Gonzo single work   drama   - 65 minutes
Issue Details: First known date: 2016 2016
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Gonzo / is about teenage boys and porn – specifically, how often they watch it, who they watch it with, and why.

In Gonzo, four teenage boys will get up close and personal to candidly reveal their relationship with porn. They’ll divulge alarming and uncensored perspectives that will make your jaw drop, as we delve into a squeamish – but long overdue – conversation about how internet porn 
is affecting adolescent boys.

Set to be our most talked-about show of the year, Gonzo lays bare the facts of modern life in the age of instant access to ‘adults-only’ zones. We suggest you leave your preconceptions at the door as Gonzo / pulls back the covers on teenage boys and porn.' (Production summary)

Production Details

  • Presented by Malthouse Theatre. Performed at Beckett Theatre, Southbank, Victoria : 21 September - 1 October 2016.

    CONCEPT & DIRECTION / Clare Watson

    CREATED WITH THE ST MARTINS ENSEMBLE/ 
Ari Long, Jack Palit, Sam Salem, Sol Rumble

    PERFORMED BY / Ari Long, Jack Palit, Sam Salem, Sol Rumble, Gala Vanting, Helen Corday

    DRAMATURG / Gala Vanting

    Based on interviews with the generous teenagers of Melbourne.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

Works about this Work

Porn-fed Fantasies under a Humorous Microscope Chris Boyd , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: The Australian , 26 September 2016; (p. 12)

— Review of Gonzo Clare Watson 2016 single work drama
Gonzo : We Need to Talk about Young Men and Porn Bianca Fileborn , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: The Conversation , 23 September 2016;

— Review of Gonzo Clare Watson 2016 single work drama
'Young men’s use of pornography has been the focus of considerable debate, if not anxiety and moral panic, in recent years. Recent incidents such as the high school “porn ring” have in many respects fuelled these anxieties around the impacts that near-ubiquitous access to pornography has on boys and young men, particularly when it comes to issues regarding sexual violence and consent. ...'
Gonzo Review : Dose of Reality as Boys and Porn Demystified Cameron Woodhead , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: Brisbane Times , 26 September 2016;

— Review of Gonzo Clare Watson 2016 single work drama
'Whenever there's a story about teenage boys and porn, the panic button is pressed, and the last voice heard is that of the boys themselves. Performed by a quartet of high-school-age actors, Gonzo offers a neat antidote through savvy and illuminating devised theatre, incorporating insights, experiences and confessions from their cohort obtained through an anonymous survey. ...'
Teenage Boys and Porn Demystified Cameron Woodhead , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 27 September 2016; (p. 26)

— Review of Gonzo Clare Watson 2016 single work drama
Porn-fed Fantasies under a Humorous Microscope Chris Boyd , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: The Australian , 26 September 2016; (p. 12)

— Review of Gonzo Clare Watson 2016 single work drama
Gonzo : We Need to Talk about Young Men and Porn Bianca Fileborn , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: The Conversation , 23 September 2016;

— Review of Gonzo Clare Watson 2016 single work drama
'Young men’s use of pornography has been the focus of considerable debate, if not anxiety and moral panic, in recent years. Recent incidents such as the high school “porn ring” have in many respects fuelled these anxieties around the impacts that near-ubiquitous access to pornography has on boys and young men, particularly when it comes to issues regarding sexual violence and consent. ...'
Gonzo Review : Dose of Reality as Boys and Porn Demystified Cameron Woodhead , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: Brisbane Times , 26 September 2016;

— Review of Gonzo Clare Watson 2016 single work drama
'Whenever there's a story about teenage boys and porn, the panic button is pressed, and the last voice heard is that of the boys themselves. Performed by a quartet of high-school-age actors, Gonzo offers a neat antidote through savvy and illuminating devised theatre, incorporating insights, experiences and confessions from their cohort obtained through an anonymous survey. ...'
Teenage Boys and Porn Demystified Cameron Woodhead , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 27 September 2016; (p. 26)

— Review of Gonzo Clare Watson 2016 single work drama
Last amended 26 Sep 2016 06:59:34
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