Foul Play is dedicated to examining classic works, spanning from ancient mythology to 19th Century literature. We aim to interrogate and reimagine these texts through a prism of modern feminism, to create work that is ambitious and experimental in both content and form.
We have a number of guiding principles that we implement throughout our work. We are committed to:
Feminism: female voices, experiences and stories are at the heart of every work
Championing cultural diversity
Staging our productions in non-traditional theatre settings
Exploring male vulnerability
Creating works with as little carbon footprint as possible to combat anthropogenic climate change.
Yasmin Gurreeboo (Artistic Director)
Yasmin Gurreeboo is the founder and Artistic Director for Foul Play Theatre and Associate Director for ActNow Theatre. Yasmin trained as a performer at the Jacques Lecoq International Theatre School, Paris, and before moving to Adelaide was Producing Associate at the Barbican Centre in London.
For Foul Play Theatre Yasmin has directed all the company’s productions to date. A woman of colour, Yasmin is committed to championing female voice and cultural diversity on our stages and to authenticity of storytelling. Faced with the lack of cultural diversity in Adelaide’s pool of professional actors, Yasmin has bravely decided to return to her acting roots and perform in the lead role of YERMA. Yasmin is also currently developing the Persephone Project by Emily Steel for the company.