THE TALK


Performance Space presents

THE TALK
MISH GRIGOR

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Wednesday 2 November, 7.30pm – SOLD OUT
Thursday 3 November, 7.30pm – SOLD OUT
Friday 4 November, 7.30pm (Auslan Interpreted Performance*) SOLD OUT
Saturday 5 November, 3pm
Saturday 5 November, SOLD OUT

 


“It’s unexpectedly loving and generous and as funny, embarrassing, awkward, dangerous and brilliant as sex.” Anne-Marie Peard from Sometimes Melbourne


 

My brother came out after an episode of ‘The L Word’.
As the credits closed on Carmen going down on a leggy blonde in a nightclub, he said, “I’m like that. I do that.”
My mother and I looked at each other, confused.
“Cunnilingis?” I offered, and laughed.
“No!” He said, standing up and rolling up his blanket. “Gay. I do gay. I’m gay. I do gay sex.”

The Talk is a terribly undomesticated evening. It’s one account of what happens when you start talking about sex with your family: what ‘the talk’ is, and what it shouldn’t be.

In Mish Grigor’s latest participatory theatre work, the taboos of sex, relationships and family dynamics are laid bare: it’s explicit and unapologetic, yet also tender and personal in its investigation into uncharted territory. Based on real conversations with Grigor’s own family, The Talk is an awkwardly intimate and hilarious conversation with the artist about sex, sexuality and love. Bring your mum.

 

Access:
*The Auslan Interpreted performance of The Talk is produced by Auslan Stage Left.

For more information please contact Performance Space on 02 8571 9111 or admin@performancespace.com.au
Or get in touch with us via the National Relay Service on 1800 555 660 (free from landlines)

 

Contains adult content and coarse language. Suitable for people 18 years and above.

 

Company:
Writer and Performer: Mish Grigor
Collaborating Artists: Anne Thompson and Jess Olivieri

 

Thanks to Creative Practice Lab, School of the Arts and Media, UNSW
This project was originally commissioned for Field Theory’s, Site Is Set
Development supported by the Australia Council of the Arts with residencies at  Campbelltown Arts Centre and Metro Arts 

 

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