By Too Rude (Emma McManus & Maria White)
11 May 2019
A little bit TED talk, a little bit buddy comedy and a little bit dystopian science fiction, Never Trust a Creative City untangles the complex relationship between artists and gentrification.
Laugh, rail and weep with protagonists Emma McManus and Maria White, as they embark on a comedic journey through rising rents and social dislocation, arts-led urban renewal, pop-up galleries and ‘really dumb things on the internet.’
Inviting audiences into both circular reasoning and ethical quandaries, Never Trust a Creative City steps beyond the creative precinct to expose the gentrification of our minds, bodies and behaviours.
“A wild and wacky ride through an artistic and gentrification minefield.” CITY NEWS
Image: Too Rude
This show contains coarse language and partial nudity.
Created and performed by (Too Rude) Emma McManus & Maria White
Dramaturg Jennifer Medway
Sound Designer Tom Hogan
Lighting Designer Emma Lockhart-Wilson
Set Designer Romanie Harper
Costume Designer Verity Mackey
Saturday 11 May 5pm
Concession price available for all Centrelink Pensioner cards, full time Australian student cards and Veterans Affairs’ cards.
Supported by Arts House through CultureLAB, Ainslie and Gorman Arts Centre through the Ralph Indie Program, the ACT Government through artsACT, and Crack Theatre Festival through the Setting Stages initiative funded through the Australia Council.
Never Trust a Creative City undertook creative development as part of Vitalstatistix’s interdisciplinary hothouse, Adhocracy, in 2016.
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