The Flying Nun by Brand X celebrates the fringe, alternative and contemporary counterculture of multi-disciplinary creatives taking risks cultivated during their performing arts residencies with Brand X at the East Sydney Community and Arts Centre.
Come and be the first audience to witness new work fresh out of the rehearsal room.
Featuring 11 new experimental works:
THE (SOUR GLITCH) TWO-STEP REFUSAL, An escape room for idioms, 23-24 April @ 8pm
ABERDEEN, Magical realism in rhyming couplets, 30 April - 1 May 1 @ 8pm
BORN OF A LIGHTBULB IT SEEMED, Invocation of domestic isolation, 7-8 May @ 7pm and 9pm
BUT I’M A CHEERLEADER, Re-imagining the 1999 cult film, 21-22 May @ 7pm & 9pm
The AstroTurf is rolled out. Megan is clutching at her suitcase. She is greeted by a group performing intercourse simulations wearing Adam and Eve-inspired bodysuits. An inadvertent horny gay hotbed is revealed. She takes her first step towards intervention. A work-in-development presentation.
BETTY IS A BUTCHER, Savaged family relationships, 28 May @ 9pm and 29 May @ 7pm & 9pm
Five characters, five reasons to live, an odyssey towards death. A collage of memory, these characters jostle for existence in a theatrical phantasmagoria filled with dark humour, pathos and unsettling personal narrative.
MEET THE GLITORIS, Cum face the Clit, 4-5 June @ 8pm
THE HUNGER, Operatic horror-drama, 11-12 June @ 7pm & 9pm
A vampire’s human familiar, whose burning desire to be turned becomes all consuming. The familiar mournfully traverses a debris of iconography — a cowboy, a veil, a ghost double — in a futile search for transformation. 11-12 June @ 7pm & 9pm
LIMITS, Subverting the body beautiful, 18-19 June @ 8pm
THE SUCKER, Celebrating how weird life is, 25-26 June @ 7pm & 9pm
SHAMMGODS, Breaking ankles and egos, 2-3 July @ 7pm & 9pm
Taking their name from 90s NBA star 'God Shammgod', famous for his footwork and dribbling skills, Shammgods involves three performers attempting to become gods on stage, only to butt up against the reality of their limitations and find unexpected means of transcending them.
INTRODUCING AUNTY JUDE, The unseen middle age, 9 - 10 July @ 7pm & 9pm
SEAM WORXX, A double bill of new worxx, 16-17 July @ 8pm
Wigs are being fluffed and Vaseline is slathered on to the lens to bring you the trials and tribulations of the most famous soap opera family you haven’t met yet // Can Australia’s gayest bushranger zombie from 1880 help a coven of lesbians find their place within Sydney’s gay elite?
Learn more about the program of Flying Nun by Brand X, Season 6 (UN) See This here.
Partners and Supporters: Create NSW, City of Sydney and the Griffin Theatre Company.
Brand X provides subsidised workspace and creative development programs alongside facilities for hire where artists can traverse the entire creative process from development to presentation. We maintain a charter that is relevant and responsive to the Independent Arts sector dealing specifically with arts-practice sustainability, skills development and capacity building.
The Flying Nun by Brand X is a COVID-Safe event.
Brand X considers the health and safety of its artists, staff, hirers and their guest our highest priority. A copy of our COVID-19 Safety Plan is located in our venues. We recommend all users to have downloaded the government’s COVIDSafe app and to not switch off their devises while in the venue but consider “flight mode” with Bluetooth activated.
It is important that you follow these instructions to ensure everyone is safe at our venues and that we can keep our doors open.
Read more about how you can Stay Safe At Brand X here.