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.

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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’.

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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

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA     |     david.js.ward@gmail.com     |     www.davidjsward.com

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