Faceless Ventures presents Cruelty: An Artaudian elucidation of our internet obsession
One man’s dream is another man’s nightmare.
We live in a time of instant gratification. Through social and on-demand media, people are transforming into sick and repressed beings. Partnered with Mikey Stuart from The ScareTrack Podcast, Faceless Ventures have created a theatre to rid the audience of their technological subjugation and liberate each individual. There will be no barrier between performer and audience: You will see, feel, smell and taste the uninhibited, raw emotion of what will unfold around you.
“This theatre of cruelty truly immersed the audience in the story and made you question your own use of social media. The show would appeal to anybody who likes to get fully immersed in a concept. If the show rears its head again I’d highly recommend going to see it and experience for yourself this theatre of cruelty.” – Scare Directory
After our sold out premiere of the show, in a basement venue in Mexborough, we have been encouraged by our reviews and comments to bring the show to a wider audience. Cruelty is a 40 to 45 minute theatre of cruelty, which for those unfamiliar with Antonin Artaud, is designed to shock through gestures, image, sound and lighting. You will be immersed in the performance and encouraged to participate in the action unfolding before you.
“Though Cruelty tackled many aspects of society’s ties to virtual socialisation, it mostly landed on the concept of anonymity and how it can function as a breeding ground for negativity and hate. The idea that we’re somewhat divorced from our actions because we’re physically removed from their impact. What followed made me uncomfortable in the best kind of way.” – Scare Addicts
Using original music, an engaging script and a fabulous new cast, Cruelty will take you on a journey through the looking glass, where the everyday interactions we have online are brought to life and laid bare. Follow The Ringmaster on his descent into the twisted reality of our decisions, where all is not what it seems and the seemingly innocuous can be devastating.
Please note that ‘Cruelty’ is strictly over 18s – The performance contains strong language, nudity and contact between the audience and cast This performance also features flashing lights and may not be suitable for those suffering with photo-sensitive epilepsy.