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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THIS Saturday (24th Feb) are Arete:Delta AUDITIONS and over this week we'd like to introduce you to the six Directors who will be working with our actors/performers to bring six incredible plays to the Frankston Arts Centre stage
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First up is: Gemma Sylvester Keech
Play: Rumours of My Death
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Describe yourself in five words:
Patient, Insightful, Straight-Forward, Charming, Day-Dreamer.
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What drew you to being a Director as part of the Arete Festival?
I had never directed before my debut in last year’s Arête Festival, I enjoyed it so much that I had to do it again.
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What do you like about the script you will be bringing to the stage for Arete:Delta?
There is a good change in dynamic in the story, there is a sense of fun and banter, as well as intensity and intrigue.
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What are you looking for from Auditionees on Sat 24th Feb to be part of your play?
I am looking for two people who can collaborate with me on this piece, bringing their own experiences into the fold and with them create a rich character in which I can mould into the story.
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Why should people come & audition to be part of Arete:Delta?
Arête is an amazing festival that gives people an opportunity to be involved in something special, not just in their own play but as a collective with all others involved in the festival.
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Come and join Gemma THIS Saturday at the Arete:Delta auditions and be part of this year's amazing Arete one-act play, performance & visual arts Festival
Details about auditions and booking an audition spot can be found here:-
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COME & MEET OUR DIRECTORS
Next Sat 24 Feb
Arete: Delta AUDITIONS

We are thrilled to announce our six talented Directors for this year's Arete one-act Play, Performance & Visual Arts Festival at the Frankston Arts Centre:Cube37 - 3rd, 4th, 5th May 2018

Each have one of the successful plays that were chosen as part of this year's Festival and have been working on finer details of the play in preparation for our upcoming Audition weekend next Saturday

Have you booked your audition yet? Get on to it now and come and join our Directing team and help them put six brilliant plays on the stage for Arete:Delta

OUR 2018 Arete:Delta DIRECTORS (& the plays they will be bringing to life) ARE:-

Fiona Bennett - 'Between Water and Air'
Ebonee McKeen - 'The Happy Feminist'
Harry Paternoster - 'Holly and the Ivan Blues'
Michelle Robertson - 'Still Waters'
Emma Sproule - 'The Verbatim Quilt'
Gemma Sylvester Keech - 'Rumours of my Death'

The Directing team look forward to welcoming you at Arete Auditions next Saturday

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Arete: Delta - Auditions

February 24, 2018, 2:00pm - February 24, 2018, 6:00pm

ARETE DELTA I think you travel to search and you come back home to find yourself there – Chimamanda Ngozi Adichi AUDITION DATE Saturday February 24th. Workshop style audition. Times availabl...

Our Arete: Delta Directors had a great catch-up during the week with Arete Festival Artistic Director Melanie Thomas

The Directorial team chatted about the plays that were successfully chosen for this year's Festival and got to grips with all the details about this year's audition day schedule

Each of the Directors now have a play/performance piece they will be bringing to the stage this May, all they need now are incredible cast members to help them do just that

Auditions are on 24th February at McClelland College, Frankston - we are looking for a mixed range of ages, both male and female and we look forward to welcoming you to our audition day and hopefully to being part of our Arete: Delta team

Get in now to register your interest and book an audition timeslot via this link: Arete: Delta - Auditions
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ARETE: DELTA

This year's Arete one-act play, performance & visual arts festival at the Frankston Arts Centre is shaping up to be a truly incredible one; with a sensational program being created of exceptional plays, performances, artistic work, musicality and more chosen from the copious amount of submission received

Director's for the one-act plays have been chosen - thank you to all for your application - and now we are about to head into auditions for performers to bring the words, the emotions, the stories from page to stage

Auditions are on 24th February at McClelland College, Frankston

Get in now to register your interest and book an audition timeslot via this link: www.facebook.com/events/1639153796174134/

We look forward to welcoming all those keen to audition to be part of Arete: Delta - which we are sure will enjoy a sell-out season at Cube37 on 3rd, 4th, 5th May (more details to follow)
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Arete: Delta - Auditions

February 24, 2018, 2:00pm - February 24, 2018, 6:00pm

ARETE DELTA I think you travel to search and you come back home to find yourself there – Chimamanda Ngozi Adichi AUDITION DATE Saturday February 24th. Workshop style audition. Times availabl...