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Created by Siri Embla and Gus Simonovic
presented by Printable Reality

at Artworks Theatre, Oneroa, Waiheke Island
16 Feb 2013

The Pumphouse, Takapuna, Auckland
From 7 Mar 2013 to 9 Mar 2013


Insomnia in a Daydream is a new theatrical production created by Gus Simonovic and Siri Embla (Lovers Walk – a Poetic Journey in Eight Scenes) taking place from the 16th of February as part of Auckland Fringe 2013.

On a backdrop of inspirational visuals by Peter Brierley-Millman and a 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.

What keeps you real?

Auckland Fringe runs from 15 February to 10 March 2013. For more Auckland Fringe information go to

16th February, 8pm
Artworks Theatre, 2 Korora Road, Oneroa
Tickets: 15 $, 10$ concession, 5$ fringe artists
Bookings: Artworks Theatre – or 09 372 2941

7th – 9th March, 6:30pm
Pumphouse Theatre, Killarney Park, Takapuna
Tickets: 15 $, 10$ concession, 5$ fringe artists
Bookings: Pumphouse Theatre – or 09 489 8360

Duration: approximately 45 min