A celebration of sexuality and the strange places the ordinary can take us.
A New Work conceived by Goldele Rayment, devised with Alica Gonzalez, Sage Godrie, Amy Green and Daniel Monks
Ordinary Sin will have a work-in-progress showing 14th April.
Help us fund the creative development of this new Australian theatre production. Your help is essential to getting this work off it's feet. Your money will pay for a small stipend for the actors and basic essential costs such as public liability insurance. The more you donate the more we can pay the actors!
ABOUT THE PROJECT
Ordinary Sin is work based on number of women and men's experiences and observations of the people they encountered while working in the sex industry.
explores the wide raft of ordinary people who populate the sex industry: the funny, the tragic and the mundane. The quadrapligic virgin; the woman paying her way through pilot flight school; the â€œballoon manâ€ fetish client; and the 18 year old girl who in the course of exploring her sexuality discovered she was really good at sex so decided to pursue it as career. Ordinary Sin moves away from the cliched "downtrodden, addicted, abused hooker" or the "sex crazed john" and reveals and revels in stories that aren't often heard.
Goldele Rayment Director
In 2014 she was granted a professional development grant from Accessible Arts to undertake training and internships specifically around devising techniques with Zen Zen Zo, Shop Front Youth Arts, Back to Back and Milk Crate Theatre. This culminated in s series of devised theatre making workshops and a short film documenting some of these devising processes (https://youtu.be/35YGZWS9wo0)
Goldele graduated with a Bachelor of Performing Arts, on the Deans Honors List, at Monash University in 2007 and is currently undertaking a Graduate Certificate in Arts Management with the Australian Institution of Music and the Sydney Opera House.
Goldele's recent theatre credits include:- No Place Like (Performer/Joker -Milk Crate Theatre & Riverside Theatre, 2015) âThe Typists (Director/Performer-The Exchange Hotel Balmain, 2015); â€œThis House Is Mineâ€ â€“ (Dramaturge-Darlinghurst Theatre & Milk Crate Theatre, 2014-5); Out of Line â€“ (Dramaturge -Shopfront Contemporary Youth Arts and ATYP 2014);â€Full Circleâ€ and â€œThe Things That are Left Behindâ€ â€“ (Actor-Milk Crate theatre 2013)
Sage Godrie Playwright/Documentation
Sage has completed a Bachelor of Arts in Media Studies and has studied acting with Kim Krejus and Howard Fine (Uta Hagen technique) and Ira Seidenstein.
2015 saw Sage write and perform in a full-length play â€œBURNING ANGELâ€ as part of Anywhere Theatre Festival, supported by the Parramatta Council. She also produced a performance installation for the BEAMS Arts Festival held by the City of Sydney in Sept.
She has extensive film experience and has had her work screened extensively at film festivals and cinemas including Australian Indian Film Festival and the Sydney Fringe Film Recent theatre credits include â€œONENESS A Voice Without Formâ€ (dir. Alex Broun, Sydney Opera House and THE AGE OF ENTITLEMENT (Mongrel Mouth, The Rocks Village Bazaar)
Alicia Gonzalez Actor/Devisor
Alicia Gonzalez is an actor, director-theatre maker and teaching artist specialising in movement and ensemble devised techniques to story telling. A graduate of Ecole Internationale de Theatre Jacques Lecoq in Paris , she's also trained at Zen Zen Zo (QLD), the Movement Theatre Studio (NYC), Actors College of Theatre and Television Theatre (SYD).
Alicia has collaborated and performed with Clockfire Theatre Company and Umbrella Theatre and as movement coach and movement director for several shows including Randa Sayed's Experience & the Girl. She is the Artistic Director of Marquez Laundry Theatre Co and in 2013 she was commissioned by the Old 505 Theatre to co-create and perform two theatre pieces; Macondo's Clothesline and Fred & Ginger. In 2014 Critical Stages offered Alicia the Emerging Producers residency. In 2015 she had her directing film debut. Alicia was the recipient of the Ian Potter Cultural Trust grant to help fund her studies at Lecoq. She's currently represented by Interculture Casting & Management.
Amy Green Actor/Devisor
Amy ˜Danger" Green is an Actor and Stage Manager working in Sydney and Melbourne. Graduating AADA in 2012, her most recent credits include: Roadkill Confidential (Lies, Lies, & Propaganda), The Typists (Company of Rogues), His Dark Materials (bAKEHOUSE), Zeroville (Lies, Lies, & Propaganda), This is Not Mills & Boon (Glorious Theatre Thing Co.), and The Motherf**ker with the Hat (Workhorse Theatre Co.).
Those close to her describe her as a hero whose moral imperative is to serve her show. Although flattered, she simply puts on her pants one leg at a time like any regular Stage Manager / Actor.
Daniel Monks Actor/Devisor
is an Australian actor, filmmaker & dancer. In 2015, he received the Arts & Fashion Award at the NSW/ACT Young Achiever Awards, and he was awarded the Young Filmmaker of the Year at the 2014 WA Screen Awards. His short films have screened around the world at 40 film festivals, including three at Palm Springs International ShortFest. He is currently in final post-production on his first feature film Pulse, directed by Stevie Cruz-Martin. He is a graduate of AFTRS, & PAC Screen Workshops where he received the award for Consistent Excellence. He recently wrote, acted in & produced the short film Marrowfor the International Day of Disability, which featured in the February 2016 issue of DNA Magazine. He has trained as an actor in Sydney & NYC with Elizabeth Kemp, Larry Moss, Jeneffa Soldatic, Benjamin Mathews & Lynette Sheldon.
As a professional dancer, he has worked with an array of leading Australian choreographers and has performed at the Sydney Opera House, the Bangarra Dance Theatre, Museum of Contemporary Art Australia & around Australia. He was a recipient of an Amplify your Art grant through Accessible Arts in 2014, which enabled him to be mentored in dance by Philip Channells & Dance Integrated Australia. He is a performing artist with Murmuration Dance Theatre, and in 2015 began development on the Bowerbirds dance duet film with Sarah-Vyne Vassallo & Dan Daw. In 2016, he was asked by Starlight Children’s Foundation to be an Ambassador for them.
Kate Mitchell Sex Worker Consultant
Kate Mitchell is a retired Sex Worker, Sex Worker Advocate and Community Sexual Health Educator. A proud, self proclaimed â€œWhore, Mother, Witchâ€, Kate is an ardent feminist and activist for Sex Worker and Adoptee Rights.