Six storytellers. Six generations.
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Generation Women® creates space for intergenerational connection and community.
Winner Best Spoken Word at Sydney Fringe 2019 and featured in All About Women 2020 at the Sydney Opera House, Generation Women celebrates and amplifies female and non-binary voices. At our monthly live shows, six performers of note present an original piece on a theme. Of those, one is in their 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s, 60s, and 70s+.
This month, we ask our performers to turn their gaze to the site of so much female joy and anxiety: our bodies. The ever-changing relationship we have to the vessels we move through life in is fraught and fascinating, funny and fearless. The messages we get from society, the media, even our own friends and family can be mixed and honestly, a mind f*ck. We invited our courageous storytellers to tell us a story about their body— their challenges or their triumphs. The way it’s brought them pain, or the pitter-patter of tiny feet, or better yet pleasure.
Date: Wednesday 30 March 7:00pm-9:00pm AEDT (Doors open 6:30pm)
Theme: Flesh & Bones: Stories about the female body
Pricing: Member $25 | Non-member $35 (plus GST and service fees)
Team 20s: Ashley Apap. Fuelled by earnestness and gas, writer/comedian Ashley Apap can't help but let out her feelings (and farts). Catch her debut solo show Ouch! at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival 2022 for an energetic, honest hour of standup, sketch comedy, storytelling and song.
Team 30s: Armita Aban came to Australia from Iran six years ago. She works as a social worker helping immigrant and refugee people settling in Australia. In her spare time she is a photographer and video producer. Armita loves reading, listening to music from around the world and being lazy sometimes and doing nothing.
Team 40s: Sevim Dogan Ozkan is a storyteller, photographer, writer, passionate foodie, and more importantly a lifetime learner. Born in Turkey, she travelled the world with the ambition to find a new home before settling in Australia in 2002.
Team 50s: Stasia Raft is Founder and Creative Director of award-winning Raft Studio. Stasia is described as one of the most magnetic personalities in the business who has produced work for organisations such as the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, Myer, Nab and TAC. Raft Studio has been in business for over twenty years with Stasia naming raising a family as one of her knockout milestones along the way.
Team 60s: Tricia Malowney OAM is the Chief Accessibility Advocate for the Victorian Department of Transport. She provides an advocacy consultancy to government and non-government agencies. Tricia is a senior member of the Disability Leadership Institute and works to bring a gender lens to the Disability Sector and a disability lens to mainstream services.
Team 70s: Sylvie Leber has worked in education, science, community, media, the performing and visual arts, most notably in the music industry. She's a human rights activist involved in setting up Victoria's first rape crisis centre, the Women's Theatre Group and RRR's Give Men-a-Pause show. Her song 'Intoxicated' is on the Brazen Hussies doco soundtrack.