Poems from times on the road by Joachim Matschoss. He was born in Germany and now lives in Melbourne /Australia. He is a playwright, poet and Theatre-maker. His Theatre Company, ‘Backyard Theatre Ensemble (BYTE)’ presents diverse pieces of theatre all across Melbourne/ Australia and internationally, both Youth Arts and for adults.
Joachim Matschoss was born in Germany and now lives in Melbourne/Australia. He is a playwright, poet and Theatre-maker. His Theatre Company, ‘Backyard Theatre Ensemble (BYTE)’ presents diverse pieces of theatre all across Melbourne/ Australia and internationally, both Youth Arts and for adults.
Joachim has created theatre in Australia, New Zealand, United Kingdom, India, Uzbekistan, Malaysia, Indonesia, HongKong, Hungary, Taiwan, Switzerland and China.
Joachim is fascinated by creating work from scratch, starting with a thought, image, or a piece of music. It is inevitable that a piece of theatre will grow, will happen. There is always a story to tell, to listen to. Joachim is less interested in seeing a piece of theatre grow like a flower, but more so like a weed, something raw, something with cracks, and something that is challenging both the performer and the audience member. Most recently Joachim has worked with street kids and underprivileged youth in Jakarta/Indonesia. He was involved in a performance project ‘Protect the persecuted’ in Geneva and a project about racial harmony in Germany. Joachim’s poetry is published in Australia, Germany, the United Kingdom and the USA.
Joachim published a travel journal in Australia (Away with me) and a novel in the USA (Dead River Oaks).
- Masterclasses/ Workshops
What’s on offer?
Devising and performance making
The significance of the visual
Site specific approaches
Play/performance piece commissions
Theatre styles – practitioners
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