AMY’s 2011 Production: Check Out

Come see what AMY has been up to this season!

Presented by the AMY 2011 participants
Directed by Claire Calnan and Lisa Codringto

A woman lines up at the return counter to get a refund for ‘the perfect dad’ product; a customer goes shopping for words and discovers that “pressure” and “can’t” are the only ones she seems to be able to afford; a BFF doll stands on a shelf selling herself to passersby. CHECK OUT chronicles a full day of operations at The More Frills Super Mega Ultimate Extreme Shopping Centre Place. This multi-disciplinary performance piece takes a playful look at the things we value and asks us how much we are willing to pay.

Through one-to-one mentorships and weekly sessions of lively discussions and theatre-making exercises, this year’s group of 12 young women have created an engaging theatrical offering that courageously explores themes of isolation, addiction, body image, and the commodification of…well, everything.

April 8 at 8pm
April 9 at 2pm and 8pm (Gala show)
Tickets: Check Out: $15 in advance; Pay-What-You-Can at door from The Arts Box Office

CHECK OUT is co-directed by Claire Calnan (NOW Magazine top theatre artist 2009) and Lisa Codrington (Governor-General Award nominee) and has assembled an extraordinary group of mentors including Saidah Baba Talibah (songstress, recording artist), Morwyn Brebner (The Optimists, Little Mercy’s First Murder), Anna Chatterton (Independent Aunties), Audrey Dwyer (Actor, Director, Dramaturg), and Motion (Author, Spoken Word poet)