First look in the Minneapolis rehearsal room

Directed by Frances Barbe, and featuring Andrea Gibbs, Will O’Mahony, Tobias Muhafidin and Liam Hickey, the creative team recently came together for a three-day development.

Our third collaboration with Will O’Mahony (Great White, 2016; Coma Land, 2017), Minneapolis is Will’s latest script about online shaming, call-out culture and the right to be forgotten.

“Will is such an astute and intelligent artist. His writing is restrained but always manages to pinpoint with striking accuracy the complexities of people and the world we live in.” says Senior Producer Rachael Whitworth.

“Dealing with the constant inundation of the internet in our lives, Minneapolis explores the sometimes damaging impact of social media and how the framework of ‘wrong or right’ can be so complicated in this realm. Most often – no one is a winner.”

Following inclusion in Playwriting Australia’s National Play Festival and a nomination for the prestigious Griffin Award, Minneapolis is one of the four projects supported by the Theatre Development Initiative in 2019, a grant program provided by the WA Government through the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries to support high-quality professional theatre productions in the mid-tier sector.

This is an important story that also deals with attitudes towards rape culture and hate speech so we are very pleased to have Director, Frances Barbe bring a strong female perspective to the work. We are working with some exciting young performers in Minneapolis who are bringing such energy and talent to the team. I think the making of this show is going to be emotionally challenging but also, lots of fun!

Rachael Whitworth

We cannot wait to bring this world-premiere to Subiaco Arts Centre, 15-18 July 2020.  Early bird tickets will go on sale on April 9th. Save the date in your calendar if you are planning to attend and want to lock in your tickets at the lowest possible price!

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Scroll down for some pictures of our first development and a sneak peek at our promo shoot.

Composer and Sound Designer | Liam Hickey

Director | Frances Barbe

Performer | Andrea Gibbs

Creator and Performer | Will O’Mahony

Performer | Tobias Muhafidin

Set and Costume Design | Kaitlin Brindley

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