pantsguys Productions was formed in 2010 by seven Actors Centre Australia (ACA) graduates looking for a way to create their own work and seeking to bridge the gap between emerging artists and theatre professionals.
Our first production was ‘autobahn’ by Neil LaBute in 2010. This was followed up in 2011 by; ‘The Shape of Things’, also by Neil LaBute, as part of the Under The Wharf season in association with atyp and ‘Oh, The Humanity’ by Will Eno as part of the Sydney Fringe Festival.
In 2012 pantsguys toured a remount of ‘autobahn’ for the Adelaide Fringe 2012, which received 5 star reviews; the Australian premiere of ‘Punk Rock’ by Simon Stephens (in association with atyp Under the Wharf), which won 3 Sydney Theatre awards including Best Independent Production 2012; and the Australian premiere of ‘The Knowledge’ by John Donnelly in association with The New Theatre’s Spare Room program.
Also in 2012 we introduced the (poorly named) “in association with…” season including two productions for the Sydney Fringe 2012: ‘Dogs Barking’ by Richard Zajdlic and a stand-up comedy double act: ‘Double Booked’ by Tim Reuben and Alistair Wallace, which is currently touring to the Adelaide Fringe 2013.
pantsguys currently have a production in progress and development for the remainder of 2013, ‘Sweet Nothings‘ by Arthur Schnitzler translated by David Harrower with atyp, as well as the Australian premiere of ‘On the Shore of the Wide World‘ by Simon Stephens in January 2014 with Griffin Independent.
The current pantsguys are Paul Hooper, Owen Little, Rebecca Martin, Graeme McRae, Tim Reuben and Alistair Wallace.
To empower emerging artists to create innovative contemporary work that provokes, excites and challenges Australian audiences. pantsguys aims to bridge the gap between emerging and established artists in the industry.
We want to provide the opportunity and facilities for creatives to work in a professional environment, nurtured and mentored by more experienced practitioners.