Join us ringside as we take you on a high-impact ride
from Africa to Australia and back again.
La Boite and Brisbane Festival
La Boite Roundhouse Theatre, Brisbane (2015)
Isa, a gifted young boxer, readies for a career-defining match, vying for the national title and the allure of fame and fortune. This contemporary tale reveals a Congolese boy's resilience, morphing from a child soldier to a fighter with a potent left hook, offering salvation in Australia. La Boite Artist-in-Residence Future D. Fidel's authentic narrative draws from his own life as a refugee, while lead actor Pacharo Mzembe embodies the role with boxing expertise.
Production images by Dylan Evans Photography
Written by - Future Fidel
Director - Todd MacDonald
Designer - Bill Haycock
Lighting Designer - David Walters
Video Designer - optikal bloc
Sound Designer - Felix Cross
Dramaturg - Chris Kohn
"Prize Fighter is, in every respect, theatre that matters."
"optikal bloc’s exciting projected imagery is essential in the audience immersement into the hype of a prize fight event."
BLUE CURTAIN BRISBANE
"It was a clever recreation of a day in any amateur boxing gym helped along by great video design from optikal bloc, moody lighting from David Walters and music and sound by Felix Cross."
Social campaign "Pach Mzembe"
Social campaign "Todd MacDonald"