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The Street Ahead
With optimism we opened our doors in the new year rejoicing in having audiences and our community back at The Street, filling our theatre foyer and cafe with intoxicating energy and life. 2021 proved to be far more difficult than the year COVID first hit Australia in 2020 when our world first became disrupted. Our response to the pandemic changed the way we work with our artists, creating programs that continue to nurture amazing talents and discovering new ways to showcase creativity.
More than ever we have needed support to invest in great projects and great artists to make great art to bring us together again, to grow us collectively into community, to lift us out of this time. Our supporters continue to help us move forward, breathing life into two momentous new commissions, a music-theatre work and a dramatic/comedic play for us to bring to the stage in future seasons. In 2020, they backed the work of two Australian writers and an Australian composer in the most impactful of ways keeping them employed and creative through this pandemic. In 2021, we moved ahead and commissioned Jess Green to compose music for the new music theatre work. The Canberra-grown and Australian music trailblazer, composer and musician Jess AKA Pheno will work with a playwright to bring a new production to our stage.
Inspired by patronage of bygone eras we are taking our donors on a creative journey with the artists selected for these commissions and inviting them into the creative process. Over time, they will get to know the artists and be engaged with their ideas and developments online and in person.
The vision and generosity of The Street Supporters continues to fuel our next creative steps and giving Canberra new stories on the stage again.
We look to our future together with audiences back in our theatres.
Watch this space.