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Piece for Person and Ghetto Blaster


Presented by Mobile States and Brisbane Powerhouse

Enter the eccentric, charming and mischievous world of creator Nicola Gunn as she navigates the complexities of trying to be a better person in this critically acclaimed new work.

Are you willing to take part in conflict in order to transform and change the future for the better?

An incident lasting all of ten minutes is told from three different points of view: a woman is out running and sees a man throwing stones at a sitting duck. What happens next leaves the woman coming to terms with the event and its consequences.

It dissects the excruciating realms of human behavior in an attempt to navigate the moral and ethical complexities of becoming a better person.

As acclaimed writer and performer Nicola Gunn recreates scenarios on stage, she will attempt to dissect our motivations for conflict and ask the big question: why can’t we all just get along?

Produced by Performing Lines for Mobile States, supported by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body, the Victorian Government through Creative Victoria, the Besen Family Foundation, Punctum Inc. Seedpod program, the City of Melbourne through Arts House’s CultureLAB and Maximised by Chunky Move.
Produced by
Performing Lines


She combines performance art and anthropology like no other artist… an enlightening, enthralling experience.


Gunn possesses, to a profound degree, the ability to suspend contradictory thoughts seamlessly in the same space. At the centre is her riveting performance, which enchants the audience from the moment she appears on stage.


Gunn keeps her audience on a knife’s edge between profundity and the ludicrous.

ON GREEN SCREEN Rebecca Harkins-Cross, The Age

Gunn still surprises me and tickles my funny bone with every piece of theatre that she creates. Very clever indeed.


…so refreshingly provoking that is leaves you in a state of euphoria.


…the perfect balance of story, humour, movement and wonderful design elements.


…delicious and funny …an engrossing 70 minutes.


More Info

Text, Direction, Performance: Nicola Gunn
Choreography: Jo Lloyd
Sound Composition and Design: Kelly Ryall
Dramaturg and AV Design: Martyn Coutts
Lighting Design: Niklas Pajanti
Costume Design and Construction: Shio Otani
Script Consultant: Jon Haynes
Production Manager: Emily O’Brien
Produced by Performing Lines


About the Venue

Common Questions

How do I get to Brisbane Powerhouse?
See our Getting Here page.

Is parking available?
There is limited free-of-charge, all-day, on-site car parking at Brisbane Powerhouse. If you are travelling by car, please arrive early to secure a park. Additional free parking is available in New Farm Park accessible via our link road, which is opened after 5pm every day.

What time should I arrive?
It's best to arrive at least 30-40 minutes before the show start time to find a car park, pick up your tickets at box office and make your way to the venue. The doors of the venue will open approximately 10-15 minutes prior to show time.

Where do I pick up my tickets?
Tickets will be available for pick up from Box Office 60 minutes prior to show time.

Is there food and drink available

Brisbane Powerhouse has two on-site restaurants; Bar Alto and Watt Restaurant + Bar. More information can be found on our Eat + Drink page.

See more common questions and learn everything you need to know about your visit to Brisbane Powerhouse on our FAQ page.

Get the most out of your visit

See an exhibition
See the world for free with awe-inspiring visual art from just about everywhere. Make sure you don’t miss anything – explore all of the foyers on the main and bottom floors. See what's on.

Explore New Farm Park
Brisbane Powerhouse is located next to the beautiful New Farm Park, one of Brisbane’s most popular and much loved recreational facilities. Pack a picnic, smell the roses in the garden, play a game of tennis, let the kids loose in the playground, enjoy a coffee, or just sit back and take in the sunshine.

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