In the experience of profound disconnection, when there are no more floors to crash through, the only way out is in.
a/lone draws inspiration from the shared experience of disconnection in our community, delving into the depths of loneliness. It reveals the transformative power of embracing solitude, offering a compelling exploration of the human condition infused with both humour and pathos. This dynamic production blends physical and verbatim theatre, enhanced by an evocative live original score. Following a successful Australian premiere, a/lone graced the Edinburgh Fringe Festival stage in 2023.
It promises to be an unforgettable journey of insight and connection for audiences.
“They forge a profound connection with the audience that touches the core of one’s being.”
– Lucas Loppolo, Independent Reviewer
“a/lone is realised with warmth and generosity, as it considers whether a greater engagement with the self might be a worthwhile and effective means of combatting loneliness, asking: if you are attending to and investing in your own company, are you ever really alone?”
– Josephine Balfour-Oatts, The Scotsman
Content Warnings: Domestic Abuse
Written and Directed by Janine McKenzie
Original score composed and performed by Sheshtin Honey
Performed by Stacey Carmichael, Emily Jacker-Lawrence and Xavier McGettigan
Image by Sandy Gray
Visual rating 50%: Events are partly subtitled or include dialogue, background music and/or sounds, so d/Deaf and hard of hearing audiences can have some engagement with the event.
Aural Rating 50%: Has both sound and visual components, but sight isn’t essential to be able to engage with the event.
a/lone is on VCE Drama, Unit 3.