Wildskin

about

Eva believes the only way to mend her broken life is to go solo on the road. Lost, alone and under-prepared, she soon finds herself breaking rules and embracing danger.

After a long night of the soul, encountering wild animals and decidedly odd humans, Eva discovers she can handle any challenge life dares to throw at her.

Wildskin showcases an all-female ensemble of riotous physical performers, who each portray the recognisable and oddball characters Eva encounters on her journey. Together they flirt with bush-horror conventions, to bring you a night of daring and joyous theatre.

Wildskin is from the makers of our sell-out shows Railway Wonderland and Dreamland, so be sure to grab your ticket today!

creative team

Performers/Devisors Viviane Frehner, Bianca Mackail, Katia Molino, Olivia Porter and Nicci Wilks
Director Julian Louis
Story & Writer Hattie Dalton
Dramaturg & Writer Janis Balodis
Movement Director Darcy Grant
Associate Director Caroline Dunphy
Story research & development Kate McDowell
Set & Costume Design Charlotte Haywood
Lighting design Sian James-Holland
Sound Design Tegan Nicholls
Stage Manager Jessica Frost

PERFORMANCES

2018 Premiere
Thursday 27 September (preview)
Friday 28 September (opening night) — Sat 29 September
Wed 3 — Sat 6 October 2018
NORPA at Lismore City Hall
Diner & bar from 6pm Lismore City Hall
75 minutes (no interval)
Click here for more information and to purchase tickets.

cast

Viviane Frehner

Viviane Frehner

Performer & Devisor

Viviane was born in Switzerland and graduated at Amsterdam Art School in 2009 with a Bachelor of Arts in contemporary dance. After many years dancing in Nanine Linning Dance Company in Germany and freelancing throughout Europe, she migrated to the Northern Rivers in 2014, where she has been dancing, choreographing, teaching and directing numerous dance projects, amongst others for Bleach Festival, Commonwealth Games, Supercell dance festival and Crack theatre festival. Her short dance film GOGI premiered in 2017 and continues to be screened at film festivals around the globe.

Photo | Kate Holmes

Bianca Mackail

Bianca Mackail

Performer & Devisor

Bianca is an acrobatic artist who combines strength, agility and flow in the air and on the floor. Specializing in non-narrative conceptual circus, she strives to create work that’s from the heart and soul.

Photo | Kate Holmes

Katia Molino

Katia Molino

Performer & Devisor

Katia Molino has a Bachelor of Creative Arts from the School of Creative Arts, Universityof Wollongong. Since then she has worked as a freelance performer with many companies including Entr’Acte, Stalker, Marrugekku, Theatre Kantanka, The Opera Project and Ensemble Offspring. Most recently Katia performed in Theatre Kantanka’s The Obscene Madam D at Riverside Theatres Parramatta and 107 Projects Redfern. Previously for NORPA, Katia has performed in Railway Wonderland at Lismore Railway Station and Dreamland in Eureka Hall.

Photo | Kate Holmes

Olivia Porter

Olivia Porter

Performer & Devisor

Renowned for her innovative and unusual juggling style, Olivia Porter’s never-been-seen-before manipulation skills have taken her all over the world. She has performed in the internationally renowned company La Soiree in London’s West End and was a full time ensemble member at Circus Oz for three years. She has worked extensively across the USA, mostly in New York City and completed a residency at a Circus warehouse in Brooklyn. More recently she created an independent show Party Ghost, with the amazing Jarred Dewey and Nicci Wilks, which received high acclaim and a nomination for Best Circus 2018. Even though a little socially awkward off stage, Olivia offers a strong uniqueness in her on-stage performances that a truly unforgettable.

Photo | Kate Holmes

Nicci Wilks

Nicci Wilks

Performer & Devisor

Nicci is highly regarded within the Australian circus community, not just for her prowess as a physical performer, but also for her skill as a comedienne, MC, and as a creator of unique, physical characters that frequently challenge notions of gender and class. Her work as an independent performer, with most major Australian contemporary circuses and theatre companies is intelligent, subversive and keenly admired by peer and audience alike.

Photo | Kate Holmes

PARTNERS

Wildskin is being developed with the support of the Australia Council for the Arts, Create NSW, Southern Cross University and The Linnaeus Estate.






Image | Lisa Sorgini