BY DAN IRELAND-REEVES
Photographer: Rosie Niven
Tyler Everett sells his body to hungry punters on a nightly basis. But on a regular working night, things are about to spiral out of control leaving Tyler questioning whether living in London is really worth the price of rent.
Bleach is a darkly humorous, soul-jolting new one man show about sex, violence and city living.
8 - 11 August, 2019
Chippen Street Theatre, Chippendale
Produced as part of the 2019 NO : INTERMISSION Festival
5 - 7 March 2020
The Colony Room, Mercure Grosvenor Hotel, Adelaide
Produced as part of the 2020 Adelaide Fringe Festival
SOUTH AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE
MEET THE TEAM
Tom is a New Zealand born actor based in Sydney. After peaking in a Shania Twain MV on the west coast of NZ at age 8, he has spent the remainder of his career aspiring to such heights. Tom’s stage highlights include: M in COCK by Mike Bartlett (The Other Theatre), M in The Knife, The Night and The Dog by Marius Von Mayenburg (The Other Theatre), Bride’s groom in Lorca’s Blood Wedding (Tough Kids Productions), Man in Chair in The Drowsy Chaperone (MUSE), Kenickie in Grease (MUSE) and Guy Bennet in Another Country (UTS Backstage). Tom has completed a Bachelor of Communciations (Media Arts and Production) at UTS in 2018. More recently he obtained his Diploma⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
in Performance (Stage and Screen) at the Sydney Theatre School in 2019 whilst concurrently studying at Screenwise.⠀⠀⠀
Rosie is a Sydney-based Director with a portfolio that focuses on LGBT and female-driven works. She is passionate about working with young people and emerging artists to create greater access for everyone in the Australian theatre community, and currently sits as the Marketing Manager for Theatre Travels.
Rosie graduated from the University of New South Wales with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and a Bachelor of Arts in Theatre and Performance Studies. During this time, Rosie worked with the New South Wales University Theatrical Society (NUTS) to Direct/Assistant Direct a number of shows, including Angela Betzien's War Crimes (2016), for which she was awarded Best Direction.
Rosie has Directed a number of works in Sydney, including Oleanna in conjunction with Maltman Lab and White Ribbon (2016), Deadline for Sydney Fringe (2017), The Laramie Project and The Laramie Project: Ten Years Later at the Seymour Centre (2018), and Preserving Jars as part of Mardi Gras’ PLAYLIST (2019). This year Rosie co-curated Theatre Travels' inaugural one-act play festival No : Intermission, choosing eight works that celebrate emerging artists and groundbreaking work across the globe. Within that festival, she Directed the Australian Premiere of Bleach (also coming to Adelaide Fringe in 2020) and the World Premiere of Queenslander. Most recently she Directed Revolt. She Said. Revolt Again. for Sydney Fringe, which was nominated for an Emerging Artist Award.
as PRODUCER, STAGE MANAGER and ASSISTANT DIRECTOR
Carly is the Founder and Artistic Director of Theatre Travels.
For the Adelaide Fringe Festival 2020, Carly is Directing and Producing Girl Shut Your Mouth by Gita Bezard, as well as Producing and Stage Managing Bleach by Dan Ireland Reeves.
Most recently, Carly Produced and Co-Curated the inaugural NO : INTERMISSION festival, Sydney’s new one-act play festival designed to create equal opportunities for emerging Artists across the disciplines of the Theatre industry. NO : INTERMISSION is now gearing up for its second season in April and May of 2020.
For the 2019 N:I festival, Carly Directed Final Placement by Ara Watson, Falling Skies by Brayden Frascone and Co-Directed Albumen by Mishka Lavigne.
Carly Produced and Co-Directed Moises Kaufman and the Tectonic Theatre Companies’ The Laramie Project and the Laramie Project:10 Years Later at the Seymour Centre in 2018.
In 2019, Carly was selected to be part of the Broadway Evolved Program for an intensive course in New York City.
With the company's biggest season yet right around the corner, Carly cannot wait to share Theatre Travels' 2020 season with you all!
Read Carly's full bio here
as SOUND DESIGNER
Georgia is a Sydney-based sound designer and composer, specialising in theatre and film. She made her sound-design debut with Sydney University Dramatic Society (SUDS) three years ago. Over those three years, she has worked on twenty-four projects with various production groups, including: NO:INTERMISSION Theatre Festival 2019; SUDS; Perrenial Theatre Company; The New Theatre; Gensian Theatre Company; Queen's University Theatre Company; and various Sydney Fringe Festival productions. Some of these shows include: And Then There Were None (Agatha Christie); The Aliens (Annie Baker); The Birthday Party (Harold Pinter); Botticellli and the Sodom (Jordan Tannahill); Venus In Fur (David Ives); What The Butler Saw (Joe Orton); and A Bright New Boisie (Samuel Hunter).
as SOUND AND LIGHTING OPERATOR
Kaylee is currently studying a Bachelor of Creative Arts (Theatre) at University of Wollongong, balancing her love for both acting and technical aspects of theatre! After performing for the majority of her life, Kaylee has found a passion in the technical aspects of the theatre scene including, stage managing, directing, choreographing, sound and lighting design, and costume design. Kaylee has had the pleasure of adopting many roles within theatre, including the costume co-ordinator for Rising Arts Productions’ sold out season of ‘Heathers: The Musical’; the stage manager, costume co-ordinator and sound/AV operator of a Victoria Hunt Production, ‘Titration Nation’; the stage manager, costume designer and sound designer/operator of a Linda Luke Production, ‘Appetite’; and Assistant Production Manager of ‘D.O.A’, directed by Mark Rogers.
Kaylee is honoured to be working with Theatre Travels in their Adelaide Fringe Season as both the sound and lighting operator for Bleach and a cast member and design assistant for Girl Shut Your Mouth (10-14th March).
Kaylee is thrilled to make her debut for a Sydney based theatre company in her home town of Adelaide, the place where her theatre obsession began.
as PRODUCTION ASSISTANT
Tess is a young backstage theatre practitioner based in Sydney who is exploring opportunities to learn and work in all aspects of theatre production.
Most recently she is working as Production Assistant with Theatre Travels second Adelaide Fringe Festival production of Girl Shut Your Mouth, and is the Stage Manager of Piano Production's "Schapelle, Schapelle" (also currently playing at the Adelaide Fringe Festival 2020) after a sold out season of the same show in 2019 at the Factory Theatre, Sydney.
Other backstage credits include Packemin Productions Les Miserables 2020, MUSE’s Tuck Everlasting, 2019 and Edges:A Song Cycle, 2019, Manly Musical Societies Jekyll and Hyde, 2018, Be More Chill (Return Season), 2018, Les Miserables, 2019, and with Willoughby Theatre Company’s Shrek The Musical, 2018, Fiddler on the Roof, 2019.
The production team behind the 2019 production of Bleach differed from the 2020 production. The 2019 team is listed below:
Directed by: Rosie Niven
Lighting Designer: Steffany Synge
Sound Designer: Georgia Condon
Stage Manager: Kipp Lee
Assistant Stage Manager: Shannon Rossiter
Starring: Tom Crotty