Theatre Works Program

Hello my name is

Hello my name is

Date: 18 Sep 2012 - 29 Sep 2012
Time: Tue to Sat 8pm, Sun 5pm, Sat matinees at 2pm
Preview: Tue 18 September $15 tickets [plus booking fee]
Price: $28 full / $20 conc, groups 10+, matinees / $15 preview & Tues [plus booking fee]

Hello my name is is a project that combines a live performance with a companion online documentation and exchange project. The performance uses subtle humour, vulnerability and sophistication to subvert the simple idea of a conversation in a community centre by creating a different kind of experience for the audience: more active, more complex. The performed conversation will transform into something intricate, sublime and unexpected: transforming the world as it is, to the world as it could be. This new work asks essential questions about what we value and what that says about who we are and how we are. It's also a work about taking risks and changing careers.

"I am interested in making a participatory work where the audience feel they are a part of something without performing," Gunn explains. "Like contributing to building the community centre through the website. The community centre can be remade and relocated anywhere in complicité with its host community/presenter to create a series of palimpsest performances that are unique to each place and archived via the website. It is an invitation to create your own version of utopia."

This project has been supported by the City of Port Phillip through the Cultural Development Fund

Duration: 80 mins / No interval
STRICT LOCKOUT OUT POLICY: no latecomers will be admitted into the theatre once the performance has commenced.

Warnings: Nudity - not appropriate for under 16yrs, coarse language

Images: Pier Carthew

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Theatre Works respectfully acknowledges the Yalukit Willam Clan of the Boon Wurrung who are the traditional custodians of this land. We pay our respect to their Elders, both past and present. We acknowledge and uphold their continuing relationship to this land and extend that respect to other Indigenous Australians who join us at Theatre Works.