Roulette Part 3
Roulette Part 3 makes up the final four pieces in the Roulette series, a cycle of twelve short works which focus on chance meetings between two people in a range of situations. It provides a mosaic of human interaction across a range of emotional landscapes. The series of twelve works are inspired by an ancient Chinese cosmology chart called the Twelve Branches of Life: desire, travel, fortune, self-expression, marriage, responsibility, health, class and rank, law, business, children, friendship.
"There is an extraordinary contrast between apparently inconsequential exchanges between the speakers and what is at stake between them. The speakers sit and make conversations out of cliches...that come to express unresolved conflict, despair, sex and love."
Helen Thompson, The Age
Texts - Raimondo Cortese
Director/designer - Robert Daoud
Lighting designer - Cathy Reid
Performers: Friendship - Arthur Angel, Paul Lum; Innocence - Adriano Cortese, Kelly Tracey; Sisters - Heather Bolton, Felicity Soper
Break-in - Beth Buchanan, Paul Lum
Producer - Cathy Reid
2005 - La Mama Theatre, Carlton Courthouse
2005 - Butter Factory, Drouin