Tuesday 12th February 2019
Wednesday 13th February 2019
Thursday 14th February 2019
Friday 15th February 2019
Saturday 16th February 2019
The Old 505 Theatre
5 Eliza Street
Newtown NSW 2042
As a woman, where can you go in your hour of need? For this family of queer intimates, the answer is: to bed. The Bed Party, a new Australian play with an all-female cast, is part slumber party, part consciousness-raising circle: a theatrical love letter to women’s lives with women.
In a Sydney sharehouse in 2016, five feminists come together, and come apart, as they navigate the turbulence of one eventful weekend. Around the central bed—their meeting place, their safe space and their rallying point of resistance—they confront difficult circumstances both personal and political.
The Bed Party dives deep into the nitty-gritty of relationships between women, to portray a slice of contemporary queer life in all its frequently messy glory. The characters devote their lives to women; as partners, as friends, as comrades-in-arms. The play devotes its attention to (the specificity of) their lives, giving voice to the complexities, and the significance, of women-centred experience.
The Bed Party will run 12th to 16th February 2019 as part of The Old 505 Theatre’s FreshWorks season.
Written & Directed by: Sophia Davidson Gluyas
Producer: Stacey Petersen
Stage Manager: Gelly Atkinson
Lighting Design: John Luna
Associate Director: Elaine Hudson
Intimacy Coordinator: Leah Pelinkhof
Sound Design: Naima Fine
Costume Design & Set Design: Stella North
Cast: Mathilde Anglade, Julia Billington, Brigitta Brown, Margarita Gershkovich, Suz Mawer and Alex Moulis
The 14th February performance will be Auslan Interpreted by Dalia Rozsa-Brown and Rosemary Profilio. If that time doesn't suit, another performance can be arranged to be interpreted on request.