In a piece of delightfully dark physical theatre we encounter the Layman. Join our bestial hero as he takes his first stuttering, garbled steps into the world. Discovering companionship, carnality and loneliness – all within a cocoon of clay. Performed and created by Patrick Carroll, directed by Anya Tate-Manning, and produced by Show Pony.
Layman was originally a 20 minute solo piece created by Patrick as part of his Bachelor of Performing Arts degree at Toi Whakaari. An exploration of being born, being lonely, seeking company, seeking relationship, destroying relationship, discovering sexuality, discovering shame. In grand (and slightly embarrassed) tones, the basic pains and processes of being alive.