Silo Theatre 2010 Season Launch
Silo Theatre launched its 2010 season on 11 November 2009 before a large group of media,
critics, patrons and other supporters. It was an evening of theatre and surprises.
The first surprise was when attendees were ushered to
tables set *on the stage* of ASB Theatre.
The second was that Prime Minister John Key was in attendance, and that he would be "interviewing" Silo artistic associate
Oliver Driver, in a reverse of their
when Oliver, in his day job as a presenter on Sunrise, interviews
the Prime Minister.
The third was that, beginning in 2013, Silo will "employ a collaborative company of resident
actors, directors and designers . . . on a six month contract every year [to] create four bold
works, showcasing energetic,
and uncompromising performances. They'll be epic
in scale, with no embargo on either ambition or artistic risk.
Work commissioned specifically
for the artists will exist alongside excavated classics". [press release here]
The evening then progressed to the presentation of the new season, with Michael and
Alison Bruce acting a scene from each of the six plays. Jennifer stars in That Face in March/April, and Michael directs Happy Days in August/September 2010.