the politicians in their own den"
- The Canberra Times.
memorable Taking Liberties Theatre Company exploit was the piracy/smuggling
of the explosive political-current affairs satire Thatís Twice
into Australia's Parliament House for its world premiere. Many politicians
were scandalised at the portrayal of themselves - yet Parliamentary and
media workers in the precinct laughed their heads off (more).
Theatre Company's more workaday existence consists of bringing theatre
to non-theatregoing audiences. Completely unsubsidised, it has survived
by playing in the signature "stand-up comedy" style developed
by Artistic Director Gunduz Kalic and through extensively touring its
own original creations and the adapted works of Shakespeare and other
classic playwrights. across regional and outback Australia.
The company has played across regional, suburban and outback Australia
for an audience which does not normally go to theatre, making pubs, licensed
clubs and workplaces its venues. By so doing, it follows in the popular
theatrical tradition of Garcia Lorca, Theatre Workshop and Dario Fo (see
also Patron Saints).