Born from the strange socio-political moment we’re living in, VERY NICE POT PLANTS TO PURIFY THE AIR AND ENRICH YOUR LIFE (henceforth referred to as POT PLANTS) is an absurd, psychedelic comedy about connection and interdependence. Join a few humans and many living pot plants on a wild ride back in time to the days of disco, free love and booty shorts. Here you’ll meet Anne, a scientist trying to prove plants can talk. With lots of big hair and irreverent dance numbers, you won’t want to miss this new Australian work from emerging, already award-winning makers.
POT PLANTS marks the first collaboration between current VCA Master of Theatre (Directing) students and theatre makers Karla Livingstone-Pardy and Zachary Sheridan. Karla is a writer and director from Melbourne who was the recipient of the Melbourne Fringe Best Emerging Writer Award 2018 and the Robert MacDonald MTC Professional Development Award 2017. Zach is an emerging theatre-maker from Adelaide and a graduate of WAAPA. In 2019, he was the recipient of Best Play as part of WAYTCo’s 24 Hour Play Generator, the South Australian State Theatre Company and Flinders University Young Playwrights’ Award, and The Blue Room Theatre Judges’ Award.
“We wanted to make a work that reflected the uncanniness of most of this year. That proved to be quite depressing so we made a show about disco and pot plants.” – Karla Livingstone-Pardy