Information

  • EVENT TYPE /

    Theatre

  • WHEN /

    21 Sep – 1 Oct

  • WHERE /

    Beckett Theatre

  • DURATION /

    65 mins

  • AGES /

    Recommended for ages 15+

  • WARNING /

    Contains strong adult content, strobe lighting and nudity

  • LOCKOUT /

    This performance has a full lockout. Latecomers will not be admitted.

  • Download / Download the Gonzo program

Season 2016

Gonzo

// pulls back the covers on teenage boys and porn.

Information

  • EVENT TYPE /

    Theatre

  • WHEN /

    21 Sep – 1 Oct

  • WHERE /

    Beckett Theatre

  • DURATION /

    65 mins

  • AGES /

    Recommended for ages 15+

  • WARNING /

    Contains strong adult content, strobe lighting and nudity

  • LOCKOUT /

    This performance has a full lockout. Latecomers will not be admitted.

  • Download / Download the Gonzo program

Gonzo / is about teenage boys and porn – specifically, how often they watch it, who they watch it with, and why.

In Gonzo, four teenage boys will get up close and personal to candidly reveal their relationship with porn. They’ll divulge alarming and uncensored perspectives that will make your jaw drop, as we delve into a squeamish – but long overdue – conversation about how internet porn 
is affecting adolescent boys.

Set to be our most talked-about show of the year, Gonzo lays bare the facts of modern life in the age of instant access to ‘adults-only’ zones. We suggest you leave your preconceptions at the door as Gonzo / pulls back the covers on teenage boys and porn.

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UPDATE TO GONZO AGE RECOMMENDATION

Due to the sensitive material of Gonzo and the variables of devised and improvised theatre, St Martins and Malthouse Theatre have recommended this work for audiences 18+. The work is being celebrated by audiences with only one concern, that under 18s should engage with the work.

Our answer to that is: they can.

St Martins’ ethos is that adults and children are equals, so we welcome teenagers aged 15+ to attend Gonzo. Malthouse Theatre is pleased to offer specially priced tickets for under 30s.

Please be advised that the production contains graphic language and nude imagery.

A poll of nearly 700 12 to 13-year-olds reveals that … one in ten children is worried that he or she is addicted to pornography.

– The Conversation
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CONCEPT & DIRECTION / Clare Watson
CREATED WITH THE ST MARTINS ENSEMBLE*/ 
Ari Long, Jack Palit, Sam Salem, Sol Rumble
PERFORMED BY / Ari Long, Jack Palit, Sam Salem, Sol Rumble, Gala Vanting, Helen Corday
DRAMATURG / Gala Vanting

*Based on interviews with the generous teenagers of Melbourne.

VIDEO DESIGN / Michael Carmody
COMPOSER & SOUND DESIGN / Russell Goldsmith
LIGHTING DESIGN / Richard Vabre
COSTUMES / Maima Massaquoi
SET DESIGN / Clare Watson & Stewart Campbell
TECHNICAL MANAGERS / Filament Design
STAGE MANAGER / Tom Webster
SECONDMENT / Alyssa Hall    

Subscription Ticket Prices

Season 2016 Subscriptions are no longer available.

Single Ticket Prices

ALL PERFORMANCES
Adult / $65
Senior / $60
Concession / $50
Student & Under 30s / $35

Single ticket prices are subject to change. Book early for the best prices.

Special Performances

PREVIEW
7pm, Wednesday 21 September

OPENING NIGHT
7pm, Thursday 22 September

Production partners and supporters

A co-production with St Martins Youth Arts Centre.