Gasworks Arts Park has been the south side hub for Midsumma Festival and a summer destination for high quality theatre, provocative art and fun nights out with friends for more than 11 years. Midsumma at Gasworks is characterised by a diverse and inclusive program spanning visual art, drama, comedy, circus and performance art.
In 2020, Gasworks is proud to announce one of their largest selection of performances yet!
Here is just a sample. For more info head to http://www.gasworks.org.au/
You & I
Wed 22 Jan – Sat 25 Jan
International award-winning company and festival favourites Casus Circus come to Melbourne for a Midsumma exclusive season of their most daring and intimate work You & I. An empowering hour of skill celebrating identity and the loving relationship between two men using high level acrobatics, magical trapeze and dance.
This unashamedly authentic journey reveals a fresh narrative where gay stories are not consumed by tragedy but filled with conviction and acceptance.
Tue 28 Jan
A reading of a new work by the 2019 Playtime Award winner
Tim’s a cub from the country, whereas Mike is an outer-suburbs otter. The bear from the bush is called Chris. And Oscar? A wolf, from the wealthy inner-east. Over the years, beginning as a couple and two friends, these four gay men criss-cross lives, drifting from Melbourne to New York, London & Singapore; from saunas, to drag shows, to beats & doofs. But what are they looking for and why is the sex so important?
Queer Playwriting Award Showcase
Tue 28 Jan
Join us for a night of queer-focused theatre featuring fresh 15 minute excerpts from finalists: Butterfly Kicks by Jamila Main, Gravity by Bradford Elmore, Home Fires Burning by Maeve Marsden and New Wave by Margot Morales Tanjutco. Experience new work, engage with new playwriting talent and have your say in the 2020 Award selection.
When The Light Leaves
Wed 29 Jan – Sat 1 Feb
With access to assisted dying now legal, everyone has an opinion about how you live and die. When The Light Leaves explores how people navigate the reality of death and reconcile their grief, leaving audiences to decide for themselves how they would want to go.
Tue 21 Jan – Sat 25 Jan
Bette Davis was one of the most iconic and gifted actors of the 20th Century. Davis fought hard all her life, had four husbands, two Oscars and a reputation as the biggest bitch in Hollywood. Queen Bette tells the whole story.