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CHRONOLOGY 1975

1975

January: Rehearsals continue for the SHORTS project. Cast size reduced to 4, repertoire enlarges from 50 to 150 short plays..

February: Rehearsals continue for the SHORTS project. First Performances of the new show at Melbourne tertiary intuitions [9]

March: The SHORTS project at Australia ’75 festival, Canberra. G.P., tertiary schools performance and workshops for the National Youth Drama Camp (12). Open air performances during the festival for the Arts Council (A.C.T.) (2).Performances of the SHORTS project in Sydney tertiary institutions (10).

April: The SHORTS project in Canberra schools in association with the Arts Council (8)The SHORTS project at the Carlton Festival, Melbourne (2). Schools performances of the SHORTS project in Adelaide, S.A. schools (9).

Yellow Brick Roadshows represented at the ASSITEJ conference, East Berlin, D.D.R. and at the FESTIVAL MONDIAL DU THEATRE in Nancy, France.

May: Ballarat and Melbourne performances of the SHORTS project (5)

June: The SHORTS project on tour in Victoria and New South Wales. Tertiary performances at Ballarat, Bendigo, Wagga Waa, Goulburn, Wollongong, Bathurst, Richmond, Parramatta and Newcastle (17). Sydney tertiary performances (6) G.P. try-outs at Nimrod St. Theatre (2).

July: The SHORTS project on tour in Northern New South Wales for Reality Construction Co. Performance in Armidale, Kendall, Laureton, Port Macquarie, Wauchope, Macksville, Coffs Harbour, Lismore, Binna Burra, Mullumbimbi, Nimbin, Brunswick Heads, Midbil, Woodburn, Stokers Siding, Byron Bay and Broken Head (32). PERFORMANCES BANNED. Subsequent media extends to adult performances; ­cancellation of bookings and increased media interest follow. Brisbane tertiary performances of the SHORTS project (4)

August: Waurn Ponds, Warrnambool and Geelong tertiary perormances (4). Melbourne tertiary and adult performance of the SHORTS project (8) Rehearsal final work concludes. Cast reduced by one to three. Preparation of double show for Sydn81 and Darwin bookings. Office and rehearsal room vacated and home base in Melbourne closed.

September: Ballarat, Geelong and Sydney tertiary performances (8) of the SHORTS project. .

October: General public and school performances of the SHORTS project in Darwin. PERFORMANCES BANNED.

Last performance of the SHORTS project on October 14th. 1975.

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