Following the success of the 2014 tour, the Victorian College of the Arts’ Frisk Festival returned to Natimuk in November 2015 after it premiered at the Melbourne Fringe.
The festival showcased graduating theatre and production students from the VCA. Lecturer in Theatre, Robert Walton, said that the tour was designed to bring a range of fresh, live theatre to regional audiences and expose VCA students to new ideas and experiences.
“Frisk is a VCA festival specifically designed to equip graduating students with the practical skills needed to manage the entire lifecycle of a new show and touring is an important part of that,” Mr Walton said.
Horsham Rural City Council Cultural Development Officer, Jillian Pearce said that last year’s tour had a profound impact on the region’s audiences.
“It’s so exciting that Frisk is back for our audiences to enjoy,” said Ms Pearce.
“It offers a great experience for everyone but a particularly unique opportunity for our young audiences to see high quality original theatre made by the next generation of innovative theatre makers, exploring contemporary issues from a young person’s perspective,” she said.