About World Problems
‘I remember Pussy Riot, and Treaty. I remember the history books I started and never finished. I remember the beetles that wouldn’t stop breeding. The knocks on the door after midnight. The loss of the arctic. The death of George Clooney…’
Written and performed across Melbourne and Amsterdam by multi-award winning artist Emma Mary Hall, World Problems is a funny and poetic reflection of our monolithic, interconnected world. Inspired by the German pop-historian Oswald Spengler, the feminist theorist Donna Haraway, and the multi-million-billion-trillion lifeforms living and dying together in our biosphere.
Emma is an actor, writer and theatre-maker from Adelaide, now based in Melbourne. She has written, performed and toured two award-winning and critically acclaimed solo works: We May Have to Choose (2015) and Ode to Man (2017), both directed by Prue Clark. We May Have to Choose was nominated for eight theatre awards and won five, including the Melbourne Festival Discovery Award and Best Theatre award at Auckland Fringe. It has most recently appeared at the Asociación Cultural Peruano Británica in Lima, Peru. Ode to Man received the Best Emerging Writer award and a nomination for Best Performance at 2017 Melbourne Fringe, and recently appeared at 2018 Brisbane Festival.
This season is supported by the City of Melbourne Arts Grants Program.