What is Glissendorf?

•February 10, 2010 • Leave a Comment

In October 2009 we had a week’s development of the show courtesy of the Riverside Theatres. At this point, along with our dramaturg Iain Sinclair, we began seriously playing with the idea of “glissendorf” – one of Bob’s neologisms – and the way glissendorf is central to the logic of the script. Benito has subsequently added this word into the title! You won’t find a dictionary definition of glissendorf, so while slurping icy poles outside Tarcutta service station, the cast and director have decided tell us all what glissendorf means (beware of the volume of the camerawoman at the end busting in loudly!).

The Chronic Ills of Robert Zimmerman: AKA Bob Dylan (A Lie) – A theatrical talking blues and glissendorf by Benito do Fonzo

What is Glissendorf? from Jennifer Hamilton on Vimeo.

Featuring (in order of appearance) Lucinda Gleeson, Andrew Henry, Lenore Munro and Matt Ralph

An Actual Hot House

•February 9, 2010 • Leave a Comment

So, we arrived at the Hot House Farm House last night. Hot House Farm House is distinctly so in early February: a hot and dry 35˚C. Arachnids, bugs and small mammals dwelling around the rusty water tank. This is Australia. Damn it.

The shed is conveniently air-conditioned so the gang are not cooking in a corrugated iron oven.

And, the work is on. Adelaide here we come.

These assorted snaps are taken with iphotobooth from the floor. But, there are more (and more better) snaps coming as well as a little video taken on the roadside near Tarcutta, which is somewhere between Albury and Sydney.

We’re looking forward to a swim after the day’s work is done and the sun has set. Oh yeah.

Over and out,

The Bob Show

(Lulu, Matt, Leni, Andy and Jen) xx

Hot House Eve

•February 7, 2010 • Leave a Comment

The cast and crew of The Chronic Ills of Robert Zimmerman: AKA Bob Dylan (A lie) – A Theatrical Talking Blues are heading to Hot House Theatre’s Farm House tomorrow morning at 7.30 for a final week of rehearsal before the Adelaide Fringe Season. We’re playing at Adelaide’s Bakehouse Theatre from the 17th – 27th February

This blog is to keep you up to date on our trek across the great south-east of the great southern land.

Last thursday we had a fundraiser at the Old Fitz and made a little spare change to help us along the way, today we packed the van and tomorrow we’re driving with double bass, snare and a stack of suitcases in tow down to the borderlands of Albury/Wodonga.

So, this story is to be continued then…