SPACE: PERFORMANCE SPACE
WHEN: 8pm 30 Nov 2017 – 1 Dec 2017
COST: $22/18 concession
TICKETS: Sticky Tickets
Matte is ready to re-enter the workforce. He's educated, certified and competent. Only, there don't seem to be many jobs... At JobReady Agency, it's our job to get you a job, no matter what! Job job job. But you'll have to work for it (because you can't expect to sit around all day on public money, can you?) We'll break you down and build you back up to be the perfect candidate. This may feel a little strange... * (Very) loosely based on real life stories from the dark underbelly of the social welfare system, we will take you into the weird world of the job agency...
*Audience members may emerge more employable than they were upon entry.
Show runs for 1 hour.
Sabrina creates shows that have been described as 'Kate Bush meets Mr. Bean', and is often seen playing with a bumbag. Recent credits include Why Do I Dream? (Winner - Best Comedy, NZ Fringe 2014, Must See Critic’s Picks in The Age for MICF), Zen the Pigeon Girl (Rock Surfers Theatre Co), 69S (Phantom Limb Company, Brooklyn Academy of Music, NYC). Sabrina has been the recipient of the Australia Council's ArtStart and JUMP Mentorship grants. She is currently in residence as part of the Belvoir Artist Workshop. By day, Sabrina works as a Clown Doctor in children's hospitals across Sydney.
Caitlin is an activist, writer and performer. “JobReady” is her first serious attempt to try to bring together her dual passions for politics and comedy. She has trained in commedia dell’arte and is a graduate of Sydney’s Improvised Theatre School. She has performed a solo, interactive comedy piece as “Penelope Fortuna Elderflower” at various events including Wide Open Space festival and Knox Street Bizarre (2015-16); with Lovelorn, a roving comedy troupe (2009-12) at festivals including Woodford Folk Festival and Peats Ridge; in “The Wedding” with the Deep Sea Astronauts (2016); in Short&Sweet Play Festival (2013); and as a “drag king” at Broken Heel Festival and This Is Not Art (2015). Caitlin has also performed as a dancer with the Deep Sea Astronauts (2016); Samba Brigade (2010-12); in a piece by artist Hayley Coughlin at The Factory (2016) and with “The Clittorati/Glitoris” at the Sydney Opera House and the Bearded Tit (2016). Her poetry, articles and short stories have been published in Cordite, Otoliths, Overland, Solidarity and Antipodes, and she was shortlisted for the 2016 Victoria University Writing Prize. She has exhibited her writing alongside her own visual artwork at Interlude, Mori, Emma Soup, and SWAMP galleries.
Bachelor of Fine Art, College of Fine Art UNSW, Bachelor of Performance, Theatre Nepean, University of Western Sydney, Diploma of Education UNE, Drama/Art, Ladies Grey Tease Cabaret, Edinburgh Fringe Festival, The Revolter Collective Works on paper on stage/Miss Julie Old Fitzroy, Sydney, Milk, Milk Lemonade, Sydney Mardi Gras Festival, Sydney Opera House- Bennelong tour and interactive digital classroom, Pitch it/Unpack it. Durational Performance, Gallery 55 Sydenham, Sydney, This must be the place- text collaboration and performance- Sydney and Berlin.
Matte Rochford is an artist from Dulwich Hill in Sydney’s who works with performance and installation. He studied Communications at the University of Technology, Sydney, and performance and physical theatre making at PACT Centre for Emerging Artists. He has also trained in the Bodyweather style of movement. Mori Gallery, Artspace, 55 Sydenham Rd, Peloton, Serial Space, Home at 735, Verge Gallery and Kudos Gallery. His performances have also been seen at Performance Space, PACT, The Red Rattler and at festivals and warehouse venues. In 2011 at Underbelly, he worked with Younes Bachir and Strings Attached to present Ojo, a large scale physical theatre work using aerial theatre techniques in the Turbine Hall of Cockatoo Island. In 2015 his work Progressively Degrading Test Pattern was included in the ‘Technologisms’ survey show at Monash University Museum of Art in Melbourne alongside work by Nam June Paik and Christopher Burden. He has worked on projects with artists Tino Sehgal, Marina Abramovic, Strings Attached, Younes Bachir, Michaela Davies, Jacqueline Olivetti and David Urquhart. As part of sibling trio ‘The Rochfords’, Matte sometimes shows work with his artist sisters Greer and Julia.
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