*** Due to popular demand, a second session has been added for Stories Staged on Saturday 4 August, at 2:30pm. ***
In association with the Centre for Stories, three established playwrights have been working with three local story tellers to bring a portion of their amazing stories to the stage. Here, the resulting pieces are presented and discussed in a session facilitated by dramaturg Alexa Taylor.
The BEAUTIFUL BACON BOYS … we sound delicious and we absolutely are!
Hellie Turner has worked with Matt and Daniel Bacon on the stories of their growing up queer in the Swan Valley. Touching on faith, self-love, identity and queer resilience, the Bacon boys bring their natural story telling prowess to the stage, offering many laughs along the way.
Michael Tsolakis has lead a remarkable life 96 years long. From his early days growing up on the island of Kastellorizo in Greece, through a new life forged in Perth after migrating to Western Australia, his story touches on major social and political forces of the last century. Finn O’Branagáin gives a theatrical and multi-dimensional treatment to Michael’s journey.
The ever burning candle
Fauzia Sufizada is lost on a bus to White Gum Valley. She is in a room in Peshawar watching a Norwegian freighting ship on TV. She is reading her father’s poetry in Kabul. She is stepping off an airplane in Perth. She is in a chair in the theatre – and she’s talking to you. This is her story.
Written by Fauzia Sufizada and Chris Isaacs
Primarily Adapted from More to the Story: Conversations with Refugees (Margaret River Press) by Rosemary Sayer
Winter Nights is a cauldron for theatre making, a mid-year meeting point of theatre making and ideas about construction and deconstruction, politics and activism, gender and sexuality, inspiration and disenchantment, war, peace, camaraderie, loneliness, joy; whatever is timely for artists and audiences to share.
This collaboration is made possible with support from Centre for Stories.