505 Theatre and the launch of the 2014 season – 50.5 reasons to subscribe to 505.

50.5 reasons to subscribe to the 505 Theatre’s 2014 season:

1. The old 505 is the coolest theatre in town.

2. We’re Bastards – play written by Oleg Pupovac, dramatically revealed at the old 505 from Feb 5 to 23 2014.

3. #indietheatrefunk

4. Hilt – Jane Bodie’s play directed by Dominic Mercer.

5. Buzzing “505” on the intercom to get into the theatre.

6. Graffiti.

7. A hunger Suite – performed and created by Emily Ayoub and Mine Cerci

8. A space that gives the authenticity of black and white in a world of colour.

9. THE LOOK your friends give you when you get to say “you don’t know about the old 505 theatre?”

10. THE LOOK your enemies give you when you say 505 caused you to miss all episodes of The Walking Dead.


11. Bathtub and toilet

12. Self-serve booze left over from last nights party

13. Fear of missing the intercom directions.

14. Fear of missing the door release.

15. Push not pull

16. Winter – written by J0n Fosse

17. The feeling of being in a scene from “Oh Boy.” 

18. The feeling of being in a scene from “Frances Ha”

18. The feeling you’re better than everyone else (except for the other 29 people in the packed audience)

19. The yet to be unveiled second half of 2014.

20. An intimate relationship with 505 Cleveland Street


21. Fresh Works

22. Gareth Boylan, Kerri Glasscock and Michael Pigott (metaphorically) naked.

23. See the hollywood stars of tomorrow today.

24. You get to say you saw Kerry Glasscock before she was HUGE.

25. Dining (uns)-table

26. In a capitalist world, 505 is Underground theater

27. Be part of the solution and not the problem – piss off Tony Abbott.

28. Re-direct your money toward art for art’s sake (and get bang for your buck)

29. Piss off baby-boomers ’cause they weren’t there.

30. Machine


31. Theatre takes place in time as well as space.

32.  All the world’s a stage,

And all the men and women merely players:

They have their exits and their entrances;

And one man in his time plays many parts,

His acts being seven ages. At first, the infant,

Mewling and puking in the nurse’s arms.

And then the whining school-boy, with his satchel

And shining morning face, creeping like snail

Unwillingly to school. And then the lover,

Sighing like furnace, with a woeful ballad

Made to his mistress’ eyebrow. Then a soldier,

Full of strange oaths and bearded like the pard,

Jealous in honour, sudden and quick in quarrel,

Seeking the bubble reputation

Even in the cannon’s mouth. And then the justice,

In fair round belly with good capon lined,

With eyes severe and beard of formal cut,

Full of wise saws and modern instances;

And so he plays his part. The sixth age shifts

Into the lean and slipper’d pantaloon,

With spectacles on nose and pouch on side,

His youthful hose, well saved, a world too wide

For his shrunk shank; and his big manly voice,

Turning again toward childish treble, pipes

And whistles in his sound. Last scene of all,

That ends this strange eventful history,

Is second childishness and mere oblivion,

Sans teeth, sans eyes, sans taste, sans everything.

33. Theatre is the foundation of all drama

34. Macbeth

35. Theatre informs paint, type, music and philosophy.

36. Each time we see a performance we are participating in theatre history.

37. The relationship between performer and audience

38. Learn about the difference between live theatre and film.

39. #becoolerthanmelbourne

40. #becoolerthannewyork

41. #becoolerthanberlin


42. Experience profound intimacy with a stranger

43. Each performance is unique and different

44. No bullshit

45. Respect for the playwrite

46. Theatricality is part of contemporary culture – go to the source.

47. Open house

48. Theatre is one of the oldest art forms.

49. “My feeling is that people in a group, en masse, watching something, react differently and perhaps more profoundly than they do in their living rooms”.

Arthur Miller


50. Because theatre is the social x-ray of its time.

.5 So you understand what the fuck my reviews are about.

You can subscribe to the 2014 season of 505 Theatre here.