LIBERATE YOURSELF FROM MY VICE-LIKE GRIP!!!

In the bowels of a ship, drifting across an endless ocean that has submerged the world, four men pass the time before they waste away, thinking of better days. Their claustrophobic world is one of violence and passion, guilt and nostalgia. They were once the elite of society – white, rich, educated, straight, Christian men – not subject to discrimination by anyone. Especially after they exterminated them all…

Multi-award winning company Mutation Theatre present LIBERATE YOURSELF FROM MY VICE-LIKE GRIP!!! - a confronting and brutal examination of power, masculinity and the fragility of our planet.

About the Artist

Patrick McCarthy is a Melbourne-based director, playwright, actor, designer and producer. He is the founder and Artistic Director of Mutation Theatre. His work includes So Blue So Calm, The Arrival, Habitat, The Corpse of Hamlet, and Fluorescent Façade. He has also worked as a director at MTC and Playwriting Australia.
James is a Melbourne-based theatre-maker, performer and is the Associate Director of Mutation Theatre. His recent work includes: So Blue, So Calm (Mutation Theatre), Xenos (Liminal Theatre - Creative Development), Us (Grit Theatre), and Habitat (Mutation Theatre). In 2012, James received the Australia Council’s ArtStart Grant and is undergoing a mentorship with Robert Reid.
Since graduating from the VCA in 2008, Brendan’s theatre credits have included the 2009 production of 'Life is a Dream', directed by Daniel Schlusser, 'Honey Bunny's Saggitarian Full Moon Finale', written & directed by Julian Hobba, and Bell Shakespeare's 2010 Actors At Work tour performing in schools across Australia.
Kevin’s theatre credits from 2011 include La Mama’s premier production ‘Conspiracy’, ‘Man Equals Man’ as part of the QTC education program and 'Cut Snake' Sydney + Melbourne Fringe. He is a recent graduate from the VCA in 2010. Kevin has also performed with the Danger Ensemble and Amanda Palmer at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.
Matthew Epps is a Melbourne-based actor and devisor. Most recently, Matthew co-devised and performed in Mutation Theatre’s So Blue, So Calm. In 2010, he co-devised and performed in Grit Theatre’s production Us, which won Best Independent Production and Best Ensemble at the Victorian Green Room Awards. Other recent work includes: Habitat (Mutation Theatre, 2010), Maelstrom (Grit Theatre, 2009) and Blackrock (VCA, 2008).
Katie Sfetkidis is a lighting designer and installation artist. She has been nominated for three Green Room Awards. Other awards include The Rory Dempster Lighting Internship, Malthouse Besen Family Artist Program, Australia Council Artstart and JUMP programs. Career highlights include; Two by Two (Little Ones Theatre) These are the Isolate (Mutation Theatre), Elektra (Fraught Outfit), this is for you (La Mama).

Dates: 19, 20, 22-27 May (preview 17 and 18 May 8pm)

Location: Mutation Theatre, 294 Smith St, Collingwood (Enter through Travellers Bookstore) (tram route 86, stop 18)

Times: 8pm, 24 May 9pm

Duration: 90 minutes

Ticket prices: Full $20, Conc $15, Preview $10

Bookings: Venue Tix 1300 30 40 72 or online (credit card only)

This event is also part of Day Pass 6

Wheelchair accessible: No

Warnings: Coarse language, nudity, violence, extended darkness. Patrons under the age of 15 must be accompanied by an adult.

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