Laura Caesar & Malcolm WhittakerPresented in Season 2 2012
Presented by Arts House, Laura Caesar & Malcolm Whittaker
6pm, Thurs 8 Sept
6pm, Fri 9 Sept
6pm, Sat 10 Sept
Audience members are free to come and go during the performances.
$25 / $20
North Melbourne Town Hall
521 Queensberry St,
Adolescent themes. Themes and subject matter suitable to audiences over the age of 15.
“This is our (every) moment in the spotlight. We hope we are interesting enough, beautiful enough, enough of enough.”
In Star******s, primary school teacher Laura Caesar and Sydney artist Malcolm Whittaker raise their own relationship to celebrity status by reading from the personal diaries that document their ten years together.
Every movement. Every moment. Together and apart. Broken down and made public. Over the four hours of the durational performance the audience can come and go as they please, as stories continually unfold and everyday narratives undergo a seemingly never-ending process of construction and reconstruction.
As each diary page is read it is sculpted into a miniature papier-mâché representation of a pair of lovers – lovers from a seemingly infinite catalogue, conjured in makeshift caricature and caught in an ever-failing quest for lasting stability and contingency.
Star******s is about the construction and consumption of relationships by media and fairytale, and in turn the consumption of these relationships by the public. It’s about the great suburban dream of fame and fortune and love – and finding it poetically in the banal and everyday
Made and Performed by:
Laura Caesar & Malcolm Whittaker
Supported by – Make It @Merrigong – making great theatre locally in Wollongong, the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body and the City of Melbourne through Arts House. Star******s was originally presented by Merrigong Theatre Company at the Illawarra Performing Arts Centre, 2010.
Image by – Lucy Parakhina