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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7 days ago

Registrations now open for Theatrecraft Youth Unlimited
Winter 2018 Performance Project: Sunday 1 - Monday 9 July
The Places You’ll Go (part 2) an all new production of new works for young actors (age 13-21) by upcoming Victorian playwrights Steph Clark and Didem Caia. TYU : Social, Collaborative, Intensive, Challenging Live in at Koolamurt Park Scout Camp and 3 performances at the Engine Room in the heart of Bendigo, accessible by V Line.
Presented with the support of Regional Arts Fund/Regional Arts Victoria. Contact Joanne 0408 366 481 for registration info or email summerschool@theatrecraft.org.au
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3 weeks ago

Dionysus Theatre

WELCOME TO ARETE...

The next incredible Arete:Delta on-stage team we would love to introduce you to is, the team who will be bringing you...

THE HAPPY FEMINIST

Playwright:- Fiona Bennett
Director:- Ebonee McKeen
Performers:- Maria Nordenberg and Trevor Mills

A husband and wife ‘discuss’ what it is to be a feminist in this day and age - this is a journey between the two and individually with twists along the way

We can't wait to see what Ebonee, Maria and Trevor do with this script as they work toward bringing it to the Frankston Arts Centre stage in May as part of Arete: one-act play, performance & visual arts Festival

Arete:Delta is on 3-5 May 2018
Cube37 @ Frankston Arts Centre

Tickets on sale now at:-
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4 weeks ago

Dionysus Theatre

WELCOME TO ARETE...

The next incredible Arete:Delta on-stage team we would love to introduce you to is, the team who will be bringing you...

NOTES FROM A NOTEBOOK & A ’78 BEDFORD VAN

Poet: Emma Workman
Artists: Gretel Sharp and Amber Budd

A myriad of amazing poems that hit the theme on the head in a sharp, compassionate, honest way

We can't wait to see what Gretel and Amber do with Emma's words as they work toward bringing 'Notes' to the Frankston Arts Centre in May as part of Arete: one-act play, performance & visual arts Festival

Arete:Delta is on 3-5 May 2018
Cube37 @ Frankston Arts Centre

Tickets on sale now at:-
artscentre.frankston.vic.gov.au/Whats_On_…/AreteDelta

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