3 REASONS NOT TO MISS THIS SHOW:
Top three reasons you won’t want to miss this one (arranged alphabetically):
1. Adrienne Truscott!
2. Ursula Martinez!
3. Zoe Coombs Marr!
…ok, and three more for good measure:
1. If you liked Nanette, this is going to be your jam: smart, funny and fearless.
2. The prop work alone is worth the price of admission.
3. This power trio of feminist performance artist comedians is a global Fringe varsity team, coming together to make asses of the cultural biases that shape arts criticism.
The first rule of making art is don’t respond to your critics. But in the U.S. premiere of Wild Bore, three masters of smart, political and outrageous comedy delve into the torrent of critical fury that has been aimed at baffling, misunderstood and downright awful works of art — including their own.
Wild Bore is a collection of found texts adapted from the canon of theatrical critique. It is a radical reinterpretation of Facebook arguments, comment threads, pull quotes, nasty tweets, and most importantly, bad bad reviews.
Zoe Coombs Marr, Ursula Martinez, and Adrienne Truscott team up to play certain critics at their own game, and prove they too are not afraid to talk out of their arses.
Read all about it in The Brooklyn Rail!
“Three comedians at the top of their game deliver a meta exploration of criticism and performance that is truly, outrageously funny.” – The Guardian Australia
“What great theatre is all about: a performance that is wild, incredibly beautiful, bravely defiant, and most importantly, far from boring.” — The Music
Zoe Coombs Marr was the winner of the 2016 Melbourne International Comedy Festival (MICF) award for Trigger Warning and has performed at the Edinburgh Fringe, London’s Soho Theatre and MICF.
Ursula Martinez is an established international writer, performer and cult cabaret diva. She produces explosive live performance, for theatre, cabaret, and beyond.
Adrienne Truscott is a choreographer, circus acrobat, dancer, writer, and as of late, comedian, who makes genre-straddling work in New York City and abroad
Wild Bore is presented in cooperation with Malthouse Theatre Melbourne, Australia.