Venue: Metanoia Theatre at the Brunswick Institute, 270 Sydney Rd., Brunswick
Dates: Wednesday 29 June – Saturday 2 July
Tickets: Full $30 / Conc $25
To Book: metanoiatheatre.com/ Phone: (03) 9387 3376
Exploring the Thin Line Between Life and Death - the delicate balance between carnal and civilized....
British playwright Sarah Kane’s 4:48 Psychosis will be presented on stage in Melbourne this June at the Metanoia Theatre, part of the Brunswick Mechanics Institute. Produced by new theatre company, Bare Naked Theatre, the production delves into the complex issues of clinical depression, self harm, dependency and isolation.
Composed of 24 sections which have no specified setting or characters, the language of 4:48 Psychosis varies between the naturalistic and the highly abstract or poetic. The playwright herself dealt with issues of serious mental illness and committed suicide at 28 shortly after
Bare Naked Theatre Artistic Director Kendall-Jane Rundle has recently relocated to Melbourne from Montreal to launch the theatre company here and is presenting its inaugural season with 4:48 Psychosis. Her overall mission is to produce multi-dimensional, dynamic work and bring together both experienced and emerging artists to cultivate pieces that challenge limits and audience expectations.
Kendall-Jane Rundle has been writing, producing, directing and performing for over 20 years and is the founder and General/Artistic Director of#PurpleDragonTheatre, Montreal and the Ukuthemba Performing Arts Development Program, Port Elizabeth, South Africa. She has won various awards for her work including Best Director, Best Actor, and Best Choreography, along with numerous writing
accolades. Her work has been produced in Canada, South Africa, UK, USA, Greece and China.
Thanks to our friends at Encore PR our media crew has a special invite to cover this production in Melbourne. I am grateful to Irina Ivanova and Ina Parakhina at Photoverita who kindly agreed to attend this performance. Please stay tuned for more information to come up soon.