Help the performing arts recover

Livestream dates & times

Friday 13 Nov
6:30 PM
Saturday 14 Nov
6:30 PM

Running Time 45 minutes

Price range

Choose Your Price
$15.00 recommended for waged audiences

Tickets are available for purchase via Melbourne Fringe. Choose Your Price at time of booking, or select the Pay After price type to pay what you feel after the event.

Booking fees are not applicable to Choose Your Price events, however other fees and charges may apply.

A light opera for Zoom and zero performers.

Crying rooms are the small, soundproof chambers at the back of theatre auditoriums and churches where a person can experience an event via one-way glass and live audio feed without disrupting the congregation.

As audience members in 2020, are we not now relegated to the privacy of our own isolated viewing chambers - our very own crying rooms? But what if a crying room was actually a space dedicated to emotionality? A place not to conceal tears, but to invoke them?

A deeply personal and form-breaking work by Marcus Ian McKenzie about cataclysmic events and the transformation that becomes of them.


About the Artist

Marcus Ian McKenzie is an actor and theatremaker based in Naarm / Melbourne. Rigorously conceptless and conceptually rigorless, he creates perforganisms that are for absolutely anybody but absolutely not everybody. His work involves schisms in language, bad dancing, computer generated neologisms and psychedelic worldbuilding. His most recent work, Subliminal Massage, was nominated for numerous awards and received a Green Room Award for best performance in the experimental / contemporary performance category.


Take Over! is a unique partnership between Arts Centre Melbourne and Melbourne Fringe. The program has commissioned and presented three exciting and ambitious world premieres annually from 2017 to 2019.

  • Melbourne Fringe 2020

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