For some performers it’s their worst nightmare, for others it is a moment of catharsis. With no rehearsals, no director, and a script waiting in a sealed envelope on stage, and a different actor each performance.
Internationally acclaimed ‘White Rabbit, Red Rabbit,’ is a daring theatrical experiment, a transcendent piece of alive and kicking, avant-garde theater.
Forbidden to leave his native Iran, Nassim Soleimanpour wrote a play that was able to travel the world in his place. Each night the audience joins different performers on a trip into the unknown. Stumbling upon the personal and profound, the limits of liberty and ultimately an effective reminder of the transformative power of theatre.
Since its premiere in 2011, the play has been translated into 25 different languages and has been performed over 2000 times.
While we won’t reveal anything about the plot – the audience should go into the performance like the performer — cold. Each night, two different performers wait patiently backstage as the audience awaits. They are then introduced on stage and
handed the mysterious script, sealed in an envelope and it begins.
‘The X Collective’ promises no two shows will be the same. Each performer will personalise and resonate with different parts of the script, and interact with their audience differently, as they read it for the very first time. This is what creates a unique evening of theatre for not only the audience, but for the performer.
Screen and stage icons Eugene Gilfedder, Steven Tandy and Roxanne McDonald join the cast on their respective nights. Along with some of Brisbane’s best local talent Kristian Santic, Steven Rooke and Bernadette Pryde with many more to be announced.
Each of these performers is a strong storyteller and incredibly captivating.
‘The X Collective’ is known for projects that create discussion and encourage others to challenge the local creative
community, push boundaries, take risks and be unapologetic.
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