Queerstories in Lockdown – Expressions of Interest
Thanks to funding support from the City of Sydney, I am able to commission 16 new stories for the Queerstories podcast, from LGBTQI+ storytellers around the country. Normally the podcast is populated with live recordings from events I curate, but with the theatres closed, I am looking for new writing from LGBTQI+ storytellers, work that […]
Queerantine: supporting LGBTQ authors and booksellers while stuck at home
Some of you are baking sourdough, some are working out how to homeschool your kids, all too many of us are grappling with Centrelink and some of us are losing hours staring out the window in a mild panic. Since I can’t be part of sharing gorgeous queer writing with you at Queerstories events for […]
For those who blazed the trail
It’s Mardi Gras! AKA Queer Christmas AKA month for companies to sell a plethora of rainbow stuff to us….yay, I guess? I love Mardi Gras almost as much as I love making fun of Mardi Gras, honestly I do. And I have had a wonderful festival already, curating Queer Thinking last weekend and attending the […]
So yes, Valentine’s Day is a blatant opportunity to sell some pretty useless shit, from “everlasting flowers” (are they just plastic?) to candles (my girlfriend loves scented candles, I do not understand them), to expensive perfume – ‘joy’ for women and ‘sauvage’ for men…really…? As a proud romantic-occasion-sceptic, I am more partial to the concept […]
I started out this year with a quite ambitious to-do list, and whilst I am getting through it (fueled by a characteristic combo of ambition and anxiety), I am also bloody exhausted. It is September, everyone. Just in case you thought your phone calendar carked it with the latest update, I can confirm with certainty […]
Lady Sings it Better is back!
2009 – It was the year we had Kevin Rudd PM (round one), it cost roughly 2 cents to buy a house, Rebecca Gibney won the gold logie and the ABC was given an extra $136 million bucks in funding. They were simpler times. Meanwhile, I was preparing for the first ever production of a […]
Book tour, it’s a book tour!
The Queerstories book was released this week, and people have already been sharing their happy snaps with their copies. I’m off on a mini book tour with 6 launch events scheduled. Sydney’s event this weekend is already sold out, but you can grab tix to the rest of them! Sydney Opera House for Antidote Festival, […]
I’ve got LOADS coming up in August and September and I’m excited to be on the road again. June and July have been a bit more low key, a much needed break from touring after Mother’s Ruin‘s big UK tour, Sydney Opera House debut and regional Victoria tour earlier in the year. So, what’s next? […]
So I’ve decided to start trying to write regular updates about my work! It may only be February but this year has already been full, so why not add to the workload with blogging… In January we got all dressed up for the Sydney Theatre Awards because Mother’s Ruin was nominated for Best Cabaret. Of […]
Mama Mia, there she goes again
A couple of weeks ago, we feminists were in uproar over Mia Freedman’s latest gaffe, a run in with US writer, Roxane Gay. I wrote about the issue for Sydney Morning Herald, a piece titled Mamamia’s Treatment of Roxane Gay Was Cruel But Not Unusual. The following week I wrote another piece inspired by the […]