Artistic Director Carly Fisher says that No: Intermission, a one–act play festival, was designed with two goals: “to provide opportunities for Sydney’s emerging actors to work creatively and network with one another, and to bring debut productions to the Sydney stage.”
The festival was launched in 2019, but had to “take intermission” in 2020, for obvious reasons.
Fisher wears several hats in this festival. She is the Producer, the Co-Curator alongside Rosie Niven, and also Director of two of the productions.
Apart from providing a chance for creatives – from playwrights to performers, directors to designers – she also wanted to expose Sydney audiences to brand new works including two from female Australian writers and two international writers whose scripts were selected from 600 submitted by playwrights in 14 countries.
In particular, she says she is really excited to be bringing Girl Shut Your Mouth back after taking it to the Adelaide Fringe Festival in 2020 where it received great critical acclaim and 5–star reviews.
Fisher hopes that audiences find something challenging in the shows and learn something from the experience.
“More than anything,” she says, “I just hope audiences love the shows and join us to celebrate the return of theatre!”
Mar 17-27. Chippen Street Theatre, 45 Chippen Street, Chippendale. $27-$32+b.f. Tickets & Info: www.theatretravels.org