Lifestyle of the Richard and Family
Presented at Next Wave Festival, 2018
Dinner party drama turns tech-rave apocalypse. Written with the assistance of text prediction, this 60-minute stage-play is a sprawling, poetically absurd modern drama that shines a light on the increasing role automated technologies play in our daily lives.
The Age said, "...The result was a kind of Ionescu via autocorrect, not exactly pleasant but with an absurd internal logic of its own".
theatrepeople.com.au said, "Their world is articulated through an impressively detailed lexicon, an augmented consumerist doublespeak of sorts, fittingly written with the assistance of grammar correction program SwiftKey Note... Incessant, irreverent and out of control".
Directed and devised by Harriet Gillies and company.