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5–10 August 2024

TROPHY BOYS By Emmanuelle Mattana

It is the biggest night of Melbourne’s high school academic calendar, the Grand Finale of the Year 12 Inter-school Debating Tournament. The all-boys team from the elite St Imperium college are ready to totally annihilate their sister school rivals until... Played in real-time as the St Imperium team prepare their case, Trophy Boys is a queer black comedy about power, privilege and high school debating. Using a winning combination of satire and camp, Trophy Boys interrogates the well-documented toxic masculinity, misogyny and homophobia of our elite private boys’ schools, and their prevalence in the backgrounds of those holding the highest offices in the country. ★★★★★ “Theatre lovers should rush to see Trophy Boys, the hilarious and devastating debut play from Emmanuelle Mattana. (it) is a revelation. Catch it while you can.” – The Age “Independent theatre at its best” – Australian Book Review “An absolute tour de force of satirical genius, Trophy Boys is an hour of indie theatre you’d be mad to miss.” – Theatre Travels

Presented as part of electrifying performance series

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Synopsis

5–10 August 2024

TROPHY BOYS
By Emmanuelle Mattana

It is the biggest night of Melbourne’s high school academic calendar, the Grand Finale of the Year 12 Inter-school Debating Tournament. The all-boys team from the elite St Imperium college are ready to totally annihilate their sister school rivals until…

Played in real-time as the St Imperium team prepare their case, Trophy Boys is a queer black comedy about power, privilege and high school debating. Using a winning combination of satire and camp, Trophy Boys interrogates the well-documented toxic masculinity, misogyny and homophobia of our elite private boys’ schools, and their prevalence in the backgrounds of those holding the highest offices in the country.

★★★★★ “Theatre lovers should rush to see Trophy Boys, the hilarious and devastating debut play from Emmanuelle Mattana. (it) is a revelation. Catch it while you can.” – The Age

“Independent theatre at its best” – Australian Book Review

“An absolute tour de force of satirical genius, Trophy Boys is an hour of indie theatre you’d be mad to miss.” – Theatre Travels


Presented as part of electrifying performance series

VALENCE – PERFORMANCE FOR NOW

5 SHOW PACKAGE – Save up to $125!
Book tickets to all 5 shows in the series for just $150* 

 3 SHOW PACKAGE
Purchase any 3 shows in a package and save $30^

VALENCE

* Available until 19 July 2024 for select ticket types only. Limited 5 Show Packages available. A transaction fee applies.
^ Applies to Adult Premium tickets to performances in The Playhouse, and to all Adult tickets for performances in the Courtyard Studio. A transaction fee applies.

Dates & Times

Monday 5 August 2024, 7:30pm

Tuesday 6 August 2024, 7.30pm

Wednesday 7 August 2024, 11am (School Performance) & 7.30pm

Thursday 8 August 2024, 7.30pm

Friday 9 August 2024, 7.30pm

Saturday 10 August 2024, 2pm & 7.30pm

Details

PRESENTED BY:
Canberra Theatre Centre presents
Trophy Boys
by Emmanuelle Mattana
A Soft Tread production in association with The Maybe Pile

CATEGORY:
Theatre

DURATION:
Approximately 70 minutes, with no interval.

LATECOMERS:
For most performances, latecomers cannot be admitted until a break in the performance. Please allow plenty of time to cover traffic and parking delays.

WARNINGS:
This performance contains loud shouting, flashing lights, amplified sound effects and music, and you will likely get a strong whiff of Lynx Africa aerosol deodorant at some point too.

The show includes coarse language, low level violence, homophobic and misogynistic slurs, sexually explicit content including references to sexual violence, underage sex and depictions of image-based abuse.

AGE SUITABILITY:
This performance is suitable for audiences aged 13+, or with parental discretion.

VENUE:
The Courtyard Studio
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Credits

Writer Emmanuelle Mattana

Director Marni Mount

Producer Soft Tread

Designer Ben Andrews

Lighting Designer Katie Sfetkidis

Stage Manager Caitie Murphy

Cast Leigh Lule, Emmanuelle Mattana, Gaby Seow and Fran Sweeney-Nash

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