West Australian Premiere

The Talk

Theatre / Comedy
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My brother came out after an episode of 'The L Word'.
As the credits closed on Carmen going down on a leggy blonde in a nightclub, he said, 'I'm like that. I do that.'
My mother and I looked at each other, confused.
'Cunnilingus?' I offered, and laughed.
'No!' He said, standing up and rolling up his blanket. 'Gay. I do gay. I'm gay. I do gay sex.'

What happens when you start talking about sex with your family?

'The Talk' is a terribly undomesticated evening and hilarious live twist on the family dinner. Audiences are invited to become the artist's family and re-enact real conversations about the taboos of sex, sexuality and love. Participatory theatre at its most explicit, unapologetic and best. Bring your mum.

"Funny, toe-curlingly frank, and immensely insightful" The Guardian (UK)

Presented by:
PICA and Mish Grigor/Aphids

Housed in a large and striking heritage building in the heart of Perth, WA, PICA is the city’s focal point to experience the best of Australian and international visual, performance and interdisciplinary art. PICA creates career-defining moments for artists, life changing experiences for audiences of all ages and critical turning points in the advancement of art forms.

Mish Grigor is an artist based in Melbourne engaged in an ongoing examination into the intersections between populist entertainment and experimental performance practices. Mish is one third of the collaborations POST, formed in 2003, in collaboration with Natalie Rose and Zoe Coombs Marr; and Aphids with Lara Thoms and Eugenia Lim.

The session at 2pm on the 20th Jan will be AUSLAN interpreted.

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Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts

51 James St, Northbridge, WA, 6003


Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts

51 James St, Northbridge, WA, 6003

18+ venue or accompanied by parent or legal guardian

Content Warnings

Age Suitability: M

Coarse Language: Frequent

Other Warnings:

Sex Scenes, Sexual References

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