In a world of information the audience has forgotten how to ask questions, but if they don’t start asking questions soon, it’ll be too late for a show that’s all about doing something. Do anything. Run.
With the rise of the individual comes the breaking down of communities. And we’re about to witness just how far that breakdown can travel as Running Man threatens to burst out of the walls of the theatre. The performance centres around a real-time action; someone running on the spot for the entire duration of the performance. In vignette form, the ensemble grapple with a series of physical tasks designed to test their skills as performers in the spotlight.
It’s a piece that explores being together and not knowing how to be together; a performance of taking action, doing action, and succumbing to action, and, simply, a work about running.
Michael Fee, David Harris, Joshua Lynzaat, Dana McMillan, Isabella Vadiveloo
Alisa Tanaka-King and Alex Talamo
Jack Richardson and Alex Talamo
Development Showing, Tower Theatre, Coopers Malthouse 2014