Reality TV meets feminism in We Get It, the latest hilarious satire from Melbourne’s Elbow Room theatre company.
Following great reviews from its season at Melbourne Theatre Company’s NEON Festival, We Get It will come to the Brisbane Powerhouse this June.
We Get It tackles the entertainment industry’s structural sexism and racism. Five female actors compete to play the great roles of the theatrical canon (Lady Macbeth, Medea, Blanche DuBois and others) in a series of hilarious and agonising challenges that highlight the relationship between aspiration and oppression.
“The show was created in order to address the real life experiences that she and her fellow female performers had encountered over the years,” says co-creator, director and performer Emily Tomlins.
“We Get It explores how women have been represented in our classic theatre and how they’re represented now in online culture. That affects everyone’s future. We are calling on everyone to take part in this conversation. After all, we’re in this together, and no-one’s going anywhere.”
Based in Melbourne, Elbow Room have combined ferocious curiosity with crafty precision and have garnered critical acclaim, sell-out seasons in several cities, and multiple re-presentations by festivals around Australia. Their awards include three Green Room Awards for Best Ensemble, Best Writing & Best Director (Independent) and two Melbourne Fringe Awards for Best Performance, for After All This (2011) and Prehistoric (2014).
The Brisbane Powerhouse will be showing We Get It from Wednesday 15 June to Saturday 25 June. Tickets are available now at brisbanepowerhouse.org.