One of Adelaide’s most successful theatrical activations, Black Box Live are set to broadcast local shows directly to Hollywood Fringe from iconic Bakehouse Theatre.
An Adelaide institution, typically located in the Botanic Garden during Adelaide Fringe, Black Box Live has adapted and evolved alongside the changing social conditions presented in our current world to continue making and sharing art with audiences.
Providing a digital destination for live performance, the team behind Black Box Live, Hartstone Kitney, have been working tirelessly to keep Adelaide arts afloat during challenging times.
“The pandemic presented us with a challenge earlier this year, one that required creative thinking and problem solving. The result was a portable model for performance where we are able present shows partly or exclusively online dependant on conditions, without compromising the quality of performances or production values,” Black Box Live Artistic Director Joanne Hartstone says.
Through use of cutting-edge film and broadcast technology, the team at Black Box Live has been able to provide a safe and accessible way for people to consume art and live performance in a virtual setting.
Having produced the world’s largest streaming event as part of Adelaide Fringe in February and March 2021, the digital capabilities of Black Box Live have been tried and tested to produce a cinema-standard dynamic viewing experience.
“Adapting our craft to a virtual platform has allowed us the freedom to engage with the international art scene at a time when that just isn’t happening for Aussies,” Joanne says.
Adelaide Audiences will have the opportunity to attend shows in-person at the Bakehouse Theatre while Hollywood audiences can attend cinema screenings or view online from home.
Edinburgh Fringe viewings will be exclusively online and on demand to accommodate social conditions in the UK.
A world-first, presenting simultaneously at two renowned festivals establishes this dynamic and innovative company as a leader in the new age of digital theatre.
The Black Box Live program includes a collection of six critically acclaimed shows across theatre, cabaret and variety, dance and physical theatre including the globally renowned The Girl Who Jumped Off The Hollywood Sign which won the Adelaide Fringe 2017 ‘Made in Adelaide Award’, and Still Alive (and Kicking) which took home the ‘Edinburgh Fringe Award’ earlier this year at Adelaide Fringe.
The Girl Who Jumped Off The Hollywood Sign by Hartstone-Kitney Productions
The Breast Is Yet To Come by Amelia Ryan
The Reichstag Is Burning by Hartstone-Kitney Productions
EGG by Erin Fowler Movement
Spaces Between Us + Satori by Lewis Major
Still Alive (and Kicking) by Gill Hicks