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I’m Your Man

Roslyn Oades

Presented in Season 2 2013

Presented by Arts House and Mobile States

7.30pm, Wed 4 Sep
7.30pm, Thu 5 Sep with Post-Show Q&A
7.30pm, Fri 6 Sep
2pm , Sat 7 Sep
7.30pm, Sat 7 Sep
5pm, Sun 8 Sep
70 mins

Arts House
North Melbourne Town Hall
521 Queensberry St,
North Melbourne

Mild coarse language,16 years and older


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The boxing gym: a place of dreams of glory, of a better life. The walls are covered in inspirational quotes; bodies are in constant motion; the stakes are high.

For 18 months theatre-maker Roslyn Oades and her trusty tape recorder followed a determined young boxer from Bankstown as he prepared for a world-title fight. On the way she encountered past legends, up-and-comers and failed contenders whose lives have been irreversibly changed by the fight game. Behind this thrilling, brutal sport lies a compelling tale of courage and its cost.

I’m Your Man is no ordinary slice-of-life. The actors wear earpieces, taking their words directly from audio recordings to create a vivid, hyper-natural documentary theatre.

One thing is certain: even the high-flyer will eventually lose. A sweaty, adrenaline-fuelled study of a contemporary masculine drama, I’m Your Man challenges preconceived notions of the tough, testosterone-fuelled world of boxing, creating new ways to experience real-life stories in theatrical form.

Roslyn Oades
Sound Designer:
Bob Scott
Lighting and Set Designer:
Neil Simpson
Movement Director:
Lee Wilson – Branch Nebula

Script Dramaturge:
Raimondo Cortese
Michael Mohammed Ahmad, Billy McPherson, Katia Molino, Justin Rosniak, John Shrimpton

Supported by – Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body. The development of I’m Your Man was made possible through the generous support of Belvoir’s B Sharp creative development program and its partnership with the Macquarie Group Foundation; the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body; the NSW Government through Arts NSW; Bankstown City Council; and Playwriting Australia
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Michael Corridore