Creative Dialogues: Women in Theatre and Performance


Tuesday 22 November 2016
Kurtosh Cafe, 6 Globe Lane Wollongong

Adelphi is an all-female contemporary performance collective celebrating sisterhood throughout all ages and stages of life. Exploring the rich cultural heritage of our diverse communities, we use performance to amplify the voices and stories of contemporary women’s lives.

Featuring Georgia Broderick, Cheryn Frost, Catherine McNamara and Louisa Raft

The Adelphi Experiment is an opportunity to engage in a discussion about strategies to increase the visibility and participation of women in all aspects of theatre and performance. Adelphi will present a short rehearsed reading of a play by local writer and University of Wollongong lecturer, Catherine McKinnon, followed by an informal discussion and the opportunity to develop and strengthen the networks of Wollongong creative women.

Join us if you’d like to share your experiences as a performer, writer, technician, director, producer or audience member, or if you’d like talk about strategies to promote women’s creative work (of all kinds) in the Illawarra region.  We’ll also talk about diversity more broadly, because we can’t talk about representation of women without also acknowledging others who are also under-represented in the arts and whose stories, voices, bodies and contributions are not seen or heard.

We will also hear from special invited guests:

Professor Sarah Miller, Head of School of the Arts, English and Media, University of Wollongong, co-author of the Australia Council report Women in Theatre (2012)

Katie Winten and Isabelle Hore-Thorburn, co-founders of the online networking platform Women in the Arts

Donna Waters, PhD candidate in Creative Writing, University of Wollongong

Anne-Louise Rentell, independent theatre-maker, creative producer and arts consultant. Anne-Louise brings a wealth of local experience, including 12 years as Producer of the Vault Cabaret, and six years of collaboration with the Disability Trust’s Altogether Drama Group.

We’ll also hear some music from Leo and be entertained by circus performer Neisha Murphy.

Moving Mountains GalleryAnd to round out a wonderful night, please visit Moving Mountains Gallery, Shop 7 Globe Lane, next door to Kurtosh Cafe either before or after The Adelphi Experiment to see Emma Burrows‘ exhibition, The Impermanence of Things.

Emma Burrows - The Impermanence of Things

With special thanks to Nicci Bedson at Moving Mountains for extending the gallery’s opening time for this final day of Emma’s exhibition in support of The Adelphi Experiment.


The Adelphi Experiment is presented in conjunction with Wollongong City Council Cultural Services through the Creative Dialogues program.

For more information please contact Louisa Raft via email.


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