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"They dance, they share, they speak from the heart.''

Sydney Arts Guide

 

Playlist is Beyoncé meets the women’s marches meets Australian Idol. It’s full of suburban dreams and pop star fantasies. It’s a pop culture call to action, about the critical issues of our times.

This is the kind of work we don’t often have the opportunity to present on our stage – a work that invites you into the world of five young women living in urban contemporary Australia – a world that is not often represented on Australia’s mainstages (yet). Theirs are different stories to tell – and PYT tells them in a new, joyful and uncompromising way.

These five incredible young women tell their personal stories through this genre-defying dance theatre work. They represent a unique and powerful cross section of emerging artists in contemporary Australia, featuring Ebube Uba, a Nigerian-Australian actor and dancer; Neda Taha, a Tongan-Iraqi-Australian hip hop dancer; May Tran a Vietnamese-Australian slam poet; comedic actor Tasha O'Brien; and Croatian-Australian pop star Mara Knezevic.

Who is going to shape the future for women in Australia? Living in the #MeToo world, Playlist explores the experiences, ideas and power of young women. This is a coming of age story exploring contemporary issues through music and dance, hip-hop and pop with musical influences ranging from Solange to Fleetwood Mac, to Rihanna and George Michael, there’s something for all audiences to relate and respond to.

Under the direction of the acclaimed Karen Therese, this multi art-form work is choreographed by dancer and choreographer Larissa McGowan, lighting by Verity Hampson with set design by award-winning visual artist Zanny Begg and sound by Gail Priest and Berlin-based sound architect Jasmine Guffond.

Created by PYT Fairfield (Jump First, Ask Later), one of Australia’s most celebrated makers of brave and transformative new work that reflects the cultural diversity of contemporary Australia.

CAST

Ebube Uba, May Tran, Tasha O’Brien, Mara Knezevic & Neda Taha

CREATIVE TEAM

Director Karen Therese
Choreographer Larissa McGowan
Designer Zanny Begg
Co-Sound Designers Jasmine Guffond & Gail Priest
Lighting Designer Verity Hampson
Dramaturg Kate Armstrong–Smith
Associate Artist Kilia Tipa

 

Presented by: Frankston Arts Centre and PYT Fairfield

This show is handpicked to be in the FAC 2020 Season.

 Thanks to our 2020 partners

        

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Frankston Arts Centre is committed to the safety of all audience members, performers, crew and theatre staff.

 

In line with the latest advice from the Australian Federal and Victorian Governments on the prevention of the spread of COVID-19, Frankston Arts Centre will be temporarily closed from Monday 16 March through until Monday 13 April, 2020.With the new social distancing rule and keeping events under 100this event will not go ahead. During this time the situation will be continually reviewed, based on the latest government advice. Decisions on any potential further closure will take into account any developments in the COVID-19 situation and Government advice.

 

The venue closure means that all scheduled performances and events from Monday 16 March to Monday 13 April, 2020 at Frankston Arts Centre venues have been cancelled.

Closures include FAC main theatre, Cube 37, The Function Centre and all ancillary spaces at the Frankston Arts Centre. We understand cancellations are disappointing, and we ask for your patience and understanding at this difficult time.

 

Those who purchased tickets for performances from Wednesday 18 March until Monday 13 April 2020 will be contacted and refunded. Please do not contact us regarding refunds as our Box Office will be busy processing these in order of event date and answering phone enquires will only slow down the process.

 

Our website will be updated regularly with the latest information on each event. As the whole venue will be closed to the public, the best way to contact us, if required, is through phone, email or social media.

 

Please remember that this closure is temporary and we encourage you to support the arts and entertainment industry as soon as the situation has improved.

 

We look forward to welcoming audiences back to Frankston Arts Centre very soon.


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