Residency: 3-31 January
wit incorporated is an ensemble of actors and theatre-makers, based in Footscray. In 2017, we’re presenting an entire season of works by women. That means every writer, director and actor involved identifies as a woman. We’re also committing to diversity on stage, so the actors you see in every wit show will have the same diversity of culture, sexuality, physicality and socioeconomic background as the community in which they are performed.
Our second season for the year is the brand-new play, A Scandal in the Weimar, by Jennifer Piper and Claire Bowen, in which Lady Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Jean Watson travel to Berlin and face off against the Nazis. The centrepiece of this work will be a song in the style of the German-Jewish Kabarettisten of the late 1930s. During our residency, we will collaborate with a group of invited cabaret and theatre artists to create this new piece.
We’ll also take time out to workshop our script, talk about costuming, and generally get ourselves into a 1930s mood.
Come along and join in the conversation, watch how theatre-makers come up with the stories you love watching, maybe even be in the room when we come up with the great idea that brings it all together.
You can check on the schedule via www.witinc.com.au and visit our Facebook Page for updates www.facebook.com/wearewit