2015 – presented by Brisbane Powerhouse
2014 – presented by Queensland Theatre Company and Brisbane Festival
Around the world, people love. They sing for love, they dance for love, they compose poems and stories about love. They tell myths and legends about love. They pine for love, they live for love, they kill for love, and they die for love. Anthropologists have found evidence of romantic love in 170 societies. They’ve never found a society that did not have it.
Helen Fisher, The Brain In Love
Joyous. Sexy. Heartbreaking. Take a dizzying ride through love’s collision course.
Based on 800 anonymous love stories submitted by you, your friends and your exes, I Want To Know What Love Is throws a spotlight on long-buried memories, bedroom fantasies, crushes and conquests as secret confessions are transformed into magnificent declarations centre stage. This is for everyone who’s ever loved. Anyone who’s ever hurt. This is for you.
I Want To Know What Love Is marks the second chapter in the We Want To Know triptych. With a sold-out premiere season in Brisbane Festival 2014, the work had a subsequent sold-out return at Brisbane Powerhouse’s Wonderland Festival in 2015.
“A crowdsourced letter of love and loss; 60 technicolour minutes that will have you cringing, crying and singing along.”
CAMERON PEGG, THE AUSTRALIAN
“You’ll be moved, and they won’t be rom-com tears.”
“Elegant, sophisticated, heartfelt, inspiring and uplifting. You don’t want to miss this.”
I Want To Know What Love Is is available to tour.
Contact The Good Room for more information, production archival, and touring tech specs.