Ode To Man
Written and performed by Emma Hall | Direction and Dramaturgy by Prue Clark
Projection and Animation by Lindsay Cox | Sound design by Chris Wenn
Set Design by Ruby Smedley | Costume Design by Nicola Gunn
Mentored by Bagryana Popov
WINNER - Best Emerging Writer, Melbourne Fringe Festival 2017
NOMINEE - Best Performance, Melbourne Fringe Festival 2017
11-15 Sep 2018 | Brisbane Festival | The Loft Theatre Republic - The Loft
15 - 22 Sep 2017 | Melbourne Fringe Festival | The Warehouse, Fringe Hub
18 April - 6 May 2017 | Blue Room Theatre | Northbridge WA 6003
29 March - 9 April 2017 | Melbourne International Comedy Festival | Aeso Studio, 83 Brunswick St, Fitzroy
★★★★★ "Wonderful... poignant... sharp" - Will Erskine | MICF Funny Tonne | full review
★★★★ "Engrossing and unsettling... (the projection) is extraordinarily executed and thrilling." - David Zampatti | The West Australian | full review
★★★✰"Hall shines in the spectacular delivery of her thoughts... More than a tribute to misguided relationships or personal angst, this is an engrossing poetic performance...Funny, informative and provocative, Ode to Man... celebrates both men generally and the genius of the particular woman behind this work." - Neridah Dickinson | Artshub | full review
"I’ll be damned if I can recall a more creatively executed... focussed one-person show... a rich tapestry: part stand-up, part history lesson, part lamentation, part primal scream... highly ambitious, excellently executed, and fearless" Rhys Tarling | Perth Arts Live | full review
"A powerful piece of performance theatre that challenges what masculinity was, is and should be and what it takes to be a 'real' man... a standout performance in this original, stirring work" - MICF 2017, Myron My | My Melbourne Arts | full review
"Philosophically abundant." - Tom Parker | Beat Magazine | full review
"stylish and impeccable techno-art, sharp and twisted theatrical variety.. a perfectly crafted essay..." Donna Robson | Weekend Notes, Melbourne | full review
"Engrossing... enthralling.... (Ode to Man) will linger on your mind long after the show ends... a stirring and powerful piece." Carina Mancinone | Weekend Notes, Perth full review
"A fascinating rumination on masculine ideals.... both sympathetic and a stinging rebuke" Lloyd Marken | Scenestre full review
"Provocative, funny and highly entertaining" - Aruga Citizen Review | full review
A farewell to men in 15 chapters. Ode to Man blends storytelling, poetry and projected animation to critique our economic ambitions and romantic futures in a world where women dare dream to have it all.
Watch the trailer.
Listen to Emma chatting about the work to Radio Adelaide.
Read interviews about the work in Mumble Theatre, The Sydney Morning Herald/The Age, The West Australian, My Melbourne Arts, Beat Magazine and The Adelaide Review.
Development showing at 2016 Gertrude St Projection Festival