The Life Cycle of Blanco

By Vonne Patiag

2 — 4 Mar 2023

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Riverside’s National Theatre of Parramatta presents
By Vonne Patiag

A creative first look supported through National Theatre of Parramatta’s True West program.

A tale of invisibility, rage and the uplifting power of survival.

Part monologue, part eulogy, and packing more than a punch, Blanco honours his dying creative ambitions with documentarian flair.

An Asian character study with weights and floor work, movement and audience interaction, this fusion of verbatim and physical theatre explores the fractured mind of one man.

Blanco has decided to end the ‘short life cycle’ of his acting career due to the culminating effect of hidden and casual racism on his psyche.

How do we thrive in life when faced with so many dead ends in our artistic endeavours? Blanco proves that sometimes the truth can be more entertaining, but it’s up to you if you want to laugh.

Thursday 2 March 2023 at 7pm
Friday 3 March 2023 at 7pm
Saturday 4 March 2023 at 1pm
Saturday 4 March 2023 at 6pm

Originally developed with the support of the Q Theatre Lab – a Penrith Performing & Visual Arts program
Developed as part of the 2018 Blacktown City Council Creative Arts Fund Program
Developed, in part, with assistance from Antipodes Theatre Company, Brandon Pape, Artistic Director




Written and performed by Vonne Patiag

Directed by Shane Anthony

Additional Cast – Alan Zhu

Production Designer – Isabella Andronos

Sound Designer – Johnny Yang

Stage Manager – Alex Liang