What’s the central premise of your show? GUAU! is an interactive physical comedy about the hilarious consequences of society’s constraints on an offbeat queer idiot with a stupid inclination towards pop music. I introduce my adorable yet embarrassing alter ego, a passionate maladjusted twit with an idealistic outlook trying to fit in a world full of conventions.
How does your show play with convention? GUAU! uses gender binary as a metaphor of society’s conventions that constraint the freedom of this character, eager to express themselves and at the same time, please a world that is not ready to accept their singularity.
What does your show say about society today? GUAU! says that society today still has plenty of conventions and models to follow and it’s expected that everyone fits in. Consumerism and social media impose a false sense of freedom and belonging that in reality is constraining and limiting the freedom of expression of the individual. For me, the gender binary is the best example of society’s need to classify, which starts from a very early age.
Where do you plan to take your show after Melbourne Fringe? This is my first solo show where I consolidate my practices – circus, clown, corporeal mime, and Lecoq-based devising, into a new form. I intend to tour the festival circuit in Australia and in Barcelona, Spain, where I also have a strong artistic network.
Who/what are your biggest influences? Some of my references and inspiration for this show are James Thierrée and Trygve Wakenshaw, as well as pop culture stars like Rihanna, Kanye West and Adam Levine.