Photo by Rebekah Kamsky
Gold Santino’s production of Suburbia is an intense and exceptional immersive performance experience that takes the audience through the dark streets of North Melbourne and the dark stories that they have to offer. The audience of three sit in the back seat of a car while various performers drive us around, past houses, down dark alleyways, into empty lots and through parks.
Photo by David Young
On a sunny afternoon, standing outside a shop front in Northcote, I had no idea what I was about to see. Greeted by Chamber Made Opera’s new creative director Tim Stitz (who is also the kind provider of snacks and drinks post-show), the audience is led upstairs to a small living room set up as the inside of a plane. A ‘flight attendant’ provides us with warm towels and we settle in while staring at a white wall.