The Dream Laboratory – January 2022
The Dream Laboratory – an immersive theatrical experience inspired by “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”. This new work is being purpose built for the Palais Theatre, Geelong.
Project collaborators – Amanda LaBonte, Sophie Lampel, Alexandra Aldrich & Mark Wilson & Directed by Alister Smith
Sound Designer – Clemmie Williams, Designer – Dann Barber, Musician – Tim Hulsman
Image by Nathalia Suellen
400 years ago, Emilia Bassano raised her voice. The world didn’t listen. Who was Emilia? Was she the “Dark Lady” of Shakespeare’s sonnets? What of her own poems? And why was her story erased from history?
In this boisterous, ground-breaking play, Emilia and her sisters call out to us across the centuries. A call to arms that cannot be ignored. With a cast of 13 incredible women who collectively embody diversity rarely seen on our stages – centering First Nations women and including women of all ages, sizes and abilities – Emilia is a riotous ride that leaves audiences breathless.
Directed by Petra Kalive and Designed by Chole Greaves