The Company

We are a contemporary company, established in 2011 on the Mornington Peninsula by Victorian Drama League award-winning director Emma Sproule.

The company was founded to provide innovative theatre for audiences, performers, artists and practitioners predominantly on, but not exclusive to, the Peninsula. The company is housed in Frankston, however it aims to involve people from all over Melbourne and beyond, having already involved some interstate playwrights. Dionysus Theatre is both accessible and affordable.

Given that Ancient Greece was the birthplace of Western Theatre, the company takes its name from the patron of Drama, the Greek god of wine, pleasure and fertility. Every year in Athens, festivals were held in Dionysus’ honour. These included competitions between playwrights (as their comic and tragic works were performed), much drinking and debauchery. We at Dionysus Theatre thought we’d produce some theatre and serve some wine, but we might just leave it at that for now.


The Nymphs

Back in the days and mythology of Ancient Greece, our namesake had nymphs that frolicked around him. So, in a creative twist on the concept the company has a couple of its own ‘nymphs’ who are essentially young yet mature and creative individuals who have shown great initiative in more than one area of the performing arts. They have, therefore, earned an apprenticeship of sorts to work closely within the company. They sit in on all rehearsals, aid director, cast and crew as well as represent the company in various promotional initiatives. Each Dionysus festival, whether full length production or Areté, will have two nymphs behind the scenes garnering as much hands-on theatrical experience as possible. Please contact us if this is a role suited to you, your skills and aspirations.

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4 weeks ago

Dionysus Theatre

Hello loyal Dionysians!

This is a call for any talented sewers (that's those who are happy with haberdashery, not those who house human, well, you know...) out there that would love to lend a hand to our upcoming mainstage production, 'The Trojan Women'.

As you may know, our interpretation of the this ancient Greek tragedy has it set in the Golden Age of Hollywood - so the frocks are to die for! Hence needing a few more people to make them.

We are having a large working bee in a couple of weeks where all cast and crew will be present, so that the majority of sewing and set construction can occur at the same time, with lots of helping hands (relevant actors available constantly for fittings) and a delightful collegial atmosphere. A catered lunch will also be provided.

For further details and to let me know of your interest, please message me through this page. I would love to hear from you. Feel free to share the post and tag others if you think they too would be keen.

This is a great way to get involved with a dynamic, creative, ever-growing yet fabulously fun company - we look forward to hearing from you!

Emma <3
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4 weeks ago

Dionysus Theatre

This is a local small business that Dionysus is very passionate about. Ambrosia for the god indeed.

Angie from Chipmunk Cheeks Treats- Gifts And Hampers is both talented and passionate in the kitchen and we highly recommend her products.

I couldn’t name the many, MANY Dionysians who are now local customers - please check Chipmunk Cheeks Treats out 🙂**COMPETITION CLOSED**

It's competition time!!

Up for grabs is a selection of savoury and sweet, new and original flavours including the following;
•strawberry kiwi jam 150g
•choc Raspberry sauce 275g
•summer relish 230g
•zucchini relish 270g

What do you have to do? It's quite easy just LIKE our Facebook page (Chipmunk Cheeks Treats- Gifts And Hampers), TAG a friend you think might like our products and SHARE the FB competition post.

Fine print.
Competition is only open to Australian residents and includes postage within Australia.
Competition closes on Friday the 27th of July 2018 at 5pm AEST and winner will be randomly selected then announced via Facebook post on Saturday the 28th of July.
Winning prize is valued at $24.50aud and is not transferrable for cash.
One entry per person.

GOOD LUCK!! xx 🐿️
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