50 Years: Queers & Pioneers

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Cracked Actors Theatre (CAT) presents

50 YEARS: QUEERS & PIONEERS - SEXY, ROLICKING, ROCKIN, ONLINE READS.
The HIGHS & LOWS of Queer Culture in OZ in the last half century!

2023 will mark 50 years since PM John Gorton put forward a motion in Canberra that "in the opinion of this House homosexual acts... should not be subject to the criminal law".

'50 Years: Queers & Pioneers' will showcase artists who will present their work for the chance to be selected for a fully produced season at CAT for Midsumma Festival 2023 to celebrate this milestone!

There will no longer be a live audience for this event. Instead it will be livestreamed in webinar format 

5/2/22 @ 12pm
Dark Victory by Noel Anderson - Playtime finalist 2016. The story of Carol Butler a conservative housewife and novelist who writes children's books. She is married to John, an insurance salesman, constantly away on business. They have no children. Warren Clark, her best friend, is a gay florist with HIV.


5/2/22 @ 5pm
Hot White Kiss by James WF Roberts - Some love is fire, some love is rust. Pure & dangerous love is LUST! An uncompromising look at five people involved in three bisexual, polyamorous relationships and the fallout from addiction, past traumas and lust.

6/2/22 @ 12pm
In The Ghetto by James May - Queer subculture, gender diversity, disempowerment, HIV/AIDS, Drugs, Petty theft & Bitchy Back Biting! Jet struggles with his gender identity, and vows to create a stable home for their ‘imaginary daughter.’ His wayward partner, Quiver is a macho larrikin who flirts with petty theft and the drug trade. Their lives intersect with a host of dubious characters drawn into their torrid world. Their relationship unravels when Quiver’s addiction gets out of hand...

2023 will mark 50 years since PM John Gorton put forward a motion in Canberra that "in the opinion of this House homosexual acts... should not be subject to the criminal law".

'50 Years: Queers & Pioneers' will showcase artists who will present their work for the chance to be selected for a fully produced season at CAT for Midsumma Festival 2023 to celebrate this milestone!

 

★★★★
"Cracked Actors Theatre (CAT). All credit must be given to the team for supporting and developing new Australian content."
— Nick Pilgrim, Theatre People

Images by Sarah Yeung

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Dates & Times

WHEN 5-6 Feb | Sat Midday & 5pm, Sun Midday
DURATION 1hr 30m

Tickets

FULL $15.00
3-SHOW PKG 10% off all 3 eligible shows
EARLY BIRD 15% off if purchased prior to 13 December

Location

Midsumma Digital Event

midsumma.org.au

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Event notes

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New Work

WARNINGS

Violence, Coarse language, Reference to drug use

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