The DIG Collective | DiG: A comedy about misery
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  • The Dig Collective in costume with buckets, watching Michael open an old leather bag
  • The Dig Collective in costumes and white make up with black eyes, posing with buckets.
  • David, Dana and Josh staring at Tim who is wearing buckets like a suit of armour
  • David pointing at Michael who is looking at the audience, holding a shovell over his shoulder
  • David, Amy and Josh passing buckets to echother in foreground, Michael in background
  • Michael standing in a spotlight holding a hat
  • Josh in red polka dot overalls kissing a bucket
  • Michael standing behind Josh with his hand over Josh's face.

DiG: A comedy about misery


Lets dig! Dig until we find the answer! Dig until we remember the question! Dig until we make it out again! Or until we can’t dig any more…

A highly physical, devised work about bucket throwing, banana eating and Coco Pops falling from the sky. Inspired by Argentinean writer, Julio Cortázar, who is known for his incredible ability to tell stories that are “beyond the space and time of linear thought,” DiG explores an image of social dysfunction through obsession, consumption, fetish, grief and disconnection with reality. Borrowing from the structure of Cortázar’s work the performance offers two correlating narratives: the world of the performance that we know and take for granted, and the absurd version that shows its impossible and ridiculous nature.

Director

Alex Talamo

Performers

Grace Cummings, Michael Fee, David Harris, Joshua Lynzaat, Dana McMillan & Tim Sneddon

Sound

Zoe Meagher and Alex Talamo

Seasons

Melbourne Fringe Festival, Fringe Hub 2012

Winner: University of Melbourne Theatre Board Devising Award

Repeat performances at Harvest Festival, Revolt Art Space, MUST gala and White Night Festival 2013 & 2014

Short and Sweet Festival, Chapel off Chapel 2011

Winner: Best Production and The People’s Choice Award

Reviews

Aussie Theatre

Same Same

TimeOut

Farrago

Quotes

“I loved the piece – the real stand out for the evening – I can still ‘see’ it in my memory.”

-Mark Crees, General Manager, Theatre Works

“Gold…fantastic committed performances…absurd, funny, gorgeous…”

-One of the judges (uncredited) from Short and Sweet Melbourne 2011

“Zombie vaudeville with an anarchic vibe… in the direction of Black Lung”

-Cameron Woodhead