Have you ever posted a video of a stranger in a public space because their actions struck you as strange or significant? How many times have you witnessed an unusual scene in your daily life only to then tell this story over and over again to your friends? When does someone else’s experience become our own?
You’re Making A Scene commences from the moment the audience begins to line up and takes full flight once everyone is seated. Two audience members will make themselves known to you — mourners, long lost high school friends, rival theatre critics, parents of the performer — people whose private lives spill into the public domain.
Written, directed and performed by comedy duo Liz, You’re Making A Scene is Portlandia meets Kath and Kim meets Sylvania Waters. A 50-minute immersive performance that you are invited to film, this show explores the blurred lines between constructed storytelling and improvisation, confessions and secrets. It is an existential crisis wrapped in a beautifully fun, deep and surprising show that always follows the script of human behaviour.
'Nothing short of a delight.' PopCulture-y
Liz is Indiana Kiely and Simon Hawkings. Sharing a love of absurdist, observational and character-based comedy, Liz has been performing and writing together since their formation in 2017.
Simon has been part of the Melbourne comedy scene since 2016 when he joined the Improv Conspiracy Theatre (TiC). In that time he has become a member of TiC’s house ensembles for both sketch and long-form improvised comedy and has taken part in the 2017 Melbourne Fringe with sketch group Bess County and 2018’s Melbourne International Comedy Festival with the TiC sketch showcase. In 2019, Simon debuted his solo sketch show, KIWIFRUIT: an autobiography at Melbourne Fringe.
While completing her Masters of Politics, Indiana joined the Improv Conspiracy Theatre in 2015 and is a member of the theatre’s ensemble and a co-founding member of the comedy group FEMMILY. As a performer and writer she has most recently appeared in the 2019 Melbourne International Comedy Festival show, It’s Talkie Time With Jackie Lime. At the 2019 Melbourne Fringe she produced KIWIFRUIT: an autobiography, as well as directed SadX and Tandem. Indiana co-wrote and directed the immersive comedy theatre show, Egg On Your Face (2019).
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