MARK PRITCHARD // DRAMATURG & THEATRE-MAKER
a performance by NO SHOW
We want to know where the bodies are buried.
Empty out your desks, and air your dirty laundry - NO SHOW are conducting an external audit of the Festival. The cab charges, the kickbacks, the slush funds. The triumphs and the flops. In the tradition of the Great Australian Corporate Scandal, we’ll be moving around the festival digging up the dirt on the art you got, the art you didn’t get, and the art you just hated.
And as the festival comes to a close we’ll be collecting the debris - receipts, collateral, your scripts, your memories, your broken instruments and your broken promises - and consigning them all to the fire. Or into the shredder, or under the hammer. On closing night we will come together for the great purging of all that happened to us over the course of the festival so we can lay the spirit to rest.
A ceremony of creation through act of destruction; a eulogy to the ephemerality of art.
Come and bury the hatchet with us.
Created by NO SHOW (Mark Pritchard + Bridget Balodis) with Emma Hall
You Are Here Festival, Canberra (2013)
Crack Theatre Festival, Newcastle (2013)