Thrive: Queer voices, out loud

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An original work of verbatim theatre based on the stories of LGBTQIA+ Victorians, young and old.

Thrive is the story of the trailblazers and future-makers. Real life, larger than life and in their own words.

In Thrive, the rebel theatre-smiths of Black Apple Theatre set out to make some noise in the silence surrounding Queer experience; harvesting the true stories from the mouths of those who made history and those who continue to shape it, and transplanting them into a lush theatrical landscape where music and narrative intertwine.

This is the story of planting the seed. This is the story of watching it grow. This is the story of how to thrive.

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Dates & Times

WHEN 10-13 Feb | Thu-Sat 8pm | Sat 2pm | Sun 6:30pm
TALKS Q&A sessions post-performance.
DURATION 1hr 30m


FULL $30.00
CONC $20.00


Bluestone Church Arts Space

8A Hyde St, Footscray

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Any western line to Footscray


82 to stop 64

Event notes


Melbourne Premiere


Coarse language, Suicide references, Thrive is a work that belongs LGBTQIA+ community. There’s brilliance and there’s deep shadow in the stories it contains. Thrive contains references to thoughts of suicide, and experiences of homophobia and transphobia.
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