100 St Kilda Road
THE JOY OF TEXT
by Robert Reid
Captioned Performance: Saturday, 2 July at 4pm. The Fairfax Studio, the Arts Centre, Melbourne.
‘Fearless Writing’ – InPress
Literary theory may seem harmless, but mix it with the impish personality of Danny, a precocious high school student, and the result is not deconstruction but sheer devastation. When a certain controversial book falls into his hands, it’s time to create his own provocative meta-narrative. As his actions send the school into chaos, he learns that, although the author is dead and meaning lacks foundation, the real world has no time for irony.
Hard work at the chalkface.
Set against a backdrop of staffroom politics, Melbourne writer Robert Reid’s mainstage debut for MTC gets a high distinction for his satirical dissection of education and its discontents.
Commissioned and developed with the support of The Joan and Peter Clemenger Trust and The Cybec Foundation.
Photography by Earl Carter