FLUORESCENT is a four-day festival of brave and brilliant original performance that had to be made, from voices that must be heard. Live. Here. Now.
Diverse in style, the works presented in FLUORESCENT are threaded together on themes of identity and place, exploring interfaces between deeply personal experience and the traumas and neuroses of nations.
From a collection of artists blown (back) in on the winds of change this year, this is a thank you and a homecoming – a heart-felt offering to the community here on Kabi Kabi country.
FLUORESCENT will showcase CONSTRUCTION SIGHT: a selection of short, freshly made works.
HE, by Salvadorian-Australian theatre practitioner Rodrigo Calderón is a reckoning with the waters of troubled masculinity in a sleepy coastal town, on one side of the Pacific or another.
UNEARTHED from First Nations (US) queer visionary and drag artist Lindsey Stillwell is a story told to her infant daughter of their escape from violence, and the creation of their new life together.
SAME GOD LAST NIGHT from Nambour born William Foley is his debut as a playwright – a brave and poetic coming out, in more ways than one.
YAY FOR CANE TOADS! is an immersive tea party experience that dishes up colonial-capitalist-barbarity with some sugar on top. From locally grown writer and theatre maker Kendra Keller, YAY FOR CANE TOADS! returns home for its Qld Premiere, after being nominated for Best Theatre and winning the Spirit of Fringe Award at Melbourne Fringe Festival in 2019.
TICKETING for FLUORESCENT is based on ‘your hourly rate of pay’, as we believe in maximizing accessibility whilst striving to pay artists as much as other workers who wear florescent.
BOOKINGS for all shows and events are essential. Everyone is welcome. Wear your masks, and your hi-vis, or whatever, or nothing. Express yourself! We look forward to seeing you there.
We acknowledge that this event is created and presented on the unceded lands of the Kabi Kabi peoples.