Red Stitch Theatre presents the world premiere of ROAM from Australian playwright Adam Cass. Developed through the Red Stitch Writers program responsible for the award-winning productions Red Sky Morning and Stop. Rewind, ROAM is a chilling production that explores the seductive power of the digital world.
Johnny is withdrawing into a life of gaming, social media and pornography as his relationship with Julia flounders. When he meets a young girl from Eastern Europe in a chat room he is quickly drawn into an online game losing himself in the unlimited possibilities of his artificial life, as well as making some dangerous choices in his friendship with the girl.
The virtual world of ROAM becomes a battlefield for minds, hearts and credit cards. Can immersion in internet relationships render real world communication obsolete?
Red Stitch welcomes the return of resident dramaturg Gary Abrahams (The Laramie Project – Ten Years Later, Day One, A Hotel Evening, Acts of Deceit, The Pride) to direct this new work after collaborating with the company’s ensemble members and Cass through a series of workshops over the last two years.
“Powerful, gripping theatre at its best. ★ ★ ★ ★ ★” (I Love You Bro) – FestMag (UK)
By Adam Cass
Directed by Gary Abrahams
ROAM will feature ensemble members Ella Caldwell, Ngaire Dawn Fair and Tim Potter.
Visual Effects Designer David Nelson (Mad Max, Happy Feet, Babe) teams up with Cass and Red Stitch for the very first time to create stunning computer animation giving audiences a fly on the wall insight into the virtual sphere of ROAM. Design by Benjamin Shaw with Jason Bovaird as Lighting Designer, Daniel Nixon as Sound Designer and Michael Watson collaborating with Nelson on visual effects.
For you chance to see this world premier, please head to our ACAPTA fundraiser Silent Auction page where you can bid on ao double passes to see this show on Friday 11th October at 8pm at Red Stitch Actors Theatre. Not only will you have the extraordinary opportunity to see this award winning company, you will also be assisting ACAPTA in supporting our circus and physical theatre community.