SIP it in the Bud

SIP it in the Bud

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    Recurs every day until Saturday 26th Feb 2022
  • Wollongong Campus
    Building 29 Theatre G04
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Antigone’s Ascension

Antigone's Ascension is an adaption of Sophocles' Ancient Greek Tragedy, Antigone. It is a story of great passion and themes of rebellion, wherein the female protagonist struggles against the patriarchal powers of her city in order to try and gain honour for her disgraced, deceased brother. In this adaptation, we also observe Antigone begin to rebel against the very foundation of the medium we witness her in, as she starts to recognise and resist the laws of theatre. Antigone is a symbol for rebellion, a figure which stands against prejudice of all forms, and seeks to bring herself and her peers out of subjugation.

Director: Zachary Hanlon
Cast: Brooke Salisbury, Samantha Mackinnon, Bailey Tanks, Michael Ianni, Andrew Lewis, Harry O’Keefe
Stage Manager and Sound Design: Matt McDonald-Kearns
Lighting Designer or design team: Matt McDonald-Kearns, Zachary Hanlon
Dramaturg: Billee Harris

Four amateur filmmakers make cinema that is tragic, visceral and overwhelming. Or at least they try to. Inspired by short horror, takes a behind-the-scenes approach to film on stage and blurs the line between reality and fiction, making you ask, “Is this really going according to plan?” Experience two visual styles with the accompanying live feed that will continuously document the action during the live performance. Minimal lighting and set design are used to create a cheap, last-minute experience as the cast drinks coffee, organises props and dawdles about the seemingly safe space in the lead up to their most desirable scene.

Director: Adam Lee
Cast: Irelish Barker, Patrick Ferrer, Michelle Fry, William Rogut
Stage Manager, Sound & Lighting Design: Kiara Smith
Dramaturg: Ellen Houghton


“We seem to be moored. Stuck. Lodged a little sideways, is all.”
Charlie and Sam are roommates. They know each other inside out – who’s been drinking all the milk, and who keeps leaving their socks on the coffee table. But what about what they don’t share? What are Charlie and Sam keeping from one another, secretly written down and hidden away in their notes app? Developed with dramaturg Byron Davis and the cast, from Lu Bradshaw’s original script, Notes plays with the most essential part of a relationship - what people don’t say.

Director: Lu Bradshaw
Cast: Amy Crean and Adam Watt
Stage Manager and Lighting Design: Ellie Wedgewood
Dramaturg: Byron Davis

WARNING: Performances may contain coarse language, representation of violence, suicide, and haze.

*Performances are free to attend but bookings are essential

Patrons are advised that they will not be permitted entry if they are showing signs of flu or cold symptoms.


Thursday February 24th, 7pm
Friday February 25th, 2pm and 7pm
Saturday February 26th, 7pm


Building 29|Theatre G04
University of Wollongong
Northfields Avenue

Phone: 02 4221 4354