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Featured Session: Innovation on Stage - The Picture of Dorian Gray

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Featured Session: Innovation on Stage - The Picture of Dorian Gray

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The groundbreaking tech reinventing the live theatre experience.

Artistic Director of Sydney Theatre Company Kip Williams sits down with internationally recognised producer Michael Cassel AM to discuss the smash-hit production The Picture of Dorian Gray. After multiple sell-out Sydney seasons, a sold-out Melbourne premiere and Adelaide Festival season in 2022, and the New Zealand premiere at the 2023 Auckland Arts Festival; the groundbreaking production will premiere on the West End in 2024 starring global superstar Sarah Snook.

This breathtakingly innovative production coined the “cine-theatre” genre in Australia – incorporating live and pre-recorded video with live performance; enabling a single performer to nimbly shapeshift and play every role in the gripping tale. A dizzying combination of ultra-precise live camera work, motorised LED screens, novel staging, live image manipulation, and unmitigated technical audacity combine to create a piece that “will change theatre practice globally” (CX Magazine).

Developed locally by an Australian creative team in the midst of a pandemic, this home-grown work is poised to take on international stages at the height of theatre. Join Kip as he discusses with Michael the scintillating mix of cutting-edge contemporary theatre design and astonishing live video behind his vibrantly contemporary adaptation at the dawn of its global expansion.

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