SURPRISE PARTY WITH JEM AND DEAD MAX
Meet Jem and Max. Best mates from way back, fresh out of uni and reconnecting after two years apart – until Max dies in a car crash. But why should death get in the way of a good party? As wine is poured and pasta cooked, Jem and Dead Max swap in-jokes, high school crushes, and stories of the nights that never seemed to end. But there’s one night that they never had a chance to talk about. As the party unfolds, blurry memories get pulled into uncomfortable focus. How do you find closure on something you need to believe never happened?
A punchy and energetic story – Augusta Supple on Twisted
Taylor is charmingly honest and vulnerable – Myron My on How Can You Sleep at Night?
Surprise Party with Jem and Dead Max was developed with the generous support of The Kiln at Arts Centre Melbourne
Directed by Iris Gaillard
Written by Georgia Symons
Performed by Anna Kennedy and Christian Taylor
Produced by Fiona Dunne
Image by Connor Tomas O’Brien