Promising to be another powerful, engaging, and highly entertaining work by one of Melbourne’s critically acclaimed artists, Gavin Roach returns to Midsumma with the second instalment of his Anxiety Trilogy – The Measure of a Man, at Gasworks Arts Park from 1 February 2016.
Following on from his hugely successful I Can’t Say The F Word, The Measure of a Man is told in Roach’s trademark humorous, raw, and deeply candid style. Plunging deep into the heart of one man’s sexual anxieties, it dares to ask the question; “If you’re a gay man that can’t have sex, what worth do you have?”
“Stories like The Measure of a Man are, sometimes, rarely spoken about. They’re often shrouded in embarrassment or shame,” explains Gavin. “There have been many times when I’ve spoken with others about the show and the themes and they suddenly become wide-eyed and say, I thought I was the only one.”
I don’t think my story has any more gravity than anyone else’s, but if it gets people talking then I don’t see that as a bad thing,” adds Gavin.
A graduate of the Bachelor of Arts (Acting for the Screen and Stage), the Bachelor of Arts (Acting for the Screen and Stage, Honours) at CSU, and the Masters in Arts Management at UTS, 2015 saw Gavin commence his Masters in Writing for Performance with VCA.
Gavin’s previous productions include Confessions of a Grindr Addict, Any Womb Will Do, and I Can’t Say The F Word, all of which he wrote and performed in, and which have celebrated sell out seasons and national and international tours.
His latest premiere season, The Measure of a Man is presented as a part of the 2016 Midsumma Festival and promises to be another powerful, engaging, and highly entertaining work by one of Melbourne’s most lauded Queer artists.
“Roach himself could charm anyone, and his impish stage persona makes the artificial construct of a theatrical narrative flow as naturally as any of Alan Bennett’s seminal talking heads.” – Fringe Journal
Director: Lauren Hopley Writer / Performer: Gavin Roach
The Measure of a Man
Gasworks Arts Park, 21 Graham Street, Albert Park
Season: 1 – 6 February 2016
Bookings: (03) 8606 4200 or online at: www.gasworks.org.au
Image: Gavin Roach – photo by Mati Munoz