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Prize Fighter

By Future D. Fidel
Australia

Fleeing the Congo as a child, playwright Future D. Fidel lived in a Tanzanian refugee camp for eight years before being granted refugee status in Australia. Prize Fighter is inspired by his own story and those of the people he has known.

Isa is a young Congolese boxer blazing an impressive career between the ropes. Gearing up for the national title fight, he soon discovers it’s not just his opponents he has to outdo, but the demons from his tortuous past as a boy soldier.

Tackling issues of immigration, war and personal struggle Prize Fighter is adrenaline-pumping, full-contact theatre at its best.

'The most perfectly structured, brilliantly produced and best acted new play.' THE AUSTRALIAN

'Prize Fighter is, in every respect, theatre that matters.' ABC ARTS

Credits
Writer
Future D. Fidel
Director Todd Macdonald
Dramaturg Chris Kohn
Designer Bill Haycock
Lighting Designer David Walters
Composer & Sound Designer Felix Cross
Sound Design Remix Busty Beatz
Video Designer Optikal Bloc
Movement & Fight Director Nigel Poulton
Image Credit
Dylan Evans

A La Boite Theatre and Brisbane Festival production

Prize Fighter tour supported by arTour an initiative of the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland, part of the Department of the Premier and Cabinet
La Boite is supported by the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland

 

 

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