Event Idol
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Venue Fitzroy Town Hall, Fitzroy, VIC
Umbrella Event Next Wave Festival
First Date 19 May 1992
Opening Date 19 May 1992
Last Date 30 May 1992
Dates Estimated No
Status Professional
World Premiere No
Part of a Tour Yes
Description An idol has been defined as a "person, thing that is the object of excessive devotion; phantom". Idol interrogates all that is sacred between stars (of show biz, pop music, and the cinema) and their adoring fans. The borderline between the idol and the fan blurs, and at times seems to disintegrate altogether. It is a show of extraordinary comic vitality, wit and schizoid energy. It explodes the conventional audience-actor relationship. It has been hailed as hectic, vocal, musical and aggressive, at times muted and lyrical.
Description Source Production Company
Primary Genre Theatre - Spoken Word
Secondary Genre Test Comedy
Group-devised
Interactive
Subjects Materialism
Pop music
Popular Culture
Young adults
Youth
Organisations
Contributors
Name Function Notes
Annemaree Dalziel Costume Designer
Nigel Kellaway Designer
Regina Heilmann Devisor
Nigel Kellaway Devisor
Jai McHenry Devisor
Rolando Ramos Devisor
Meme Thorne Devisor
Nigel Kellaway Director
John Baylis Dramaturg
Bruce McKendry Lighting Designer
Regina Heilmann Performer
Jai McHenry Performer
Rolando Ramos Performer
Meme Thorne Performer
Bruce McKendry Production Manager
Peter Wells Sound Designer
Resources
Text Nationality Australia
Production Nationality Australia
Further Information Idol was performed also in schools (1991 to 1994) and many other seasons including a Northern Australian Tour, The Next Wave Festival and it was presented at the Vancouver International Children's Festival. The majority of the performances included Meme Thorne as a performer. Occasionally Nigel Kellaway replaced Rolando Ramos as a performer.
Data Source
Source Description
Australian & New Zealand Theatre Record May, 1992
Sidetrack Archive Box 10
Data Reviewed By Geoffrey Milne (GeoffreyMilne) on 11 February 2012
Event Identifier 15947