Rawcus at Midsumma

Rawcus unites with a group of queer and allied young people to explode the word ‘hero’ into a thousand pieces and save you from it. [epic music] Using verbatim text from 90s action films, A Resourceful Hero Struggling Against Incredible Odds is a simultaneous homage to and lambasting of Hollywood blockbusters. [gunshots and explosions] Watch as we attempt to inhabit the persona of Bruce/Tom/Arnold and then figure out why we love him so much. Why do we want to be him? Are we allowed to be heroes too, running toward danger, surviving, and looking hot while doing it? Would you trust us to save you?

Presented by Midsumma Festival and Rawcus, in partnership with St Martins Youth Arts Centre



Image by Sarah Walker 

Performer Rawcus Guest Artist Alice Qin 

A Resourceful Hero Struggling Against Incredible Odds has been funded by the Midsumma Festival and the City of Melbourne.