“It’s sheer bedlam in the most magnificent way, with the very nature of the show meaning the impending disaster trail will unravel wildly differently every night.”
— Time Out

Four performers mount four treadmills to push multi-tasking to its limits.

Driven by an escalating series of tasks, Burnout Paradise is a delusional love letter to the labour, recklessness and euphoric optimism that comes before burnout.

Pony Cam has a list of things that need to be done. Some are essential, some are pleasurable, and some have been requested by the directors of RISING. All of them need to be completed. All within an hour, all whilst running on a treadmill.
What begins as a simple wager, emerges as a wildly unpredictable and mesmerising spectacle. A self-critical juggling act about the desire to do more whilst balancing what already needs to be done. A long form mockery of our attempt to establish boundaries in life and work.

This is not an endurance feat. Nor is it performance art. It is an unraveling realisation that the system we participate in is not designed for us. A transformation of the performance space into something more gladiatorial.


Pony Cam. Claire Bird, Ava Campbell, William Strom, Dominic Weintraub & Hugo Williams


Claire Bird, Ava Campbell, William Strom, Dominic Weintraub, Hugo Williams & Laura Aldous


Dans Maree Sheehan & Lauren Eisinger for Parrot Ox


Dans Maree Sheehan

Event & ticketing details

Performance Times

6pm & 9pm, Thu 13 Jun
7pm, Fri 14 Jun
6pm & 9pm, Sat 15 Jun
6pm, Sun 16 Jun


Standard $39.00
Concession $35.00
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Community $20.00


60 minutes

Content notes

Contains coarse language & adult content.