theatrePUNK co. and theatre works present
by el waddingham
10 - 14 OCTOBER | EXPLOSIVES FACTORY | FRINGE FESTIVAL
by el waddingham
HOMILY is an explosive mix of spoken word poetry and drag performance, cooked up as a fiery reflection on a youth spent in the Catholic Church. Enter Lady Diana as THE PREACHER, a repressed, creature of the dark who goes on an emotionally intensive journey of self-discovery. It reckons with how religion interacts with the psyche of a young person, and the different ways in which internalised homophobia and religious conditioning impact the queer identity. Written and performed by emerging theatre-maker, drag artist and social activist, El Waddingham, in the same traditional form of a Catholic homily. It is deeply joyful and deeply painful. And absolutely, unapologetically queer.
Suitable for ages 16+ | This show contains mentions of homophobia, transphobia, gender dysphoria and religious trauma, and the use of alcohol onstage.
DATES + TIMES
Tue 10 October @ 9:00pm
Wed 11 October @ 7:00pm
Thu 12 October @ 9:00pm
Friday 13 October @ 7:00pm
Saturday 14 October @ 4:00pm
Saturday 14 October @ 7:00pm
*alternating times with show sharing the venue, Fringe is a Double Billed Season
This show is a lock-out performance. No latecomers will be admitted. Please arrive at least 15 minutes early to ensure you don't miss out.
Refunds will not be issued to latecomers.
20 at $20**
*Seniors, Student, MEAA, Health Care and Low Income card holders
**Limited to 20 tickets per performance
MEET THE ARTIST -
At the intersection of violence and camp, antiquity and presence is El Waddingham, an emerging theatre artist from Meanjin. An electrifying drag performer, poet, director and dancer, They’ve worked with Queensland Theatre, QPAC, La Boite, The Farm, PIP Theatre, Australasian Dance Collective and ATYP, as a performer and creative. A proud queer artist, they describe their work as a slap in the face with a palm full of biodegradable glitter. El is currently the artistic director of theatrePUNK co., a theatre collective producing heightened performance art and twisted adaptations of classics, seeking to create sustainable, radical and bold. They want to empower a generation of artists to overthrow limiting power structures and to create the art that they want to create. Above all, theatrePUNK co. is unapologetically queer, political, feminist, brash and brazen.