21 SEP – 1 OCT 2016
A POLL OF NEARLY 700 12 TO 13-YEAR-OLDS REVEALS THAT…ONE IN TEN CHILDREN IS WORRIED THAT HE OR SHE IS ADDICTED TO PORNOGRAPHY
Gonzo / is about teenage boys and porn—specifically, how often they watch it, who they watch it with, and why.
In Gonzo, four teenage boys will get up close and personal to candidly reveal their relationship with porn. They’ll divulge alarming and uncensored perspectives that will make your jaw drop, as we delve into a squeamish—but long overdue—conversation about how internet porn is affecting adolescent boys.
Set to be our most talked-about show of the year, Gonzo lays bare the facts of modern life in the age of instant access to ‘adults-only’ zones. We suggest you leave your preconceptions at the door as Gonzo / pulls back the covers on teenage boys and porn.
UPDATE TO GONZO AGE RECOMMENDATION
Due to the sensitive material of Gonzo and the variables of devised and improvised theatre, St Martins and Malthouse Theatre have recommended this work for audiences 18+. The work is being celebrated by audiences with only one concern, that under 18s should engage with the work.
Our answer to that is: they can.
St Martins’ ethos is that adults and children are equals, so we welcome teenagers aged 15+ to attend Gonzo. Malthouse Theatre is pleased to offer specially priced tickets for under 30s.
Please be advised that the production contains graphic language and nude imagery.
PRODUCTION PARTNERS AND SUPPORTERS
A co-production with St Martins Youth Arts Centre.
Key Image: Andrew Gough
Images: Sarah Walker
CONCEPT & DIRECTION /
CREATED WITH THE ST MARTINS ENSEMBLE* /
Ari Long, Jack Palit, Sam Salem, Sol Rumble
*Based on interviews with the generous teenagers of Melbourne.
PERFORMED BY /
Ari Long, Jack Palit, Sam Salem, Sol Rumble, Gala Vanting, Helen Corday
VIDEO DESIGN /
COMPOSITION & SOUND DESIGN /
LIGHTING DESIGN /
COSTUME DESIGN /
SET DESIGN /
Clare Watson & Stewart Campbell
TECHNICAL MANAGERS /
STAGE MANAGER /
Event & ticketing details
Contains strong adult content, strobe lighting and nudity.