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The Dot

The-Dot

Exploring themes from falling in love with strangers, to mental illnesses and inadequacy, The Dot is an intriguing piece of theatre worth checking out.

The young theatre troupe performed brilliantly, with some key performances from narrating characters in particular.

The experimental theatre piece features five separate stories intertwined through audio cues and existential themes.

The Dot manages to turn the urban chance encounter into a tragic fairy tale, and the living of one’s life into an nihilistic downfall.

The highlight of the night was undoubtedly the fourth segment, which I won’t spoil. A standout performance coupled with chilling audio and gripping imagery made for a wonderful scene and an abrupt shift in dramatic tension.

The only gripe I have with this piece is its blocking. For the majority of the piece, two characters will be standing stoic onstage, while one narrates.

However, the vocal performances more than make up for it, adopting an almost monotonous style which compliments the minimalism of the stage and set pieces.

The Dot will make you uncomfortable, it will make you question your own life and it will, at times, terrify.

Take a punt on this local troupe and explore the strange depths of The Dot.

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Peri-Watson

Review by Peri Watson on 21 Feb 2018

Peri Watson is a Perth-based writer and has reviewed for PIAF and Fringe since 2016. Amongst being awarded the Roy Grace English Scholarship and Walter Horeb Literary Award, her achievements include receiving her first piece of hate mail at 19 and drinking 12 cups of tea a day before a deadline.