Co-produced by Urban Theatre Projects and NORPA
Commissioned by NORPA
Sydney’s Urban Theatre Projects and Northern Rivers Performing Arts have put together something so creative and unique with My Radio Heart that it lingers in the mind long after the piece ends.
THE NORTHERN STAR
Inspired by the Marvel comic book series X-men and arcade video games My Radio Heart is a love story for the 21st century.
Commissioned by NORPA in Lismore and developed in collaboration with Urban Theatre Projects, My Radio Heart features the internationally renowned Tralala Blip – a mixed-abilities experimental sound ensemble based in the Northern Rivers (NSW).
Urban Theatre Projects’ Artistic Director Rosie Dennis along with NORPA’s Artistic Director Julian Louis have brought together a formidable creative team for the project including acclaimed sound artists Lawrence English and Randolph Reimann (Tralala Blip), and video designer Sam James. Joining the ensemble is Claudie Frock whom Northern Rivers locals may know as her alter ego Peggy Popart. Students from Wilson Park School in Lismore have also been involved in the creative process, contributing to Sam James’ inspired video design.
“As a director I couldn’t ask for a more generous group of performers. They’ve dived into an unfamiliar process and have embraced it with gusto and humour. I think audiences are in for a real treat,” says Rosie Dennis.
“I’ve wanted to create a show with Tralala Blip from the first time I saw them perform in 2011,” says NORPA Artistic Director Julian Louis, “Now to see them working with Rosie and a team of this calibre involved – it’s very exciting and inspiring to see what has grown out of this work on so many levels: the collaboration with our local community of people living with disability; the urban-regional crossover; the positive creative and personal effect on each of the project artists involved; and of course the effect My Radio Heart will have on the audience. We can’t wait to share it.”
Traversing natural and virtual worlds in the search for love, My Radio Heart promises to be an up close and personal experience like no other.
Find out more…
- ABC News feature (6 minutes): WATCH HERE
- Mini documentary (7 minutes) on the process of making the show by Byron Bay’s Echo Newspaper: WATCH HERE
- Radio National interview, Michael Cathcart with Rosie Dennis (13 minutes): LISTEN HERE
Marketing image: Donatella Parisini
Production images: Kate Holmes