Threatening, full of expectations, hard, powerful, great, strong, reliable, confusing, penis. No one knows this more than Thomas, who from a young age plays witness to the behaviours and positioning of men around him. The growing mystery of what it is to be a boy and to become a man in the wake of toxic masculinity stirs Thomas to question;
Should he be a man? Does he want to be a man? Is he a man?
Being Male Is. is a new and explorative work from local emerging actors Jaycob Beven-Delaney and Eli Bunyoung, who themselves are on the precipice of independent manhood. Set against the backdrop of a sensitively crafted soundscape and palpable video installation, Being Male Is. harnesses the male physicality, pushes it to its limits and gently cradles its return.