I’m Your Man

Created by Roslyn Oades | 24 - 27 July, 2013

You enter a boxing gym: place of dreams, of glory, of a better life. The walls are covered in inspirational quotes, bodies are in constant motion and minds are elsewhere. The stakes are high. A sweaty, energy-fuelled study of a contemporary masculine drama, I’m Your Man situates audiences in the moment, at the centre of the action.

For 18 months theatre-maker Roslyn Oades and her trusty tape recorder followed a determined young boxer from Bankstown through his preparations for a world-title fight. I’m Your Man is the story of who she met along the way: past legends, up-and-comers and failed contenders whose lives have been irreversibly changed by the fight game. Behind this thrilling, brutal sport lies a compelling tale of courage and its cost.

  • Creator & Director: Roslyn Oades
    Sound Designer: Bob Scott
    Lighting and Set Designer: Neil Simpson
    Movement Director: Lee Wilson (Branch Nebula)
    Script Dramaturg: Raimondo Cortese
    Starring: Michael Mohammed Ahmad, Billy McPherson, Katia Molino, Justin Rosniak & John Shrimpton

    ringside voices deliver a knockout punch… you will seldom see theatre as vivid and as warm as this‘ – Sydney Morning Herald

    9/10 Don’t miss it‘ – Sun Herald

    Oades has an extraordinary ability to take us into different worlds and introduce us to new people‘ – John McCallum, The Australian

  • Location

    PICA Performance Space

  • Times

    7pm, plus Saturday 3pm matinee

    70 minute duration

  • Tickets

    Standard $30
    Concession/Art Addicts $20

  • Warnings

    Mild coarse language (in first scene only)