October 5, 2013

Sweet Child of Mine

U.S. Premiere
created by Bron Batten and presented by The Neo-Futurists, in collaboration with The Last Tuesday Society (Australia)
Preview: Thursday, September 5, 2013
Opening Night: Friday, September 6, 2013
Performances continue through Saturday, September 21, 2013

Featuring Australian performer Bron Batten and her 60 year-old parents live onstage, discussing art, theater and what Bron actually does for a living. Their insights are earnest, poignant, and painfully hilarious as they ask themselves and the audience, what exactly is the point of art?

Sweet Child of Mine is an inter-generational performance investigation combining theatre, modern dance, stand up comedy, audience participation and visual digital media. These elements combine to create an innovative style of post-dramatic performance that is honest, real and uniquely Australian – whilst also transcending cultural boundaries to speak to a universal experience.

Winner of the Best Experimental Performance at the 2011 Melbourne Fringe Festival, Sweet Child of Mine has since toured nationally to Sydney, Adelaide and Perth Fringeworld Festival where it was also nominated for Best Theatre Production. This U.S. premiere is supported by Arts Victoria and The Australia Council for the Arts.

The Sovereign Statement

World Premiere
Created by Bilal Dardai
Previews: Thursday, October 17 through Saturday, October 19, 2013
Opening Night: Monday, October 21, 2013
Performances continue through Saturday, November 23, 2013

Using the genre conventions of political thrillers and procedurals, The Neo-Futurists explore the strange phenomenon of “micro-nations” by attempting to establish their theater as an independent state in its own right, utilizing the audience as citizens of the endeavor.

Featuring rapid-fire dialogue and interlocking, simultaneous narratives taking place throughout the space, each evening Dardai and his cohorts proceed to build the basic trappings of a modern nation while fighting against intrigue, paranoia, misinformation, politicking, and revisions to the play itself.

The Sovereign Statement examines not only the birth of nations, but also the circumstances that lead to their fracture and collapse. Can the new Neo-Futurist nation survive? And if so, should it?


World Premiere
Created by Trevor Dawkins
Previews: Thursday, May 22 through Saturday, May 24, 2014
Opening Night: Monday, May 26, 2014
Performances continue through Saturday, June 28, 2014

Trevor examines his fascination with physical combat by staging Tears of Shanghai, an action movie he wrote when he was 12 years old. Casting himself as Russel Dakota, a grizzled maverick evading the Nazis, Trevor attempts to create a world where the lines between right and wrong are clearly defined.

Within the Neo-Futurist aesthetic, Haymaker is a platform to explore our urge to fight. Expect intricate staging and visceral choreography, as well as elements of high risk.


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Artistic Team


Bron Batten

Creator of Sweet Child of Mine

Trevor Dawkins

Creator of Haymaker

Bilal Dardai

Creator of The Sovereign Statement