We work with irreverent and playful sorts who reinvent popular tunes, tales and tropes, who use considerable skill and artistry to entertain, push boundaries around gender and sexuality and, most importantly, to tell a story.
The jewel in our crown is Lady Sings it Better, our four woman cabaret troupe, who sing songs penned and sung by men, turning them upside in a feminist, high-femme explosion of sound. After a month-long season at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in 2012, performing at Gilded Balloon, Lady have been hitting the Australian festival circuit, performing at Adelaide Fringe, Sydney Mardi Gras, and Sydney Comedy Festival, Melbourne Fringe, Melbourne International Comedy Festival and Festival of Voices.
In 2015, we’re producing the first Sydney Pushy Women, an event that combines cycling, women and comedy, the brainchild of writer, comedian, atheist postergirl and commuter cyclist evangelist, Catherine Deveny. We’re also curating a soon-to-be-announced season of Late Night Library for the City of Sydney. And we’re in development for new shows to be toured in 2016.
In March 2012 and 2013, we produced seasons of cabaret for Sydney Mardi Gras, featuring a variety of local queer musicians and their collaborators, blackcat lounge. The blackcat lounge took over the Sidetrack Theatre in Marrickville from Feb 14 – March 10 2012, and then graduated to The Factory Floor in 2013, featuring international cabaret sensations Frisky and Mannish.
In 2013, we produced a sold out launch event for 55Upitty, an online project celebrating the stories of older LGBTQI women.
We also produced, Beauty and the Bastard: A Spoonful of Disney, the brainchild of Sydney musicians, Maxine Kauter and James Edgar Francis. These two (and their band) toured to the Adelaide Fringe 2012.
…and we produce HOMAGE, a cabaret tribute night, at which a selection of young queer musicians play HOMAGE to their GLBTQ musical heroes, from Etheridge to di Franco, Village People to Queen, Ricky Martin to the Indigo Girls, Antony to the Gossip…