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KillJoy at Melbourne Fringe
September 25, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - September 30, 2017 @ 10:45 pm UTC+10
We are the kill-joys your ex-boyfriend warned you about, destroying unrealistic expectations one smile at a time. Enter an explosion of sequins, circus and irreverence backed up by an all-star live band. KillJoy dances with truth and fantasy, politics and reality, sexuality and secrets. Come join the evolution!
With a cast comprised of infamous Melbourne feminists, performance artists and one neuroscientist – KillJoy is the long-awaited collaboration of hearts and minds of Cat Scobie, Mahla Bird and Amy Broomstick (Bam Bam). Through exchange of personal stories – our secrets of survival – Killjoy invites audiences behind the curtain to interrogate the power dynamic at play in questions of objectification, possession, violence, freedom, redemption, and responsibility; and to share in the secret stories that unite us through them.
The stellar live band for KillJoy is made up of Jade Stevens (Erin Will Be Mad), Rin McArdle (RIN, Adelaide) and Zak Pidd (Sex On Toast, Dog Child, DJ Lovely Clear Water).
Monday 25th – 7:30pm: TBC
Tuesday 26th – 9:45pm: Sista Zai
Wednesday 27th – 9:45pm Jen Der
Thursday 28th – 9:45pm: Mama Alto
Friday 29th – 9:45pm: Beni Lola & Fipe Preuss
Saturday 30th – 9:45pm: Anna Lumb
As the cracks in the traditional conception of femininity are pried open, we find the threads of solidarity that connect us in our difference. Above all, KillJoy is a manifesto of the richness, the complexity, and the humanity of the feminine persona. As complex as can be told by only 3 queer women, KillJoy is an investigation of entitlement and power, a claiming of space, and an unapologetic call to arms.
KillJoy is supported by Women’s Circus through their ‘Still I Rise’ Artist Development Residency Program.
Warning: Contains strobe lighting, haze effects, partial nudity, course language, adult themes, themes of misogyny, and violence against women
Accessibility: The Melba Spiegeltent has wheelchair access. KillJoy has a 50% visual rating and will have AUSLAN interpreting on Wednesday 27th September.