COVID-19 update: 18 August 2021
From 20 August 2021 at 4pm, QPAC will be open and operating at 75% capacity and masks are to be worn at all times. We recommend checking back in to the QPAC website regularly to check for availability.
Boss represents an innovative collaboration between established Queensland Artist, Brian Lucas, and an emerging artist who lives with disability, Laura Solomon, allowing them to develop and present an original two-hander performance that explores issues impacting on both of their lives – disability/ability, power, freedom, personal agency, social interactions, and assumptions that are based on appearances.
Boss aims to present both performers in a new light, allowing them to share their powerful insights and challenge both to explore new ideas and to further extend their creativity and artistry.
Two average people meet in a generic waiting room in the offices of a mysterious company where they await an interview for an unspecified job. As they wait, they chat to fill in the time, and find themselves gradually drawn in a playful world of facts and fantasy – a world of supermodels, Disney princesses, Shakespearean lovers, masters, servants, and superheroes. But what is the “company”? What is the job? Will anyone ever attend to them? And who exactly is the mysterious “Boss”?
Boss is a highly physical combination of comedy and drama which explores the personal and political issues surrounding disability and power.
Boss represents a unique contribution to the field of inclusive performance in Brisbane by allowing the two artists to work together as peers, making their individual and combined artistic voices heard.
This premier season of Boss is proudly supported by Blue Roo Theatre Company, Brisbane City Council via the Creative Sparks Grant program and QPAC.
Collaborative Concept Design, Artistic Direction, Playwright and Performance by Brian Lucas and Laura Solomon
Connecting safely at QPAC
Depending on current Queensland Health guidelines QPAC’s theatre capacities may vary and there may be patrons occupying the seats directly beside, behind or in front of you during a performance. Masks are mandatory for all patrons until otherwise advised. Please bring your own mask with you to the theatre. For contact tracing purposes we are using the Check In Qld app and encourage all patrons to download the app and fill out their details prior to attending performances at QPAC. Find out more.
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QTIX is the official ticketing service for QPAC and Boss. Selected packages are sold through authorised resellers only. Any tickets purchased through unauthorised sales channels may be seized or cancelled without refund or exchange and the bearer of the ticket may be denied admission. Unauthorised sales channels include Viagogo, eBay and Gumtree. Read more about purchasing tickets online.
Presented by Blue Roo Theatre Company Inc and QPAC
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