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Doors Open - Bryan Smith with Shane Tonks


Wed 4 Feb 2015, 5:00pm–10:30pm
Thu 5 Feb 2015, 5:00pm–10:30pm
Fri 6 Feb 2015, 5:00pm–10:30pm
Sat 7 Feb 2015, 5:00pm–10:30pm

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

Restrictions: 15+

Ticket Information:

  • Full: $23.00
  • Concession: $18.00
  • Group 10+: $17.00
  • Double Bill - Full: $40.00
  • Double Bill - Concession: $30.00
  • Additional fees may apply

Listed by: admin243

What we reveal and what we conceal are negotiated on a daily basis – sitting on a tram, walking into a meeting, waiting to cross the road.

With Shane Tonks (aka Barbra Quicksand), Bryan Smith presents a programme of new works examining how the body speaks, is spoken to or spoken about.

Double bill tickets available - see doors open & bad Adam/Pony for $40/$30

How does a young boy confronted by thugs on a bridge, alter his body language in order to conceal aspects of himself which could attract unwanted attention, ridicule or possibly even violence? How does this influence the choices he makes as he moves forward in his life? In Myselves, the first work on the programme Smith uses the pedestrian movements of his personal history (sitting, standing and walking) to examine masked and unmasked identity.

Frankston Line begins with a meditation on the higher incidence of self-harm amongst LGBTIQ people who continue to encounter homophobia, lurking in unsuspected places in their daily lives. Recent research suggests the possibility that the new openness of LGBTIQ people, exposes us to increased verbal/physical violence. Working with the guidance of stellar drag performer Barbra Quicksand (Shane Tonks), Smith reaches fearlessly into expressions of socially proscribed behaviour for men.

Duration: 80 minutes [with interval]

Warnings: Adult themes, sexual references, coarse language [suitable 16+]

Date: 04 Feb 2015 - 07 Feb 2015
Time: Wed & Fri 7pm, Thu 9pm, Sat 5pm & 9pm
Price: $23 full / $18 conc / $17 group 10+ & Double Bill $40 full / $30 conc [plus booking fee]
New work exploring identity/sexuality/homophobia