Goulburn Youth Theatre Archives
Lilac Time Parade Sunday 30th September
Just a Play - written by local young writers Kieran Milward and Kirby Medway,
directed by Judith Boyd - performed by members of the Lieder Friday afternoon
The Four Little Girls - by Pablo Picasso a major regional collaboration with
Canberra Youth Theatre, Yass High School Drama Students and The Highland School
of Performing Arts - Artistic Coordination by Chrisjohn Hancock. Performed
on the Lieder mainstage 5th 6th & 7th October 2007, touring to C-Block
Theatre Gorman House, ACT on 14th October 2007
Film footage performers
sound operator and additional sound scapes
Ubu by Alfred Jarry performed as part of Artstart Festival and LYTC's 10th
Idris Stanton Dogpile, Cashnag, Bear, Sea Captain, Cashhound, Nob, Judge, Russkie Soldier
Jai Joyce King Wenceslas, Balonian Soldier, McClub, Chap, Councillor, Nob, Judge, Ghost
Amy Rawle Queen Rosamond, Nick Nackerley, Nob, Tsar of Russkieland, Balonian Citizen, Banker, Chap
David Nell Prince Silly, Peasant, Nob, Banker, Balonian Soldier, Russkie Soldier, Councillor, Ghost, waiter
Callum Fitzsimmons Prince Willy, Messenger, Balonian Soldier, Fast Freddie, Ghost, Peasant, Russkie Soldier, Guard
Jeremy Mutton Big Bad Bernie, Wallop, Clerk of the Court, Ghost, Balonian Soldier, Guard, Citizen
The play is set in the kingdom of Baloney. No particular time.
The Ubu plays, especially King Ubu, quickly became one of the most influential avant-garde creations of the twentieth century. Among the movements owing debts to the plays were Cubism, Dada, Expressionism, Futurism, surrealism and the Theatre of the Absurd.
Ubu provided inspiration for the Marx Brothers, the Goon Show, Mad magazine, Monty Python's Flying Circus, films such as Airplane and the Naked Gun series, and The Simpsons.
Ubu has received funding from the NSW Government through the Department of Education and Training -TAFE Access Division and Southern Tablelands Arts (STARTS) Inc.
Forks'n All (a feast for peace) - a five hour community arts festival performance at St Saviour's Cathedral photographed by Jackie Rankin
Created and presented by the Lieder Theatre Company in conjunction with St
Saturday 26th July 2003
1. Cathedral Hall
Food Hall Caterers
Alan Green & Goulburn Tai Chi Club
Katrina Churchill Brittany Joyce Caitlin Bush Carina Tattersall Ayla Caddey
3. The Parkland
musician Janawirri Yiparrta-Forrest on didgeridoo
Fire permit Kerry Joyce
The Homecoming of Beorhtnoth
Monks of Ely Cathedral
Goulburn Bell Ringers coordinated by Linda Yeadon
We would like to thank all those who have willingly and generously assisted on this project to make it such a memorable event
This project was made possible through assistance under the Country Arts Support Program administered by Regional Arts NSW and Southern Tablelands Arts (STARTS) Inc.
The Lieder Theatre is also grateful to the NSW Ministry for the Arts and Goulburn City Council for financial assistance
Lieder's major sponsors in 2003 are Hyperset Printing and the Goulburn Workers Club
Acrobatic/Fire Show - a spectacular outside performance incorporating fire with physical theatre, acrobatics and stilts
Original music and samples composed, compiled and performed live by
The Lieder Youth Theatre Company is grateful to the following for their assistance
I=CAN - touring the Southern Tablelands of NSW and to Smoke Free Burning
Boards Youth Theatre Festival in Tuggeranong
July 27th & 28th Lieder Theatre, Goulburn
October 9th Canberra
The Madness of Lake George 25 March 2002
When full, Lake George is Australia's largest inland fresh water lake. However this tectonic enigma is no ordinary lake and apart from the fact that it has a particular Aboriginal spiritual significance, its European history is shrouded in myth, mystery and sometimes magic. No other lake has been the subject of such a wide range of scientific hypotheses, pseudo and otherwise, as well as speculation and sometimes bizarre explanations for the strange phenomena of its geography and geology.
Some believe that it fills and empties in inverse ratio to lakes in New Zealand, China or other strange places or that it possesses a spirit or power that is both mystical and magical. Stories abound concerning the fate of those who have perished in its relatively shallow depths and those who have experienced the relentless power of its unique wave motions. Its strange and bewildering natural phenomena have produced all sorts of visual and sensory illusions, which give Lake George and air of unreality. The truth about Lake George ebbs and flows like its water levels and becomes part of popular consciousness. This consciousness combines myth and reality to give the lake unstableness in popular memory that mirrors the reputed mental state of its namesake.
None of the stories surrounding Lake George is stranger than that of the gallant but impulsive Major James Hancock. The erstwhile Major had travelled to Australia specifically to explore Lake George. Hancock was a veteran of the Crimean War, having served with her Majesty's Hussars. His military career virtually came to an end at Sebastopol, where he had his horse shot out from under him and subsequently cooked and ate the animal, sharing it with his men. Hancock then set out upon a life as an adventurer and explorer of natural phenomena.
Hancock was joined on his expedition to Lake George by Lieutenant Kenneth Sanders, a man of dubious reputation whose commission in the NSW Corps had been compromised by a life of gambling and debauchery and who subsequently hired himself out as provider and guide. Sanders enlisted for the expedition the assistance of several young men who had been performers with a Romanian circus who had been abandoned in this country when the circus ran into financial difficulties. He believed that the acrobatic and gymnastic talents of the young men would be both useful for the expedition and amusing.
The expedition set out from the southern end of Lake George, accompanied by a number of horses which Hancock believed would be both beneficial for hauling the craft in which he hoped to navigate the lake and may also provide an additional source of sustenance if need be. They disappeared completely and appeared never to reach the other end of the lake.
The disappearance of the party has been the source of much speculation and mystery ever since and numerous unexplained sightings of the Major and his companions have been claimed in years since. Whether popular memory has become imbued with the image of this strange expedition and it has become part of the visual imagery, which also creates many of the illusions of Lake George, we can only speculate and wonder. Many of the reported sightings are indeed bizarre. In 1924 the Bungendore Chronicle reported that Arthur Geary, who had been searching for lost sheep on the lake, encountered a strange group of people, the leader of which introduced himself as Hancock and proceeded to explain the exact location of Geary's sheep. The Chronicle reported that despite examination by two reputable medical practitioners, Geary would not deviate from his story.
Over the years there has been many unexplained lights on the lake at night. Local folklore has often referred to these as Hancock's campfires, while others have speculated that they may have been UFOs attracted to the tectonic phenomena by a strange type of magnetism. Whatever the explanation it seems that Hancock and the spirits of his party have been doomed to continue their exploration, forever lost on the lake.
Lost on the Lake
The Lieder performance event is called Lost on the Lake and will feature eight actors travelling in the footsteps of some of the early explorers who traversed and mapped one of the oldest lakes in the world. When full Lake George is the largest expanse of fresh water in Australia. Its current dry state is ideal as a spectacular stage on which to mount three days of arts activities drawing attention to the magic and mystery that surrounds the Lake's history.
Lost on the Lake will be presented as a roving spectacle and viewed from the Federal Highway from Friday 12th - Sunday 14th April 2002. The Lieder performers will be led by Robert Cole, who with Chrisjohn Hancock, Jai Joyce, Thady O'Connor, Josh Phillips and Stephen Convery, will journey across the Lake in search of some of the answers to the mysteries created by the many intrepid adventurers who lost their lives attempting to unravel its mystique.
Vision of Delight - written by Ben Jonson, performed as part of Artstart celebrations outside at St Saviour's Cathedral
An Elizabethan Masque of Unimaginable Splendour
Directed by Chrisjohn Hancock
Delight Anthea Foley
The Choir and Elizabethan Dancers
Amanda Hamilton Peta Jackson
the First Anti-Masque
Pantaloons Thady O'Connor, Jai Joyce, Marcus Honeyman, Josh Phillips, Matthew
Taylor, Alexander Edwards
The Second Anti-Masque
Stiltwalker #1 Peter Nosworthy
The Main Dance - performed by the entire Company
Thady O'Connor Elizabeth McMahon
Composer/ Conductor/ Recorder/Violin
some helpful definitions
This production has been funded by Artstart, a state-wide festival coordinated by the NSW Department of Education and Training through TAFE. Grateful assistance has been received from Southern Tablelands Arts
The Lieder Theatre has been awarded additional funding to support its upcoming Youth Theatre project BODY SLAM. $3000.00 has been received from the Foundation for Young Australians towards the Lieder Youth Theatre Company's tour to Sydney over the Easter holidays.
Body Slam is the Youth Theatres' major project for 2001 having already received financial support from the NSW Ministry for the Arts to create a workshop and performance project offering regional youth an opportunity to extend and develop street and physical theatre skills through a week long workshop with Theatre Physical at Powerhouse Youth Theatre's facilities in the Casula Powerhouse.
Body Slam will tour to Sydney between 17th - 24th April where the Company will reside, attending workshops and performances and presenting their own work.
Workshops will culminate in a new performance piece, Body Slam, which will be presented around Circular Quay and in Hyde Park on Saturday 21st and Sunday 22nd April. Local and Canberra performances will be planned for later in the year.
The 12 members who passed the audition process and who have been attending preparatory workshops for the last month will also participate in workshops at Shopfront Theatre, PACT, Australian Theatre For Young People, Belvoir Theatre, and attend professional performances at Sidetrack Theatre, The Performance Space, The Stables, and the Sydney Opera House.
The Lieder Youth Theatre members involved in Body Slam include Jessica Shoppee, Anthea Foley, Abaigh O'Connor, Amy Johnson, Bethany James, Mandy Nichols, Thady O'Connor, Josh Phillips, Jai Joyce, Marcus Honeyman, Brenton Phillips and Stephen Convery.
The production team under the artistic direction of Chrisjohn Hancock is lead by Pauline J Mullen as production manager, Bill Dorman as workshop tutor, Kerry Joyce and Martin Sanders tour and house managers.
The Lieder Youth Theatre Company continues to grow and provide a major resource for young people serious about exploring the arts as a career option and providing a stepping stone into further studies and training in the performing arts. BODY SLAM will provide exceptional opportunities for regional youth through professional exposure and experience obtained from the tour program while developing a network of contacts for future exchange and interaction.
The Lieder Youth Theatre Company - go arts about it!
Olympic Torch Relay celebrations Day 90 September 5th, Goulburn street performances and 30 stilt walkers, acrobatics and coordinated schools performances in Victoria Park devised and coordinated by the Lieder Theatre Team
Blow-up workshops with Powerhouse Youth Theatre at Wollongong
The artists engaged for the weekend were:
The organising supervisors were:
All the weekend participants were divided into two groups and combined skill development work with preparations to present initial ideas on the script, UBU ROI
Gathering the Dust (devised)- touring to Tuggeranong Arts Centre
Gathering the Dust was part of EXCHANGE - a partnership project with Jigsaw Theatre Company, designed to initiate and facilitate greater opportunities within the region for local artsworkers and emerging artists. Exchange was divided into stages offering chances to share creative ideas, professional resources and new performing opportunities for both Companies. For example, members of Jigsaw have been involved in developing design concepts related to this production transferring to Tuggeranong Arts Centre. Exchange provided a number of opportunities for regional artists to participate in Jigsaw's devising and performance projects, developing skills in writing, music, production, design and choreography.
Anthony Kranitis guitars
Director Chrisjohn Hancock
The Lieder Theatre gratefully acknowledges the support and assistance received from Tuggeranong Arts Centre and Jigsaw Theatre Company
Gathering the Dust - The Video
Additional Video Footage
computer graphics & projections
Hot Air - touring to Tuggeranong Arts Centre
What makes young people angry and why and what do they do about it are the issues addressed in this group devised performance. The play is a very personal and insightful journey into the causes and consequences of violence in our community.
This production received enthusiastic applause and praise from the audience who saw a preview on the steps of the Opera House in August 1999 as part of the opening celebrations to the ARTSTART Festival. It was presented as the headline show at the Lieder Theatre's 1999 Regional Youth Theatre Festival in Goulburn.
Express Yourself Regional Youth Theatre Festival - street pageant
Hot Air (devised) - touring to the steps of the Sydney Opera House
HOT AIR was devised and workshopped over 3 months with 20 local young people interested in addressing and exploring issues of teenage violence and aggression - its causes and consequences. This performance project was made possible through financial assistance received from the Department of Education and Training - ARTSTART, The Southern Tablelands Regional Arts Program, and Regional Arts NSW.
established the Goulburn Youth Council and coordinated youth council activities
in Goulburn until handing over the responsibility to Local government in 2002
(Goulburn's 2nd Regional Arts Bash) staged in Bourke Street, St Saviour's Cathedral, Civic Centre and the Masonic Hall in March
G'Day Mate (devised) - touring to festivals in the Czech Republic & UK
Director - Chrisjohn Hancock
Hot Chips and Gravy at the Blackhole Café (devised by members of the Lieder Youth Theatre Company)
GRABfest'96 the first Goulburn Region Arts Bash - March
Aboriginal Youth Theatre Festival
Featuring The Colour Play (devised) - touring to the Street Theatre, ACT
Including local Aboriginal legends, The Doonooch Dancers, Matthew Doyle, exhibitions and members of the Ullamulla Pejar community at the Lieder Theatre
workshops with Matthew Doyle & the Doonooch Dancers with local schools and the LYTC
Lieder Youth Theatre Company
tufff... by Billie Browne
Rolly's Grave by Jan Quackenbush
Goulburn Youth Theatre Festival hosted by Lieder Youth Theatre
Music composed and performed by Ken & Marianne Naughton with students from Marian College
Jacinta Conroy violin