And She Would Stand Like This

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Image design by Chloe Towan, Pictured: Kikki Temple

Queer Ball Culture meets Greek Tragedy

In an unnamed hospital
In an unnamed city
Hecuba and her daughters
Await a diagnosis.

Greek tragedy meets Harlem ball culture in this fierce and fabulous new play, adapted from Euripides’ The Trojan Women and inspired by the seminal documentary Paris is Burning. Set in a hospital waiting room during a mysterious plague, the play is a modern observation of HIV/AIDS and reimagines the Greek characters as Queer bodies of colour fighting for survival.

"Greek tragedy meets Harlem ball scene. Fantastic!"
— RuPaul

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Auslan Interpreted
Audio Described
Wheelchair Access

Dates & Times

WHEN 3-5 Feb, 7-12 Feb | Mon-Sat 7:30pm | Sat 3pm
AUSLAN 11 Feb 7:30pm
AUDIO DESC 5 Feb 3pm
DURATION 1hr 30m


PREVIEW $30.00
FULL $40.00
CONC $30.00
3-SHOW PKG 10% off all 3 eligible shows
EARLY BIRD 15% off if purchased prior to 13 December


Meat Market - Stables

2 Wreckyn St, North Melbourne

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Tram 19 to stop 9 | Tram 58, 59 to stop 14

Event notes


Enter via Courtney Street (between Wreckyn and Blackwood Streets).


Australian Premiere


Coarse language, Strobe lights, Smoke/haze, Latecomer lockout, Reference to sexual violence, Reference to drug use, Suicide references

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