ARIA and Helpmann award-winning star of stage and screen iOTA reconnects with his roots in this candid and touching exploration of identity and sexuality directed by Melissa Cantwell.
The Average Joe shifts between absurd hilarity and stripped back intimacy, featuring new music performed live by iOTA and his band. It’s a personal and honest insight into the world of an extraordinary artist, fusing story and song in a riotous ride through the camp, the confessional and the confrontational.
This irreverent and disarming solo show is a rare opportunity to see an extraordinary Australian performer at the height of his powers.
“His voice: a monstrous instrument that soars and roars and jolts you back in your seat.” Sydney Morning Herald
“He’s phenomenal: sexy, enigmatic, commanding attention whenever he’s on stage… You can’t take your eyes off him.” Sunday Telegraph
“Anyone who has seen him perform live knows seeing him in his natural habitat is an electrifying experience.” Star Observer
20 – 28 January
Studio Underground, STCWA
Origin: Western Australia
Company: The Kabuki Drop
For Audiences 18+
Performers: iOTA, James McMillan // Director & Producer: Melissa Cantwell // Associate Producer & Marketing: Jessica Russell // Publicity: Muse Bureau // Lighting Designer: Matthew Marshall // Stage Manager: Hugo Aguilar López // Set Designer: Lawrie Cullen-Tait // Sound Design: Rachael Dease & iOTA // Musicians: Kieran Barnes, Tim Voutas & Francisco Munoz
Image: James Guiney