In Revolt. She Said. Revolt Again. UK writer Alice Birch skewers the language and semiotics of both patriarchy and feminism. The play is equal parts belly-laugh funny and gut-wrenchingly real.
She tears apart the structures that keep feminism and women trapped inside a patriarchal system. The work presents a rallying cry for a new feminism, to work outside the system and re-redefine the way we think about womanhood.
Women take their rightful place, centre stage: becoming the aggressor in seductions, demanding what they want from work, trashing supermarkets and with them the fragile masculine ego.
Packed with intelligence, humour and wrenching social commentary, House of Sand bring its signature visceral performance style to a revolt that is a punch in the face wrapped in a satin glove. The play is based on conversations with more than 80 Australian women across a range of socio-economic, cultural, religious, sexuality and gender backgrounds. This new production will resonate deeply with local audiences.
Charles and Eliza Sanders’ award-winning House of Sand creates madcap, visceral performance work with a signature expressionistic style in theatre, dance, cabaret and visual and performance art. Directed by Charles and featuring Eliza, Revolt also features the talents of Violette Ayad, Anna Cheney, Enya Daley, Richard Hilliar and Moreblessing Maturure.
“We explore what it means to be a citizen of the world,” says Eliza, “by looking towards the very personal, intimate and specific. And we’ve developed a methodology which brings the idea of global/local citizenship into the body, the muscles and the guts. Our resulting signature aesthetic is visceral, expressionistic and slightly absurd.”