PLAYLIST is Beyonce meets the women’s marches meets Australian Idol. It’s full of suburban dreams and pop star fantasies.

Playlist

Presented by NORPA

Thursday 14 May 2020

7:30pm

$20 - 49 + Transaction fee

Theatre, Lismore City Hall

ABOUT THE SHOW

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.

TICKETS

Subscriber Adult $40
Subscriber Concession/Subscriber Group 4+ $35
Subscriber Under 25 $20

Adult $49
Senior/Concession/Groups 4+ $44
Under 25 $25

Allocated seating (numbered tickets).
Please note there is a $4.40 transaction fee.

PATRON ADVICE

Duration | 70 minutes (no interval)
Recommended for ages 14+
Coarse language, adult themes, strobe and haze

NORPA SUBSCRIPTION

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BAR AND DINER

The licensed NORPA Bar will be open from 6pm, and also during and after the show. Drinks purchased from the bar are permitted inside the theatre.

The Secret Chef Diner will be open from 6pm, offering main meals, share plates and desserts.