I'M WITH HER
From bartenders and Prime Ministers, to world champion athletes and nuns – I’m With Her tells the story they all share.
Darlinghurst Theatre Company presents the Australian premiere of the landmark production – II’m With Her . Directed by Victoria Midwinter Pitt, I’m With Her is a compelling collection of real-life stories from remarkable Australian women. From bartenders and Prime Ministers, to world champion athletes and nuns, these are stories of resilience and resistance in the age of #MeToo and #Time’sUp.
Darlinghurst Theatre Co has announced the involvement of nine outstanding women, whose stories have never-before-been told on the Australian stage. They include:
· Dr Anne Aly, Counter Terrorism Expert and Labor MP
· Julie Bates AO, Safe Sex Educator and Sex Worker
· Dr. Marion Blackwell, Environmental Scientist
· Pam Burridge, World champion surfer
· The Hon Julia Gillard, Australia’s first female Prime Minister
· Nikki Keating, Bartender and sexual harassment campaigner
· Professor Marcia Langton AM, Foundation Chair of Australian Indigenous Studies, University of Melbourne
· Sister Patricia Madigan, Catholic Nun
· Erin Phillips, AFL Champion footballer
From small, quiet acts of resistance to very public triumphs, these remarkable women share the guile, the wit, and their acute emotional intelligence to offer an inspiring and powerful reminder that resistance is in all of us and the possibility of change is here.
With women ranging from their 20s to their 90s, each of the nine stories is extraordinary and personal, yet fundamentally the same – a story of talent and intelligence meeting outrageous obstacles. Featuring contributions by slam poet Arielle Cottingham, Playwright Michele Lee, Lady Sings it Better Writers Maeve Marsden & Libby Wood, and Comedian Jordan Raskopoulos, I’m With Her finds the golden thread in the horror stories to capture the ingenious and darkly funny ways women have outlasted, outwitted and outmuscled the patriarchy.
Five leading actors have come together to take on the enormous privilege of bringing these tales to the stage, including, Gabrielle Chan (Golden Shield, MTC, Hungry Ghosts – SBS, Jasper Jones Feature Film), Shakira Clanton (The Weekend – Moogahlin and Sydney Festival, Barbara and the Camp Dogs - QT and Belvoir, The Long Forgotten Dream – STC), Lynette Curran (Wentworth, All Saints), Sheridan Harbridge (Prima Facie – QT and Griffin) and Emily Havea (Wentworth, Grounded – NTOP, Caroline or Change – Hayes Theatre Co.).
I’m With Her opens at Darlinghurst Theatre Company on 9 November 2019.
Tickets on sale now on-line or call (02) 8356 9987