Photo by Tim Standing

Country Arts SA and State Theatre Company South Australia present Euphoria by Emily Steel
Commissioned by Country Arts SA

A Country Town. A Festival. A local tragedy and a town that doesn’t talk. This tale of good days, bad days and everything in between catapults us right into the heart of this little town where everyone knows everyone, and where Ethan is hit by his past as Meg struggles with the present. As the festival unfolds, Meg and Ethan’s worlds collide as the community comes together for an event they’ll never forget.

This brand new play is a rich and heart-warming story from award-winning South Australian playwright Emily Steel, bringing regional voices to the fore and an entire town to life with authenticity and unmistakable wit.

Two years in the making, Euphoria has been developed in consultation with regional South Australian communities.

Director: Nescha Jelk
Set & Costume Designer: Meg Wilson
Lighting Designer: Nic Mollison
Composer & Sound Designer: Andrew Howard
Assistant Director: Emma Richardson

with
Ashton Malcolm
James Smith

Download the EUPHORIA program here

Watch the trailer for Euphoria below.

Euphoria by Emily Steel – Trailer from Country Arts SA on Vimeo.

Adelaide season at Space Theatre 6 May – 15 May 2021, find out more here. 

All student tickets $10

Download the EUPHORIA education pack here

If you have any enquiries contact Tammy Hall at [email protected] or call 8444 0411

If you are interested in your classroom participating in workshops check out this document:
Workshop information

Have a read through our T&Cs to ensure you’ve got all the information you need:
School booking terms & conditions

Euphoria has been developed over the past two years in consultation with communities across regional South Australia. As part of the community engagement and research, playwright Emily Steel spent time as artist in residence in Berri, Whyalla, Mount Gambier, Streaky Bay, Ceduna, Lameroo, Bordertown and Burra, connecting with people from across each community to talk about the joys and challenges of living in rural and remote areas.

For more information follow this link to Country Arts SA’s website The Dirt which features more information on the creative development of Euphoria.

We are currently building an exciting national tour of Euphoria in October-November 2022 and April-July 2023. If you are interested in being a part of this unique tour, we are applying to Playing Australia please email [email protected] by 8 October 2021.

Running time
80-85min (no interval)

Number in touring party
4-5 TBC

Warning
Contains strong language

Venue
Prosc Arch or Black Box with minimum stage size of 8m x 7m.

Royalties
14.5%

Performance fee
Weekly: estimate $15,000 (up to 8 shows)
Half week: estimate $8,000 (up to 3 shows)
Touring costs: Applying to Playing Australia

Community Engagement

Following each performance there will be post show Q&A with the cast and supported by a mental health professional (either from your community or one on tour). This platform will provide an opportunity for audiences to ‘unpick’ the work and in doing so; engage in conversation around the themes and issues it raises about mental health in country towns.

A suite of workshops utilising the expertise and knowledge of the cast will be available to schools and community groups. Workshops will be tailored to meet the needs of each group / school.

Study guide available.

Technical

The technical specifications document is available here.

Technical Rating
D – small set, quick in/out, touring most LX and SND

Venue Format
Very simple – black box or pros arch
Minimum stage size of 8m (width) x 7m (depth) x 4m (high).

Bump-in: 4 hours
Bump-out:
2 hours

Venue Lighting Requirements:
2 x 10Amp GPO Circuits
1 x 3 Phase Outlet
DMX Connection into Venue Dimmers

Venue Audio Requirements:
1 x 10A Mains Power at sound position
Transport Notes Entire Set and Tech travels in a three-tonne truck. Access to loading bay preferable. Cast to travel by car.

Marketing

Marketing pack available including trailer, imagery and copy.

Euphoria is supported by

Sera Waters: Domestic Arts
  • Visual Arts

Sera Waters: Domestic Arts

11th September 2021 — 31st October 2021

This exhibition subverts and unravels the baggage-laden yet wondrous category of making once labelled ‘domestic arts’

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