Help the performing arts recover

By Marcus Ian McKenzie
in association with Club Greg International

An alchemy of sound, words, sweat and tears.

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

But what if a crying room was actually a space dedicated to emotionality? A place not to conceal tears, but to invoke them?


At Home Residency Showing

A sneak peek into the work was live-streamed on Saturday 1 August 2020.

A recording of this Showing is available to stream on demand via the Take Over! playlist on Youtube. Available for a strictly limited time, until Thursday 22 October.

Follow the Take Over! Facebook Group for updates, as the artists prepare for Melbourne Fringe.



Marcus Ian McKenzie

Artist bio

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.

*performance organisms


Program Partners

Melbourne Fringe, City of Melbourne and Creative Victoria logos

Supported by the City of Melbourne COVID-19 Arts Grants and by the Victorian Government through Creative Victoria.

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