DIGGING DEEPER: Secrets Of The Neo-COALonial Movement Unearthed! Comes to the Stage
Digging Deeper is a satirical romp through Australia's 20-year war on the climate, on native species, and the Great Barrier Reef, exposing the deep ties between global 'fossilgarchs'*, 'political donations', conflicted decision makers, and casino capitalism. The production is the first mainstage offering by ClimActs - a performative activist group usually seen intercepting polluter-friendly politicians and fossil fuel financiers.
Under the direction of their powerfully effluent CE0 Coral Bleach, ClimActs' Coal Diggers have made a name for themselves in the media through crashing high level ministerial events of Josh Frydenberg and Greg Hunt, and by surprising guests at Gina Rinehart's gala event (including politicians who tried to sneak past them and police officers hurriedly called to the scene) with their subversive brand of performance art.
Whether it's hustling on the red carpet in Paris with global high flying climate denier Lord Monckton, or addressing Canberra's 'Fake News' Media Pack at Australia's Parliament house on Day One of the Abbott Government's reign, ClimActs AKA The Coal Diggers are dedicated to making a splash (and to making the world a better place).
In their mainstage debut, Digging Deeper, Australia's peskiest and proudest performance-blockaders will be given a platform to sing, dance, crash, yell and share their thoughts to a (potentially) more recipient audience than the parliamentarians, oligarchs and press that are usually running away from them.
In the lead up to the federal election, politicians from all persuasions are trying to ensure that the conversations are about boats and other distractions, says Deborah Hart, creator of the production, We wanted to bring attention back to the gross conflicts of interest behind the scenes and expose those whose self-serving behaviour is ultimately profoundly dangerous, while still being hilarious, informative and entertaining .
Digging Deeper opens on Monday March 18th with a limited season of just five performances until Saturday 23rd March 2019. Bookings recommended.
Dates: 18th, 20th, 21st, 22nd, and 23rd March 2019
Venue: The Butterfly Club, 5 Carson Place, Melbourne