Lisa Lanzi

Festivals, Events & Exhibitions

The Most Massive Woman Wins

An all female, all South Australian team have been invited to tour Madeleine George’s biting theatre work to the curated M1 Singapore Fringe Festival in January 2018.

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A proudly all female cast (Tina Mitchell*Lisa Lanzi*Tamara Lee*Rachael Kirkham) will tour Madeleine George’s “The Most Massive Woman Wins” to the themed and curated M1 Singapore Fringe Festival, January 2018.

The work, directed by Jenn Havelberg, will be a fearless and fabulous representation of what South Australia has to offer the international stage.

Four larger than life, feisty female characters chronicle their body odyssey to land themselves in a liposuction waiting room before they launch themselves into dramatic surgical body alteration.

Madeleine George’s script is a humorous yet poignant evaluation of the pressures that society, and women themselves, place on the importance of perfection, both physical and emotional.
A delightfully physical presentation, the cast sing, speak, move and wrestle with themselves and each other in a real-life mud pit.
This is an exciting piece of live theatre offering provocations for everybody (and every gender).

This story has relevance in our world with alarming rates for both genders seeking to alter their image through surgery. The darker tones in the work refer to self-harm, anorexia, anxiety and repressed rage. TMMW is a blackly comic work based on societal perceptions of the female form. It explores a well known narrative : women attempting to reconcile with lack of self-esteem and effects of abusive relationships by changing their body shape.

The work acknowledges a shared story told with wit, sensitivity and creativity. This particular production with an all female team has pointed relevance in an industry that sometimes struggles with realistic representations of the female form. It will be an exciting explosion of physicality on the Singapore stage and we ask you to support us in our endeavour to connect with an international audience. Specifically, we will use this funding for accommodation costs in Singapore. We are thrilled to take this play to the international stage.

Your donations are going where? They will assist us in putting a roof (and some air conditioning) over our heads for the stay in Singapore.

End result of your monetary investment? A fabulous, socially relevant theatre work on an international stage with 6 talented and dedicated women. South Australian artists networking with other creatives, makers and producers during the Festival. And … some reviewers words to ponder : “Havelberg’s vibrant, funny production fairly flies along as the ensemble proffers monologues from each character’s life, interspersed with crisp, angular choreography and fabulous songs .. gorgeous harmonies. Setting the work in a square mud pit …emphasizing the constant struggle woman endure with how the world wants them to look and feel.”

“Four women, a mud-wrestling pit – the perfect ingredients for lively discussion on obesity. The mud serves very well as a symbol of self-loathing, women as objects, sensuous longings and pure, unadulterated chocolate”.

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Chopt Logic Productions was formed in 2002 by a group of graduates from the Adelaide College of the Arts. Dedicated to producing interdisciplinary work that responds to women’s roles in contemporary society, Chopt Logic Productions work promotes the female voice. Under the Artistic direction of Tina Mitchell Chopt Logic has developed a reputation for producing highly physical theatre with original live music.

We strive to produce challenging, thought provoking and emotionally stimulating theatre that reflects socially relevant issues and concerns, and produce work in both Australia and The United States. For this project we have an all female team of 4 actors : Tina Mitchell, Lisa Lanzi, Rachael Kirkham and Tamara Lee plus our director is Jenn Havelberg and stage / production manager Mel Hirst.

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