DOGS OF SOCIETY

Just how real is Reality TV? Who are the victims? Why are we so hungry for it? Dogs of Society exposes the lives of four reality TV stars as they grapple with their off-screen reality and thirst for fantasy. In a digital world of judgement and scrutiny, just how much can a human take? And who’s tuning in to watch?
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DOGS OF SOCIETY

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  • Maggie Gallant:
    13 Aug. 2021
    I'm a bit obsessed with this play. Only a sidestep away from the reality of reality TV - cynical, biting, and filled with morally vacuous contestants and manipulative producers. But Julia Grogan also engenders sympathy with her poetic and painful glimpses of the real world lives the contestants are trying to escape. Ridiculously funny dialogue and outlandish moments all combine to make this a wonderfully layered piece that I can't wait to see onstage.
  • Shaun Leisher:
    10 Aug. 2021
    I feel bad for all these characters because I know they are being exploited but I also know how complicit in this world they are. Using the world of reality TV this short play is a look at the lengths we will go to numb ourselves from the everyday struggles and horrors of life. The direct address moments are utterly brilliant.
  • Veronica Tjioe:
    7 Aug. 2021
    A haunting kaleidoscope of the horrors of performativity and exploitation. Razor sharp and eerily poetic, this piece a feast of possibility for designers and directors.