Madonna Arms

1 – 11 May 2014
Meat Market, Arts House

From the treadmill to the taco truck, Madonna Arms follows the internal struggle of chaos, terror and hope as one woman attempts physical transformation. Madonna Arms is a fantastical exploration of the ways in which power, strength and fitness live and die in the bodies and psyches of young women.

Absurd and ultimately heart-wrenching, this inspired performance work provides an insight into a dangerous cultural logic we have learnt to accept as part of our everyday lives – as futile and devastating as war.

“Romanie Harper’s fittingly spectacular design unites these vignettes – aided by Katie Sfetkidis’ space-age lighting and a blockbuster soundscape by Claudio Tocco.” The Age

Madonna Arms
By I’m Trying To Kiss You
Presented by the 2014 Next Wave Festival and Arts House

Written by Zoey Dawson, Anna McCarthy & Allison Wiltshire
Directed by Allison Wiltshire
Featuring Zoey Dawson, Anna McCarthy & Ella Harvey
Produced by Bek Berger
Sound and Composition: Claudio Tocco
Set & Costume: Romanie Harper
Lighting: Katie Sfetkidis
Video: Romanie Harper & Andre Vanderwert
Stage Manager: Ainsley Kerr
Assistant Stage Managers: Leticia Brennan-Steers & Debbie Yew
Additional vocals by Marrianne Pierce

Image by Theresa Harrison
Photos by Sarah Walker and Pipper Huynh