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Co-produced by
Force Majeure and NIDA

Directed by
Danielle Micich

Created by
Eliza Scott and Danielle Micich

26 Oct – 02 Nov 2022
70 mins, no interval

About the show

An IT worker, a killer whale and Arnold Schwarzenegger walk into a chat room…

IT worker Luke encounters a glitch he can't explain. It gives him this feeling – like when the kid touches E.T.’s finger – what’s that feeling called? The glitch opens Luke’s world into Reddit threads and wormholes and drives him into an impossible transformation.

Through live performance, video installation and sound, Eugene explores the power of expressing who you are – be it online, AFK or in those inexplicable moments like when that word is on the tip of your tongue – and then the rush when you find what that feeling really is.

This co-production with one of Australia’s most celebrated dance theatre companies is co-created and performed by Eliza Scott, an interdisciplinary artist working across performance, drag, sound and film, and co-created and directed by Force Majeure Artistic Director Danielle Micich.


Eliza Scott**

Creative Team

Director / Co-Creator
Danielle Micich**

Eliza Scott**

Contributing Devisor & Dramaturg
Adriane Daff**

Jessi Seymour

Video Designer
Xanthe Dobbie**

Lighting Designer
McLane Catterall

Sound Designer
Jessica Pizzinga

Producer (NIDA)
Diane Misirdjieff*

Producer (FM)
Charlotte Barrett**

Production Team

Production Stage Manager
Timothy McNaught

Deputy Stage Manager
Jordan Magnus-McCarthy

Assistant Stage Manager
Yasmin Breeze

Head Electrician
Bernadett Lőrincz

Sound / Video System Supervisor
India Lively

Construction Manager
Nick Day*

Technical Assistants
Ethan Coombes
Arwen Davidson
Abby Dinger
Carol Gonzales
Naomi O'Connor
Sherydan Simpson
Julianna Stankiewicz

* = Guest
** = Staff
***=Diploma of Stage and Screen Performance