A THEATRE NORTH FRINGE AT THE EARL EVENT – PRESENTED BY THEATRE NORTH AT THE PRINCESS DURING THE TASMANIAN INTERNATIONAL ARTS FESTIVAL
Jimmy is trying to quit romance, cold turkey, so he’s joined the Romance-aholics Anonymous group. Since his break-up, he’s been trying to prove that he’s “Great! Fine! Never been better!” His secret comfort is cheesy old black and white romance films – but don’t tell his radical friends…
An exposing, funny and tender look at relationships, the bold visions we have and our often hilarious struggles to live up to them. Run-ins with the anti-monogamy police about jealousy, online dating mishaps and figuring out whether to throw out or reinvent mainstream relationship ideals all combine in a smart, fast-paced take on dating in an age of social media and technology.
This accessible piece of theatre features visually stunning, highly interactive projections and sound. Sunny Drake is thrilled to bring this international hit back home for its Australian premiere.
Australian born award-winning queer and trans writer, performer & producer Sunny Drake has toured his internationally acclaimed one man shows across Europe, the USA, Canada, Puerto Rico & Australia. He has performed in theatres, international festivals, living-rooms, streets, work places, deserts, schools, universities, basements, backyards & conferences.
He won the Arts Professional Award in 2014 at SummerWorks, Canada’s largest juried performance festival, as well as being named by NOW Magazine (Toronto) for “Outstanding Performance” and “Outstanding Design”. Festival highlights include: San Francisco International Arts Festival (2010), North American Cultural Laboratory (NACL) Festival (New York, 2010), three shows in the USA National Queer Arts Festival (2008, 2010, 2012), plus numerous Australian festivals including New Mardi Gras (2009 & 2010), Midsumma (2010), Metro Arts Independents 2012, the Brisbane Festivals UNDER THE RADAR (2009) and Feast (Adelaide 2009 & 2010).
Now a resident of Canada based in Toronto, Sunny was born and grown on Indigenous Jaggera-Turrabul land (Brisbane, Australia) and comes from English and Irish ancestry. His blog, which mixes personal story with queer and trans* politics, has over 70,000 readers annually.