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The G.O at Corro: Sep 2021

By Johanna Hayes

WE’VE BEEN ALL about collaboration at Corrugated Iron, lately. Kicking off Darwin Festival opening weekend with four standing ovations (naw, shucks!) I’ve Been Meaning to Ask You saw 18 of our young creatives drop some truths... and the mic. Created by the Good Room, the Corro cast and crew were stupidly excited to bring this riotous, funny and heartfelt show to life.

While all that was going down, there was quite the buzz in the Corro performance space as we threw open the doors for some very special interstate guest artists.

We welcomed Zen Zen Zho graduate, Travis Wesley, Simon Wright from Splash Test Dummies and Mike Finch, former Artistic Director of Circus Oz, to connect our young and emerging artists with industry professionals.

A visit from international physical theatre company, Briefs Factory, allowed us a sneak peek into their exciting new work, Dirty Laundry. We also welcomed NT Dance Company into the performance space, as they rehearsed for this month’s production, Forbidden. Gary Lang also generously hosted a Larrakia smoking ceremony, celebrating a new chapter of growth and friendship between our companies.

After all that hosting, it was our turn to be the visitors, so we stopped by to see our friends at Ludmilla Primary School to develop a residency to merge art and science. We teamed up with Science Week and Inspiring NT to create a music making shed (yes, you read correctly!) affectionately known as the STEAMpunk Shed, where students can learn scientific concepts through play and hands on experience.

But now, we want to invite our most important collaborator yet – you!

We’re currently planning an exciting line-up of multi-art form masterclasses for the next lot of school holidays, as well as hosting an exciting new children’s show Bartleby: The Horrible Magician directed by Kyle Walsmley and featuring Corro alumni Thomas Midena, with sound by Serina Pech. Everyone’s welcome – whether you’re young or young at heart. We’ll keep you in the loop, but let’s hang out soon!


Thumbanil & header image: I’ve Been Meaning to Ask You. Photo: Tony Lewis for Darwin Festival

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