Graduates launch new performance group

A new Arts performance company/collective called CRAM has been launched by a group of recent Flinders University graduates, along with a current student.

The CRAM collective comprises Flinders alumni Melissa Pullinger, Aarod Vawser and Ren Williams, who all graduated from the acting stream in 2020, along with Connor Reidy, who is set to complete his director training in 2022.“We are committed to redefining the Adelaide arts scene post-lockdown,” announced the group in a media release. “We want to strengthen the independent art scene in Adelaide. After far too long a period of social distancing, we want to cram artists into a room and make work that is raw, energised and electric.

“Since we launched, we have been overwhelmed by the support we’ve had from peers, colleagues and industry professionals.”CRAM will be presenting its first show – NEW WORLD COMING – at Nthspace in December 2021, for which CRAM teams up with dancers, singers, writers and actors to create a multi-disciplinary piece of theatre. With a time limit of just five days, the team tackles the chaos that the new world has to offer – a climate in crisis, a divided world, a bleak future – and asks what will theatre be?

CRAM has a full season of work prepared for 2022, which will be announced early next year. You can follow the group @thecramcollective on Instagram and Facebook, and visit for more information.

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