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
Watch the trailer for Euphoria below.
Adelaide season at Space Theatre 6 May – 15 May 2021, find out more here.
All student tickets $10Download 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:
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.
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.
80-85min (no interval)
Number in touring party
Contains strong language
Prosc Arch or Black Box with minimum stage size of 8m x 7m.
Weekly: estimate $15,000 (up to 8 shows)
Half week: estimate $8,000 (up to 3 shows)
Touring costs: Applying to Playing Australia
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.
The technical specifications document is available here.
D – small set, quick in/out, touring most LX and SND
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 pack available including trailer, imagery and copy.
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