VIRAL

Information for Schools and Teachers

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What is the price of internet fame?

As society attempts to keep up with the rapidly changing and thrilling new world of social media and viral videos, how do we define our social responsibilities?

Viral is a new work written and devised by Hayden Jones and Sam Foster and is inspired by a number of true events.

The play fuses physical theatre, verbatim, multiple role playing, epic and political theatre as it explores the role of social media and technology and how it impacts the way we record, communicate and think about events of racism, abuse, violence and harassment in the community.

Viral was developed with community consultation and workshops aimed at gathering multiple perspectives about these issues.

Matilda Award Winner - Best Independent Production 2016


DURATION:
50 MINS +10 MINS POST-SHOW Q&A. (BUMP IN: 60 MINS)

SUITABILITY:
GRADES 8–12

2019 TOUR DATES:
SE QLD: Terms 1 - 4 | North QLD: Term 2

COST:
$7/ STUDENT (+GST) MINIMUM COST $1000 (+GST)
FOR AUDIENCES OF 150 STUDENTS OR LESS.

SCRIPT:
Purchase the full script for Viral here.


Curriculum Links:
The Arts (Drama/Dance/Music), HPE, English, Sose and Media Studies.

Performance Genres:
Physical Theatre, Verbatim, Political Theatre, Brechtian Conventions, Multiple Role Playing, Comedy, Monologue, Mime, Live Music.

Themes:
Social Media/Technology, Personal Responsibility, Socio-Economic Differences, Racism, Abuse, Mateship.