Arts Centre Melbourne and Victorian College of the Arts present

Virtual Intimacy

Very Theatre and ActNow Theatre
World premiere
Contemporary Performance / Participatory Performance  ·  Taiwan / Australia

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Performance dates & times
Thursday 12 Mar
7:00 PM PREVIEW
Friday 13 Mar
1:00 PM, 7:00 PM
Saturday 14 Mar
2:00 PM, 7:00 PM
Sunday 15 Mar
5:00 PM
Price range
Buy tickets to 3 or more eligible Asia TOPA shows in the same transaction and receive 15% off all Adult Tickets.
See a full listing of eligible shows.
Standard
$35
Concession
$31
Under 30
$30
Restricted to ages 18+

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Identity. Online. Sexuality. Data. Relationships. Technology. Queer. Virtual. Intimacy.

A collaboration between directors from Australia and Taiwan, Virtual Intimacy invites you to reveal information about yourself, openly and anonymously. From this, a post-digital work of participatory theatre evolves to explore both our relationships with technology and the ways in which it shapes our relationships with others.

South Australia's ActNow Theatre joins with Taiwan's Very Theatre for this unique performance experiment. A bilingual piece in English and Mandarin developed from work with local queer communities, Virtual Intimacy draws on its makers' practices in film, multimedia and participatory storytelling. Expect to play a part in the live conversations happening within the performance – bring a charged smartphone as we explore our intimate, digital selves.

Please note, audience members will need to use their own mobile data to participate.

Community Workshops
Male-identifying, queer and based in Melbourne? Find out more about weekly community workshops and contribute to the making of the world premiere season of Virtual Intimacy.
More info

Notes

Performed in English and Mandarin. 

Restricted to ages 18+

Sexually explicit content (in the form of verbal stories)

This performance is located at the Martyn Myer Arena at Victorian College of the Arts (VCA). Entry is via the corner of Grant St and Dodds St. Heading south on St Kilda Rd from Arts Centre Melbourne, turn right down Grant St and entry to the venue is on the corner of Grant St and Dodds St.

Latecomers will not be admitted.

3+ Show Discount
Buy tickets to 3 or more eligible Asia TOPA shows in the same transaction and receive 15% off all Adult Tickets.
See a full listing of eligible shows.

Accessibility

  • Wheelchair access
Virtual Intimacy has been co-commissioned by National Theater & Concert Hall, Taipei and Asia TOPA. It is supported by Arts Centre Melbourne through Asia TOPA, National Culture and Arts Foundation, the Department of Cultural Affairs Taipei City Government, the Government of South Australia through Arts South Australia, ACMI and a Playking Foundation Travel Grant.
Supported By
  • Department of Cultural Affairs, Taipei City Government
  • NCAF logo
  • Playking Foundation
  • Act Now Theatre
  • Arts South Australia
  • Very Theatre
  • ACMI
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