RARE CONTEMPORARY SURREALIST PLAY
GEESE is a rare example of surrealist influence in contemporary play writing and structure. You can see a snippit of it used as an example of surrealism in Peter Capaldi's "Exploring the Surreal with Peter Capaldi".
While the influences of Surrealism are clearly evident, the play departs heavily with a political though dreamlike narrative told through sculpting, visual art, dramatic character studies, dance and music.
The play is an Australian cultural allegory of a mindset that began with revolt in the sixties and ended with intellectual death at the time of the Bali bombing. The fragmentation of idealism into a kind of suicide is explored through the meeting of a young girl, Anais, with what is left of Simon Weigl at a railway station. She is more than a stranger; more than some angel of death.
The geese that lived around the station, the train and the eerie connection with the last moments of the aging Weigl all merge into a screaming moment that will echo around the girl for the next ten years.
GEESE, inspired by Antonin Artaud, is a contemporary fantasia utilizing Balinese Dance, Butoh, new music, poetic text and drama. The events and characters portrayed are not so far removed from actual events but will seem totally alien to most Australians today.
Click HERE to read sample text from GEESE.
Produce this play or develop a workshop experience
To produce this work, simply get in touch with JoeW@shadowhousepitswrite.com
DATE AND TIME:
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It would be FREE for workshops or educational purposes.
If there is a door price, the fee would be $80 Aus per performance for community and amateur productions.
Professional productions would incur a 10% of gross box office takings as a royalty.
I look forward to hearing from you.