Four teenage boys divulge their relationships with pornography in a long overdue conversation at Malthouse Theatre. Conceived and created by St. Martins Youth Arts Centre director Clare Watson based on candid interviews with boys aged 12 to 18, Gonzo divulges in frank, uncensored terms just how ubiquitous X-rated content has become, while also exploring the shame and moral panic that seems to go along with it.
On stage from September 21 until October 1, Gonzo will see actors Ari Maza Long, Sam Nugent, Jack Palit and Sol Rumble perform the words of Watson's anonymous teenage subjects, revealing the effects their consumption of 'adults only' material has had on their lives. "Gonzo aims to promote inter generational conversation and demonstrate that the children have the capacity, literacy and eloquence to lead this conversation," says Watson. "We just need to be prepared to listen."