Finn O’Branagáin & Scott Sandwich
Dash back to the beginning as we retell and unpick myths, epic texts and badass stories from around the globe.
Your hosts Finn O’Branagáin and Scott Sandwich are part-time performance poets, full-time story enthusiasts, double-time friends.
Born out of their shared joy of myths and legends, The Epic is part of an ancient tradition of retelling these stories, and discussion about how they and we have changed over time. Our world may be different, and maybe we think we’re too modern, bitter, and cynical… But anyone can be a hero if you tell it right. Even two poets.
From the cradle of civilisation to the one about the wooden horse, with heroes ranging from Gilgamesh to Vin Diesel, The Epic lovingly takes the stories you think you know and asks them to tell us another.
AUSLAN interpreted performance: Thursday 11 June
Recommended for ages 12+
POZIBLE CAMPAIGN – $ FOR $ MATCH FUNDING
The Epic’s crowdfunding campaign via Pozible was a great success. Thanks to Creative Partnerships Australia’s fantastic MATCH program, their target of $4,000 was matched dollar for dollar. You can check out the results of their campaign here.
Written by + featuring: Finn O’Branagáin & Scott Sandwich // Producer: Finn O’Branagáin // Mentors: Jeffrey Jay Fowler & Andrea Gibbs // Set Designer: Desmond Tan // Lighting Designer: Joe Lui // Publicity + Marketing: Jamie Breen
The Epic was developed at a residency with NIDA Independent (2013). The ideas for the show originated at a residency at The Arteles Creative Centre in Hämeenkyrö, Finland (2012).
Image: Desmond Tan