The Talk (Darebin Arts) [Melbourne]
Thursday July 12, 2018 - 8:00 PM
Northcote Town Hall
West Wing Studio 1, 189 High Street
from $28 (see info below about special access tickets!)
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Access ticket prices are available to Arts Access members and those who identify as living with a disability, are deaf or low hearing. These tickets are available at a discounted rate of $20 with the promotional code: ACCESS. There are a limited amount of tickets per season. This promotional code is applicable to any performance that has availability and is part of the Speakeasy season. Darebin City Council do honour Companion Cards for any performance, subject to availability.
My brother came out after an episode of ‘The L Word’.
As the credits closed on Carmen going down on a leggy blonde in a nightclub, he said, “I’m like that. I do that.”
My mother and I looked at each other, confused.
“Cunnilingis?” I offered, and laughed.
“No!” He said, standing up and rolling up his blanket. “Gay. I do gay. I’m gay. I do gay sex.”
The Talk is a terribly undomesticated evening. It’s one account of what happens when you start talking about sex with your family: what ‘the talk’ is, and what it shouldn’t be.
In Mish Grigor’s latest participatory theatre work, the taboos of sex, relationships and family dynamics are laid bare: it’s explicit and unapologetic, yet also tender and personal in its investigation into uncharted territory. Based on real conversations with Grigor’s own family, The Talk is an awkwardly intimate and hilarious conversation with the artist about sex, sexuality and love. Bring your mum.
“It is funny, toe-curlingly frank, and immensely insightful” Lyn Gardner, The Guardian (UK)
Writer and Performer: Mish Grigor
Collaborating Artists: Anne Thompson and Jess Olivieri
Mish Grigor is produced by Intimate Spectacle
Relaxed Performance: 2pm, Saturday 14 July
Auslan Interpreted Performance: 8pm, Thursday 12 July
Thanks to Creative Practice Lab, School of the Arts and Media, UNSW
This project was originally commissioned for Field Theory’s, Site Is Set.
Development supported by the Australia Council of the Arts with residencies at Campbelltown Arts Centre and Metro Arts