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NEWS FROM MIDNIGHT FEAST!
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Midnight Feast is a bold initiative that enables artists who experience significant physical, intellectual and emotional challenges to participate in the performing arts. We celebrate abilities not limitations. Our theatre explores humanity in all its diversity and challenges assumptions.

A MESSAGE FROM KYLIE HARRIS
 
Hello Midnight Feasting Family. 

It’s been a huge few months in the life of Midnight Feast – theatre that unites, and while we may have been quiet on the communications front we certainly haven’t been idle!
We are very excited to share with you ALL that we have become, THANKS to your LOVE and support – through attending shows and fundraisers or buying raffle tickets, actively following us on Facebook and your generous donations.
 
Together we got this!!!
 
Please enjoy our first official TASTY TUESDAY TREAT. I’d like to say a huge thank you to the incredibly talented and generous Jim Hare of Hare Brained Ideas for finding time off from making the Broadway Musical ‘Good Omens’ to make our promotional clip. Dr Stephen Sewell for being the visionary leader he is as the Head of Writing for Performance and opening the doors of NIDA to Midnight Feast, allowing us to become the first ever Theatre in Residence at our nations' most prestigious drama school.
Kiruna Stamell you had us at hello!!! Thank you for becoming our international ambassador.
Lastly to the Kings of the Wayside Chapel Pastor Graham Long, John Owen and Guy Cooper - it is our honour that you are endorsing us so that we may unite in making the invisible, visible.
 
Look out for us in your inbox each week - we will be serving you jam-packed emails filled with all our delicious adventures... featuring a new artist story, accessible restaurant reviews and recommendations keeping you up to date with all the happenings and exclusive VIP red carpet events in the life of our FEAST. We are so glad to be journeying together in what has become the most EPIC adventure of dreams coming true..
 
“We can do no great things - only small things with great love.”
MOTHER TERESA
 
Always
Kylie Harris
Founder and Artistic Director

FIRESIDE AT THE SYDNEY OPERA HOUSE
 
TICKETS ARE NOW ON SALE for our next performance FIRESIDE in The Studio at The Sydney Opera House 29th and 30th November 2018.
 
People sitting around a campfire at dusk, stars glittering above, talking about their dreams… One person dreams the world might be a better place Another that people could be nicer but all Nina wants is a golden ticket
FIRESIDE explores humanity in all its diversity, challenging assumptions and discovering the power of a small act of kindness. 
 
Book Now! All ticket sales go towards keeping our theatre company alive and thriving.
 
FIRESIDE TICKETS
NIDA
 
Thanks to the extraordinary vision and support of Dr Stephen Sewell, Head of Writing for Performance, we are in the process of establishing ourselves as THE THEATRE IN RESIDENCE at NIDA. A first EVER theatre in residence at Australia’s National Institute of Dramatic Art!!

This is a huge help to us in securing in kind rehearsal space and transforming what is possible for artists living with significant disabilities to train and work professionally in Australia.
JIM HARE MAKES A SHOWREEL FOR MIDNIGHT FEAST!

Jim Hare is an internationally renowned film maker, director and producer. He has worked on iconic films from The Matrix to The Great Gatsby, and creating TV specials and DVDs seen around the world for international artists such as Nina Conti (UK), AC/DC, Wayne Brady (US), Carl Barron, The Umbilical Brothers, Delta Goodrem, Powderfinger, Silverchair, Jason Alexander (US), Stephen K. Amos (UK), Akmal, and so much more.

We are so incredibly lucky that Jim donated his time and his skills to create a wonderful production show reel of Midnight Feast, which highlights our performers, our relationship with NIDA and champions our upcoming performance of FIRESIDE. You can view the video here:
KIRUNA STAMELL JOINS MIDNIGHT FEAST AS AMBASSADOR

We would love to introduce Kiruna Stamell, an internationally renowned artist who has agreed to put her face and passion into supporting the work of Midnight Feast.
 
When recently discussing Midnight Feast Kiruna said:
Being able to represent disability on mainstream stages, in film and on television really promotes diversity, access and a social change. It provides public relations, education and equality campaigning, simply because the outcomes are played out in a public forum and every product/production/film or artwork literally reaches an audience. 
 
Without genuinely disabled people being enabled and facilitated so that they can share their voices and ideas with society via the arts in Australia, prejudice and invisibility are perpetuated. As a community, we are effectively silenced by an artistic and media endorsed apartheid. Rendered invisible.
 
Midnight Feast is a departure from 'disability art' as "therapy" and a move towards disability art as legitimate, professional and simply art. This shift has been happening in Europe over the past 30 years. With Australia's Paralympic athletes getting more recognition in the media finally, it seems important to balance this with alternative voices through the arts.”
 
Midnight Feast is a project close to her heart as she had to leave Australia in 2005, finding there was no work for non-normative bodies in the Australian Arts realm. Fast-forwarding to 2018, we are excited to celebrate with Kiruna as she joins Playschool as a presenter.

Watch Kiruna's Playschool Introduction below:
WAYSIDE CHAPEL ENDORSEMENT AND EVENT
 
The Legendary Wayside Chapel in Kings Cross has endorsed Midnight Feast and are aligning with us in our mission to champion support each other in making the invisible visible. On the 16th August 2018 we had a unique opportunity to introduce our cast and crew to the community of the Wayside chapel with a live performance. Our cast and crew hit the road to showcase the work of Midnight Feast Theatre with playwright Oliver House’s short work: My Mother and The Cockatoo’s.

The Wayside Chapel’s new CEO, Jon Owen, welcomed us and invited us to slow down to the rhythm of our heartbeat. Then the impeccable Lani McLachlan addressed the crowd with her welcome to country. Writer, actor and speaker Emily Dash shared a life changing speech and powerful call to action, followed by a speech by Mary Mockler and her son Rob. 

The experience was enhanced by an impromptu address to the gathering from a member of the audience, none other than critically acclaimed actress Kiruna Stamell with a most stirring, insightful, inspiring and heartfelt account. 
 
MASSIVE THANK YOU to Family owned and operated Harris Farm Markets who so generously partnered with us to product sponsor Mineral Water and Fruits for refreshments for our special event - THANK YOU Tristan & Cathy Harris.
LORD MAYOR CLOVER MOORE ENDORSEMENT IN NEWSLETTER

What an honour it was to have had the interest and support of many distinguished guests at our Wayside Chapel Performance last month. Alongside City of Sydney Lord Mayor Clover Moore we also had the pleasure of Deputy Lord Mayor Jess Miller and City of Sydney Councillor Jess Scully in attendance. 
The experience and support was reported/written up in Clover’s very own community newsletter.
What an honour! What a woman!
EDINBURGH IN OUR SIGHTS!
SAVE THE DATE: AUGUST 2019
 
In 2019 the Midnight Feast Company will be travelling to Edinburgh to perform at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. You will hear more about this EPIC undertaking in the upcoming weeks and months, but we wanted to prepare you for the wave of awe and wonder that will accompany and follow us in our journey there.
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