St Martins Theatre 2008
WRITER: Bryan Davidson Blue
DIRECTOR: Bryan Davidson Blue
SET & COSTUME DESIGNER: Tanja Beer
LIGHTING DESIGNER: Lisa Mibus
Performed at St Martins Youth Theatre,
Melbourne, Australia, 2008.
PHOTOGRAPHY BY: Deryk McAlpin
Szentpaly is the story of five characters trapped in a war-torn future world called Szentpaly where outcasts have the choice to either hide from their warlord authorities or fight against them. This play is an abrasive tale about a disarrayed society, where intolerance sets out to destroy the last remains of humankind. The set was constructed from recycled timber pallets and becomes the characters make-shift home. As the play progresses, so does the degree of violence and the destruction of the “home”. This transition is also reflected in the journey of the design.
“The staging was equally creative. Tanja Beer's set was a contemporary evocation of World War One trench squalor but also suggesting the manger at Bethlehem, while day and night and the passing seasons were made by Lisa Mibus' evocative lighting (the Mitchell Studio is one of the few stages in Melbourne that can plunge into total darkness). Every detail was seen to with the up-most care…”
On Stage Melbourne