Client: Citizen Theatre in association with theatre works
ASCENT tells the story of a woman who improves herself to death. In her quest to feel forever fresh and live up others' and her own expectations of how she ought to be, she undergoes a series of physical transformations, ranging from haircuts to facelifts, and more invasive procedures. Reaching for her ideal self, she ascends into oblivion.
The Citizen Theatre ensemble tells this story by creating optical illusions with movement and light, along with an experimental use of song, voice and musical elements. This experimental play was performed at Theatre Works in St. Kilda as part of the 2018 Melbourne Fringe program.