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The Natural Disaster

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The Natural Disaster

A contemporary adaptation of the first Surrealist text, Apollinaire’s 1903 play ‘The Breasts of Tiresias’. This staggeringly funny, headlong odyssey of feminism and pacifism from MKA + Doppelgangster – world leaders in iconoclastic, political performance – drag Appollinaire’s drama of power and patriarchy into the 21st Century. The play is a subversive and political queer comedy that inverts Greek myth to tell the story of Therese – a woman who leaves her husband, changes her sex, and takes over the world.

DEVELOPMENT

Playtime aims to identify, support and develop new talent and get queer issues out there for mainstream audiences to consider and enjoy. The LGBTQIA+ community is diverse, exciting and full of stories and ideas that deserve to be heard on the stages of performing arts venues throughout the country.
From an open call for applications four plays have been selected to participate in the staged readings. One work will be selected by an industry panel and audience feedback to go on to receive support and development to become a full scale work and be presented at Midsumma 2019.

CREDITS

Writing TOBIAS MANDERSON GALVIN
Dramaturgy KERITH MANDERSON-GALVIN & DR TOM PAYNE

Initially developed with support from GASWORKS ARTS as part of the PLAYTIME initiative.

DEVELOPMENT

Playtime (Melbourne)
Gasworks Arts
Midsumma Festival
Jan 2018