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Revolt. She Said. Revolt Again.

Media Release: For Immediate Release

THIS PLAY SHOULD NOT BE WELL BEHAVED

Silo Theatre presents

REVOLT. SHE SAID. REVOLT AGAIN.

Written by Alice Birch

REVOLUTIONISE THE BODY.
REVOLUTIONISE THE WORK.
REVOLUTIONISE THE LANGUAGE.
REVOLUTIONISE THE WORLD.


Subversive and darkly comic, the New Zealand premiere of REVOLT. SHE SAID. REVOLT AGAIN. sees Silo Theatre return to the venue where it all began 20 years ago - Basement Theatre. A daring cast and crew will tackle this provocative work from 15 February – 11 March as part of Auckland Fringe, opening Silo’s 20th anniversary season with guns blazing.

A series of hilarious and horrifying vignettes, REVOLT. SHE SAID. REVOLT AGAIN. rages against the status quo, examining how the language we rely on to define and understand the world around us is imbued with a silent power imbalance. In a supposed "post-feminist" world, where even our own Prime Minister Bill English declares he doesn't know what feminism is, this play demands we look deeper at the ways in which patriarchy is woven through the fabric of our society.

“Dazzling in its provocative daring, acting like a cluster bomb of subversion” - The Daily Telegraph

Playwright Alice Birch is a formidable figure amongst emerging dramatists in the United Kingdom and is often touted as her generation’s Caryl Churchill. REVOLT. SHE SAID. REVOLT AGAIN. was inspired by historian Laurel Thatcher Ulrich's slogan and book title, "Well-behaved women seldom make history". The script has commanded attention worldwide with productions by the Royal Shakespeare Company at Edinburgh Fringe, New York’s influential Soho Rep and an upcoming season at Melbourne’s Malthouse Theatre in 2017.

“The linguistic and visual density that Birch achieves leaves you emotionally winded yet still engaged” - David Cote, Critics’ Pick - Time Out New York

With REVOLT… Silo’s 2016 directing intern Virginia Frankovich makes her directorial debut for the company, drawing on her eclectic theatrical background of experimental and outspoken work, including creating and directing the immersive theatrical experience Car, and directing Julia Croft’s Fringe favourite If There’s Not Dancing at the Revolution, I’m Not Coming. Frankovich leads a strong and energetic cast of Silo favourites and new faces – Sophie Henderson (Fantail, Tartuffe), Michelle Ny (The Rehearsal, Reservoir Hill) Amanda Tito (Step Dave, The Book of Everything) and Fasitua Amosa (Dirty Laundry, Harry).

Joining the creative team, and crossing in to theatre for the first time is musician Claire Duncan (i.e. crazy, formerly Dear Times Waste) who will be collaborating on the original sound design.

Silo Artistic Director Sophie Roberts selected this play to continue championing explicitly feminist work, saying, “Silo has an ongoing interest in gender politics, in storytelling and how our stages can be used to address an imbalance in female representation. We strive to be leaders in achieving gender parity in the sector with our programming, creative teams and development opportunities.”

Exhilaratingly wild, fearless and playful, this is feminism at its messy edge.


REVOLT. SHE SAID. REVOLT AGAIN.

By Alice Birch

Part of the 2017 Auckland Fringe Festival

15 February – 11 March, Basement Theatre

Tickets from iticket.co.nz

For more information, visit silotheatre.co.nz

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