                                   Presents


                                                 Retail
The Boards presents Retail

Melbourne audiences will have an opportunity to experience the extraordinary excitement of corruption
and intrigue against the background of bridal couture when The Boards presents a thrilling production of
contemporary dramatic theatre as part of the 2009 Melbourne Fringe Festival.

Retail creates a world that explores the dissatisfaction and intrusion of selling. Set over two retail stores,
one bridal couture, one men's suits, the outstanding cast craft a suspenseful tempest of events that delve
into the seedy underworld of organized crime. Examining the hidden culture of couture retail and the
possibilities that lie in store for those with links to organised crime Retail invites audiences to uncover
what happens when you tell your boss what you really think or leave a co-worker to close up alone.

Retail is directed by Jane. E. Thompson, an actor, director and writer who has written and performed in
Melbourne theatre for the past ten years. "This is a show about a universal occupation and until recently,
at least for the developed world, an all-embracing preoccupation."

This is an opportunity to see exceptional Australian talents; elite artists staging a riveting narrative by an
up and coming theatrical writer, in the first The Boards performance. Retail is un-missable theatre for all
Melbournians!



LISTING INFORMATION
Venue: No-Vacancy Gallery, Jane Bell Lane, Melbourne
Season Dates: 30/09/2009 - 11/10/2009
Times/Notes: 30th Sept- 4th Oct, 7th -11th Oct @ 7.30pm
Sat 3rd & Sat 10th Oct @ 2pm
 Excluding Monday &Tuesday.
Tickets: Conc $18.00, Full $25.00, Group $18.00
Bookings: Festival Tix: 03 9660 9666 or www.melbournefringe.com.au

COMPANY OR ARTIST PRESS CONTACT:
The Boards/Erin Voth, 043 262 8951, erinvoth@hotmail.com




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Performance
                                              La Mama
                                                 Presents


                            Ridiculusmus Readings
Two years ago the "not so much funny as unsettling" duo Ridiculusmus performed an undercover show
called "Me Time" in a hot bubble bath. This year the guys are back, moisturised and slightly wrinkled to
launch three new ideas onto their favourite unsuspecting public. Taking the form of unrehearsed "blind"
readings - one of which has a cast of 50 very special guests - the three pieces will squeeze in true fringe
resourcefulness on top of two other La mama shows in the intimate 35 seat Carlton theatre. Each show
will include two of the three pieces and last the length of a soccer match. Highly appropriate for one of the
works - "Total Football" refreshingly short for the "Conversation about Comedy" and rather hectic for the
50 strong cast of "Goodbye Princess".

A CONVERSATION ABOUT COMEDY - Dr Dave and Dr Jon discuss the merits and pitfalls of practicing (and
analyzing) comedy as they attempt to articulate a pathway to funniness.

GOODBYE PRINCESS - A bunch of desperate theatre types have apparently been contacted by Mohamed Al
Fayed to appear in a pay that reconstructs the last days of Princess Diana. We witness the rehearsal
process that is supposedly leading to the only performance: a presentation to the High Court as evidence
of a conspiracy...

TOTAL FOOTBALL - An attempt to galvanise British identity by winning a gold medal in the soccer
competition with a super team at the London Olympics in 2012.



LISTING INFORMATION
Venue: La Mama, 205 Faraday St, Carlton
Season Dates: 26/09/2009 - 29/09/2009
Times/Notes: Sat 26th 2pm - Total Football & Goodbye Princess
Sun 27th 2pm - A Conversation About Comedy & Total Football
Mon 28th 8pm - Goodbye Princess & Total Football
Tue 29th 8pm - Total Football & A Convers
Tickets: Conc $10.00, Full $15.00, Group $10.00
Bookings: Festival Tix: 03 9660 9666 or www.melbournefringe.com.au

COMPANY OR ARTIST PRESS CONTACT:
David Woods, 03 90770866, david@ridiculusmus.com




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Performance
                                 Fifth Gear Productions
                                                 Presents


                                     She's My Baby
'She's My Baby'
Two monologues. One couple. Sixteen years apart.
A new play by Melbourne's Adèle Shelley

An unflinching new piece of theatre in the tradition of Alan Bennett and Neil LaBute. With 'She's My Baby'
Adèle Shelley has brought the modern monologue to the living room and playing fields of contemporary
Australia.

The first half is a look at a new mother struggling with a lot more than the life-changing nature of
becoming a first-time parent. Her story unfolds against the backdrop of a very personal desperation amid
her attempts to cling to an idealised version of the truth. In the second monologue the father of a teenage
girl tries hard to adjust to the fact that his daughter is on the brink of womanhood... Beautiful, moving,
tragic and funny, 'She's My Baby' is a complete one-hour experience.

The brainchild of two old school friends and a spouse, Fifth Gear Productions was coerced, bullied and
teased into existence at the start of the year and combines 30 years of film and theatre experience in the
UK and Australia.

With two more projects on the go and a planned for performance at the next 'Short and Sweet' festival
Fifth Gear Productions would like to welcome you to their premiere season!



LISTING INFORMATION
Venue: Trades Hall, Old Council Chambers
Season Dates: 06/10/2009 - 10/10/2009
Times/Notes: 9pm. Tickets: 'Tightarse Tuesday' 2 for the price of 1.
Group bookings of 4 or more: $12.00.
Tickets: Conc $12.00, Full $18.00, Group $12.00, Tightarse Tues $18.00
Bookings: Festival Tix: 03 9660 9666 or www.melbournefringe.com.au

COMPANY OR ARTIST PRESS CONTACT:
Emma Choy, 0433 88 1622, emma@fifthgearproductions.com.au




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Performance
                                      Sketch The Rhyme
                                                  Presents


                                  Sketch The Rhyme
Hands up if you love to play games.
Keep 'em up if you love your Pictionary.
Remember Mr Squiggle?
Love music?
Then have we got the Fringe Festival show for you!

Hip hop meets visual art in a theatrical improvised performance.

Fast, furious and funny , this is a collaboration of artists, rappers and musicians where the audience is as
much a part of the show as the performers. Artists sketch on paper which is filmed and projected live.
Rappers freestyle about what the artists are drawing and audiences are invited to participate as the
improvisation is structured into games. Games are inspired by Mr Squiggle, Pictionary, theatre sports and
live animation.

The live musical accompaniment is courtesy of Sydney hip hop gents 'The Phonies'.

Sketch the Rhyme developed during Underbelly Public Arts Lab 08. Since then Sketch has performed at a
number of varied events including Peats Ridge Festival, Oxford Art Market, Smart Arts and Culture
Connect, and returns to Melbourne for the Fringe Festival. Sketch also host their own monthly nights
performed in various artists' spaces throughout Sydney.

In Victoria, Sketch have invited local artists Mantra (Ilzilla), Julez and DragonFly, Jeremedy (Melodics), Elf
Transporter and Sketch City to be part of the show.

Sketch's creator Joel Rapaport is a music teacher, guitar player and MC for 'The Phonies, has his solo
project 'Rapaport'. Other Sketch members feature in Entropic, Thundamentals, Rumpunch & Oh Really!?



LISTING INFORMATION
Venue: Festival Hub - The Ballroom, Lithuanian Club
Season Dates: 25/09/2009 - 02/10/2009
Times/Notes: 7.45pm, Sunday 6.45pm.
Opening night 2 for 1! Excluding no show Monday
Tickets: Conc $10.00, Full $15.00, Group $10.00, Tightarse Tues $10.00
Bookings: Festival Tix: 03 9660 9666 or www.melbournefringe.com.au

COMPANY OR ARTIST PRESS CONTACT:
Annie Johnson, annie@ajpublicity.com, 0403 831 809




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Performance
                       Controlled Chaos Theatre Company
                                                    Presents


                                             Small Talk
A play about relationships that seem eerily similar to your own.

"I don't do anything wrong! I'm the perfect boyfriend! Every one of my relationships fail because you
entire gender is messed up in the head! I'm serious! You're all completely insane!"

'Small Talk' tells the story of Mark, Jarred, Michelle and Sarah; four people who could be me or you, as
they fall in love, fall out of love, and everything in between. But what happens when it just doesn't feel
right anymore? And is anyone ever really the good guy?

Controlled Chaos Theatre Company is founded, run, and comprised entirely of graduates of the University
of Ballarat Arts Academy, and as it was previously known, Ballarat Academy of Performing Arts. We are
dedicated to producing new and exciting works of the highest quality, of which this is the first. Numerous
productions are planned for the future. There is truly no limit to how far this company can go. Are we the
next Red Stitch?

'Small Talk' is written and directed by Matt Young, and stars Dylan Lincoln, John Marc Desengano, Beth
Liston and Stephanie Osztriecher, all of whom graduates from the University of Ballarat Arts Academy in
2008 with a Bach. Arts (Acting).

This story is extraordinary in its ordinariness; showing life how it really is in a style entirely devoid of
cliche or melodrama. Proof that you don't have to be weird to be a memorable Fringe show



LISTING INFORMATION
Venue: Softbelly - 367 Little Bourke St
Season Dates: 25/09/2009 - 03/10/2009
Times/Notes: All shows at 7pm sharp. Excluding Monday Sept 28th & Wednesday Sept 30th
Tickets: Conc $13.00, Full $16.00, Group $13.00, Tightarse Tues $10.00
Bookings: Festival Tix: 03 9660 9666 or www.melbournefringe.com.au

COMPANY OR ARTIST PRESS CONTACT:
Matt Young, 0401881325, matt_young1987@hotmail.com




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Performance
                                         Snuff Puppets
                                                 Presents


                                        Snuff Clubb
Snuff Clubb: A Late Night Adult Only Cabaret

Snuff Clubb is a daring relentless cabaret exhibition pushing audiences through extreme perversity with
an entertaining and humorous theatre show that is tailor made for a late time slot.

Building on a tradition of presenting unorthodox theatre, Snuff Clubb is where the unconscious becomes
conscious, dreams, nightmares, reality and the surreal freely intermix and the line between audience and
performer is destroyed. Not just a night in the theatre, but a cabaret club gone wild, with never before
seen giant puppets, live music and special guest acts.

Snuff puppets are unique, as Australia's only giant puppet company; local audiences rarely have the
opportunity to see their shows. Featured in this year's 2009 Fringe Festival program, with limited shows,
Snuff Clubb is returning to Melbourne after selling out at its premiere.

Audiences will be blown away by the spontaneous performances of the ensemble characters renowned for
their subversive behavior. The rollercoaster journey of sex and death will confront as the company delivers
a performance that pays homage to their beginnings in the streets and pubs of Melbourne.

For Snuff Clubb Artistic Director, Andy Freer is proud to present the new Inside Out Man puppet: 'you will
see The Inside Out Man's head getting sucked into his own body until the inside of his head starts to
emerge out his ass'.

Realtime Magazine described the show as "Thoroughly perverted"



LISTING INFORMATION
Venue: Festival Hub - The Ballroom, Lithuanian Club, 44 Errol St, North Melbourne
Season Dates: 25/9/09 - 10/10/09
Times/Notes: Fri 25th Sept - Fri 2nd Oct 2009, 10.30pm (Sun 9.30pm)
Sat 3rd, 4th, 8th, 9th, 10th Oct 2009, 11.45pm (Sun 10.45pm) Excluding Monday
Tickets: Conc $18.00, Full $25.00, Tightarse Tues $18.00
Bookings: Festival Tix: 03 9660 9666 or www.melbournefringe.com.au

COMPANY OR ARTIST PRESS CONTACT:
Brad Spolding, (03) 9687 9133, snuffpuppets@snuffpuppets.com




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Performance
                                        La Mama Theatre
                                                   Presents


                                             Speaking
Written by May Jasper
Directed by Phil Roberts

'Where words most abound little fruit of sense is rarely found'

It's not the way you say it, it's the way you say it.
It's not the way you say it, it's the language you say it in.
What are saying anyway?
How are you saying it?
Why are saying it?
Who are you saying it to?
Who are you anyway?

There will an Auslan signer for various performances. Contact venue for dates/details.

Performed by Lauren Bailey, Adam Cass & Kellie Fernando-Bird

Supported by the production/ design team of Alicia Benn- Lawler, Cassandra Leigh, Rhiannon Stevens,
Zach Benn-Lawler & Ed Marshall.


LISTING INFORMATION
Venue: La Mama, 205 Faraday St, Carlton
Season Dates: 23/09/09 - 11/10/09
Times/Notes: Wed / Fri / Sun @ 6.30pm, Thurs / Sat @ 8.30pm Excluding Thurs Sept 24; No shows Mon &
Tues.
Tickets: Conc $12.00, Full $25.00, Group $12.00
Bookings: Festival Tix: 03 9660 9666 or www.melbournefringe.com.au

COMPANY OR ARTIST PRESS CONTACT:
Maureen Hartley / La Mama, 9347 6948, maureen@lamama.com.au




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Performance
                Mandy Vuk and directed by Scott Gooding
                                                 Presents


                                          SUCKED IN
Mandy Vuk's off beat, performance "SUCKED IN" dives into the nations' obsession of positive drinking.
SUCKED IN exposes the facts on the absorption rate of bottled water. Be amazed. This exciting show
uncovers the unexplored potentials of the plastic water bottle in the 21st century. The facts will have you
gasping. A global reach, like you've never imagined! This is a one night only opportunity. An early tea will
be available.


LISTING INFORMATION
Venue: St Kilda Bowling Club
Preview Dates: 8/10/2009
Season Dates: 8/10/2009
Times/Notes: Afternoon tea kicks off at 6pm
Show starts 7.45 pm
Tickets: Free Show
Bookings: Festival Tix: 03 9660 9666 or www.melbournefringe.com.au

COMPANY OR ARTIST PRESS CONTACT:
Mandy Vuk, 0409 150 565, mandyvuk@mail.com




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Performance
                                      Melbourne Fringe
                                                 Presents


                                    Sweet Jelly Roll
Sweet Jelly Roll bring their raucous sounds to the Fringe Festival Club with a special one night only, old
time knees up. Dance your legs down to the knee bone with DJ's Pearl Jackson and Razor Totin Slim'
playing Jump Blues, Primitive Sounds, R&B, Vegas Grind, Rockabilly and Surf. Accompanied by
performances that push the boundaries of acceptable entertainment; sometimes dark, often comedic and
always easy on the eye.

Sweet Jelly Roll was originally conceived as a monthly club night produced by Supple Fox. Drawing
influence from the heyday of the juke joint and the hedonism and glamour of old time speakeasys.
Featuring small scale stage shows, carefully picked DJ's playing rare 45's, live bands and a loyal crowd
that claim "Sweet Jelly Roll goddamn saved their soul".



LISTING INFORMATION
Venue: The Festival Club, Arts House, North Melb Town Hall
Season Dates: 03/10/2009
Times/Notes: 9pm - 1:00am
Tickets: Free Show
Bookings: Festival Tix: 03 9660 9666 or www.melbournefringe.com.au

COMPANY OR ARTIST PRESS CONTACT:
Hannah Fox, Supple Fox, 0432 498 444, us@supplefox.com




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Performance
                                     The Backyard Bard
                                                 Presents


                            The Book of Revelation
STORYTELLER PERFORMS NOTORIOUS ANCIENT APOCALYPSE

Robert Turnbull from The Backyard Bard performs word-for-word the entire book of Revelation. Esteemed,
despised or ignored for almost two millennia, 'Revelation' remains the most controversial book of the
Bible. From the Four Horsemen to the Battle of Armageddon, its imagery forms part of the bedrock of
Western literature. Modern audiences now have the opportunity to experience this ancient prophecy in a
unique storytelling performance.

Melbourne theatre company The Backyard Bard has produced Shakespearean and Biblical Storytelling
productions since 2003. Robert has played lead roles in 'Daniel' (2005), 'Elijah' (2007) and 'Elisha' (2008).
He also directed 'Esther' in the 2006 Melbourne Fringe Festival. He is performing both 'Jesus: According to
Luke' and 'The Book of Revelation' in the 2009 Melbourne Fringe. This means he will have performed
almost 25% of the New Testament and 9% of the entire Bible.

Raw and unedited, The Book of Revelation is both uplifting and horrifying. Its vivid and bizarre visions
explode in the imagination of the audience. Is it the ravings of a lunatic? Are there insights into the
modern geopolitical world hidden within it? Or does it reveal something else entirely? Hearers must decide
for themselves.

An extraordinary feat of memory, the production is in the tradition of a bygone culture of storytelling,
rarely given expression in the West today.
http://backyardbard.com/revelation



LISTING INFORMATION
Venue: St Jude's Church Hall - Cnr. Palmerston & Lygon Sts. Carlton
Season Dates: 26/9/2009 - 29/10/2009
Times/Notes: 7:30pm - Saturday, Sept. 26th
7:30pm - Tuesday, Sept. 29th

Tickets: Full $12.00, Tightarse Tues $5.00
Bookings: Festival Tix: 03 9660 9666 or www.melbournefringe.com.au

COMPANY OR ARTIST PRESS CONTACT:
Robert Turnbull, 0422544511, rob@thebackyardbard.com




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Performance
                                    Entière Productions
                                                 Presents


                                      The Courtesan
You know the story, now meet real the woman behind the "Consumptive Heroine" urban legend of classic
romanticism, the Queen of the Demi-Monde; all famous tales such as told in Moulin Rouge (the film), La
Traviata (the opera) and La Dame aux Camelias (the novel)...

The Courtesan invites you to step into the bohemian underworld of 19th c. Paris, on a journey through the
salons and boudoirs of celebrated French prostitute Marie du Plessis. Her truth, myth and mystery are
here re-told with grace, beauty and humour as her ghost rises from Montmarte Cemetery to tell her tale.
This real life woman not only survived but transcended a society threatening to condemn her to a half-
world, the very world of which she became queen.

This sensitive and risky investigation of a classic tale plays with hybrid practice, engaging dance-theatre
and storytelling alongside elements of circus, sideshow and video installation. Prepare to be challenged
and inspired by the infamous muse herself as she tells yet another version of her immortalized story! This
is a solo work by emerging theatre artist Brigid Dolan, who has an extensive background in acting,
contemporary and ethnic dance, and circus artistry.

10% of ticket sales will be donated to a local charity in support of women involved in the sex industry not
by choice.

4 nights only, not to be missed!



LISTING INFORMATION
Venue: Bar Open, 317 Brunswick St, Fitzroy
Season Dates: 24/09/2009 - 27/09/2009
Times/Notes: 7pm-7.45pm
4 nights only
Tickets: Conc $15.00, Full $18.00, Group $10.00
Bookings: Festival Tix: 03 9660 9666 or www.melbournefringe.com.au

COMPANY OR ARTIST PRESS CONTACT:
Brigid Dolan, 0406332795, brigiddolan23@gmail.com




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Performance
                                      La Mama Theatre
                                                 Presents


                            The Hamlet Apocalypse
Created by The Danger Ensemble
Directed & Designed by Steven Mitchell Wright
Produced by Anniene Stockton
Performers include Katrina Cornwell, Peta Ward, Tora Hylands and Mark Hill

A group of actors in the process of staging Hamlet receive the news that the world will end tonight. The
performers rage against the dying of the light and continue with their production.

As time passes, the reality of the situation begins to set in and the play, the characters and the actors
begin to break down to the simplest of human states. The play begins to twist and slip between truth,
fantasy and fear, as the actors try to reconcile with their life and death. It is through the darkest moments
we see the light of humanity - love and passion shine brightest.

The Hamlet Apocalypse is a mash-up of Shakespeare, Contemporary Naturalism and Butoh that explores
the questions of what happens to Art (traditional and contemporary), Artists and People when faced with a
changing and possibly dying world.

The Danger Ensemble are setting up camp in Melbourne having just completed a successful world tour
with notorious Amanda Fucking Palmer, including sold out shows at The Sydney Gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras,
Sydney Opera House and The Boston Symphony Orchestra's EdgeFEST.

"what these guys do... it is way beyond theatre. It is a pure manifestation of wanting to change the world
into love, through performance." Amanda Palmer


LISTING INFORMATION
Venue: La Mama, 205 Faraday St, Carlton
Season Dates: 24/09/09 - 11/10/09
Times/Notes: Wed / Fri / Sun @ 8.30pm, Thurs & Sat @ 6.30pm Excluding no show Mon / Tues
Tickets: Conc $12.00, Full $25.00, Group $12.00
Bookings: Festival Tix: 03 9660 9666 or www.melbournefringe.com.au

COMPANY OR ARTIST PRESS CONTACT:
Maureen Hartley / La Mama, 9347 6948, maureen@lamama.com.au




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MEDIA RELEASE
Performance
                                      Family of Strangers
                                                   Presents


                                          The Hat Box
The creative team behind critically acclaimed "Sunny Side Up" (formerly of Sample Theatre) return for
Melbourne Fringe to take the helm of a new play "The Hat Box" under the newly formed company Family
of Strangers.

As recipients of the St Martin's Threshold Grant, this break away production is set to establish Family of
Strangers on the forefront of independent theatre with their distinct style and extraordinary brand of
theatre

"We want to create truthful theatre with a fantastic edge...We want to create a world the audience can
lose themselves in...We want to create life!" says writer and co-founder Kerith Manderson-Galvin.

Between cellophane drifting at your feet in waves and a strand of spattered hair in the bathtub drain, "The
Hat Box" balances afloat the real and the unreal as two stranger's journey on a boat to Spain.

Under the direction of Brigid Gallacher, "The Hat Box" uses two striking aesthetics reminiscent of a
children's pop up picture book met with a dirty kitty-litter tray.

Featuring live music from jazz singer Rachel Zbukvic and musician Simon Rashleigh among others, "The
Hat Box" provides an original score and arrangement by Melbourne composer Matthew Lorenzon-crafting a
fanciful world of music amidst a spectacle of colour and imagery.

"what is sure to be the first in an exciting run of plays" Emma Osbourne, Theatre Alive

"a tiny, quietly effective slice of indie theatre" John Bailey, The Age.



LISTING INFORMATION
Venue: St Martins Youth Arts Centre - Irene Mitchell Studio, 28 St Martins Lane, South Yarra
Season Dates: 06/10/2009 - 10/10/2009
Times/Notes: 8pm
Tickets: Full $18.00
Bookings: Festival Tix: 03 9660 9666 or www.melbournefringe.com.au

COMPANY OR ARTIST PRESS CONTACT:
Kerith Manderson-Galvin, 0411597557, enquiries.familyofstrangers@gmail.com




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Performance
                                      Melbourne Fringe
                                                 Presents


                          The Last Tuesday Society
Join Richard Higgins (List Operators) and Bron Batten (Welcome to the
Jungle) for the always surprising, sometimes shambolic and often brilliant Last Tuesday Society. For the
past two years the Last Tuesday Society has provided a happy home for the thriving left field of
Melbourne's performance underbelly and this Melbourne Fringe they will be taking over Tuesdays at the
Fringe Hub with their patented brand of lo-fi madness.

Featuring Fringe Festival artists, Last Tuesday regulars and special guests.
Includes Craffle! (Crap Raffle).

"A wonderfully absurd slant on all things."
Annalisa Giudici, Sunday Age

The Last Tuesday Society, "where creative risk-taking is not just encouraged, but almost mandatory."
Richard Watts, Canvas Magazine

"If anarchic DIY performance with a magpie aesthetic and the probability of accidents appeals to you...
keep your Tuesdays free."
John Bailey, Sunday Age

"The jackass of arty pub performance events...the well-dressed step-child of experimental theatre"
threethousand.com.au


LISTING INFORMATION
Venue: The Festival Club, Arts House, North Melb Town Hall
Season Dates: 29/09/2009 - 06/10/2009
Times/Notes: Tuesday 29th September & 6th October only. Approx 8:30pm-10:30pm.
Tickets: Free Show
Bookings: Festival Tix: 03 9660 9666 or www.melbournefringe.com.au

COMPANY OR ARTIST PRESS CONTACT:
Bron Batten , 0412 928 679, thelasttuesdaysociety@gmail.com




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MEDIA RELEASE
Performance
                    Franceso Barresi and James Jackson
                                                 Presents


   The Pedophile Terrorist and the Fight on Box
                       Hill
Power walking through leafy eastern suburbs parklands, "The Man From Box Hill" is shocked to meet an
eccentric talking to the birds. "The One Who Does Not Exist" doesn't see that he is doing any harm, if
anything the birds seem to enjoy his company. Others disagree. The Man From Box Hill triggers an
investigation into The One Who Does Not Exist, assisted by the sadistic Constable Twocentpiece. They
discover this mysterious drifter has walked past a primary school and is carrying a clock which is all the
evidence they need to charge him as a pedophile and a terrorist. After falling in love with a woman in a
Burqua, meeting an obnoxious poet, being sent to Box Hill City Council's finest re-education centres and
copping a death sentence from a Gen Y magistrate in large sunglasses, The One Who Does Not Exist faces
his biggest challenge yet - the fight on Box Hill.

The One Who Does Not Exist (AKA The Watermelon Man) and Melbourne's most controversial performance
poet James Jackson (James Jackson: Monster of Poetry) present a suburban satire all too close to home.
The Pedophile Terrorist and the Fight on Box Hill is performance art, theatre and multimedia including a
film by Rupert Owen (Errol Flynn's Pianist) & live soundtrack by Team Red.

Is there a hill in Box Hill? And is it even slightly rectangular? Do eastern suburbs local governments hang
their enemies with piano wire? Will 303 in Northcote tolerate a grown man smashing several watermelons
over his head?


LISTING INFORMATION
Venue: 303 Bar High St Norcthcote
Season Dates: 29/09/2009 - 29/09/2009
Times/Notes: 7pm
Tickets: Free Show
Bookings: Festival Tix: 03 9660 9666 or www.melbournefringe.com.au

COMPANY OR ARTIST PRESS CONTACT:
The One Who Does Not Exist, 0410177815, theonewhodoesnotexist@gmail.com




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Performance
                                     Pink House Theatre
                                                  Presents


                                     The Pharmacist
After a sell out season and four star reviews at The Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 2007,
'The Pharmacist' is checking it's prescription for a great night of theatre as part of the Melbourne Fringe
Festival.

'...the show is beautifully written and flawlessly performed by Jane Russell, one of those mythical 'hidden
gems' on the Fringe.'
Four Weeks Newspaper, Edinburgh.

Everyone experiences pain. How do people deal with pain of the body and pain of the mind? And does one
cause the other?

The Pharmacist explores these themes through the eyes of a Pharmacist. It is a fictionalised account of
real experiences and personalities. It is both sad and comic and is widely appealing - all ages can relate to
the humanity of the characters. The characters are everyday people.

Written and performed by Jane Russell, it tells the story of a week in the life of a pharmacist and many of
the people who come into her chemist.

Customers range from hypochondriacs and addicts to more pragmatic customers and alternate 'self-
healers'. These visits are punctuated by a call from the ubiquitous drug company representative and
flashbacks to her university pharmacy professor.
Jane Russell plays all nine remarkable characters in this 45-minute tour-de-force.

Based on Jane's own personal experience working in Pharmacies the characters are inspired by the people
Jane met seeking relief. It highlights society's "quick fix" mentality and the idea of finding happiness in a
bottle.


LISTING INFORMATION
Venue: The Annexe, Trades Hall
Season Dates: 29/09/2009 - 03/10/2009
Times/Notes: 8.30pm - 9.15pm
Tickets: Conc $15.00, Full $20.00
Bookings: Festival Tix: 03 9660 9666 or www.melbournefringe.com.au

COMPANY OR ARTIST PRESS CONTACT:
Pink House Theatre, 0400054398, pinkhousetheatre@gmail.com




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Performance
                                    Maximum Verbosity
                                                 Presents


                        The Rise of General Arthur
The fifth century meets the twenty-first as Lance-Corporal Pellinore is shipped off to Baghdad. It's Arthur's
story...as you've never heard it before.

Set against the backdrop of the first Gulf War, this military drama uses the body of medieval legend
surrounding the early days of King Arthur and his knights to explore the nature of idealism in the face of
armed conflict. Comparing and contrasting the contemporary and classical language of martial heroism,
this wholly unique blend of scholarship and performance art promises to be a controversial and thought-
provoking event.

"...Low has a hell of an ear for language. Those are some downright beautiful sentences he's uttering up
there, and if they sound too written, and inextricably bound to those pages he's turning so carefully, well,
big deal: the guy gives good aural."
-Glen Weldon, Washington City Paper

"...Low is a terrific storyteller, using a mellow voice and expressive body language to evoke the characters.
The creative melding of ancient myth that has informed our ideas of what loyalty and war are about is
thought provoking. A performance to inspire reflection and a playwright and performer to watch for in the
future."
-audience member in Washington, DC


LISTING INFORMATION
Venue: Cabaret Voltaire, 14 Raglan Street, North Melbourne
Season Dates: 09/25/2009 - 10/11/2009
Times/Notes: Shows only take place on Fridays and Sundays.
Fridays at 9pm, Sundays at 5pm
Tickets: Conc $14.00, Full $18.00
Bookings: Festival Tix: 03 9660 9666 or www.melbournefringe.com.au

COMPANY OR ARTIST PRESS CONTACT:
phillip andrew bennett low, (952)926-6728 (United States), maximumverbosityonline@gmail.com




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Performance
         the indirect Object & The University of Melbourne
                                                  Presents


 The Seewell Family Cabaret: Home of Amazing
              Acts of Amazement
The Seewell Family Cabaret is a unique night of visual theatre incorporating live music, puppetry, film and
performance. As one of the last productions to be created by the terminated Puppetry course at the
Victorian College of the Arts, Masters Student and award winning puppeteer Beth McMahon, leads a
collaborative team of students and alumni from disciplines across the faculty including actors, musicians,
puppeteers, designers, and a wide array of technical crew. This is the first time graduating acting students
have performed in a puppetry production.

Grants Street Theatre has been transformed into the Seewell family's venue where Jude Seewell, a
washed-up magician, leads his troupe in a show populated by singing doves, an oracular kitchen,
vindictive dresses and ghosts of performers past. Family tensions underpin the acts and a careless mistake
sets the show on a path of destruction. Appropriate for adult audiences, the production explores the darker
side of family dynamics and the absurd consequences possible within a world dominated by illusions and
delusions.

The Seewell Family Cabaret is supported by the Melbourne Fringe, Outside Eye Professional Development
program, and has been working with acclaimed theatre-maker Christian Leavesley of Uncle Semolina (&
Friends) throughout the creative process.

This show has been developed as part of the Puppetry Masters program at the School of Performing Arts,
Faculty of the VCA and Music, The University of Melbourne.


LISTING INFORMATION
Venue: Grant Street Theatre, VCAM campus, Grant Street, Southbank
Preview Dates: 23/09/2009 - 23/09/2009
Season Dates: 24/09/2009 - 26/09/2009
Times/Notes: Foyer Open: 7:30pm, Show: 8:00pm
A free event, tickets will be available from 7:30pm in the foyer. Arrive early to ensure a seat.
Tickets: Free Show
Bookings: Festival Tix: 03 9660 9666 or www.melbournefringe.com.au

COMPANY OR ARTIST PRESS CONTACT:
Beth McMahon, 0403 982 686, theindirectobject@gmail.com




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Performance
                                   RMIT Union [Arts]
                                               Presents


                                 Titus Andronicus
In the ultimate Genre Mashup RMIT UNION [ARTS] presents 'Shakespeare's Festival of Gore', Titus
Andronicus. BE WARNED: Empty Stomach required for this Shakespearean Splatter Classic. In this savage
epic of brutal revenge told with timeless relevance, knives replace pens and body parts, are exchanged
like words. Theatricalised through a plethora of styles you won't know whether to laugh, cry or leave!
Welcome to the bloodbath that is Titus Andronicus!


LISTING INFORMATION
Venue: RMIT Kaleide Theatre, 360 Swanston Street, Melbourne
Season Dates: 7/10/2009 - 10/10/2009
Tickets: Conc $5.00, Full $10.00, Group $5.00
Bookings: Festival Tix: 03 9660 9666 or www.melbournefringe.com.au

COMPANY OR ARTIST PRESS CONTACT:
Melissa Delaney, 9925 3183, melissa.delaney@rmit.edu.au




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Performance
                                                      -
                                                  Presents


       Tongue Meat: A Feast of Urban Fairytales
Storyteller Beth Martin's Fringe Festival debut, Tongue Meat: A Feast of Urban Fairytales, takes the
audience on a journey using juicy tidbits strangers have shared with her; at train stations, on trams and
even in supermarkets.

"I'm a magnet. People just open up and tell me their life stories, often very personal ones. I feel privileged
to be entrusted with these stories and to be able to bring them to life in this performance," Martin said.

In Tongue Meat: A Feast of Urban Fairytales, a wealthy Sultan's wife suffers from an illness no doctor can
cure. He turns to his trusted advisor, Duncan, a Python, who searches for the answer among the people of
Melbourne.

According to Martin, in his quest to find the answer, Duncan discovers that our sense of community can be
measured by the stories we tell.

In celebration of our community's stories, we are pleased to support SecondBite, a not-for-profit
organization committed to sourcing surplus fresh, nutritious food and redistributing it to over 105 food
relief agencies and community organisations in Victoria and Tasmania. SecondBite is committed to
making a difference to the quality of life of many people who are homeless or living in other disadvantaged
circumstances.

Written and performed by Beth Martin and Directed by Dione Joseph, Tongue Meat: A Feast of Urban
Fairytales is playing at Guildford Lane Gallery from 1 to 10 October 2009. Entry is free or by donation, with
proceeds going to SecondBite.



LISTING INFORMATION
Venue: Guildford Lane Gallery, 20-24 Guildford Lane, Melbourne
Season Dates: 01/10/2009 - 10/10/2009
Times/Notes: Thursday 1 & 8 October 7.30 pm
Friday 2 & 9 October 7.30 pm
Saturday 3 & 10 October 2.00 pm Excluding 4th, 5th, 6th & 7th October
Tickets: Free Show
Bookings: Festival Tix: 03 9660 9666 or www.melbournefringe.com.au

COMPANY OR ARTIST PRESS CONTACT:
Beth Martin / Renee Killeen, Beth Martin 0408 894 653 / Renee Killeen 0417 152 953,
bm.storytelling@gmail.com




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Performance
                                            Paul Bourke
                                                   Presents


                                  Vladimir The Crow
Vladimir the Crow is a solo character clown piece incorporating elements of clown, bouffon, corporeal
mime, magic, puppetry and acrobatics.

Paul Bourke the performer/creator of the show has dubbed the shows style as Vaudeville Horror Clown.

Vaudeville: The movement style, costume and aesthetic of the show is reminiscent of traditional theatre
and early cinema a time when Vaudeville actors were making the leap from the stage to the silver screen.

Horror: The piece explores horror as a popular genre of entertainment and society's immersion into
fictional horror as means to numb its real life counter part.

Clown: Vladimir The Crow is a character clown an innocent born of the world of horror. Through the
medium of clown I invite the audience's imagination out to play.

An early version of the show was performed at the 2006 Melbourne Fringe and was well received by
audiences enjoying a sell out season. Since that time Paul has been further developing the show through
specialized theatre training at Ecole Philippe Gaulier in Paris with a particular focus into clown theatre. Paul
will be bringing this experience to the work and raising its calibre to an international touring standard
premiering this revamped Vladimir the Crow At this years Melbourne Fringe launching Vladimir the Crow
into the international arena.


LISTING INFORMATION
Venue: Festival Hub - Rehearsal Room - Arts House, North Melbourne Town Hall, 521 Queensberry Street
Season Dates: 25/09/2009 - 02/09/2009
Times/Notes: 9pm, 8pm Sundays
 Excluding 28/09/2009
Tickets: Conc $13.00, Full $16.00, Tightarse Tues $10.00
Bookings: Festival Tix: 03 9660 9666 or www.melbournefringe.com.au

COMPANY OR ARTIST PRESS CONTACT:
Paul Bourke, 0409841184, bourkulosis@hotmail.com




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Performance
                                 Visage n Vice Boutique
                                                 Presents


                                        VnV Boudoir
Visage n Vice Boutique presents VnV Boudoir, entailing a mischievous adventure into the dark realms of
fashion, cabaret & much more alternatively contextual stimuli.

To step into our boudoir is to embark on a mischievous adventure of elegance, bold, expressive concepts &
aesthetics. It's a tantalizing array of artistic dancers, performers & designers selected from VnV Boutique.

VnV Boudoir strongly supports local talent, as they form the machine which powers & steers the
progressive path of Melbourne's alternative culture. This is achieved through unique, edgy & inspired
designs, creations & performances by those with a powerful & valid message to convey. Local designers,
along with a cast of local & internationally acclaimed performers combine for an array of sophisticated &
emotive concepts & creations.

VnV Boudoir features Tribal Belly Dance, Drag, Contortionism, Burlesque, Contemporary Dance, Metal
Grinding & International Acclaimed Jazz Tap Artists. Then concluded by Melbourne's own Voltera, where
the male dominated music cliché abandoned with a female at the helm of a multi-faceted extreme
underground four piece.

VnV Boudoir brings together the varied alternate styles with the respective creators & purveyors who
strengthen the statement through varied expressive genres. Music, fashion, dance, burlesque & cabaret
are some mediums the Boudoir shall incorporate into an overall picture of bold concepts.
Over 18 event, containing nudity & sexual references.


LISTING INFORMATION
Venue: The Spanish Club - 59-61 Johnston St Fitzroy, Vic
Season Dates: 03/10/2009 - 03/10/2009
Times/Notes: Doors open 8:00pm for 8:30pm start Excluding ONE SHOW ONLY
Tickets: Conc $16.00, Full $18.00, Group $16.00
Bookings: Festival Tix: 03 9660 9666 or www.melbournefringe.com.au

COMPANY OR ARTIST PRESS CONTACT:
Alice Shields, 0401 559 908, alsd78@yahoo.com.au




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Performance
            Scotch College and Servants In Hawthorn Inc.
                                                  Presents


                       Voices: The Carrical Project
Scotch College students and residents at low-income rooming house Carrical in Hawthorn have partnered
to create a show that tackles the stigma around long-term mental illness.

Based on residents' own experiences of living with long-term mental illness, Voices: The Carrical Project
has grown out of residents sharing their stories with the students. Theatre-maker Matt Hammond has then
guided the students in using those stories to create a show that seeks to build awareness and empathy,
and reduce the stigma of mental illness. Students have been involved in every stage of the process from
researching to writing to performing to marketing.

Matt Maudlin, from Servants In Hawthorn Inc, the charity that manages Carrical, says, 'Seeing the worlds
of Scotch students and Carrical residents collide in this positive way is a real privilege, and has had a great
impact on students and residents alike.'

'The students are really motivated to present the stories with respect, empathy and a nuanced
understanding of the residents' lives,' says Hammond.

The show alternates between casual conversation among residents about living in the house and stories of
residents' experiences of illness and stigma, and even includes a spoof mental health assessment of the
audience. The show questions what 'normal' is and asks the audience to consider whether someone with a
mental illness is really different from others.

Voices is supported by the Rotary Club of Balwyn and the City of Boroondara


LISTING INFORMATION
Venue: Cramond Studio, Scotch College, cnr Fordholm Rd and Morrison St, Hawthorn
Season Dates: 24/09/2009 - 03/10/2009
Times/Notes: 8pm all shows Excluding Sundays, Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays
Tickets: Conc $12.00, Full $15.00, Group $10.00
Bookings: Festival Tix: 03 9660 9666 or www.melbournefringe.com.au

COMPANY OR ARTIST PRESS CONTACT:
Matt Hammond, 0418 140 326, hammondmt@gmail.com




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Performance
                                     Scab Productions
                                                Presents


                             We'll Kill 'em Tonight
Melbourne Fringe Festival Presents
The Premiere Season of
"We'll Kill 'em Tonight." Written By Fred Rowan Directed By Peita Collard.

Three comedians died at the infamous Royal Oak Hotel. It was during the performance of a comedy benefit
night, Going Mental. It was televised, I think.

One of the comics was Adam Armstrong, star of the popular Channel 5 TV show, Army and Janey. The
three died in one of the rooms of the hotel; apparently, a room known to be run down and in an extreme
derelict state. Blood on walls ...

No one has ever established whether it was murder or suicide.

People expressed grief at Armstrong's death, even though he was apparently seen as a right bastard in the
industry. The other two comics didn't even get a mention in the media. They didn't have a media profile
or good enough agents. We can't even remember their names.

No one knows what happened, but we, Scab Productions, have written and produced a play based on what
we think might have occurred. At this year's Melbourne Fringe Festival we're premiering it.

Come along and see our version of events.



LISTING INFORMATION
Venue: Festival Hub - Meeting Room - Arts House, North Melbourne Town Hall
Season Dates: 25/9/2009 - 2/10/2009
Times/Notes: 10.15 pm to 11.15
Tickets: Conc $15.00, Full $20.00, Tightarse Tues $10.00
Bookings: Festival Tix: 03 9660 9666 or www.melbournefringe.com.au

COMPANY OR ARTIST PRESS CONTACT:
Frederick Rowan, 9525 7550, frowan@optusnet.com.au




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Performance
                                 The Last Tuesday Society
                                                  Presents


                             Welcome to the Jungle
Presented by the underground performance phenomenon The Last Tuesday Society, Welcome to the
Jungle is the long awaited solo show from one of the Society's founders Bron Batten.

A juicy mesh of comedy and theatre, Welcome to the Jungle embodies the fresh and alternative slant on
theatricality for which The Last Tuesday Society has become renowned.

Welcome to the Jungle is a collection of monologues, songs and dances, often based on real life stories
from the animal kingdom.

Fantastical characters such as Mr Splashy Pants the Lonely Whale and Petra the Deluded Swan tell their
hilarious and melancholy stories, all of which contain the very human themes of loneliness, loss and the
search for love.

Welcome to the Jungle blurs the line between the human world and the animal kingdom, exploring how all
living creatures have a basic need for love companionship and understanding.

Anthropomorphism stripped of nostalgic humanism, sanded of polish and soaked with the residue of a 90's
childhood spent watching commercial R 'n' B.

Singing. Dancing.

And a whale in a sleeping bag.


"Strange... Delightful... Let your imagination run wild..." Adelaide Advertiser

"A wonderfully absurd slant on all things." Annalisa Giudici, Sunday Age



LISTING INFORMATION
Venue: Festival Hub - Son of Loft, Lithuanian Club
Season Dates: 25/09/2009 - 10/10/2009
Times/Notes: 9.00-9.50pm Wed-Sat. 8.00-8.50pm Sun
 Excluding 28th & 29th Sept, 5th & 6th Oct.
Tickets: Conc $12.00, Full $15.00, Group $10.00
Bookings: Festival Tix: 03 9660 9666 or www.melbournefringe.com.au

COMPANY OR ARTIST PRESS CONTACT:
Bron Batten, 0412928679, bronbatten@yahoo.com.au




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Performance
                                        interior theatre
                                                 Presents


                                    While I'm Away
Set against a retro slideshow of the world's greatest sites, While I'm Away takes audiences on a deliciously
ridiculous grand tour they will never forget with Poet Laureate Telia Nevile - a poet they never expected.
This subtle character-based comedy is part travel slideshow, part meditation on love and life, and 100%
under-the-radar entertainment for those who know life shouldn't be taken too seriously.

Following in the footsteps of the 5th Duke of Devonshire, Lord Byron and Andy Kaufmann, Poet Laureate
Telia Nevile has travelled the globe in her quest to become a complete artist and plumbed the depths of
herself against the wondrous background of the wide world. Join this socially incapable and endearingly
awkward explorer as she poetically surveys the ruins of her self-worth in 'This Temple of Love is a
Renovator's Dream', experiences the high-speed emotional danger of the Alps in 'I Broke My Heart on the
Blackrun of Your Emotions and Now I'm Well and Truly Piste', and gets primal on the prowl with 'Safari'.

Loaded with metaphor and peppered with puns, While I'm Away is a hilarious take on what it is to be a
down-trodden day-dreamer who doesn't know when to say when.

Telia Nevile appears regularly at the cult underground performance event Last Tuesday Society and has
been creating unique and affecting theatre since 1999. Recent awards include 2008 Short + Sweet 'Best
Comedy Writing' and 2005 Melbourne Fringe 'Outstanding Special Event' (co-won with Matt Kelly).



LISTING INFORMATION
Venue: Son of Loft, The Lithuanian Club - 44 Errol St, North Melbourne
Season Dates: 25/09/2009 - 02/10/2009
Times/Notes: 7.45pm (Sunday 27 Sep at 6.45pm) Excluding Mondays.
Tickets: Conc $12.00, Full $16.00, Group $12.00, Tightarse Tues $10.00
Bookings: Festival Tix: 03 9660 9666 or www.melbournefringe.com.au

COMPANY OR ARTIST PRESS CONTACT:
Telia Nevile, 0407 823 120, telianevile@yahoo.com




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Performance
                                     The Hayloft Project
                                                 Presents


                                           Yuri Wells
"Yuri Wells" is a new play from The Hayloft Project. Created by Associate Directors Benedict Hardie and
Anne-Louise Sarks, Yuri Wells is a contemporary tale of alienation and imagination presented in an
intimate premiere production as part of the 2009 Melbourne Fringe Festival. An aged-care nurse living in
solitude, Yuri Wells safely harbours secrets and desires like anyone else until one disturbing choice finds
him treading a delicate path between sympathetic hero and tragic villain.


LISTING INFORMATION
Venue: Festival Hub - Meeting Room - Arts House, North Melbourne Town Hall
Season Dates: 25/09/2009 - 10/10/2009
Times/Notes: Tuesday - Saturday 9.15pm
Sunday 8.15pm Excluding Mondays.
Tickets: Conc $15.00, Full $20.00, Tightarse Tues $10.00
Bookings: Festival Tix: 03 9660 9666 or www.melbournefringe.com.au

COMPANY OR ARTIST PRESS CONTACT:
Joshua Hewitt, 0412736226, joshuahewitt@optusnet.com.au




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Puppetry
                                Swinburne Theatre Arts
                                                Presents


                                   Live In The Hive
LOOK OUT! Giant bees are descending upon the Prahan Campus of Swinburne University, hunting for
pollen to take back to their hive, don't annoy them or you might get stung! Don't forget to buzz past the
PB101 Gallery where a multimedia performance will take you live inside the hive! Using a combination of
giant roving bee puppets, digital puppetry, and an audio/visual presentation 'Live In The Hive' will take
you on a journey into the life of a Bee!

Emily Adinolfi, Sean Bryan, Jess Marsh and Ben McCloskey combine the skills they've learned throughout
their time at the Swinburne Diploma of Theatre Arts course with the help of Tim Denton and Sticky Apple
Legs Puppetry Company to create a unique and exciting piece of roving, visual theatre.

It's The Biggest Buzz About!


LISTING INFORMATION
Venue: David Williamson Theatre, Swinburne Prahran Campus
Season Dates: 6/10/2009 - 9/10/2009
Times/Notes: 12:30-1:30pm Daily
With something different happening every day!
Tickets: Free Show
Bookings: Festival Tix: 03 9660 9666 or www.melbournefringe.com.au

COMPANY OR ARTIST PRESS CONTACT:
Sean Bryan, 0413 823 548, lazycreationsgroup@gmail.com




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             SCHOOL HOLIDAY PROGRAM




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School Holiday program
                               Justin Sane Entertainment
                                                   Presents


                                       A Curious Day
What if one day you wake up and find your "best friend" has disappeared? What would you do? Justin
embarks on a fantastic journey to discover how important friendship is...

A Curious Day is an extraordinary story of friendship told whilst combining comedy, circus, puppetry,
magic and music.

A Curious Day is the latest solo theatre show from one of Australia's leading physical comedians - Justin
McGinley.

Written, directed and performed by Justin McGinley, with the "Outside Eye" of Stephen Burton (Circus Oz,
NICA).

Justin recently returned from a "Sold Out" tour with Circus Oz's "30th Birthday Bash" in Australia, USA,
Europe and New Zealand, as their leading physical comedian, clown and juggler.

Justin also toured as the leading physical comedian, clown and juggler with Circus Royale.

Justin wrote, directed and performed "Am Dilemma" (pronounced A Minor Dilemma), which received
Commendation for "Best Comedy", Melbourne Fringe Festival and "Best Solo Show", London Fringe
(Ontario), 2006.

For the past eight years, Justin has been performing as a cabaret, stand up and physical comedian
throughout Australia and at many of the major festivals in the USA, Canada, Asia, Europe and New
Zealand.

Commendation for "Best Comedy," Melbourne Fringe Festival, 2005.

"... timelessly, fabulously anxious. He's a wonderful tramp lost in an ill-fitting universe." - The Age

"Chaplin-esque" - San Francisco Chronicle.

"Very, very funny..." - ABC Radio



LISTING INFORMATION
Venue: Festival Hub - Main Theatre, Lithuanian Club
Season Dates: 29/09/2009 - 03/10/2009
Times/Notes: 11.00 - 11.45am
Tickets: Conc $10.00, Full $10.00
Bookings: Festival Tix: 03 9660 9666 or www.melbournefringe.com.au

COMPANY OR ARTIST PRESS CONTACT:
Justin Sane Entertainment, 0407532763, justinsaneentertainment@hotmail.com




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School Holiday program
                                       Northcote Kids
                                                Presents


                   Northcote Kids Fringe Festival
From September 23rd until October 4th, Northcote Kids will be coming to the Northcote Town Hall for the
Melbourne Fringe Festival. Over 2 weeks, 33 shows from 5 theatre groups will be performed for an
audience of children and their families.

Groups performing are Asking for Trouble, Cha Cha Sam, Purple Capsicum Puppets, Cave Mann
Productions, & Curious Legends Theatre Company.

For more info about the Northcote Kids Fringe Festival, and the theatre groups performing, go to:
http://www.curiouslegends.com.au/northcotekids.html



LISTING INFORMATION
Venue: Studio One, Northcote Town Hall
Season Dates: 23/9/2009 - 4/10/2009
Times/Notes: Shows daily at 10:30am, 1pm & 3:30pm Excluding Mondays
Tickets: Conc $12.00, Full $15.00, Group $11.00
Bookings: Festival Tix: 03 9660 9666 or www.melbournefringe.com.au

COMPANY OR ARTIST PRESS CONTACT:
Mitchell Reese, 03 8682 8577, curious@curiouslegends.com.au




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School Holiday program
                                     The List Operators
                                                  Presents


                       The List Operators for Kids!
Winners of 'Golden Gibbo' MICF 09
Winners of Best Independent Producers Award Melbourne Fringe 08.

Fresh from the Edinburgh Fringe Festival 09 the award winning List Operators are back with a brand new
show, but this time they're doing it for the kids!

More exciting than Wii! This show does not contain
1.Lameness
2.Sensibleness
3.Loch Ness
4.Pirates and princesses
5.Puppets
6.Singalongs with a guitar
7.Spelllchecking
8.Fibre.

It does contain:
1.Dinosaurs
2.Time travel
3.Farts
4.Farts (lots of farts actually)
5.Snot
7.A hour of funpacked funnyness
8.A big slice of awesomeness
9.References to Ben 10, Hannah Montana and Dora.
This show is a must see for raucous boys and rowdy girls!

Matt Kelly and Richard Higgins are veterans of children's theatre. They cut their performance teeth at the
legendary RMIT Union Arts Xmas such as the The Day my Bum Went Psycho, Just Disgusting (by Andy
Griffiths), and The Twits (by Roald Dahl).

Individually Matt and Rich have performed for kids all over Australia; Perth ('Circus Soup'), Adelaide ('Kids
Comedy Gala' Speigaltent) Canberra ('Questacon') and all over Regional Victoria and NSW, Qld and ACT
('Jigsaw Theatre Company' and 'The Great Big Storybook'). When he is not a List Operator Richard is a
Clown Doctor at the Royal Children's Hospital.

"kids behind me frequently burst into giggles" Herald Sun

"This is a show where everybody lets their hair down the kids... laugh themselves silly" The Age


LISTING INFORMATION
Venue: Fringe Hub- Main Theatre, Lituanian Club
Season Dates: 29/9/09 - 03/10/09
Times/Notes: 12.30pm
Tickets: Full $15.00, Group $12.00
Bookings: Festival Tix: 03 9660 9666 or www.melbournefringe.com.au

COMPANY OR ARTIST PRESS CONTACT:
Richard Higgins, 0430 244 142, listoperators@gmail.com

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School Holiday program
                                          Circus Mania
                                                 Presents


                                       Topsy Turvey
After much anticipation and popular demand Circus Mania brings to Melbourne it's sell out action-packed
family circus show Topsy Turvy. Gasp in ore as the Strongman precariously balances on a stack of chairs,
witness the beautiful Jeseeka tango whilst poised on a tight wire, and be in hysterics with the Clown's
antics in a box. But don't be fooled by the glitter and glamour of showbiz, these three will manage to turn
anything Topsy Turvy. Sell out season at the 2009 Adelaide Fringe. This is circus comedy at its best, a
wildly entertaining show for kids and big kids alike is not to be missed!
www.topsyturvycircus.com


LISTING INFORMATION
Venue: Festival Hub - Meat Market
Preview Dates: 27/09/2009
Season Dates: 01/10/2009 - 03/10/2009
Times/Notes: 5pm, 4pm Sundays Excluding 28 - 30th Sept
Tickets: Full $15.00
Bookings: Festival Tix: 03 9660 9666 or www.melbournefringe.com.au

COMPANY OR ARTIST PRESS CONTACT:
Jessica McCrindle, 0418339377, jessmccrindle@hotmail.com




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                                        Sarah Phillips
                                                Presents


ANIMATION CLUB!!! presents Secret Handshake
ANIMATION CLUB!!! presents Secret Handshake, a monthly animation night at Loop Bar. Each month,
animators from all around the world create a short animation upon a given topic which is then screened
and voted upon by the audience.

More info can be found at http://www.theanimationclub.com.



LISTING INFORMATION
Venue: Loop Project Space and Bar, 23 Meyers Pl,  Melbourne
Season Dates: 29/10/2009 - 29/10/2009
Times/Notes: 7.30pm. (Submissions due in by 7pm.)
Tickets: Free Show
Bookings: Festival Tix: 03 9660 9666 or www.melbournefringe.com.au

COMPANY OR ARTIST PRESS CONTACT:
Sarah Phillips, 0417497484, info@theanimationclub.com




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                                            Bar Open
                                                Presents


                                      Battle Galaga
A night more exhilarating than a jaunt through hyperspace in the Millennium Falcon.

This is Battle Galaga.

Zit faced arcadia vs Make It Up Club, Bar Open's very own Galaga competition.

Live improvised bands: KNOB, SUN GOD AUSTRALIA, DUB CLUB and ALIEN MUSIC duke it out for the best
celestial soundtrack while overage geeks fight for Galaga supremacy.

Get down to Bar Open and work up a little joystick rash with Monday night Battle Galaga.



LISTING INFORMATION
Venue: Bar Open
Season Dates: 28/09/2009 - 05/10/2009
Times/Notes: Monday nights - 2 sessions only.
8.30pm, Monday 28th Sept & Monday 5th Oct
Tickets: Free Show
Bookings: Festival Tix: 03 9660 9666 or www.melbournefringe.com.au

COMPANY OR ARTIST PRESS CONTACT:
Luke, 94172326, luke@baropen.com.au




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                                                Presents


                                     Cine Abstracts
Cine Abstracts is a one-man experimental film show - and its film not video! Tuohy is one of the most
active experimental filmmakers in Australia and has been working in celluloid for almost twenty years. His
works are part of the emerging global movement of 'dirty hands' film workers making 100% hand
processed and hand printed films. His film works are experimental 'natural abstractions' from the visible
world. He has had film works screen in numerous international film and video festivals. Melbourne
audiences may have seen his film 'Iron-wood' which screened in this year's Melbourne Film Festival.
Tuohy also runs his own film lab - nano lab - which is the only lab for colour super 8 film in the southern
hemisphere - and its in Daylesford Victoria! Cine Abstracts features 10 of his recent film works - seven on
16mm film and three on his beloved super 8 format. These 10 films exhibit a fascination with both nature-
scapes and the power of the cine camera. Exploring largely in-camera photographic techniques such as
matting, multiple exposing, pixilation, re-photography and colour separation etc, Tuohy seeks to find a
nexus between his subject and his spring wound camera, aspiring to take us inside the landscapes - both
human and natural - his films explore.
Also of note are the workshops Tuohy periodically runs teaching film shooting and processing to artists
familiar with video and wanting to tackle cine film.
Caution: Cine Abstracts contains flicker!



LISTING INFORMATION
Venue: The Back Door & Brunswick St Galery
Season Dates: 26/09/2009 - 10/10/2009
Times/Notes: 26th Sept, The Back Door, 8pm.
10th Oct, Brunswick St Gallery, 8pm
Tickets: Conc $8.00, Full $10.00
Bookings: Festival Tix: 03 9660 9666 or www.melbournefringe.com.au

COMPANY OR ARTIST PRESS CONTACT:
Richard Tuohey, 03 5348 4537 / 0400 748 864, richard@nanolab.com.au




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                                      Melbourne Fringe
                                                 Presents


                                            CIRCUIT
Circuit is a new interactive artwork which will showcase some of Victoria's extraordinary independent and
artist-run galleries.

Created by renowned Australian artist Matthew Gingold, and featuring customised elements by Nicole
Breedon and BiLD Architects, this exciting project uses a blend of handmade techniques with new online
technologies to link visitors to each other around the state.

Inside each gallery, you will find a handmade Circuit unit whose low-fi retro construction belies a high-tech
interior of the latest interactive technologies. As you peer into the artwork, specially designed face-
recognition software will snap an instant photograph of your face, subsequently projecting your image
further into the artwork - and out through the ether to the other Circuit venues across Melbourne, Bendigo
and Gippsland.

This work aims to expose the ways in which technology and media are used to track, attract and
manipulate desire by making consumer goods appear personalised for the iGeneration.

Galleries participating in CIRCUIT include:
Bus Projects, 117 Little Lonsdale Street Melbourne
Kings ARI, Level 1/171 King Street Melbourne
West Space, Level 1, 15 - 19 Anthony Street Melbourne
Seventh Gallery, 155 Gertrude Street Fitzroy
Yarra Sculpture Gallery, 117 Vere Street Abbotsford
Off The Kerb, 66B Johnston Street Collingwood
Allan's Walk, Shops 5 & 7 Allan's Walk Bendigo
Gallery Arc, Main Street Yinnar Gippsland




LISTING INFORMATION
Venue: Various
Season Dates: 23/09/2009 - 11/10/2009
Times/Notes: see melbournefringe.com.au
Tickets: Free Show
Bookings: Festival Tix: 03 9660 9666 or www.melbournefringe.com.au

COMPANY OR ARTIST PRESS CONTACT:
Buxton Walker Publcity, 9537 7155, michelle@buxtonwalker.com / jane@buxtonwalker.com




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 Victorian Arabic Social Services- Anti Racism Action Band
                                                 Presents


                                             Conjure
"Conjure" is an explosive new work by the 200 strong culturally diverse A.R.A.B youth ensemble delivering
an intoxicating mix of spoken word, hip hop, belly dance, grind core and hard rock, instrumental score,
skaters, break, Bollywood, Krump, magic and video. This show is suitable for all ages but will be loud.

"CONJURE" tells the story of 'THE WRITER', a 25 year old woman looking back on her life as she drafts a
short story for a publisher. Her central character is a 17 year old girl called CONJURE who has just quit
her job at a fast food chain, experienced a ridiculing incident at the year 11 deb and been hassled by a
gang on the street.

One last incident tips her over the edge and her subconscious and pivotal journey for something much
more in life begins. The story of THE WRITER and that of CONJURE are one in the same. It is about a girl
who becomes a writer, carving out a bold future not limited by her troubled past, her outer suburban
geography or her cultural, peer and family comfort zone.



LISTING INFORMATION
Venue: Northcote Town Hall
Season Dates: 16/10/2009 - 18/10/2009
Times/Notes: 7:30 PM start. Approximate running time is 1.5 hours.
Tickets: Conc $10.00, Full $15.00, Group $5.00
Bookings: Festival Tix: 03 9660 9666 or www.melbournefringe.com.au

COMPANY OR ARTIST PRESS CONTACT:
Marline Zaibak, 93593670, info@arab-vass.com




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                                                      -
                                                 Presents


                                      Depth of Field
Depth of Field is a celebratory 'song in story' event on the banks of the Yarra River. Opened by special
guest Zofia Witkowski-Blake, 8 year old poet & jazz drummer, this event offers people of all ages the
chance to soak in the sumptuous outdoors and be treated to the beautiful songs from Melbourne's most
original choir First Chorus: Band of Singers, the infamous Ms Emma Marguerite Bathgate last seen hiding
from the Dilapidated Diva and gracious music from Stephen Grant.
Zofia Witkowski-Blake -Zofia espouses words like the silver lining on a cloud. This undisguised talent beats
a rhythm to her original poetry giving us a precious glimpse into her magic realm.
First Chorus: Band of Singers -In 2007 a handful of singers came together to build a vocal force that
original musicians and artists of all mediums could use in works across the spectrum. Directed by Virginia
Bott, fIRST cHORUS: Band of Singers is a choir for the times, a collective of individuals who conspire to
lend their unique sound to the creation of new music.
Ms Emma Marguerite Bathgate debuts as Emma Marguerite Bathgate following in the wake of her riotous
career, as the Dilapidated Diva and reclaiming her voice with her own sumptuous heart songs.
Stephen Grant -An incredibly consummate, tasteful and divine musician, Steve has played at festivals
throughout Australia and toured in Europe numerous times with a variety of groups and is a member of
the Julian Wilson Trio and CW Stone King band.


LISTING INFORMATION
Venue: Fairfield Amphitheatre, Fairfield
Season Dates: 27/09/2009
Times/Notes: 1-3pm
Tickets: Conc $10.00, Full $15.00
Bookings: Festival Tix: 03 9660 9666 or www.melbournefringe.com.au

COMPANY OR ARTIST PRESS CONTACT:
Emma Bathgate, Mobile 0425 719 084 Office tel. 03 83000041, embathgate@gmail.com.au




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                                          Horse Bazaar
                                                 Presents


                                       Digital Fringe
Digital Fringe is an open access public arts festival that places contemporary screen based media in public
locations. It provides artists with access to an extensive network of hundreds of public screens and non-
traditional audiences throughout Australia and the world. Screening venues receive a playlist curated from
the diverse visual works of animation, abstract, video art, short film, machinima, motion graphics,
photography and stills submitted to the Digital Fringe festival via our website - digitalfringe.com.au

In keeping with the Fringe Festival charter, Digital Fringe is open access and accessible to emerging and
established artists, particularly those working in screen based and new media. Submissions are received
from all around the world: from professional artists to bedroom doodlers and everybody in between.

Screening venues range from busy bars and cafes, bustling shopping centres, walls of TV's in electrical
stores, State and regional libraries, art galleries, and cultural institutions, suburban shop fronts and on
massive urban screens in public plazas like Melbourne's Federation Square. Digital Fringe screens are also
appearing in outback Australia, and across the Americas's, the UK and Europe. All submissions also play
on the Digital Fringe website.

Produced by Horse Bazaar with assistance from Film Victoria and Melbourne Fringe, Digital Fringe 09 will
create a web of screen art in public space across Melbourne, Regional Australia and the world!


LISTING INFORMATION
Venue: 100's of Screens across Melbourne, Australia, and the World
Season Dates: 23/09/2009 - 11/10/2009
Times/Notes: Works are screened at varying times at each location and 24/7 online.
Tickets: Free Show
Bookings: Festival Tix: 03 9660 9666 or www.melbournefringe.com.au

COMPANY OR ARTIST PRESS CONTACT:
Simeon Moran, 0402 514 017, simeon@horsebazaar.com.au




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                                       Stama Productions
                                                    Presents


                                   ELECTRIC SHORTS
"The spirit of artists doing it for themselves drives Electric Shorts ... it's not often that every film in a film
festival: large, small, mainstream, even fringe, is truly independent, that is, fully self-funded. If you wait
around for money from funding bodies or private backers before you start a film, you might be waiting a
long time and your vision, may never be seen."

In its sixth year with The Melbourne Fringe Festival Electric Shorts aims to inspire upcoming Australian
filmmakers. This year's programme covers a range of styles and themes. Twelve short films will compel,
entertain, and shock ... everything films can do but often don't.

After the screening, there will be time, opportunity and inclination for filmmakers and audience to engage
in dialogue triggered by the films over a drink or two.



LISTING INFORMATION
Venue: LOOP Space & Bar, 23 Meyers Place
Season Dates: 07/10/2009
Times/Notes: 7.30 pm - 10.30 pm
Tickets: Free Show
Bookings: Festival Tix: 03 9660 9666 or www.melbournefringe.com.au

COMPANY OR ARTIST PRESS CONTACT:
Stama Productions, 0417567077, electricshorts2003@hotmail.com




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                               Melbourne Origami Group
                                                  Presents


                             Folding Australia 2009
Master the art of origami with Australia's leading artists. Learn all about paper selection, advanced folding
techniques, paper treatments, and start folding your own origami artworks. Origami is a traditional art
form that is undergoing a modern day renaissance.


LISTING INFORMATION
Venue: Sol Green Community Centre, Corner Coventry and Montague Streets, South Melbourne
Season Dates: 26/09/2009 - 27/09/2009
Times/Notes: Ticket Prices
Adult 1-day $28
Child/Concession 1-day $18
Adult 2-day pass $48
Child/concession 2-day $28
Tickets: Conc $28.00, Full $48.00
Bookings: Festival Tix: 03 9660 9666 or www.melbournefringe.com.au

COMPANY OR ARTIST PRESS CONTACT:
Matthew Gardiner, 0407099749, matt@airstrip.com.au




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                                     Melbourne Fringe
                                                Presents


                                      FRINGE CLUB
13 NIGHTS OF FREE ENTERTAINMENT... WELCOME TO THE FRINGE CLUB

13 nights of FREE entertainment all in one spot! If you've never been before then you have really missed
out, and if you have been you better come back, because things have changed.
2009 sees the Club transformed into a cosier, warmer space built for bumping gently against your fellow
artists and audiences.
Get in the middle of the entertainment, the atmosphere, the dialogue and the dancing. Get face-to-face
with the faces of the Festival, be the star of your own night, meet the stars of the shows, touch someone
who has touched you, press against the impressive.
Mark your diaries now, for once these nights have passed, they will be lost to time and you won't get
another chance.
Fri 25/9 - Opening Night Party
Sat 26/9 - Soul Fringe
Sun 27/9 - Fading Fires with Ollie Olsen
Tue 29/9 - The Last Tuesday Society
Wed 30/9 - Pete and the Tar Gang
Thu 1/10 - About The Town
Fri 2/10 - SHUT UP AND DANCE!
Sat 3/10 - Sweet Jelly Roll
Sun 4/10 - SPRUIK
Tue 6/10 - The Last Tuesday Society
Wed 7/10 - The Dave Callan Institute
Thu 8/10 - Newspower!
Fri 9/10 - The Last Gasp


LISTING INFORMATION
Venue: Fringe Festival Club - North Melbourne Town Hall
Season Dates: 25/09/2009 - 10/10/2009 Excluding Monday
Tickets: Free Show
Bookings: Festival Tix: 03 9660 9666 or www.melbournefringe.com.au

COMPANY OR ARTIST PRESS CONTACT:
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                                      Melbourne Fringe
                                                 Presents


                FRINGE FURNITURE 2009 - Silver
In the lead up to its 25th year, Fringe Furniture is extending its program. In 2009, two concurrent
furniture exhibitions will be held in iconic Melbourne venues as we simultaneously reflect on our past and
project to the future.

Fringe Furniture 2009 - Silver
The Arts House, Meat Market

In 2009, Fringe Furniture will radiate a lustrous shining light of optimism. This year's theme, SILVER, has
encouraged designers, artists and object makers to explore the visual, physical and symbolic properties of
this bright metallic.

There are more than 80 dazzling pieces on display including furniture, homewares, lighting, indoor and
outdoor works. Emily Sexton, Creative Producer of Melbourne Fringe says: 'Fringe Furniture has become a
yearly catalyst for experimentation providing a place to present new prototypes or explore ideas that are
free from the restrictions of the commercial environment. In this way, it is a critical design event for
Melbourne.'




LISTING INFORMATION
Venue: Arts House Meat Market, 5 Blackwood Street, North Melbourne
Season Dates: 24/09/2009 - 10/10/2009
Times/Notes: 12pm - 7pm
Tickets: Free Show
Bookings: Festival Tix: 03 9660 9666 or www.melbournefringe.com.au

COMPANY OR ARTIST PRESS CONTACT:
Buxton Walker Publcity , 0419 134 278 / 9573 7155 , michelle@buxtonwalker.com /
jane@buxtonwalker.com




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                                      Melbourne Fringe
                                                 Presents


         Fringe Furniture - Alumni Retrospective
In the lead up to its 25th year, Fringe Furniture is extending its program. In 2009, two concurrent
furniture exhibitions will be held in iconic Melbourne venues as we simultaneously reflect on our past and
project to the future.

Fringe Furniture - Alumni Retrospective
Melbourne Museum

It helps to look back to remember where we are heading and the Fringe Furniture Alumni Retrospective
will do just this. Melbourne Museum present this curated collection showcasing 30 works from 1986 -
present day which will consolidate the history of this innovative design event.

Fringe Furniture alumni Daniel Barbera says, "I like the idea of doing furniture that is art, experimental,
maybe not functional, but has a concept or story behind it. To me that is the essence of Fringe Furniture'.

The exhibiting alumni designers are: Gordon Tait, Bruce Filley, David Poulton, Scott McFadden, Dianne
Beavers, Bianca Faye, Daniel Barbera, Lana Alsamir Diamond, Yellow Diva, Ross Gardam, Keith Melbourne,
Celina Clarke (ISM Objects), Chris Connel, Justin Caleo, Cindy-Lee Davis and Matthew Harding.




LISTING INFORMATION
Venue: Melbourne Museum, Nicholson Street, Carlton
Season Dates: 24/09/2009 - 11/10/2009
Times/Notes: 10am - 5pm daily.
Tickets: Free Show
Bookings: Festival Tix: 03 9660 9666 or www.melbournefringe.com.au

COMPANY OR ARTIST PRESS CONTACT:
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                                Op Shop Tours Australia
                                                 Presents


                                      Op Shop Tour
Put the op back in shop.

One bus. Five stops. Fifty people. Endless bargains.

Discover hidden secrets, and rummage for a bargain with four hours of second-hand adventure. Find
places you never knew existed, soak up the Fringe atmosphere, find a bargain, recycle something, and
join the revolution of second-hand shopping.

After Sell out seasons in both Adelaide and Melbourne Fringe Festivals, Op Shop Tours Australia is
returning to the Melbourne Fringe Festival to help the recycle revolution. With an all new itinerary and
hosted by Melbourne cabaret performer Joanne O'Callaghan, the tour takes a journey through bargain bins
and bric a brac. The on bus action includes renditions of old time favourite songs such as History
Repeating, games, discounts and anecdotes of previous finds.

For more information please go to the website www.opshoptoursaustralia.com



LISTING INFORMATION
Venue: On a Bus - meet at North Melbourne Town Hall
Season Dates: 23/09/2009 - 10/10/2009
Times/Notes: Wednesdays & Saturdays only - 9.30am to 1.30pm
Don't be Late!
Tickets: Conc $25.00, Full $27.00
Bookings: Festival Tix: 03 9660 9666 or www.melbournefringe.com.au

COMPANY OR ARTIST PRESS CONTACT:
Joanne O'Callaghan, 0402562801, jo@opshoptoursaustralia.com




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                                 Free Software Australia
                                                  Presents


                         Open Source for creatives
Free Software Australia presents :

A series of workshops as part of the Digital Fringe Festival which focus on the production of media and
creative arts with open source technologies.

The world of free, open source and community developed technologies is rapidly expanding, offering
massive potential for free and low cost solutions, saving money and supporting collaborative projects run
by enthusiasts around the globe.

Despite recent widespread adoption of Open Source technologies, the world is still a confusing one,
clouded by jargon and stalwart tech heads resenting letting newbies in.

The arts, non-profit and small business worlds could especially benefit from adopting some of the
hundreds of tools out there, not only to help frequently tight budgets but to also encourage the work of
similarly minded people in a different medium. The workshop intends to guide participants through the
pitfalls of adopting open source technology, outlining the problems, difficulties and solutions in a friendly
and understandable way, presented by individuals who have been through the same experiences and are
knowledgeable in the worlds of art, running non-profits / small businesses and technology.

We hope to see you there!

With support from Chinchilla Media, The Australian Centre of Democracy and Justice and Computer Bank.


LISTING INFORMATION
Venue: Horse Bazaar
Season Dates: 21/09/09 - 05/10/09
Times/Notes: 18.30 - 20.30 every Monday
Tickets: Free Show
Bookings: Festival Tix: 03 9660 9666 or www.melbournefringe.com.au

COMPANY OR ARTIST PRESS CONTACT:
Chris Chinchilla, 0433255721, chris@chinchillamedia.com




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                               http://shareoutpost.org
                                                 Presents


                    OUTPOST - A/V JAM SESSION
OUTPOST is a night for portable digital audio and video artists to come together and share performances
and ideas.

OUTPOST is part of the share.global organization which hosts events and workshops in New York, San
Diego, Los Angeles (USA), Montreal (Canada), Wiesbaden (Germany), and Stavanger (Sweden).

Held on the last Wednesday night of every month at Bar Open in Brunswick Street, Fitzroy. OUTPOST is a
mixture of open jam, featured performances and spontaneous workshop and runs much like other SHARE
events over the world.

Here's how you can be part of an OUTPOST event.
* Come on down. Bring your devices.
* Get there early so you can find out who is on and when. Line up a time of when you might want to play,
with what and with who.
* Ask at the bar and they'll direct you to someone who can help get you sorted with joining in, help setting
up & plugging in.

Usually most nights will start with an open jam. Between sets of featured performances there will be more
jamming, so don't worry if you don't get in right away. We try to run the night so that everyone gets to
play at some stage.

OUTPOST is run by a core group of sound and video artists so there will always be someone there to play
with if you feel like it.



LISTING INFORMATION
Venue: Bar Open, 317 Brunswick St, Fitzroy
Season Dates: 30/09/2009
Times/Notes: OUTPOST is a free event that runs from 8:30 pm until around midnight.
Tickets: Free Show
Bookings: Festival Tix: 03 9660 9666 or www.melbournefringe.com.au

COMPANY OR ARTIST PRESS CONTACT:
Dan West, 0422263529, dan@shareoutpost.org




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                                                    3CR
                                                   Presents


                                      People's Tours
Goodbye Contiki, Hello People's Tours.
On a hunch that we're not all the same, Melbourne Fringe Festival is set to stage four unique tours of local
history and people. Discover a local expert's take on Melbourne's history and culture.

Musician Irine Vela launches the series with a free tour of something very close to her heart - her life as a
working musician in Melbourne as a Greek-Albanian woman. Wander the back alleys of Carlton with local
stencil artist Tom Sevil as he tracks down remnant political graffiti and street art from the 70s to 2005.
Author Jenny Lee explores the long history of a short river, the Maribyrnong, in a tour that traverses the
indigenous settlement of the area, the old explosives factory, and the Tea Gardens. Activist and author
Iain McIntyre takes you back in time with his tour to the Brunswick in the Great Depression, when
thousands of Melburnians thrown out of their homes. Visit the sites of some of Melbourne's fiercest anti-
eviction battles.

People's Tours are produced by 3CR Community Radio and funded by the Office of Public Records' Local
History program. These four tours will later be online as audio tours at http://peoplestour.net, along with
Google maps, photo slideshows, and tour guide biographies. They build on a series of 15 audio tours that
target under-represented audiences like "public housing snobs", "people with anxiety", "hipsters scared to
go to north of Bell Street" and "dogs who like to wander."
http://peoplestour.net


LISTING INFORMATION
Venue: Multiple venues, see below in
Season Dates: None
Times/Notes: Irine Vela: Sat 26 Sept, 7-9pm
Horse Bazaar, 397 Little Lonsdale St, Melbourne.

Tom Sevil: Sat 27 Sept, 1-2.30pm. $10 Meet: Readings Bookshop
Tickets: Full $10.00
Bookings: Festival Tix: 03 9660 9666 or www.melbournefringe.com.au

COMPANY OR ARTIST PRESS CONTACT:
Jane Curtis / Bree McKilligan, 0422 064005 / 0413 895527, janecurtis@gmail.com /
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                               Medecins Sans Frontieres
                                                  Presents


                        Refugee Camp in your City
Very few Australians get the chance to hear, feel and see what life is like in a refugee camp.

REFUGEE CAMP IN YOUR CITY, Médecins Sans Frontières' 1000 square-metre replica camp, will give
people the chance to walk into a camp site modeled on refugee camps in countries such as Chad and
Sudan.

Experienced field staff will be on-hand at the camp to lead the guided tours and tell their stories about
refugee camp life and the vulnerability of life for people who have fled their homes.
After travelling around the world for more than a decade, REFUGEE CAMP IN YOUR CITY will this year
visit:

Melbourne - Treasury Gardens - 3-11 October 2009 - 9am-5pm (last tour)

The camp will offer information about Médecins Sans Frontières - an international medical humanitarian
organisation that assists victims of armed conflict, epidemics and natural disasters. Guides will discuss a
range of issues affecting refugees, such as malnutrition, disease and women's health.
Experienced field staff will also be available to talk to people interested in working for Médecins Sans
Frontières at an information nights held in Melbourne on Thursday 15 October.

Médecins Sans Frontières Australia will be presenting REFUGEE CAMP IN YOUR CITY in the 2009 Melbourne
Fringe Festival. Visit www.melbournefringe.com.au for more details.



LISTING INFORMATION
Venue: Treasury Gardens, cnr Spring Street and Wellington Parade.
Season Dates: 03/10/2009 - 11/10/2009
Times/Notes: Daily 9AM-5PM
Group bookings can be made via the Refugee Camp in your City website - http://refugeecamp.msf.org.au/
Tickets: Free Show
Bookings: Festival Tix: 03 9660 9666 or www.melbournefringe.com.au

COMPANY OR ARTIST PRESS CONTACT:
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                                     Melbourne Fringe
                                                Presents


                                          REVERB 1
Fresh, unadorned and free.

Remember where... you had your first kiss? Broke up? Hung out after school? Shared a guilty fag on the
way home?

Our memories and experiences of public places are the starting point for this set of brand new short
contemporary dance works to be performed on the streets of Melbourne and Bendigo.

Choreographers Martin del Amo and Brooke Stamp will create new works working with four of Melbourne's
hottest young and emerging dancers.

Martin del Amo is one of Sydney's leading independent choreographers and artists, del Amo has worked
across a range of art forms - dance, contemporary performance, storytelling and new music. Trained in
contemporary dance and Butoh, solo work has been a major part of del Amo's creativity since the mid
'90s.

Brooke Stamp studied at the Queensland Dance School of Excellence before graduating from the Victorian
College of the Arts in 1999. Stamp has appeared and toured with Dance Works and Chunky Move amongst
others. In 2003 Stamp joined theatre Company GoD BE IN MY MouTH as a performer and choreographic
deviser. A member of Phillip Adams' BalletLab company since 2000, Stamp has performed both nationally
and internationally in Adams' widely acclaimed works.

Reverb1 Creative Consultant: Martyn Coutts
Reverb1 Dancers include Ben Hancock Paula Lay and Frankie Snowdon



LISTING INFORMATION
Venue: Forecourt of the Capital Theatre, Bendigo Grattan Gardens - corner Greville and Grattan Streets,
Prahran
Season Dates: 24/09/2009 - 11/10/2009
Times/Notes: Bendigo - 5.00pm, Thurs 24 Sep.
Melbourne - 5.00pm, Sat 26 & Sun 27 Sep, Sat 3 & Sun 4 Oct , Sat 10 & Sun 11 Oct Excluding Mon-Fri
Tickets: Free Show
Bookings: Festival Tix: 03 9660 9666 or www.melbournefringe.com.au

COMPANY OR ARTIST PRESS CONTACT:
Buxton Walker Publcity, 0419 134 278 / 9573 7155, michelle@buxtonwalker.com /
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                                           Roarhouse
                                                Presents


                           Roarhouse - Inside Out
Roarhouse showcases fearless song writing, insightful poetry and eye-poppingly brilliant performance art.
Our Fringe Festival show includes the wonderful bush cacophony of The Litchfield Hallstars, the honest and
raw tunes of Melbourne muso Jona Byron, the most stirring performance art of New Rain On The Mountain,
the very moving spoken words of Thomas Richardson from Mornington, mesmerizing folk-twangles of new
singer/songwriter My Imaginary Heart, the acoustic rhythms of local folk-rock artist Dean Lombard,
unique bluegrass emanations with Craig Smith, the extraordinary insights of emerging poet Gemma White,
the fine electro-craft of Air Embolism, the truly excellent trumpet of Roarhouse favourite Craig Smith and
much more!

Roarhouse began in 2006, created by Director Marjetka McMahon. It is a vibrant, socially-inclusive live
showcase of music, comedy, spoken word and performance arts presented fortnightly at various venues.
Roarhouse provides performance and volunteer opportunities for our entire community of artists, including
those marginalized, disadvantaged and/or challenged with mental health issues which makes us the most
diverse, mind-bendingly, jaw-droppingly creative performance night to ever come out of the wilds of
Melbourne!



LISTING INFORMATION
Venue: Bar 303, 303 High St, Northcote
Season Dates: 08/10/09
Times/Notes: 7.00pm - 10.30pm
Tickets: Free Show
Bookings: Festival Tix: 03 9660 9666 or www.melbournefringe.com.au

COMPANY OR ARTIST PRESS CONTACT:
Fiona Caskie, 0413 291 231, fi.roarhouse@gmail.com




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    Melbourne Fringe, WELL and Full Tilt at the Arts Centre
                                                 Presents


                         Take Off Your Skin (TOYS)
Replication. Repetition. Exploding Mass.

Take Off Your Skin (TOYS) is a large-scale collaborative dance performance. A collaboration with Japanese
artist Yasuko Kurono, TOYS is a multiplying project that manifests in public spaces - both virtual and
physical.

During the festival, clusters of Kurono clones intercept iconic sites throughout Melbourne, climaxing in an
imploding mass of dance, abstraction, poise and presence.

The clones' mission is to reveal the beauty in pattern and numbers, provoking reflection and difference in
common spaces.

Participants perform and record their experiences in small pods of clones and as a mass under
choreographed guidance. Post-performance the dance of the clones will be revealed online - showing a
multiplicity of viewpoints from the participants and the audience.

You can register to be part of this global performance art project as it infects Melbourne during the Fringe
- see melbournefringe.com.au/toys for more details.

Artistic Director - Dario Varcirca



LISTING INFORMATION
Venue: The Arts Centre Lawn, 100 St Kilda Rd, Melbourne
Season Dates: 02/10/2009
Times/Notes: 2 - 4 pm
Tickets: Free Show
Bookings: Festival Tix: 03 9660 9666 or www.melbournefringe.com.au

COMPANY OR ARTIST PRESS CONTACT:
Michelle Buxton / Jane Davis, 0419 134 278 / 9573 7155, michelle@buxtonwalker.com /
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                                              Left Turn
                                                 Presents


                                 The Naked Brunch
 A celebration of collaboration and the human form! The Naked Brunch is an invitation for Melbourne
Fringe Festival Creatives to come together, share a meal and bare all.

Stripping back to their most intimate details whilst indulging in an assortment of sensual delights. A
fanciful culinary experience including live music and tasteful performance that will fill the belly and warm
the soul. Join Left Turn at Bebida Cafe for an unforgettable morning of music, movement and mastication!



LISTING INFORMATION
Venue: Bebida Cafe, 325 Smith St, Fitzroy
Season Dates: 06/10/09
Times/Notes: 10 am-12 pm
Tickets: Full $33.00
Bookings: Festival Tix: 03 9660 9666 or www.melbournefringe.com.au

COMPANY OR ARTIST PRESS CONTACT:
Natalie Bak, 0411222513, batalienak@yahoo.com.au




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                 Sanctum Theatre & Fenestra Productions
                                                  Presents


                                  Wealth of Nations
Sanctum Theatre and Fenestra Productions celebrate the 233rd anniversary of Adam Smith's seminal
work, 'Wealth of Nations'.

The ship may be sinking, the 'invisible hand' might have lost its grip on the invisible wheel, but there is an
alternative. For two weekends in September, Sanctum and Fenestra break away from the global economic
system to realise Smith's ideal economic order on a small patch of turf in Brunswick.

All merchants of mania, hawkers of hubris, snake oil salesmen and peddlers of useless pendants are
invited to peddle their wares in the 'Wealth of Nations' market place and earn currency to buy soup, drinks
or other useless pendants.

The 'Wealth of Nations' meritocracy will be upheld through democratic elections but, as we descend into
the night, Gog and Magog emerge from the squalid underbelly of the metropolis to do battle and wreak
havoc.

Each night there will be special guest performers, a live band and DJ. Please refer to
www.sanctumtheatre.org for further details on guests and bands as well as artist's bios and trading
application forms.

This year Sanctum presents one show a month between March and November as part of the 'Zero Projects
2009' season. 'Zero Projects 2009' is animism for the Twenty First Century, bringing to life locations in and
around Brunswick through story, reverie and revelry.

Sanctum has teamed up with Fenestra to present 'Wealth of Nations', the most ambitious Zero Project yet.


LISTING INFORMATION
Venue: Wall Street on Barkly, 162 Barkly St, East Brunswick
Season Dates: 24/09/2009 - 3/10/2009
Times/Notes: Show on Thur, Fri & Sat. Trading and performances begin at 7:30pm and continue til
10:30pm. DJ and festivities continue until midnight. Excluding Sun, Mon, Tue & Wed
Tickets: Conc $13.00, Full $18.00
Bookings: Festival Tix: 03 9660 9666 or www.melbournefringe.com.au

COMPANY OR ARTIST PRESS CONTACT:
Lachlan Plain, 0432 103 538, lachlan@sanctumtheatre.org




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                                         Sherry Paddon
                                                  Presents


                                       Big Mountain
This installation is an exploration of the more sinister undercurrents of the Australian landscape, inspired
by memories of growing up in rural Western Australia. Using collected soft toys, cooking and landscape
books and vintage Playboy magazines; layers are constructed and arranged to reference iconic Australian
landscapes and mountainous forms.


LISTING INFORMATION
Venue: Brunswick Arts Space, 2a Little Breese St, Brunswick
Preview Dates: 02/10/2009 - 02/10/2009
Season Dates: 03/10/2009 - 18/10/2009
Times/Notes: Thursdays & Fridays 3pm-7pm
Saturdays & Sundays 12pm-5pm Excluding Mondays - Wednesdays.
Tickets: Free Show
Bookings: Festival Tix: 03 9660 9666 or www.melbournefringe.com.au

COMPANY OR ARTIST PRESS CONTACT:
Sherry Paddon, 0427088456, sherrypaddon@gmail.com




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                                                    d4
                                                  Presents


                                                  Black
BLACK ... (blacker)

Black is an installation by Dimitri Cherepanov.

Four figures and a piano.

Turning away from the path, away from the light into the black silence. Just the gothic gloom,
contemplation reveals what may not even be there, all company has left there is nothing really to hold the
eye .. the most alone, almost a alone. Shadows! There must be still some light.


LISTING INFORMATION
Venue: Caravan Studios Gallery, 135 David St, Richmond
Season Dates: 22/09/2009 - 10/10/2009
Times/Notes: 10am-5pm daily.
Tickets: Free Show
Bookings: Festival Tix: 03 9660 9666 or www.melbournefringe.com.au

COMPANY OR ARTIST PRESS CONTACT:
dimitri cherepanov, 0418866033, carav8@yahoo.com.au




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                                                  Presents


                               Earth Fire Rain Wind
Earth Fire Rain Wind is an installation work exploring the conflicts and truths of a Woman of Mixed
Dreaming, influenced and inspired by both urban and natural realms. A Wiradjuri 'half-caste' with English,
Irish, Chinese bloodlines, she tackles identity, spirituality and the art of maintaining Earth dialogue in
urban landscapes. Hybridity is explored and identity tackled in this multi dimensional work.

Presented in an inner city gallery, Naretha's unique approach utilises a range of mediums including
performance, video, sound and visual art, and invites the audience into a space where she aims to
harmonise her own complexity.

Desperate to break through the confines of what Indigenous artists are "meant to be" producing, this work
honours an expansive understanding of identity, cultural dialogue and contemporary arts practice.

Earth Fire Rain Wind is a brave attempt at confronting and finding strength within personal identity. It is in
response to having to consistently prove who she is and where she belongs - even to herself.

Walk into "live ceremony" and dynamic interdisciplinary artwork. Drawing on the Elements as core codes
and references for knowledge, this is an interesting and timely production not to be missed.

This production is generously supported by the City of Melbourne.


LISTING INFORMATION
Venue: McCulloch Gallery
Season Dates: 08/10/2009 - 17/10/2009
Times/Notes: 3-8pm Excluding Monday & Tuesday
Tickets: Free Show
Bookings: Festival Tix: 03 9660 9666 or www.melbournefringe.com.au

COMPANY OR ARTIST PRESS CONTACT:
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                                       Omnific Assembly
                                                  Presents


                                          Echo's Lost
Reduced to scientific terms 'memory' is simply an organism's mental ability to store, retain and recall
information but in the daily experience of our lives, memory is so much more. The ability to remember
shapes who we are, how we react to the world around us and the people within it. Memory allows us to
know our past and helps us to construct our future.

In Omnific Assembly's latest exhibition, 15 local and international artists examine the cold, clinical idea of
memory through the warm, tactile medium of craft, translating the abstract into tangible form. Presented
in an antique cabinet on display in the window of one of Melbourne's best loved stores, Circa Vintage
Clothing, this exhibition focuses on memory and what is left behind when the memory fades.

Utalising traditional crafting techniques including felting, embroidery, crochet and paper mache, as well as
lesser known methods such as the Victorian craft of "drizzling"(the unraveling of cloth and lace) these
mute mementos are poignant works examining the abstract concept of memory.

Omnific Assembly is gaining a reputation for interesting and unique group art exhibitions, having produced
five highly successful exhibitions since 2005, including 21 Dead Bugs as a Gift, a unique cross platform
project and Totem - Dolls with Souls at Federation Square for Fringe 2008. Omnific Assembly is focused on
developing cross platform projects that involve a diverse community of artists, from digital art to
traditional craft


LISTING INFORMATION
Venue: Circa Vintage Clothing, 102 Gertrude St, Fitzroy
Season Dates: 23/09/09 - 18/10/09
Times/Notes: Exhibition is on show 24 hours a day
Tickets: Free Show
Bookings: Festival Tix: 03 9660 9666 or www.melbournefringe.com.au

COMPANY OR ARTIST PRESS CONTACT:
Sayraphim Lothian, 0438 813 413, them@omnificassembly.com




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                                    Antonia Goodfellow
                                                 Presents


                                                Field
A sculpturally immersive installation prompted by hypothetical structures, natural geometry, light, sound,
fields of view and molecules smaller than light waves.

This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through
the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body



LISTING INFORMATION
Venue: The Library Artspace, 100 Barkly St, North Fitzroy
Season Dates: 17/09/09 - 03/10/09
Times/Notes: Opening Wed Sept 16th 6:00 - 8:00pm.
Gallery Opening hours Wed-Sat 12-6pm
 Excluding Sun - Tues
Tickets: Free Show
Bookings: Festival Tix: 03 9660 9666 or www.melbournefringe.com.au

COMPANY OR ARTIST PRESS CONTACT:
Antonia Goodfellow, 0422 141 366, reflectagirl@gmail.com




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                                            Tess Waters
                                                  Presents


                              Get the Balance Right
an installation by Ramona Telecican

'Push to the left, back to the right, twist and turn til you've got it right. To go against the grain in the
typical urban lifestyle. To remain true to self within the illusion of pressure. To remain active, progressive
and rational amongst chaos. To be calm in a place of noise and movement.'

This new installation by Melbourne visual artist Ramona Telecican aims to bring a sense of calm, "stop and
smell the roses" or "stop and look at the art". To remind people that they can play in the city.

The installation is commenting on the ability to remain active, progressive and rational amongst chaos. It's
a comment on typical urban lifestyle; and going against the grain, on the importance of play and of
perspective, on remaining true to one-self when the illusion of pressure is upon you, and understanding
when to say no and when to say I know.



LISTING INFORMATION
Venue: Bourke Street Mall - South Side near BodyShop, Melbourne, 3000
Season Dates: 28/09/2009 - 02/09/2009
Times/Notes: 7am - 7pm daily
Tickets: Free Show
Bookings: Festival Tix: 03 9660 9666 or www.melbournefringe.com.au

COMPANY OR ARTIST PRESS CONTACT:
Tessa Waters - Producer, 0415094687, tesswaters@gmail.com




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                                  Brunswick Arts Space
                                                 Presents


                    He Was An Alien in the Pacific
This series of photographs and installations is a playful investigation of an imagined first contact between
Pacific and European peoples, shown from a Polynesian perspective. Drawing upon historical portraits of
Captain James Cook and other later navigators, Kirsten Lyttle attempts to challenge Eurocentric narratives
of colonization by presenting Cook as an alien in a landscape already discovered and navigated by the
peoples' of the South Pacific.

Kirsten Lyttle is a Melbourne based multi-media artist. She completed a Fine Art degree with Distinction,
majoring in photography from RMIT in 2008. Throughout her work, she has been exploring issues of
identity, gender, race and consumerism, which has been informed by her mixed racial heritage (Maori and
Anglo Celtic ancestry).

She has exhibited in Melbourne and Auckland. Recent solo shows include; "The Body as a Coloured Object:
Identity Crisis" (Seventh Gallery, 2009), "Pacific Idols" (Red Gallery, 2007), "Pick N' Mix" (Oedipus Rex
Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand, 2007), "Savages" (Red Gallery, 2006), "Wahine" (Vanguard Gallery,
2006).


LISTING INFORMATION
Venue: Brunswick Arts Space, 2a Little Breese St., Brunswick
Preview Dates: 2/10/2009 - 2/10/2009
Season Dates: 3/10/2009 - 18/10/2009
Times/Notes: Opening Hours: Thursday and Friday, 3pm - 7pm, Saturday and Sunday, 12pm - 5pm
Opening Night, Friday 2 October 2009, 6pm - 8pm. Excluding Mon, Tues and Wed
Tickets: Free Show
Bookings: Festival Tix: 03 9660 9666 or www.melbournefringe.com.au

COMPANY OR ARTIST PRESS CONTACT:
Kirsten Lyttle, 0400 839 134, kirst1@tadaust.org.au




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                                   Illustrators Australia
                                                  Presents


           Illustrators Australia 14th Annual 9X5
                         Exhibition -
This exhibition is brought to you by the members of IA, professional Illustrators whom you know and love
from newspapers, children's books and magazines.

The theme '20' is the inspiration for the exhibition as IA celebrates it's 20th year anniversary.

On show will be illustrated masterpieces painted directly on to 9x5 inch pieces of wood, similar to that of
the Heidelberg artists in their 1889 Melbourne exhibition. If you would like the opportunity to see a truly
unique event that involves about 100 illustrators Australia-wide then do not miss this exhibition.

Opening night kicks off at 6pm where you have the opportunity to purchase an original piece of artwork or
take part in the Silent Auction, vote for your favorite piece, enjoy a drink and finger food and mix with
some of Australia's finest illustrators. The gallery is also open on Saturday for you to enjoy and perhaps
make a purchase. All works will be for sale, and if there is more than 1 person interested it will go into the
Silent auction. IA merchandise will also be on display and for sale for the duration of the exhibition.

For more information and to view works online please go to our website:
www.illustratorsaustralia.com



LISTING INFORMATION
Venue: Space 39, Level 2, 39 Little Collins St, Melbourne
Season Dates: 09/10/2009 - 10/10/2009
Times/Notes: Dates: Friday 9th October,6pm (Opening night)
Saturday 10th October 10am-4pm
Tickets: Free Show
Bookings: Festival Tix: 03 9660 9666 or www.melbournefringe.com.au

COMPANY OR ARTIST PRESS CONTACT:
Illustrators Australia - Jody Pratt, 0402 338 179 / 9481 0053, office@illustratorsaustralia.com




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                                       iMAP Collective
                                                Presents


                                               iMAP
Interested in learning more about the lives and stories of fellow Melbournians? Visit iMAP project at the
Melbourne City Library. The project uses a large scale map of the Melbourne CBD to collate people's
experiences and visions of the city that would otherwise go unrecorded. Come tell us what the city means
to you!

www.melbournefutures.blogspot.com



LISTING INFORMATION
Venue: City Library, 253 Flinders Lane, Melbourne
Season Dates: 02/10/2009 - 30/10/2009
Times/Notes: Mon - Thurs 8am - 8pm, Fri 8am - 6pm, Sat 10am - 1pm. Exhibition opening Wednesday
7th October, 6-8pm
Tickets: Free Show
Bookings: Festival Tix: 03 9660 9666 or www.melbournefringe.com.au

COMPANY OR ARTIST PRESS CONTACT:
Catherine Evans, 0403427501, melbournefutures@gmail.com




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                                                      -
                                                  Presents


                       In Between Lost and Found
'In-between lost and found' is an exploration of the incidental, forgotten and lesser ventured into sites
within the city. Utilizing the concept of Derive, 'In-Between Lost and Found' takes the viewer off the
beaten track and on a journey through the junkspace of Melbourne. Within these remnant and unplanned
spaces framed works of art are hung, next to which are words or phrases that make the viewer
contemplate the space that they are in and the potential beauty of a site that is created, not intentionally,
but as a by-product. In this series of installations, through the juxtapositioning of something that is very
deliberately crafted with a space that has arisen largely through benign neglect, misguided planning
policies, or as a by-product, the viewer is forced to contemplate spaces that form part of the urban fabric
and impact on our perceptions and experience of the city and yet are very rarely noticed, let alone
scrutinized.'


LISTING INFORMATION
Venue: Presgrave Place, off Little Collins St, between Exhibition & Swanston, Melbourne
Season Dates: 23/09/2009 - 11/10/2009
Tickets: Free Show
Bookings: Festival Tix: 03 9660 9666 or www.melbournefringe.com.au

COMPANY OR ARTIST PRESS CONTACT:
ajith kuruvilla, 0420956527, jifaldo@hotmail.com




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Visual Arts
                                 Guildford Lane Gallery
                                                Presents


                                       Into the Red
'Into the Red', showing 23 September - 4 October, is a curated group exhibition that explores the anxieties
of the past year. Curator Emily Kocaj states 'Into the Red' surveys the impact of current tensions such as
the global financial crisis, climate change, fires, wars and swine flu on the work of a diverse group of
artists.'

Artists Abbra Kotlarczyk, Allison Orton, Emma Waheed, Frank Prskalo, Kerry Herrmann, Lauren Simmonds,
Leni Kae, Melissajay Egan, Michal Teague, Pamela Kouwenhoven, Vesna Maksimovic and Wina Jie have
responded to the theme with work that takes diverse and sometimes unexpected directions. The common
thread that the works feature is tension: between built and natural environments; between space and
object and between desire and reality.

'Into the Red' asked the artists to examine the pressures that they are feeling: cultural, environmental,
social, emotional and physical" Emily Kocaj states. Wina Jie examines the pressures that afflict cultural
travelers in her work while Frank Prskalo depicts raw aggression and Michal Teague and Abbra Kotlarczyk
explore the decay and transformation of both the built environment and man made objects.

'Into the Red' brings into focus the anxieties and tensions of a year burdened with physical and emotional
challenges.

Emily Kocaj is an emerging curator and arts worker based in Melbourne; she graduated from the
University of Melbourne's Masters of Art Curatorship program in 2007.



LISTING INFORMATION
Venue: Guildford Lane Gallery, 20-24 Guildford Lane, Melbourne
Season Dates: 23/09/09 - 04/10/09
Times/Notes: Wed - Fri 12 - 9pm
Sat & Sunday 12 - 5pm Excluding Monday and Tuesday
Tickets: Free Show
Bookings: Festival Tix: 03 9660 9666 or www.melbournefringe.com.au

COMPANY OR ARTIST PRESS CONTACT:
Emily Kocaj, 0407 344 543, e.kocaj@gmail.com




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MEDIA RELEASE
Visual Arts
                                   Mossenson Galleries
                                                 Presents


          Lines of disconnection and connection:
                         Djoodood
Born in 1982, Chad Creighton hails from the NyullNyull and Bardi people of the Dampier Peninsula in the
West Kimberley. His country is Djoodood: a place between Lombadina/Darindjin and Beagle Bay. This is
the place of his grandfather Paddy George (Indoo) and his brother Bernard George (Nhing).

Djoodood is ochre country, white sandy beaches surrounded by high cliffs and hills. Upon those cliffs are
the remnants of one of the oldest stockyards in the West Kimberley. These remains are the only evidence
that stands as a reminder that that country was once occupied by non-Indigenous station owners. Through
his art Chad is exploring the postcolonial history of his country

Chad has had a continuous connection with his country since childhood when his family started going back
in the 1980s. Recently he has begun researching his family history with his mother. With a degree in fine
arts from UWA and a background in new media, Chad set himself a challenge: to capture a slice of his
heritage on canvas in paint mixed from the ochre of his family's country.

"My mother told me the story about one of my grandfathers being taken from the stockyards on horseback
when he was a child to the mission. When he was older, he came back to the cliffs to look down on where
he'd been taken, and cried. So I travelled back to the cliffs and reflected on things I hadn't really thought
about before. I thought about returning to Djoodood and using the skills I have to do something for my
people."



LISTING INFORMATION
Venue: Mossenson Galleries, 41 Derby St, Collingwood
Season Dates: 7/9/2009 - 10/10/2009
Times/Notes: Monday-Friday 10am-5pm, Saturday 11am-5pm Excluding Sunday and Monday
Tickets: Free Show
Bookings: Festival Tix: 03 9660 9666 or www.melbournefringe.com.au

COMPANY OR ARTIST PRESS CONTACT:
Naomi Mossenson, 03 94176694, collingwood@mossensongalleries.com.au




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MEDIA RELEASE
Visual Arts
                           devika bilimoria & Jody Lloyd
                                                 Presents


       LOOPS OF LOVE EXHIBITION/CD LAUNCH
Boy and girl randomly meet. They become friends. They hug. They speak of loops. They fall into each
other. Boy makes music and lyrics for girl. Girl makes art for boy. One day they decided to combine the
things they made to share with the world.

The boy: Jody Lloyd, a rapper from NZ.
The girl: devika bilimoria, a Melbourne fine art photographer.

THE MUSIC:
"Lloyd has been doing this sort of thing for two decades now and his ear for a good tune and knack for
adding just the right amount of homespun grit remain undiminished... Inspired, inventive yet unassuming,
this is hip-hop the way it should be."4/5 Shane Gilchrist - Otago Daily Times

"...what a loping, laid-back, beat-driven marvel... cute and cool yet ever so slightly kooky... the album
package is also a beautifully makeshift affair, made of cardboard and bound together by strands of
cotton." 4/5 Scott Kara - NZ Herald

THE ALBUM ART:
20km of coloured thread. 6 thousand reprinted Polaroid photographs. 28 square metres of recycled card. 2
rubber stamps. 1 crochet hook. An onion... and a whole lot of love. The outcome...500 uniquely hand
crafted albums.

EXHIBITION/CD LAUNCH:
As a part of the Melbourne Fringe 09, Devika Bilimoria and Jody Lloyd will be launching their loop themed
album, a seamless marriage of two dying mediums - CDs and Polaroids. The launch will be a 2 week
exhibition of the 12 Polaroid images enlarged, framed and displayed along with the album.

www.trillion.co.nz



LISTING INFORMATION
Venue: Monkey Bar, 181 St Georges Rd, Nth Fitzroy
Season Dates: 30/09/09 - 10/10/09
Times/Notes: Opening night: Wed 30th Sept, 7pm-11pm.
Exhibition runs til 30th Oct, 6pm-11pm. Excluding Sunday & Monday
Tickets: Free Show
Bookings: Festival Tix: 03 9660 9666 or www.melbournefringe.com.au

COMPANY OR ARTIST PRESS CONTACT:
devika bilimoria, 0421659488, devikabilimoria@gmail.com




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Visual Arts
                                         Arthur's Circus
                                                  Presents


      Milk Bars, Laundromats and Urban Beauty
hotographs by Melbourne artists looking at the fading memories of the past as they exist in the
contemporary urban environment.

Milk bars, hand painted signage, laundromats, tiled shop fronts, old walls and ghost signs.

Nostalgia, history and lost stories mix with flaky paint, Australiana, homegrown typography and dreaming.

These slices of the (sub)urban landscape are brought to you by a group of snazzy individuals who are
artists, collectors, photographers, stylists, designers and illustrators - all with a taste for understated
charm. They are: Natalie Jeffcott, Gemma Jones, Miikel Doomernik, Christel Crumpet, Sach Hybrid and
Eamo Donnelly.

Arthur's Circus is the perfect domain for this intimate showcase - a space which is home to a beautifully
curated mix of toys, art, craft and homewares all with a vintage touch.



LISTING INFORMATION
Venue: Arthur's Circus, 631 Queensberry Street, North Melbourne 3051
Preview Dates: 22/09/09 - 22/09/09
Season Dates: 24/09/09 - 11/10/09
Times/Notes: 11am till 5pm Excluding Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday
Tickets: Free Show
Bookings: Festival Tix: 03 9660 9666 or www.melbournefringe.com.au

COMPANY OR ARTIST PRESS CONTACT:
Gemma Jones, 0414 695 001, gemjones@alphalink.com.au




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Visual Arts
                                       Extended Vision
                                                Presents


                       New Epoch Art Experience!
New Epoch Art is a composed art using a language for painting. Sets of paintings are written as scores
using a unique visual notation system- New Epoch Art [NEA] language. Other artists can then interpret the
score either by themselves or in a collaborative fashion & create new works.
The NEA language, like musical notation, can be read but must be interpreted in order for the art work to
come alive.
The symbols & lines are simple & repeated-embodying what the composer feels is essential to a subject-
but the visual rhythms of this Thematic Orchestration never repeat themselves exactly. Each rendering of
the score is also different, just as no 2 performances of a concerto will ever be the same.
The idea of performance, of a universal painting language, the theory of music and the importance of the
interpretation are the themes of this exhibit, but the subject matter varies from Nursery Rhymes to bush
fires. Each of the artists has focused on what has been closest in their own lives over the past few years.
The gallery walls will show solo works by each member of Extended Vision, Baden Johnson, Euan Graham
& Philip Graham as well as collaborative works: scores written in a tag team fashion & displayed to
emphasise the interpretive nature of the language.
If you are 5 or 85, you can participate in New Epoch Art performances. At the opening night, a
demonstration of notation painting will be given & the audience is invited to participate.

www.myspace.com/newepochart



LISTING INFORMATION
Venue: Charles Smith Gallery, 65 Smith St, Fitzroy
Preview Dates: 30/09/2009
Season Dates: 01/10/2009 - 10/10/2009
Times/Notes: Preview WED. 30/9/09
1 to 3pm. 0pening performance & exhibition: Thurs. 1/10/09 6 to 8pm.

Tickets: Free Show
Bookings: Festival Tix: 03 9660 9666 or www.melbournefringe.com.au

COMPANY OR ARTIST PRESS CONTACT:
Baden Johnson, 0425 708 789, extendedvisionart@yahoo.com




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MEDIA RELEASE
Visual Arts
      Frontyard Youth Services and Melbourne Citymission
                                                   Presents


                                        Street Visions
A photo exhibition featuring the work of young people who have experienced or are at risk of experiencing
homelessness will open on 26 September at Collingwood Underground Carpark as part of Melbourne Fringe
Festival.

Street Visions - which runs until 4 October - is a result of a project by Frontyard Youth Services and
Melbourne Citymission in association with Melbourne Stencil Festival.

Armed with disposable cameras, the young people documented aspects of their lives on the streets of
Melbourne, in refuges and transitional housing based on the theme 'where the heart is.'

According to Brett McDonnell, Manager, Frontyard Youth Services, the exhibition clearly defines young
people's experiences of homelessness and the homeless service system.

"It allows young people to express themselves, and addresses some of the common stereotypes and
misconceptions about homelessness. It has an impact because it's a project led by young people," Mr
McDonnell said.

A young participant said, "It lets me express who I am and show people that I'm here, I can do
something, I'm not invisible."

Jenny Lloyd, Street Vision's producer, said the exhibition will offer people a rare insight into the lives of
young people who are not often seen or heard.

"Our goal was to help young people discover new ways of expressing their thoughts and feelings about
homelessness, while benefiting from the knowledge that they have something meaningful to say," Ms
Lloyd said.



LISTING INFORMATION
Venue: Collingwood Underground Carpark, 44 Harmsworth St, Collingwood
Season Dates: 26/09/2009 - 04/10/2009
Times/Notes: 12pm-5pm
Tickets: Free Show
Bookings: Festival Tix: 03 9660 9666 or www.melbournefringe.com.au

COMPANY OR ARTIST PRESS CONTACT:
Deborah Fewster, 03 8625 4444, dfewster@mcm.org.au




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Visual Arts
                                             Bella Union
                                                    Presents


                            The Gulf of Carpet Area
A site-specific video installation by Zoe Scoglio

You are invited to visit one of the great mysteries Down Under. Come and gaze at the wonders that lie
deep within the abyss and discover the secrets hidden for centuries in the Gulf of Carpet Area. The region
has been explored and charted, exposing the ever-changing substances that lie beneath our feet. Be
careful of solid ground.

The Gulf of Carpet area is a new work commissioned by Bella Union for the 2009 Melbourne Fringe. This
piece will reconsider and transform the Trades Hall Victoria Street wing, bringing to life the spaces we
share when mingling and waiting patiently for the show to begin...

Bella Union, under the management of Catherine Woodfield, has presented Comedy and Fringe Festival
programs in Trades Hall since 2006. The company also manages the Bella Union, a year round
performance space and casual bar.

Zoe Scoglio is a media artist who creates video and sound, often for public, performance based and site-
specific outcomes. Her current work involves spontaneous collaborations and explorations into
transformation and ritual, creating ambiguous relations between the real and imagined. Zoe is a founding
member, curator and collaborator with Melbourne-based artist-run initiative, Tape Projects. Recent
projects include: Next Wave's Time Lapse - Federation Square; Sleepers - Public art commission; With The
Lot - Lucy Guerin Inc; Hair - Gertrude Projection Festival; Quarterbred Residency - Sydney.



LISTING INFORMATION
Venue: Trades Hall - Victoria Street Wing
Season Dates: 29/09/2009 - 10/10/2009
Times/Notes: Open from 6.00pm till late. Excluding Closed on Monday
Tickets: Free Show
Bookings: Festival Tix: 03 9660 9666 or www.melbournefringe.com.au

COMPANY OR ARTIST PRESS CONTACT:
Beth King, 0413 440 732, beth@bellaunion.com.au




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MEDIA RELEASE
Visual Arts
                                            Book Affair
                                                  Presents


                                          The Liminal
Paper Costumes and Universes in Transition

An exhibition held in shop windows. Sculptured forms and costumes capture moments of transformation
and disorientation. Using recycled books and other paper materials this exhibition explores The Liminal - a
space of transience where we experience ourselves outside the ordinary. The myth of Daphne, the
mystery of the threshold and the infinite possibilities of the liminal space will be explored in artworks that
can be worn.
Book Affair (an institution among second hand bookshops) is itself currently undergoing a massive
transformation. Rising phoenix-like from the ashes of a fire that destroyed the roof of their shop, they
have moved more than 100,000 books and all their arts dreams. Fortunately they now have three creative
spaces to play in. The Liminal will be one exhibition held in three bookshops created by the staff of Book
Affair (many of whom are practicing artists) with a group of consulting artists (including Shirley Cass,
Katherine Connolly, Eliza Donald, Ute Leiner and Waltraud Reiner).

At Book Affair (3 locations)
161 Elgin St, CARLTON
287 Smith St, FITZROY
149 Sydney Rd, BRUNSWICK

Opening Parade
Wednesday 23 September 6.30pm
161 Elgin St, Carlton




LISTING INFORMATION
Venue: Book Affair (3 locations) Carlton, Fitzroy and Brunswick
Season Dates: 24/09/09 - 11/10/09
Times/Notes: 161 Elgin St, Carlton
Exhibition dates and times:
Thursday 24 September until Sunday 11 October, 10am to 8pm every day (Or 24/7 from the street)
Tickets: Free Show
Bookings: Festival Tix: 03 9660 9666 or www.melbournefringe.com.au

COMPANY OR ARTIST PRESS CONTACT:
Susan Bamford Caleo, 9347 3542 or 9497 8098 (AH), sbamcal@hotmail.com




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Visual Arts
      Artist Sarah Duyshart with the support of the City of
                          Melbourne
                                                 Presents


                                   The Lure of Echo
The Lure of Echo is an immersive sound sculptural installation premiering as the first major solo
installation by Melbourne artist Sarah Duyshart. It is the first visual artwork to occupy one of Melbourne's
oldest heritage listed buildings.

Entering down a stairwell into a series of dark arches and corridors the viewer encounters several large
suspended spot lit sieves. Atmospheric sounds arranged from field recordings within the building, cause
the sieves to vibrate and gently sift flour to the floor.

The Lure of Echo presents physical and aural echoes of the past. The viewer may contemplate the visceral
impact of what is unseen. Translating the immaterial to the material, this meditative work encourages the
viewer to consider their internal and external landscapes.

Duyshart explains "...it was important from the outset to activate a temporarily abandoned space. I
wanted to inject a poetic vitality into a hidden fragment of the city's past"

The Lure of Echo perfectly resonates with the space it inhabits. It is a great example of the collaboration
between private building owners, Creative Spaces and the City of Melbourne's Art Grant program, assisting
artists deliver their projects in unique spaces.

Duyshart graduated with BA of Fine Arts RMIT 2008. She has exhibited video works in New York and
Moscow and just returned from Tibet with Metasenta where she traveled with overseas artists and
exhibited in Lhasa, Tibet & Guangzhou, China.


LISTING INFORMATION
Venue: Historical Basement of 673 Bourke St Melbourne (cnr. of Godfrey St, 50m from Spencer St)
Preview Dates: 24/10/2009 - 24/10/2009
Season Dates: 26/10/2009 - 11/10/2009
Times/Notes: Opening Night Fri 25th September 6-9pm
Free Drinks. All welcome.
Monday to Friday 10am-6pm
Saturday & Sun 11am-5pm
Tickets: Free Show
Bookings: Festival Tix: 03 9660 9666 or www.melbournefringe.com.au

COMPANY OR ARTIST PRESS CONTACT:
Miranda Brown, 03 9419 0931, miranda@mbpublicity.com.au




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MEDIA RELEASE
Visual Arts
                                     Cardigan Comics
                                               Presents


The Paper Lifeboat: How Comics Can Save Your
                     Life.
Melbourne's best comic artists are gunna show you how comics saved their lives!

On Saturday 26/09/2009 from 2 to 3 pm there is a Talk: 'How Comics Saved My LIFE!'
Then on Saturday 26/09/2009 from 3.00 pm to 4.30 pm there is a Comics Jam: 'Draw For Your LIFE!'


LISTING INFORMATION
Venue: Town Hall Gallery Hawthown Town Hall
Preview Dates: 23/09/2009 - 23/09/2009
Season Dates: 24/09/2009 - 03/10/2009
Times/Notes: Gallery opening hours:12.00 to 5.00 pm. Excluding Sun - Tues
Tickets: Free Show
Bookings: Festival Tix: 03 9660 9666 or www.melbournefringe.com.au

COMPANY OR ARTIST PRESS CONTACT:
Bernard Caleo, 9497 8098, bernard@cardigancomics.com




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Visual Arts
                                    Gasworks Arts Park
                                                 Presents


               There is no light without darkness
"Several generations back my ancestors lived on the Lofoten Islands.
Located on the northern Coastline of Norway, Lofoten is a place that offers magnificent scenery, soaring
mountain peaks, the sea and a quaint environment rich in tradition and culture.
Over the past hundred thousand years, glaciers have dug out deep fjords, valleys and lakes and created
some of the most magnificent and wildest landscape.
The weather can change quickly in the Lofoten, - from calm and clear skies with sunshine or the Northern
Lights clearly visible to strong gale winds with rain or snow obscuring visibility. Daylight conditions can
vary greatly in colour and intensity depending on the season and time of day." Yenny Huber

There is no light without darkness was produced during an artist residency in the Lofoten Islands during
the peak and low of its annual luminosity circle.
The project engages with the artist's cross-cultural heritage and Goethe's colour theory, - which explores
the many layers of colours that are evoked through the encounter of light and darkness, the earth and the
universe.
It looks at the effects of colour, light and darkness on the human psyche and underlines the fragility of
nature, cultural heritage and human existence.

There is no light without darkness is a multi-sensory experience for its audience. Including sound, touch
and various visual medium this exhibition strives to engage the viewer into a journey of (re)discovery,
both internally and physically.


LISTING INFORMATION
Venue: Angela Robarts Bird Gallery, Gasworks Arts Park
Preview Dates: 22/09/2009 - 22/09/2009
Season Dates: 23/09/2009 - 11/09/2009
Times/Notes: Preview: 6-8pm
All other days: 9-5pm
Tickets: Free Show
Bookings: Festival Tix: 03 9660 9666 or www.melbournefringe.com.au

COMPANY OR ARTIST PRESS CONTACT:
Jane Chrisholm, (03) 8606 4200, jane@gasworks.org.au




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Visual Arts
                                   Brunswick St Gallery
                                                  Presents


                  This Kaos includes some Kontrol
Conspiracy theorist and artist, Justin R Varga, is presenting his new exhibition of weird and whacky
paintings that postulate about secrets in society.

The exhibition is part of the 2009 Melbourne Fringe Festival visual arts program and promises to be
subliminally provocative.

Justin has crafted a series of superb oil paintings that investigate the notion of what may really be
happening behind the curtain of contemporary society, including education vs indoctrination and
independent thought vs herd mentality. The show can be seen at Brunswick Street Gallery from
September 25th to October 8th.

His work fits neatly into the Surrealism manifesto, encapsulated by the words of surrealist painter Paul
Klee who said, "The object expands beyond the bounds of it's appearance by our knowledge that the thing
is more than it's exterior presents to our eyes."

Tracey McIrvine - Creative Development Specialist

Justin R Varga was born in 1979 in Vienna and lives and works in Melbourne. He began exhibiting in 2005
after completing a Diploma of Visual Arts and private study at the Adrian Crevatin Studio.


LISTING INFORMATION
Venue: Brunswick St Gallery 322 Brunswick St, Fitzroy www.bsgart.com
Preview Dates: 25/09/2009 - 08/10/2009
Season Dates: 25/09/2009 - 08/10/2009
Times/Notes: Open Wednesday to Sunday 11am to 6pm. Excluding Monday & Tuesday.
Tickets: Free Show
Bookings: Festival Tix: 03 9660 9666 or www.melbournefringe.com.au

COMPANY OR ARTIST PRESS CONTACT:
Justin R Varga, 0419 197 962, www.justinrvarga.com




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Visual Arts
                        PinXit Arts & Events Mangement
                                                 Presents


                               Urban Art Agenda#3
Inspired by New York graffiti of the 1970s, stencil art is a form of street art, or urban art as it is often
called, which has sprung up all over the globe in the last two decades. Now a respected art movement and
refined art-form, it has long moved off the streets and into galleries and art spaces.

Urban Art Agenda #3 brings together some of the most prolific stencil artists from around the world in an
unique global showcase and touring exhibition.

Presented by PinXit Arts & Events and curated by JD Mittmann, director of FamousWhenDead Gallery.

Featured artists include:
A1one (Tehran), Ananda Nahu (Salvador), David Soukup (Chicago), ELK (Canberra), El Moocho
(Melbourne), Izolag (Salvador), HaHa (Melbourne), Jana and JS (Salzburg), Jef Aerosol (Lille), Kenji
Nakayama (Boston), Mandarina Brausewetter (Vienna), M-City (Gdynia), Orticanoodles (Milan), Ozi (São
Paulo), Penny (London), Skran (Lisboa), XOOOOX (Berlin).

The exhibition was launched at the Art Gallery of Ballarat in July and will be presented in Melbourne at
FamousWhenDead Gallery as part of the Fringe Festival, in Sydney at Pine St Creative Arts Centre as part
of the Art & About Festival, 1 - 24 October and at the Brisbane Powerhouse from 26 October - 23
November.

www.urbanartagenda.com.au


LISTING INFORMATION
Venue: FamousWhenDead Gallery, 207 Victoria St    , West Melbourne
Preview Dates: 24/09/2009 - 24/09/2009
Season Dates: 25/09/2009 - 11/10/2009
Times/Notes: Wed - Fri 11-6 pm
Sat & Sun 11 - 4pm Excluding Mondays, Tuesdays
Tickets: Free Show
Bookings: Festival Tix: 03 9660 9666 or www.melbournefringe.com.au

COMPANY OR ARTIST PRESS CONTACT:
JD Mittmann, 0401 199 344, jd@pinxit.com.au




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Visual Arts
                             Hawthorn Town Hall Gallery
                                                   Presents


                                                 Voice
'Voice' will be held in October at the Hawthorn Town Hall Gallery to celebrate Mental Health Week.

'Voice' is the product of a twelve week long collaboration between various artists of all ages and from all
walks of life who have the shared experience of mental health issues.

Over the twelve weeks the artists have worked on several collaborative installation works that explore the
nature of voice in four dimensional space.

'Voice', an installation of light, shape and image, explores the stories that fall between the lines. In 'Voice'
the artists ask themselves, "What does it mean to have a voice? What is communicated between the lines?
What remains unsaid?"

'Voice' is curated by Lachlan Plain with a soundscape of the participating artist's voices designed by
Jonathon Drews. This collaboration between Plain and Drews is a continuation of their work for Sanctum
Theatre. Further information on both artists can be found on www.sanctumtheatre.org.

'Voice' represents the culmination of the two years in which Plain has taught art and creative writing at
CROP, (City of Boroondara). It has also been facilitated by youth services (City of Boroondara), Mosaic day
program (IEMHS), Nova Art (Hawthorn Community House), OASIS (Kew Neighbourhood Learning Centre)
Prague House (St Vincent's health services).


LISTING INFORMATION
Venue: Hawthorn Town Hall Gallery, 358 Burwood Road, Hawthorn
Season Dates: 07/10/2009 - 24/10/2009
Times/Notes: Gallery open Wed-Sat 12pm-5pm

Tickets: Free Show
Bookings: Festival Tix: 03 9660 9666 or www.melbournefringe.com.au

COMPANY OR ARTIST PRESS CONTACT:
Laurel Gorman, 0411 817 304, laurelgorman@bigpond.com




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Visual Arts
                           Steven Sandner & Alister Karl
                                                    Presents


      Yellow Monster / Visions of Dreams & Life
Two Solo shows by Photographic artist Steven Sandner and instalation artist Alister Karl.

Downstairs gallery, Visions of Dreams & Life, By Steven Sandner

An exhibition depicting surrealist landscapes and spectacular flora. Steven Sandner's range of work
represents vast landscapes contrasting natural expanses with urban jungles.
This expressive form of photography explores the themes of power, status, class and revelations.

Upstairs gallery, Yellow Monster, by Alister Karl

Alister Karl has been a practising artist for more then thirteen years. Working in a range of media and
disciplines Alister creates immersive installations and environments for the viewer to experience. Always
with a sense of humour Alister explores the experience of memory and false longing. Tonka trucks litter
Alister's home, mostly yellow ones with a few red ones and some very small ones. They are brought to life
in ways that he could not quite do when smaller then he currently is. He dreams that one day there will be
enough toy trucks in his home that they could reach the ceiling if piled in the right way.
Teetering and tottering ready to fall. Playing with ideas of monuments and ruins Karl invokes the ghosts
of past childhood memories. But the show has a dark undercurrent as the trucks take on the role of ruin,
stacked haphazardly in the corner, forgotten. Suggesting a long forgotten time and place that we admire
from a distance with little understanding.



LISTING INFORMATION
Venue: Brunswick Arts Space, 2a Little Breese St, Brunswick
Season Dates: 11/09/2009 - 27/09/2009
Times/Notes: Closing night celebration 26th, September 6 to 8pm. Excluding Mon - Wed.
Tickets: Free Show
Bookings: Festival Tix: 03 9660 9666 or www.melbournefringe.com.au

COMPANY OR ARTIST PRESS CONTACT:
Tamara Watt, 0413457450, tamara@brunswickarts.com.au




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