How can performance prevent rape?

On-stage performance can help us reimagine what we take for granted. This blog looks at how performance can explore different ways to be a woman or a man, and negotiate relationships that are flexible, fun, and freeing.

I suggest that performance can be used as a tool in rape prevention. I look at how performative methods of rape prevention may build upon and develop other forms of social education that work to end rape, creating possibilites for different ways to engage in intimate relationships.

This blog is a personal, theoretical, and performative exploration of how performance can be used in rape prevention.

Friday, June 25, 2010

Pillow talk

Perhaps, at the conference I'm speaking at on Thursday July 1st, I'll speak about my new show Chat Room?

Chat Room will take place around Adelaide. I'll be placed on a large bed in my nightie, in very public environments, like Rundle Mall for example. I'll invite people to join me on the bed, and we'll role play intimate relationships and conversations.

It's like street pillow talk.
It's revealing untrue secrets.

Or lying so intimately

It's an antidote to souless cyber connections.

People sharing in the same space, rather than virtual space.

Lying together and lying together.


  1. That sounds fantastic!, much better than the tinman in a unitard I spotted in rundle mall last week

  2. A tinman in a unitard?! Cool! By any chance, did you see, or hear about, the guy at the Malls Balls in Rundle Mall a while back who was carrying a sign asking people to hit him?
    The sign read: 'Please hit me. I cheated on my girlfriend and this is my punishment'.

  3. hey love. how is it going to be an antidote to soulless cyber connections?? x