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Everything but the Kitchen Sink Festival

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Is Sydney's newest and weirdest theatre and arts Festival. A week long, non-stop, cavalcade of theatre, movement, music, art and food. A festival obsessed with promoting new Australian work and fresh voices, featuring four shows performed as a series of triple bills over four days.

RAMPAGE; A rage journey through womxn.
by Mel Ree

Mel Ree is confident. Mel Ree is smart. Mel Ree grew up poor and violent. Mel Ree is warrior woman embodied. Baddie. Fit as fck.  Her rage is journeying through memory, through mother, through colonised Indigenous Land, through sisterhood and radical self acceptance. 

Within a society that demonises black power, Mel Ree is on the journey of reclamation. She needs you to know your pain is your superpower, alchemise it. 

Poetry, theatre, lip sync, performance art, immersive play and a hell of a lot of essence baby, this one’s a salute to the ancestors, to the femmes, the strong and the bold.

Written by Linda Nicholls-Gidley

It’s the year 2021, the world is in the midst of a global pandemic, and we are experiencing a new kind of silence; the streets void of activity, the echo of empty buildings, the muteness of zoom meetings. In the wake of this international crisis six women begin to speak. They share stories, they share truths, they share space.

Throughout history silence has been weaponised, a convenient and devastating way to keep the peace. This play interweaves verbatim stories and scripted text with movement and sound to interrogate the reverberations of history’s use of silence.

How loud is your silence?

Directed by Carly Fisher
With Nola Bartolo, Chanika Desilva, Sonya Kerr, Deborah Lee, Linda Nicholls-Gidley
Composer - Charlotte Leamon
Lighting Designer - Capri Harris
Stage Manager - Natalie Low


Written & Performed by Sarah Carroll

How Katy Perry helped one fangirl on a bubblegum, bisexual adventure to pop her cherry.

It's 2008 and 13 year old Sarah is watching MTV when Katy Perry's 'I Kissed A Girl' comes on and her obsession with Katy begins.

On a cloud of cotton candy, Cherry takes you on an intimate, bubblegum, pop journey from fangirl Sarah’s awkward teenager years, to discovering the power of Katy Perry’s music, to ultimately becoming a confident, bisexual woman, and on the way invites each one of us to embrace who we fully are.

Through classic Katy Perry songs such as, Wide Awake, Part of Me, and Firework, Cherry hilariously and insightfully celebrates the power of music to transform and enlighten in this one woman’s thank you card to her idol.

Directed by Sarah Carroll & Jennifer Hart
Sound Designer - Lucy Yabsley
Designer - Alexandra Roberts
Dramaturg - Nadia Townsend
Production Assistant - Tammy Dang

a body is all that remains

Written & Performed by Lungol Wekina

On an odyssey told through poetry, prose, and the greyness between the two, Papua New Guinean artist Lungol Wekina reconnects with his ancestors in his debut work ‘a body is all that remains’.

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