A DAYLIGHT CONNECTION to present double bill at Malthouse Theatre this November

Malthouse-Theatre-A-Daylight-Connection-Whose-Gonna-Love-EmThis November, Malthouse Theatre presents an extraordinary double bill by First Nations company A DAYLIGHT CONNECTION, featuring the critically acclaimed productions Whose Gonna Love ‘Em? I am that i AM and the return season of the 2022 hit Chase.

Whose Gonna Love ‘Em? I am that i AM
Whose Gonna Love ‘Em? I am that i AM is the ground-breaking post-traumatic performance thesis written and directed by Kamarra Bell-Wykes. The production earned widespread recognition, securing the 2021 Patrick White Award.

Featuring Maggie Church-Kopp, Corey Saylor-Brunskill, and Maurial Spearim, Whose Gonna Love ‘Em? I am that i AM will deliver a captivating narrative that ventures into an absurd group therapy session held somewhere in the deepest cells of the collective mind and the colonised heart.

Using text, movement, images, rhythms and rituals to to convey rage, grief and ancestral resilience, the hour-long performance will be further enhanced by a live improvisational score skilfully crafted by smallsound.

Meet Chase. She’s living her best life. Just a shame there’s no one left to see it. Compelling, repelling, and funny. Joined by her zany crew of besties and YouTube subscribers for company, Chase is throwing the party to end all parties. The party to end the world! That’s if any of them actually even exist…

Equally offensive and endearing to theatregoers from every walk of life, Carly Sheppard has been developing and performing the character of Chase for nearly a decade.

Now she joins forces with Kamarra Bell-Wykes (A DAYLIGHT CONNECTION) to deliver the most over-the-top, cracked version of Chase yet! If only Chase understood half of what she helps others discover. Meet Chase. You just might see yourself.

Formed in 2022, A DAYLIGHT CONNECTION are an explosive union of equally weird and talented artists, dedicated to making kick-arse art rigorously and safely, hell-bent on taking their unique brand of post traumatic adventure theatre to Australia and the world.

Their collective encompasses almost all creative and design roles including dramaturgy, devising, directing, choreography, performance, set and sound design, making for a dynamic, holistic and self-sustaining team. A DAYLIGHT CONNECTION are Malthouse Theatre’s Company in Residence for 2023.

Whose Gonna Love ‘Em? I am that i AM
Tower – Malthouse Theatre, 113 Sturt Street, Southbank
Season: 23 November – 3 December 2023 (preview: 22 November) – 6.30pm
Information and Bookings: www.malthousetheatre.com.au

Beckett Theatre – Malthouse Theatre, 113 Sturt Street, Southbank
Season: 23 November – 3 December 2023 (preview: 22 November) – 8.00pm
Information and Bookings: www.malthousetheatre.com.au

Image: Maurial Spearim, Corey Saylor-Brunskill and Maggie Church-Kopp – photo by Tiffanie Garvie