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Inspired by Frank Wedekind’s 1903 novella Mine-Haha, or On the Bodily Education of Young Girls

From the team behind the highly acclaimed Persona comes a theatrical experience of radical and daring intimacy, inspired by Frank Wedekind’s 1903 novella.

In the middle of nowhere lies a unique boarding institution for girls. Here, in this idyllic refuge, cut off from the outside world, a group of young girls studies ballet and biology. We watch as they’re groomed for an unknown future.

Silent and tranquil, the safety of their surrounds is laced with threat. Each aspect of their lives – presented and viewed in lucid, cinematic detail – is book-ended by their unexplained arrival and departure.

On the Bodily Education of Young Girls brings together some of Melbourne’s most exciting theatre makers, to create a sublime exploration of innocence and power.

Created in collaboration with St Martins Youth Arts Centre. Performed by teens and adults, for an adult audience.

ABOUT FRAUGHT OUTFIT

‘This is a weird and wonderful theatrical experience: sleep on it, and let your unconscious decode its meanings for you.’ – The Age (on Persona)

FRAUGHT OUTFIT was launched in 2010 by artistic director Adena Jacobs. Its first production, Sophocles’ Elektra, translated by Anne Carson, received three Green Room nominations including Best Direction (Independent). In 2012, the company premiered Ingmar Bergman’s Persona to critical acclaim at Theatre Works. In 2013, Persona will be presented at Malthouse Theatre and Belvoir St Theatre.

Cast & Crew

Fantine Banulski

Fantine Banulski

Cast

Bianca Coppa

Bianca Coppa

Cast

Tove Due

Tove Due

Cast

Luisa Hastings Edge

Luisa Hastings Edge

Cast

Cindy Hu

Cindy Hu

Cast

Annie McKenna-Freeman

Annie McKenna-Freeman

Cast

Lois Scott

Lois Scott

Cast

Cast

Carla Tilley

Carla Tilley

Cast

Mika Andrew

Mika Andrew

Cast

Artemis Wilson

Artemis Wilson

Cast

Adena Jacobs

Adena Jacobs

Director

Aaron Orzech

Aaron Orzech

Dramaturgy

Set Design

Kelly Ryall

Kelly Ryall

Composer

Lighting Design

Pia Johnson

Pia Johnson

Associate Artist

Venues

Attendance Information

  • Suitable for all ages