isthisyours? creates original and unconventional theatre for a smart, risk taking audience that revel in the possibilities of live theatre. The company ethos is to search for humour in the serious, and find significance in the ridiculous, all to challenge our world’s seeming certainties. isthisyours? was formed in 2007 by Tessa Leong, Ellen Steele, Nadia Rossi, Louisa Mignone, and Jude Henshall.
The company has created six original, self-devised and critically acclaimed theatre works. Nathalie Ribout adapted from Philippe Blasband in 2007, Make Me Honest, Make Me Wedding Cake in 2009, Winner of Adelaide Festival Centre’s inSPACE Development Award, Best We Forget in 2010, presented by Tamarama Rock Surfers in Sydney and at the Brisbane Festival in 2012, You Wanna Talk About It at the Adelaide Fringe 2014, Winner of ‘Weekly’ Award for Best Theatre and Melbourne Fringe supported ‘Tour Ready’ award, and The Awkward Years at the Adelaide Fringe 2015, Winner of the Adelaide Festival Centre’s inSPACE Development Award.
Their latest theatre installation Angelique premiered at Her Majesty’s Theatre as part of the 2017 Adelaide Festival Centre program and was nominated for Adelaide Critics Circle Award for Innovation. isthisyours? will present David Williamson’s The Club (An All-Female, 3 Actor Version) as part of Belvoir’s 2018 25A Season.
“isthisyours? turns the theatre upside down to ask these questions, and we would do well to think carefully about them” Murray Bramwell, The Australian.
“Work from this group is rare as hen’s teeth. Don’t miss their next one” DB Magazine.