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Unveiling: Gay Sex for Endtimes – The second coming

After having its debut season sadly cut short, one of last year’s most exciting local works has risen and will come again… for a limited season. My colleague Graeme Watson noted in his review of the show’s original season that a “naked man, on a bed, on his hands and knees, repetitively screaming ‘fuck me’ […]

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‘I Am My Own Wife’ allows us to meet a transgender pioneer

I Am My Own Wife | Studio Underground, State Theatre | Until 29 October | ★ ★ ★ ½  Shortly after the fall of the Berlin wall, playwright Doug Wright met Charlotte von Mahsldorf. Living in East Germany the eccentric woman was the curator of a Museum of Everyday Objects. Born Lothar Berfelde, she had surprisingly […]

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I Am My Own Wife: A trans pioneer’s tale of wartime survival

Charlotte von Mahlsdorf’s life may sound like a work of fiction, but her mark on this earth was very real. The focus of Doug Wright’s Pulitzer and Tony Award winning play I Am My Own Wife, von Mahlsdorf was a trans woman, Nazi survivor, antiquarian, entertainer, LGBTI+ pioneer… and murderer. Director Joe Lui caught up […]

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Black Swan State Theatre Company launch stellar 2017 season

Black Swan State Theatre Company launch stellar 2017 season

Black Swan State Theatre Company have revealed a fantastic line-up of performances to fill out their upcoming 2017 calendar. Artistic Director Kate Cherry’s final season will be loaded with incredible works from Australian playwrights, classic works, new adaptations and original texts from local artists. Out author and Australian stage icon Michael Gow’s Once In Royal […]

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