Queerstories heads west this Mardi Gras

Riverside Queerstories Maeve MarsdenSydney’s favourite LGBTQI storytelling night heads west this month as Queerstories heads to Riverside Theatres for a special event as part of the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras’ 40th anniversary celebrations on Friday 9 February 2018.

Join host Maeve Marsden and an eclectic lineup of special guests including theatre-maker, Karen Therese; author, Peter Polites; activist, Mel Gardiner; filmmaker, Vonne Patiag; and Amar and Muhammad Ali from 2 Boys in Saris, for a night of queer stories, unexpected tales of lives well lived and battles fought, pride, prejudice, love and humour.

“Queerstories has been hugely popular and I think it’s because LGBTQI people are desperate to hear our own stories, to celebrate our lives and experiences,” says Marsden. “Riverside Theatres are committed to celebrating the diversity of their audience so Queerstories felt like a great fit and a fantastic opportunity to reach a new audience in Western Sydney.”

The LGBTQI community has been sharing stories for centuries, creating their own histories, disrupting and reinventing conventional ideas about narrative, family and community. In this special Western Sydney event, audiences can expect a funny, moving, surprising and engaging night out!

From its usual home in Redfern, Queerstories brings storytellers from all walks of life to the stage each month and has proved itself an undeniable success with sold-out shows for over a year. Winner of the Best Spoken Word Award at the 2016 Sydney Fringe, Queerstories is Auslan interpreted, and the stories are also shared via the popular podcast, Queerstories.

Queerstories
Lennox Theatre – Riverside Theatres, Corner Church and Market Streets, Parramatta
Performance: Friday 9 February 2018 – 8.00pm
Bookings: www.riversideparramatta.com.au

For more information, visit: www.maevemarsden.com for details.

Image: courtesy of Queerstories

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