What’s the central premise of your show?
The gods have been made redundant in this first-world, selfie-obsessed society. Therefore, a crisis meeting has taken place in the heavens and one goddess has been sent down from the heavens with the mission to regain control over the fates and destinies of the modern-day first world mortals.
What does your show say about society today?
Tragedy! (a new comedy) comments on first world society’s apathy and affluence; that we have really lost sight of what is important and social media, technology and influences/ers have taken over our authentic experience and truthful interaction with life and those around us.
Where do you plan to take your show after Melbourne Fringe?
Tragedy! (a new comedy) is set for an independent season in Brisbane after Rouge Theatre Co. producer, Grace Elizabeth, was keen to stage a coproduction of the show in the River City.
Would you rather be able to read minds or fly? Explain.
Fly! Definitely fly! Being able to read minds would be freaky and detract from authentic connection and trust. Plus, how much money would you save on flights! And you could go wherever you want whenever you want!
If your show was a flavour, what would it be and why?
Rainbow Paddle Pop. Because it’s a show for everyone and a rainbow Paddle Pop celebrates all the colours of the rainbow; so diverse, unique and differing in shades but, at the end of the lick, it’s one flavour… caramel. We’re all the same and we all belong.
Tragedy! (a new comedy) comes to the Melba Spigeltent from Wednesday September 25 to Saturday September 28. Tix start at $20 from the Fringe website.