POST are (in height order) Nat, Zoe and Mish. Straddling live art, theatre and contemporary performance practices, they could be described as ‘hybrid’, but prefer ‘genre-queer’. They’ve risen through the ranks of experimental venues and exploded onto the mainstream without anyone really knowing how. Fast becoming some of Australia’s top theatre makers, they are part of a new generation with new rules. They take being silly very seriously, and have a deep and true commitment to innovation that doesn’t alienate audiences or get boring.
“Pokes at the dead remains of dramatic performance with a very big stick that is itself hugely entertaining” (John Bailey, REALTIME)
Continually invigorated by collaboration, they ascribe to the theory that one plus one equals three. Post believe in the possibilities of process and practice outside of existing hierarchical forms of theatre production. Originally a core group, since 2008 post have expanded to include a pool of collaborators from a wide range of disciplines. (James Brown, Anne Louise Sarks, Eden Falk, Emma Saunders, etc)
post carry a deep irreverence for the institution of theatre and a deep reverence for the magic moment of live performance it houses. This has amused, bemused and probably annoyed audiences around the country for the last decade. With a growing international presence, POST are receiving attention for their unique combination of political sensibility and high camp kitsch aesthetic.
post’s work is concerned with live connection, the truly absurd, drag, impostors, impressions, bad acting, boy genii, The Biggest Loser, birth, death, auditions, shamans, epitaphs, avatars, and those nightmares where you have to give a speech but haven’t got any pants on.
“Oedipus Schmoedipus pushes towards some fundamental truth about why we watch theatre at all, staving off our own mortality with a moment of togetherness” Rebecca Harkins-Cross, The Age
Our works include Oedipus Schmoedipus, Who’s The Best?, Everything I Know About The Global Financial Crisis In One Hour, Come On Ladies, Shamelessly Glitzy Work, Swimming Home In Heels, and Gifted and Talented
In 2017, as well as Oedipus Schmoedipus, they will be premiering ‘We Are The World’ with Country Arts SA in Mount Gambier, and touring ‘Oedipus Schmoedipus’ to South America.