Written and directed by Kamarra Bell-Wykes, Whose Gonna Love 'Em? I am that i AM is a post-traumatic performance thesis, winning the 2021 Patrick White Playwriting Award.
Starring Maggie Church-Kopp, Corey Saylor-Brunskill, and Maurial Spearim, accompanied by a live improvisational score by smallsound, Whose Gonna Love 'Em? I am that i AM is an absurd group therapy session held somewhere in the deepest cells of the collective mind and the colonised heart.
ABOUT A DAYLIGHT CONNECTION
Based in Naarm (Melbourne) A DAYLIGHT CONNECTION is a motley crew of innovative and visionary theatre-makers, reimagining what First Nations theatre can be.
Formed in 2022, we are an explosive union of equally weird and talented artists, dedicated to making kick-arse art rigorously and safely, hell-bent on taking our unique brand of post-traumatic adventure theatre to Australia and the world.
Our collective encompasses almost all creative and design roles from including, dramaturgy, devising, directing, choreography, performance, set and sound design, making for a dynamic, holistic and self-sustaining team.
55mins (no interval)
November 22nd, 2023
December 3rd, 2023
Ground floor of The Malthouse is accessible by wheelchair (enter via the ramp near the Box Office). The Merlyn and Beckett Theatre, MALT Kitchen & Pantry, Box Office, Bar and bathrooms are all located on the ground floor.
GETTING TO THE VENUE The historic Malthouse Theatre is located in the heart of the Melbourne Arts Precinct at 113 Sturt Street, Southbank.
BY TRAM: The No. 1 South Melbourne tram goes right past our door. Get off at Stop 18. Any tram down St Kilda Road—jump off at Grant Street, Stop 17 and take a 3-minute walk.
BY TRAIN: Any train to Flinders Street, then a 12-minute stroll through Melbourne’s sparkling Arts Precinct.
BY BIKE: Secure your bike to one of the many racks outside the foyer.
BY CAR: Limited on-street parking is available on Grant Street, Sturt Street and Dodds Streets. Two disabled parking spaces are just outside The Malthouse entrance on Sturt Street.
"This is a piece that insists on being experiences in a room of people - that could only exist on stage... The words are written to be spoken aloud, almost as a ritual, offering the hope of collective truth-telling, collective healing. Kamarra's voice rings out, powerful and distinct." - Polly Rowe (Sydney Theatre Company Literary Manager)
WRITER AND DIRECTOR: KAMARRA BELL-WYKES
SOUND & PRODUCTION DESIGN: SMALLSOUND
CAST: MAGGIE CHURCH-KOPP, COREY SAYLOR-BRUNSKILL & MAURIAL SPEARIM
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