Impulse Theatre digs Deep into the depths of Human Rage with latest play
Get ready to explore the depths of human rage with one of Victoria’s newest theatre companies, Impulse Theatre, and their new production Wrath at the Intrepid Theatre Club June 3 and 4.
Co-creators and Artistic Directors Andrew Barrett and Emily Piggford will perform the abstract take on the powerful emotion.
“Anger is a destructive circle, it’s a pattern people get trapped on,” says Barrett.
Barrett got the idea for the play from personal experience. “Someone in my life did something to me that I didn’t understand because I don’t find that kind of anger in myself,” he says. “Emily added another level. We made this play outside ourselves, it’s ultimately not about us.”
“We look at the mood, the phase when you get angry and take it from the first bruise through the process of hurting others or yourself. We try to portray the process as faithfully as possible.”
“The intimacy of the space allows us to remove the masking and have a bare stage,” says Piggford.
The movement-based show with no traditional dialogue draws on influences including contemporary dance, Samuel Beckett, graphic novels, anime and personal experience.
“Be ready to let go and experience what’s happening as opposed to just thinking,” says Piggford.
“We want it to be personal for everyone. We hope they use it as a way to find out about what you don’t like about your own anger, and accept the ugliness.”
Although there’s no dialogue, it isn’t a silent play. “We want to take people out of the human world and into a different realm,” says Barrett.
And although it’s abstract, the play should be easy to connect to, adds Piggford. “The audience might be challenged by the content, perhaps, but the presentation will not be tedious to grasp.”
An art show in the lobby will feature acrylic painting and sculpture by Piggford’s sister, Sarah. M
Impulse Theatre Presents Wrath
June 3 and 4
Intrepid Theatre Club (1609 Blanshard)
TICKETS: $13 at the door