IN PERSON / PERFORMANCE / TALK

promiscuous/cities

Date 01.05.2022 - 01.06.2022 Add to calendar
Location The Embassy Theatre at the Central School Of Speech & Drama

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promiscuous/cities composes a symphony of a night in a big city where each of us frantically tries to maintain the myth of ourselves we’ve created. Yet at the edges of the image we peddle on social media – like! – there is an aching distance between us all.

Overview

They’ve written endless songs about this city.

Can you feel the street’s pulse, how it rushes through your veins like a drug?

He’s in trouble, she’s falling in love, they’re cheating, she’s trapped and he’s alone.

But keep moving since we mustn’t fall behind.

Stay connected- don’t want to miss out.

promiscuous/cities composes a symphony of a night in a big city where each of us is frantically maintaining the myth of ourselves we’ve created. Yet underneath the vision of us we peddle on social media – like! – there is an aching distance between us.

Playwright Lachlan Philpott asks: How can we know a city when we don’t even know ourselves?

About the artist

wreckedAllprods is a queer performance collective formed in 2000 when Alyson Campbell and Lachlan Philpott met on an outreach program for at-risk LGBTQI+ young people. Their work is distinct because of the queerness and complex subtlety of its aesthetic. wreckedAllprods gives theatre a queer poke up the arse.

The Victorian College of the Arts, part of the University of Melbourne’s Faculty of Fine Arts and Music, offers a conservatoire and atelier-based education that fosters critical confidence and creative risk-taking. It is situated in Melbourne’s Arts Precinct, on land occupied by more than 1,000 generations of Australia’s First Peoples.

The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama is a federal college of the University of London. Central offers a model of cross-disciplinary learning and training for specialist roles within the performing arts, including theatre and performance for a social purpose, and using drama outside of traditional theatre to empower communities.

Speakers

  • Alyson Campbell (Associate Professor in Theatre, VCA) and Stephen Farrier (Reader in Performance, Central) have worked for a number of years on building queer performance scholarship, including their edited collection, Queer Dramaturgies (Palgrave).

    Creative/Cast credits

    Writer: Lachlan Philpott

    Director: Alyson Campbell

    Composer/Dramaturg: Meta Cohen

    Cast: BA (Hons) Acting CDT (Collaborative and Devised Theatre) and BA (Hons) Theatre Practice, The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, London

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