For the Love of an Orange

Friday 3rd October 3pm The Edwards
Saturday 4th October 4:45pm The Edwards

A new work combining puppetry, visual theatre, projection, and 50 kilos of oranges to take you on a dark, absurdist journey.

Created and performed by The Indirect Object.

Presented by Crack Theatre Festival under the Setting the Stages initiative, with the support of the Australia Council for the Arts through the Creative Australia Emerging Presenter grant.

Beth McMahon: Beth has been a puppeteer since 2007, and in 2009 won the Adelaide Fringe Best Puppetry Award for nightlight an adult puppetry show created with Michael Bevitt. She holds a Masters Degree in Production (puppetry) from the VCA, trained at the Lecoq Physical Theatre School, and studied puppetry under master-puppeteer Alain Recoing, in Paris France. Beth has performed Europe, South Africa and around Australia. In 2012 Beth received the Lorrie Gardner Scholarship to work with American Puppeteer and Film-Maker Yvette Edery, and a Tasmanian Regional Arts grant for Animated Anthologies a durational puppetry installation project where she lived in a secure Dementia ward.

Michael Bevitt: Michael has been a puppeteer since 2001. He won his first audition after High School and spent two years touring regional Australia. Michael has a BA in acting from the University of Ballarat and Post Graduate Diploma (puppetry) from the VCA. Michael has performed around Australia and internationally including the UNIMA International Congress in 2008, and the World Puppet Carnival in Kazakhstan. In 2011 Michael’s solo piece Ping Pong Ballet was nominated for the International Puppet Slam in Atlanta, Georgia, in 2012 Michael received a UNIMA International Cultural Exchange Grant and performed in the International Puppetry Festival in Zagreb, Croatia.

Gabriel Partington: Gabriel has been working as a professional actor since he was a child, appearing in numerous shows in his native Adelaide, including several State Theatre productions. Accepted into the VCA Acting course at 18 years of age, Gabriel completed his training in 2009 and has since worked in independent theatre productions, a national television advertising campaign, and on Neighbors. In 2013 Gabriel completed the prestigious Shakespeare Course at RADA in London where he played Macbeth. When not acting, Gabriel is a skilled venue manager and has worked at festivals across Australia and the UK.