Book of Revelations Poster
AMR as ADA Alison as Ada, The Book of Revelations 2017 image: Sarah Walker
Alison as Ada, The Book of Revelations 1st stage 2102 image: Sarah Walker
Ada detail - sketch by Paul Newcombe 2014
CD 2017 Design by Jane Roberts and Beth Fernon, Hours After

The Book of Revelations

– inside the experience of dementia

Staged as an immersive performance installation, The Book of Revelations challenges our personal and ethical response to the sometimes disturbing experiences of people living in the fragmented sensory world of dementia and serious mental illness. Ada’s revelatory presence/absence emerges through live action, space, sound, objects, extended voice and image

Writer, Performer, Lead Artist

Lead Collaborators: Nancy Black (director), Faye Bendrups (composer)

Stage 1 Development: Explorations Season, La Mama Carlton Courthouse December 2012

Participating Artists 2012: Peri Jenkins (set and costumes), Rachael Wenona Guy (puppet maker), Philip Lethlean (lighting designer), Guillermo Anad and Nick Reynolds (musicians), Christy Dena (digital consultant), Max Thompson (graphic design), Canada White (production manager, video)

Stage 2 Development: workshops at Florence St Studios Yarraville 2014; Monash University 2014; Theatre Works St Kilda as part of the In The Works program 2015; showing at Ruby’s Music Room Melbourne 2015

Participating Artists: Faye Bendrups, Guillermo Anad, Paul Newcombe (consultant designer), Catherine Fargher (consultant dramaturg), Christine McCombe (composer, sound design)

Stage 3 Recording: CD of Songs from The Book of Revelations produced by Martin Wright at Move Records, Melbourne 2017

Participating Artists: Alison Richards (lyrics, voice), Faye Bendrups (composer, Musical Director, piano, voice)

Stage 4 Rehearsal: (Abbotsford Convent, Kensington Town Hall) and performance season presented by Black Hole Theatre at fortyfive downstairs, Melbourne July 2017

Participating Artists: Christine McCombe (Composer/Sound Artist), David Franzke (Composer/Sound Artist), Dagmara Gieysztor (set design and visual dramaturgy), Bronwyn Pringle (lighting design), Lindsay Cox (video), Rod Primrose (puppet maker and puppeteer), Bao Ghislain (puppeteer and technical operator). Administration Angela Pamic, Stage Manager Dylan Lines, Production Manager Dylan Corcoran, Set Construction and documentation Theatre Research Institute, Publicity Christy Hopwood, Graphic Design Hours After