Today marks the start of the 2014 Anywhere Theatre Festival (ATF) in Brisbane.
The ATF is about taking theatre of all kinds out of traditional spaces and putting it anywhere and everywhere. Shows can happen in pubs, in town halls, libraries, private residences, parks, shop fronts, anywhere. The shows usually last around an hour, some under some over. Tickets usually cost between $20-$30. The shows, which range from dirty puppets to cabaret and soul-searching love stories with audience interaction, might be the first ever show by a group or it may be a look at a new show by a successful company. ATF has crosses the range of the theatre spectrum with something for everyone.
This is a theatre festival about accessibility and having fun.
If you check out this blog, you will be seeing a little bit about the festival because I am one of the volunteer reviewers and will be checking out 6 shows over the 10 days of the festival.
If all this sounds interesting to you, go online to the Anywhere Theatre Festival website and book yourself a ticket. Some shows are already sold out and others are selling fast. You can also follow ATF on various forms of social media.
Get involved with your local theatre scene. It’s pretty amazing.