SLUT-shaming explored at Old Fitz Theatre this June
Edgeware Forum and Rue De La Rocket in association with Red Line Productions present SLUT by Patricia Cornelius at The Old Fitz Theatre from 13-24 June.
Back by popular demand following a sell-out performance at Women in Theatre and Screen's (WITS) Festival Fatale and a nomination for Best Ensemble at the 2016 Sydney Theatre Awards, the critically acclaimed production of SLUT is back for a full Sydney season.
This brutal and poetic exploration of the sexuality of young women in contemporary society written by one of Australia's finest playwrights, Patricia Cornelius, tells a familiar and heartbreaking tale.
Lolita is a slut. So named, so celebrated, until one day she isn't. The voice of the patriarchy seeps in, it bubbles up, ingested, internalised. SLUT plays in the grey area of sexual empowerment and dangerous sexualisation. This is a space peopled entirely by young women; Lolita and her girl gang. In SLUT girls evolve before our eyes; their personalities are in the crucible of adolescence, their potential is unlimited. This is the story of women growing into their bodies, owning their bodies and their bodies being owned by others.
"I'm delighted in this team's commitment to giving this work, which deals so frankly with the complexity of young women and sexuality, a second life," said playwright Patricia Cornelius.
SLUT runs at The Old Fitz from 13-24 June.
Directed by Erin Taylor
Set and Costume Design by Isabel Hudson
Sound Design by Nate Edmondson
Performed by Julia Dray, Jessica Keogh, Danielle Stamoulos, Maryann Wright
and Bobbie-Jean Henning.
Produced by Edgeware Forum and Rue de la Rocket in association with Red
Dates 13 - 24 June 2017
Times Tue - Sat 6:15pm; Sun 4:30pm
Duration 30 minutes
Please note this performance is suggested for ages 15 and above.