Our Must See Queer Festival Favourites
We've put together a list of four incredible events that celebrate queer stories coming to Perth Festival 2021.
Travel with Nadine, as her life is unexpectedly flipped. After returning to her beachside home and the family she had abandoned, Nadine realizes that she has returned to the chaos of split oceans.
Nadine must face reality and navigate her ex-husbands anger at her departure and learn to accept and support her new son Caleb, and his desire to medically affirm his gender.
This evocative new work brings together a multi-faceted WA creative team from different backgrounds that identify with and support the trans and queer community.
Wed 17 – Sat 27 at PICA Performance Space, from $25-$45
Supernova takes the audience on the heartfelt journey of Sam and Tusker, as their love of 20 years is put to the test.
Following Tusker’s diagnosis with a debilitating illness, the couple is forced to confront the grave reality of their situation and look at what the future may holds.
Awe-inspiring and challenging, their tender exploration of love is a must see!
Mon 25 – Sun 31 Jan at Lotterywest Films, Somerville Auditorium, from $10 - $19
'One of the most touching and hilarious Irish films.' Irish Independent
Dating Amber is a love letter to all those kids who grew up in a small town and needed to escape in order to be themselves. The two charming leads shine in a coming out and coming-of-age comedy crafted with style, salty, laugh-out-loud wit and emotional honesty.
In a small country town in 1990’s Ireland, anxious Eddie and his more assured schoolmate Amber decide to stage a relationship to stop everyone speculating about their sexuality. Their ‘ideal’ arrangement begins to fall apart, forcing Eddie deeper into denial as Amber realises that a perilous future awaits Eddie unless she intervenes.
Mon 8 – Sun 14 Feb at Lotterywest Films, from $10 – $19
The Sum of Us
Love is always challenging, but when your father is up in your business, love might be impossible to find. Join widower Harry and his son Jeff, tell a tale of a strong family bond, ageing, queerness and the dance we all do when searching from love.
Love may be hard to define, but through dance, we can mentally stimulate our minds to explore the truth of love.
The Sum of Us is performed by an Australian First Nations cast and the story remains as relevant today as it was 30 years ago.
Thu 18 – Sun 28 Feb at Subiaco Arts Centre, from $20 - $59
Set in the vibrant dance world of the port city of Valparaíso in Chile, the passionate young dancer Ema and her choreographer husband are reeling after returning their adopted son back to child services. The couple’s agonising decision spins the marriage into chaos, but the guilt-ridden Ema embarks on an odyssey of passionate freedom.
A kaleidoscope of vivid art, liberation and desire, EMA is guaranteed to sweep you off your feet.
Mon 1 – Sun 7 Feb at Lotterywest Films, from $10 – $19
Written by Zahra Al Hilaly, Arts Management Trainee