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Company Mission

This company

reminds us that theatre is

not just words spoken,

but words made flesh.

Chris Boyd

Herald Sun

OpticNerve Performance Group is committed to theatrical research and training; the investigation of performance-making processes, the adapting of narratives from other media to the stage and re-imagining original texts.


OpticNerve pushes the boundaries of theatrical form and investigates works that provoke perceptions of social reality: Five Kinds of Silence from a radio play by Shelagh Stephenson; YES from a film by Sally Potter; Manbeth: Macbeth Amplified, after Shakespeare; Pale Blue Dot devised by the company, The Mill on the Floss adapted by Helen Edmundson from George Eliot’s novel and Polygraph written by Robert Lepage and Marie Brassard.


OpticNerve Performance Group has been nominated for six Greenroom Awards.

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