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Merrigong Talking Point – Voices from the Heart

Sat 17 Aug

Creating theatre by collecting the stories of others.

A conversation with Amy Ingram (Co-creator and performer, I Want to Know What Love Is) and Michael Pigott (Director and Playwright, In Transit by Flightpath Theatre).

Facilitator: Leland Kean (Artistic Development Manager, Merrigong Theatre Company).

Join us for a free foyer discussion about what inspires us about real-life stories and how these tales are translated to the stage.

This Merrigong Talking Point accompanies the performance of  I Want to Know What Love Is.

Amy Ingram

A co-founder of The Good Room, and co-creator of their current body of work, the We Want To Know Triptych, Amy Ingram graduated with an Acting Degree from the University of Southern Queensland in 2004. Since then she has worked as a producer, director and performer across Australia and in New York.

Amy has performed in professional productions and taught performance workshops for Queensland Theatre Company, LaBoite Theatre Company and Shake and Stir Theatre Company. In 2010 Amy received a Matilda Award for Best Emerging Artist for her performances in The Good Room’s Single Admissions and Queensland Theatre Company’s Fat Pig.
In 2014 Amy was the recipient of an Arts Queensland Independent’s Fund to travel to New York to continue further study at The Lee Strasberg Institute and complete an Internship with Elevator Repair Service.

Recent productions include La Boite’s The Tragedy of King Richard III, Elbow Room’ s We Get It (Melbourne Theatre Company Neon Program) and Queensland Theatre Company’s Production of The Seagull for the 2015 Brisbane Festival.

Michael Pigott

Michael Pigott is an actor, director, writer and educator. His acting work includes: Macbeth, All’s Well That Ends Well and Twelfth Night (Sport for Jove); Cyrano de Bergerac (Sydney Theatre Company); Seeing Unseen, The Twelfth Dawn, Ride (505 Productions); Woyzeck (Belvoir- B Sharp). His directing work includes: Do Something Else (Flightpath/Old 505); The Westlands (Weatherboard Theatre); Kinski and I (Winner- Best Theatre Sydney Fringe 2014); Tell Me Again (Old 505); The Young Tycoons (Eternity Playhouse/Darlinghurst Theatre); The Dysfunkshonalz (Darlinghurst Theatre); Once Under A Sky (Old Fitz / Brisbane Festival); La La Land (Darlinghurst Theatre); Pugilist Specialist (Darlinghurst Theatre); The Golden Ass (Belvoir-B Sharp); Meet the Candidates (Darlinghurst Theatre); Some Voices (The Lock Up), King Lear and Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead (Harlos Productions). As an educator he has taught classes, workshops and run programs for Belvoir, Milk Crate Theatre, Macquarie University, The Sydney Theatre School and Shopfront Theatre for Young People. He currently teaches theatre studies at the University of Notre Dame Australia.

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