Why We Do What We Do
tempest is best known for producing and directing textural, magnetic and visceral female centric shows. we are drawn to unveiling the domestic spaces that women inhabit. our work is transformative and raw. we are committed to creating spaces for women to grow as well as mentoring the next generation of female artists.
A DOLL'S HOUSE
A moment in time. A suspended breath. A door slam.
Nora Helmer is often considered one of modern drama's first feminist characters. A Doll's House deals with women, their traditional roles in the family, and the price they pay when they break with tradition. This brand new feminist adaptation is told through Nora's voice, in a one woman show. An intimate, painful exploration of a woman's choice to leave her kids in order to survive.
Adapted and directed by Susie Conte from A Doll's House by Henrik Ibsen and starring Siobhan Dow-Hall.
IN THE NEWS
YIN YANG WEST AUSTRALIAN
Feb 9, 2019
July 10, 2018
A DOLL'S HOUSE
PERFORMING ARTS OF WA AWARDS
Proud to have been nominated for Best Director at the PAWA awards for Lysistrata.
THE COMMUNISTS ARE IN THE FUNHOUSE
"The Communists Are In The Funhouse is a well-constructed devised work that explores a delicate subject in a beautiful and intimate way. The ensemble open up and are very giving with their performances, and add new voices that are shining a spotlight on women’s experiences. Not only does it achieve all of this, it might make the women in the crowd realise that their pain is legitimate. That their experiences are shared and the men in the audience to also realise the pain that women undergo is legitimate – and that’s a very commendable message to communicate." Fourth Wall Media
"The cast work very well together and the action is beautifully paced, with a well constructed order and well edited action.
Retro film touches are used to great effect and the red balloon filled set is interesting, and fittingly both annoying and unpredictable
Tempest, which is a consciously feminist company, has once again produced a quality production, that addresses issues important to women, with an all female cast and crew." Stage Whispers
"A heartfelt, intimate performance..." Isolated Nation
"...exquisite moments..." Gutter Culture
"A little treasure..." Stage Whispers
"4 STARS" Fourth Wall Media
Subiaco Arts Centre Oct 2018
"This hour long show tells a compelling story that is a pleasure to watch. An engaging show that is well worth seeing...well written, well directed and well acted little gem of a show" Stage Whispers
Subiaco Arts Centre June 2018
"Unapologetically pink and pretty, while the vibe is power" Stage Whispers
“Lysistrata has been confused in its feminist message in the past, but in this production there is no doubt. This is a fierce, fiery, and feminist manifesto that should be seen by everyone.” The Fourth Wall Media
Subiaco Arts Centre April 2018
“As playwright, Susie Conte has created a work of strength and sincerity.” LA Review thetvolution.com
“Conte’s adaptation takes in the soaring, almost romantic, style of Skinner’s prose. She delivers the performance with a gravitas that allows the audience to get to know Skinner’s life, her isolation and her musings on memory, sexuality and gender.” West Australian
“A simple story of loss and despair eloquently told. A Must.” San Diego Reader
“An enticing monologue” Rotunda Media
“Conte gives an unhistrionic performance that pays respect to her subject and her concerns – the place of women in the world, the nature of love and its lack, the impulse to art. It is well, and sometimes beautifully, supported by a simple, austere design, complementing the narrative without distracting us from it. Sparrow is a well-constructed and enlightening window into people and times that have faded from memory. It’s good to have this chance to see them again.” David Zampatti (SeeSaw Magazine)
THE YELLOW WALLPAPER
FringeWorld Perth Jan 2017
Nominated for Best Theatre award
Audio Visual Lead
We are dedicated to writing and producing stories of women who may sit outside the usual discourse in theater - mothers, daughters, writers, poets, victims, survivors, dreamers - every woman deserves a voice and a place to tell her story.
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