1 Bounty Street, Lismore, NSW, 2480, Australia
12th September 2018
Viral is a story about Art and Zane, two boys who seek to attain internet fame in order to become more popular at school and to make some money. It examines the role of social media and technology and how it impacts the way people record, communicate and think about events of racism, abuse and violence in their community. The show investigates the line between disassociation and raising awareness about such events. Inspired by true events, Viral uses physical theatre, multiple rolesharing, verbatim, political theatre and an evocative musical score and to create a visceral and dynamic theatrical experience. Viral is an example of Shock Therapy Productions signature style of doing as much as possible with as little as possible. As society attempts to keep up with the rapidly changing and thrilling new world of social media and viral videos, how do people define their social responsibilities?