Desire and power: it’s a tale as old as time played out countlessly in the artist/muse dynamic. “Symphonie fantastique” by Hector Berlioz is one such example of a multi-layered attempt to capture the fluttering beauty of unrequited love. Using this 19th century composition as the inspiration, Little Eggs Collective inject some queer imaginary and disco fever for a hallucinatory story of revenge.Continue reading →
Mardi Gras celebrations are often centred on taking pride in LGBTQIA+ identities and showcasing the many possibilities available in the margins but, simultaneously, this is a time for acknowledging the survival and resilience of a community routinely subjected to violence and systemic persecution. Our Blood Runs in the Street focuses on the findings of the “NSW Parliamentary Inquiry into Gay and Transgender hate crimes between 1970 and 2010”, its reopening in 2019, and the lasting impact of violence.
The Kings are the ideal hosts, inviting guests into their home as part of their reality television program Living with the Kings, a very popular production. For this season finale they’ve invited the Wild Violets to join them, a musical duo set to send the show off with a real bang, but not without wreaking a little havoc.
Night Writes sits down with writer and director Cassie Hamilton and cast members Carl Gregory, Anna Lambert, and Stephanie Priest to discuss their new production Playing Face with Barefoot Theatre.
Two beings find themselves together in a Wonderland-esque world with some memories of a life before but no clear idea of how they got to be here. Over the course of an hour, or perhaps years in this timeless place, they build their pasts and develop a symbiotic relationship through which they can explore philosophy, self, and trauma.