The Farm... Not a cult | Dec 2017
A lot of people keep asking
"What is The Farm?"
We Answer, "Well, it's a lot of things"
"Are you a cult?"
We just laugh and say "Of course not"
A cult looks like this...
Or sometimes like this:
and even a little like this....
Whereas, WE look more like this...
Ok so we are a cult.
It’s time to break out the Kool Aid and celebrate a year that has basically flown past. Like Michael Jackson on a lighted pavement singing Billy Jean we have pulled off some pretty big moves this year and we’ve also done some serious crotch grabbing (that’s our own crotches mind you, we didn’t go all Donald on anyone).
This is our end of year newsletter and as anyone knows any self respecting newsletter has rules.
Step #1 - Open with a joke. Check. Follow with another joke. Check. Try to stop joking because you need to get to more interesting and informative aspects of the company’s life…ummm check.
Step #2 - Brag. Tell people about all the amazing things you’ve been doing.
OK, this is how it went, on Jan 3 we woke up, and then we got to work..
We premiered Bare Bones, an awesome 3-day workshop series in our awesome studio (The FarmHouse), at The Walls (art space and legends next door) and the beach, it was awesome.
Through Bare Bones we started a partnership with Supercell Festival of Contemporary Dance in Brisbane, involving;
"the C word” - a workshop on criticism
a talk about failure
a post show meditation called The Afterglow
And it was there at Supercell that we premiered the beautiful work, Depthless from Kate Harman and Ben Ely
We’ve also been doing a bunch of workshops for schools, adults, professionals and training institutions, including a lecture takeover at Canterbury University.
Keep your eyes out for us in 2018. We've already announced a co-production with La Boite Theatre Company on Suzie Miller's The Mathematics of Longing, we're presenting The Crossing at Artour Showcase Online in January and, as we've already mentioned,Supercell and Bare Bones are just around the corner. Also watch out for more Farmy-related news from Bleach Festival and Co3 Australia soon!
So that is our year.
We want you to know about it because we’re proud of what we’ve done. We want to thank you all for supporting us. The Farm is more than a PTY LTD to us. It’s a family. Sure a family that drinks too much pisco sour and makes bad jokes about cults and has way too many dick references in some of it’s shows, but it’s also a family that care deeply about art and how to make it. It’s a family that is not afraid to take risks without knowing how they will land, because in the end for us it’s all about the work. The work we make. The way we make it. The way we work together. The work that people watch. We’ve been working together for over 15 years and we want to continue working together for many years more. Sure the pisco helps. Of course it does but it’s not all about the pisco, it’s about the work.
That’s us. That’s it. That’s 2017 in a nutshell. Thanks for watching. And if you want to join our “family” just let us know, there’s still plenty of Kool Aid to go around.
Step #3 - Always end with a joke.