Photo: by Pia Johnson
2014: broadcast on Radio National, the track The Chair
2013: remounted for Darwin Festival and commissioned to write two new audio plays, with Australia Council remount funding
2013: remounted for You Are Here Festival
2012: presented by Next Wave Festival, with Australia Council and City of Yarra funding
2011-12: developed by Next Wave’s Kickstart program
Presentation – Next Wave Festival, You Are Here Festival, Darwin Festival
Key artists: Michele Lee (writer/project concept and development), Tanya Dickson (director and concept development), Alan Nguyen (sound designer and concept development) and Clare McCracken (visual designer and concept development). With Ash Blakeney sound designing ‘Travellers’
Performers Keith Brockett, Roddy Cairns, Matt Crosby, Tom Dent, Jing-Xuan Chan, Kane Felsinger, Fanny Hanusin, Ferdinand Hoang, Nicole Lee, Elizabeth Nabben, Mark Tregonning, Sarah Walker and Janine Watson
Additional arrangement and composition Roddy Cairns
Sound engineers Ash Blakeney and Simon Cotter
Mentor Roslyn Oades
Development – Next Wave Kickstart
Lead artist and Writer Michele Lee
Director Brendan O’Connell (direction of the text)
Performers Petra Kalive, Maria Coviello, Will Cowan
Mentor Gorkem Acaroglu
6 x short audio plays, live art
Travellers: 1F, 1M and two singers
The Chair: 2F
Husbands: 2F, 6M
Wives: 1F, 1M
Choose your own colour. Listen to it speak!
Talon Salon is a site-specific audio theatre work about Vietnamese-run nail salons in Australia, first presented within a salon as part of the Next Wave Festival 2012 and presented again in the You Are Here Festival in Canberra 2013.
In Talon Salon, immerse your mind in one of four fictional audio pieces while you receive the nail treatment of your choice. Glimpse into the nail salon universe – workers, owners, customers, daughters, husbands and passers by.
Listen. Watch. Chat.
Visit the dedicated Talon Salon website: www.talonsalon.com.au
You Are Here Festival 2013 season
Watch You Are Here’s festival video for Talon Salon.
Next Wave Festival 2012 season
A video for the Next Wave Festival season 2012, edited by Sarah Walker, photos by Pia Johnson. The sound is by Alan Nguyen, directed by Tanya Dickson. You’ll hear various actors.
Clare McCracken designed the images in this, Pia Johnson took the photos. The sound is by Alan Nguyen, directed by Tanya Dickson. You’ll hear Ferdinand Hoang, Roddy Cairns, Tom Dent, Keith Brockett and Mark Tregonning.
Development: Next Wave Festival
Presentation: Next Wave Festival, City of Yarra, Australia Council for the Arts, You Are Here Festival, Darwin Festival