Geelong Arts Centre hosts one-woman play

February 7, 2024 BY

One-woman show Overflow hit the stage at the Geelong Ats Centre. Photos: ROBERT CATTO

Overflow is taking the stage at the Geelong Arts Centre with a history-making one-woman play.

The Darlinghurst Theatre Company will bring their performance to the stage from February 8-10.

The performance will be Australia’s first ever theatre production crafted by an all trans and gender-non-conforming cast and creative, bringing trans experiences into the spotlight.

The one-woman play is written by Travis Alabanza (Burgerz), an internationally acclaimed writer and leading trans voice, sharing a story about sisterhood and public toilets.

Overflow is led by Thea Raveneau (Rosie), who gives a tour of women’s bathrooms, questioning who’s allowed in and who isn’t.

The 70-minute performance focuses on complex conversations about overlooked trans women in the feminist movement and wider society.

Overflow is led by Thea Raveneau, who plays Rosie.

Geelong Arts Centre chief executive officer and creative director Joel McGuinness said Geelong Arts Centre was a beacon of inclusion, fostering safe spaces for LGBTQIA+ and gender-diverse communities.

“By embracing diverse narratives, we send a powerful message that art transcends boundaries, celebrating the beauty of every unique story in a welcoming and affirming environment that breeds creativity,” he said.

Geelong Arts Centre head of programming Penny McCabe said the centre was committed to showcasing diverse stories in its programming.

“Through celebrating diverse narratives, we aim to reflect the spectrum of human experiences, fostering empathy, understanding and connection among our audiences,” she said.

Overflow comes to Geelong following highly praised performances at the Sydney Festival 2024 and the Midsumma Festival at Arts Centre Melbourne.

Bookings can be made online at geelongartscentre.org.au or by phoning the box office on 1300 251 200.