C0-written, directed and designed in collaboration with interdisciplinary ensemble The Chaotic Order THE WAITING PLACE was an intimate performance work that combined animation and live performance.
“The Waiting Place is at once somewhere and nowhere, a place we all find ourselves. It’s where we confront life’s paradoxes and the absurdities that variously define, embrace and confound us. Each of The Chaotic Order’s performers is regarded as neurodiverse. It’s something that informs the work but isn’t the driving influence. For that, we look to insight, humanity and shared experience. The resulting performance is darkly humorous, transcending social, ethical and cultural definitions. It’s a rethinking of our perceived differences and a call to what is common between us”.
- Aden Rolfe. 2011.
The Waiting Place premiered as part of the 2011 Melbourne Fringe Festival at Footscray Community Arts Centre and was the winner of the Melbourne Fringe Festival Award for 'Most Original Australian Work'.