How the Hell Did We Get Here? – 3 & 4 November

How the Hell Did We Get Here? – 3 & 4 November

At Home residency program
Supported by the Regional Centre for Culture

In residence 8 October – 4 November
Performances 3 and 4 November

Artists, musicians, poets, makers and creatives of all kind have long trekked to places where they feel safe to create and be nurtured.

In these materialistic times, what are their journeys? In the light of living a rich inner life with often poor outer lives, how do they handle the challenges of modern living and what are their dreams?

How the hell did we get here??? Co-directors Kavisha Mazzella and Pete Dawson will work with local creative natives to tell their migration stories of how they came to live in the Peoples Republic of Castlemaine and how the sum of their parts makes up part of the Breugal painting that is our town.

Designed as a two-part, live radio experience, each performance will also be a self-contained show.

On Saturday 3 November at 8pm, the audience will hear from Aboriginal elder Julie McHale, musician, storyteller and writer Jan Wositzky, actor Meg Clancy, and playwright and director John Romeril.

On Sunday 4 November at 3pm, the storytellers include yum cha king Cho Wai Lam, music teacher Raziel with Nikki Gutierrez, restaurateur Luca Sartori, and performers Madeleine and Mark Hudson.

The performances feature music from Kavisha Mazzella, Jack Norton, Nic Lyon, Jan Wositzky, Raziel Gutierrez Soto, Luca Sartori, Elizabeth Scanlon, Cate Mercer and Gil Ransikhe.

Photographer Robbie Noakes will project images of local people and places, and Eliza Tree’s artwork depicting our pre-gold rush environment has been installed in the foyer at the theatre.

Tickets at the door or at Trybooking.

Their residency project extends beyond the Phee with a series of weekly segments on Main FM each Friday from 1 – 3pm. The show – of the same name – starts October 14, so tune in to 94.9 FM for this great oral history series or look out for the podcasts.




Adults $20 or $35 (both shows), Concessions $15 or $25 (both shows).