In this alert and provocative satire, a somewhat established writer is presenting a play that is remarkably similar to Hamlet (as yet unknown) as stage two of a funding application supported by a theatre company that remains affected by funding cuts.
Although committee members are briefly transformed due to the play’s relationship to personal given-circumstances, the writer does a poor job of selling its virtues, and the proposal is rejected on the grounds that it fails to meet a range of community, diversity, and economic benchmarks.
Committee is a timely projection of what happens when artistic essence and vision are obscured by the demand for the measurement of artistic value in an environment of funding impoverishment.
Written and directed by Cameron Sievers
Cast includes: Claire Nicholls, Lee Cook, Phil Sumner, Joshua Monaghan and Gigi Pinwill
Part of the 2016 Melbourne Fringe Festival