10 Apr

Home Land: Play-reading

Let Me Know When You Get Home by Miranda Aguilar

Join us for the latest development in Miranda Aguilar’s new play.

Val, a Filipina teenage lesbian, is desperate to escape the purgatory period between high school and university so she can finally be seen as an adult. She makes a break from her religious, overbearing mother and childhood best friend, Thi, to set out to the city in search of the queer community she lacks back home in Fairfield. When she joins a Mardi Gras float and meets Prince, an enigmatic, older artist, Val is sure she has finally found her queer utopia – even if it means leaving her best friend, Thi, behind. But where do you turn when it turns out no place fits?

Let Me Know When You Get Home play reading is produced by Curiousworks as part of Q Theatre’s Long Table.

Wednesday 10 April 2019, 07:00pm-08.00pm

Atrium Foyer, Joan Sutherland Performing Arts Centre

RSVP ian.zammit@penrith.city

 

“Home Land” | Curator Vonne Patiag

Home Land is curated by Vonne Patiag and is a month-long gathering inviting CALD artists and community to create a space for discussion, celebration and reflection on their diasporic culture and relationship to Western Sydney. Homeland is the first of three Long Table seasons produced by Q Theatre.

Vonne Patiag is a Writer, Director, Producer and Actor based in Western Sydney – a creative polymath by necessity. His most recent short film Tomgirl, an exploration of LGBT+ and Filipino Bakla culture in Blacktown, was commissioned through the Generator: Emerging Filmmaker’s Fund 2017 through Create NSW and SBS, premiering on SBS On Demand in February 2018. He was also a recipient of the Hot Shots Plus 2017 Funding Round from Screen Australia for his online series Boy (Space) Friends for production and talent development funding, focusing on issues of masculinity, racism and queer identity in Western Sydney.

Long Table | APR – JUNE, 2019

Long Table is an opportunity for communities to gather and connect with Q Theatre in an entirely new way. Across  2019 artists Vonne Patiag, Bhenji Ra and Venessa Possum with assistant curator Nathan Sentance will each curate a month of activity around the table that will provoke, distill and share a little of what it means to be part of our communities.

Long Table it made possible thanks to the NSW Government through Create NSW and the support of our partners Penrith Multicultural Inter-Agency, Penrith City Council and Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District.

Cast & Creatives

Miranda Aguilar / Playwright

10 Apr 2019 7:00 pm

Limited Seats

 

Miranda Aguilar

Miranda Aguilar is a queer Filipina artist, living and working in Western Sydney. She is an associate artist with the community arts and media company CuriousWorks, where she is the lead facilitator of the CuriousWorks Curious Creators Writer’s group, where she leads young, emerging Western Sydney writers in the creation of their own projects. It gave birth to the 2017 webseries, Las Rosas, a telenovela-inspired coming of age tale, on which Miranda acted as the showrunner and one of the lead writers. Her play, Let Me Know When You Get Home, was picked up by PWA for New Play Development, and recently had its first creative development with Q Theatre at The Joan in Penrith in 2018.

 

 

 

Vonne Patiag is a Writer, Director, Producer and Actor based in Western Sydney – a creative polymath by necessity. His most recent short film Tomgirl, an exploration of LGBT+ and Filipino Bakla culture in Blacktown, was commissioned through the Generator: Emerging Filmmaker’s Fund 2017 through Create NSW and SBS, premiering on SBS On Demand in February 2018. He was also a recipient of the Hot Shots Plus 2017 Funding Round from Screen Australia for his online series Boy (Space) Friends for for production and talent development funding, focusing on issues of masculinity, racism and queer identity in Western Sydney.

 

 

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