Antigone Law and Theatre Group is delighted to invite you to our performance of Trumpsformation. Our group is comprised of ANU students who came together to critically engage with law and humanities in a performative capacity and connect with other performing artists in Canberra.
Our symbolist and absurdist play written by the group leader Dorota Gozdecka examines the role of populism in contemporary law and politics. A little governmental town witnesses a small party of lions slowly gaining popularity and changing the shape of the community. At first dismissed as irrelevant, lions slowly become more powerful and their politics result in growing violence. The play draws on classics such as Rhinoceros to show the societal transformation and asks what makes populism popular and why people follow movements that promote racism, anti-migrant sentiment, backlash against women and gradual dissolving of rights and freedoms. It attempts to grapple with the question how populism can be stopped and what influence it has on our laws and freedoms.
This performance is supported by Ainslie and Gorman Arts Centres and Student Extracurricular Enrichment Fund.