I'm Martyn Roberts, a Dunedin-based lighting designer and
theatre artist. I am part of an award winning team led by
critically acclaimed directors David O'Donnell and Hilary Halba
creating Fission. Award-winning theatre professionals Jodie
Bate, Kat Kennedy and Rua McCallum perform multiple roles in this
new devised theatre work. We have been working with eminent
physicist Professor David Hutchinson in this unique collbaoration
between science and the arts.
What is Fission?
Fission is a new theatre piece by acclaimed New Zealand company
afterburner, and is being premiered at the 2019 Dunedin Fringe
Created through a unique collaboration between physicists
(University of Otago) and professional theatre-makers, Fission
brings together entanglement theory, the story of Lisa - a
contemporary performance artist and her attempts to fuse science
and art, physicist Lise Meitner who discovered fission but was not
awarded the Nobel Prize, and the random worlds of radio
frequencies, atomic structures, Te Ao Marama, space, light, and
time outside of time.
The world premiere of Fission is March 26th 2019 at Allen Hall
Why do we need your help?
We want to make sure that our award-winning professional
creative team can be paid what they are worth. We have been lucky
enough to receive a modest grant from the DCC Professional Theatre
Fund, but we do need help to alleviate our shortfall.
Thank you so much for your support!
What is afterburner?
afterburner was founded by designer Martyn Roberts in 2001 with
the intimate theatre installation Man on the Moon at BATS Theatre
before moving on to create The Telescope for the 2002 STAB season
(also at BATS), and Fog and Mirrors, a series of light works around
Wellington in 2005 with artist Marcus McShane and winner of the
Visual Art award at the Wellington Fringe Awards that year. Other
afterburner works include The Singularity directed by Miranda
Manasiadis, Hubble created by Martyn Roberts,
wairua=a=line=near with collaborator Rua McCallum, and - most
prominently - the multi-award-winning Dark Matter, winner of Best
in Fringe 2017 NZ Fringe.
The wonderful support for the Dark Matter
campaign in 2016 led to afterburner being awarded the Pick of the
Fringe 2016 at the NZ Fringe awards, and we were invited to present
Dark Matter at the Arts Festival Dunedin 2017. If
you were one of those supporters, we thank you again. If you came
along to see Dark Matter, then you may be
interested in this new work from afterburner. More theatre with
your installation this time, Fission will be magic
all of its own!
Katherine Kennedy for Fission
4 MONTHS AGO
Jodie Bate for Fission
4 MONTHS AGO