Blackbird by Theatre Inconnu – a review

David Harrower’s play Blackbird, currently at Theatre Inconnu, brings to light the morally complicated lives of two individuals, linked previously in a power-imbalanced relationship when the female protagonist was 12. Now 27, Una (Jess Amy Shead) tracks down Ray (Graham McDonald), and confronts her abuser. What follows is a tense, staccato exchange where sympathies ebb and flow.  Harrower’s dialogue has been compared to Mamet’s, and … [Read more...]

Theatre Inconnu announces their 2012 season

It promises to be another fantastic season at Theatre Inconnu in 2012. Consistently producing some of the most challenging theatre I have the pleasure of seeing in any given year, on a bare-bones budget, with semi-professional actors, and mentoring emerging theatre artists, Theatre Inconnu merits your attention!  Established in 1978 by Katya Kern-Aho and Clayton Jevne, they are Victoria's longest surviving alternative theatre company.  The list … [Read more...]