Rules of Love
A new theatre work by Zadie Kennedy McCracken exploring the limitations and transgressions of obsession and intimacy.
In the aftermath of an uproarious party, Kate digs through her strobe-lit memories of two perpetual crushes: Luke and Julie. As Kate’s long, infatuated night, comes back to her in both real and fantastical vignettes, she confronts the fear surrounding her deepening sexuality and capacity for vulnerability. It’s a party, the aftermath of a party, a love triangle, a pile of trash. It’s modern infatuation, boundaries set and broken. Dance, physicality, noise, chaos, mess. Colour, joy, hollowness, purpose. A woman. A woman, standing in the midst of Dionysian debris, asking herself what she truly desires.
Content warnings: sudden flashes, discussion of mental ill health, audience interaction
Access: Live captioning provided for all performances.
Writer, producer and performer: Zadie Kennedy McCracken
Director: Tallulah McKenzie
Assistant director and co-producer: Olivia Ryan
Performers: Lars Prince, Leila Minnie Romiti
Lighting, sound and set designer: Finn McHenry
Contributing artist: Alison Ford
We acknowledge the Wurundjeri and Boon Wurrung people of the Kulin Nations as the Traditional Owners of the land upon which we live, work, and learn. We pay our respects to the Elders past, present, and emerging. Sovereignty was never ceded. This always was and always will be, Aboriginal land.