Human Days

Human Days


27 - 30 Sep | 1 hour Flight Path Theatre

1918: Mary MacLane becomes the first person to break the fourth wall in cinema. 14 years earlier, she was writing furiously in her rural American bedroom, dreaming of escape... and falling in love with the Devil.

Only nineteen years old at the time, MacLane wrote frankly about gender, queerness, and the personal cost of making art in deep isolation during the early 20th century; despite being mocked as a raving hysteric by male critics, Mary galvanised generations of young women and changed the world forever, giving a voice to the marvellous inner complexities of youth and girlhood for the first time ever.

Adapted from her still-startlingly contemporary memoirs, Human Days is a heartbreaking, hilarious, and deeply queer portrait of a one-of-a-kind creative voice. A captivating mix of live video, physical theatre and contemporary art, Mary invites audiences to delve into her deviously devilish mind, find spiders floating in lukewarm bathtubs, and come face-to-face with their own reflections.

Show details

Show details
  • 27 - 30 Sep | 1 hour
  • Venue 1: Flight Path Theatre
Performance notes
  • World Premiere
  • Content warnings: Strobe Lighting, Sudden Loud Noises, Content Related to Mental Health/Ill-health
Venue details & accessibility
Flight Path Theatre

142 Addison Road, Addison Road Community Centre , Hut 9, Marrickville 2204 (Gadigal Country)
Telephone: 0405 399 931


Dates and times

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  • Director – Simon Porro
  • Producer – Jennifer Hart
  • Dramaturg – Christina McKune
  • Performer – Tamara Foglia Castañeda
  • Stage Manager – Caity Cowan
  • Lighting Designer – Capri Harris
  • Set & Video Designer – Rose Mulcare
  • Sound Designer – Johnny Yang
  • Sound Assistant – Felix Partos
Presented by
  • Dollhouse Collective & Extended Play Co

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