Hissy Fit: I might blow up someday

Hissy Fit photo by Lucy ParakhinaHissy Fit is live, experimental performance art. Far from your mainstage musicals and plays, the show challenges you in its meaning making and surprises you in its performance choices.

Rock band meets bra-burning feminists meets athletes in a light and sound show spectacular at Carriageworks for the Performance Space Liveworks Festival. The 50 minute performance holds you in a state of uncertainty and at the same time maintains a keen intense interest in trying to decipher what these three girls are trying to convey.

Hissy Fit artists Jade Muratore, Emily O’Connor and Nat Randall are captivating and intriguing in their detached but engaged mode of being. They walk around in an unpredictable zombie state sometimes playing music, sometimes dancing, sometimes jumping into (and on) the audience.

They’re trying to work up hysteria, a free-for-all where no rules apply and in the dark we can just muck up and have a ‘hissy fit’ should the impulse be there. In the process, they can reclaim the once derogatory words thrown at women… girls gone wild out of choice.

For this straight-laced theatre-goer I didn’t know what to expect and while I was taken back by the wordless storytelling I was also strongly engaged by the clever compositional score, lighting design and the women’s performances. If you love performance art, you love women, or you’re just keen to get out of your comfort zone, come and see Hissy Fit. They’re strong and fearless women.

Hissy Fit: I might blow up someday 
Carriageworks, 245 Wilson Street, Eveleigh (Sydney)
Performance: Friday 23 October 2015 – 9.00pm
Season: 22 – 25 October 2015

For more information, visit: www.performancespace.com.au for details.

Image: photo by Lucy Parakhina

Review: Maryann Wright

Maryann Wright is a performer and writer. She has a Diploma of Musical Theatre from Brent Street and a Bachelor of Arts (Media and Communications) from The University of Sydney. Recent performance credits include: EIGHTSubject To ChangeHeart of a Dog (Australian premiere), Carrie (Squabbalogic) and Urinetown (Brent Street). Journalism credits include: www.artshub.com.au, The Guardian, news.com.au and Girlfriend Magazine. www.maryannwright.com.au