We Get It
by Elbow Room
Directors Marcel Dorney, Emily Tomlins Written by Marcel Dorney, Rachel Perks Creative Consultants Tanya Dickson, Daniel Evans Production Designer House of Vnholy Costume Designers Chloe Greaves, Zoe Rouse Lighting Designer Kris Chainey Movement Director Helen Duncan Composer Josh Hodge Assistant Director Sarah McCormick Production Manager/Stage Manager Julia Truong Assistant Stage Manager Kat Timms Producer Dean Cartmel Cast & Co-Creatives include Tamiah Bantum, Amy Ingram, Kasia Kaczmarek, Maurial Spearim, Sonya Suares and Emily Tomlins
“In the end, my dear, you will understand your greatest role – or, rather, why it is that you can never play it.”
For thousands of years, they’ve haunted our stages. From our childhood, they’ve stalked through our dreams, tears in their eyes and blood on their teeth. Beautiful, monstrous, they challenge and taunt us to explore the limits of experience; they dare us to walk in their footsteps, to speak in their voices.
Now that sexism is a thing of the past and we’re all equal, it’s time to take a fond look back at the great heroines of classic theatre. And what better way to celebrate their legacy than by pitching them against one another in a viciously entertaining battle royale? How can that be wrong?
Elbow Room turn gender anxiety on its head in a witty and playful evening that promises to ask only one serious question: have there ever been women in theatre?
Elbow Room are a contemporary performance ensemble based in Melbourne. Since 2008, their distinctive combination of intellectual curiosity and performative wit has garnered critical acclaim, sell-out seasons in several cities, and multiple re-presentations by festivals around Australia.
Their awards include two Green Room Awards for Best Ensemble and Best Director (Independent) and Best Performance at the Melbourne Fringe Festival, for After All This (2011) and Prehistoric (2014). Their most recent creation, the queer sci-fi epic The Motion of Light in Water, was commissioned by HotHouse Theatre and co-presented by Theatre Works, and will be presented by La Boite Indie in November 2015.
Performance Date: 9-19 July 2015
Performance Running Time: Approximately 1 hour and 40 minutes, without an interval.
“‘We Get It’ is a passionate, smart and surprisingly raw attack on a society in which inequalities of sex, race and class structure almost every aspect of our lives......It’s political theatre at its best.”
— Alison Croggon, ABC Arts
“slickly funny and whip smart....We Get It asks questions nobody else is asking on stage.”
— Byron Bache, Herald Sun
“We Get It is brilliantly subversive and entertaining”
— Cameron Woodhead, Sydney Morning Herald