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Sydney Festival presents

The Blind Date Project

8 - 20 January 2013

“A bold experiment worth the risk”

The Sunday Age

 

Ride On Theatre (Australia)

The apprehension of going on a blind date is suddenly compounded when a group of people – you the audience – gather to witness an improvised meeting between two complete strangers in a real life karaoke bar.

The premise is simple – or so it seems. A woman sits alone waiting for her date to arrive and that date is a different performer every night. The catch? The actress, AFI award winner Bojana Novakovic, has no idea who she is about to meet.

Conceived by Bojana Novakovic and Mark Winter and directed live by Tanya Goldberg, the daringly conceived encounters are devoid of scripts or rehearsals and no two shows are ever the same.

Guided only by text messages and interspersed with random songs, each performance promises to be as unpredictable as it is dangerous. This brave experiment may turn out to be humiliating, tender or totally hot.

Photo: Jake Walker

News & Reviews

”It’s sheer shitting-myself trauma for about 20 minutes before the show. Then  the guy comes on to the stage and that trauma sort of feeds what happens next.  It’s a thrill – fear and excitement in its most productive manifestation, and  it’s like that the whole way through.” – Sydney Morning Herald, 4 January 2013