New take on Frankenstein at The Joan

New take on old classic: Frankenstein is the starting point for the Joan’s latest 2016 Brave New Work.

New take on old classic: Frankenstein is the starting point for the Joan’s latest 2016 Brave New Work.

The third production in the Joan’s 2016 Brave New Work season is a multi-artform sensory experience about the evolution of technology produced by The Q.

Using original text from Mary Shelley’s classic Frankenstein, this new production examines the original story of the making of a monster, while drawing on modern day uses of technology. Is technology liberating us or are we creating a new era of Frankensteins?

The production features a remixing of the original Edison Studios 1910 film of Frankenstein, interwoven with images of current technological disasters by digital artist Ryan McGoldrick.

A live musical score will be performed by pianist and composer Paul Smith with actor, Michelle Robin Anderson, interlaying the text from this classic story.

Portrayed as the students of Dr Frankenstein, these three artists will gather to bear witness to the tragedy and provide their testimonial with more recent interpretations of this landmark tale of doom and destruction. Clunky cybernetic structures, contemporary fear mongering and viral villains will be awoken, electrified and digitised this November.

Performances will be held from November 3-5 at 8pm (plus noon matinee on November 4) with a preview performance on November 2 at the Allan Mullins Studio, The Joan in Penrith. 

To book call 4723 7600 or online at www.thejoan.com.au. 

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