Too Close to the Sun is an interdisciplinary theatre company making work at the cross section of performance, visual arts, video and sound. The two key collaborators, Talya Rubin and Nick James are based under the same roof on Wadjuk Noongar Boodja. Together we devise dark and provocative works that ask challenging questions about our current reality.
We use multi-layered storytelling, incorporating objects, projection, live film, and installation to create worlds that are inescapable, unsettling and dream-like. Our work is characterised by transformation and immersion and seeks to question the nature of performance and examine darkness with unnerving humour and intensity. Our key collaborators are Sam James (video), Hayley Forward (sound) and Richard Vabre (lighting).
We are interested in the edges, the odd, the unknown, and the uncanny and often pursue a series of seemingly unrelated threads in our work, weaving performances together into a non-linear totality. We are always pursuing transformative and unexpected experiences for audiences.
In Australia, we have toured work to Arts House, Performance Space, Brisbane Powerhouse, Brisbane Festival, Metro Arts, and Vitalstatistix. We have developed work in residencies including, CultureLAB Arts House, KISSClub PICA, Live Dreams Performance Space, Adhocracy, Terrapin Theatre, Hill End, Fremantle Arts Centre, Metro Arts, Sydney University, The National Arts Centre (Canada) and The Banff Centre (Canada).
At the End of the Land was originally developed through Terrapin Theatre's Contemporary Puppetry Residency, at Hill End, NSW and CultureLAB Arts House.