Event The Kiss
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Venue Belvoir Street Downstairs Theatre, Surry Hills, NSW
First Date 12 May 2011
Last Date 12 June 2011
Dates Estimated No
Status Professional
World Premiere No
Description They’re all masters of the art of the short story, and they all wrote a story called The Kiss. Realising this, director Susanna Dowling had the inspired idea to put their four stories on stage, word for word.

Maupassant looks at sexual power and the politics inherent in relations between women and men.

Chopin deals with deception and the choice between love and money.

Chekhov shows how the imagination can take a single moment of reality and build it into a fantasy that becomes more important than the original.

And Goldsworthy takes a kiss and turns it into an aching portrayal of Australian teenage bravado gone horribly wrong.

Eschewing the traditional hack-job of literary adaptation by using the complete text of each story, The Kiss steps out into a new form of theatrical storytelling.
Primary Genre Theatre - Spoken Word
Name Function Notes
Catherine Davies Actor
Rita Kalnejais Actor
Yalin Ozucelik Actor
Steve Rodgers Actor
Luke Ede Designer
Susanna Dowling Director
Teegan Lee Lighting Designer
Joshua Tyler Movement Director
Ekrem Mulayim Sound Designer
Anton Chekhov Writer
Guy de Maupassant Writer
Peter Goldsworthy Writer
Production Nationality Australia
Data Source
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Event Identifier 107110