THE IRRESISITIBLE by Adriane Daff, Zoe Pepper & Tim Watts

The Irresistible is a fascinating, troubling work that delves deeply into what it means to explore truth and perspective. The work emerged through long-form devising exploring the subconscious – and remains concerned with the invisible and often insidious nature of unconscious bias in our lives. The Irresistible is a darkly comic sci-fi thriller which twists and turns in a Lynchian abandon. But the work is more than an exploration of genre or an explosion of form, with its potential doublings and inter-personal concerns, it delves into gender politics and the incredible strength of the biases that underpin it.

- John Kachoyan

AUSTRALIAN REALNESS by Zoey Dawson

Australian Realness is both a progression and an evolution of her previous concerns – insightful, anxious, weird and clever.

- John Kachoyan

 

FEATURES OF BLOWN YOUTH by Raimondo Cortese

Raimondo Cortese’s play Features of Blown Youth explores the diffidence and dislocation of a generation falling out of the rationalist capitalism of the 80’s and into the cynicism and distrust of the early 90’s. It eerily parallels the tone, content and concerns of the In-yer-face theatre taking Britain by storm at the same time – and I think that’s gone un-noted until now. It is nominally about the dynamics of young people interacting in a shared household in the inner city – but at its heart about systems of thought, personal identify and the perhaps bleak attempts at connection we all make. Ultimately this is a work deserving of rediscovery and re-examination, it is a brilliant, searching, often stark but ultimately honest snapshot of a city and time under-represented on our stages.

- John Kachoyan