There’s a smell in the air. Actually, it’s a stench, and it’s called patriarchy. And ignoring it won’t make it go away. So we’re not. We’re putting on a live, satirical show and putting patriarchy to the sword….
Patriarchy – Where Would We Be Without You?
As we say in our press release:
Watch humanity’s most dysfunctional system pricked, unpicked and put out to pasture. Witness the merciless lampooning of beliefs and behaviours that are ruining our planet. Within a fast-paced sketch format, this sophisticated, satirical show explores then explodes the toxic nature of patriarchal systems that dominate global societies, economies and the environment. Drawing on the artistic strengths of its creators, the show blends a variety of contemporary concepts from both the visual and performing arts.
The thrust of our message is that patriarchy reflects an archaic worldview and primitive level of consciousness; an aberrant, unbalanced way of functioning that is now totally at odds with our current reality. The idea of the show is for the audience to laugh their way to an understanding that patriarchy really is the manifestation of a stone-age way of perceiving the world, and that perhaps we’re due for an upgrade.
Here are some audio clips of material being developed for the show.
In case you hadn’t noticed, some men think they have all the answers, even when it comes to addressing complex global problems. One of these know-it-alls (Graeme) features in the following two video clips, which were originally produced for a waste management conference. Thomas is the one who looks less convinced. (Material in the clips is being adapted for the show.)
This original show is being created by three members of the founding family of the new Melbourne-based, global online community, Wise Women Will Save the World.
- Jennifer Bowman, Co-Founder, is a contemporary mixed media artist.
- Graeme Bowman, Co-Founder, has a 30 year background as a writer, corporate comedian and hoax speaker.
- Thomas Bowman – Graeme and Jennifer’s son – is an emerging visual and performing artist
One of our community’s major goals is to improve communication around complex, sensitive issues, through highly engaging, artistic forms of expression. We firmly believe this way of communicating and influencing will prove to be a particularly potent tool for wise women to use when trying to inspire others to stand up, speak out and act more urgently around global problems.
If you or one of your contacts will be in Melbourne, Australia, during the period, 30 March – 5 April, we’d love to see you in the audience.
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