DoubleSpeak | The Dig Collective

Published by: The Dig Collective | 27-Apr-2016
Spit it out. Sink your teeth in. Or suck it up. // It's the night of the election and two people's lives are about to change forever. Michael is in a million- dollar house in Thornbury, Dana is a million miles away from home in Spain. They tried to talk about it, they try and have a real conversation about politics but they only manage to imitate the language of politicians. Inadvertently, they continue a cycle of Orwellian newspeak. The project draws on case studies about people who have attempted difficult conversations, at great self-risk, and conversations had on the street with people who have shared their experiences of Australia and isolation. // @TheDIGonline #DoubleSpeak
Venue: Footscray Community Arts Centre
Address: 45 Moreland St, Footscray, Victoria, Australia 3011
Date: PREVIEW: Thursday 19 May; SEASON (audio described): Friday 20 May "“ Saturday 21 May
Time: 7.30pm, TACTILE TOUR 7pm
Ticket: $14 preview / $20 full / $16 concession
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Experimental theatre company, The DIG Collective, takes on Australia in a play about propaganda, power and public dialogue. Presented as part of Footscray Community Art Centre's "Art and Activism" month, this new Australian drama unpacks the way language is used for deliberately Orwellian purposes.

To speak and not to speak about anything at all is nothing out of the ordinary, especially for a politician. We need it to survive. It also creates wars.

Conversations that take place with locals during the day will be integrated into the show's performance each night. Any audience members that can't make it to The DIG Collective's makeshift public office on the front lawn of the Footscray Community Arts Centre can call an already live hotline and leave a message following the prompts at: 0451 051 681.

DoubleSpeak is the latest show from the independent company making an impact on the fringes of the theatre scene: this is their third season of the work, which has been previously presented at the Frankston Anywhere Festival and Melbourne Fringe Festival in 2015.

A timely work presented ahead of the double dissolution July 2nd. Prepare for the artist-led revolution.

We accept the companion card. Present your Companion Card when collecting your ticket from box office and a second ticket will be issued for your companion at no charge.

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