rogue projects presents
by katie pollock
19 - 29 JULY | EXPLOSIVES FACTORY | AT THEATRE WORKS
by katie pollock
Part takedown of capitalism, part wannabe dancing dildo musical, this one-woman play is a celebration of resilience, humour … and sex toys! Through an intricate web of objects and a drive for community and connection, the members of Facebook group Rough Trade Sydney are giving the giant middle finger to capitalism, with trades that are funny, sexy, strange and touching.
Inspired by these true stories, playwright Katie Pollock peels back the layers to reveal a character for whom life has taken a series of wrong turns, leaving her in a place where she is dependent on this internet community for her very survival.
A thrilling (and sometimes terrifying) examination of the ways capitalism and the patriarchy fail us, and the precarious position all women risk finding themselves in, Rough Trade is ultimately a story of hope in challenging times.
Ages 15+ (Rated M)
The production contains some coarse language, discussion of violence, and adult themes.
DATES + TIMES
Wed 19 July 7:30pm
Thu 20 July 7:30pm
Fri 21 July 7:30pm
Sat 22 July 7:30pm
Tue 25 July 7:30pm
Wed 26 July 7:30pm
Thu 27 July 7:30pm
Fri 28 July 7:30pm
Sat 29 July 7:30pm
This show is a lock-out performance. No latecomers will be admitted. Please arrive at least 15 minutes early to ensure you don't miss out.
Refunds will not be issued to latecomers.
20 at $20**
*Seniors, Student, MEAA, Health Care and Low Income card holders
**Limited to 20 tickets per performance
MEET THE ARTIST -
Katie is an award-winning playwright and writer for screen. Her plays for theatre include: Normal, The Becoming, The Hansard Monologues (Age of Entitlement), Blue Italian/Nil by Sea, The Hansard Monologues (A Matter of Public Importance), The Blue Angel Hotel, A Quiet Night In Rangoon, A Girl Called Red, and numerous short works, including for The Curve, produced by Critical Stages Touring. Katie also works as a dramaturg, senior editor and producer and is a co-director of The Wallace Co-op theatre collective. Rough Trade, Normal and The Curve are published by Currency Press. Other plays are available at Australian Plays Transform. See: katiepollock.com