Brink Productions

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Brink Productions is a professional theatre company based in Adelaide, South Australia. It was established in 1996 as an actor-driven collective of seven members, primarily graduates from the drama school of Flinders University,[1] in order to "improve artistic production" in Australian theatre.[2] Director Chris Drummond was appointed the inaugural Artistic Director in 2004 [3] or 2005[4] and has directed all the company's mainstage works since, with outside directors brought in to work on Gorge 09.[5] Brink's repertoire of work includes "epic narrative, re-imagined classics, music theatre and children's theatre".[4] Brink Productions develops and commissions new work as well as commissioning new translations/adaptations.

Brink's most successful collaboration so far has been When The Rain Stops Falling by Andrew Bovell. During 2008-2010 the Brink cast performed to 60,000 people in Adelaide (2008, 2010), Sydney (2009), Melbourne (2009), Brisbane (2010), Canberra (2010) and Alice Springs (2010). The script has also been performed at the Almeida Theatre in London[6] and the Lincoln Center in New York City.

In 2016, Brink celebrated 20 years of existence.

Brink's works since 2012 include:[7]

Production Awards[edit]

2011

Skip Miller's Hit Songs by Sean Riley

2010

When the Rain Stops Falling by Andrew Bovell, a collaboration with Hossein Valamanesh & Brink Productions

  • ACT Green Room Award - Production

2009

The Hypochondriac by Molière, a new adaptation by Paul Galloway

  • Adelaide Critics' Circle Award - Group Prize (Brink Productions, producer)

2008

When the Rain Stops Falling by Andrew Bovell, a collaboration with Hossein Valamanesh & Brink Productions, presented with the State Theatre Company of South Australia and the Adelaide Festival of Arts

  • Adelaide Critics' Circle Award – Group Prize (Brink Productions, producer);
  • Adelaide Critics' Circle Award – Individual Prize(Andrew Bovell, playwright;
  • Ruby Award - Best Work or Event;
  • Curtain Call Awards – Best Drama & Best Technical for Set Design/Video Design & Projection;
  • Victorian Premier’s 2008 Literary Awards (Louis Esson Prize for Drama;
  • Queensland Premier’s 2008 Literary Awards (Drama Script – Stage - Award;
  • Oscarts 2008 – Best of Everything;

2006

This Uncharted Hour by Finegan Kruckemeyer, co-production with the STCSA, presented in association with The Firm and the Adelaide Festival Centre's iNSPACE.

2005

Drums in the Night by Bertolt Brecht, translated by Finegan Kruckemeyer, co-production with STCSA

  • Adelaide Theatre Guide Curtain Call Awards: Best Show, Drama

2001

Killer Joe by Tracy Letts

  • The Advertiser: Oscart for Best Production

2000

The Ecstatic Bible by Howard Barker, a co-production with The Wrestling School.

  • Adelaide Critics' Circle: Excellence in Arts

1999

(Uncle) Vanya by Howard Barker

  • Sun Herald: 'One of the Best Productions of the Decade'

1998

The Dumb Waiter by Harold Pinter

  • The Advertiser: Overall Artistic Excellence, Adelaide Fringe Festival

Mojo

  • The Advertiser: Overall Artistic Excellence, Adelaide Fringe Festival

1996

(Uncle) Vanya by Howard Barker

  • Adelaide Critics' Circle: Best Production

References[edit]

  1. ^ Milne, G, 2004, Theatre Australia (un)limited, Rodopi Press, p289
  2. ^ Moore, P, 2008, Longing to Belong: Trained Actors’ Attempts to Enter the Profession, http://ses.library.usyd.edu.au/handle/2123/2547
  3. ^ "Brink Productions: Our History". Retrieved 26 July 2017. 
  4. ^ a b "Brink Productions". Retrieved 26 July 2017. 
  5. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 10 March 2013. Retrieved 7 May 2012. 
  6. ^ "When the Rain Stops Falling, theatre review". The Guardian. 22 May 2009. Retrieved 26 July 2017. 
  7. ^ "Brink Productions, past shows". Retrieved 26 July 2017. 
  8. ^ Australian Book Review review
  9. ^ Long Tan and Stories from the Brink, by David Knight in the Adelaide Review

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