Red Phoenix Theatre is Holden Street Theatres’ resident company and is dedicated to producing only Adelaide premieres*.
Red Phoenix is known as Adelaide’s ‘premiere’ theatre company as it is dedicated to producing only plays which have not previously been performed in Adelaide. This includes new works, unexplored classics, and fresh adaptations of great works.
Red Phoenix celebrates the power of the theatre to illuminate our common humanity and to play an active role in connecting, energising and transforming a diverse community.
This is the Red Phoenix Theatre mission.
“Our commitment to bringing only plays not previously performed in Adelaide has made Red Phoenix a unique addition to Adelaide’s vibrant theatre scene. Each year we bring plays by award winning playwrights or plays that have been highly successful elsewhere to Adelaide audiences for the first time.
In 2020, Red Phoenix Theatre made a decision to produce plays which explore current and important social issues. While we still seek to entertain and have fun through creating live theatre, we also want to engage our audiences in discussions about the world we live in and the roles we each play in making our world better today and for future generations. Our recent productions, Blue Stockings (gender equality), The Laramie Project (homophobia), Festen (child abuse), and Terror (terrorism) are clear examples of this mission. In 2023 and 2024 we will continue to tackle big issues, sometimes with drama and sometimes with outrageous comedy. We look forward to you joining us again soon.”
Artistic Director of Holden Street Theatres, Martha Lott says, “This exciting partnership strongly aligns with our ongoing commitment to supporting South Australian artists and emerging companies.”
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* follow this link to visit the definition of an Adelaide ‘premiere’.