We Were There: A verbatim theatre project
A unique perspective of HIV and AIDS; Australian Stories by Australian Women.Presented by Tilted Projects
Tue – Sat (except 26 Jan) 8pm
** Sat 4pm matinees cancelled
Duration: 90 mins
This new verbatim play offers a unique and untold perspective of HIV and AIDS. In contrast to the existing canon of Australian HIV and AIDS-themed plays, this project directly explores the lives and experiences of women - the sisters, mothers, wives, friends, medical professionals, and volunteers who cared for those dealing with AIDS-related illnesses and hears from women living with HIV today.
Devised from interviews collected over the past two years with voices from across the nation, this verbatim theatre project honours these living monuments by celebrating their efforts and sacrifices and remembering those no longer with us. In their own down-to-earth and matter-of-fact way, our participants have shared a number of humorous, fantastic, and arresting stories that need to be heard - and not forgotten.
Featuring: Leah Baulch, Perri Cummings, Olivia Monticciolo and Jodie Le Vesconte.
- 25 Jan: The Age – Cameron Woodhead:
The stories from AIDS sufferers we never heard
- 18 Jan: Arts Review:
On the Couch with Leah Baulch
- 17 Jan: Arts Review:
Their inaugural production, We Were There is truly one not to be missed.
- 9 Jan: ABC News – Andie Noonan:
New play at Midsumma Festival honours women who'd gone unnoticed during AIDS crisis
Concession cards must be shown at box office for proof of purchase.
Supported by Chapel Off Chapel, Living Positive Victoria, and those who donated to our Australian Cultural Fund campaign.
Image by: Tilted Projects