Following its hugely successful debut in 2016, Festival Fatale will return to the gorgeous Eternity Playhouse. This biennial event is projected to be filled to the rafters with some of the most innovative, relevant, and spirited theatre in Sydney. The productions are created by women, for everyone. Festival Fatale is just one part of a greater pushback that is occurring against the pattern of older men holding the most important creative roles in theatre. The extraordinary lineup has been curated based on creative merit, diversity, and gender parity. The overall goal is to daringly showcase the talents and diversity of women in this city.
The result, promises general manager and executive producer Tara Clark, is an incredibly unique production.
“The festival is special in that there is absolutely nothing else like it. Never have we had a festival of women’s voices, particularly in the theatre industry, because gender parity has been a really big issue in theatre and screen over the past couple of years.”
Gender parity concerns the relative equality in numbers of men and women in almost any environment, but especially in education or employment opportunities. Although a perfect fifty-fifty is idealistic, it is always important to shoot for. Festival Fatale is an attempt to combat the lack of concern for gender parity in theatre. The result, says Tara Clark, is “a real celebration” in which “audiences will see what they’re not going to see anywhere else.”
Be sure not to miss this opportunity to support the women of Sydney, but most of all, see unforgettable theatre at Festival Fatale.
Oct 27. Eternity Playhouse, 39 Burton St, Darlinghurst. $22-$99+b.f. Tickets & Info: www.witsfestivalfatale.com
By Will Fournier