Playtime Staged Readings

Wednesday 17 January

Gasworks Theatre

90 minutes

All Tickets $10

Adult content

Wheelchair Accessible

Gasworks Arts Park and Midsumma

Playtime Staged Readings

Playtime aims to identify, support and develop new talent and get queer issues out there for mainstream audiences to consider and enjoy. The LGBTQIA+ community is diverse, exciting and full of stories and ideas that deserve to be heard on the stages of performing arts venues throughout the country.

Come early to the show and enjoy Gasworks’ Midsumma Launch from 6pm with a free drink on arrival, special performances, gourmet BBQ and opening of two visual arts exhibitions.

From an open call for applications four plays have been selected to participate in the staged readings. One work will be selected by an industry panel and audience feedback to go on to receive support and development to become a full scale work and be presented at Midsumma 2019.

The shortlisted plays are:

Pink Triangles
Jayden Walker

Pink Triangles tells the true story Heinz Heger, who was imprisoned in a Nazi Concentration camp for being homosexual, and the injustices he continued to face post war.

Jessica McKerlie

Body, a comedic look at how a non-binary human interacts with and interprets feelings from inside a body that doesn’t always feel like home.

The Natural Disaster
MKA Theatre of New Writing

A contemporary adaptation of the first Surrealist text, Apollinaire’s 1903 play ‘The Breasts of Tiresias’. This staggeringly funny, headlong odyssey of feminism and pacifism from MKA + Doppelgangster – world leaders in iconoclastic, political performance – drag Appollinaire’s drama of power and patriarchy into the 21st Century. The play is a subversive and political queer comedy that inverts Greek myth to tell the story of Therese – a woman who leaves her husband, changes her sex, and takes over the world.

Become The One
Adam Fawcett

A main stage love story featuring a vibrant queer character at its heart, BECOME THE ONE is a celebration of queerness, a celebration of difference, and an examination of what it takes to do the right thing – as a lover, as a high profile sports star, as a human being – to Become The One. An intense look at the budding romance between a closeted bisexual footballer and a young queer man, BECOME THE ONE examines our toxic culture of masculinity and the circumstances from which it might be broken.

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