Boy genius Justin Heazlewood is launching his book with a madcap free live art happening festival! Get your paws on a copy. It’s excellent. Part confessional, part rogue self help book, Funemployed is an hilarious, intimate and revelatory book about the state of the arts in Australia.
More info at: justinheazlewood.com
What is all the FRACAS about? Only that Black Hole Theatre is presenting its latest Puppet Slam, FRACAS!, in Sydney on 27th May, 2014! Join us for an evening of puppet disorder at the Delmar Gallery (144 Victoria Street, Ashfield, NSW) featuring the talents of The Sydney Puppet Theatre, John Cervenka, Ivan Chew, Kristen Clerke, Sabrina D’Angelo, Anton Johanssen, Shani Moffat, Alsion Richards, Ben Veenkamp, Kay Yasugi and returning MC extraordinaire Bernard Caleo.
Doors open at 7PM with light refreshments and adult beverages to be served, while the raucous begins at 7:30PM. Tickets: $20
More info here
Saturday night. School Hall. The cordial is cold, the talent is hot. The decorations committee have outdone themselves. This is NightTime: Talent Quest.
I’ll be trialling some exciting and highly stupid new material alongside these fabulous young achievers:
110% 110% (Beth Dillon, Kieran Bryant, Lachlan Herd)
Smalltown (James Brown and Matt prest)
Jennifer Hamilton and Craig Johnson
Nathan Harrison & Jake Pember
CURATED BY FRIENDS WITH DEFICITS
PRESENTED BY PERFORMANCE SPACE IN ASSOCIATION WITH NATIONAL ART SCHOOL
SAT 17 MAY 2014
6PM – 8PM
CELL BLOCK THEATRE, NATIONAL ART SCHOOL (DARLINGHURST)
More info and bookings here
NZ FRINGE 2014
WINNER – BEST COMEDY
NOMINATION – STAND OUT PERFORMER
Acclaimed body-poet Sabrina D’Angelo tells the story of her life (and the life of her story). Enter a bizarre old-gold world where bears, bum-worms and Madame Bovary burst forth like hot-air buffoons. It’s the physical comedy that’s all in your mind.
“Bizarrely hilarious… an amazing array of physical comedy .” Crikey
“Will have you in stitches.” The Age
“Horrifically funny.” Time Out Melbourne
“D’Angelo has more commitment than a suicide bomber” Theatreview (NZ)
“Comedy equals tragedy plus mime” All mimes
Created with Cal McCrystal (One Man, Two Guvnors) & Justin Heazlewood (The Bedroom Philosopher)
I’m fully excited to be supporting Amanda Palmer as part of Sydney Festival. It will happen 9-19 January in the Spiegeltent.
More info here
Photo by Rupert Reid