By Ash Flanders, Stephen Nicolazzo, and Marion Potts based on an original idea by Ash Flanders, Produced by Malthouse Theatre, 2015.
Meme Girls construct their identities in real time – and demand an audience.
Experience the sort of post-gender, tongue-in-cheek spectacle that has made Ash Flanders a counter-culture hit. In Meme Girls, this pop-culture addict points his satirical sense of humour squarely at the desperate voices crying out for attention in our online neighbourhood.
Packed with the LOLs of a great cat video, this non sequitur performance embraces the YouTube world, where life is ‘click-bait’ and views, shares and likes equate to happiness. Blurring the lines between performance art, drag and cabaret, Flanders presents a love letter to the bizarre and addictive women of YouTube who broadcast their lives to an online abyss.
Meme Girls was a commercial success and Nicolazzo's first collaboration with sound designer and DJ THE SWEATS. It was his fourth collaboration with Ash Flanders. The show producedan album featuring all of the tracks performed by Ash Flanders and composed by THE SWEATS, emphasising the shows wish to bring 90's queer bath house and night club culture into the theatre.
Meme Girls was nominated for two Green Room Awards in 2015: Best Set and Costume Design (Eugyeene Teh) and Best Lighting Design (Katie Sfetkidis).
With: Ash Flanders, Art Simone
Director: Stephen Nicolazzo
Set and Costume Design: Eugyeene Teh
Lighting Design: Katie Sfetkidis
Sound Design and Composition: THE SWEATS