SECRETS AT FRINGE
NINE Curtin University graduates and current students will bring their debut show The Secret Garden Project to Fringe World this month.
The group form the emerging local theatre company Those Who Love You, and have created an enchanting performance of stories from suburbia taking place in three secret backyard locations.
The Secret Garden Project director Rhiannon Petersen said it was an excellent opportunity for emerging artists to showcase their talent and inject new ideas into the industry.
“We wanted to make a show that captures the essence of an Australian backyard, the stories it can tell and how it can be transformed,” Petersen said.
“We also wanted to bring theatre to the backyards of Perth and reach people who might not see a lot of theatre.”
Curtin University lecturer and Propel Youth Arts co-executive director Mark Storen mentored the project and said he was excited for what was to come.
“To watch these emerging artists move from their studies into the greater artistic community has been a joy,” he said.
The Secret Garden Project runs from February 11-20 in three secret locations across Fremantle, Guildford and Leederville.
Curtin graduates Amelia Tuttleby, Rhiannon Petersen, Zoe Street, Nathan Whitebrook and Kane Parker.