lead creative, performer Jess Nyanda Moyle
director, sound Joe Lui
stage manager, lighting Jason Ng
costume Olivia Tartaglia
scenic Cherish Marrington
movement dramaturg, marketing & publicity Michelle Aitken
producer Melanie Julien-Martial
performers, devisors Ramiah Alcantara, Molly Earnshaw, Andrew Sutherland
The Blue Room Theatre Perth
Squid Vicious 2019
PROJECTION DESIGN ELEMENTS:
Calamari, karaoke and Filipina Fury
A 26-year-old Filipina and her baby arrive in Australia for the first time. A mermaid (half woman, half octopus) washes up at Fremantle and opens up a fish and chip shop.
Ocean temperatures are on the rise, causing squids to proliferate in numbers. Pauline Hanson’s scared of being swamped by Asians. The baby turns 11 and starts wishing her skin was white. The mermaid is making a killing selling her own tentacles. Pauline’s still out there, plotting. The ocean isn’t showing any signs of cooling down, the squids are taking over and the baby – now the same age as her mum when she arrived in Australia – makes a theatre show about identity politics.
Cephalopod: A new inky offering from Perth performance fish-punks, Squid Vicious.