Photo by Pier Carthew
"I remember pussy riot, and Treaty. I remember the history books I started and never finished. I remember the uniforms we wore that were simple and affordable and ethically made. I remember the definition of 'ethically made' kept shifting. I remember the beetles that wouldn't stop breeding. The knocks on the door after midnight. The loss of the arctic. The death of George Clooney..."
Written, performed and directed by Emma Mary Hall
Melbourne season team:
Produced by Asha Bee Abraham
Stage Management by Piper Huynh
Set Design by Fleur Dean
Sound Design by SS.Sebastian
Lighting Design by Rachel Lee
Dramaturg and Workshop Support by Prue Clark
12-24 March 2019*
(opening night 14 March 2019)
Book tickets here.
**Weekend performances include a 30-60 minute post-show workshop and/or discussion – please see venue website for more information.
World Problems is a somewhat-funny, slightly bizarre, reflection on our monolithic world. Inspired by the German pop-historian Oswald Spengler, the feminist theorist Donna Haraway, and the multi-million-billion-trillion lifeforms living and dying together in our biosphere.
An early development season of World Problems was held in Amsterdam on 31 August and 1 September 2018.
Developed with the support of Cultureland Residency and Theatre Oostblok in the Netherlands, and Darebin Arts Centre and City of Melbourne in Australia.
Read more about the project in Amsterdam Alternative and on the FortyFive Downstairs website.
Amsterdam season team:
Direction Mark Wilson
Mentor Susie Dee
Composition Jasna Veličković
Scenography Sarah Nixon
Early developments directed by Olivia Monticciolo.
BOOKS WE ARE READING:
Staying with the Trouble: Making Kin in the Chthulucene (2016) by Donna Haraway
Hyperobjects: Philosophy and Ecology After the End of the World (2013) by Timothy Morton
This Changes Everything (2014) by Naomi Klein