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MK-Alpha

WINNER
National Playwright Competition
St Martins 2010

NOMINATED
Best Theatre Award
+ Arts Editor Award
Perth Fringe World 2014

  MK-ALPHA presents

Dogmeat

by Tobias Manderson-Galvin

Please enjoy the truly true story of a small boy spending his days chained to a lamp post outside his parent’s one-room slum somewhere between Shanghai and Collingwood.

It’s a show about the poverty. Bekoz you love the poverty. It fetishizes the poverty bekoz you love the fetish. We’ve made the poverty a commodity. If tickets are $1000 the show would be a luxury commodity. Like a Porsche or a diamond.

Will any funds made off the play go to charity to help the boy or others like him? They won’t but if you pretend they are then you feel good. Do you feel good if you pretend? See you feel bad about the poverty but you feel good about feeling bad about the poverty, and even more good about feeling. So it’s working already.

DOGMEAT is the abandoned baby of verbatim and documentary theatre, commercial news broadcast and dogme95 films. The truly true story of a small boy spending his days chained to a lamp post outside his parent’s one room slum.

Reviews

2014 Reviews

“4.5 Stars… A savage beauty… Dogmeat is as moving as it is horrifying.”
THE WEST AUSTRALIAN

“It’s darkly comic, ugly, cynical, anarchic, violent, sexually-charged and in-your-face. I had the thrilling and quintessentially theatrical experience of being on the edge of my seat, continually not knowing what was going to happen next.”
CRIKEY

NOMINATED BEST THEATRE + ARTS EDITORS AWARD PERTH FRINGE WORLD

2010 Reviews

“finely wrought, resonant text”
THE AGE

“impressively novel… a kind of abstract stephen sewell…the performances from Banders, Furlani and Gallacher are especially confident and rank as festival highlights”
NEANDELLUS

“the writing is sharp, the performances are strong.”
RHUM.ORG.AU

“This is what happens when you don’t just let the bad stuff in, you welcome it and actively get off on it.”
DAVID FINNIGAN (CRACKTHEATREFESTIVAL)

Credits

TUES 04-SAT 08 FEB 2014
PICA (Perth Institute of Contemporary Art)

WRITER TOBIAS MANDERSON-GALVIN
DIRECTOR JOHN KACHOYAN
STAGE/LIGHT ROB SOWINSKI
COSTUME DANIEL HARVEY
SOUND LIAM BARTON
MGMT KETURA BUDD
PERFORMERS BY ORDER OF DISAPPEARANCE
LUKE MULQUINEY as FATHER / COYOTE
DEVON LANG WILTON as MOTHER / LUCKY
ERIC GARDINER as THE MAN
TOBIAS MANDERSON-GALVIN as DOGMEAT

SEP 23 – OCT 10 | 10pm
rain, hail or shine
La Mama Theatre (courtyard)

WRITER tobias manderson-galvin
DIRECTOR jessica tuckwell
PRODUCER + DRAMATURG glyn roberts
PERFORMERS BY ORDER OF APPEARANCE
george banders AS mother / lucky / the man;
conor gallacher AS father / coyote

matt furlani AS dogmeat
assistant director holly dyroff
production manager simonne johansen

Trailers

2014
2010

Resources

Dates

DOGMEAT
by Tobias Manderson-Galvin

Premiere Presentation
La Mama Courtyard
Sep-Oct 2010

Re-Booted Production
Perth Institute of Contemporary Art
Jan-Feb 2014

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