MULLET FEST BEGINS MONDAY 10 JANUARY
Happy New Year friends, supporters and theatre-lovers,
We hope you all had a wonderful summer break and are ready for what 2022 has in store… At Theatre Works, our stages are packed to the brim with hundreds of artists counting down the days ’til they can share their works in front of a live audience.
First things first – with community cases of COVID-19 on the rise, the health and safety of audiences, artists and staff at Theatre Works is our number one priority. All visitors to Theatre Works will be required to wear face masks upon entry and throughout performances, and show proof of vaccination (unless you have a valid medical exemption) at the door. We also encourage drinking and finishing your beverages outside in our courtyard to limit the need to remove your masks to consume drinks inside the foyer and theatre. These simple measures are the least we can do to keep our community safe and we thank you in advance for your support and understanding.
Back to our program – it all begins next week with the highly anticipated Mullet Fest (Fringe on the Other Side). Three of the finest shows from last year’s Fringe program finally get their time to shine – see below for a summary of what’s on. You may notice our Mullet Fest program has downsized due to cancellations impacted by COVID-19. Ticket holders with affected performances will receive communications from our box office team in due course – any questions please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Make sure you save some nights later in the month for Midsumma Festival, which arrives hot on the heels of Mullet Fest with ground-breaking, gender-bending and genre-busting queer works by our rainbow community.
We look forward to seeing you at Mullet Fest next week! (N.B. Mullet haircuts are not compulsory for attendance but will be highly regarded by Theatre Works staff and Mullet Fest artists. Spot prizes may be included).
Team at Theatre Works x
by Keith Gow & Rob Lloyd
7:30PM, 11-15 January
Whitenoise: 12 Ghosts
by Kathleen Mary Fallon
7PM, 13-16 January
Explosives Factory (Inkerman St)
by Crunch Theatre Company
7PM, 18-22 January
Explosives Factory (Inkerman St)
MIDSUMMA FESTIVAL HUB
25 JAN – 13 FEB
This year’s Midsumma Hub at Theatre Works is bigger than ever with shows across three performance spaces. A truly queer program that embraces and celebrates the whole rainbow community. Non-binary pantomime, lesbians in space, drag kings, asexual variety shows, the trans masculine experience, non-binary escape rooms and so much more…
We’re thrilled to have commissioned illustrator, animator and tattoo artist Cynthia Sobraty (aka @plasticmessiah – they/them) to create a unique artwork for each of our Midsumma shows. These artworks will be available for purchase at Theatre Works during Midsumma as well as some QUEER AF merchandise.
ST KILDA BIG LOST BAND
BAND PRACTICE EXTENDED
Thanks to everyone who came along to our first two open rehearsals for St Kilda Big Lost Band – we had a blast! We have realised that in order to really create the biggest band St Kilda has ever seen, we need a bit more time. Therefore, we are postponing the epic performance in O’Donnell Gardens to later in 2022. If you’d like to be involved, register below and we will keep you posted with the latest rehearsal schedule.
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Always was, always will be Aboriginal land.