JURASSIC LOUNGE: Acts of Kindness and Other Stories
Tuesday 20 September at 8:30pm
Jurassic Lounge Theatrette, Australian Museum, Sydney
over 18 event, $15 entry fee (includes one free drink)
Book tickets online and join the express entry queue on arrival
In response to Michael Landy's Acts of Kindness project, Kaldor Public Art Projects has commissioned artist and curator Eddie Sharp to gather seven of Sydney's most exciting young actors, writers, comedians and broadcasters for a night of short, heartfelt and true stories.
In seven minute vignettes, Tom Ballard, Vanessa Berry, Charlie Garber, Elmo Keep, Zoe Norton Lodge, Sarah Rodigari and Toby Schmitz reveal their own stories of therapy, beggars, buskers and Christian missionaries - of those who need help, those who seem beyond it and of fleeting moments of genuine kindness.
Kaldor Public Art Projects' Education Programs are proudly supported by the CAL Cultural Fund.
Eddie Sharp is a curator, writer and performer. He is the founder and co-director of The Imperial Panda Festival, Erotic Fan Fiction readings and a curator for the State Library and the Surry Hills Library Late Night Library program. He has also directed the contemporary theatre productions The Mad Max Remix and Some Film Museums I Have Known.
Tom Ballard is a professional comedian. He co-hosts the breakfast show on Triple J and he has worn makeup and shouted things on The 7PM Project, Spicks'n'Specks, Good News Week and Can Of Worms.
Vanessa Berry is a one of Australia's best known zine makers. Stories from her zines have been collected in the book Strawberry Hills forever, and her zines have been exhibited at the MCA and other galleries. Her current project is Biblioburbia a blog that documents her travels around Sydney's libraries.
Charlie Garber is a Sydney based actor and one third of dance collective Pig Island. He is appearing in As You Like It at Belvoir Street Theatre throughout December.
Elmo Keep is a Sydney based writer who featured on ABC1's Hungry Beast program. She contributes to Meanjin, The Awl, The Big Issue and others.
Zoe Norton Lodge is a short story writer whose publishing credits include the UTS Writers' Anthology, Seizure Magazine, The Penguin Plays Rough Book of Short Stories and Going Down Swinging. She is currently co-ordinating the National Young Writers' Festival.
Sarah Rodigari's work has been supported both nationally and internationally at Performance Space, Arts House, Melbourne International Arts Festival (Australia), South Project (Yogyakarta), The National Review of Live Art (UK) and Anti-Contemporary Arts Festival (Finland). Sarah contributes to Runway Magazine, Realtime and Live Art List Australia and has recently presented the paper A Calm Centre in the Heart of Chaos at the symposium Open Engagement in Portland (USA).
Toby Schmitz started his career in stand-up comedy in Perth has now acts writes for stage, television and film ((Ruben Guthrie and Griff The Invisible) and directs theatre.