Chris Le Page
After his completion of a Bachelor of Arts majoring in Creative and Performing Arts, and Sociology and Anthropology at University of Newcastle, Chris moved to Sydney and created OCCUPY: Theatre, Arts, Multi-Media and wrote UNKNOWING. As well as this, Chris produced and created the LGBTI Theatre Festival. (2017)
Currently working on his second play, "Anything But Marriage" a two act play that follow the lives of 2 queer couples paralleled with the real events of the same sex marriage debate.
Throughout his degree, Chris Le Page devised contemporary and conceptual performative works. "sO-NEG" (2014), "Here's the Alternative" (2015), "Bachelor of Prostitution (2015) "Wedding Video" (2015) "Torture" (2015), "This is Uncomfortable" (2016) and "The Experiment", dir Cadi McCarthy. (2016)
Throughout out 2016 Chris was selected as a participant in the Trajectory program through Tantrum Youth Arts with resident artist Lottie Consalvo who mentored the group of emerging artists. The project creates a ensemble of emerging artists to focus on performance art. As a part of Trajectory, Chris devised performances for the Lake Macquarie Art Gallery 20th celebrations and the annual This Is Not Art (TINA) Festival, as well as performing at The Argyle House with improvised performances.
Performance: Anything But Marriage
Director: Chris Le Page
Alex Robson as Jesse
Martin Quinn as Joel
Claire Crighton as Cassie
Rebecca Waters as Loui
"Anything But Marriage" written by Chris Le Page and produced by OCCUPY: Theatre, Arts, Multi-Media is a historical fiction piece of theatre that follows the lives of two men and two women. The piece's narrative begins on the dates of 6th of August, 2017 when the Australian Liberal Party voted on a postal vote survey asking the question "Should the law change to allow same sex couples to marry?" Chris's festival piece is a 10 minute section from his play.