Douglas has been a professional food writer since 1986. He is also an award-winning actor and director in Community Theatre and has been for many years. His blog may be found at: www.urbaneguerilla.wordpress.com
Never forget the duck
Much as Magony wrote an Etude for Flugelhorn and Violin so has Nicole Gunn created her Piece for Person and Ghetto Blaster, an irregular work of surreal charm involving the story of a man, a woman and a duck.
Nichole Gunn and Friend (Photograph courtesy of Performing Lines)
Nicole Gunn's work is the equivalent of a Dada painting or music by Schoenberg - the audience does all the work, the performer provides clues and hints.
In every good performance the audience and performer form a symbiotic whole far great than its parts, in Gunn's work it is essential as the transformation and conflict created is the show. Plus the duck, of course.
Gunn, the creator, author of the text, director and actor of Piece for Person and Ghetto Blaster, has been all these things since 2002, when she first began making solo work that blended 'performance, art and anthropology to explore the fragility of the human condition with subversive humour.'
Piece for Person and Ghetto Blaster runs as part of 2016's Fringe World at PICA, 51 James Street, Northbridge from Saturday the 13th of February at 7:30pm until Friday the 19th of February (there is one matinée at 2:30pm on the 14th).
Tickets cost from $20 and are available from the Fringe World website here.