Your Man

Creator & Director Roslyn Oades

A co-production with Sydney Festival in association with BYDS

  • Venue Downstairs Theatre
  • Dates 12 Jan – 5 Feb 2012

    The script of I’m Your Man is now published by Currency Press as part of Acts of Courage: three headphone verbatim plays by Roslyn Oades. 

    For 18 months theatre-maker Roslyn Oades and her trusty tape recorder followed a determined, young boxer from Bankstown through his preparations for a world-title fight. I’m Your Man is the story of who she and her tape recorder met along the way: past legends, up-and-comers and failed contenders whose lives have been irreversibly changed by the fight game.

    For Sydney Festival, Downstairs Belvoir turns boxing gym: place of dreams, of glory, of a better life, where everyone wants to be special and only one thing is certain – that no matter how high you fly you will eventually lose. I’m Your Man is no ordinary slice-of-life. The actors wear earpieces and take their lines directly from the ringsides, gyms and dressing rooms of Oades’ recordings. This is fuelled-up, high-stakes, real-deal theatre.

    I’m Your Man is the third of a trilogy by Oades about acts of bravery and the psychology of respect. Behind the thrilling, brutal sport lies a compelling tale of courage and its cost.


    Creator & Director Roslyn Oades
    Sound Designer Bob Scott
    Lighting Designer Neil Simpson
    Choreographer (Branch Nebula) Lee Wilson
    Script Consultant Raimondo Cortese
    Project Manager Tim Carroll
    Design Consultant Ralph Myers
    Technical Supervisor Holly Woollard
    Production Assistant Anna-May Evans
    Interview Assistants Michael Mohammed Ahmad, Tim Carroll and
    Jaleesa Donovan


    Michael Mohammed Ahmad
    Billy McPherson
    Katia Molino
    Justin Rosniak
    John Shrimpton

    Rehearsal images by Bill Reda
    Production images by Heidrun Lohr

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