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A Public Reading of An Unproduced Screenplay About the Death of Walt Disney | feature

Hudson Brown | Concrete Playground
29 May, 2018

Melbourne’s Chapel Street is already one of the most colourful and lively precincts in town, but with the return of PROVOCARÉ Festival of the Arts the area is set to explode with confronting creativity as some of the most thrilling and unapologetic artworks and performances of 2018 take place.

Running from July 5–15, the second edition of PROVOCARÉ will be headlined by world-renowned American photographer Spencer Tunick. Best known for his massive-scale nude photos, captured throughout many of the world’s big cities, Tunick is set to shoot another provocative artwork in the Chapel Street Precinct.

Tunick will be joined by a host of leading local and international artists, performing steamy cabaret shows, vodka-fuelled plays and much more. There’ll also be a host of activities — such as blindfolded dinner parties — to partake in, too.

To help make your scheduling a little easier, we’ve picked out seven sensational events taking place across the two jam-packed weeks.

One of Australia’s most celebrated local theatres, MKA: Theatre of New Writing presents a daring and comical production of New York playwright Lucas Hnath’s A Public Reading of An Unproduced Screenplay about The Death of Walt Disney. A highly fictionalised portrayal of the American figure, whose impact on pop-culture is matched by few others, the play explores the relationship between Walt Disney, his brother Roy and one of his daughters.

Led by three actors supported by a pack of cigarettes and a litre of vodka, the play features the character of Walt Disney reading his own screenplay, written about himself and on his own impending death.