Hello, we are The Good Room.
The Good Room is a Queensland-based performance collective who use the anonymous experiences of ordinary people to create extraordinary theatre works.
We ask you – and people just like you – to anonymously share with us fragments and memories, confessions and admissions from your lives, as part of a process that blurs the line between ‘audience’ and ‘maker’ to play with the idea of theatrical collective authorship.
Ours is an investigation of empathy, connectedness, stakes and sacrifice. This expresses itself in an aesthetic world that is both dark and light matter; a dichotomy of spectacle and depth. Mirrorballs, rose petals, panda suits and party dresses stud our theatrical universe but totems of party, play and celebration are often subverted; this is richly affirmative, highly contemporary, and widely accessible theatre – underpinned by rigour, ethics, and deep consideration.
The Good Room is comprised of an ensemble of diverse makers with practices that span film through visual art. We are Lauren Clelland, Daniel Evans, Amy Ingram and Kieran Swann. And we enjoy frequent collaborations with Caroline Dunphy, Lawrence English, Jason Glenwright and Leah Shelton.
Read more about the We Want To Know Triptych – I Should Have Drunk More Champagne, I Want To Know What Love Is, The Forgiveness Project (working title) – and its companion work, I’ve Been Meaning To Ask You (currently in development).