WHY YOU'VE GOTTA HAVE THE GOODS?
Independent Theatre is vital to the eco-system of live performance and provides a canvas on which to splash new and daring ideas. Artists engage in Independent productions to add colours and textures to their pallets, further equipping them for the main stage arena.
Based in Los Angeles and Sydney THE GOODS Theatre Company endeavours to enrich the current theatre milieu with evocative, emotive and transformative productions, using unique and diverse artists. We produce theatre that is sans mediocrity and lives on with audiences long after the curtain falls.
"I will accept anything in the theatre as long as it amuses or moves me. But if it does neither ...then I want to go home" - Noel Coward
Who's bringing you THE GOODS?
Olivia STAMBOULIAH / Artistic Director
Olivia Stambouliah graduated from Theatre Nepean in 2004 and has since worked as an actress in film, television, theatre and radio. She has performed with:
Sydney Theatre Company
Olivia's film and television work expands across all channels, most notably:
Packed to the Rafters, Ch7
Soul Mates, ABC NBC Seeso
Ben Elton's Live from planet earth, Ch9
The Silence, ABC
My Sister and I, AFTRS
Olivia has fight directed numerous productions with:
Company B. Belvoir
Olivia has been a drama tutor in schools, universities and private colleges for almost ten years:
St Michael's, Daceyville
St James, Forest lodge
Olivia believes that developing a child's imagination and emotional intelligence through drama training will ensure a well-rounded education and enhance a student's success in everyday life.
Lee Jones / patron
Lee Jones graduated from Theatre Nepean in 2003 and has since worked as an actor in film, television, theatre and radio. He has performed with:
Sydney Theatre Company
Antaeus Company, Los Angeles
Company B, Belvoir
Lee's film and television work in Australia is most notably:
Home and Away, Ch 7
Lee recently won the title role of Wilkin Brattle in the new FX series'The Bastard Executioner' from the creator of 'Sons of Anarchy' Kurt Sutter and Producer Brian Grazer.
YERMA by FEDERICO GARCIA LORCA
This production of YERMA will draw upon the multicultural and multidisciplinary artist base available to us in Los Angeles. Hearth, heritage and homicide will explode onto the stage with visual and visceral technology alongside the power of the human instrument.
Two women, one room and a war. DROPPED is 'Godot with Gals and Grenades'
Set in a room that is filling with snow, two women soldiers sift through the debris to find a sense of themselves amongst the memories and lies. They have been told to protect the base but it's been so quiet for so long and the vodka has run out, the radio is broken and the baby won't stop crying. Where to from here...?
DROPPED by KATY WARNER @ OLD FITZ THEATRE DEC 8-20 2015
Director / Anthony Skuse
Cast / Olivia Stambouliah and Deborah Galanos
Design / Lisa Mimmocchi
Lighting / Verity Hampson
Sound / Aidan Roberts
Stage Manager / Kelsey Lee
STOP KISS by DIANA SON dir ANTHONY SKUSE
Gabrielle Scawthorn, Robert Jago, Aaron Tsindos, Ben McIvor, Kate Frazer, Suzanne Pereira and Olivia Rose
REFERENCES TO SALVADOR DALI MAKE ME HOT by JOSE RIVERA
dir ANTHONY SKUSE @ THE GRIFFIN THEATRE 2009
THE EUROPEANS by HOWARD BARKER
dir ROCHELLE WHYTE @ THE DARLINGHURST THEATRE 2005
GET A 'GOODS' EDUCATION
"Brain development is important but the biggest piece of intelligence is your heart" - Dali Lama
THE GOODS drama classes
THE GOODS provides drama teaching at your school with professional teaching artists. We teach K-12 on a term by term basis or one off tutorials with courses including:
Copycat - observation/imitation/mime
Tongue in cheek - voice training
clowning around - clowning/juggling
Scene and heard - playbuilding
Fairy tale told - narration and tableaux
Yes and... - improvisation/theatre sports skills
On Guard! - stage fighting/tumbles (15 years+)
Homegrown - australian scene work
'round the world - international scene work e.g. US/British/European plays
Underscore - percussion and performance
HSC DRAMA WORKSHOPS
GET A 'GOODS' START with our HSC drama workshops and Private tutoring run by Olivia Stambouliah
We have on and off campus tutoring available
$50p/hr- Private class
$250/hr- Group workshop
Email us with your inquiry.
Note: All our tutors have a current working with children check.
SELF TAPPING +AUDITION TUTORING
Need to tape your audition with a professional?
Olivia Stambouliah will work one on one with you to ensure you're confident with your scenes and record your scene in her studio in Los Feliz via your own smartphone or camera
1/2 session $30
1 hour session $60
1.5 hour session $85
2 hour session $100
email your inquiry
how you can become a
Dear Theatre lover,
My name is Olivia Stambouliah and I have been working in the theatre, film and television industry since graduating from Theatre Nepean in 2004. Over the past decade I have worked in various theatrical productions from independent to main stage shows at the Sydney Opera House. One thing has become crystal clear to me - our stories need to be shared; homegrown as well as global.
What does theatre actually do for us?
As human beings we instinctively yearn for connection and what better way to fulfil this need than through good old-fashioned live entertainment. In live performance we are not just passively watching a screen, we are actively involved and invested in the action. We connect with the characters' plight on stage as well as with the people sitting either side of us, thus we carry this shared experience with us long after the curtain falls. This communal energetic exchange is a unique educational experience that transcends academia which is why we seek it out time and time again.
Audience members like yourself are fortunate to live in a city with a thriving theatre culture that provides a platform to connect and wrestle with current issues and creative ideas. Lee Jones and I want to connect to our theatre community, hence we have rolled up our sleeves and formed THE GOODS Theatre Company.
Theatres across Sydney welcome over 2 million audience members through their doors annually. Independent Theatre Companies are vital to the eco-system of live performance and with Subscriber bases continuing to increase we must provide a wider range of stories to accommodate the ever growing diversity of the theatre going demographic.
So how can you help us connect?
THE GOODS Theatre Company is asking for your partnership to ensure that our pledge of providing pertinent professional productions to the community is delivered. This will begin with the Sydney premier of the new Australian play DROPPED by Katy Warner at The Old Fitz December 8-20. With your financial contribution we will be able to produce a show of the highest echelon and ensure that the creatives involved will be rewarded for their artistry. We are thrilled to be included in the iconic Old Fitz's 2015 season which has recently had a renaissance and is now Sydney Theatre's hottest spot for new and exclusive independent work.
A partnership with THE GOODS Theatre Company guarantees reciprocity. Exposure and access to thousands of new audience members brings rewards for companies or individuals through billing, advertising and events as well as the personal satisfaction in providing supreme arts and culture to the wider community. THE GOODS Theatre Company will act with open communication and transparency every step of the way and invite you to join us in connecting with and leading the Sydney Theatre community into a new and daring direction.
An absurdist two-hander like DROPPED requires creatives with the finest skills to captivate the audience and we are extremely fortunate to have Sydney director in demand Anthony Skuse. Anthony has built a reputation to be one of the most artful, visual and visceral directors on the circuit. His recent Sydney Theatre Award win for Best direction of an Independent play for Punkrock @ ATYP cemented his vitality in the Sydney arts scene.
To help us bring this show to you we need your assistance with:
Cast and Creatives fees
In total our target budget is $20,000
Donate NOW and become a 'Goodie Goodie' - This entitles you to become an Official sponsor of THE GOODS Theatre Company and you will receive:
Name and logo on our Sponsorship page on our website
Name and logo in our 'Dropped' program
VIP sponsors function with cast and crew post-show
Access to observe a rehearsal of 'Dropped'
$15 tickets to any show of 'Dropped'
If you can think back to a time when you were a part of a truly transformative night at the theatre then please help us bring that experience to many more Sydney audiences in 2015 and beyond. Be a 'Goodie Goodie'.
Any questions please contact us and we will be more than happy to discuss them with you.
Our 'GOODIE GOODIES'
A HUGE THANK YOU to our supporters
Gina and Andrew Yazbek
Hadi and Marie-Therese Stambouliah
Kerrie and Ray Jones
Michelle Lim Davidson
David I King
Graham M Huges
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