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ASCENT

Presented by Citizen Theatre in association with Theatre Works

Melbourne Fringe Festival 2018
28 - 30 September 2018
Theatre Works



Ascent tells the story of a woman who improves herself to death.

In her quest to feel forever fresh and live up others' and her own expectations of how she ought to be, she undergoes a series of physical transformations, ranging from haircuts to facelifts, and more invasive procedures. Reaching for her ideal self, she ascends into oblivion.



The Citizen Theatre ensemble tells the story of ASCENT by creating optical illusions with movement and light, along with an experimental use of song, voice and musical elements.

The performance takes place in near darkness accentuating the skin of the performers and allowing the ensemble cast to build new bodies on stage and slowly remove body parts as the protagonist undergoes increasingly evasive procedures in her quest for perfection.

︎ Hero image & graphic design


︎ Production images



MAKING-OF ASCENT MINI-DOCUMENTARY














Credits

PERFORMING COLLABORATORS
Marty Alix
Jordan Barr
Kala Gare
Willow Sizer
Jessica Vellucci


NON-PERFORMING COLLABORATORS
Writer/Director/Producer: Jayde Kirchert
Visual Design/Graphic Design/Producer/Documentarian: Stu Brown
Composer: Imogen Cygler
Lighting Designer: Ashleigh Barnett
Stage Manager/Operator: Sophie Andrew
Social Media Coordinator/Producing Assistant: Steph Clare-Cover
Publicist: Sassy Red PR

Special thank you: Jack Wunsch, Jenni Little (early workshop collaborators)

This production is generously supported by Monica and Sam Abrahams and the Ron and Margaret Dobell Foundation, as part of ShowSupport.





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