Projects

2014

The second spectacle in THE COMING OUT performance trilogy
By Tristan Meecham and Aphids

GAME SHOW

Win his fridge! Win his CD collection! Win his eczema cream! Win his plasma television!

Welcome to Game Show.

From the creators of Fun Run comes Game Show, the second performance in The Coming Out Trilogy. Game Show is a show biz spectacle that examines one man’s desperate pursuit of fame and what he is willing to sacrifice for a chance at the big time. As your host Tristan Meecham will put it all up for grabs in his quest to win your adoration. Each night, fifty contestants with no performance experience, compete live on stage for the chance to take home a grand showcase of prizes: the hosts very own possessions!

Game Show fuses game play, moral dilemmas and live cinema together in a critique of celebrity, materialism and competition. What would you do to win? Does what we risk determine what we value? Will the winner really take it all?

CREDITS

Conceived by Tristan Meecham
Created by Tristan Meecham, Bec Reid, Willoh S Weiland, Lz Dunn, Martyn Coutts, Lara Thoms
Choreography & Community Recruitment – Bec Reid

Performed by Tristan Meecham, Lara Thoms, Lz Dunn, Bec Reid, Jon Campos, Jon Allingham, Willoh S. Weiland
Video interviewees Georgie Meecham, Joan Meecham, Maurice Meecham, Roger Monk, Jess Murphy
Design – Jonathon Oxlade
Branding & Web Design – Chris More
Lighting – Ben Shaw
Assistant Designer – Yvette Turnball
Costume Maker – Anna Macfarlane
Production Management – Emma O’Brien
System Design & Operation – Nick Roux
Composer – Nick Roux
Additional Sound – Lucia Ilett
Production Assistant – Bek Berger
Aphids Design Intern – Robyn McPherson
Produced by Freya Waterson (Insite Arts)

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Game Show has been assisted by the Australia Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body, the Victorian Government through Arts Victoria, the City of Melbourne through Arts House, the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland, the Brisbane Powerhouse and Aphids. Game Show is produced by Insite Arts.

Festival of Live Art, Arts House
March

Images Bryony Jackson

Aphids acknowledges the people of the Kulin Nation as the traditional owners of the land upon which we work. We recognise that sovereignty was never ceded, and pay our respects to Elders past, present and future.