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Videotape

A young couple isolating together start receiving mysterious videotapes that have somehow recorded deeply private moments.

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Videotape

Date: 14 Dec 2020

Videotape follows Daniel and Juliette, a seemingly-perfect young couple isolating together who start receiving mysterious videotapes that have somehow recorded deeply private moments.

Are the golden couple really ready to get to the bottom of who or what is sending them these tapes? After all, what could they possibly have to hide?

“The play was inspired by films like David Lynch’s Lost Highway and Michael Haneke’s Hidden,” says writer and director Saro Lusty-Cavallari. “I think there’s something fascinating about how reckoning with one’s guilt intensifies when placed into the material reality of media like a videotape.”

“In the past few years, when we’ve had a reckoning with the kinds of gendered and racial violence that prop up the systems that many of us benefit from, it felt like a perfect time to reappropriate that trope.”

Starring Jake Fryer-Horsnby and Lucinda Howes, with video performance contributed by Laura Djanegara, Videotape was originally written and programmed for KXT before the pandemic and has been readapted to reflect lockdown in Australia.

“This was always a claustrophobic play about two people stuck in their apartment with nothing but each other’s growing mistrust and discomfort,” says Lusty-Cavallari. “When it was time to revisit the script towards the end of lockdown we realised that integrating the pandemic into the text wasn’t just easy to do, it actually strengthened the underlying mechanics of the script.”

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