TOHU :: TWO PREMIERS BY OMER & SHARON BACKLEY-ASTRACHAN
Sep
25
7:00 pm19:00

TOHU :: TWO PREMIERS BY OMER & SHARON BACKLEY-ASTRACHAN

  • Off Broadway Festival Hub

TOHU by FlyBear Studio presents two exciting new works by independent choreographers Omer & Sharon Backley-Astrachan.

TOHU - a physical journey that explores the universal behavior of humankind. Through the research of cycles and patterns in the universe and the 'natural world', Omer and Sharon Backley-Astrachan strive to make sense of our most enigmatic behaviors.

In a chaotic world, full of passion and art, full of hatred and racism, full of people we love, diversity and beauty, it is truly important to understand our common grounds. Understanding our connections and parallels, as apposed to our disparity and differences, and sooner rather than later.

Valley - a new work to be premiered at the Sydney Fringe Festival. A dark and enchanting work that searches for rawness in a world that grows numb.

ALBERT & JAMESON: A PLAY WITH VAMPIRES
Sep
22
Sep 24

ALBERT & JAMESON: A PLAY WITH VAMPIRES

  • Off Broadway Festival Hub

Join the worlds most infuriating immortals, the vampires Albert and Jameson, as they struggle to grapple with life's three big "E's"; eternity, enraged peasants and each other. Following a very public, very audible blunder by Albert at the birthday festivities of the young prince, the paltry pair are forced in to hibernation for a century of so. They awake in the modern world only to discover that living in the age of Facebook, television and smart phones is about as tolerable as an eternity of one another's company.

SWEET SMELL PORT
Sep
22
Sep 24

SWEET SMELL PORT

  • Off Broadway Festival Hub

The much anticipated sequel to "I'm a Massive Cheap Drunk"**, Sweet Smell Port introduces a new talent to the scene.

**was not a real show, ever

SARTORIAL
Sep
21
7:00 pm19:00

SARTORIAL

  • Off Broadway Festival Hub

Where digital art meets fashion, sound and technology.

sARTorial is a spectacle of the senses where technology and fashion collide. Part fashion show and part art exhibition, this one night event showcases some of Australia’s leading artists and designers in the field of fashion, technology, digital art, industrial art and sound engineering.

Alternate Reality Game
Sep
19
Sep 25

Alternate Reality Game

  • Off Broadway Festival Hub

Our mascot for 2016, Bravo Child is moving into the Precinct for September and creating a program of activations, art-based experiences and performances at various locations in the new precinct.

(DIS)SOLUTION
Sep
18
Sep 20

(DIS)SOLUTION

  • Off Broadway Festival Hub

Two sisters inherit an unwilling Grandma and must decide what to do with her.

RED CROSS
Sep
14
Sep 17

RED CROSS

  • Off Broadway Festival Hub

Set in a remote mountain cabin, “Red Cross” dissects the infectious nature of personal fears: Carol is terrified her head might explode; Jim is convinced he is plagued by lice draining his life; and the maid is scared of drowning. Together they push the boundaries of communication and shared experience as their worst fears are realised.

THAT'S WHAT SHE SAID...
Sep
14
7:00 pm19:00

THAT'S WHAT SHE SAID...

  • Off Broadway Festival Hub

What makes a woman? Is it as simple as anatomy, or is there a universal experience or core that links all women? Is anatomy irrelevant? Is being a woman a feeling? And how is that different to being a girl? Is femininity intrinsic to womanhood?

GROUNDED
Sep
13
Sep 17

GROUNDED

  • Off Broadway Festival Hub

When an ace F16 fighter pilot unexpectedly falls pregnant, her career in the sky ends. Upon returning from leave, she is reassigned to operate military drones from a windowless trailer outside Las Vegas, sitting in the desert in Nevada whilst hunting terrorists in Afghanistan - fighting a war and still returning to her family each night. As the pressure to track a high-profile target mounts, the boundaries begin to blur between the desert in which she lives and the one she patrols half a world away.

AW FUCK, THE FLAT'S ON FIRE
Sep
11
Sep 12

AW FUCK, THE FLAT'S ON FIRE

  • Off Broadway Festival Hub

The Woodsworth aparment block has caught on fire and to claim insurance the residents must find which of them was the perpetrator. "Aw Fuck, the Flat's on Fire" is a comedic show focusing around unique characters.

Alternate Reality Game
Sep
11
Sep 18

Alternate Reality Game

  • Tetch Gallery

Our mascot for 2016, Bravo Child is moving into the Precinct for September and creating a program of activations, art-based experiences and performances at various locations in the new precinct.

OPENING CREATIVE SPACES: AN EXPERT PANEL DISCUSSION FORUM
Sep
10
2:00 pm14:00

OPENING CREATIVE SPACES: AN EXPERT PANEL DISCUSSION FORUM

  • Off Broadway Festival Hub

The launch of the Off Broadway Precinct welcomes new creative businesses to Parramatta Road and is encouraging more creative businesses to join the precinct. Industry Creatives discuss their experiences in opening creative spaces in Sydney and provide some insight and tips before you take the leap in opening your own venue.

BLACKBIRD
Sep
6
Sep 10

BLACKBIRD

  • Off Broadway Festival Hub

At his workplace, 55-year-old Ray is shocked to be visited by a young woman, 27-year-old Una. Fifteen years earlier, he had sexually abused her. This relationship, which included intercourse, began and ended when Una was 12 and Ray was 40. Ultimately, they ran off together, and Ray abruptly ditched Una at a motel in a location that was not familiar to the the twelve-year-old. Ray was then arrested and imprisoned. Upon his release, he managed to establish a reasonably successful new life under another name, but Una recognised him in a photograph and tracked him down.

GÖTTERDÄMMERUNG
Sep
5
Sep 9

GÖTTERDÄMMERUNG

  • Off Broadway Festival Hub

Death is sneaky bastard. It rears its head when we least expect it to, and affects us in ways we can't predict. It is one of the few things we all have in common; every day we are each of us hurtling towards our imminent demise. So why do we never talk about it? What is so scary about death that we never talk about our own mortality until we have a close brush with it, or someone we love, or have loved from afar, passes away?

Alternate Reality Game
Sep
5
Sep 10

Alternate Reality Game

  • Off Broadway Festival Hub

Our mascot for 2016, Bravo Child is moving into the Precinct for September and creating a program of activations, art-based experiences and performances at various locations in the new precinct.

STENCIL ART PRIZE EXHIBITION
Sep
5
Sep 25

STENCIL ART PRIZE EXHIBITION

  • Off Broadway Festival Hub

Featuring 84 stencil artists from 21 countries, the Stencil Art Prize is the world’s largest and longest running stencil event. Exhibition is free and open from Wednesday to Sundays, 11am – 6pm. Visit our website for artists talk details. All artworks are for sale at the gallery and online at www.stencilartprize.com

Official Birdhat Birdwatching Tour
Sep
4
4:00 pm16:00

Official Birdhat Birdwatching Tour

  • Project Ugly

Local Artist Birdhat (Neil Tomkins) has been delighting locals across Sydney for years with his distinctive urban art characters, which pop up here and there like flowers bursting through concrete. Inner West locals are in for a twitching treat as he creates a special “Birdwatching Tour” where a flock of his characters will gather in nooks and crannies around his studio street block on Parramatta Road, around to Albion Street, Annandale.

Neil is the successful artist awarded the Transit Zone Commission - a component of the Off Broadway activation program set to enliven sections of Parramatta Road starting with hot spots in Leichhardt, Annandale and Camperdown. Local businesses are already showing support for Neil’s installation - agreeing to offer a perch for his works to sit during September, when the Inner West Council is set to launch its Off Broadway program. 

Neil intends for his trail to delight people of all ages. His characters will embody elements of the long cultural history of Parramatta Road. “I plan to reference local history in the area around my studio and create a fun dialog for the local community.”