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Performance dates & times

Wednesday 18 Sep
Thursday 19 Sep
7:30 PM
Friday 20 Sep
7:30 PM
Saturday 21 Sep
3:00 PM*, 7:30 PM
Sunday 22 Sep
5:00 PM

*Auslan interpreted performance

Running Time 1 hour

Price range


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Now is not the time to sit back and watch.

Staring into our cultural inertia and the hypocrisies of trying to be good in the face of a climate crisis, What Am I Supposed To Do? (WAISTD) is a truly immersive experience questioning the complexities and complicity of contemporary Australia. Digging into the stasis that holds us back from doing anything, this dark, hopeful and irreverent cautionary tale reminds that now is not the time to sit back and watch.

Sarah Aiken and Rebecca Jensen / Deep Soulful Sweats invite you to jump in the twin cab for a jaw-dropping ride through cultural detritus of colonial Australia in an unfolding eco-horror. Somewhere between mass games, film set and school play, you will play a vital part in a performance without spectators. Directed live, the entire audience move through a collage of drama, movement and narrative, heavy on the symbolism.

WAISTD was developed with the assistance of Arts Centre Melbourne and Melbourne Fringe as part of the Take Over! commission. This project has been generously supported by Monica Lim and Konfir Kabo and Lorraine and John Bates.

About the Take Over! Commission

Take Over! is a unique and ground breaking partnership between Arts Centre Melbourne and Melbourne Fringe, that enables an independent artist, company or collective the extraordinary opportunity to develop a new creative idea throughout 2019, ready for presentation in the 2019 Melbourne Fringe Festival.


Concept, choreography and performance
Sarah Aiken and Rebecca Jensen / Deep Soulful Sweats
Collaborating performers
Claire Leske, Megan Payne, Alexander Powers, Ngioka Bunda-Heath
Romanie Harper
Lighting Design
Amelia Lever-Davidson
Mentor/Outside Eye
Mish Grigor
Gregory Lorenzutti
Sound Design
Andrew Wilson
Production Manager
Bindi Green

  • Melbourne Fringe
  • LGI
  • Brunswick Mechanics Institute

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