Written and performed by Garry Roost c 2018
Directed by Kenneth Hadley Artistic Director Paul Garnault
A new solo play which premiered at Sweet Venues Edinburgh Festival 2018. Then made it's Australian premiere at Adelaide Fringe 2019. Playing MONA in Hobart Tasmania as part of an interstate tour during March 2019. To critical acclaim.
Garry has been working on this exciting new piece for a few years now. The play looks at Warhol's early life and his obessive determination to "become famous". Warhol was obsessively self concious so much so he found it impossible to have meaningful phyisical sexual intimacy. His father left him a contirbution toward his education to go to college. This warhol excelled at and was recognised by his tutor to be "the most gifted and talented student I've ever seen.." Andy eventaully moved to New York and got his dream job as a commercial artist. The factory came later along with the extraordinary explosion of ideas and concepts that would shake the pop art world. This did not come easily and Roost unfolds the story, the lives and tragic losses of those who lived and died in the factory. A darkly witty take on the American icon of pop art.
"Don't think about making art, just get it done."
Andy Warhol - 1928-1987 American artist, director, producer
"..a very talented solo performer. He lays a very real Warhol out before us warts and all never sugaring the pill." - Pip Utton
"Brilliant performance." - Broadway Baby
"...a totally convincing Warhol." - Philip Wyn Jones - Chapter Performance
"Fantastic show. A must see at the fringe." Facebook page Audience rating *****
"Warhol: Bullet Karma is a show stuffed full of great characterisations from Warhol’s artistic heyday, and Garry Roost’s performance really brings these characters to life. If you are keen on taking a trip back in time to The Factory, Warhol: Bullet Karma is a great way to see Warhol and other important figures of the day. Check out this show for a lesson in pop culture history."
Tania Nicholas Upside News Adelaide Fringe 2019