Generation Women 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, cry, and think. Generation Women is a unique, intimate literary salon that brings together women of all ages.
NEXT SHOW: November 21st 2019
THEME: End of an Era
As the end of the year gets closer, we’ve invited our performers to reflect on chapters of their life that have come to an end. It might be a literal ending linked to a job or relationship or it might be a story about ending bad habits or personality traits. This month we want to know how a chosen ending has shaped our storytellers and made them the women they are today.
Team 20s: Kathryn Thomas is a comedian, writer, actor and director. Kathryn has appeared on SBS VICELAND, Saturday Night Rove and is a 2019 RAW Comedy National Finalist. Kathryn’s quick and awkward humour has had her described as “the most exciting new comic on the scene”.
Team 30s: Stephanie Di Giacomo is an actor and writer whose debut solo show, a self written one woman play, titled ‘NINETEEN, TWENTY-NINE’ premiered at this year’s Sydney Fringe Festival. Her outstanding work was met with rave reviews and received festival recognition in nomination for the NIDA Emerging Artist Award.
Team 40s: Kylie Jackes is a personal trainer and health and fitness coach with 17 years experience transforming bodies, including her own transformation to step on stage in body building competitions. Kylie created Urban Warriors with her partner of 13yrs, Shelley Gorman Oly. Together they empower women to live their best life.
Team 50s: Nareen Young is an Industry Professor at UTS Jumbunna Institute. She has spent twenty years in employment diversity leadership positions and has been recognised for this work many times. She is now privileged to be working exclusively in Indigenous employment diversity, and is influenced in this regard by her Indigenous/culturally diverse heritages.
Team 60s: Aviva Shebá. Traveller, polyglot, innovator of vocal dance, performative memoirist extraordinaire, Aviva has rocketed audiences in and out of mind-body wars, arts’ scenes, and beyond. In Wollongong, March 2020, she’ll celebrate fifty years since entertaining the troops in Vietnam with her hilarious new show, Apuckerlips Now.
Team 70s: Lynette Usher ran wild in the bush as a child with her six young siblings, swam is the dams with their pet kangaroos, pet emu, farm dogs, a cat or two, an occasional goanna or snake and leaches hiding in the muddy edge, ready to ‘jump’. .These early experiences, along with being an Early Childhood Teacher, (one of many careers) helped Lynette create stories for three to seven year olds, soon to be on ‘live media’. Lynette is grateful to Raj Singh, one of her many beloved sons who was her inspiration to create her stories and gave GREAT support while he was developing his own successful cinematography career.
HOSTED BY: Alice Brennan
Courtyard bar opens at 6pm for a 7pm start. Pop in before the show for a drink and a mingle!
This event will be supported with food options provided by Two Good. For every meal purchased, Two Good gives an identical one to a local women’s refuge for domestic violence survivors.
Giant Dwarf is a licensed venue. Anyone under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.