The Waiting Room

What are we waiting for?  Lunch, the dentist, the end? Collective human behaviour under the microscope, from the comical to the disturbingly surreal.

Melbourne’s most experienced performers and improvisers bring you a unique, unrepeatable improvisation in which the audience are co-creators. Driven by a soundscape created live each night, this site specific, live art work is created anew for each venue/environment.

 
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Born in a Taxi, masters of exceptional ensemble theatre and idiosyncratic dance, bring you a production that throws all the cards in the air each night, in a unique, unrepeatable improvisation in which the audience are co-creators.

Waiting is often an act enforced upon us by random uncontrollable events, forcing us to reflect on who we are, what we have done and what we want to become. Enter The Waiting Room and you immediately ask: where’s the stage? The Waiting Room is a space for possibilities, for unforeseen interactions and events.

From the outset, the audience is complicit in the show’s creation. The line between audience and performers fades as genuine in-the-moment exchanges shape each moment that follows.

Performed by some of Melbourne’s most experienced physical theatre performers and improvisers. The Waiting Room is driven by a soundscape that is created live each night, responding and initiating to the unfolding action.

This site specific, live art work is created anew for each venue/environment with live Sound by ARIA-winning artist Michael Havir.

The Waiting Room is cutting-edge experimental theatre: a profound exploration of how we choreograph ourselves from chaos. What makes this piece radically beautiful is that it interrogates and embodies the random processes intrinsic to human behavior. The Waiting Room is a living incarnation of fractal art.
★★★★
— Cameron Woodhead, The Age
‘Sheer, playful joy’
— Tim Richards, Issimo Magazine
‘Don’t expect to sit passively in a darkened theatre when you see The Waiting Room because you will incrementally become part of the performance without really noticing.’
★★★★
— Kate Herbert, Herald Sun
‘a COMPLETE night at the theatre; surprising, eloquent, strange, funny, exhilarating, ridiculous, intimate, awkward, original.’
— Sue Giles, Polyglot Theatre