This darkly comedic, dizzying show co-created by Javaad Alipoor & Kirsty Housley about entitlement, consumption and digital technology invites you to use Instagram to explore what is happening in the world.
Co-presented by Cork Midsummer Festival & Project Arts Centre
As the global gap between rich and poor grows and humanity’s destructive impact on the earth rampages on, so does the allure to watch the carnage unfold on social media. From the company behind the award-winning play The Believers Are But Brothers comes a darkly comedic virtual experience about entitlement, consumption, and digital technology through the lens of Iran’s elite. Rich Kids explores the cycles of historic decline and rebirth and the ways societies try to reproduce themselves.
Winner of the 2019 Scotsman Fringe First Award and co-created by artist, writer, and activist Javaad Alipoor and dramaturg / director Kirsty Housley, this biting new play repurposes Instagram to explore what’s happening around the world in interactive and innovative ways.
This online version of Rich Kids is presented on YouTube and also, simultaneously, on Instagram. You can follow the show by watching on your main screen. Extra interactivity is facilitated by having Instagram on your smartphone where you can view a pictorial feed and sections on Instagram Live.
You will need an internet connection, a computer/tablet and a smartphone.
For a richer experience of the show, please download the Instagram app in advance and ensure you are following @shoppingmallsintehran
Co-creators Javaad Alipoor & Kirsty Housley
Video Designer Limbic Cinema
Sound Design & Composition Simon McCrory
Lighting Designer Jess Bernberg
Assistant Director Kayleigh Hawkins