One of the Shotgun Wedding brides turned out to be a theatre reviewer and blogger from Adelaide. In this post she writes about her experience of the work, and its impact one year on. Her blog is fantastic, and well worth following.
Shotgun Wedding has been a big talking point for us.
It was our first project as NO SHOW, the partnership of Bridget Balodis and myself.
We wanted to work with audiences to unpack the monolith of marriage through an adaptation of the wedding ritual.
Fresh out of VCA, we undertook Next Wave's Kickstart program, developing the work in conversation with other artists making their own genre-busting work. Through this project, we began stripping back our theatre directing craft to look at new ways of telling stories in live spaces. This was a huge challenge - conceptually, dramaturgically, practically - and the experience has been a turning point in our practices.
Below you'll find video documentation from three key points in the process, as well as some great discussion from other writers and critics