Presented as part of Critical Mass (Melbourne Fringe 2018)
Intimacy is dead, and we’re partying with its corpse
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“It’s about connection. Connection in all its forms: between people, friends, lovers, electricity cords & sockets, all getting close. Trying to get closer.”
Intimacy is dead, and we’re partying with its corpse.
The award-winning Intoxication returns to Melbourne Fringe 2018, after acclaimed seasons at Melbourne Fringe 2017, Critical Animals in Newcastle, Bondi Feast and Adelaide Fringe 2018!
Intoxication is a post-dramatic patchwork about queer millennial anxiety; exploring how the intense fear of being alone rules modern society, and how one person’s loneliness is symptomatic of everyone’s problem. Inspired by the work of sociologist Brené Brown, Intoxication weaves together concepts of vulnerability and shame with Christopher’s personal experience of a brain injury and amnesia, and the overall anxiety of being queer in the technological age.
First performed as a full production in the 2016 Midsumma festival, the show was reworked and rewritten as a monologue, inspired after Christopher met Kate Mulvany and worked with Gob Squad during their visit to Melbourne in 2016. This shorter version debuted in 2017 at Canberra’s You Are Here experimental arts festival.
DIRECTED BY: Emma Palackic
WRITTEN AND PERFORMED BY: Christopher Bryant
PRODUCED BY: Morgan Little
Image credit: Sarah Walker
Warning: Contains strong coarse language, adult themes
9pm, Tues 25 Sept
9pm, Wed 26 Sept
9pm, Thurs 27 Sept
9pm, Fri 28 Sept
9pm, Sat 29 Sept
Full $20, Conc $14.50
Group 6+ $15