Cowboy Mouth (Exhibit A: Theatre)

Venue: Goodtime Studios (Carlton VIC), Apr 1 – 28, 2013
Playwrights: Sam Shepard & Patti Smith
Director: Emily O’Brien Brown
Actors: Belinda Misevski, Benjamin Rigby

Theatre review
This is a little-known play for good reason. The script is incredibly messy, as one would expect from a work created from the depths of intoxication. O’Brien Brown’s direction is intelligent, keeping emphasis on performance, emotion and mood, rather than story. Misevski shines brightly in this intimate staging. She is fearless and focused, presenting to the audience at close proximity, a character covered in open wounds. Her performance is intense, but also varied and colourful. A reminder of the great importance of “small theatre” productions.