SubVersion of the concept of macho. An actor's catharsis in the liminality of theatre performance.
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This practice-based research project investigates how catharsis comes to operate in the actor, in an autobiographical solo performance. Specifically, this research analyses the possibilities that liminality offers for the subversion of cultural paradigms, specifically for the concept of macho. This research claims that in a solo autobiographical theatre performance, the subversion of cultural paradigms happens at the crux between liminality and catharsis, and that by exploring the interplay between these, performance can subvert a cultural paradigm such as macho.