The Room

 

Surrounded by a projected landscape of his eerie imaginings, a man interacts with various ghosts from his past and ritualises his obsessions with the few remaining objects left at his disposal. Meaning slowly disintegrates, rationality crumbles, past and present are fused into a continuous verbal monologue as his situation becomes increasingly bizarre.

"This is a rough, disturbing production, but voyeuristically mesmerising, nonetheless — in the manner of a car accident or American Psycho."

Fiona Scott-Norman, The Bulletin

"The Room is not a comfortable evening in the theatre. It is well worth it, however, for Jerome Pride’s intricate performance and the emergence of a strong new voice in Raimondo Cortese."

Simon Hughes, The Age

Credits

Text - Raimondo Cortese
Director - Marcia Ferguson

Performer - Jerome Pride

Lighting/Set design - Paul Jackson

Sound design - Darren Steffen

 

History

1995 – Napier St Theatre, South Melbourne

Awards/Nominations

1995 - Green Room award for Distinctive Contribution to Melbourne Theatre (Sound design)

1995 - Green Room nomination for Best Playwright

1995 - Green Room nominations for Best Director

1995 - Green Room nomination for Most Outstanding Performer

1995 - Green Room nomination for Emerging Designer

Support

Presented in Association with Napier St Theatre, South Melbourne with support from St Kilda Aquarium, Diners de Gala Cafe, Fowlers Vacola, Masters Billiards and Snooker Club, St Kilda.

 

Publications

The Room by Raimondo Cortese, Australian Plays.org