MARDI GRAS | Queerstories records out west at Parramatta

The popular LGBTQ podcast Queerstories will be recorded at Parramatta’s Riverside  Theatres on Saturday, February 9, at 8pm.

The night of hilarious and moving storytelling by various gays, lesbians, bisexuals, trans and queers will be recorded as an episode of the podcast, available at queerstories.com.au and on iTunes.

The Parramatta evening is part of the 2019 Sydney  Gay  and  Lesbian  Mardi  Gras.

Writer, producer and theatremaker Maeve Marsden will host the lineup of guests presenting unmissable queer stories with a Western Sydney twist.

The LGBTQ community has been sharing stories for centuries, creating its own histories, disrupting and reinventing conventional ideas about narrative, family and community.

MAEVE MARSDEN, host

“Expect the unexpected with tales from lives well lived to battles fought, pride, prejudice, love and humour,” the producers said.

The program focuses on community heroes including young playwright Charles  O’Grady, theatremaker and educator Felicity  Nicol, former co-chairman of Sydney Mardi Gras Brandon  Bear, trans rights activist Dibs  Barisic Sprem and local public servant and writer Steven  Lindsay Ross who also features in the Queerstories book published last year by Hachette.

I'm excited to bring the event back to Riverside for Mardi Gras, one of the biggest pride festivals in the world. Too often, Mardi Gras is focused on Oxford Street.

MAEVE MARSDEN, host

Bringing storytellers from all walks of life to the stage, Queerstories has proved itself an undeniable success for the past two years with regular sold-out events now held across Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne and regional towns.

Maeve Marsden. Picture: Janie Barrett

Maeve Marsden. Picture: Janie Barrett

“The LGBTQ community has been sharing stories for centuries, creating its own histories, disrupting and reinventing conventional ideas about narrative, family and community,” Maeve said.

“I’m excited to bring the event back to Riverside Theatres for Sydney Mardi Gras, one of the biggest pride festivals in the world. Too often, Mardi Gras events are focused around Oxford Street.

“Incredible LGBTQ arts and activism is happening in Western Sydney and I’m thrilled Queerstories can be part of it.”

Queerstories is Auslan interpreted.

Cost: $30 (adults), $25 (concessions), discounts for Riverside Theatres’ members. Plus service fees.

  • Details, bookings: box office, 8839 3399 or here.

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