- To make theatre that moves audiences.
- To support the development of new work.
- With a commitment to inclusivity and diversity.
Company of Rogues was established in 2015 by Artistic Director Goldele Rayment to produce new Australian work with an aim to present highly physicalized pieces that challenge the boundaries of contemporary theatre, our company members and the expectations of audiences.
Our narrative-driven productions, both devised and scripted, aim to externalise the invisible emotional landscape of the individual to give audiences a visceral and poetic experience of the human condition. Our productions are impactful and uniquely theatrical, we are not interested in straightforward, realistic dramas. Whether is it is through an abstracted & fragmented narrative, high energy, colourful musical theatre or rich and complex sets and physical theatre, we are committed to exploring what theatre could be.
An increasingly recognised emergent company we have produced 2 fully-staged scripted works & 1 creative development of newly-devised work, with the most recent production presented at the 70th Edinburgh Festival Fringe and the Undercover Artists Festival (Australia) 2017.
Goldele Rayment – Artistic Director
Goldele is a Director, Dramaturge and Teaching Artist. In 2015 she founded theatre company Company of Rogues. She is the former Artistic Program Coordinator at Milk Crate Theatre where she managed their theatre workshop and profession pathways programs for people who have experienced homelessness or at risk of homelessness.
In 2014 she was granted a professional development grant from Accessible Arts to undertake training and internships specifically around devising techniques with Zen Zen Zo, Shop Front Youth Arts, Back to Back and Milk Crate Theatre. This culminated in s series of devised theatre making workshops and a short film documenting some of these devising processes (https://youtu.be/35YGZWS9wo0)
Goldele graduated with a Bachelor of Performing Arts, on the Deans Honors List, at Monash University in 2007 and is currently undertaking a Graduate Certificate in Arts Management with the Australian Institution of Music and the Sydney Opera House.
Goldele’s recent theatre credits include:- “Morgan Stern” (Director -Currently on tour, Blood Moon Theatre, Belvoir Street, Edinburgh Fringe), “Turning Towers” (Director/Joker, Milk Crate Theatre, 2017), “The Forest UnYielding” (Dramaturg, Projects 105 & Self Help Arts, 2016), “No Place Like” – (Performer/Joker -Milk Crate Theatre & Riverside Theatre, 2015) “The Typists” (Director/Performer-Company of Rogues, Balmain, 2015); “This House Is Mine” – (Dramaturge-Darlinghurst Theatre & Milk Crate Theatre, 2014-5); Out of Line – (Dramaturge -Shopfront Contemporary Youth Arts and ATYP 2014); “The Vagina Monologues” (Director-National Theatre, 2009), “Halfway Across The River”, (Director/Dramaturge- Melbourne Fringe 2008); “A Fractured Feeling”, (Director, Adelaide Fringe Festival and National Theatre Studio 1, 2007).
Robbi James – Creative Producer
From a decade of professional performance in his youth to formal study of the field at university his passion for creative production and audience engagement has fuelled a career spanning media creation, business development, marketing and communications & project management.
He continues to work with a diverse range of artists, performers and creators across different industry sectors. His time in digital leadership roles affords him a unique insight into the possibilities presented by online platforms, social media and digital communities.
Joining Company of Rogues marks his return to the theatre world with a keen understanding of the complex matrix of activities that Company of Rogues must undertake to delight stakeholders, build engaged and relevant communities around our work, and produce passionate advocates for our productions & initiatives.