Become a 'Poona' Character!
Be part of Poona!
Created by Roshelle Fong and Keziah Warner, with co-direction by Alice Qin, Poona is an immersive theatre show based on a fictional character from the riveting read, Pauline Hanson: The Truth.
By co-opting Poona Li Hung as the protagonist of our show, we are creating a nuanced representation of a femmebot of colour in a leadership position, turning hate speech on its head to create a hopeful vision of the future.
In the show, audience members become Poona’s campaign staffers. This is where you come in! Name a character and be immortalised as a key member of the show forever! There are 10 characters to name, so choose your favourite and after name yourself, a friend, or a fantasy.
Your monetary contribution will be divided equally between our 15 kick-ass team members as we work towards our postponed show.
So what are you waiting for? Join the Future is Femmebot revolution today!
1. (Your name) - Bodyguard to Poona Li Hung
And I will always love you... The bond between a Presidential candidate and her bodyguard is a sacred one. Keep her safe. For the good of nation.
2. (Your name) - Public Relations Consultant to Poona Li Hung
Any publicity is good publicity....or is it? As Poona’s PR adviser you are the fearless ringleader whipping that media circus around Poona’s campaign into shape!
3. (Your name) - Stylist to Poona Li Hung
At the centre of every political revolution is a lilac and coral pant suit...Poona’s stylist is the sweet-smelling genius behind Poona's camera readiness and aesthetic realness!
4. (Your name) - Speech writer for Poona Li Hung
Even as stardust, our words will live on... Your job is to extract liquid empathy from even the most hardened of tear ducts.
5. (Your name) - Robo Wrangler to Poona’s First Robot partner
Will someone plug that robot back in? Poona’s robot partner Umami will be the first to say she doesn’t need anyone. Except when she needs you to charge her battery.
6. (Your name) from Finance - Accountant, Independent Poona Party
The spreadsheet is mightier than the sword... From late night pizza petty cash to suspicious donations and superannuation, you have an intimate bond with every bitcoin the Party encounters.
7. (Your name) - Cyborg Outreach Officer, Independent Poona Party
Don’t forget to hold the cyborg baby... With every cyborg school, maintenance clinic and solidarity group wanting Poona as their guest speaker, the fate of her stakeholder relationships comes down to you!
8. (Your name) - Robophobia Line Manager, Independent Poona Party [SOLD!]
With love we take down hate... Your big heart gives you the strength to deal with frontline robophobia. Whether it's hate speech on Poona's website, via social holograms or phone calls, you are the master of calm and collected de-escalation.
9. (Your name) - Telepathic Communications Adviser, Independent Poona Party
Are you thinking what I'm thinking? With in-head advertising a staple of 2050 society, you've got to be in it to win it...Get spreading those buttery telepathic messages! #VOTE1 POONA
10. (Your name) - Volunteer Coordinator, Independent Poona Party
This Presidential campaign wasn't built in a day... and it was built on the backs of our passionate volunteers. You're in charge of mobilising the starry-eyed team of humans, cyborgs and robots keen to door-knock Poona's path to victory!
Team Poona consists of the following 15 cast and creatives:
Created by Roshelle Fong (Producer, Immersive Designer) and Keziah Warner (Playwright, Co-Director), Co-Director: Alice Qin, Dramaturg: Lisa Dethridge, Script Consultants: Kat Clarke, Sukhjit Kaur Khalsa, Performers: Emina Ashman, Cheryl Ho, Cecilia Low and Elsa Tuet-Rosenberg, Set and Costume designer: Matilda Woodroofe, Lighting designer: Katie Sfetkidis, Sound designer: Jess Keeffe, Stage Manager: Allyson Bong, Graphic and Web Designer: Vy Ray
Roshelle and Keziah's work, Poona was set to premier at Next Wave Festival 2020.