“thought-provoking, dynamic and entertaining piece that incorporates a range of performance styles and influences, fusing physical theatre, verbatim text, multiple role-sharing, multimedia and political theatre into an intense but highly entertaining piece.”
WHAT IS THE PRICE OF INTERNET FAME?
Viral is a story about Art and Zane, two boys who seek to attain internet ‘fame’ in order to become more popular at school and to make some money. It examines the role of social media and technology and how it impacts the way we record, communicate and think about events of racism, abuse and violence in our community. It investigates the line between disassociation and raising awareness about such events.
Inspired by true events and broader societal changes facing all of us, Viral uses physical theatre, multiple role-sharing, verbatim, political theatre, AV and an evocative musical score and to create a visceral and dynamic theatrical experience.
“The show explores desensitization, responsibility and the role of social media in our modern world,” said directors and performers Hayden Jones and Sam Foster.
“We wanted to create a show that raised these themes and issues in an interesting and thought provoking way by combining episodic action that is held together by a strong narrative. “