Identity politics has been a zeigeist-y topic for a few years now with discussion, particularly amongst the arts and entertainment industries, about notions of representation, appropriation, and authenticity. In Seeking Representation, comedian Natali Caro brings together considerations of identity and celebrity to interrogate boundaries of performer, performance, and audience.Continue reading →
This year has been incredibly challenging for many reasons. One of which has been isolation from friends, family, and (potential) lovers. So how has this time alone been for the Italian stallion of Melbourne’s northern suburbs? Has quarantine tempered his steamy ways or only fanned the flames of his passions?Continue reading →
When was the last time you saw an ugly woman performer? Or one where her ugliness was not an indication of her depravity, villainy, or destitution? The Ugly Show encourages audiences to acknowledge that all bodies are ugly sometimes and an ideal that asks anyone, especially women, for anything less is simply unrealistic.
If you’ve ever loved a food with your whole being, eating it probably felt like a divine experience, a communion with God. The Coconut Collective Clan have taken their love a step further and constructed a religion around the magnificent coconut. Intrigued?
Lucy and Sphenn are the best of friends. They go on endless adventures together from long rides in the sunshine to breeding puppies to sailing away to Mexico to sell ice cream. Most of all Sphenn and Lucy want to be famous for absolutely anything at all. It’s Lucy’s hair-brained plans for fame, though, that land the pair in a fair amount of trouble.
Like Salem Barrett-Brown says, trans is very trendy at the moment, occupying a disproportionate amount of news and media attention in Australia. But what’s it like to be one of these illusive transpeople, battling the same late capitalist hell-scape as the normies but with the nation’s concentrated hatred to boot? Open Dyke Night invites a few marginalised identities to weigh in.
Inspired by the rumours and inaccuracies circulated about powerful women, burlesque star Imogen Kelly mixes satire, comedy, and burlesque to spread the stories of their successes. With the help of her psychic assistant, Kelly summons the spirits of women through time to challenge the patriarchal lens of their remembrance.
For this year’s Sydney Comedy Festival, Theatresports put a twist on the conventional competition structure and pitted performers from three generations against each other to find the ultimate improv decade. Bringing together stars new and old from the Sydney improv scene, Theatresports All-Stars was a celebration of the community and the performers keeping the form going.
It’s the late 19th century and Sherlock Holmes is on another case with his trusty friend and confident Dr John Watson. Through a series of interrogations, tips, and disguises, Sherlock thinks he has pieced together a string of murders and cracked the case. It’s just like any other murder mystery except this one is entirely improvised!
Gods Cowboys reunite after 20 years for a special fundraiser event of tomfoolery and shenanigans. Slim, Buck, and Billy are God-fearing cowboys looking to spread the good word through comedy, live music, and a love of red meat. For two nights only, the trio brought their 1990s classic set back to the stage for a great cause.