The Good Room Push the Boundaries of Intimacy

1 Sep

Media Release
Party with confetti on the dancefloor, a disco ball and two people wearing heels.

Spin a tale or spin the bottle?

Pour the wine, dim the lights and get ready for a good time with one of Queensland’s most celebrated theatre collectives.

The Good Room is pushing the boundaries of intimacy in the age of isolation with a daring double bill, strictly for adventure-seeking adults.

One Bottle Later is a theatrical speed-date that instigates and celebrates face-to face human connection over a bottle of wine and a surprising checklist of conversation starters.

This world premiere production is a high-fun, low-risk socially-distanced intimacy experiment playing out in Brisbane’s Powerhouse Theatre from 16 – 20 September. Bold and fun-seeking punters will be partnered with a stranger and sent on a conversational escapade, in this small-capacity, large-scale experience, studded with low-fi glittery theatrics and classic Spritz.

Festival-goers looking for a little flirtatious fun while maintaining their social distance in-house can opt to make a date with a steamy late-night story in (You Don’t Have To Put On Your) Red Light. Get comfortable at home in your tracksuits and PJs but be prepared to get a little hot under the elastic when the phone rings on 9, 16 and 23 September; each Hump Day of the Festival.

The Good Room has hopped into bed with authors Benjamin Law, Krissy Kneen and Mandy Beaumont to develop three intimate audio experiences, dialled-in directly to amorous audiences of one by some of Brisbane’s most alluring voice actors.

Brisbane Festival Artistic Director Louise Bezzina said The Good Room cemented its status as a Festival favourite with a string of hits including, I Want To Know What Love Is, I Just Came to Say Goodbye and I’ve Been Meaning to Ask You

“The Good Room has a reputation for bringing a fresh perspective to big ideas and issues and they’ve landed a bulls-eye with their fun new works about the human need for intimacy and connection in a time of isolation and social distance,” Ms Bezzina. 

“They’ve assembled a collective of boldly Brisbane artists and injected their distinctive and irreverent style into producing a fun night out and a steamy night in for the people of Brisbane.

“The Good Room in your bedroom AND the Brisbane Powerhouse Theatre – what’s not to love?”

The Good Room – co-directed by Daniel Evans, Amy Ingram, Lauren Clelland and Tara Hobbs – takes a collaborative approach to theatre-making; assembling teams of top Australian talent, partnering with local companies and building work with contributions from the general public.

The Good Room is a Brisbane Festival 2020 Boldly Brisbane Artist and is supported through the Giving Program by Courtney Talbot.

When you are asked to create a work for Brisbane Festival – as an independent artist – that’s a call to action, that’s permission to dream bigger, to not just think outside the box but to blow the box up, rearrange the pieces and create something brilliant!

Daniel Evans

“The work we create has to be visceral and physical and sharp and salacious and irreverent.” “We have to give you a reason to turn up, 10 reasons to stay and 100 things to talk about afterwards.”

One Bottle Later
Past Event
16 – 20 Sept

One Bottle Later

Brisbane Powerhouse

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