If you are a fan of theatre and haven’t yet heard of Version 1.0, you haven’t been listening properly.” The Daily Telegraph
lights the way to the theatre of the future.” The Age
Most theatre companies aim to give us a good night out. version 1.0 goes the extra mile: it entertains, informs and then contributes to the betterment of our democracy." The Sun Herald
Sydney-based version 1.0 is an ensemble of artists who make performance through collaboration, investigating and also enacting democracy. We make devised performances that are both political and intensely personal, based on strong research, and that engage with significant political and social issues using innovative theatrical strategies. version 1.0 is acclaimed in Australia for our innovative, accessible, and entertaining blend of documentary theatre, contemporary performance, and media spectacle.
Founded in 1998, version 1.0 was granted Key Organisation status by the Theatre Board of the Australia Council in 2009. Previous performance works includes The Tender Age, the widely acclaimed The Table of Knowledge, The Disappearances Project, A Distressing Scenario, seven kilometres north-east, the Green Room Award-winning The Bougainville Photoplay Project, the Helpmann Award-winning THIS KIND OF RUCKUS, the Drovers Award-winning Deeply Offensive And Utterly Untrue, The Wages Of Spin, CMI (A Certain Maritime Incident) and The second Last Supper.
version 1.0 inc. is a not-for-profit association incorporated in NSW.
version 1.0 staff and artists:
General Manager: Cathy Murdoch
Producer: Sandy Collins
Production Manager: Emma Bedford (maternity leave) and Richard Whitehouse
Development Manager: Felicity Jensen
Media & Marketing Officer: Catherine Franklin
Company Artists: Sean Bacon, Irving Gregory, Jane Phegan, Paul Prestipino, Dr Yana Taylor and Kym Vercoe.
2012 Guest Artists: Angela Bauer, Valerie Berry, Dr Paul Dwyer, Alan Flower, Frank Mainoo, Arky Michael, Christopher Page, Gail Priest, Deborah Pollard, Richard Whitehouse, Dr David Williams and Holly Woollard.
version 1.0 Committee of Management: Richard Drysdale (President), Dr Hillary Ray (Vice President), Neil Adams (Treasurer), Kathleen Wilson (Secretary), Janine Collins, Alexis Roitman, Alan Flower, and Anna-Rose Stancombe.