The popular LGBTQ podcast Queerstories will be recorded at Parramatta’s Riverside Theatres on Saturday, February 9, at 8pm.
The night of hilarious and moving storytelling by various gays, lesbians, bisexuals, trans and queers will be recorded as an episode of the podcast, available at queerstories.com.au and on iTunes.
The Parramatta evening is part of the 2019 Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras.
Writer, producer and theatremaker Maeve Marsden will host the lineup of guests presenting unmissable queer stories with a Western Sydney twist.
The LGBTQ community has been sharing stories for centuries, creating its own histories, disrupting and reinventing conventional ideas about narrative, family and community.MAEVE MARSDEN, host
“Expect the unexpected with tales from lives well lived to battles fought, pride, prejudice, love and humour,” the producers said.
The program focuses on community heroes including young playwright Charles O’Grady, theatremaker and educator Felicity Nicol, former co-chairman of Sydney Mardi Gras Brandon Bear, trans rights activist Dibs Barisic Sprem and local public servant and writer Steven Lindsay Ross who also features in the Queerstories book published last year by Hachette.
I'm excited to bring the event back to Riverside for Mardi Gras, one of the biggest pride festivals in the world. Too often, Mardi Gras is focused on Oxford Street.MAEVE MARSDEN, host
Bringing storytellers from all walks of life to the stage, Queerstories has proved itself an undeniable success for the past two years with regular sold-out events now held across Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne and regional towns.
“The LGBTQ community has been sharing stories for centuries, creating its own histories, disrupting and reinventing conventional ideas about narrative, family and community,” Maeve said.
“I’m excited to bring the event back to Riverside Theatres for Sydney Mardi Gras, one of the biggest pride festivals in the world. Too often, Mardi Gras events are focused around Oxford Street.
“Incredible LGBTQ arts and activism is happening in Western Sydney and I’m thrilled Queerstories can be part of it.”
Queerstories is Auslan interpreted.
Cost: $30 (adults), $25 (concessions), discounts for Riverside Theatres’ members. Plus service fees.
- Details, bookings: box office, 8839 3399 or here.
- Queerstories podcast: queerstories.com.au or iTunes.