Norpa – The Home Project
The HOME Project explored people living without a home and its particular nature in the Northern Rivers of NSW in Australia. Developed over three years, HOME was part of the Northern Rivers Performing Arts new work program, in partnership with Southern Cross University.
Please read the program from the event that took place at the Winsome Hotel in November 2013.Home Project Program
NORPA Artistic Director: Julian Louis
NORPA Executive Producer: Emily Berry
NORPA Creative Producer: Bethwynn Hackett
Southern Cross University: Dr Grayson Cooke, Dr Rebecca Coyle and Dr Jim Hearn
The Winsome Hotel/ Lismore Soup Kitchen: Meike Bell, Sharon Dwyer and the Winsome Management Committee and volunteers
Winsome You Losesome Director: Bronwyn Purvis
Writer / Chef: Jim Hearn
Visual / Installation / AV Artist: Karla Dickens
Musician / Sound Designer: Jamie Birrell
Choir Director: Peter Lehner
Program Design: Amy Shaw
Actor/ Performer – Mitch King
Lighting Design: Rich Morrod
Video documentation: Salvador Castro, Grayson Cooke, Karla Dickens
PQAU Video projections by Bronwyn Purvis and Karla Dickens
Ray, Richard, Laurie, Rachel, Rachel, Margaret, Moppy, Helen, Leanne, Braiden, Oshia, Jenny, Carol, Dawn, Col, Andy, Shaz, Millie, Uncle Trevor, Dave, Zac, Donna, Martina, Wild, Angela, Julie, Rachel, Donald, David, Anthony James, Winnie, Gary, Andrew, Rob, Dougie, Mick, Paul, Sean, Gene, Big Steve, Mark and Southern Cross University Students.
Thank you to The HOME project funding partners:
Vincent Fairfax Family Foundation
Southern Cross University School of Arts & Social Sciences
Based in the Australian regional centre of Lismore NSW, NORPA (Northern Rivers Performing Arts) is renowned for presenting a season of curated and home-grown works that are both challenging and accessible to regional audiences.
The Northern Rivers of NSW is NORPA’s physical and spiritual home. NORPA’s Generator program produces experiential, event based theatre drawing inspiration from the local landscape, history, people and culture. Each project brings a collaboration of local and national artists to respond to and create work inspired by local stories and the people that live in the Northern Rivers.
“Generator is NORPA’s program for developing new work. We develop our theatre from scratch – fresh and local. We’re passionate about local creation. We tackle significant social issues. We collaborate with community groups, leading theatre companies and professional artists across Australia. We have our own unique, engaging event-based theatre style. NORPA is part of the conversation defining contemporary Australian performing arts and storytelling.” – Julian Louis, Artistic DirectorVisit the NORPA homepage
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