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Juliet Shelley, Gus Simonovic and Siri Embla, Peter Brierley-Millman and Lawrence Brock

[1 hr]

at ARTWORKS, 2 Korora Rd, Oneroa, Waiheke Island
16 Feb 2013

The Pumphouse / Lake Pupuke, Auckland
From 7 Mar 2013 to 9 Mar 2013

Reviewed by:  Charlotte Everett;

What keeps you real?

'Insomnia in a Daydream' is a new theatrical production created by Juliet Shelley, gus Simonovic and Siri Embla (Lovers Walk – a Poetic Journey in Eight Scenes). On a backdrop of inspirational visuals Peter Brierley-Millman and soundscape composed by Lawrence Brock (AKA Dubtext), gus and Siri are bringing to life a stage-dream of kinetic and oral poetry. A sumptuous feast for all your senses, mind and heart.

The statistics show that 57% of people are affected by sleep difficulties. With more than a quarter of the population suffering from a chronic sleep problem, insomnia is highlighted as a major public health issue. On a large scale, the world we live in is faced with increasing uncertainty and threats which further impact on our already volatile and vulnerable existence. As a result, we sleep less, we dream less. We don`t get enough rest – but, we keep going. Insomnia takes its toll, in many forms. Fueled by coffee, sugar, energy drinks, alcohol or any other modern drug of our choice, our society is becoming more exhausted and more and more delusional.

What happens when Insomnia spreads its fingers into our day-life? When, not only eating our dreams away, it impacts on our imagination and enters our last refuge – our daydreams.The reality, as we know it, is reduced to an iridescent bubble made of our illusions, fears and half-wishes. In an attempt to protect ourselves from this condition we are sent into a different state.

'Insomnia in a Daydream' is a multimedia theatre performance exploring the layers of that new reality. What happens when you cannot sleep? What happens when you cannot daydream. Is it a gift, or a curse? 'Insomnia' takes you for a dive into the subconscious mind - personal, interpersonal and universal.

Pick Fresh Sleep-Daises From your Imagination

“Insomnia in a Daydream” - This Summer at Auckland Fringe Festival 

What keeps you real?  Insomnia in a Daydream.  

video teaser :

What: Printable Reality presents : “Insomnia in a Daydream”

Where: ArtWorks Theatre, Waiheke, 16th February, 8pm

                       PumpHouse Theatre, Takapuna, 7-8-9th March 6.30pm

Book tickets at or through the venues. $15/$10

more info - contact: or

phone Siri: 0225477385      or         Gus 0212323739