Thursday 9 August 2012 | By Roz Tuplin
ED2012 Theatre Review: Executive Stress / Corporate Retreat (Applespiel – Australia)
The object of interactive theatre should be to give the audience access to a fictional world by giving them a stake in it. ‘Executive Stress / Corporate Retreat’ suffers because it does not manage to create a convincing fictional world at all, focusing too much on the audience themselves. There are hints of a storyline, but mostly the performers are too busy giving the audience tasks to do to actually perform convincing characters or build a narrative. In many ways it would benefit from losing the interactive aspect altogether, to let the characters and ideas emerge. As it is, the show fails to say anything coherent enough to merit audience participation.
C eca 2-13, 15-27 Aug, 1.50pm
tw rating 1/5 | [Roz Tuplin]