POST is a performance company co-directed by Mish Grigor, Natalie Rose, and Zoe Coombs Marr.
Straddling live art, theatre and contemporary performance practices; they are described as hybrid, but prefer genre-queer. They cut their teeth in Sydneys experimental venues, exploded onto the mainstream of Australias stages, and have recently began to receive international attention. POST is known for their political sensibility and high camp aesthetic.
Recent projects include:
Oedipus Schmoedipus, a commission from Sydney Festival / Belvoir that subsequently toured to Artshouse. This work was a satirical re-consideration of the Western Theatrical Canon, performed with the help of 1200 volunteers.
“Oedipus Schmoedipus pushes towards some fundamental truth about why we watch theatre at all, staving off our own mortality with a moment of togetherness.” Rebecca Harkins-Cross, The Age
Girls Light Up, devised through interviews with the community of Mt Druitt, western Sydney, was a rock opera performed as part of FUNPARK, Sydney Festival 2014. The work engaged a cross section of the areas performing arts groups – Rooty Hill senior citizens drumming group, the best female rock drummers, and a local tween heart throb actor – in a reimagining of a media furore that occurred in their neighbourhood.
Before this, Who’s The Best? toured nationally through Mobile States and to Noordezon Festival (The Netherlands) after premiering at Sydney Theatre Company.
“Infectiously delirious… once again post raise daggy amateurism to a sublime artform.” Keith Gallasch, REALTIME
Their other works have toured extensively, most notably Everything I Know About The Global Financial Crisis In One Hour, which toured to the United Kingdom in 2014.
In 2014 they undertook residencies at Cambridge Junction and In Between Time Festival /Arnolfini (both UK) through The Australia Council’s Young and Emerging Artists Residencies, a professional development trip which saw them engage some of the UKs top theatre and live art makers for day long practice exchanges.
This has led POST to We are the World, aiming to achieve a true collaboration – artists to artists, communities to communities. POST are now looking to explore what connects us globally and locally – and to examine what are our differences.
They are also currently developing That’s Life with Campbelltown Arts Centre.