Image by Work Art Life Studios and Black Photography
by Keziah Warner
Directed by Julian Meyrick
INK World Premiere
10 October – 3 November
Previews: 2 – 8 October
Audio Described performance on Friday 1 November
Q&A Session following performance on Thursday 17 October
Duration: Approx. 90 mins without interval
Featuring Christina O’Neill, Dushan Philips, Samuel Rowe, Naomi Rukavina
Dramaturg Tom Healey
Set & Costume Design Emily Collet
Lighting Design Lisa Mibus
Sound Design Justin Gardam
Assistant Director Shaun Wykes
Stage Manager Alysha Watt
Assistant Stage Manager Maxine Palmerson
“We keep your memories safe, so you don’t have to.”
A heavily pregnant ex-ballerina, a child detective, a bitter puppeteer and a feminist pop princess hurtle towards Mars. The world is watching. Isn’t it?
On the eve of a revolution, Nicki and Caroline attempt to gain control over their lives as their A.I. superior, Alex, dances the night away.
And on New Earth, Esta & Isabelle forge hope through a new kind of relationship.
Told across several decades, from Melbourne to Mars, Keziah Warner’s startling, provocative and funny new play explores humanity’s desire to dictate how we’re perceived by others. Control delves deep into our relationship with technology: the moral ambiguities, the dependencies, the possibilities…
“Exquisite acting.” – The Australian
“There are so many fascinating details in this play and so many inventive and thought-provoking links.” ★★★★★ – Herald Sun
“A play which demands to be watched. Acerbic and assured, Control consistently delivers unforgettable moments of hilarity and pathos.” ★★★★★ – The Music
“The cast is uniformly excellent… one of the best shows I’ve seen on stage this year.” – Keithgow.com
Control was developed through Red Stitch’s INK program.
This project has been supported by the City of Port Phillip through the Cultural Development Fund.
Purchase the Play Script
We are producing a published version of our INK play, Control by Keziah Warner. To pre-order a copy, complete with production details, click below. Pre-ordered scripts will be posted from October 10, 2019.