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Autumn Program Guide

2018


New Farm Park Ferry Terminal Upgrade As part of the Lord Mayor’s commitment to deliver Australia’s most modern public transport, the New Farm Park ferry terminal will be upgraded. Between mid-April 2018 and late 2018, the New Farm Park ferry terminal will be closed. For information on alternative transport options please visit www.translink.com.au or phone 13 12 30. For more information about this project, visit brisbane.qld.gov.au and search for ‘New Farm Park ferry terminal upgrade’ or email ferryinfrastructure@brisbane.qld.gov.au. IMAGE: FALCON VIEW


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Brisbane Powerhouse March–May 2018 Program Guide Contents 04 LORD MAYOR’S MESSAGE 05 ARTISTIC DIRECTOR’S MESSAGE 06 HOT BROWN HONEY

29 TRAGIC TRIVIA / GAYMING NIGHT + VIRTUAL DRAG / MELT AFTER DARK PARTY / THE BOWERY HAUS: CLOSING PARTY

08 BRISBANE COMEDY FESTIVAL

30 WAVE FESTIVAL

09 AFTER HOURS / QUEERSTORIES

31 DAMI IM: I HEAR A SONG

10 CHILDREN ARE STINKY

32 AWARA JA YINBAYI KALKURR: LAND IS SINGING, JOURNEY

12 WRITERS+IDEAS

33 FESTIVAL OF TIBET

13 TENDER HEARTS, SONS OF BRUTES:

34 BANFF MOUNTAIN FILM FESTIVAL WORLD TOUR

TIM WINTON ON LOST BOYS AND TOXIC MASCULINITY 14 JAMILA RIZVI: ON MOTHERHOOD WITH JESSICA RUDD AND LAURA CHALMERS 15 KITTY FLANAGAN: BURNING BRIDGES AND OTHER HOBBIES 16 HUGH MACKAY: AUSTRALIA REIMAGINED

35 OCEAN FILM FESTIVAL WORLD TOUR 36 DAVID O’DOHERTY: YOU HAVE TO LAUGH 37 MELBOURNE INTERNATIONAL COMEDY FESTIVAL ROADSHOW FEAT. KYLE KINANE 38 BRISBANE STREET ART FESTIVAL: WITHIN THESE WALLS / THE REGENERATE STUDIO#3: QUT LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE

17 QUIET FAITH BY DAVID WILLIAMS

39 GO OUT & PLAY: A GAME CULTURE INSTALLATION

18 WOW AT FESTIVAL 2018

40 COURTNEY ACT: UNDER THE COVERS

19 VEIQIA21 BY VOU DANCE FIJI

41 THE DESIGN CONFERENCE

20 MELT: FESTIVAL OF QUEER ARTS AND CULTURE

42 PECHAKUCHA NIGHT BRISBANE / POLITICS IN THE PUB

21 BRIEFS: CLOSE ENCOUNTERS / CLUB BRIEFS

43 THE STORY OF BRISBANE

22 COUPLING

44 KNOCKOFF

23 RESIDENT ALIEN / BARE

45 LIVESPARK + MIXTAPE

24 MELT BEAUTY PAGEANT /

46 POWERKIDS: LITTLE ARTISTS AT PLAY

ROBERT WEBB + BENJAMIN LAW: HOW NOT TO BE A BOY

47 JAN POWERS FARMERS MARKET

25 QUINN EADES / YOUTH PANEL

48 BAR ALTO + WATT

26 IDAHOT DAY CEREMONY /

49 SUPPORT BRISBANE POWERHOUSE

YES! BRISBANE PRIDE CHOIR: 20 YEARS ON STAGE 27 SHARE MY BLANKETS / HOOKING UP / TURBINE / LIKE MARIAH 28 MELT PORTRAIT PRIZE / MELT VISUAL ARTS / CASSANDRA AND THE BOY DOLL / THE MEASURE OF A MAN

50 EVENTS AT BRISBANE POWERHOUSE 52 THE BRIDGE 54 PARTNERS + SUPPORTERS 56 BOOKINGS + LOCATION 58 SCHEDULE

Brisbane Powerhouse acknowledges and respects the ancestral homelands of the Turrbal, Ugarapul/Yugarapul and Jagera peoples, the Traditional Custodians of this country. We pay respect to all Elders past, present and emerging, and welcome all visiting Elders.


04 WELCOME

Lord Mayor’s Message With an exciting array of performances on offer, you’ll be spoilt for choice this season at Brisbane Powerhouse. If you’re after a real laugh, head along to Brisbane Comedy Festival where you’ll see a variety of comedians including household names like Wil Anderson, Fiona O’Loughlin, Lawrence Mooney and Celia Paquola. Featuring over 70 comedians, expanding across three venues, this is Australia’s fastest growing comedy festival.

Not sure what to do over the school holiday period? Brisbane Powerhouse will have your jaws on the floor, hooting for more with non-stop acrobatic comedy in Children Are Stinky. Bring the whole family along to experience this action-packed extravaganza. In May, the fourth annual MELT: Festival of Queer Arts and Culture will celebrate our LGBTI+ communities with a dazzling program of theatre, comedy, music, cabaret, visual arts and more. And, if that wasn’t enough, Writers+Ideas will be bursting with activity featuring authors Tim Winton, Jamila Rizvi, Kitty Flanagan and Hugh Mackay – just to name a few.

With a program this jam-packed, I encourage everyone to experience something new at Brisbane Powerhouse this Autumn – whether to see a premiere performance, soak up the festival atmosphere or simply enjoy a meal with breathtaking river views.

Graham Quirk Lord Mayor

Brisbane Powerhouse is a not-for-profit organisation, owned and supported by Brisbane City Council.


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Artistic Director’s Message “If God intended everybody to be the same, he’d have given us all braces on our legs.” FORREST GUMP

international thought-leaders and local provocateurs in our Writers+Ideas program.

I mean – check out the variety we be offering in Autumn!

MELT: Festival of Queer Arts and Culture returns for its fourth year, opening on IDAHOT Day with an extraordinary program that includes the BRIEFS boys returning with Close Encounters, and five time Helpmann Award winner Paul Capsis performing in Tim Fountain’s Resident Alien – plus much, much more!

For starters – Brisbane Comedy Festival. More than 70 comedians all laying comical siege across three mighty venues – Brisbane Powerhouse, Brisbane City Hall and a new venue in SunPAC! Then, straight into Women of the World Festival (WOW), co-produced with Of One Mind and Southbank Centre London as part of Festival 2018, and featuring the massive international smash-hit firecracker of a show Hot Brown Honey. QSO’s ground-breaking WAVE Festival – the ultimate morphing of modern sounds, technology and talent – lands soon after, as does a season of

Finally, something really close to our heart. Our new initiative The Bridge, a $300k four-year program we’ve launched to support local performers and producers and invest in the creative community of Brisbane. This will get local works of significance on to Brisbane Powerhouse stages, and you can read more about The Bridge on page 52.

So, go get a mouthful of paprika and have a spicy Autumn here at Brisbane Powerhouse!

Kris Stewart

LD

Personally, I think paprika is the spice of life, but variety comes a close second.

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Hot Brown Honey Hot Brown Honey turns up the heat with lashings of sass and a hot pinch of empowerment in the smash-hit, genre defying, firecracker of a show that’s taken the world by storm. Steeped in the Word of The Mother and packing a punch of Hip Hop politics, Hot Brown Honey will make you laugh until you cry, clap until your hands bleed, dance in the aisles and shake every part of what your mama gave you. With lighting, music and costume set to ignite the change we want to be, Hot Brown Honey is an extraordinary production that spins tradition on its head, going above and beyond to challenge boundaries and embrace resilience. Hot Brown Honey is unapologetically fierce, defiantly shattering preconceptions in an explosion of colour, culture and controversy.

“Phenomenal, powerful, and an absolute joy.” THE PERTH PROJECT

“Gleefully challenges stereotypes of sex and race with a full grin, bared chest and raised middle finger.”

êêêê EDINBURGH 49

PRESENTED BY BRISBANE POWERHOUSE IN ASSOCIATION WITH WOW AT FESTIVAL 2018 DATE

Wed 04–Sat 07 Apr

TIME

8pm

VENUE

Powerhouse Theatre

DURATION TICKETS

75 mins

$54 + a transaction fee of $5.95

SUITABLE FOR AGES 16+ CONTAINS COARSE LANGUAGE, NUDITY, STROBE AND HAZE EFFECTS


08 COMEDY

BRISBANE POWERHOUSE + BRISBANE CITY HALL + SUNPAC

THREE VENUES. 31 DAYS. OVER 70 COMEDIANS. JIM GAFFIGAN URZILA CARLSON STEPHEN K AMOS WIL ANDERSON RICH HALL MATT OKINE TOM GLEESON FIONA O’LOUGHLIN JAMES SMITH LAWRENCE MOONEY CAL WILSON DAVE HUGHES PETER HELLIAR DANIEL SLOSS CELIA PACQUOLA AKMAL JEFF GREEN NEEL KOLHATKAR JIMEOIN LEHMO NICK CODY JOEL CREASEY MEL BUTTLE SAM SIMMONS NAZEEM HUSSAIN PAULY FENECH DAVE THORNTON HEATH FRANKLIN’S CHOPPER DILRUK JAYASINHA HARLEY BREEN RHYS NICHOLSON DES BISHOP ZOË COOMBS MARR THE NAKED MAGICIANS DEANNE SMITH DAVID SMIEDT TOMMY LITTLE LUKE HEGGIE RAMA NICHOLAS DAMIEN POWER CAM KNIGHT BECKY LUCAS SHAYNE HUNTER GUY MONTGOMERY ALEX WARD ANGUS GORDON DEMI LARDNER SAM TAUNTON DANIELLE WALKER MATT STEWART THE STEVENSON EXPERIENCE JACQUES BARRETT TOM WALKER SAM CAMPBELL THE TRAVELLING SISTERS SIMON TAYLOR ANGELLA DRAVID AND MELANIE BRACEWELL CAMERON JAMES TIM HEWITT GILLIAN COSGRIFF ROSE CALLAGHAN JUDE PERL JOE SHAFFER IVAN ARISTEGUIETA DUSTY RICH ANIMATED! YADA YADA YADA COOL STORY BRO BRISBURNED QUEERSTORIES CONVINCE ME! CLASS CLOWNS LIVE AND LOCAL QUEENSLAND THEATRESPORTS™ AFTER HOURS LIVESPARK KNOCKOFF

PRESENTED BY BRISBANE POWERHOUSE WITH SUPPORT FROM BRISBANE CITY COUNCIL DATE

Fri 23 Feb–Sun 25 Mar


COMEDY 09

After Hours

Queerstories

Don’t miss the Festival’s late-night variety show with a mix of festival acts and Brisbane’s best local comedians.

Join host Maeve Marsden and your favourite LGBTQI comedians for a night of queer stories, unexpected tales of lives well lived and battles fought, pride, prejudice, love and of course humour.

Hosted by Dusty Rich and a surprise special guest (09 + 10 Mar), After Hours features an ever changing lineup. This is where your favourite comedians go to get loose, try new material and bring back some old favourites. Lineup announced each week at brisbanecomedyfestvial.com. PRESENTED BY BRISBANE COMEDY FESTIVAL DATE

Fri 02, 09, 16, 23 + Sat 03, 10, 17 + 24 Mar

TIME 10.15pm VENUE DURATION

Turbine Studio

60 mins TICKETS $15 + transaction fee of $5.95

SUITABLE FOR AGES 18+ CONTAINS COARSE LANGUAGE

Featuring Alex Ward, Ben McLeay, Nayuka Gorrie, Zoë Coombs Marr and Peter Taggart. WINNER BEST SPOKEN WORD AWARD, SYDNEY FRINGE FESTIVAL

PRESENTED BY BRISBANE COMEDY FESTIVAL DATE

Sat 17 Mar TIME 6pm

VENUE

Powerhouse Theatre DURATION 60 mins

TICKETS

$25 (f), $20 (c) + transaction fee of $5.95

THIS EVENT IS AUSLAN INTERPRETED SUITABLE FOR AGES 15+ CONTAINS COARSE LANGUAGE


10 KIDS


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Children Are Stinky All children are stinky, right? Against a backdrop of high calibre circus, a rocking ’90s soundtrack and genuine belly laughs, this acrobatic duo's attempts to prove kids STINK are met with messy, ridiculous and hysterical twists. They only succeed in proving that children are awesome… and they know it! Expect daredevil stunts, incredible acrobatics, lightning fast hula hoops, loads of laughs and mischievous fun. Off the back of five star sell-out shows at Edinburgh Fringe, this action-packed circus extravaganza will have your jaws on the floor hooting for more! Join us for this school holiday acrobatic comedy; fun for the whole family!

“Stunning acrobatics and explosive charisma leave both parents and children awestruck. Non-stop interactive fun!”

êêêêê FRINGE BISCUIT

“Children Are Stinky holds the whole tent spellbound, with a mixture of lively humour and truly amazing acrobatics.”

êêêêê EDINBURGH FRINGE REVIEW

PRESENTED BY BRISBANE POWERHOUSE DATE

Thu 12–Sun 15 Apr

TIME

Thu–Fri 10am + 1pm,

Sat–Sun 12pm + 2.30pm VENUE

Visy Theatre

DURATION TICKETS

50 mins

$28 (f), $24 (group 4+)

+ a transaction fee of $5.95 SUITABLE FOR ALL AGES


12 WRITERS+IDEAS

May is exploding with conversation and ideas, with international thought-leaders and local provocateurs ready to push the boundaries on contemporary issues. From manhood to motherhood, politics to comedy, Writers+Ideas brings conversation back to the building. With more stimulating speakers being announced in mid-March, our Writers+Ideas program will be bursting with activity in May. Prepare to be stimulated and engaged by conversations, debates and discussions, as Sydney Writers’ Festival brings the world’s finest authors to Brisbane Powerhouse in real time via a digital live-streaming project, Live & Local on Sat 05 and Sun 06 May. To view the full Writers+Ideas program, visit brisbanepowerhouse.org. WRITERS+IDEAS IS SUPPORTED BY O’NEILL ARCHITECTURE AND RPS


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TENDER HEARTS, SONS OF BRUTES:

Tim Winton

on lost boys and toxic masculinity Spend an exclusive evening with acclaimed West Australian author Tim Winton as he delivers a powerful meditation on lost boys and the riptide of toxic masculinity.

With a specially commissioned soundscape and stunning photographic interludes, this is an hour-long event exploring the

declarations and fraught silences that mark the journey to adulthood for so many young men. Join us for a very special experience as the pre-eminent novelist of his generation brings words, images and sounds to the discussion of our most bewildering and desolate landscape – contemporary manhood.

PRESENTED BY BRISBANE POWERHOUSE DATE Mon 19 Mar TIME

7.30pm

VENUE

Powerhouse Theatre

DURATION TICKETS

60 mins

SOLD OUT

SUITABLE FOR AGES 15+ WRITERS+IDEAS IS SUPPORTED BY O’NEILL ARCHITECTURE AND RPS


14 WRITERS+IDEAS

Jamila Rizvi:

On Motherhood with Jessica Rudd and Laura Chalmers

Jamila Rizvi, Jessica Rudd and Laura Chalmers join Rebecca Levingston for a hilarious conversation navigating the turbulent waters of life with a newborn. After her son was born, Jamila Rizvi felt isolated, exhausted and confused. While desperately in love with her new baby, the world she'd known had disappeared overnight and so had her sense of self. Jamila's salvation came in the form of a letter. A dear friend, Clare Bowditch – who had been there herself – wrote to tell Jamila she would get through this. Her comforting words reassured Jamila that she was seen, that she was supported and that she was not alone. Now Jamila wants to pay it forward to the next generation of new mothers. Coming from writers with a diverse range of backgrounds and experiences, no two stories in The Motherhood are alike – but all are generous, compassionate and deeply honest. Jamila’s books will be for sale and available for signing on the night. PRESENTED BY BRISBANE POWERHOUSE DATE Wed 02 May TIME VENUE

7.30pm

Powerhouse Theatre

DURATION

75 mins TICKETS $35 (f), $30 (c),

$50 (ticket plus book) + a transaction fee of $5.95 SUITABLE FOR AGES 15+ WRITERS+IDEAS IS SUPPORTED BY O’NEILL ARCHITECTURE AND RPS


WRITERS+IDEAS 15

Kitty Flanagan: Burning Bridges and Other Hobbies One of Australia's favourite comedians, Kitty Flanagan joins us for a night of hilarious cautionary tales and conversation. Come along for free advice you didn't know you needed including how not to get murdered while hitch-hiking, and why women between the ages of 37 and 42 should be banned from internet dating. Kitty has been locked in an industrial freezer in Western

Australia, insulted about the size of her lady parts in Singapore, and borne witness to the world's most successful wife swap in suburban Sydney. It's these valuable lessons from The University of Life that have taught her so many things, including the fact that clichés like 'The University of Life' are really annoying. Kitty’s book Bridge Burning and Other Hobbies will be for sale and available for signing on the night.

PRESENTED BY BRISBANE POWERHOUSE DATE

Thu 03 May

TIME 7pm VENUE

Powerhouse Theatre

DURATION TICKETS

60 mins

$35 (f), $30 (c)

+ transaction fee of $5.95 SUITABLE FOR AGES 15+ WRITERS+IDEAS IS SUPPORTED BY O’NEILL ARCHITECTURE AND RPS


16 WRITERS+IDEAS

Hugh Mackay: Australia Reimagined Esteemed social researcher and author Hugh Mackay joins ABC Radio’s Cathy Van Extel for an unflinching look at why Australia’s unprecedented run of economic growth has failed to deliver a more harmonious society.

Hugh revolutionised our understanding of Australian society 25 years ago, with the publication of Reinventing Australia. Now, with some perceptive observations and radical proposals, he does it again. Individualism is rampant. Income inequality is growing. Public

education is under-resourced. The gender revolution is stalling. We no longer trust our major institutions or our political leaders. We are more socially fragmented, more anxious, more depressed, more overweight, more medicated, deeper in debt and increasingly addicted – whether to our digital devices, drugs, pornography or ‘stuff’. Yet Hugh Mackay remains optimistic. In an uplifting and energising evening he offers some compelling proposals for

a more compassionate and socially cohesive Australia. Books will be on sale and available for signing on the night. PRESENTED BY BRISBANE POWERHOUSE DATE

Sat 12 May

TIME 7.30pm VENUE

Powerhouse Theatre

DURATION 60mins TICKETS

$35 (f), $30 (c)

+ a transaction fee of $5.95 SUITABLE FOR AGES 15+ WRITERS+IDEAS IS SUPPORTED BY O’NEILL ARCHITECTURE AND RPS


THEATRE 17

Quiet Faith by David Williams From award-winning documentary theatre maker, David Williams comes a surprising journey into the world of the quietly, progressively faithful.

The place of Christian faith in Australian politics is often linked to conservatism and intolerance. Many members of the current Federal Government profess deep Christian beliefs and groups such as the Australian Christian Lobby loudly intervene in public policy debates.

Yet, new faith-based social movements actively campaign against government policies. The spectacle of religious leaders undertaking non-violent acts of civil disobedience, including prayer vigils in the offices of Christian politicians, has captured the imaginations of many. Generated from hours of interviews with Christian Australians, Quiet Faith offers a beautiful, immersive and

heartfelt portrait of the very different ways that faith can underpin civic life. PRESENTED BY BRISBANE POWERHOUSE IN ASSOCIATION WITH ALTERNATIVE FACTS DATE

Fri 11 + Sat 12 May

TIME Fri 7pm, Sat 4.30pm + 7pm VENUE

Visy Theatre

DURATION 70 mins TICKETS

$49 + a transaction fee of $5.95

QUIET FAITH WAS CO-COMMISSIONED BY VITALSTATISTIX AND HOTHOUSE THEATRE AND HAS BEEN ASSISTED BY THE AUSTRALIAN GOVERNMENT THROUGH THE AUSTRALIA COUNCIL, ITS ARTS FUNDING AND ADVISORY BODY.


18 FESTIVAL

WOW at Festival 2018 Join WOW at Festival 2018 for three energetic days of fun, laughter, inspiration and serious reflection on what it means to be a girl or woman in the world today. Hear from over 100 diverse speakers from across the Commonwealth, First Nations leaders and change-makers from many backgrounds as they tackle the big issues for women everywhere, in panel discussions, interviews, and short talks.

Purchase a one, two or three day pass to experience a captivating range of key notes, performances, exhibitions, speed mentoring, and workshops taking place each day discussing issues such as leadership, how to manage your money, e-safety and the impact of new technologies, sex and health. Featuring a marketplace, a healing space, and much more; you will leave inspired, moved and invigorated by the conversations and explosive cultural program on offer.

PRESENTED BY OF ONE MIND AND SOUTHBANK CENTRE LONDON DATE

Fri 06–Sun 08 Apr

TIME Fri 8.30am–5pm, Sat 9am–5pm,

Sun 9am–5pm VENUE

Brisbane Powerhouse

TICKETS

3 Day Pass $250 (f), $200 (c),

2 Day Pass $180 (f), $160 (c), 1 Day Pass $100 (f), $80 (c) + a transaction fee of $5.95 THIS EVENT IS SUPPORTED BY PRINCIPAL PARTNER QUEENSLAND GOVERNMENT AND MAJOR PARTNERS THE AUSTRALIAN GOVERNMENT, BRISBANE CITY COUNCIL, THE GOVERNMENT OF CANADA, GRIFFITH UNIVERSITY, MCCULLOUGH ROBERTSON LAWYERS, QSUPER AND THE TIM FAIRFAX FAMILY FOUNDATION.


DANCE 19

VEIQIA21 by VOU Dance Fiji

Veiqia, as it is traditionally known, was a custom commonly bestowed on young Fijian women coming of age. The process involves the traditional tattooing of young women celebrating and acknowledging the initial stages of a young girl undergoing physical changes before or while entering womanhood. The piece reflects the once forgotten ritualistic aspect that held utmost importance in the lives of Fijian women, focusing specifically on how proudly celebrated menstruation was for young women then, and how unnecessarily stigmatized it is in today’s society. The Veiqia was symbolic, signifying strength, resilience, resourcefulness and creativity in the lives of these women. Today, the question that comes into play is, what is a woman’s rite of passage? PRESENTED BY WOW AND BLEACH AT FESTIVAL 2018 DATE

Fri 06 Apr

TIME 7.30pm VENUE

Visy Theatre

DURATION 60 mins TICKETS

$25

+ a transaction fee of $5.95 SUITABLE FOR ALL AGES


20 FESTIVAL: MELT

FESTIVAL OF Q U E E R A R T S A N D C U LT U R E This year MELT has moved to May, marking IDAHOT Day with a very special outdoor ceremony, lighting of the building and a concert celebration. Inside our walls, MELT presents a scintillating program of theatre, comedy, music, cabaret, musical theatre, dance, queer tech, gaming and visual arts. Plan your festival, grab your loved ones and make a date to melt with us. PRESENTED BY BRISBANE POWERHOUSE DATE

Thu 17–Sun 27 May


FESTIVAL: MELT 21

BRIEFS BRIEFS are back with their latest production. They've come from the future to test the limits of masculinity and decency with their iconic brand of circus, drag, burlesque and comedy. Expect interstellar aerials, incredible artistry, sharp social commentary and warp-speed strippers from outer space.

Close Encounters

“Political, edgy, and high camp, Close Encounters is circus boylesque at its most radical, at its most political, and its most entertaining. Not to be missed!” ARTSHUB.COM.AU

PRESENTED BY BRISBANE POWERHOUSE DATE

Wed 23 May–Sat 02 Jun TIME 8pm (except 7pm Fri 25 May + Sat 02 June)

VENUE

Powerhouse Theatre DURATION 75 mins TICKETS $55 + a transaction fee of $5.95

SUITABLE FOR AGES 16+

Prepare yourselves for a close encounter.

Club BRIEFS

Brisbane’s favourite trash glamour disco circus is coming back to town. Expect a pumping soundtrack with your favourite dance floor smashes, ridiculous performances plus a cavalcade of cabaret and circus artists.

PRESENTED BY BRISBANE POWERHOUSE DATE

Fri 25 May TIME 9.30pm

VENUE

Powerhouse Theatre

DURATION TICKETS

60 mins

$26 + a transaction fee of $5.95

SUITABLE FOR AGES 18+


22 FESTIVAL: MELT

Coupling These are the songs you made out to, songs you listened to when your heart was broken, and songs that still make you giggle or cry, depending on the day.

For one night only, Coupling takes the great love duets of the 70s, 80s and 90s and completely reclaims them for same sex couples. Barbra and Neil, Kylie and Jason, Dolly and Kenny – the amazing songs we grew up with finally being sung the way you always imagined them in your mind.

Performed by Camerata – Queensland’s Chamber Orchestra and special guest vocalists, Coupling is something to share with your special someone (or that person you want to get frisky with); a night of great music, pop sensationalism and most importantly, love. Remember – it takes two to tango.

PRESENTED BY BRISBANE POWERHOUSE DATE

Sat 19 May

TIME 7pm VENUE

Powerhouse Theatre

DURATION 70mins TICKETS

$49 + a transaction fee of $5.95


FESTIVAL: MELT 23

Resident Alien

BARE

From his early years as an androgynous nude model in 1930’s London, to finding fame as the first to speak so openly about life as a gay man, there was no-one quite like Quentin Crisp.

Provocative, fresh, and utterly honest, BARE is a contemporary pop rock LGBTI+ musical following a group of boarding school students grappling with their sexuality.

In Tim Fountain's Resident Alien, the legendary author of The Naked Civil Servant opens the door to his famously filthy New York apartment for an unforgettable heart to heart about life as only he knows it.

With a stellar cast of over twenty of Brisbane’s best young performers and featuring ABC’s Jenny Woodward, BARE will roar from the stage with its captivating score, youthful energy and heart pounding lyrics.

PRESENTED BY CAMERON LUKEY IN PARTNERSHIP WITH

PRESENTED BY UNDERSTUDY PRODUCTIONS

BRISBANE POWERHOUSEE

IN PARTNERSHIP WITH BRISBANE POWERHOUSE

DATE

Thu 17–Sun 20 May

TIME Thu–Fri 7pm, Sat 1pm + 7pm, Sun 6pm VENUE

Visy Theatre

DURATION TICKETS

70 mins

$35 (early bird), $45 (f), $35 (c), $35 (group 6+)

+ a transaction fee of $5.95 SUITABLE FOR AGES 15+

DATE

Thu 24 May (preview), Fri 25 May–Sat 02 June

TIME Wed–Fri 7pm, Sat 26 May 1pm + 6pm,

Sat 02 June 1pm + 7pm VENUE Visy Theatre DURATION TICKETS

2 hrs 20 mins incl interval

brisbanepowerhouse.org

SUITABLE FOR AGES 15+


24 FESTIVAL: MELT

MELT Beauty Pageant MELT’s showstopper event returns to crown this year’s most gorgeous drag queen, drag king or trans beauty. Our contestants battle it out across three categories: Graceful Glamourzons, Tremendous Talent and Costume with a Message, all vying for the ultimate crown, MELT Beauty. With an all-star judging panel, and hosted by the fabulous Tina Bikki, don’t miss this fabulous night of gorgeousness overload for all genders and sexualities to enjoy. PRESENTED BY BRISBANE POWERHOUSEE DATE

Fri 18 May

TIME 7.15pm VENUE

Powerhouse Theatre

DURATION TICKETS

90 mins

$34 (f), $28 (c), $28 (groups 6+)

+ a transaction fee of $5.95 SUITABLE FOR AGES 16+

Robert Webb + Benjamin Law:

HOW NOT TO BE A BOY

Comedian, writer and actor Robert Webb (Peep Show, That Mitchell and Webb Look) sits down with writer Benjamin Law to look back over his life, from schoolboy crushes (on girls and boys) to discovering the power of making people laugh, and from losing his beloved mother to becoming a husband and father. They will delve into the absurd expectations boys and men have thrust upon them at every stage of life. PRESENTED BY BRISBANE POWERHOUSE DATE

Sun 20 May

TIME 5.30pm VENUE

Powerhouse Theatre

DURATION TICKETS

60 mins

$35 (f), $30 (c) + a transaction fee of $5.95

SUITABLE FOR AGES 15+ PRESENTED AS PART OF WRITERS+IDEAS, SUPPORTED BY O’NEILL ARCHITECTURE AND RPS


FESTIVAL: MELT 25

MELT TALKS:

Quinn Eades

In the six weeks between Malcolm Turnbull’s announcement of the postal survey on equal marriage, and the survey result on November 15, Quinn Eades wrote and published seven pieces of writing in The Lifted Brow. Each piece began with the title ‘I can’t stop crying…’, and all of them hit a nerve with readers. In this special event, Eades will read a selection of this writing, discuss writing as activism, and answer your questions. PRESENTED BY BRISBANE POWERHOUSEE DATE

Sun 27 May

TIME 1pm VENUE

TICKETS

Author and broadcaster Benjamin Law will introduce MELT audiences to indigenous activist Aretha Stewart-Brown, writer/performer Aly Lorén and musician/singer Josh Daveta. In a short space of time, all three of these out and proud young people have made their mark in their chosen fields. Find out more about their journeys of growing up queer, what keeps them motivated to achieve their dreams and becoming who they are in this dynamic talk-show style panel event. PRESENTED BY BRISBANE POWERHOUSE

Visy Theatre

DURATION

MELT TALKS: Creating Ourselves: A Queer Youth Panel

60 mins

$20 (f), $16 (c) + a transaction fee of $5.95

SUITABLE FOR AGES 15+

IN ASSOCIATION WITH OPEN DOORS YOUTH SERVICES DATE

Sat 19 May

TIME 2.30pm VENUE

Turbine Platform

DURATION TICKETS

90 mins

FREE


26 FESTIVAL: MELT

IDAHOT Day Ceremony Kick off MELT with a community celebration in support for the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biophobia. IDAHOT Day has been celebrated all over the world since 2005, and falls on the date the World Health Organization removed homosexuality from the International Classification of Diseases in 1990. Join us with a remembrance gathering on the Powerhouse Plaza, featuring special guest speakers, a memorial ceremony and the lighting of the building. PRESENTED BY BRISBANE POWERHOUSE DATE

Thu 17 May TIME 6.30pm

VENUE

Powerhouse Plaza

DURATION TICKETS

30 mins

FREE

YES! Brisbane Pride Choir: 20 Years on Stage

Following the IDAHOT Day Ceremony, the Brisbane Pride Choir will take audiences on a musical journey to celebrate their 20th Anniversary and the historic ‘yes’ vote. Special guests include Candy Surprise, Dawn Daylight, Mary Jane Carpenter, Petit Four and Lucinda Shaw. PRESENTED BY BRISBANE PRIDE CHOIR IN PARTNERSHIP WITH BRISBANE POWERHOUSE DATE

Thu 17 May

TIME 7.30pm VENUE

Powerhouse Theatre

DURATION TICKETS

2 hrs 20 mins incl interval

$30 (f), $26 (c), $26 (groups 6+)

+ a transaction fee of $5.95


FESTIVAL: MELT 27

Share My Blankets

Hooking Up

Beneath these blankets, there are stories of human fluidity and validity to be uncovered. With a two-piece band, Aly will guide you through the last five years of their life; coming into their queerness, processing sexual experiences, and reclaiming their identity.

We live in a world where first dates often happen after a one night stand. Sex with strangers can be awkward, vulnerable and downright fun! Join a cast of hilarious LGBTI+ performers from ImproMafia for an improvised look at the delights and dramas that come with hooking up.

PRESENTED BY TILTED PROJECTS IN PARTNERSHIP WITH BRISBANE POWERHOUSE DATE

Thu 17–Sat 19 May TIME Thu + Sat 6.30pm, Fri 8.30pm

VENUE

Turbine Studio DURATION 60 mins

TICKETS

brisbanepowerhouse.org

PRESENTED BY IMPROMAFIA IN PARTNERSHIP WITH BRISBANE POWERHOUSE DATE

Thu 24–Sat 26 May TIME Thu + Sat 6.30pm, Fri 8.30pm

VENUE

Turbine Studio DURATION 60 mins brisbanepowerhouse.org SUITABLE FOR AGES 18+

SUITABLE FOR AGES 15+

TICKETS

Turbine

Like Mariah

Power and identity come face-to-face with contemporary ballet and live music in this intimate and personal work by Collusion. Powerful dance meets the full force of composer Thomas Green. It asks what freedom we should enjoy and what price we are willing to pay.

Josh Daveta resurrects the career of the five octasorry, now two octave, artist who possesses the record for the longest and second longest running single in Billboard history. The spirit of Mariah Carey's presence will be made known and manifest within the room! PRESENTED BY JD ENTERPRISES IN PARTNERSHIP WITH

PRESENTED BY COLLUSION DANCE MUSIC AND DANCE ENSEMBLE

BRISBANE POWERHOUSE

IN PARTNERSHIP WITH BRISBANE POWERHOUSE

DATE

Thu 17–Sat 19 May

TIME

Thu + Sat 8.30pm, Fri 6.30pm

DATE

Wed 23–Sat 26 May TIME Wed 7.30pm, Thu + Sat 8.30pm,

Fri 6.30pm VENUE Turbine Studio DURATION 60 mins TICKETS

brisbanepowerhouse.org

VENUE

Turbine Studio DURATION 60 mins

TICKETS

brisbanepowerhouse.org


28 FESTIVAL: MELT

MELT Portrait Prize

MELT Visual Arts

Now in its third year, the MELT Portrait Prize is an opportunity for visual artists across the globe to celebrate their heroes in the LGBTI+ community. For full specifications, entry details and prize details, visit brisbanepowerhouse.org.

If a picture is worth a thousand words, MELT has a lot to say! Featuring exhibitions by Hillary Green, Ethan Waghorn, Jessi Lewis, Sophie Reid-Singer, Matt Taylor and Tyronne Curtis, and a special digital projection commission by Joel Devereux on the external wall. QueerTech.io will also be returning.

Submissions close Mon 19 Mar 2018. PRESENTED BY BRISBANE POWERHOUSE DATE

Thu 17 May–Sun 24 June VENUE Turbine Hall walls

TICKETS

FREE SUITABLE FOR AGES 15+

PRESENTED BY BRISBANE POWERHOUSE VENUE

Brisbane Powerhouse walls TICKETS FREE

HUNG DADA BY ETHAN WAGHORN IS SUITABLE FOR AGES 18+

Cassandra and the Boy Doll

The Measure of a Man

Cassandra is a woman, she always has been. She transitioned, and now it's time to put away her 'boy doll'; her constructed male identity. Unfortunately, Cassandra is discovering that taking a scalpel to parts of your personhood is more difficult than expected.

Stare into the heart of one man’s sexual anxieties as he draws out stories shrouded in years of embarrassment and shame. Told in a humourous, raw and deeply candid style, The Measure of a Man perfectly blends comedy and drama

PRESENTED BY MAGNETIC NORTH THEATRE COMPANY

PRESENTED BY GAVIN ROACH IN PARTNERSHIP WITH

IN PARTNERSHIP WITH BRISBANE POWERHOUSE

BRISBANE POWERHOUSE

DATE

Thu 24–Sat 26 May TIME 7.15pm

VENUE

Graffiti Room DURATION 50 mins

TICKETS

$25 (f), $18 (c) + a transaction fee of $5.95

SUITABLE FOR AGES 16+

DATE

Thu 17–Sat 19 May TIME Thu + Fri 7.15pm,

Sat 7.15pm + 9pm VENUE Graffiti Room DURATION 50 mins TICKETS

$20 (early bird), $25 (f), $20 (c), $20 (group 4+)

+ a transaction fee of $5.95 SUITABLE FOR AGES 16+


FESTIVAL: MELT 29

Tragic Trivia

Gayming Night + Virtual Drag

Gather round for an utterly outrageous night of Tragic Trivia. Brisbane’s most glorious (and sweaty) drag superstars take us through the colourful pages of the Queer History books – testing your knowledge along the way. Hosted by Quiche Lorraine, Richie Lestrange and Christina Draguilera.

Step-up to a mix of tabletop gaming and digital platforms for a gaming experience that’s as diverse as it is inclusive. Also featuring the return of Virtual Drag for a drag experience. Brit Snaggel from Hella Gay Games will also lead a conversation about what queer gaming is and what it could be.

PRESENTED BY BRISBANE POWERHOUSE

PRESENTED BY BRISBANE POWERHOUSE

DATE

Sat 19 May TIME 8pm

VENUE

Turbine Platform DURATION 2 hrs

TICKETS

FREE

DATE

Thu 24 May TIME 6pm

VENUE

Turbine Platform DURATION 4 hrs

TICKETS

FREE

MELT After Dark Party

The Bowery Haus: Closing Party

Celebrate Brisbane’s diverse queer culture at MELT’s free Opening Party. Featuring DJ Black Amex and special guests, join MELT artists and the glamourous stars from the Beauty Pageant as they strut their stuff on the dance floor. Party late into the night and help us make it a year to remember.

Friends, lovers and beautiful strangers! Join us to celebrate the MELT Closing Party at The Bowery Haus, a costume party celebrating inclusivity, selfexpression and one of Australia’s most legendary queer icons, Leigh Bowery. Let your creativity and radical sprit run free! Featuring DJ Death Stares, Sullivan and Stereogamous.

PRESENTED BY BRISBANE POWERHOUSE DATE

Fri 18 May TIME 8.30pm

VENUE

Turbine Platform

TICKETS

FREE SUITABLE FOR AGES 18+

PRESENTED BY BRISBANE POWERHOUSE DATE

Sat 26 May TIME 8pm VENUE Turbine Platform

TICKETS

FREE SUITABLE FOR AGES 18+


30 MUSIC

WAVE Festival Queensland Symphony Orchestra joins forces with leading Australian musicians for its groundbreaking WAVE Festival. This unique contemporary music program takes centre stage on Fri 20 and Sat 21 April with a lineup of stars that reads like music’s most wanted; all in musical collaborations with Queensland Symphony Orchestra. Australia’s favourite electronic producer and Brisbane local Danny Harley, better known as

The Kite String Tangle, returns to Brisbane for his first ever orchestral show with Queensland Symphony Orchestra. Poet Luka Lesson, composers Heather Shannon (The Jezabels) and Gordon Hamilton and conductor Sarah-Grace Williams combine for an evening of exhilarating music for chamber orchestra. Plus highly acclaimed Hip Hop icons Horrorshow celebrate their 10th anniversary in their first ever orchestral show.

It’s the ultimate morphing of modern sounds, technology and talent! PRESENTED BY QUEENSLAND SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA DATE

Fri 20 + Sat 21 Apr

VENUE

Powerhouse Theatre

TICKETS

brisbanepowerhouse.org

SUITABLE FOR AGES 15+ WAVE FESTIVAL IS PROUDLY SUPPORTED BY PHILIP BACON GALLERIES AND BRISBANE CITY COUNCIL


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Dami Im I Hear a Song

National treasure, Dami Im comes to Brisbane Powerhouse for two nights as part of an intimate, exclusive tour. After wooing the world in the Eurovision Song Contest, shooting her single Sound of Silence to #1, Dami Im has quietly earned the reputation as one of the hardest working women in show business. Both an incredible pianist and vocalist, after selling out a fifty-date

national tour, Dami is certainly an artist on the move. In 2018, Dami will head to Brisbane as part of an East Coast tour. Hear fan favourites rearranged, interwoven with new material from her forthcoming album. Don’t miss your chance to see one of the most exciting Australian artists of the millennium.

PRESENTED BY ENTERTAINMENT CONSULTING DATE

Fri 04 + Sat 05 May

TIME 8pm VENUE

Powerhouse Theatre

DURATION TICKETS

120 mins

$69.95 (f), $64.95(c),

$64.95 (group 4+) $44.95 (child under 12 years) + a transaction fee of $5.95 SUITABLE FOR ALL AGES; UNDER 18 YRS MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY A SUPERVISING ADULT CONTAINS HAZE EFFECTS


32 MUSIC

Awara Ja Yinbayi Kalkurr Land is Singing, Journey International touring artists Shellie Morris and Troy Jungaji Brady bring their voices together to celebrate language, song and joy in a musical show 60,000 years in the making. From the saltwater of Borroloola in the Gulf and the shores of Arnhem Land, to the freshwater of south west Cape York and Woorabinda, these extraordinary artists share stories through song in Aboriginal languages and English.

Although both come from different worlds, they have found their path in music and spend large parts of the year in communities helping empower young people through song writing and music creation. Join us for an empowering and memorable evening of music from the heart.

PRESENTED BY EM MEDIA & EVENTS IN PARTNERSHIP WITH BRISBANE POWERHOUSE DATE

Thu 26 Apr

TIME

7.30pm

VENUE

Visy Theatre

DURATION TICKETS

100 mins inl interval

$20 (Early Bird until 15 Mar),

$30 (f), $22 (c) + a transaction fee of $5.95 SUITABLE FOR ALL AGES


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Festival of Tibet The tenth annual Festival of Tibet will be an anniversary event to remember. A celebration of the resilience and optimism of a people and culture under threat and founded on the principles of compassion and non-violence, this all-ages festival explores these universal themes through concerts, exhibitions, discussion and workshops. Enjoy a conversation between festival favourite, Ama la (the Dalai Lama’s sister, Jetsun

Pema) and author and media personality, Meshel Laurie. The Mystical Tibet music concert will feature the superb Camerata – Queensland’s Chamber Orchestra and Tenzin Choegyal. Michael Leunig makes a highly-anticipated appearance in 1000 Stories, creating several works of art in real time, accompanied by the music and banter of Tenzin Choegyal and friends. Plus participate in workshops from Tibetan painting to chakra healing.

Through a combination of free and ticketed events, the Festival of Tibet raises much needed funds for the Tibetan refugee community with all proceeds going to the Tibetan Children’s Village schools in India. PRESENTED BY TENZIN CHOEGYAL IN PARTNERSHIP WITH BRISBANE POWERHOUSE DATE

Fri 27–Sun 29 Apr

VENUE

Brisbane Powerhouse

SUITABLE FOR ALL AGES


34 FILM

IMAGE: JOHN PRICE

Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour Brisbane filmgoers will need to switch into high gear when the Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour returns to Brisbane Powerhouse. The festival features a selection of the world’s most captivating mountain-themed short films that will leave audiences on the edges of their seats. The Banff Mountain Festival is an iconic event which takes place every November in the mountain town of Banff, in Canada. More than 300 mountain culture,

adventure and exploration films are shown during the weeklong celebration. Each year, a selection of award winners and audience favourites then visits 35 countries around the globe as part of the festival’s official world tour. This year, the Australian lineup features two-and-a-half hours of sublime footage shot in some of the most wild and remote corners of the world. Sure to get hearts racing, it showcases films packed full of

mesmerising cinematography, thought-provoking storylines and adrenalin-inducing action sequences. PRESENTED BY WORLD EXPEDITIONS DATE Mon 09–Sat 14 Apr TIME

Mon–Fri 7pm, Sat 2.30pm + 7pm

VENUE

Powerhouse Theatre

DURATION TICKETS

3 hrs

$37 (f), $27 (child),

$32 (group 15+) + a transaction fee of $5.95 SUITABLE FOR ALL AGES


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IMAGE: BROCK DEEM

Ocean Film Festival World Tour Designed to mesmerise and enthral, the Ocean Film Festival World Tour showcases more than two hours of sublime footage taken above and below the water’s surface. This carefully curated selection of short films document the beauty and power of the ocean, and celebrate the divers, surfers, swimmers and oceanographers who live for the sea’s salt spray; who chase the crests of waves; and who marvel at the mysteries of the big blue.

The films feature captivating cinematography, complete with awe-inspiring underwater scenes and fast-paced wave sequences that have been captured from unbelievable vantage points. Inspiring and thought-provoking, the Ocean Film Festival World Tour is filled with moving footage, touching interviews and insightful narrations. Each of the festival’s films conveys a deep respect and appreciation for the world’s oceans and the creatures that call them home.

PRESENTED BY ADVENTURE REELS DATE Mon 16– Wed 18 Apr TIME

7pm

VENUE

Powerhouse Theatre

DURATION TICKETS

3 hrs

$37 (f), $27 (child),

$32 (group 15+) + a transaction fee of $5.95 SUITABLE FOR ALL AGES


36 COMEDY

David O’Doherty You Have to Laugh Unhook your mindbras. David O’Doherty is coming back to Australia with a brand-new show made up of talking and songs played on a crappy keyboard from 1986. That is, if the demo tune doesn’t go off on the keyboard as his suitcase is being unloaded from the plane like last time, and the Australian

border police almost carry out a controlled explosion on it. A true festival legend and fan favourite, David O’Doherty has continued to gather award wins and nominations in Australia, Edinburgh and beyond. Don’t miss the high-flying king of the low-fi as he returns to Brisbane!

PRESENTED BY MELBOURNE INTERNATIONAL COMEDY FESTIVAL DATE

Thu 26 Apr

TIME 7pm VENUE

Powerhouse Theatre

DURATION TICKETS

60 mins

$38 (f), $35 (c),

$60 (double bill with MICFR) + a transaction fee of $5.95 SUITABLE FOR AGES 16+


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Melbourne International Comedy Festival Roadshow featuring Kyle Kinane

Join the Melbourne International Comedy Festival Roadshow, home-delivering hot and tasty comic treats to audiences near and far. This roving tour-de-comedy features funny makers from Australia and beyond; each individual lineup presenting the best of the Festival in one hilarious show. Brisbane Powerhouse has an extra special treat in the form of US comedy star Kyle Kinane, who will headline the Brisbane show with an extended set. Intelligent and cutting without a hint of ego, his Melbourne debut scored a Barry Award nomination. Don’t miss your chance to join the laughs at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival Roadshow. PRESENTED BY MELBOURNE INTERNATIONAL COMEDY FESTIVAL DATE Thu 26 Apr TIME VENUE

8.45pm

Powerhouse Theatre DURATION 70 mins

TICKETS

$35 (f), $33 (c), $60 (double bill with

David O’Doherty) + a transaction fee of $5.95 SUITABLE FOR AGES 16+


38 VISUAL ARTS

Brisbane Street Art Festival:

The ReGenerate Studio#3:

Within These Walls is a group exhibition showcasing street artists from around Australia and internationally.

Since 2014, Brisbane Powerhouse has partnered with Queensland University of Technology Landscape Architecture students to reimagine the place that is Brisbane Powerhouse.

Within These Walls

Featuring paintings, photographs, drawings and sketches, the exhibition will put a spotlight on the amazing talents of the artists in this genre. The exhibition looks at the underlying emotions and conversations that spark from artists working in the public art space. PRESENTED BY BRISBANE STREET ART FESTIVAL IN PARTNERSHIP WITH BRISBANE POWERHOUSE DATE

Wed 11 Apr–Fri 11 May TIME Daily

VENUE

Brisbane Powerhouse TICKETS FREE

SUITABLE FOR ALL AGES

QUT Landscape Architecture

This year, ten emerging landscape architects will showcase artwork responding to the question: what is Brisbane Powerhouse? These works look to history and offer glimpses of what Brisbane Powerhouse might become in its next chapter, as this dynamic precinct evolves. PRESENTED BY BRISBANE POWERHOUSE DATE

Tue 17–Sun 22 Apr TIME Daily

VENUE

Mosquito Foyer TICKETS FREE

SUITABLE FOR ALL AGES


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Go Out & Play: A GAME CULTURE INSTALLATION Play... what is it? Seriously. No seriously what is play...

up-cycled/re-purposed building materials.

Go Out & Play is a game culture installation created by artists Justin Clear and DJ TR!P who seed this very question. A machine/man-made organic tree of monolith scale grown out of obsolete technology, rare video games, iconic controllers and

Driven by gamification of society, a haunting soundscape and the nostalgia of play inside and out.

PRESENTED BY BRISBANE POWERHOUSE DATE Tue 17 Apr–Sun 26 Aug VENUE

Brisbane Powerhouse Foyer

TICKETS

FREE

SUITABLE FOR ALL AGES


40 CABARET

“Courtney Act is a megastar who gives some of today's poptart divas a serious run for their money… on par with the best of Britney and Lady Gaga.” SAN FRANCISCO BAY TIMES

Courtney Act Under the Covers Victorious in Celebrity Big Brother UK, Courtney is back in Oz with the crown and the jewels. Fearless in the face of televised wardrobe malfunctions, and champion of equality and compassion – our Doyenne of Drag will share all the secrets, from under the covers, when Big Brother wasn’t watching. Courtney has been under the covers with many, but not usually in front of a live audience.

It’s time to get tucked in with all your favourite songs that have been covered in one way or another by all your favourite artists. Lay back and enjoy the caress of those romantic satin sheets as she strips some songs down, and flips others on their back to show you just how gender fluid a great song can be. The sweet dreams Courtney spins will leave you pillow fighting, and pillow biting.

PRESENTED BY WORKING MANAGEMENT IN PARTNERSHIP WITH BRISBANE POWERHOUSE DATE

Thu 29 Mar

TIME 7.30pm VENUE

Powerhouse Theatre

DURATION TICKETS

70 mins

$61 (VIP) $46 (A Reserve)

+ transaction fee of $5.95 SUITABLE FOR AGES 15+ CONTAINS COARSE LANGUAGE AND HAZE EFFECTS


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The Design Conference The Design Conference 2018 (#tdcbne18) is returning to Brisbane Powerhouse to deliver its most action packed experience to date. Showcasing 12 world-class creative talks and a ton of handson breakout classes, attendees are in for an educational experience which not only raises the bar for creative conferences worldwide, but leaves them inspired and energised to grow their passions and career.

With speakers flying in from all over Australia and the world, #tdcbne18 focuses on the Art, Design and Creative business sectors, while demonstrating the thought process behind the global creative economy. Speakers include Designer, Braulio Amado; Artists, Low Bros; Design Agency, DIA; Type Designer, Kris Sowersby; Strategist, Cat Burgess and Creative Directors, Chris Doyle and Zoe Green amongst many more.

#tdcbne18 is Australia’s premier showcase to creative culture, as seen through the eyes of the world’s best thinkers. PRESENTED BY THE DESIGN CONFERENCE DATE Thu 10 + Fri 11 May VENUE

Brisbane Powerhouse

TICKETS

thedesignconference.com.au


42 WRITERS+IDEAS

PechaKucha Night Brisbane

Politics in the Pub: Meat

A design forum with a difference, PechaKucha operates under the patented format of 20 slides, each shown for 20 seconds, as pioneered in Tokyo by Klein Dytham Architecture in 2003.

Politics in the Pub is a free, Q&A style debate which tackles the most pressing contemporary issues for both Australia and the world.

Now an anticipated night in the creative calendar, these relaxed sessions allow a handful of speakers to present and showcase their work, skills and ideas amongst Brisbane’s best and brightest creative thinkers.

In May, Politics in the Pub will discuss the ethics and implications of the meat industry, including an open Q&A session giving you the opportunity to ask all the meaty questions that matter to you. Full details can be found at brisbanepowerhouse.org PRESENTED BY BRISBANE POWERHOUSE

PRESENTED BY BRISBANE POWERHOUSE DATE

Wed 28 Mar TIME 8.20pm

VENUE

Turbine Platform

DURATION TICKETS

90 mins

FREE

SUITABLE FOR ALL AGES

AND NEW FARM NEIGHBOURHOOD CENTRE DATE

Tue 01 May TIME 6pm

VENUE

Turbine Platform DURATION 2 hrs

TICKETS

FREE

SUITABLE FOR AGES 15+ WRITERS+IDEAS IS SUPPORTED BY O’NEILL ARCHITECTURE AND RPS


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IMAGE: KENN SANTOS

The Story of Brisbane After a hugely successful 18 months, The Story of Brisbane continues at Brisbane Powerhouse until Wednesday 18 April. If you are yet to take the walking tour, join award-winning actors Therese Collie and Tim Mullooly as they tell the fascinating story of Brisbane as captured in the words of its great writers – from Steele Rudd to David Malouf, from the defining poetry of Oodgeroo Noonuccal to the songs of The Go-Betweens and more!

Gain a unique insight into Brisbane’s past as Therese and Tim transform themselves into a variety of characters from the works of writers past and present, to offer a witty and enthusiastic experience not often covered by the city’s tourist brochures.

PRESENTED BY BRISBANE POWERHOUSE DATE Each Wednesday until 18 Apr TIME

10am

VENUE

Brisbane Powerhouse,

meet at the Box Office DURATION TICKETS

60 mins

$30 + a transaction fee of $5.95

SUITABLE FOR ALL AGES THIS IS A WALKING TOUR THAT REQUIRES A LEVEL OF MOBILITY. LIFTS ARE AVAILABLE TO MOVE BETWEEN LEVELS, BUT PATRONS WILL BE REQUIRED TO WALK/WHEELCHAIR BETWEEN STOPS. WRITERS+IDEAS IS SUPPORTED BY O’NEILL ARCHITECTURE AND RPS


44 FREE/COMEDY

FREE COMEDY AT BRISBANE POWERHOUSE

RSELF!

YOU GO CACK

Knockoff If you like your comedy free, funny and full of surprises look no further than Knockoff on Fridays. Each week, a variety of local and national comedians bring you the best one-liners, hilarious stories and side-splitting observations. On the last Friday of each month, Brisbane’s premier improvised theatre company, ImproMafia, will have you falling off your chair with their improvised comedy routine. Full line-up details can be found at brisbanepowerhouse.org PRESENTED BY BRISBANE POWERHOUSE DATE

Every Friday from 02 Mar (except Fri 30 Mar)

TIME

6pm

VENUE

Turbine Platform

DURATION TICKETS

60 mins

FREE

SUITABLE FOR AGES 15+ PROUDLY SUPPORTED BY TRIPLE M


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FREE MUSIC AT BRISBANE POWERHOUSE

Livespark + Mixtape Polish off the weekend with a good dose of free live music and musical collaborations. Join us at Livespark each Sunday for an everchanging and eclectic mix of indie, pop, folk, alternative country and rock, featuring some of Australia’s best musicians. On the last Sunday of every month, Mixtape will continue to present unique collaborations between singer-songwriters. Full line-up details can be found at brisbanepowerhouse.org PRESENTED BY BRISBANE POWERHOUSE AND SUGARRUSH MUSIC DATE

Every Sunday 04 Mar (except Sun 08 Apr) TIME 3.30pm

VENUE

IMAGE: TIARNE BY JOSH COOK

Turbine Platform DURATION 2 hrs TICKETS FREE

BRISBANE AIRPORT IS KEEPING THIS FREE PROUDLY SUPPORTED BY TRIPLE M MIXTAPE IS PROUDLY SUPPORTED BY APRA AMCOS


46

KIDS AT BRISBANE POWERHOUSE

LY* WEEK

Powerkids Little Artists at Play

WITH IMAGINARY THEATRE With a new host artist every three months, this free kids’ event takes place weekly on a Tuesday during the school term and is the perfect place for you and your family to relax, play and learn. Little Artists at Play is a creative play workshop series for children aged 0–5 years. Each week* a host-artist from Imaginary Theatre collaborates with the group on unique and engaging activities. From theatre and visual art to dance, music and digital media, there is something to inspire everyone.

Until 27 Mar, theatre maker and performer Robbie O’Brien gets kids to work together to design and play with their robot selves in WeBe Robot Lab. From 17 Apr–26 June, Sue Loveday returns with her new experience, The Exploring Drawing. Little artists will adventure through this interactive black and white drawing of the Australian Bush. Along the way they meet the very special animals who live there and explore drawing with them.

Powerkids eNews or follow on Facebook. Full details can be found at brisbanepowerhouse.org. PRESENTED BY BRISBANE POWERHOUSE AND IMAGINARY THEATRE DATE

Every Tuesday*

TIME

9am–12pm

VENUE AGES

Turbine Platform

0–5 years

TICKETS

FREE

*Except school holidays.

For more about our children’s programs sign up to the POWERED BY


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MARKETS AT BRISBANE POWERHOUSE

Jan Powers Farmers Markets Each Saturday, the Jan Powers Farmers Markets brings the freshest Queensland produce to Brisbane Powerhouse. Featuring over 120 stalls, the markets are bustling with fresh farm produce, flowers, artisan products, breads, pastries, meat, fish, poultry and plants. Whether you’re craving a freshly squeezed juice, a gourmet lunch on the lawn, or want to stock up on fresh local produce for the

week – the Jan Powers Farmers Markets are the perfect start to your weekend. PRESENTED BY JAN POWERS FARMERS MARKETS DATE

Every Saturday

TIME

6am–12pm

VENUE

Powerhouse Plaza

DURATION TICKETS

6 hrs

FREE


48 EAT + DRINK

FOOD + DRINK AT BRISBANE POWERHOUSE

WATT

CASUAL DINING

“New sunny dining areas and outdoor seating make the most of this chic bar’s gorgeous position right on the riverfront…” BMAG

WATT Brisbane Powerhouse Ground Level 119 Lamington Street New Farm QLD 4005 TEL

+61 7 3358 5464

TIME Mon–Fri 9.30am til late,

Sat + Sun 8am til late WATTBRISBANE.COM.AU

Bar Alto

SIMPLY ITALIAN

“The space provides a perfect backdrop to one of the most laid back and beautiful bars in Brisbane, and one of its best Italian restaurants.” THE URBAN LIST 3

BAR ALTO: SIMPLY ITALIAN Brisbane Powerhouse Level 1 119 Lamington Street New Farm QLD 4005 TEL

+61 7 3358 1063

TIME Tue–Sun 9.30am til late BARALTO.COM.AU

4 IMAGES 3 + 4: STUDIO IMPRESSIONS


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Contribute If you would like to contribute in a tangible way to Brisbane Powerhouse – Brisbane’s hub for everything creative – donating is a practical way you can do so. Here are some of the ways your contribution can make a difference:

FREE ACTIVITIES

FESTIVALS

WRITERS + IDEAS

Whether it’s visual art exhibitions or live music every weekend. Help us keep our free programs—free!

Your contribution will help us bring our festivals to life. Our festivals include Wonderland Festival, MELT and Brisbane Comedy Festival.

Support us to continue bringing the world’s most fascinating writers and ideas-makers to Brisbane.

To make a donation, visit brisbanepowerhouse.org/support/donate-now (All donations of $2 or more are fully tax deductible.)

IMAGE: STUDIO IMPRESSIONS


50 EVENTS

EVENTS AT BRISBANE POWERHOUSE

1

Creative Events We offer unique locations that break away from traditional wedding, meeting and conference spaces to ensure your guests have a memorable experience with a lasting impression.

2

3

We cater for all events including boardroom meetings, conferences, product launches, ceremonies and receptions. Our high quality sound systems, data projectors, Wi-Fi and friendly event staff will ensure that your conference or meeting runs smoothly and successfully. To discuss events at Brisbane Powerhouse please contact events@brisbanepowerhouse.org

4 IMAGES 1, 3–5: STUDIO IMPRESSIONS

5 IMAGE 4: THE SOUL ECHO


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EVENTS AT BRISBANE POWERHOUSE

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Unique Weddings With breathtaking river views, stunning park surrounds and endless locations to capture moments from your special day, Brisbane Powerhouse is the prefect wedding venue.

7

We offer a variety of locations to hold your wedding ceremony, as well as industrial style spaces for cocktail or sit down receptions, and on-site restaurants to entertain your guests during photographs around our iconic venue.

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Our friendly and highly skilled staff will ensure that your celebration is both memorable and enjoyable.

9 IMAGE 6: EPHEMERAL CREATIVE

10 IMAGES 7 + 8: STUDIO IMPRESSIONS

IMAGE 9: MELANIE ROSE

IMAGE 10: STORIES BY ASH


52 THE BRIDGE

The Bridge is a Brisbane Powerhouse and Brisbane City Council $300k four-year funding initiative designed to support local performers and producers in order to grow the presenting capacity of Brisbane’s performing arts sector. The initiative is divided across four financial years, with selected shows aligning to Brisbane Powerhouse’s programming vision of being a home for living art, ideas and experiences. In its first year, 2017/18, The Bridge is dedicated to supporting festival artists in Wonderland Festival and MELT. In the subsequent years, 2018–2021, The Bridge will support projects across the genres of independent musical theatre, digital and tech-based artists, and circus. Created in response to Brisbane City Council’s Creative Sector Survey, The Bridge will give Brisbane creatives the necessary time and support to present shows of a professional standard. Applications are now open for expressions of interest for projects from 2018–2021. Full details can be found at brisbanepowerhouse.org PRESENTED BY BRISBANE POWERHOUSE AND BRISBANE CITY COUNCIL


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IMAGE: BOYS OF SONDHEIM BY JOEL DEVEREUX


54 PARTNERS AND SUPPORTERS

Our Partners and Supporters

Brisbane Powerhouse is Brisbane City Council’s centre for living art, ideas and experiences helping to deliver a vibrant and creative city.

MAJOR PARTNERS

PARTNERS

MEDIA PARTNERS


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SUPPORT PARTNERS

Your Event Specialist

CULTURAL PARTNERS

SUPPORTERS Brisbane Powerhouse Foundation gratefully acknowledges our Brisbane Powerhouse Associates and many generous individuals for their support. If you would like to be involved, please contact Brisbane Powerhouse on +61 7 3358 8678 or email partnerships@brisbanepowerhouse.org


56 BOOKINGS + LOCATION

CONTACT ADDRESS 119 Lamington Street, New Farm QLD 4005 PO Box 364, New Farm QLD 4005 BRISBANEPOWERHOUSE.ORG TEL +61 7 3358 8622 FAX +61 7 3358 8611 BOX OFFICE +61 7 3358 8600 EMAIL info@brisbanepowerhouse.org BUILDING OPENING HOURS

Mon 9am–5pm, Tue–Sun 9am–9pm

BOOKING ONLINE brisbanepowerhouse.org PHONE +61 7 3358 8600 IN PERSON Brisbane Powerhouse Box Office 119 Lamington Street, New Farm BOX OFFICE OPENING HOURS Mon–Fri 9am–5pm, Sat 12–4pm, 60 mins prior to the performance start time. TRANSACTION FEES A $5.95 transaction fee applies for all bookings (online, over the phone and over the counter). You will receive a confirmation email when you book online, and a confirmation number when booking over the phone.

LOCATION CITYCAT: Bewteen mid-April and late 2018, the New Farm Park ferry terminal will be closed due to an upgrade. BUS: The 195 and 196 stop at New Farm Park. Take a short, enjoyable stroll along the riverside path from the CityCat jetty. If you want to give your legs a bit more of a workout you can catch the 199 bus, which stops on Merthyr Road within walking distance via Lamington Street. BICYCLES: It’s cool to be green! Bike racks are located outside the Stores Building (beside the car park) and Brisbane Powerhouse. A CityCycle station is also located at the entrance to the car park on Lamington Street.

REFUND AND EXCHANGE POLICY Your purchased tickets may only be exchanged, refunded or returned in accordance with the Live Performance Australia Ticketing Code of Practice. You can find this document at liveperformance.com.au. TICKETS When purchasing online, you can choose to receive your tickets via Mobile Ticket, print-at-home ezyTicket, regular mail or for collection at the Box Office. For full ticketing terms, please check out brisbanepowerhouse.org. GIFT VOUCHERS We’re an awesome gift to give. You can purchase a gift voucher online, and choose to have them delivered by regular mail or email. Please phone or visit the Box Office to redeem. CONCESSIONS We may offer concessions to full-time students, pensioners, seniors and health care card holders. Please bring your concession cards and ID when collecting tickets or we may have to charge you full price. ACCESSIBILITY Our architect Peter Roy designed us to be accessible. Wheelchair and special needs seating is available at all theatre performances. Please let our Box Office know of any requirements when you make your booking. COMPANION CARDS We’re happy to accept companion cards for events unless otherwise stated. Please show your companion card when collecting your tickets.

TAXI: If you need a taxi it’s as easy as using the free taxi phones located in the foyer opposite the box office. Our collect and drop off area is in the car park beside the Stores Building. CAR: We have 140 free car parks on site via Lamington Street. After 4pm a link road opens to New Farm Park where there are more parking spots available. The parking fills up very quickly during busy shows so if you do plan on driving we recommend that you arrive early and have dinner at one of our two restaurants before the show. WHEELCHAIR: Wheelchair parking is available on-site via Lamington Street with lift access from the car park level beside the Stores Building. Please notify the box office of any special needs when booking.


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Brisbane Powerhouse


58 SCHEDULE

All Year EVERY TUESDAY (EXCEPT SCHOOL HOLIDAYS)

POWERKIDS: LITTLE ARTISTS AT PLAY

KIDS/FREE

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EVERY WEDNESDAY

THE STORY OF BRISBANE (UNTIL 18 APR)

WRITERS+IDEAS/ WALKING TOUR

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EVERY FRIDAY

KNOCKOFF: FREE COMEDY (FROM 02 MAR, EXCEPT 30 MAR)

COMEDY/FREE

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EVERY SATURDAY

JAN POWERS FARMERS MARKETS

MARKETS/FREE

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EVERY SUNDAY

LIVESPARK + MIXTAPE: FREE LIVE MUSIC (FROM 04 MAR, EXCEPT 08 APR)

MUSIC/FREE

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23 FEB–25 MAR

BRISBANE COMEDY FESTIVAL

FESTIVAL

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02–24 MAR

BRISBANE COMEDY FESTIVAL: AFTER HOURS

COMEDY

PAGE 09

17 MAR

BRISBANE COMEDY FESTIVAL: QUEERSTORIES

COMEDY

PAGE 09

19 MAR

TENDER HEARTS, SONS OF BRUTES: TIM WINTON ON LOST BOYS AND TOXIC MASCULINITY

WRITERS+IDEAS

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28 MAR

PECHAKUCHA NIGHT BRISBANE

WRITERS+IDEAS

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29 MAR

COURTNEY ACT: UNDER THE COVERS

CABARET

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04–07 APR

HOT BROWN HONEY

CABARET

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06–08 APR

WOW AT FESTIVAL 2018

FESTIVAL

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06 APR

VEIQIA 21 BY VOU DANCE FIJI

DANCE

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09–14 APR

BANFF MOUNTAIN FILM FESTIVAL WORLD TOUR

FILM

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10 APR–11 MAY

BRISBANE STREET ART FESTIVAL: WITHIN THESE WALLS

VISUAL ARTS

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12–15 APR

CHILDREN ARE STINKY

KIDS

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16–18 APR

OCEAN FILM FESTIVAL WORLD TOUR

FILM

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16 APR–27 AUG

GO OUT & PLAY: A GAME CULTURE INSTALLATION

VISUAL ARTS

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17–22 APR

THE REGENERATE STUDIO: QUT LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE

VISUAL ARTS

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20 + 21 APR

WAVE FESTIVAL

MUSIC

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26 APR

DAVID O’DOHERTY: YOU HAVE TO LAUGH

COMEDY

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26 APR

AWARA JA YINBAYI KALKURR: LAND IS SINGING, JOURNEY

MUSIC

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26 APR

MELBOURNE INTERNATIONAL COMEDY FESTIVAL ROADSHOW FEAT. KYLE KINANE

COMEDY

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27–29 APR

FESTIVAL OF TIBET

FESTIVAL

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March

April


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May 01 MAY

POLITICS IN THE PUB

WRITERS+IDEAS

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02 MAY

JAMILA RIZVI: ON MOTHERHOOD WITH JESSICA RUDD AND LAURA CHALMERS

WRITERS+IDEAS

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03 MAY

KITTY FLANAGAN: BURNING BRIDGES AND OTHER HOBBIES

WRITERS+IDEAS

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04 + 05 MAY

DAMI IM: I HEAR A SONG

MUSIC

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10 + 11 MAY

THE DESIGN CONFERENCE

DESIGN

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11 + 12 MAY

QUIET FAITH BY DAVID WILLIAMS

THHEATRE

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12 MAY

HUGH MACKAY: AUSTRALIA REIMAGINED

WRITERS+IDEAS

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17–27 MAY

MELT: FESTIVAL OF QUEER ARTS AND CULTURE

FESTIVAL

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17 MAY

MELT: IDAHOT DAY CEREMONY

SPECIAL EVENT

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17 MAY

MELT: YES! BRISBANE PRIDE CHOIR: 20 YEARS ON STAGE

SPECIAL EVENT

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17–19 MAY

MELT: SHARE MY BLANKETS

CABARET

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17–19 MAY

MELT: THE MEASURE OF A MAN

THEATRE

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17–19 MAY

MELT: LIKE MARIAH

CABARET

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17–20 MAY

MELT: RESIDENT ALIEN

THEATRE

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17 MAY–24 JUNE

MELT: MELT PORTRAIT PRIZE

VISUAL ARTS

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17–27 MAY

MELT: CRY

VISUAL ARTS

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17–27 MAY

MELT: HUNG DADA

VISUAL ARTS

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17–27 MAY

MELT: ROBBING THE MUSE

VISUAL ARTS

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17–27 MAY

MELT: THE CAVE

VISUAL ARTS

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17–27 MAY

MELT: TRUE TOXIC LOVE

VISUAL ARTS

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17–27 MAY

MELT: UNIQUE EXOTIC

VISUAL ARTS

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18 MAY

MELT: MELT BEAUTY PAGEANT

SPECIAL EVENT

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18 MAY

MELT: MELT AFTER DARK PARTY

PARTY

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19 MAY

MELT: YOUTH PANEL

WRITERS+IDEAS

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19 MAY

MELT: COUPLING

CABARET

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19 MAY

MELT: TRAGIC TRIVIA

FREE

PAGE 29

20 MAY

MELT: ROBERT WEBB + BENJAMIN LAW: HOW NOT TO BE A BOY

WRITERS+IDEAS

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23–26 MAY

MELT: TURBINE

DANCE

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23 MAY–02 JUNE

MELT: BRIEFS: CLOSE ENCOUNTERS

CABARET

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24–26 MAY

MELT: HOOKING UP

COMEDY

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14–26 MAY

MELT: CASSANDRA AND THE BOY DOLL

THEATRE

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24 MAY–02 JUNE

MELT: BARE

THEATRE

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24 MAY

MELT: GAYMING NIGHT + VIRTUAL DRAG

FREE

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25 MAY

MELT: CLUB BRIEFS

CABARET

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26 MAY

MELT: THE BOWERY HAUS: CLOSING PARTY

PARTY

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27 MAY

MELT: QUINN EADES

WRITERS+IDEAS

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This schedule is correct at time of printing. Please visit brisbanepowerhouse.org for all program updates.


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