Green Screen (2014)
“If success or failure of this planet and of human beings depended on how I am and what I do… How would I be? What would I do?”
–– Buckminster Fuller
Two scenes of protest play out simultaneously along side each other. One scene is the construction of the other. The composite image is designed to evoke a feeling of peripheral anxiety. On one side of the stage a group of strangers have gathered together to protest the extinction of the human race. On the other side of the stage, a woman builds an effigy of her friend Rachel after describing to the audience Clear, Nicola Barker’s 2008 novel about David Blaine and his much publicized endurance stunt over the River Thames. Green Screen quietly celebrates our resilience and our connectedness. There are some things that feel impossible to do anything about, while there are other things you simply can’t do anything about. So this is about just doing something, together.
“This is hilarious, moving and devastatingly good theatre.” Herald Sun
“Funny, smart, heartfelt… Gunn keeps her audience on a knife’s edge between profundity and the ludicrous.” The Age
Written & Directed by NICOLA GUNN
Performance NAT CURSIO, TOM DAVIES, NICOLA GUNN, JONNO KATZ AND KERITH MANDERSON-GALVIN
Sound Design DUANE MORRISON
Lighting Design GWEN GILCHRIST
Set & Costume Design SANS HOTEL
Audio Visual Design NICK ROUX
Outside Eyes JO LLOYD, AARON ORZECH AND EMMA VALENTE
Script Dramaturgy DANIEL SACK
This project has been supported by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body, by the Victorian Government through Arts Victoria and by the MTC through the NEON Festival of Independent Theatre. Green Screen was developed at the Richmond Theatrette with support from Yarra City Council and AKA Studios with the support of Lindsay Cox.