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When:

Tue 25 Sep 2012, 8:00pm–9:00pm
Wed 26 Sep 2012, 8:00pm–9:00pm
Thu 27 Sep 2012, 8:00pm–9:00pm
Fri 28 Sep 2012, 8:00pm–9:00pm
Sat 29 Sep 2012, 8:00pm–9:00pm

Where: Theatre Works, 14 Acland Street, St Kilda East, Victoria

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Adult: $0.00
  • Additional fees may apply

Listed by: pressrelease

Theatre Works presents the Victorian premiere of Nicola Gunn’s Hello My Name Is, a participatory performance about getting up close and personal with strangers.

Set in a room called the “Community Centre”, the audience are cast as volunteers. Their mission: to build a community.

With no two shows exactly alike, this will be a theatrical experience where the audience is immersed in the action. As the performance unravels the complexities and mysteries of everyday life, viewers are asked to rethink the way they connect with strangers.

Hello My Name Is looks at some of the most mundane features of social interaction and turns them into thought provoking snippets of everyday life. Nicola introduces us to various characters and shares anecdotes drawn from her own experiences to question what we value and what they say about who we are.

The construction of the community centre will unfold over the season with the building commencing during the first performance and concluding on the last. Audience members will not be forced into the spotlight – but you just might not be able to resist a game of table tennis.

Nicola Gunn is a Melbourne based performance artist and theatre-maker interested in exploring the fragility of the human condition. As a solo artist Nicola has toured work nationally and internationally to critical acclaim. In 2011 she was nominated for The Stage magazine award at the Edinburgh Fringe for Best Solo Performer and won a Green Room Award for Conceptual Realisation in 2012.

Creative Producer of Theatre Works, Daniel Clarke, says “I think Nicola is one of Australia’s most interesting artists; her work defies genres and we are proud to support Nicola again in this new work. It is our aim to support Australia’s most visionary artists and Nicola is certainly one of those.”