Presented by: inFlux and Theatre Works
Two sisters prepare themselves for society.
one punch at a time.
Animal is a dark horror, a minute tale of epic proportions. In a remote town, two sisters hover on the edge of society. Dominated by their destructive mother and muted by the secret of a father not long buried, they begin a relentless quest to prepare for the predators circling outside.
Through heightened physicality and visceral splendor, Animal explores the circumstance we are born into, the cycle of violence and examines how these deeply imbedded patterns can change or be broken.
Developed by theatre makers Susie Dee, Kate Sherman and Nicci Wilks, Animal looks at what we don’t like to see, or perhaps choose to ignore, and asks the question: how do women respond to a world that celebrates the brutishness of men?
‘Director Susie Dee should be commended for shaping such vivid performances’ – Cameron Woodhead, The Age on Patricia Cornelius’ Shit
‘It’s not often in the theatre that you suddenly realise you are in the presence of creative genius’ – Geoffrey Williams, Stage Whispers on The Long Pigs by Dee and Wilks
Created by: Susie Dee, Kate Sherman & Nicci Wilks
Director: Susie Dee
Composer: Kelly Ryall
Designer: Marg Horwell
Lighting Designer: Andy Turner
Text: Angus Cerini
Producer: Adam Fawcett
Production Manager/Stage Manager: Carmel Duffy
Date: 17 Nov 2016 – 27 Nov 2016
Time: Thu to Sat 8pm plus Wed 23 Nov 8pm & Sundays at 5pm
Preview: Thu 17 Nov at 8pm
Price: $35 Full / $26 Conc, Under 30, Groups 8+ /$20 Preview
[plus $2.50 booking fee per ticket]
Duration: 50 minutes
Warnings: Full frontal nudity, adult concepts, violence, onstage smoke effects and loud music/ sound effects. Recommended for audience 16+ years.
Animal is presented in association with Theatre Works as part of their 2016 Selected Works program.
This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body.
Animal is supported by the Victorian Government through Creative Victoria.
Animal is supported by Creative Partnerships Australia through MATCH.
Animal is supported by Circus Oz through its Sidesault program.
Animal is auspiced by Auspicious Arts Projects Inc.