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Political Badassery with Van Badham

3 August @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm


Van Badham is an award winning Australian playwright renowned for incisive and original work that goes to the heart of contemporary life and politics. In Australia her work has been commissioned and presented by companies including MTC, Malthouse, Griffin, Merrigong and Hothouse theatre companies. Internationally, her work has been staged at six Edinburgh Festivals, in London at venues including the Royal Court Theatre, the Bush and the Battersea Arts Centre also in many other countries. Van comes to The Blue Room Theatre days after the premiere of her new play Banging Denmark at Sydney Theatre Company.

Here, she will lead a workshop for Perth artists in theatre-making badassery and, for the final night of Winter Nights, is joined on stage in conversation with academic and artist Dr Renee Newman. Their conversation will explore the playwright as political activist and public intellectual, art in a time of political anxiety and Van’s public activism around feminism and social justice. Come and get to know the playwright labelled by one fellow Q&A panellist as the “Red Queen”, a title she has adopted with relish …

For more information and to purchase a ticket, please visit The Blue Room’s website, where you can also download a brochure about other performances scheduled as part of The Blue Room’s Winter Nights 2019 program.


3 August
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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The Blue Room Theatre
53 James Street
Northbridge, WA 6000 Australia
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