We’ve all seen them, known them, maybe even been them. The gym junkie who won’t shut up about the wonders of kale. The spiritually enlightened yogi telling you they’re taking a break from social media… on social media. Your high school pulling in your DM’s selling her pyramid scheme. The #woke telling you everything you’re doing is wrong. You know everything about them, and they are our biggest influencers.
#thenewme is a social commentary satire on the characters we present online. Like, real time social media, in real life, exposing that even the hashtag ‘#therealme’ is barely real at all…
Reviews from #thenewme’s 2022 Perth Fringe World premiere –
“The entire audience was in hysterics over this all too relatable show.”
“Bitingly funny in some places and heart-wrenchingly honest in others, this poignant story captured the audience’s attention from the start.”
“#thenewme covers common territory for a one-woman theatre show, detailing the insecurity and battle to find oneself that many people, particularly young women, face in today’s social-media obsessed reality. What sets it apart from other similar works is its well-worked and inordinately tight script, as well as the performance of its writer and solo star, Boorloo based performer, Mariah O’Dea.”
Mariah O’Dea is a Boorloo based, multi-disciplinary performer and producer whose work is born out of curiosity, confusion, and navigating the hard stuff by transforming it into big lols. Her background includes acting, comedy, improvisation, writing, puppetry, hula hooping, and holds a BA in Performing Arts from WAAPA (2015) and is currently completing her Honours. Her most notable works includes theatre ‘What’s Love Got To Do With It?’ (2016), and as an actor in ‘The Light’ (2019), a feature film now on Amazon Prime.
She is also an art therapist and counsellor, working for numerous Not-For-Profits, and is passionate about how art and creativity can help others. ‘#thenewme’ is her first solo work and has been presented at Perth Fringe World (2022 and 2023) and Sydney Fringe Festival (2023).
Brown's Mart Studio
Ticket price $15.80 - $25.00
RestrictionsContains adult themes Contains smoke & haze References Diet culture and eating disorders
• Licensed Venue
• Wheelchair Accessible
• Offer gender neutral toilets
• Have a fully accessible public toilet that is unlocked
• Access to the smoking and bar areas are wheelchair friendly
• Accessible by public transport
• Car park suitable for wheelchair transportation available within 2 minutes of the venue entrance
• Signage is clear, large and easy to read
• Assistance dogs welcome
• Seating options are available in all spaces
• Railing is used where appropriate (stairs and toilets etc)