THEME: THE ART OF RISKTAKING
Thursday, November 15 the Generation Women team bring you six fabulous stories to the theme, ‘The Art of Risktaking’ Six women. Six generations. Six stories.
Generation Women is a unique storytelling evening that brings together women, from a plethora of backgrounds, professions and ages. It celebrates and amplifies women’s voices and creativity. Each month, six women of note read an original piece on a theme. Of those women, one is in her 20s, her 30s, her 40s, her 50s, her 60s, and her 70s+. Our diverse line-ups will make you laugh and cry.
The Generation Women Sydney team guarantee a hilarious, warm alternative to your week night out. So join us for a joyous evening of wicked comedy and raw honesty. Hosted by Dr Elaine Laforteza.
Team 20s: Moreblessing Maturure is a Zimbabwean/Australian inter-disciplinary artist, activist and Creative Director of FOLK Magazine. She has written, directed, produced and performed for stage and film including, Playwriting Australia, Australian Theatre for Young People, and the Sydney Theatre Company (STC). She is currently developing a play with the STC and a dramedy series, ‘Afrosistahs’ (2018) with the Information and Cultural Exchange.
Sharing Team 20s: Ellie Hewitt works in digital media strategy for the ABC, using data to help plan audience journeys to discover content. Working primarily across Facebook and Google ads, she has worked on campaigns for Triple J and popular programs such as, War on Waste, Mystery Road and Gruen. Ellie is passionate about women in business and has a side hustle hosting a weekly pub trivia night.
Team 30s: Anna Kochetkova is a Russian born Aussie, social media strategist and a Good Social Ambassador. She has been helping women grow and scale their businesses using Facebook Ads and social media for the last 10 years. Anna wants to shift the way we use social media to help businesses making a difference, cut through the market.
Team 40s: Dr. Jane Chi Hyun Park is a senior lecturer in the Department of Gender and Cultural Studies at the University of Sydney. She works in Asian and Asian diasporic film and media and cultural studies. She is second-generation Korean American, grew up in the Bible Belt, was educated on the East and West coasts, and moved to Sydney in 2008.
Team 50s: Dee Smart is an internationally acclaimed painter and actor. She is an Archibald finalist for her work: ’The Mayor of Bondi’ (2017) and ’Lunch in the Outback’ (2018). One of her biggest risks was leaving Adelaide at 16, to pursue a dancing career at the Victorian College of the Arts Ballet school. Her career kicked off after starring in ‘Home and Away’ (1991). She is best known for her role in ‘Water Rats’ (2001) and recently, ‘Hacksaw Ridge’ (2018) directed by Mel Gibson.
Team 60s: Sue Woolfe is an internationally acclaimed, multi- award winning author of four novels: Painted Woman (1989), Leaning Towards Infinity (1996), The Secret Cure (2003), The Oldest Song in the World (2012) and her latest collection of short stories, Do You Love Me or Not? (2017). She is a bookworm, a sleuther of neuroscience and Researcher in Creativity. Sue teaches her findings to her students at NIDA and at international writing retreats.
This month Generation Women are donating to the admirable work of ‘CAMFED’. This non-for-profit organisation supports the primary and secondary education of girls in some of the poorest parts of Africa. Their innovative education programs focus on the transformative process of female leadership. CAMFED have supported the education of over 2.6 million girls and benefited 5 million children with improved learning environments.
Concession tickets and Giant Dwarf member tickets available.
Courtyard bar opens at 6:00pm, before the show starts at 7:00pm. Pop in before the show for a drink and a mingle!
Giant Dwarf is a licensed venue. Anyone under 18 years must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.