A Body at Work

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Image: by Darren Gill

The debut solo show from queer artist and sex worker Frankie van Kan exploring what it means to be A Body at Work in the adult industry

Serial nudist Frankie van Kan (AKA Frankie Valentine—Stripped Queer, Club Briefs, Baby Got Back, Seen and Heard Cabaret) achieves the improbable task of exposing more of herself than ever before, in this deeply intimate piece of confessional theatre. Directed by Maude Davey, A Body at Work is the tale of a queer woman’s sixteen years—and counting, in the sex industry.

Beginning in a strip club, with insightfully refreshing antics of strip club culture and the perceived power dynamics between workers and clients, Frankie unpacks her own whorephobia and the unravelling of boundaries. As she regales you with stories of the body as a commodity and navigating queerness in this honest, humorous and heartfelt journey Frankie asks the question—will they love me at my Madonna when they’ve relished me at my whore?

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Auslan Interpreted
Tactile tour Tactile Tour
Wheelchair Access
Relaxed Performance
Vision Rating less than 50%

Dates & Times

WHEN 27-28 Jan, 31 Jan-4 Feb | Wed 6:30pm | Thu-Sat 7:30pm | Sun 4pm
AUSLAN Fri 2 Feb 7:30pm
RELAXED Wed 31 Jan 6:30pm
TACTILE Wed 31 Jan 6:30pm


OPENING $37.00
FULL $37.00
CONC $27.00
First Nations $12.00
COMPANION FREE - please email [email protected] to arrange


La Mama HQ

1/205 Faraday St, Carlton

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1, 6 to stop 112 (Lygon St/Elgin St) | any Swanston St tram to stop 1 (Melbourne University)


200-207 to Lygon/Elgin St

Event notes


Premiere, New Work, Melbourne Premiere, Australian Premiere


Nudity, Themes of a sexual nature, Strong language, Mature themes

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