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This is My Body

Luke Macaronas

29 Jun to 6 Jul 2023

“I do not believe that the Catholic Church has a monopoly on miracles. Turning food into flesh, walking on water, calming the storm, feeding the multitude, exorcism, resurrection, transfiguration. These miracles have happened to me—in the club, in bed, in the airport, in the sea. I wonder if tonight you might help me make another miracle… “

This is My Body is a participatory queer ritual that traces the history of the Eucharist in order to uncover the erotic, subversive and sacred meanings of breaking bead and drinking flesh and blood. Part-theatre, part-dance, part-ceremony, this show cracks open a pandora’s box of orgiastic rites and disordered feasting that lies just beneath the veneer of the world’s largest religion. It is an experiment in turning food into flesh and flesh into food that promises to be different every night.

Performed by Luke Macaronas, written and devised in collaboration with Sar Fegan, and with mentorship by Joel Bray.

Tickets:
This performance is pay-as-you-feel. Feel free to pay whatever you think is a fair price, or come along for free! We would love to have you join us either way. Recommended ticket prices: Full price: $25, Concession: $15

Performances:
Thursday June 29th — 7:30pm
Friday June 30th — 7:30pm
Saturday July 1st — 7:30pm
Tuesday July 4th — 7:30pm
Wednesday July 5th — 7:30pm
Thursday July 6th — 7:30pm

Content Warnings:
This performance is 18+. It contains audience participation, nudity, sex acts, references to sexual abuse, self harm and violence, discussion of sex, contact with food that may contain allergens, intense scenes and loud noises. It takes place in an unheated basement and will be cold.

Access Information:
This venue does not have step-free access. Please contact us if you have any specific questions, or there is something we can provide to make your experience better.

Artist’s Acknowledgement:
This work is made on the lands of the Wurundjeri Woi Wurrung peoples and the Boon Wurrung peoples of the Kulin Nation. We acknowledge their rich history of performance and storytelling, and pay our respects to Elders past and present. Sovereignty was never ceded.

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