Arts & Entertainment


The Old 505 Theatre in Surry Hills will be the host to an eight-week program of experimental performances by the name of Freshworks. Every week various companies showcase work that would otherwise not be seen by the general public.

Re: Memory is one of the performances presented by Suitcase Civilians. It focuses on memory and what we have to gain by looking at the past. This piece includes audience interaction where only 10 people are permitted per performance.

Director Sepy Baghaei said it started as a solo theatre performance through the inspiration of people re-telling their memories.

“I began interviewing friends on the topic of their ‘best and worst memories’. I recorded their responses, and used those recordings to devise a solo show.”

She hopes audience members get surprised by what they experience on the night.

Re: Memory is a very sensory experience – it won’t be like your usual theatre experience, where you sit back and simply use your eyes and ears. I love the potential of one-to-one theatre to leave a lasting impression on its audiences.”

This year the Freshworks program has extended an extra three weeks due to its popularity in 2014, it will continue until July 5. (AMal)

Re: Memory: June 16 – 21. Old 505 Theatre, 505/342 Elizabeth Street, Surry Hills. $22-$33. Tickets & info on this and other Freshworks performances: