Benjamin Schostakowski‘s A Tribute of Sorts is an artful, dark and funny celebration of theatre itself.
Synopsis: Ivan and Juniper Plank have put together a glitzy variety show. It’s a wacky journey that that will lead you through the demise of 26 infants. It’s a tribute … of sorts.
A Tribute of Sorts by Benjamin Schostakowski was first produced by Monsters Appear and La Boite Indie in 2012. It was awarded 4 Matilda Awards including: Best New Australian Work, Best Independent Production, Best Male Actor (Dash Kruck) and Best Female Actor (Emily Burton).
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"Yes, congratulations are in order, because these kids were at the theatre instead of watching TV soaps, and they learned that it doesn’t always have to be well-made plays that can make our hearts soar with sheer joy"
— Daily Review
"Shows like this make your heart sing, as they take off into new and always expanding realms, exploring what theatre can do by building on old traditions."
— Daily Review, 2014
— The Courier Mail
"Halfway between Tim Burton's most twisted excess and Wes Anderson's most peculiar indulgence. A Tribute of Sorts is Schostakowski creating the violent, surreal world of his dreams and running wild in it."
— Australian Stage
"Flabbergastingly damaged and unstoppably hilarious"
— Australian Stage
"Schostakowski is not so much interested in aping theatrical traditions as using them to fashion something new. A Tribute of Sorts is a magic box spring-loaded with surprise and awkward humour"
— The Australian
"A new generation of creatives...giving us wonderful mind-expanding work to marvel at"
— A Little Gossip
"Unexpectedly endearing, wickedly funny, and pithily punchy in delivery, A Tribute of Sorts is a production that celebrates morbid humour, slick words, foxy timing and the art of theatre itself"
— Arts Review
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