Artistic Team
TALYA RUBIN (Original Concept, Performer, Writer, Co-devisor)
NICK JAMES (Co-devisor, director)
RICHARD VABRE (Lighting Design)
ZOE COOMBS MARR (Puppet Maker)

August 2011 Arts House, Melbourne
May 2013 Brisbane Powerhouse, Visy Theatre
May 2014 Uno Festival, Victoria, Canada
November 2014 Theatre La Chapelle, Montreal, Canada

Development Seasons
March 2011Adelaide Fringe, Queens Theatre (Co-produced with Vitalstatistix)
September 2010 Under The Radar, Brisbane Festival
November 2010 LiveWorks, Performance Space, Sydney

2009: Fraser Studios, Sydney – 'Off The Shelf'  Residency - Script Development
2010: Rex Cramphorn Studio, Sydney University -  Creative Development
2010: Bill & George, Sydney (ARI) – Creative Development
2010: Serial Space, Sydney (ARI) – Creative Development

Of The Causes of Wonderful Things
“This piece is so emotive and so intriguing that the longer it goes on, the longer it could be watched... It is rare and affirming to see theatre so utterly human.” – Australian Stage

When Esther Drury's five nieces and nephews mysteriously disappear, she begins a search to find them that leads her underground, literally. This solo work plays with scale and perspective as it takes the audience to worlds above and below and travels to a Town Hall that is a surreal portal to the dead. Immersed in a noir and atmospheric world, Of The Causes of Wonderful Things weaves dark comedy with tones of Faulkner and the Southern Gothic. This otherworldly, deeply human, visionary piece examines the redemptive power of confronting darkness. 

Of The Causes of Wonderful Things is an installation theatre piece for a limited audience of 50.