There is just under two weeks til I debut my first ever solo show at Crack Theatre Festival and I can’t believe how quickly it has come and how excited I am to show you what I’ve made.
‘Business Unfinished’ started a year ago when I applied for PACT‘s ‘Vacant Room‘ program. I was completely obsessed with the whole notion of the paranormal. I was watching a lot of really trashy American Ghost shows and 90s horror movies. I was fascinated by the ideathat people experience terrific and unexplainable spectacles in their homes (paranormal or otherwise) that they were willing to ignore or rationalise.
I wanted to make a show which incorporated people’s donated ghost stories with my own interviews with my Mum, about my Dad – who saw ghosts in our family homes before my parents divorced when I was 9.
After my PACT residency, I received a lot of encouragement and positive feedback about the show. I very much wanted to turn my residency piece into a ‘fully formed show’. A cabaret exorcism that only I could perform without being possessed by the devil. I applied to Crack. I got in – and ‘Business Unfinished’, the show, was conceived. The new material is satanic, scary, saucy and secret.
Below are the times and dates. I hope you can make it out to Newcastle to come and see it and heaps of other awesome stuff playing during THIS IS NOT ART. It’s also my 28th birthday so definitely come and have an ‘I-beat-the-27-club’ cocktail if you’re in the area.