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Emma Valente Emma Valente i(A141277 works by)
Also writes as: The Rabble
Gender: Female
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1 1 Lone Emma Valente , Kate Davis , 2018 single work drama

'THE RABBLE have developed LONE in collaboration with eleven children between the ages of 8 and 11 to create a bespoke performance installation to be experienced by one audience member at a time.

'The young performers have imagined a space designed to be inhabited alone –that audience members must navigate and perhaps catch a glimpse of their own childhood.' (Production summary)

1 Joan Kate Davis , 2017 single work drama historical fiction

'Joan is a teenage girl. A virgin soldier who will convince an army of men that she hears the voice of the divine. Her body will become the site of a nation's anxieties and hopes. She will burn.

'Realised in black and white, JOAN pays homage to the art of live oration and silent film.'

Source: Theatre Works program.

1 2 Cain and Abel Kate Davis , Emma Valente , 2014 single work drama

'And while they were in the field Cain attacked his brother Abel and killed him.

Genesis 4

'The biblical story of Cain and Abel is the story of the first act of violence – an act that ricocheted across millennia and divided civilisations. It is the genesis of a vision of history as man on man, brother on brother, blood on the earth.

'Cain and Abel is a show about violence and reinventing history, made by women. Melbourne theatre-makers THE RABBLE are a law unto themselves, and it’s thrilling to see.

'Their method is basically to take a big idea, lock themselves in a room, and make a piece of theatre. The big idea here is the tale from Genesis and its many iterations – Milton and Byron, Baudelaire and Baby Jane.

'After the knock-out success of Orlando and The Story of O in Melbourne, 'Cain and Abel' is the next installment in THE RABBLE’s assault on the great stories of Western civilisation.'(Production summary)

1 2 Frankenstein Kate Davis , Emma Valente , 2014 single work drama science fiction horror

'Doctor Frankenstein is a childless woman, a scientist obsessed with becoming a mother. One night she succeeds in her experiments and sparks life into a monstrous creature – a miraculous conception. Has Frankenstein taken things too far, to a place where the violent need to procreate has upset the balance of nature itself?

Looking back to a classic to see into the future, THE RABBLE’s mutated tale / transcends nature.'

Source: Malthouse Theatre.

1 1 Room of Regret Emma Valente , Kate Davis , 2013 single work drama
1 1 Story of O Kate Davis , Emma Valente , 2013 single work drama

'The Rabble take on Pauline Reage’s famous erotic novel Story of O, reinventing it as a surreal and erotic visual fantasia. We follow a woman known only as O as she submits to her lover’s demands – sex with men, sex with women, sex in public, sex with strangers, sex with machines – a festival of perversity, a denouncement of self.

The Rabble take you deeper – exploring the recesses of O’s mind, the depths of female sexuality, deviancy, arousal and submission. A luscious, visceral odyssey through O’s looking glass. Story of O is THE RABBLE in their element : feminine, provocative, subversive and beautiful.'

Source: Melbourne Theatre Company.

1 2 Orlando Emma Valente , Kate Davis , 2012 single work drama 'The tale remains the same: the immortal Orlando is a young man, a hedonist and rake, a poet and lover, who awakens one day transformed into a young woman. Inspired by Chopin, astrophysics and the Great Frost of 1709, The Rabble have stripped Woolf 's Orlando down to a stark cosmological painting. Pre-Raphaelite punk.
This Orlando drifts through space instead of time, through galaxies instead of centuries, to explore the dark passages of gender, sexuality and fragmented identity. She is opposed by Queen Elizabeth, a shadowy figure who is every lover, husband and wife Orlando has ever had: manly, virginal, mysterious and powerful. Source: 17/10/12).
1 Special Emma Valente , Mary Helen Sassman , 2011 single work drama 'Special is very, very pregnant - or as her mother Goldie would say - a dead weight. Father unknown. Goldie dreams of the Immaculate Conception. Special dreams of love. Nevertheless a birth is impending.' Source: / (Sighted 02/08/2011).