Walking along the river in a foreign country you see a man throwing stones at a nesting duck. You ask him to stop. He tells you to mind your own business. What do you do?

Presented as a part of Dance Massive, Piece For Person and Ghetto Blaster explores the ethical dilemma of whether to intervene or not, dancing in and out of a tangle of imagined repercussions for how one can potentially become a better person.  

Nicola Gunn was last seen on our stage in the furious political satire A Social Service, and she returns with her signature wit, teaming up with choreographer Jo Lloyd, to create a work that is part dance, part theatre, and entirely hypnotic. This is Nicola Gunn at her best: profoundly funny and brilliantly self-scathing

"TANTALISING, ENTERTAINING, RIDICULOUS AND OFTEN BEWILDERING IN THE BEST POSSIBLE WAY"
— Herald Sun
"COMIC GENIUS…GUNN’S TEXT IS INTRICATE AND OFTEN BRILLIANT, FULL OF UNPREDICTABLE DIGRESSIONS AND CURIOUS FACTOIDS. IT’S THE VERBAL EQUIVALENT OF SKIMMING STONES OVER WATER"
— The Age

PRODUCTION PARTNERS AND SUPPORTERS

A co-production with Performing Lines. Presented in association with Dance Massive.

Key image: Zan Wimberley
Images: Gregory Lorenzutti 

Partners

CONCEPT, TEXT & DIRECTION BY / 

Nicola Gunn

PERFORMED BY / 

Nicola Gunn

CHOREOGRAPHER /

Jo Lloyd

SOUND COMPOSITION & DESIGN / 

Kelly Ryall

LIGHTING DESIGN / 

Niklas Pajanti

PRODUCTION MANAGER & LIGHTING OPERATOR /

Gwen Holmberg Gilchrist

AV DESIGN & DRAMATURGY /

Martyn Coutts

SCRIPT DRAMATURGY /

Jon Haynes

COSTUME DESIGN /

Shio Otani

TOUR PRODUCER /

Performing Lines

Event & ticketing details

Accessibility

Wheelchair Access
Auslan Interpreted

Dates & Times

PREVIEW 8pm, Wed 15 Mar
OPENING NIGHT 8pm, Thu 16 Mar
AUSLAN INTERPRETED 2pm, Sat 25 Mar

Location

Beckett Theatre

The Malthouse, 113 Sturt St, Southbank 3006

Get directions

Train

Any train to Flinders Street, then a 12-minute stroll through Melbourne’s sparkling Arts Precinct.

Tram

The No. 1 South Melbourne tram goes right past our door. Get off at Stop 18. Any tram down St Kilda Road—jump off at Grant Street, Stop 17 and take a 3-minute walk.

Event notes

DURATION /

70 minutes (no interval)

WARNINGS /

Contains lasers, haze, & coarse language.