Bigger than Jesus. Greater than God.
Celebrity is a new solo work stylised as a lecture-performance combined with a filmic character narrative. It is an investigation targeting the Westernised phenomenon of celebrity, the paradox of celebrity addiction and the pandemic of celebrity worship. A potentially controversial dark comedy, it draws a wide, glittery blurred line between the factual, the fictional and the godly to examine what the existence of celebrity serves and what it dominates. Celebrity is unapologetic, charismatic, and uncensored.
Guest appearance by Thatcher Christian – motivational icon slash actor slash singer-songwriter slash artist slash brand ambassador slash influencer slash spokesperson slash non-award-winning, self-proclaimed deity.
“Stevie is disciplined, tightly imagined, engaging and poetic.” – Ruth Richter, Stage Whispers, 2022
“Suzie is a great performer. She can cast a spell and draw you in. You can feel her pain. Any actor who can hold their own in a solo show has my complete admiration.” – Grant Virtue, Theatre Travels, 2019
Content Warnings: Coarse language, partial nudity, flashing lights, loud music, references to cults, religious doctrines, B – Z Listers, reality TV stars, influencers, catfishing, fake fame and Disney.
Performer, Writer and Producer: Suzie J. Jarmain
Director: Emma Gough
Filmmaking Artist: Jackson
Composer: Kym Alexandra Dillon
Lighting Designer: Shane Grant
Stage Manager and Technical Operation: Jamie Henson
Cameo by Jim Daly
Image by Darren Gill
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.