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
A farewell to men in 14 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.
★★★★★ "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, her writing not only rich and cleverly structured, but her spoken words spill out and fill the room... 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
"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 About Town | 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 making it stirring and powerful piece." Carina Mancinone | Weekend Notes, Perth 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
Development showing at 2016 Gertrude St Projection Festival
Melbourne International Comedy Festival
29 March - 9 April 2017 | Aeso Studio, 83 Brunswick St, Fitzroy
Blue Room Development Season
18 April - 6 May 2017 | Blue Room Theatre, Northbridge WA 6003
Listen to Emma chatting about the work to Radio Adelaide.
Read interviews about the work in Beat Magazine and The Adelaide Review.