The Wooden Leg was founded in 2011 by 4 writers, actors and producers passionate about making theatre. Today Keith and Wallis head up the team withtheir newest project House of Goodbyes.
THE WOODEN LEG THEATRE COMPANY
The Wooden Leg are committed to producing the kind of theatre which is entirely divorced from the passive way audiences absorb film and television; keeping as far from traditional, proscenium theatre as possible – breaking that fourth wall and having the actors “in the faces” of the audiences.
PAINTING WITH WORDS AND FIRE
What happens when you're a pyromaniac and lose your spark? Or the boy next door disappears? And what if your reputation isn't enough to keep you from falling? Penny, Jane and Sophia find themselves stuck at a crossroads in their lives. Reveling in your passion is one thing, but when does it become an unhealthy obsession?
Three monologues for women and a devised piece about these three very different women meeting.
The Wooden Leg
THE WOODEN LEG - THE VERY BEGINNING
Three new plays. Three spaces at The Owl & the Pussycat. A brand new theatre company. The Wooden Leg kicks off with a fast-paced production of three new works produced in under three weeks.
Eight Minutes is an end-of-the-world comedy about reconciling what you love about a place with what other people hate about it. Adam has been chosen to give the farewell speech, but Eve thinks he's being too easy on the home of humanity. This production was part of Short & Sweet Melbourne 2012 and the actors interacted with the audience during interval before ushering them back into the theatre to hear Adam's speech. It was directed by Clara Pagone and starred Sean Scanlon and Anna Burgess.
2013-2015 WORK IN PROGRESS
You can never know everything about someone else’s relationship...
not even your closest friends.
Drama is often about the secrets we keep from each other.
You may overhear things or see glimpses... “House of Goodbyes” is immersive theatre where the audience is broken up and moved into different rooms of an apartment. Some of the characters you will get to know intimately behind closed doors, but you will only see the public personas of other characters. You’re at the last party of a group of friends and you want to know everything that’s going on, but you cannot be everywhere at once.