Tuesday 6 September from 6pm to 6:50pm Wednesday 7 September from 9:30pm to 10:20pm Thursday 8 September from 6pm to 6:50pm Friday 9 September from 7:30pm to 8:20pm Saturday 10 September from 9:30pm to 10:20pm
Inspired by Facebook swap groups, playwright Katie Pollock delivers a funny and powerful monologue about the patriarchy, trading sex toys, women of a certain age and the drive for connection.
Part stand-up, part takedown of capitalism, part wannabe dancing dildo musical, this one-woman play is a celebration of resilience, humour … and sex toys!
Through an intricate web of objects and a drive for community and connection, the members of Facebook group Rough Trade Sydney are giving the giant middle finger to capitalism, with trades that are funny, sexy, strange and touching. Inspired by these true stories, playwright Katie Pollock peels back the layers to reveal a character for whom life has taken a series of wrong turns, leaving her in a place where she is dependent on this internet community for her very survival.
A thrilling (and sometimes terrifying) examination of the ways capitalism and the patriarchy fail us, and the precarious position all women risk finding themselves in, ‘Rough Trade’ is ultimately a story of hope in challenging times.
For lovers of ‘Fleabag’, ‘Hacks’, ‘Better Things’ or ‘Mom’ … If life gives you lemons, trade ’em for something sweeter!
‘A perfect little loop of a play about the morals of wanting in a decaying world. Funny, insightful and kind, Rough Trade sings in its exploration of communities and connection.’ – Showing Attendee
This project has been made possible through the assistance of the City of Sydney, Inner West Council, and Sydney Fringe Festival’s Art in Isolation and Made in Sydney programs.
The Sydney Fringe abides by NSW Covid Safety recommendations