Are We Awake? by Charles O'Grady
“I was really hoping you’d find a way to wear the blue one for the trip there. I bought it for you because it has clouds on it and you’d be able to wear it while you were in the clouds, and then if disaster struck and the plane went into freefall you’d just float with it because you’d be a cloud too.”
Faced with the spectre of financial instability, Endymion must relocate for work, leaving his chronically ill boyfriend, Hypnos, to fend for himself. Questions of going or staying, breaking up or hanging on, and what is real or imagined, plague these two young men as they fight to keep their grasp on “normal”.
Are We Awake? by queer theatre-maker Charles O’Grady (Kaleidoscope, Telescope) is a tender and human take on the complex relationship between queerness and disability.
Being Dead (Don Quixote) by Kerith Manderson-Galvin
A dangerous quest of literary theft, build-your-own identity and post-anarchy. Being Dead (Don Quixote) steals from Cervantes, Barbie™ and instant porn. Don Quixote is the idol you deserve.
Kerith Manderson-Galvin’s sensational and ever evolving signature work has alienated and captivated audiences and now debuts in Sydney for Mardi Gras. Infamous Queer Femme Kerith Manderson-Galvin (AKA Unofficial Kerith Fan Club) rips off the original rip-off artist Kathy Acker et al. in this ongoing project purposefully rewritten to Manderson-Galvin’s own shifting identity.
From the chaotic and critically acclaimed company that brought Sydney Puntila/Matti, The Eternity of the World and Unsex Me - MKA.
Rotterdam by John Brittain
development & showing
Rotterdam. New Year’s Eve. Alice is anxiously running spell check for the millionth time before she sends the email to her parents telling them she’s gay. Just before she can send it, her girlfriend Fiona reveals that she identifies as a man. After seven years of working out how to confidently say “I’m gay”, Alice finds herself asking “Am I straight?” Alice and Fiona – now Adrian – must re-navigate their relationship, Dutch bars, families, and what it means to love a woman, a man, a person.
This Olivier Award-winning comedy tells a contemporary love story from a refreshing and intimate perspective, taking us on a very funny and very human ride through questions about gender, identity, family and love.
Directed by Rebecca Blake; Produced by Amy Morcom