Briannah Davis is the Creative Producer of Salome δ a new work that is part of The Blue Room Theatre’s Summer Nights Program. We caught up with them ahead of the show to find out what it’s all about.
What is your show about?
Visit the internal monologue of bodies that are home to chronic illness. This 50 minute “dance of the veils” unravels what life’s like for performer Andrew Sutherland living HIV+ and performer Olivia Hendry recovering from Anorexia. Not for the faint of heart, this show is raw with stories at once heartbreaking, glorious, disgusting, and hilarious.
Favourite part of the show, no spoilers!
The performers are connected for the entirety of the show by 4m of fabric, joining their torso’s together. Watching how they navigate this through a work that is highly physical is not only impressive but really entertaining. The regal inspired costumes are designer by indie-upcycle fashion designer Declan Macphail (Object house) and is their first time collaborating with theatre artists which has been a really exciting process.
How important is the Summer Nights program to the Perth Theatre scene?
It is the lifeblood of independent theatre in Perth, a home for performers to be supported through their exploration and professional experimentation. Want to see what makes Perth’s creative theatre-heart beat? Summer Nights is your one stop shop.
Apart from your show, what other Summer Nights shows would you recommend?
Our jack of all trade’s director Joe Paradise Lui is getting all singing all dancing in The Ugly Feb 8th – 12th
And resident poet, Andrew Sutherland has directed and devised the devine Mother of Compost Feb 4th – 12th
Describe your show in 3 words:
Explosive, Raw, Intoxicating
You can check out Salome δ at The Blue Room Theatre until 5th February 2022. TICKETS
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