Joyous. Sexy. Heartbreaking. Take a dizzying ride through love’s collision course.
Based on 800 anonymous love stories submitted by you, your friends and your exes, I Want To Know What Love Is throws a spotlight on long-buried memories, bedroom fantasies, crushes and conquests as secret confessions are transformed into magnificent declarations centre stage. This is for everyone who’s ever loved. Anyone who’s ever hurt. This is for you.
“A crowdsourced letter of love and loss; 60 technicolour minutes that will have you cringing, crying and singing along.” Cameron Pegg, The Australian
- Venue Format
- Theatre, Hall
- Technical Rating
- Touring Party
Suitable for ages 16+ due to adult content.
Please see technical pack attached for further information on requirements. Rigging points to hang banners essential.
Critical Stages is one of Australia’s leading producers of touring theatre. We make outstanding theatre accessible to audiences everywhere. We have toured productions by some of Australia’s leading theatre makers to regional and remote audiences across Australia and New Zealand. The work of Critical Stages has won multiple Green Room Awards and has been nominated for a Helpmann Award for Best Regional Touring production. The company has been awarded National Touring Status from Playing Australia from 2018.
Critical Stages is currently touring work by artists from across Australia including Salvador Dinosaur (Otto and Astrid, The Orchid and the Crow), The Good Room (I Want to Know What Love Is, I’ve Been Meaning to Ask You), Belloo Creative (Motherland, Hanako), Red Stitch (Jurassica, American Song), Sheridan Harbridge (Nosferatutu), Asking for Trouble (Fort, Bottle Collector), Little Red Productions (Lady Beatle) and much more. For more on our full touring menu head to: http://criticalstages.com.au/available-to-tour/
- Company Website
Unique Selling Point
Many people who see the show will bring their partners, mothers or other groups of friends. Our audiences also have a strong "repeat offender" contingent, with people returning with friends.
Good Room shows create an original theatrical experience. There is an immediate engagement as audiences understand that it is their personal submissions, their friends submissions, or perhaps the submission of a stranger they are sitting next to that has created the show. This makes the audience the most important factor in the performance. See VoxPop video for an understanding of the audience experience of watching the show: https://vimeo.com/190182609
Marketing collateral will be available (template posters, DL flyers, Media releases) • High quality video trailers will be available for TV &/or social media • High quality production stills • Education Kit will be created if sufficient demand
The Good Room and Critical Stages will work closely with you to build a social media buzz around the whole experience and 'event' nature of this performance.
The Good Room is a Queensland-based performance collective who use the anonymous experiences of ordinary people to create extraordinary theatre works. They ask you – and people just like you – to share anonymously fragments and memories, confessions and admissions from your lives and these stories ultimately are used to create the performance.
Because of this unique way of working, there are a range of community engagement opportunities available alongside a tour.
Firstly, there is the opportunity for The Good Room to engage your community before their visit to add their own stories to the work. This will help build a buzz around the show long before it arrives and will create a genuine connection between your audience and the production.
Masterclasses with the company on their unique approach to devising and contemporary performance, and post-show Q and A's.
- Working with local artists &/or emerging artists in your community or simply working directly with your community and your audience to develop their own original work during their stay using their devising process.