Welcome to HotHouse Theatre’s Season 2024 – your cultural home of theatre on the border.
This year we are renovating our home and like all great renovations, its an opportunity to reflect on and consider what it is that makes us feel at home in our environment, in our soul and in our skin.
We grow up yearning to leave home, then spend our older years finding our way back. This season we are exploring the messy, chaotic, nourishing, challenging and spiritual connections we have to the physical and psychological spaces we call home.
We open the season with the world premiere of The Plan (and Other Plans) by Albury’s own Grace Rouvray and Bridie Connell. Two sisters who spent their lives trying to escape their small town are drawn back when their father gets ill. Passive aggression meets massive regression as the women navigate family dynamics, reconciling their relationship to home and each other, in this hilarious new family drama.
In June we explore the passions and obsessions that make us at home in ourselves with Symphonie of the Bicycle by Hew Parham. A tour de force, set during the Tour de France 1948 and Australia in the present. Two cyclists across time wrestle with life’s challenges from their spiritual home – their bike.
Finally, our season concludes with a brand-new production written by multi-award winning Mununjali poet and writer, Ellen van Neerven.
swim is Ellen’s debut play – an astonishing poetic and visual feast produced by our friends at Griffin Theatre, which explores First Nations’ spiritual connection to water and the deep loving wisdom of their Aunty. A stunning reflection of being home in your culture, identity, and skin.
Through 2024, with the support of Wodonga Council, our beloved Butter Factory Theatre will be getting a much needed makeover with new upgrades to our back of house and a beautiful transformation of our Studio space into a flexible, intimate new venue for events and performance.
This will mean the venue will be closed for periods through the year but fear not! While we sail with a smaller subscription season, Friday nights will come alive throughout the year! Be on the lookout for jazz, cocktails and comedy in our Galah Bar Presents series or step into the studio yourself with our ArtNites – a new partnership with our friends at Creators Art Space, with wine and art making!
Our house is your house – and as we recreate our home this year, we look forward to welcoming you for a great night out.