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Chase

Written and performed by Carly Sheppard

9-13 November 2021

A HotHouse Theatre co-production with Malthouse Theatre

Meet Chase. She’s living her best life.

Hailing from the streets of Frankston, Chase is on a spiritual journey to reclaim her cultural heritage. Compelling, repelling, and funny, she sifts through the weeds of contemporary culture with a handy cam and her 33 YouTube subscribers for company.

If only Chase understood half of what she helps others discover.

Carly Sheppard has been developing and performing the character of Chase for nearly a decade. A macro metaphor of our colonial shame, Chase is equally offensive to theatergoers from every walk of life. But therein lies her power. Chase is a mirror back to Australia.

Meet Chase. You just might see yourself.

This script was commissioned by Malthouse Theatre through the support of the Malcolm Robertson Foundation.

Image: Gregory Lorenzutti

Written & Performed by Carly Sheppard
Direction & Dramaturgy by Kamarra Bell-Wykes
Set & Sound and Composition Design by Andrew Niven (Small Sound)
Sound and Composition Design by Richie Brownlee
Lighting Design by Katie Sfetkidis

Duration 70 minutes, no interval
Content advice Coarse language, simulated drug use
Suitability 16 years +

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