Back to Birdy
Sometimes the longest friendships are the most complicated ones. Warren and Emily have been best friends since high school, suffering together through shitty teachers, coming out and failed relationships. Since Warren’s transition, it’s become obvious that there are lots of things they’re not saying to each other. Taking place in the aftermath of a falling out between protagonists Warren and Emily, ‘Back to Birdy’ is a candid and humorous look at chasms and contradictions within the queer community. How do old friendships reshape around identity politics and queer spaces? Set against the backdrop of Lesbian, Queer & GNC folk night ‘Birdcage’, the play takes the characters back to Birdy (ie. Birdcage) through a series of fluid flashbacks as they interact with their younger selves.
Developed through Fruit Box Theatre’s ‘RIPE Development Program’, ‘Back to Birdy’ is the culmination of 18 months of development from a collective of diverse queer actors and writers. This play is reflective of Fruit Box Theatre’s commitment to telling inclusive stories that reflect the lived experience of queer people in Australia. We are proud to be presenting this work in association with iconic Sydney venue The Imperial Erskineville for Sydney Mardi Gras 2024.