MKA Theatre of New Writing
Walt Disney reads you a screenplay he wrote. About himself. And his death.
An adrenaline charged theatrical odyssey, a supersonic portrait of the man who forever changed the American Dream; an unforgettable fantasia. New York writer Lucas Hnath’s hit play receives a daring and comical Australian premiere care of l’enfant terribles MKA and Chapel Street’s Provocaré Festival of the Arts.
Performed by the Manderson-Galvin family.
Aided by a pack of cigarettes, a litre of vodka, his family, and countless dead lemmings, Walt Disney reads you a screenplay he wrote. About himself. And his death.
A Public Reading of An Unproduced Screenplay about the Death of Walt Disney is about fantasies, corporate monopolies, the price of success, and the Disney Dynasty. Walt Disney, his brother Roy, Walt’s daughter Dianne, and his son-in-law Ron. This wonderful spectacle is staged entirely from an elite boardroom and/or magical castle, and features jazz score from Jules Pascoe (JAZZ Party, Husky).
Starring a very real family:
The nuclear unit of MKA’s Tobias Manderson-Galvin and Kerith Manderson-Galvin, and their parents Distinguished Professor Lenore Manderson & Patrick Galvin (AM).
FULL PROGRAM AVAILABLE TO VIEW JUST CLICK HERE
Playwright LUCAS HNATH (USA)
Artistic Director + Scenographer TOBIAS MANDERSON-GALVIN
Rehearsal Director CARA DINLEY
Performers TOBIAS MANDERSON-GALVIN as Walt Disney
KERITH MANDERSON-GALVIN as Roy Disney
LENORE MANDERSON as Diane Disney-Miller
PATRICK GALVIN as Ron Miller
w. LEILA ROMITI as Disney Cast Member
Composer JULES PASCOE
Photographer WILSON LIEW
Lenore’s hair by Runway Room – Prahran
Patrick & Tobias are dressed by Jack London
Festival PROVOCARÉ Festival of the Arts
Season 11 – 14 Jul 2018
Times 8pm Wed – Sat
Duration 70 minutes
Location MC Showroom 1 / 48 Clifton Street, Prahran
“A cynical, sharply political deconstruction of the exploitative forces behind the fairytale juggernaut, memorably performed.”
– THE AGE
“A bizarrely absurd world… a wild ride oddly mesmerising… terrifyingly realistic”
“We are dragged into a dream… seeing in monochrome, post-technicolour, and it’s glorious… The presence of this living, breathing family is undeniable.”
– MELBOURNE CRITIQUE
“The myth… never has it felt so believable as in Hnath’s script”
– THE 8 PERCENT