Archipelago Productions is a new Australian screen and stage company, taking as its inspiration the beguiling and beautiful spread of islands that is lutruwita/Tasmania.
Diverse in history, accessibility, scale and geography, this unique island cluster inspires projects that speak to a wide range of audiences through a variety of media.
Your generosity, no matter what amount, will help ensure we can continue to build works, develop ideas, pay our artists and ensure Archipelago's future. Your contribution is not tax deductible but it will be acknowledged on our website and printed performance programs. Islet (<$250), Haven ($250+), Shelter ($500+) and Sanctuary ($1,000+)
We sincerely thank you for your gift and for making a difference!
The Bleeding Tree
November 12th-28th at The Theatre Royal
Partners: Blue Cow, Theatre Royal, Tas Performs, Liminal Studio
Major Sponsor: Volkswagon
Sponsor: 26 Ten
EXTENDED BY POPULAR DEMAND!
The Bleeding Tree by Angus Cerini brings one of Australia’s most successful and awarded plays of the decade to Hobart. Critics have hailed Angus' morbidly hilarious fable as “powerful, visceral and deeply exhilarating” theatre “unhesitatingly recommended”.
Winner of the Griffin Award, the Helpmann for Best Play, and an AWGIE, this is vital, confronting and urgent theatre. Marta Dusseldorp, Jane Johnson and Kartanya Maynard star in this defiant, blackly comic tale of survival.
‘The dialogue spars and parries, words rush in over one another, and the plot powers ahead at a cracking pace’
- The Guardian
Projects in Pre-Production
Past the Shallows
Stage and Film
Development Partner: Arts Tasmania Ten Days on the Island
Past the Shallows shows us the other Tasmania, the cold and harsh Tasmania of late last century, isolated, and extraordinary, where beauty and hardship reign, where an apple from an outcast can be the kindness that saves a child. For a day.
Favel’s writing is regularly compared to Cormac McCarthy, and Past the Shallows has found a perennial place on Australia’s HSC syllabus.
An instant Australian classic, selling 50,000 copies last year alone. Her work is spare, precise, unflinching. Archipelago has developed a stage adaptation by Julian Larnach with Ben Winspear, and the support of Arts Tasmania.
Projects under development
Co-producer: Polaris Pictures
Supporters: Hobart City Council & RANT
Women of Troy
Partners: TMAG, TSO, Katie Noonan
Writer: Willoh S Weiland