We May Have To Choose
621 opinions delivered in 45 minutes on the eve of the apocalypse.
In a dying world, what is it to speak one's mind? Through a fantastical ride through the subconscious, one woman claims the limelight to list her worldly opinions.
Farting breaks the ice. Ice caps are good places for Japanese butoh dancing. Dancing fills your body with happy chemicals. Chemicals are destroying the oceans. Antarctica is not a good place to visit. The polar bears are angry with you... and 615 other facts of life.
This riveting solo is a funny, withering and moving piece about the fallibility of thought in our quest to solve the riddles of our world.
“A show that deserves tracking down… an esoteric and considered piece… wonderfully precise.” (The Scotsman)
Writer & performer: Emma Hall
Emma Mary Hall is an actor and theatre-maker based in Melbourne who makes socio-political, often comedic works. Her most recent solo work We May Have to Choose, directed by Prue Clark, toured Adelaide and Edinburgh Fringe before winning three awards at 2015 Melbourne Fringe, including the Melbourne Festival Discovery Award. It also received two 2015 Green Room award nominations (Best Contemporary and Experimental Performance and Best Contemporary and Experimental Text) and an WA Arts Editor Award nomination at Perth Fringe 2016.
As a founding member of theatre company Man With A Plan, Emma appeared in their devised work Gin Sister, presented in the 2015 Poppyseed Festival, and as Architect in Like A Fishbone by Anthony Weigh, presented in MKA's 2014 HYPRTXT Festival. Also in 2014, Emma performed in the solo piece Reach Out Touch Faith by Sarah Rodigari, which won a Green Room award for Outstanding Contemporary and Experimental Performance. Emma trained at the Victorian College of the Arts (VCA), graduating with a Bachelor of Dramatic Arts (Acting/Theatre) in 2012.
Prue Clark is a theatre director originally from New Zealand and now based in Melbourne who makes work celebrating the imagination and our extraordinary capacity for empathy. Prue's recent directorial projects include: Reasons to Stay Inside by Katy Warner (Melbourne Fringe 2015 and Perth Fringe 2016, and winner of Best Children's Theatre at Melbourne Fringe), the multi-award winning We May Have to Choose by Emma Hall, Dropped by Katy Warner (Melbourne Fringe 2013, La Mama Theatre 2014), and MKA’s Group Show (Northcote Town Hall 2013).
As Assistant director, Prue has worked with Susie Dee on Patricia Cornelius’ Savages (fortyfivedownstairs 2013) and Richard Murphet on Richard Forman's Eddie Goes to Poetry City (VCA Contemporary Play Season 2013). Prue has received Best Director nominations for Reasons to Stay Inside (Green Room Awards 2015) and Dropped (Green Room Awards 2013). In 2012 Prue completed a Postgraduate Diploma at VCA where she was a recipient of an Orloff Family Charitable Scholarship.
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