This event was featured in our 2014 program.

Savages by Patricia Cornelius

Persona Collective Launceston

Presented by Junction Arts Festival in association with Mudlark Theatre Inc., and Tasmanian College of the Arts

Savages is a cautionary tale about a group of men who don’t really know themselves or what they can become. Multi award-winning Australian playwright Patricia Cornelius’ new confronting play, takes a dangerously tough look at masculinity and misogyny amongst a pack of ordinary young men.

Based on the story of Dianne Brimble who died on a P&O cruise ship in 2002, Savages has no apparent victim. Audiences are taken on a sensory journey as they follow the four blokes on their ‘trip of a lifetime,’ watching them turn from likeable larrikins to savages.

Written by Patricia Cornelius

Directed by Robert Lewis

Featuring Chris Jackson, Cheyne Mitchell, Travis Hennessey and Leigh Oswin of Persona Collective

Original musical soundscape composed by Yyan Ng

Savages will be the second time the performance has been staged after its successful Melbourne season in 2013.

Persona is both a performance company and a laboratory; it explores and develops rigorous and highly energized physical and vocal training methods, fusing an eclectic fusion of voice and movement methods to create a physio-vocal training aesthetic.

In Conversation

Join Patricia Cornelius, writer of Savages for an in depth discussion about her play.

Saturday 13 | 1pm-3pm | The Junc Room, 93 Cimitiere Street