Preview, 4 July 8pm All shows 8pm except Sunday at 6pm No shows Monday or Tuesday Relaxed performance Saturday, 14 July at 2pm Auslan Interpreted performance Thursday, 12 July at 8pm
My brother came out after an episode of The L Word. As the credits closed on Carmen going down on a leggy blonde in a nightclub, he said, 'Iím like that. I do that.' My mother and I looked at each other, confused. 'Cunnilingis?' I offered, and laughed. 'No!' He said, standing up and rolling up his blanket. 'Gay. I do gay. Iím gay. I do gay sex.'
The Talk is a terribly undomesticated evening. Itís one account of what happens when you start talking about sex with your family: what Ďthe talkí is, and what it shouldnít be.
In Mish Grigorís latest participatory theatre work, the taboos of sex, relationships and family dynamics are laid bare: itís explicit and unapologetic, yet also tender and personal in its investigation into uncharted territory. Based on real conversations with Grigorís own family, The Talk is an awkwardly intimate and hilarious conversation with the artist about sex, sexuality and love. Bring your mum.
'It is funny, toe-curlingly frank, and immensely insightful'Lyn Gardner, The Guardian (UK)
Writer and Performer: Mish Grigor Collaborating Artists: Anne Thompson and Jess Olivieri
Thanks to Creative Practice Lab, School of the Arts and Media, UNSW This project was originally commissioned for Field Theoryís, Site Is Set. Development supported by the Australia Council of the Arts with residencies at Campbelltown Arts Centre and Metro Arts
TICKETS Adult $33 Concession $28 (Student, Pensioners, Health Care Card Holders) Group 4 or more $28 Preview $25 Subscriptions also available for the Speakeasy 2018 Season, choose three or more shows and purchase for $28 per ticket. Click here to book online.
Transaction fees apply - $3.70 online, $5 over the phone, no charge when purchasing directly from the venue
Northcote Town Hall, Studio 1 189 High St, Northcote
No filming or photography permitted We accept Companion Cards, please call the Box Office on 9481 9500 to make your booking.
LOCATION: Studio 1
Contest by New Working Group (Emilie Collyer)
Wednesday, 25 July 2018
to Saturday, 4 August 2018
8:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Preview, 25 July 8pm All shows 8pm except Sunday at 6pm Relaxed Performance Saturday, 4 August at 2pm Auslan Interpreted performance Thursday, 2 August at 8pm No shows Monday or Tuesday
Come to play, come to win or donít come at all
I donít know when I first saw it / In a memory, a premonition, or a dream. It was a house and it was on fire / I was the house and I was on fire.
A suburban netball team. A new player. Cass says she wants to fit in but if she won't play by their rules why does she bother coming at all? She claims to see something they cannot, a warning of sorts. All the other women want to do is play. But this player will push each of them to a point of furious revelation. Nothing will be left on the court once these women are done with their reckoning.
A sweaty play about the petty and the profound, the mundane and the mythic, Contest asks how we might be with each other if we donít have to win.
Contest is presented in association with New Working Group and Bureau of Works Contest was originally commissioned by Malthouse Theatre through the support of the Malcolm Robertson Foundation. It was seeded through Malthouse Theatreís Besen Family Artist Program, and developed through the City of Yarra Performance Investigations Program. This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body. The production is supported by the Besen Family Foundation.
Writer: Emilie Collyer Director: Prue Clark Movement Direction: Nat Cursio and Alice Dixon Set and Costume Design:Romanie Harper Lighting Design: Amelia Lever-Davidson Sound Design: Emah Fox Script Dramaturg: Mark Pritchard Producer: Erin Milne (Bureau of Works)
Northcote Town Hall, Main Hall 189 High St, Northcote
TICKETS Adult $33 Concession $28 (Student, Pensioners, Health Care Card Holders) Preview $25 Groups of 4+ $28 per ticket Subscriptions also available for the Speakeasy 2018 Season, choose three or more shows and purchase for $28 per ticket. Click here to book online.
Transaction fees apply - $3.70 online, $5 over the phone, no charge when purchasing directly from the venue No filming or photography permitted We accept Companion Cards, please call the Box Office on 9481 9500 to make your booking