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WED 03–SAT 06 FEBRUARY, 2016


Presented by Brisbane Powerhouse

Hotly political and deeply personal, Gaybies shares the intimate real-life stories of children from same-sex parents, surrogate mums, donor dads, co-parents and guardians.

Directed by Kris Stewart (Brisbane Powerhouse Artistic Director) and written by Dean Bryant, you’ll see a cast of local performers and community members bring to life this funny, charming, heart-warming and inspiring show. This is for everyone who cares for our greatest asset: children.

We are thrilled to announce the amazing cast for Gaybies:

Barbara Lowing, Actor
Bec Zanetti, Actor
Blair Martin, Queer Commentator, 4zzz
Brad Rush, The Arts Centre Gold Coast
Brittany Francis, Actor
Christopher Wayne, Celebrity Magician
David Berthold, Brisbane Festival Artistic Director
Emily Gilhome, Actor
Gordon Hamilton, Artistic Director Australian Voices
Kurt Phelan, Actor
Libby Anstis, Brisbane Powerhouse Board Member
Lizzie Moore, Actor & Cabaret Star
Margi Brown Ash, Actor & Mental Health Advocate
Pam Barker, Gay & Lesbian Business Network
Pat O’Neil, Labor Candidate for Brisbane
Rebecca McIntosh, Sex TV Host & Personality
Xanthe Coward, Journalist

This event is part of MELT: A Celebration of Queer Arts and Culture 2016.


Gaybies plays with a bold political premise and has an honest, ingenious sense of smart theatre.


…terrifically funny and swift theatre.


About the Show


Written by Dean Bryant
Directed by Kris Stewart

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