Spit it out. Sink your teeth in. Or suck it up.
It’s the night of the election and two people’s lives are about to change forever. Michael is in a million-dollar house in Thornbury, Dana is a million miles away from home in Spain. They tried to talk about it, they tried to do something, but somehow the words just got in the way.
To speak and not to speak about anything at all is nothing out of the ordinary, especially for a politician.
We need it to survive. It also creates wars.
An experimental performance by The DIG Collective about difficult conversations, the experience of an island and two bodies on stage.
Michael Fee and Dana McMillan
Emma Adinolfi after Arjuna Benson and Athan Vadiakas
Access Officer and Audio Describer
Audio Description Technician
Michael Kelly from MAK-TRACK Audio
Jean Tong and Casey Gould
Front of House
Anywhere Festival, Frankston 2015
Melbourne Fringe Festival, Metanoia Theatre @ The Mechanics Institute, Brunswick 2015
FCAC Call to Create Program, Footscray Community Arts Centre 2016
Performance Studies International Conference (PSI2016), University of Melbourne Guild Theatre 2016. (An excerpt)
Interview with Richard Watts on Triple R’s SmartArts: http://ondemand.rrr.org.au/grid/20160512103731 (Interview from 1:38:00) – Featuring director Alex Talamo and performer Dana McMillan
Interview on SYN’s Art Smitten – Focus on sound design and access with Tim Sneddon and Joshua Lynzaat
“(with an) Orwellian soundtrack and dialogue and two performers one could not take one’s eyes off of, this was a mesmerizing night at the theatre… thought provoking, funny and insightful” – MINT Magazine
“…living up to their reputation as experimental and innovative, (The DIG Collective) present an entertaining show – tightly scripted and acted” – Up The Creek with a pen…
“(The DIG Collective) is unlike any other theatre company in Melbourne” – Immanent Disasters
“Superb performances, great set and direction. And politics that doesn’t preach or bore!! What more could you want in Fringe (or any) show. Don’t miss the opportunity to see this wonderful piece of theatre. Gosh, I haven’t been this excited about a piece of theatre in ages! Keep it coming DIG!”
“Great work tonight Alex Talamo and cast! Really enjoyed all the thought provoking issues pulled together into a bit of a politically challenging gem… Oh and the plane prop, wheel and was it a turntable(?) – mesmerising!”
“My only Fringe Show this year! So thrilled to have seen these wonderful artists develop from strength to strength over this last year. Support this work!!”