theatre works presents
by kalina lauer
3 - 13 MAY | THEATRE WORKS | FRESH WORKS
by kalina lauer
What lies along the waters of the longest bayou in the world?
Set in the deep south in the late 1800s, Bayou Bart follows a classic narrative about a boy, Henri finding his way home, but upon doing so, he stumbles into a land he was never supposed to find and a fight he was never supposed to be a part of.
Sentient creatures from the bayou exist in a mysterious town governed by an enigmatic alligator yearning to be more than what they are. But, when animals go missing, and secret tradings downriver shroud the town in suspicion, all fingers... and claws start to point to the outsider Henri and escape from the illusive town seems impossible. Henri must gather his wits and discover what it truly means to be human and what separates animals from man.
Some violence and mature themes
DATES + TIMES
Wed 3 May 7:00pm (Preview)
Thu 4 May 7:00pm (Opening)
Fri 5 May 7:00pm
Sat 6 May 7:00pm
Tue 9 May 7:00pm
Wed 10 May 7:00pm
Thu 11 May 7:00pm
Fri 12 May 7:00pm
Sat 13 May 7:00pm
This show is a lock-out performance. No latecomers will be admitted. Please arrive at least 15 minutes early to ensure you don't miss out.
Refunds will not be issued to latecomers.
20 at $20**
*Seniors, Student, MEAA, Health Care and Low Income card holders
**Limited to 20 tickets per performance
SOUND DESIGN / COMPOSER
SET DESIGN ASSISTANT
Shuo Ma (Kim)
LIGHTING DESIGN AND OPERATION
MEET THE ARTIST -
Kalina is a first-nation multi-disciplinary artist with an education and professional background in Digital, Film & TV and Theatre. Raised on Darumbal Land, Kalina moved to Narrm to explore a career in the arts and has thrived in various projects. Notable works include participation in the Let’s Take Over program with Darebin Arts (2021), creating an art installation, “Within Walls”, that immersed the audience into a dreamlike, storybook world of ghostly sculptures. Kalina has also taken on the producer and director roles in a range of short films and, in more recent years, has started crafting the wonderful world of Bayou Bart!
Bayou Bart has previously performed with Ilbijerri Theatre Company (2021), Re-Generation Youth Festival (2022), and DRIFT Festival with Spark Productions (2022). Kalina is excited to bring Bayou Bart to Theatre Works and continuously engage with the Melbourne arts scene.