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

When: March 10 2016

Where: Melbourne, Australia



<p>Celebrate International Women&rsquo;s Day 2016 with Melbourne Playback and special guests in an evening of storytelling, music and theatre.</p>

<p>This special one-night event&nbsp;intertwines theatre and discussion with an interactive Playback theatre performance and a Q&amp;A panel featuring prominent feminists:</p>

<p><span style="font-size:14px"><strong>CLEMENTINE FORD</strong></span> - <a href="/External.aspx?u=">writer, speaker and feminist thinker</a>. She is a columnist for Daily Life and a regular contributor to The Age and The Sydney Morning Herald.</p>

<p><span style="font-size:14px"><strong>CELESTE LIDDLE </strong></span>- an Arrente woman living in Melbourne, Celeste is the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Indigenous Organiser for the National Tertiary Education Union and a <a href="/External.aspx?u=">freelance opinion writer</a>, social commentator and public speaker.<br />
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<span style="font-size:14px"><strong>MELBA MARGINSON</strong></span> - the Executive Director of the state-wide advocacy body, <a href="/External.aspx?u=">Victorian Immigrant and Refugee Women&#39;s Coalition.</a></p>

<p><strong><span style="font-size:14px">JANE GILMORE</span></strong> - the Editor of <a href="/External.aspx?u=">Women&#39;s Agenda</a>, a publication for career-focused, aspirational women. Jane was the founding editor of The King&#39;s Tribune and a freelance writer for The Hoopla, Daily Life and many other publications.</p>

<p>The term &lsquo;feminist&rsquo; 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.</p>

<p>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&amp;A.</p>

<p>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....<strong><span style="font-size:14px">AN ALL FEMALE TEAM.</span></strong>&nbsp;</p>

<p>That&#39;s right, our panel, our MC, our facilitator, our musicians and our actors are all women. Happy International Women&#39;s Day indeed!</p>

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

<p>WHEN: Thursday 10 March, 7pm</p>

<p>WHERE: <a href="/External.aspx?u=">Howler, 7-11 Dawson St,&nbsp;Brunswick (opposite Brunswick Baths)</a></p>

<p>TICKETS: <a href="/External.aspx?u=;skin=4406&amp;ref=prom">via Moshtix&nbsp;$15 Concession / $20 Full</a></p>

<p><a href="/External.aspx?u=">MORE INFO</a></p>

<p><a href="/External.aspx?u=">What is playback theatre?</a></p>

<p><strong><em>&quot;..the ensemble operates like a well-oiled machine...the improvisation is terrifically skilled&quot;&nbsp;</em></strong><strong>- Cameron Woodhead, The Age</strong></p>

<p><strong><em>&quot;Melbourne Playback harnesses some strange magic to make the everyday so funny and touching. It&#39;s truly something to behold&quot;&nbsp;<br />
-&nbsp;</em>Rebecca Harkins-Cross, Sydney Morning Herald</strong></p>
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