Queerstories

Wed 23 Jan | Event

Maeve Marsden (NSW)

“Queerstories provides a platform for voices often unheard.” – QNews

Enter the raucous, radical and wildly funny world of Queerstories, and enjoy an unexpected tale or two from a diverse line up of stars and strangers, reflections on lives well lived and battles fought, pride, prejudice, love and humour.

The LGBTQIA community has been sharing stories for centuries, creating our own histories, disrupting and reinventing conventional ideas about narrative, family and community. There’s so much more to being queer than coming out and equal marriage.

Fast becoming an institution around Australia, Queerstories has now seen more than 100 LGBTQI+ storytellers take to the stage, with a popular podcast boasting surprising, moving and at times downright hilarious bite-sized episodes, and a book of the stories published by Hachette Australia in 2018.

Winner of Best Spoken Word at Sydney Fringe Festival 2016.

This event is Auslan interpreted.

Warning: Coarse language 

Dates

Wed 23 Jan

Times

7.30pm
Duration: 2 hours + interval

Price

Full: $30
Group (10+): $25
Conc: $20

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The Maids

30 Jan - 9 Feb | Event

Samuel Russo & Adam Ibrahim (VIC)

One Mistress, Two Maids, and a ferocious game of make believe.

Each night, in the absence of their mistress, two maids, Solonge and Claire, enact a perverse, elaborate fantasy of bloody murder. Night in, night out, they role-play the sadistic slaughter of their Madame. Trapped by circumstance this ritual has become their only form of escape.

Seething with deliciously violent sensuality, this riotous exploration of class, gender and sexuality is delivered with a high octane glitter-slap of homoerotic theatricality.

In a dark, comic, drag ritual of the finest form, The Maids adorn the garments reserved for their Madame, drink in the power that clings to them and play a treacherous game of make believe.

Genet’s contemporary masterpiece reimagined by two of Melbourne’s most exciting award-winning theatre makers Adam Ibrahim and Samuel Russo (How To Kill The Queen Of Pop, 2017) and performed with Green Room Award Nominee Artemis Ioannides (Wentworth, The Beautiful Lie, Angry Sexx).

Presented in partnership with Brunswick Mechanics Institute.

Warnings: Nudity | Violence | Strobe lights | Smoke/haze | Smoking on stage 

Duration: 70 mins

Dates

Wed 30 Jan (Preview)
Thu 31 Jan
Fri 1 Feb
Sat 2 Feb
Sun 3 Feb
Wed 6 Feb
Thu 7 Feb
Fri 8 Feb
Sat 9 Feb

Times

All 7.30pm

Price

Full: $28
Group (8+): $22
Conc: $22
Preview: $22

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