Smoke Machine, Lion and Jeep
DirectorRomeo Roxman Gatt
Smoke Machine, Lion and Jeep opens with Roxman performing a letter to his younger self, on the turf of a football ground and in the smoky shadows of a club. Roxman reflects on his childhood, a time when he felt misunderstoo d by those around him, when he never felt that he belonged. With empathy and compassion, he reaches out to his younger self, telling him that things will be alright in the end, that there is not only one way to be a man but many, “There’s no need to stand and pee, the toilet seat remains clean”.
Throughout the performance, Roxman evolves, becoming more comfortable in himself, eventually growing wings, taking flight, and dancing with no holds barred. The transformation is set in motion. This journey has a beginning and a middle, but it will never have an end. The caterpillar and the butterfly are still
co-existing and transforming, the “broken wings” are always mending.