Janie Gibson is a theatre-maker and teaching artist based in Melbourne, Australia. She uses the ritual of theatre as a forum for human connection; a site to hold radical ideas, witness multivalent perspectives and offer counter-narratives to the confinements of the dominant culture. She tells stories in the quest to redefine personal, cultural and political identity through the radical act of being seen and heard. She practices in the lineage of Eastern European ensemble theatre and devised contemporary performance. She has presented work in Australia with PACT, Tantrum Youth Arts, NEXT WAVE, Underbelly Arts, Urban Theatre Projects and Performance Space; and internationally with Odra Ensemble (Song of the Goat Theatre, Poland), Shakespeare & Company (U.S.A) and ULTIMAVEZ (Belgium).
Voices Of Joan
$20.00 to $25.00
Full Price: $20.00 to $25.00
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Dates & times
Loud noises, Strobe Lighting
About this event
Now more than ever we need to draw inspiration from the galvanising wisdom of rebels; people who are not afraid to speak truth to power and have the courage to take action.
Voices of Joan is a radical feminist punk ritual that calls on the spirit of rebel icon Joan of Arc. In an intimate performance, theatre-maker Janie Gibson unravels the tangled threads of misogyny and Catholicism to invoke Joan's story from the words of Shaw, Shakespeare and the detailed transcript of Joan’s trial for heresy. Directed by Anu Almagro (Song of the Goat Theatre) the artists tune into echoes of Joan in acts of courage and oppression throughout history, in search of a road map for resistance in our uncertain times.
"Janie has established herself as a powerful and original performance maker" Martin del Amo, Realtime Arts
Performer and Creator: Janie Gibson
Director and Creator: Anu Almagro
Composition & Sound Design: Liesl Pieterse
Additional Composition: Xani Kolac and Toecutter
*WINNER BEST NEW WORK* Newcastle Fringe 2019 ‘The Plastic Beach’ (assistant director) Janie Gibson
*NOMINATED BEST DIRECTION* Conda Awards 2017 ‘HOME’ Director /Co-Creator Janie Gibson
*NOMINATED BEST NEW WORK* Conda Awards 2017 ‘HOME’ Creative team
- “ [It] lays bare the vicious misogyny of the Church at that time...brings the passion of Joan of Arc to life with dignity and dramatic force” - Cameron Woodhead, The Age