Wednesday 19th February 2020
Saturday 21st March 2020
The Old Fitz Theatre
129 Dowling St
‘Our blood runs in the streets and in the parks and in casualty and in the morgue...
‘Our own blood, the blood of our brothers and sisters, has been spilt too often…
‘Our blood runs because in this country our political, educational, legal and religious systems actively encourage violence against us…
‘We are gay men and lesbians.’
- From the ‘One in Seven’ Manifesto, Sydney Star Observer, 5 April 1991
OUR BLOOD RUNS IN THE STREETS is a new verbatim physical-theatre work inspired by Bondi’s true gay and transgender hate crimes of the late 20th century. Constructed from interviews with individuals who have had first-hand experience with gay and transgender hate crimes the show investigates how cultural prejudice and bias has contributed to violence against gay and transgender people in Australia. The real words of family members of victims, witnesses, historians, police officers, journalists, researchers and more will feature, shining a powerful light on a dark chapter in Sydney’s history.
OUR BLOOD RUNS IN THE STREETS is a creation of physical poetry and an ode to human resilience. The show is a recognition of past injustice and trauma and a celebration of cultural shifts and community hopes. Our Blood Runs in the Street was developed with the assistance of Metro Arts and NIDA Open Pilot Program with creative development residencies in 2019. We acknowledge ACON for their generous support in the development of this production.