Actors give Maylands production exciting creative edge


Bridget Le May and Cesarina Fitzgerald prepare for EDGE at Chrissie Parrott Art Space.
Bridget Le May and Cesarina Fitzgerald prepare for EDGE at Chrissie Parrott Art Space.

CREATING 10 shows with 10 writers and 23 actors, and drawing the audience in to participate, can be exciting and nerve-racking, Bridget Le May says.

Le May, creative director of Blank Space Productions, has been workshopping its latest “big project” titled EDGE, which will be performed over 10 nights at the Chrissie Parrott Art Space in Maylands, from September 14 to November 16.

Each evening throughout its run a new scene will be brought to life by the actors and the audience.

The Fremantle resident said the format had not been done before.

“It is a different way of thinking about theatre,” she said.

“We worked on what the audience needs to engage with a show and we have been looking at a bunch of different things like impulse and responsivity.”

Le May said there were instructions in place to keep it a safe environment.

“We have not left everything up to chance,” she said.

“We have the ability to say ‘no’ to a decision if we feel it is unsafe or put us in a vulnerable position.

“It is not meant to be scary, but some elements might be scarier than others.”