BEING DEAD
(DON QUIXOTE)

by Kerith Manderson-Galvin

After Cervantes, Kathy Acker, and Amanda Bynes Twitter Feed.

“…all, or almost all, the plays that are popular now, imaginative works as well as historical ones, are known to be nonsense and without rhyme or reason, and despite this the mob hears them with pleasure and thinks of them and approves of them as good…”
― Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra, Don Quixote

A collage of literary theft. A lesson in build-your-own identity. Stealing from Cervantes, online dating sites and instant porn, Don Quixote makes and unmakes herself in a Frankenstein of music, theatre, art and old letters kept in a box in Kerith’s cupboard.

An unashamedly feminine, unexpected and revealing work by queer, femme showgirl Kerith Manderson-Galvin (Green Screen, SANS HOTEL/MTC; don’t bring lulu, UHT; Side Effect, MKA; 22 Short Plays, MKA) with the sugary sounds of live sixties girl pop!

“I still don’t have a clear idea of what my voice is.” – Kerith after Kathy Acker

Warning: femme / showgirl / queer / spectacular

This show is not suitable for children, for teenagers, or for a good deal of adults.

RECOMMENDED IF YOU LIKE: Unicorns, A Tree Grows In Brooklyn, Gypsy

Running time 60 minutes, no interval

Warnings: Contains extreme coarse language, adult themes, horse play

Fringe World 2016 / Blue Room’s Summer Nights

Concept/Performance/Realisation Kerith Manderson-Galvin
Additional Text Kathy Acker / Cervantes / Amanda Bynes’ Twitter Feed

Live Musician Jules Pascoe

Production Management MKA
Stage Design / Set Painting
 Soma Garner
Projection/Puppet Design Tobias Manderson-Galvin
Sound Design Duane Morrison
Lighting Design Darren Lever

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Premiere Season | Midsumma Festival 2015

Concept/Performance/Realisation Kerith Manderson-Galvin
Additional Text Kathy Acker / Cervantes / Amanda Bynes’ Twitter Feed

Additional Performers Rachel Zbukvic & Millicent O’Sullivan

Show Management Emily Edwards
Stage Design
 Soma Garner
Sound Design Duane Morrison
Lighting Design Darren Lever
Pupper Master Tobias Manderson-Galvin
Outside Eye (2013 Development) Mark Wilson

PERTH
Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts
Summer Nights / Blue Room
Fringe World, January 2016

MELBOURNE
The Melba Spiegeltent
Midsumma Festival
Feb 2015


DEVELOPMENT
Guild Theatre
Melbourne University’s Union House Theatre
August, 2014
Winner: 2013 MUDfest Development Award
from the University of Melbourne’s Student Union.

MEDIA
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