GRUESOME PLAYGROUND INJURIES (2015)
DIRECTOR, SOUND DESIGN
Under the direction of macabre theatre and film director David Ward, this production pushes the boundaries of the human psyche and explores the consequences of the indestructible ties of life-long friendship.
YOU SHOULD SEE IT MELBOURNE
Gruesome Playground Injuries is a production for the senses. As with all of his works, David Ward makes sure that the story is told through more than what is spoken by his actors on stage. Then striking lighting changes, the window-rattling soundscapes, the haunting scene change music, the subtle details in the set design and the total disregard for a neat-and-tidy performance space. These are all marks of a director who is confident in his craft, without the pretentious indulgences that often accompany such endeavors that are ‘edgy’ for the sake of being ‘hipster’.
Over the course of 30 years, the lives of Kayleen and Doug intersect at the most bizarre intervals, leading the two star-crossed lovers and childhood friends to compare scars and the physical calamities that keep tearing them apart and drawing them back together.
PRESENTED BY NEWCHARACTER PRODUCTIONS
AT L1 STUDIOS AS PART OF THE MELBOURNE FRINGE FESTIVAL
Doug | NICK JAQUINOT
Kayleen | KATARINA VIVA-SCHOLLER
Producers | NICK JAQUINOT, KATARINA VIVA SCHOLLER
Production Design | ELEANOR STEINER
Lighting Design | EMMA FOX
Sound Design | DAVID WARD
Make-Up and Prosthetics | ALEX CHAPMAN