A NOTE FROM STEPHEN NICOLAZZO
Loaded is a story close to my heart, it runs through my blood and feels like an urgent love song to Melbourne's dark and anarchic soul.
2020 has been a difficult year for everyone and the prospect of not being able to share this piece with you live, together, in the shared space of a theatre pained me deeply.
SO, I got creative. I thought long and hard about the ways in which we could bring Ari's epic odyssey through Melbourne to you, in your homes, and remembered, this is a show about music, sex, and euphoria. How could I translate this to you in the most direct and rousing way? This is a show about a young queer migrant who escapes social oppression through his headphones, through a deep connection to the beat, to the rhythm of his own perspectives of the world.
And here it is. Ari's story—told directly to you—through your headphones. This audio experience is a way for you to connect with his story in the most intimate of ways. His voice, relationship to Melbourne and being Greek in a time of intersectional fear will be directly tapped into your system.
RULES FOR LISTENING
Take your device, put on your headphones, and go for a long walk through the streets of Melbourne with Ari.
Sit back, close your eyes, pump your amplifier, and let the story wash over you.
The Loaded Audio Experience is on sale now.