“It’s about connection. Connection in all its forms: between people, friends, lovers, electricity cords & sockets, all getting close. Trying to get closer.”
Intimacy is dead, and we’re partying with its corpse.
Intoxication is a post-dramatic patchwork about queer millennial anxiety; exploring how the intense fear of being alone rules modern society, and how one person’s loneliness is symptomatic of everyone’s problem. Inspired by the work of sociologist Brené Brown, Intoxication weaves together concepts of vulnerability and shame with Christopher’s personal experience of a brain injury and amnesia, and the overall anxiety of being queer in the technological age.
It was first performed as a full production in the 2016 Midsumma festival before being reworked and rewritten as a monologue, inspired after Christopher met Kate Mulvany and worked with Gob Squad during their visit to Melbourne in 2016. This shorter version debuted at the 2017 YouAreHere Canberra festival in the “Housebound” program.
Warning: Contains coarse language, adult themes
Before Shot are an independent company who’ve worked together for over ten years. Together our aim is to explore the "before-shot" of our culture.