Become The One
By Adam Fawcett, 2018 Midsumma Playtime Staged Readings WinnerPresented by: Gasworks Arts Park and Lab Kelpie
Preview: Thu 31 Jan
Wed - Fri 7.30pm
Sat 4pm & 7.30pm
When Noah captures the attention of Tom, a celebrated AFL player nearing the end of his career, sparks immediately fly. But as the season progresses and their relationship grows, questions around identity, sexuality and our devotion to hyper masculinity begin to surface, forcing us to consider what happens to love when good intentions and patience aren't enough anymore.
Winner of the 2018 Midsumma Playtime Staged Readings Event for new queer writing, this smart, sexy and challenging world premiere explores the true meaning of bravery, and what it might take – as both a lover and a high profile sportsman – to become the one.
This projects development and premiere season have been supported by Creative Victoria, a Jacky Winter Gardens Residency and the Victorian Government through the Pride Events and Festivals Fund.
Written by Adam Fawcett
Directed by Lyall Brooks
With Chris Asimos & Henry Strand
Composition & Sound Design by Tom Backhaus
Lighting Design by Benjamin Morris
Stage & Production Management by Tanje Ruddick
Promo image by Pier Carthew
(3 Feb 2019) ★★★★★ "You're suspended in the tension of this relationship along with the characters. We need more of this on our stages." - Theatre People - Dani Rothwell
(4 Feb 2019): Classy, sharp and deeply moving, Become the One makes for a special experience. A huge congratulations to all involved. - Theatre Press - Samuel Barson
(5 Feb 2019) ★★★★ "A tragedy representative not only of queer athletes and their partners but of the Australian Football League's persistence in modelling a repressive narrative of masculinity and heteronormativity to a nation." - Performing Arts Hub - Tahney Fosdike
(3 Feb 2019) ...it is a beautifully written piece, beautifully acted and directed, and in which we invest emotion because we want very much for Tom and Noah to be - simply - together and happy. - Stage Whispers - Michael Brindley
Please note: If your preferred performance is showing as sold out, please check the Gasworks Arts Park website for availability.Nudity | Coarse language | Smoke/haze | Latecomer lockout
This work was developed with the support of Gasworks Arts Park, the Victorian Government through Creative Victoria and a Jacky Winter Gardens residency.
Photography by Pier Carthew.