a production by Jessica Wilson
FCAC and Arts Centre Melbourne present the premiere of Passenger, a theatre work that places its audience inside a moving suburban bus. A conversation plays out on board and — as we gaze at the passing world outside — the audience is seduced into an altered understanding of the environment around us.
Wheelchair accessible and Companion Card tickets available.
As this performance takes place on a bus, latecomers will not be admitted. Passengers will not be able to exit the bus during the performance. Adult themes, parental guidance recommended.
Devised by Jessica Wilson, Ian Pidd and Nicola Gunn
Script by Nicola Gunn
Directed by Ian Pidd and Jessica Wilson
Performed by Beth Buchanan and Jim Russel
Composition by Tom Fitzgerald
Thursday 23 March, 7pm (Preview)
Friday 24 March, 1pm and 7pm
Saturday 25 March, 1pm, 5pm and 7pm
Sunday 26 March, 1pm, 5pm and 7pm
*Please arrive 15 minutes before scheduled start.
DURATION: 1 hour
FCAC: Thursday 23 – Saturday 25 March
Arts Centre Melbourne Box Office in Smorgon Plaza: Sunday 26 March
COST: $35 full / $28 concession
If tickets are sold out for this event please book through Arts Centre Melbourne’s website: https://www.artscentremelbourne.com.au/whats-on/2017/theatre-drama/passenger
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ABOUT THE ARTIST:
Jessica Wilson is an artistic entrepreneur with a strong practice in image-based theatre and participative art. In the past three years Jessica’s works have been commissioned and/or presented by Arts Centre Melbourne, Sydney Opera House, Artplay, Footscray Community Arts Centre, QPAC and Sydney Children’s Festival as well as 25 Australian venues and numerous international presenters including The New Victory Theater in New York.
Jessica was Artistic Director of Terrapin Puppet Theatre between 1999 and 2004, directing many works including The Dark at the Top of the Stairs (2000). She directed the massive spectacle Dream Masons, which took place on the wall of the Salamanca Arts Centre and played to 14,000 Hobartians across three nights. Her most recent work was the outdoor spectacle Dwelling which she devised and directed for the opening of the Big West Festival. Dwelling was nominated for a 2016 Green Room Award.
Other project highlights include Still Awake Still! (2011, 2014) which toured USA including a showcase at International Performing Arts for Youth and a short stint in the Broadway district at The New Victory Theater, and across Australia in a hefty 25 venue tour; How High The Sky co-directed for Polyglot Theatre in the Melbourne Festival (2012); and Dr Egg and the Man With No Ear (2007) which performed at the Sydney Opera House, the Victorian Arts Centre, in Chicago at Redmoon Theater (2008 – nominated for four Jeff Awards), and Canada (2010 – Vancouver, Whitehorse, Ottawa and the Coups de Theatre, Montreal) and won the AWGIE for Best Script for Young Audiences in 2011.
Presented in partnership with Arts Centre Melbourne as part of WOW – Women of the World Festival Melbourne. This project is supported by the City of Melbourne annual Arts Grants Program.
1- Passenger, Image by Gerard Assi
Date & Times
Thursday 23 March: 7pm (Preview)Friday 24 March: 1pm and 7pm
Saturday 25 March: 1pm, 5pm and 7pmSunday 26 March: 1pm, 5pm and 7pm