Anything You Can Do

Producer: Pony Cam
Writer: Pony Cam with an ensemble of community collaborators
Directed By: Pony Cam

A joyful reminder that you don’t know sh*t about age.

Synopsis

Anything You Can Do is a community-engaged performance.

Beginning remotely, two months out, Pony Cam will bring together a group of 5-10 local community members aged 55+. Then, over ten days, Pony Cam will run a playful and provocative creative development process. Combining real stories, compelling lies, “skilled physical theatre, and inspired clowning” (The Age), the group will create a unique performance work that debunks and celebrates intergenerational differences. 

Each iteration of the project is different, but unified by a common performance structure. This structure has performers responding real time to a pack of devised questions. From “what does your father’s hug feel like”, to “describe your sex life in three words”, these questions act as a hilarious, outrageous and tragic invitation for audiences to share in a uniquely personal space with their community. 

The result is a wild night of entertainment that radically shifts how young and old understand their own community. 

Short Reviews

Arts festivals could happily program this alongside international forerunners…as it’s just as fearless and fresh.
The Age
Anything You Can Do is thoughtful and wild, probing and comical, moving and an assault to the senses. Pony Cam’s work is like nothing else on Melbourne’s stages right now – and that’s good for young and old!
Theatre First
This is a show which will have you sharing your own experiences post show and reflecting for days. It’s a poignant reminder that no matter age, experience, or gender, you will always have something to offer the world.
Theatre Thoughts

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Technical Information

Touring Party: 5
Bump-in Time: 6 hrs
Bump-out Time: 2 hrs
Interval: No

Lighting

Anything You Can Do tours with its own tech. Minimal technical setup in the venue is required.

The show uses a combination fo house lights / workers from the venue, and a series of battery-powered LEDs that we managed by the company.

Audio

Anything You Can Do tours with its own audio equipment. Minimal technical setup in the venue is required.

Staging

The show is created bespoke for the local performance venue. As such, exact staging notes will be made in relation to each venue. As a general note, Anything You Can Do is performed in performed in a traverse seating arrangement. To create an informal raked seating in this orientation, the show can use stage risers.

All set elements will be provided by the company.

Transport Notes

This show tours with an 8-seater people mover.

Audience & Marketing Notes

In process, Anything You Can Do engages up to 70 people from the local community. These people, as well as their friends, families, colleagues, and neighbours are the primary audience.

The show brings in intergenerational audiences, including members of the same family.

This show is built around a consistently funny improvisational structure – where community members must respond in real-time to playful, poignant, and provocative question cards. As such it is different every night.

Selling Points

  • Your local community members are in the show! Each season of the show is unique to the community who have co-created it with Pony Cam. As such, the show always reflects the beliefs, questions and dreams of the local community.
  • Pony Cam is a Green Room Award winning collective of artists, whose work has appeared at festivals nationally and internationally.
  • The show plays well to audiences aged 55+, so it can be marketed to local networks of seniors groups such as the U3A.

Community Engagement

  • Anything You Can Do can incorporate an open-access workshop series for locals aged 55+ in the community to collaborate, participate in creative tasks, and build connections with other people.

Content Warning

Coarse Language, Mature Themes, Sexual References

Details

Contact

Dominic

Weintraub

0422322816

Genre

Audience

Venue Format

Multi-Format Capacity: Hall, Black Box, Proscenium Arch, Flat Floor, Studio Space

Duration

70 Minutes

Available Until (from - to)

06/01/2025

20/12/2026

Budget & Fees

What are these? Find out more.

In Development - work which will be produced and premiered in time for touring during 2025/2026. Please contact the Producer directly for Budgets and Fees.

Remount: $0

Weekly Sell Off: $21000

Per Performance: $0

Royalties: 10%
Apra Obligations: None

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