Brisbane Powerhouse presents RRAMP: The Collector, The Archivist & The Electrocrat
If you enjoy satire, electronica, black comedy and storytelling then you’ll be right at home when RRAMP has its Australian premiere, ahead of a national tour, at Brisbane Powerhouse on Wednesday 25 July 2012.
In RRAMP we meet the Collector (Christine Johnston) who lives with her dancing Archivist (Lisa O’Neill) and Electrocrat (Peter Nelson) who help her to sift through her collection of memories stored in jars, file her paperwork and help live her dream of having a band.
According to Christine Johnston the trio uncover everything from stories of tea parties and chicken romance to reminiscences of collating 12 years’ worth of tax.
“RRAMP will appeal to anyone who is intrigued by the combination of music, animation, dance and stories of love, loss and pet chickens. We are looking forward to bringing the show back to Brisbane Powerhouse where we last presented it as a work in development at World Theatre Festival 2011.”
Christine Johnston, Lisa O’Neill and Peter Nelson are long-time collaborators and audience favourites responsible for hits Fluff, Pianissimo and Decent Spinster. Christine is known widely for her role as Eve in The Kransky Sisters as well as her body of work in theatre, cabaret and music not to mention her talents in mimicking bird-song as Madame Lark.
Lisa O’Neill is a performance maker and choreographer known for her works The Pipe Manager, The Pineapple Queen, Sweet Yeti, Fugu San, and her work with The Brides of Frank and Transmute Collective.
Peter Nelson was a founding member of Brisbane band Taxi, and played in The Visitors and T Squared in addition to creating sound design for multimedia art projects, film, theatre and online outlets.
RRAMP will tour to Sydney, Melbourne, Hobart and Campbelltown after its Brisbane Powerhouse premiere.
Devised and Performed by Christine Johnston, Lisa O’Neill and Peter Nelson, Animation by Ahmarnya Price, Costume Design by Selene Cochrane, Lighting Design by David Walters, Video Production by Jaxzyn, Production Stage Manager – Leila Maraun.
A Brisbane Powerhouse commission. Toured by Performing Lines for Mobile States, with the support of the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body, and through the national performing arts touring program, Playing Australia. RRAMP is supported by MAPS for Artists, a management and producing service, delivered by Metro Arts. Brisbane Powerhouse is Brisbane City Council’s leading arts performance venue helping to deliver a vibrant and creative city.
Find out more about RRAMP and the Brisbane Powerhouse.