On Now // On Next – August Rundown

So. Much. On!

We’re looking forward to checking out new stuff from Marrugeku, Bankstown Poetry Slam, PACT Salon and ILBIJERRI Theatre amongst others.

There’s a bunch of great work on…check it all out below.

ILBIJERRI’s Which Way Home

PYT Fairfield’s Playlist

SPOTLIGHT ON

PYT Fairfield’s Playlist | 2 – 11 August
A pop cultural call to action in a time of uncertainty and upheaval. From pussy hats to Pussy Riot, feminism has a new urgency in the face of the bully boys leading many nations around the world. Exploring power, gender and women’s rights through pop songs, poetry and party bangers, this new dance theatre work choreographed by Larissa McGowan and directed by Karen Therese is an urgent call to arms from the young women of Australia.

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ON NOW

Bankstown Poetry Slam | TONIGHT
We <3 Bankstown Poetry Slam. The monthly gathering at Bankstown Arts Centre is a life-affirming treat that you just have to experience. We went as a middle finger to Mark Latham’s rant about BPS, now we’re converts who go every month. This month is headlined by Lorna Munro + Brandon Wint, performing after the heats where 10 budding poets perform to see who goes through to the finals.

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ILBIJERRI Theatre’s Which Way Home | Finishes 4 August
Katie Beckett wrote and performs in this charming and heartfelt father-daughter road trip story. Directed by Rachael Maza and also featuring Kamahi Djordan King, the national tour of this beautiful little show wraps up at the Seymour Centre this Saturday.

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Griffin Theatre’s The Almighty Sometimes | 27 July – 8 September
A tense family drama exploring neurodiversity and the rush to medicate, this play explores the push and pull of parenting; weighing the rights of the child against the expectations of society.

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Bankstown Poetry Slam’s Sara Mansour

James Nguyen & Dibgy Webster curate PACT Salon

PACT Salon: The Wild Things | 4 August
This showcase of new work and emerging artists is taking over PACT this Saturday night, this time curated by James Nguyen and Digby Webster.

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Belvoir’s A Taste of Honey | 21 July – 19 August
A near-forgotten mid-century British hit gets a full Belvoir revival in this kitchen sink drama exploring gender, race and sexuality.

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Redline Productions’ King of Pigs | 1 August – 1 September
Steve Rodgers’ scorching examination of the lies men tell themselves that result in the real-world abuse women must live with.

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SPOTLIGHT ON

Sydney Opera House’s Unwrapped series | 8 – 19 August
Another great line-up of contemporary work is being presented as part of the Sydney Opera House’s Unwrapped series, this time featuring Lucy Guerin’s award-winning Dance Massive hit Split, and post’s completely hilarious Ich Nibber Dibber. The line-up rounds out with an artist panel exploring climate change, and a night of song and story from Mojo Juju.

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post’s Ich Nibber Dibber

Marrugeku’s Le Dernier Appel (The Last Cry)

ON NEXT

Marrugeku’s Le Dernier Appel | 15 – 18 August
A new co-production between WA/NSW company Marrugeku and New Caledonia’s Centre Culturel Tjibaou, Le Dernier Appel (The Last Cry) is a cross-cultural collaboration exploring the long shadow of colonisation across the Pacific and potential avenues to recalibrate power. Featuring performers from across Australia and New Caledonia, the show has a powerhouse team behind it, including Dalisa Pigrum, Ngaiire, Nick Wales and Bree Van Reyk. We’ve got a sweet $10 off code for you on the link below

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Circa’s Humans | 15 – 19 August
10 incredible acrobats explore the limits of human endurance in this festival hit from Circa. Limited run at Merrigong Theatre Company in Wollongong.

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Sydney Theatre Company’s The Harp in the South | 16 August – 6 October
Kate Mulvany has adapted Ruth Park’s epic Australian trilogy following the lives of the Darcy family from Sydney’s Surry Hills to rural NSW and back again. A play in two parts, the cast features Heather Mitchell, Luke Carrol and Tara Morice.

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Sydney Chamber Opera’s Resonant Bodies Festival | 31 August – 1 September
A festival celebrating the human voice in experimental music and composition. Over two days, some of the world’s most intriguing vocal practitioners will performer at Carriageworks.

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Performing Lines acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the lands on which we work – the Gadigal in Sydney, the Whadjuk in Perth, and the Muwinina in Hobart – and pay our respects to their Elders past and present.

We extend those respects to all First Nations peoples on whose lands we travel and perform.