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The Country (Martin Crimp)
Stone/Castro is the collaboration between Portuguese and Australian theatre makers based in Adelaide since 2006. Since forming in Europe 2002, Jo Stone and Paulo Castro have been commissioned to direct, create, write and perform contemporary theatre pieces for Australian and European Companies and Festivals. This cross-cultural exchange is what identifies and makes the company experimental and innovative both in its methods and outcomes. It speaks to, as well as being unique, to both Australian and European audiences.
Independently they’ve freelanced for companies such as Company Les Ballet C de La B, Portuguese National Theatre, Chunky Move, Schaubuhne-Berlin and State Theatre Company South Australia but together are recognised for forging unique, humorous, corrosive, contemporary and original theatre works. They have been nominated for various awards including Melbourne Green Room Awards, Ruby Awards, Fringe Festival Award and the Helpmann Awards and Adelaide Theatre Guide among others. Their aim is to create contemporary theatre, using themes and fodder from political and social events worldwide.