Brook Andrew creates set & costume for new play - Art Collector

Brook Andrew photographed by Mark Ashkanasy for issue 55, January-March 2011.

11 July 2011 | Interdisciplinary artist Brook Andrew has been enlisted to create the set and costumes for a new theatre production at the Q Theatre in Penrith,

Andrew, who was raised and educated in Penrith, is known for working across a range of media – including installation, photography, digital media, sound and performance – but this will be the first time he has taken to the stage in this way.

He will be working on the Q Theatre Company’s production of Jean Genet’s
The Maids.

Jean Genet was a 20th century French playwright and activist. “Like Jean Genet, Brook Andrew is a cultural warrior and provocateur,” notes John Kirkman, the CEO of Penrith Performing & Visual Arts. “Andrew’s vision for
The Maids is all glamour and seduction - with a twist of sinister excess. This is not Murder She Wrote.”

This will be the first time
The Maids, a psychological and symbolic thriller, has been given an all Aboriginal cast, with Kylie Coolwell and Sharni McDermott playing Solange and Claire respectively, and Elaine Crombie as the Madame.

It will be performed at the Q Theatre in Penrith from 19 to 30 July 2011 before touring to the Lachlan Shire in regional New South Wales.

Jane O'Sullivan

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