I’M YOUR MAN
PERFORMANCE SPACE AND MOBILE STATES PRESENT
I’M YOUR MAN
A BELVOIR PRODUCTION IN ASSOCIATION WITH SYDNEY FESTIVAL, CREATED BY ROSLYN OADES
Enter the boxing gym – a place of dreams of glory, of a better life. Between skipping ropes and punch bags, you train hard, being sure of only one thing: you will eventually lose.
For months, theatre director Roslyn Oades followed a determined young boxer from Western Sydney through his preparations for a world title fight. Based on the recorded interviews of those she met along his journey, I’m Your Man is the story of legends, up-and-comers and failed contenders who have been irreversibly changed by the fight game.
The no-holds-barred dialogue boils with the absolute immediacy of the ringsides, gyms and backstage dressing rooms before a fight; the words of Oades’ interviewees delivered verbatim, as heard through earpieces.
Testosterone-fuelled, high-stakes theatre at its best.
‘Ringside voices deliver a knockout punch… you will seldom see theatre as vivid and as warm as this.’ Sydney Morning Herald
Meet the Artists Q&A: Fri 12 July after the show
I’m Your Man is part of Show Off, Performance Space’s new electrifying season of all Australian-made performance at Carriageworks and Blacktown Arts Centre.
10 – 17 July 2013
10 – 17 July
Wed – Fri 7pm
Sat 2pm and 7pm
See Performance Space website for details