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Adelaide Fringe - Shapeshifter


Wed 2 Mar 2016, 9:30pm–10:30pm
Fri 4 Mar 2016, 9:30pm–10:30pm
Sun 6 Mar 2016, 9:30pm–10:30pm

Where: Gluttony, Cnr East Tce & Rundle Rd, Rymill Park, Adelaide CBD, South Australia

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • All Tix: $23.00
  • Group of 6 +: $18.00
  • Additional fees may apply

Listed by: josipa82

Josipa Draisma presents Shapeshifter as part of The 2016 Adelaide Fringe Festival

One woman. Three characters. A blissful turducken of idiocy.
Feb 24, 25 & 28 at Live from Tandanya Café and Mar 2, 4 & 8 at Gluttony Carry On, All tickets $23, Group of 6 for $18

Shapeshifter is a new absurd one-woman comedy show devised and performed by award winning Sydney actor, singer and comedian Josipa Draisma.

As the Shapeshifter, Draisma shifts like a chameleon into a series of ridiculous and eternally hopeful characters, inviting the audience to revel in pure unadulterated idiocy with a touch of pathos. From the exhausted crumping of the pop goddess mega star, via the gibberish guilt trips of the emotionally manipulative Mediterranean Mama, to the lunchbox of the most gleeful and incompetent Batman that ever existed.

Draisma’s inspiration for the show comes from her training in clown performance with acclaimed performer Phil Burgers aka Dr Brown, who encouraged Draisma to embrace her inner idiot.

“Working this way is limitless, anything is possible and it’s both exhilarating and terrifying as both a performer and an audience member.” – Josipa Draisma

Part monologue, song and clown, Shapeshifter is an attempt to present humanity at its most vulnerable through the guise of idiocy and unending hope.

A critic recently described Draisma in Shapeshifter,
“Draisma is in the business of relating almost one to one with her audience. She is on the side of the confused, dispossessed, lonely and down trodden. No wonder she provoked real empathy and laughter… It is theatre for the adventurous.” - Sydney Arts Guide Review 2015

Shapeshifter seeks the boundaries of unadulterated playfulness and attempts to incite unstoppable laughter.

“It’s the kind of laughing that makes your belly ache. It’s enormously cathartic and magical.” – Josipa Draisma

Draisma was recently nominated by the Sydney Comedy Festival as Best Emerging Comedian of 2015 and her one woman music show won Best Music Award at the 2015 Sydney Fringe Festival.