INTIMACY

Based on real life encounters with strangers on a Melbourne street.

Through a series of intimate and diverse conversations, INTIMACY gives a candid, funny and sometimes disquieting portrait of everyday life where personal anxieties are never far from the surface.

REVIEWS


‘Intimacy is a stunning psychological as well as theatrical achievement.’

Emer O’Kelly, Irish Independent

‘A presentation of such a high standard, both psychologically and theatrically. With depth and subtle manner of acting rarely seen in theatres.’

Piet Van Kampen, Noorderzon Theatre Blog

‘All the elements; staging, lighting, sound are unobtrusive and perfectly pitched. This is one of the cleverest and most enjoyable shows you’ll see in a while.’

Prue Bentley, ABC Melbourne


‘Intimacy is a stunning psychological as well as theatrical achievement.’

Emer O’Kelly, Irish Independent

‘A presentation of such a high standard, both psychologically and theatrically. With depth and subtle manner of acting rarely seen in theatres.’

Piet Van Kampen, Noorderzon Theatre Blog

‘All the elements; staging, lighting, sound are unobtrusive and perfectly pitched. This is one of the cleverest and most enjoyable shows you’ll see in a while.’

Prue Bentley, ABC Melbourne


CREATIVE TEAM

Concept / Direction
Adriano Cortese
Co-Devised / Performed by
Beth Buchanan
Adriano Cortese
Patrick Moffatt
Text
Beth Buchanan
Adriano Cortese
Raimondo Cortese
Patrick Moffatt
Paul Lum
Sound Design
David Franzke
Assistant Director
Heather Bolton
Lighting Design
Niklas Pajanti
Set and Costume Design
Anna Tregloan
Video Design
Keri Light
Choreography
Alison Halit

SEASONS

2016
PuSh International Performing Arts Festival
The Orpheum Annex, Vancouver
2014

Theaterformen
LOT–Theater, Braunschweig
2013

Culturgest, Lisbon
Centro Cultural Vila Flôr, Guimaraes
2012

Noorderzon Festival
Prinsentheate, Groningen
2011

Dublin Fringe Festival
Project Arts Centre, Dublin
2010

Melbourne International Arts Festival
Malthouse Theatre, Melbourne

AWARDS

Nominated: 2010 Victorian Green Room Award for Best Ensemble
Nominated: Best New Writing for the Melbourne Stage for Best Sound Composition
Shortlisted: 2010 Victorian Premier’s Literary Award

SUPPORT

A Malthouse Theatre and Melbourne International Arts Festival Commission. The development of INTIMACY was supported by Arts House. Ranters is supported by the Victorian Government through Arts Victoria.