SHOCK THERAPY PRODUCTIONS
What is the price of internet fame? Viral tells the story of Art and Zane – two boys who seek to attain internet ‘fame’ in order to become more popular at school and to make some money. Viral examines the role of social media and technology and how it impacts the way we record, communicate and think about events of racism, abuse and violence in our community, investigating the line between disassociation and raising awareness about such events.
Inspired by a number of true events and broader societal changes facing Gold Coasters and the wider community, the show has been developed through a series of community consultation workshops aimed at gathering true accounts of acts of discrimination against a variety of marginalised groups.
Viral uses physical theatre, multiple role-sharing, verbatim, political theatre, AV and an evocative musical score and to create a visceral and dynamic theatrical experience. Winning the Best Independent Production at the 2016 Matilda Awards, don’t miss out on this homegrown performance.
Presented by HOTA, Home of the Arts