While the world spews forth an unrelenting stream of doom and despair, Apokalypsis sees four performers take on the task of presenting 100 historical disasters in 60 minutes. Beginning with the Big Bang and hurtling through a quick-fire stream of events that have edged us into the Anthropocene, this theatrical flip-book presents a narrative of the world as one of repeated annihilation and renewal.
As history speeds towards the present day and energy and resources diminish, what emerges is a hallucinogenic vision of a world on the brink of collapse, and a searing indictment of denialism at this extraordinary moment in Earth’s history.
Performers & Co-Creators: Charles Purcell, Kai Bradley, Marcus McKenzie, Rosie Clynes
Sound Design & Co-Creator: Zak Pidd
Set & Costume Design: Jonathan Hindmarsh
Lighting Design: Katie Sfetkidis
Lighting Assistant: Nick Moloney (on internship from the Faculty of VCA and Music, Production Course)
Dramaturgy: Katy Maudlin
Stage Manager: Tonie-Rayne Steele
Assistant Stage Manager: Thomas Crawford
Producer: Natasha Phillips
Associate Producer: Bron Belcher
APOKALYPSIS is presented by The SUBSTATION and has been commissioned and developed through Next Wave’s flagship learning program Kickstart Helix. The project is supported by the Victorian Government through Creative Victoria, The Seaborn, Broughton and Walford Foundation, Silvia & Michael Kantor and The Besen Family Foundation.