'Bone Cage' is a heart-wrenching immersive theatre performance about a woman trapped in an abusive relationship.
Theatre director and research lead, Dr Corinna Di Niro, has adapted Geoff Gillham's 'Bone Cage' into a stark and surreal depiction of the harsh realities of what happens behind closed doors when domestic violence (DV) is present. The aim of the show is to raise awareness of the issues of consent, entrenched victim-blaming attitudes, gender inequality, DV, mental health and male toxic culture. As a theatre-in-education piece situated in Theatre of Cruelty (Artaud) and Theatre of the Oppressed (Boal), it is a worthy addition for any unit of study that tackles these issues in both an education or community setting. Through the integration of immersive technology including 3D soundscapes and film, game-like audience interaction via smartphones, and unique audience positioning, the audience not only bears witness to the confronting situation before them but are engulfed by the live and video action that surrounds them. In this way, 'Bone Cage' sheds light on the issues women face living in and leaving a dehumanising relationship through a tragically beautiful theatre experience like few have ever done before. A Q&A discussion follows the performance to explore the themes, metaphors and audience interpretations of the work. An education resource pack is available to all senior secondary school bookings. Bone Cage is a MA15+ performance.
Here is a sneak peak of Bone Cage! You can be part of our conversation for change and help us reduce domestic violence in Australia.