Hailing from the streets of Frankston, Chase is the itch you can’t scratch.

Compelling, repelling, and disarmingly funny, join her as she sifts through the weeds of modern culture with a handy cam and her 33 YouTube subscribers for company. If only Chase understood half of what she helps others discover.

Carly Sheppard has been developing and performing the character of Chase for nearly a decade and has continued to develop its persona through different independent performances over the years. In 2019, she was the recipient of a Green Room Award for Best Production In Experimental Theatre for Crackers N Dip With Chase N Toey.

Though the character has evolved from a skit to a one-woman show, Chase’s role as a mirror back to Australia remains appropriate—due in large part to Chase’s constant inappropriateness. But therein lies her power to spark conversations about race and class.

Combining Carly’s unique comedic skill and political awareness—and with the assistance of projected visuals,  she invites her audience into the juxtaposed digital and physical world as she confronts us to consider how we continue to benefit from colonialism.

October 13 – 17

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Image: Gregory Lorrenzutti

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