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Embittered Swish

8–13 May, 7.30pm
Brunswick Mechanics Institute
$28 / $23


    Auslan-interpreting incorporated into performance

Gorging on hormones, a coven of trannies launch a terrorist attack on the body, rewiring the circuitry of sex and resistance. But when the lights come up and the anaesthetic wears off, the consequences of disrupting the hardware of gender become painfully apparent.

Interrogating contemporary transgender realities, performance collective Embittered Swish (Romy Fox, Mossy 333, Bobuq Sayed, Mick Klepner Roe) returns to the stage with a dark gesture to a near future. Fuelled by an urgent eroticism, Estrogenesis fuses movement, lyricism, video and live sound art to tell a story of body hacking, shape-shifting, ostracism and the allure of teetering on the edge.

Public Program – Performance Workshop for trans/non-binary/gender diverse people.
Learn confidence building exercises, performance techniques and interact creatively with other gender diverse people. Play with writing, movement, design and sound. Travel bursaries available for rural trans people.
May 19, 12pm-4pm, Workshop 2 at Siteworks   BOOK HERE


Devised and performed by
Mossy 333, Romy Fox, Bobuq Sayed and Mick Klepner Roe.
Ainslie Templeton.
Mick Klepner Roe
Sound design
Romy Fox with Mossy 333
Costume design
Debris Facility
Set design
M’ck McKeague
Jacinta Antcliff
Auslan artist
Bethany Robinson
Lighting and AV design
Andre Vanderwert
Stage Manager
China Aleisse
Assistant Stage Manager
Betty Hegyesi
Rhen Soggee
Shian Law (dance), Marco Cher Gibard (sound), Sapidah Kian (dramaturg)
AV Editing
Evie Poggioli
Captions Operator
Russell Wong
Sound Engineer
Freya Adele
Myles Pedlar

Content Warning: This work includes references to transphobic violence. It also includes sexual references, nudity, coarse language, needle use, loud noise and smoke effects.

Presented in association with The Brunswick Mechanics Institute, Estrogenesis has been commissioned and developed through Next Wave’s Kickstart Helix program. The project is supported by the Victorian Government through Creative Victoria and the Healthy Equal Youth program as well as the Victorian Aids Council. Materials supported by the Theatre Research Institute.