Onstage Dating

Theatre / Performance
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Bron Batten is going on first dates. Live onstage.

Featuring a different volunteer participant each night, Onstage Dating takes the fraught and intoxicating performance of modern courtship to the next level all in front of the audience.

Witness the vulnerability, thrills and heartbreak of the dating experience up close, as Bron Batten facilitates, interrogates and gleefully destroys the rituals of contemporary romance.

WINNER- Adelaide Fringe Touring Award

NOMINATED- Best Performance, Melbourne Fringe Festival 2016

"Super-intelligent performance" ★★★★ The Age

"If only all awkward first dates were as funny as this" Sydney Morning Herald

"A hilarious shared delight, with moments of poignancy... It's fraught, fresh, fascinating and off the cuff" Australian Stage

"Bron Batten is having a first date with a member of the audience on stage – and the results are priceless... We are all putty in Batten’s hands" Theatre Press

"Amazing, existential-dilemma-driven theatre" Sometimes Melbourne

"Bron Batten is a national treasure" Across the Aisle

Presented by:
Bron Batten

Bron Batten is a Melbourne based theatre-maker, curator and performer. She has worked with organisations including The Melbourne Theatre Company, The Malthouse Theatre, Arts House, Performance Space Sydney, Vitalstatistix Adelaide and The Wheeler Centre.

Bron's award winning pieces have been presented at venues and festivals such as The Neo Futurists Theatre in Chicago, The Edinburgh Fringe Festival, The Royal Vauxhall Tavern London, La Puta Calle Paris, Dark MOFO, Next Wave and The Falls Festival in Lorne and Tasmania.

Bron was the Co-Creative Producer of the successful independent theatre event The Last Tuesday Society (with Richard Higgins), which has been staged at festivals and venues locally, nationally and internationally.

She developed the performance work Sweet Child of Mine in collaboration with her parents for the 2011 Melbourne Fringe Festival where it won the award for Best Experimental Performance.


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