Love Death Taxes [2020]

Love Death Taxes [2020]

L-R standing: Vanessa Yeomans, Carolyn Forte, Sky River, Kathy Boxall, Fran Gronow, Jen Kain, Chrissy Maddison, Zai Burke, Lachlan Kelly, Gordon Nankivell, Millie Kitchener L-R seated: Sharon Kennedy, Beth Ferguson, Siobhan Maiden, Vahri McKenzie, Andrew Robinson, Cherie Fielder, Theresa Wilks.  Photograph by Kate Ingarfield. Siobhan…

Narrowcast [2019]

Narrowcast [2019]

Narrowcast is a durational performance artwork presented in Bunbury Regional Art Galleries in which the artists install a radio studio in BRAG’s Convent Gallery and ‘narrowcast’ during opening hours for one week. In this improvised speech-as-sound artwork, content creation is secondary to an exploration of…

Love You, Stranger [2019]

Love You, Stranger [2019]

A dramatic dance choreographed by Shona Erskine and presented at The Blue Room Theatre, 26 November – 14 December 2019, Love You, Stranger tells three true crime stories of Australian women. Vahri McKenzie researched the cases of Audrey Jacob, Ellen Thomson and Martha Rendell to…

Bakkhai [2017 – 2019]

Bakkhai [2017 – 2019]

Euripides’ 2500-year-old tragedy tells the legend of the Bakkhai, a group of wild and strange women accompanying Dionysos, the god of wine, as he returns to his birthplace, bearing a grudge and heralding change. Pentheos, ruler of Thebes, is determined to resist Dionysos, but isn’t…

Lysistrata [2015-2016]

Lysistrata [2015-2016]

Lysistrata is a contemporary adaptation of Aristophanes’ Old Comedy presented at Bunbury Regional Entertainment Centre’s Cube Theatre (July 2015). I directed and choreographed the live performance and worked closely with emerging artists and community to develop an original script, stage design and music. Lysistrata, The…