Presented by Marli Jupiter & Rhiannon Bryan

The State

The State 2 - Annual Season - Cole Baxter credit

14 - 25 May

  • AGES


    Approx. 120 mins (including 15mins Interval)

    Tuesday, May 14

    Wednesday, May 15

    Thursday, May 16

    Wednesday, May 22

    contains adult concepts including sexual content, kinks and drug use, coarse language, violence, strobe lighting and use of smoke/haze.

Who’s your daddy?

Look at the state of this place!

Four states are lorded over by foppish drag-king Daddies, all under the thumb of an elusive and shadowy figure known as Mummy.

Democracy is falling apart at the seams.

Young optimist Flung embarks on a nationwide quest to find his mother. A series of increasingly absurd catastrophes sees Flung team up with a group of radical leftists called the Common Dog Fucks (CDF). In the face of overlord Mummy and her ruling Daddies’ political clusterfuck, Flung and the CDF must get revolutionary to save their nation.

The State is a visually arresting, scathing commentary on the state of Australian politics. Phallic puppetry, glorious drag, and biting comedy sees the state of our nation dissected like never before.


The State has been generously supported by Creative Rhinestones and Glitter Haven. 


Meet The Artists

Join us on Wednesday 22 May for a post-show Q&A, kicking off around 7:45pm. All welcome.


There will also be two drag performers post-show – Pamela Sandwich on Fri May 24 and Tucker Chafe on Sat May 25!


Photography by Cole Baxter, Video by Edwin Sitt, Music - Rumble by Ayuba SOQS (ft. Kuda Mic)
  • Writer / Director

    Marli Jupiter

  • Writer / Performer

    Rhi Bryan

  • Producer / Stage Manager

    Holland Brooks

  • Costume/Puppet/Set Designer

    Leisl Lucerne-Knight

  • Sound Designer

    Lara Pollard

  • Lighting Designer

    Nat Mijat

  • Costume Assistant

    Rosalie Schneider

  • Graphic Design

    Emmason Tucker

  • Puppetry Mentor

    Michael Barlowe

  • Movement Mentor

    Bernadette Lewis

  • Script Dramaturg

    Joe Paradise Lui

  • Performer

    Jo Cooper
    Lucy Wong
    Mazey O’Reilly
    Bronte Frances