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5 minute video excerpt from Of The Causes of Wonderful Things.
“This is intensely moving theatre, and for all the bleakness, beautiful. Rubin makes the unbearable seem bearable. Horror bows to wonder. I left feeling stricken but radiant.” - The Age, Cameron Woodhead (15/8/11)
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“The human condition can be spoken of and can be read about. But when you hear it, see it and if it unveils in front of you, haunting you, if it unsettles your being and if you begin to live within a dream narrative – if all of this is achieved on stage then it can only be magic….a master class in acting.” - Australian Stage, Mohammed Hashem (13/8/11)
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Image: Maya Nova
Too Close to the Sun is an independent theatre company devoted to the creation of devised solo work for live performance, committed to making revelatory, inventive work about what is alive, hidden and urgent. Originally founded in Australia in 2004, by an Australian and a Canadian, Too Close to the Sun recently moved to Montreal, Canada and now the company makes work and shares its time between both countries.
Our most recent solo work, Of The Causes of Wonderful Things toured to Brisbane Festival’s Under The Radar in September 2010, LiveWorks at Performance Space, Sydney in November 2010 and the Adelaide Fringe where it was co-produced by Vitalstatistix in March 2011. You can read more about it in RealTime here http://www.realtimearts.net/article/100/10094 and here http://www.realtimearts.net/article/issue101/10150
I will be in Melbourne reading poetry on Saturday 30 April at Red Wheelbarrow Books and then on Monday at La Mamma Poetica on Monday 2 May at 8pm.
And if you are going to be in Melbourne in August, Of The Causes of Wonderful Things is part of Season 2 Time and Place at Arts House from 11 - 13 August 2011. We will be performing in the fabulous Meat Market. Hope to see you there!
Talya Rubin is a Montreal born, Sydney based writer, performer and creator of new work for live performance. She has toured with her original solo plays, Ariadne’s Thread, The Girl With No Hands and Of The Causes of Wonderful Things to festivals in Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne, Sydney, Montreal, Prague and Toronto including Brisbane Festival’s Under The Radar, LiveWorks, Performance Space, Sydney and Arts House, Melbourne. The Adelaide Advertiser wrote of her work: “The writing is out of this world, as sweet as honey and just as intense 5/5.” ABC Radio National commissioned Talya to adapt and perform Ariadne’s Thread as a radio drama, broadcast nationwide and The Girl With No Hands was nominated for a MECCA (Montreal English Critics Circle Award) for best new text. The Girl With No Hands was invited to be part of Summerworks, Toronto, a festival of new writing, where it was shown at Theatre Passe Muraille and named one of the “outstanding performances” of the festival. Two of her shows were also selected to be part of the Wildside Festival at Centaur Theatre in Montreal, a curated festival of new and innovative theatre. As a poet, Talya won the National Canadian Bronwen Wallace award for poetry for the most promising writer under the age of 35. Most recently, she was short listed for the Winston Collins/Descant prize for Best Canadian poem of 2011. In July, she was writer in residence at the Lockup Cultural Centre in Newcastle, working on a collection of poetry.
Nick James is a writer and film director born in Chile from Australian parents. His short films have been screened at festivals in Poland, the Netherlands, Germany, Romania, San Francisco, Chile, Argentina, Montreal, Adelaide and Melbourne. He was awarded two travel grants one from the Australian Film Commission and one from Film Victoria to represent his ﬁlm at the Stuggart Film Winter Festival for Expanded Media and the Castro Theatre as part of the San Francisco International Gay and Lesbian Film Festival. Nick directed and co-devised Of The Causes of Wonderful Things.
Contact: tooclosetothesun.theatre [at] gmail.com
Video inspiration for Of The Causes Of Wonderful Things.