Casca (James Tresise) photographed by Catherine Drysdale
The fall always comes
A response to True Romans All
by Emilie Collyer
Their problem was in underestimating me.
This has been the case since I was a child. It used to pull at me, like hooks under skin. Not even worth a mention. Not even: ‘Keep an eye on that one.’ Nothing. The glazed flick with the eye, dismissing me. Not built for fighting. Not pretty enough for fucking.
In a city where you rise to the top with boots and knives or sink under the weight of others’ ambitions, I found a way.
Living between the cracks.
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Some beautiful shots from Catherine Drysdale of the Conspiracy path of our recent street game #TrueRomansAll, a co-production between Bell Shakespeare’s Minds Eye program and Pop Up Playground based on Julius Caesar.
We’re thrilled and super happy to announce we have a brand new sponsor- the wonderful guys at Pozible, the Australian crowdfunding platform! We’re so excited to be working with this amazingly friendly and community-minded company.
Look how lovely they are: Pozible loves supporting local artists who connect the community together so we’re super proud to be a Pop Up Playground sponsor. We can’t wait to see what games and experiences Pop Up Playground have in store for us in the near future!
Thanks so much to all at Pozible!
Last weekend we playtested #TrueRomansAll, our Bell Shakespeare commission turning Julius Caesar into a street game. Thanks to our playtesters (most of whom who will go on to be our actors and game runners in the final work)
Pop Up Playground and the City of Melbourne are working together to develop and present a new interactive experience designed for the Melbourne Bike Share Program. Use your smart phone to discover a city that you never knew was there. Launching on the streets of Melbourne this November.
Stay tuned for more details!
This school holidays, Pop Up Playground brings play to Brunswick, with a collection of their games tailored for kids and parents alike! Escape from zombies, chase the colours of the rainbow, make excuses to your Grandma and take little monsters on a big adventures! And try our constructive play area, where kids and parents can make fantastic creatures for the cabinet of Doctor Madaspantz…
Dates: 4th and the 11th of July
Times: 10am-12pm (8 – 11 year olds) and 2pm-4pm (12 – 16 year olds).
Cost: $15 per child (parents attend for free!)
Venue: Mechanics Institute Performing Arts Centre, 270 Sydney Rd Brunswick
Morning Session: http://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/pop-up-playground-holiday-games-ages-8-11-tickets-11719343873?utm_campaign=new_eventv2&utm_medium=email&utm_source=eb_email&utm_term=eventurl_text
Afternoon Session: http://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/pop-up-playground-holiday-games-ages-12-16-tickets-11719390011?aff=eorg
Presented by Pop Up Playground and Metanoia Theatre.
We had so much fun at Paper Orchestra last night with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra at the Melbourne Town Hall! Check out some photos from the night here: http://popupplayground.com.au/paper-orchestra/
#TrueRomansAll Pop Up Playground and Bell Shakespeare’s Mind’s Eye announce the creative development of #TrueRomansAll
#TrueRomansAll is a reinterpretation of Shakespeare’s play Julius Caesar in which the audience are ‘players’ with the influence to change the outcome of the story. Initially divided into two teams, they must decide at each juncture how fully they want to commit to the decisions that are being laid before them.
The players start together at a pre-appointed location, piecing together clues and information as they go. Information can be gleaned from other players, roving ‘journalists’, surrounding media or social networks (come armed with phones!). Players will meet in City Square, progressing through the city to finish around Treasury Gardens. Each team will be accompanied by a stage manager, and decisions are managed through a central ‘control centre’.
This is an outdoor theatre experience. Please wear shoes suitable for walking and dress for the weather. Players are asked to bring smartphones and be prepared to engage with the performance on Twitter and YouTube.These performances form the development season of this new work. Following the performance, your feedback would be appreciated.
Interested in knowing more or playing the game? Sign up to the #TrueRomansAll mailing list to receive information, game tips and the pre-game play by clicking here: http://eepurl.com/QcrhL