theatre performance, 2014

Jumping the Shark Fantastic is an investigation and performative demonstration of what constitutes the “best theatre show ever” for the people of the area where the work takes place.

It uses a residency model to create a creative space for the public to inhabit within the work, producing an allegory for the opinions of contemporary culture. The conflicting and preposterous longings for individuals idyllic desires, which transcend the laws of time and space and financial limitation, are conjured between the binaries of  subjectivity and objectivity.

Jumping the Shark Fantastic uses hands-on community research to create a joyful anthology of taste using a form of documentary theatre that explores the resulting melange of trying to please everyone all at once.

Jumping the Shark Fantastic has been developed with the assistance of the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body. The project has been further assisted by Campbelltown Arts Centre and Vitalstatistix.