The F-Word: Melbourne Playback Theatre and special guests including Clementine Ford

When: March 10 2016

Where: Melbourne, Australia



Celebrate International Women’s Day 2016 with Melbourne Playback and special guests in an evening of storytelling, music and theatre.

This special one-night event intertwines theatre and discussion with an interactive Playback theatre performance and a Q&A panel featuring prominent feminists:

CLEMENTINE FORD - writer, speaker and feminist thinker. She is a columnist for Daily Life and a regular contributor to The Age and The Sydney Morning Herald.

CELESTE LIDDLE - an Arrente woman living in Melbourne, Celeste is the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Indigenous Organiser for the National Tertiary Education Union and a freelance opinion writer, social commentator and public speaker.

MELBA MARGINSON - the Executive Director of the state-wide advocacy body, Victorian Immigrant and Refugee Women's Coalition.

JANE GILMORE - the Editor of Women's Agenda, a publication for career-focused, aspirational women. Jane was the founding editor of The King's Tribune and a freelance writer for The Hoopla, Daily Life and many other publications.

The term ‘feminist’ has evolved over the centuries and decades. In this special evening, we will explore the meaning of the word, its origins and the importance of the movement today.

The evening will begin by hearing from our panellists about their journey as feminists and what feminism means to them now, followed by an interactive Q&A.

After the panel we will launch the discussion from the mind, to the heart and the body in a unique playback performance with, for the first time in Melbourne Playback history....AN ALL FEMALE TEAM. 

That's right, our panel, our MC, our facilitator, our musicians and our actors are all women. Happy International Women's Day indeed!

You can choose to sit back, watch and enjoy or, if so inclined, you are invited to share a story of your own.

WHEN: Thursday 10 March, 7pm

WHERE: Howler, 7-11 Dawson St, Brunswick (opposite Brunswick Baths)

TICKETS: via Moshtix $15 Concession / $20 Full


What is playback theatre?

"..the ensemble operates like a well-oiled machine...the improvisation is terrifically skilled" - Cameron Woodhead, The Age

"Melbourne Playback harnesses some strange magic to make the everyday so funny and touching. It's truly something to behold" 
Rebecca Harkins-Cross, Sydney Morning Herald

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