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Theatre

Share My Blankets

Presented by PRESENTED BY TILTED PROJECTS IN PARTNERSHIP WITH BRISBANE POWERHOUSE

Beneath these blankets, there are stories of human fluidity and validity to be uncovered.

Supported by a combination of live sound, Aly will guide you through the last 5-years of their life; coming into their queerness, processing sexual experiences – good and bad, and reclaiming their identity. Exploring concepts of sharing through moments of giving, grieving, receiving, and surrender, this work offers each of us permission to populate space in own our storytelling.

Set in and around scaled up versions of Aly’s Tumblr and other online posts, as well as images from their teenage years projected onto the walls, and supported by a combination of recorded and live sound effects and original live music, this work intends to take its audience on an experiential journey through and alongside Aly’s stories of coming into their queerness.

Journeying through moments of physical comfort and unease, darkness, light, and inviting a sense of community and play though children’s party games, this project explores both literal and metaphorical concepts of sharing space, time, and story.

CONTENT/TRIGGER WARNINGS:
Implied discussion of sexual abuse
Discussion of substance use
Coarse language
Sexual themes

Reviews

Share My Blankets is a colourful show about not fitting in and not giving a fuck. Aly invites us to feel passion and to feel anger but, mostly, just to feel alive. This show is pure joy

Keith Gow

There’s a sophistication in its simplicity as it echoes the machinations of a mind in crisis... Lorén is a magnetic stage presence whose raw honesty is both infectious and disarming. There’s passion here, craft here, and talent… Oodles of talent.

The Lowdown Under

More Info

Aly Lorén Writer / Performer
Aly is a 23-year-old queer-non-binary-femme-tomboy-dreamboat who likes her whiskey neat, her face glittered, and her kebabs after 3am. She has been playing music since she was a young’un, making her performance debut at 5 years old at a school piano recital. Originally from the Sunshine State™, Aly has been singing, writing and performing f’real since she was 16, starting with regular slots at the Uni-bar on Friday arvos playing for G&Ts. Aly’s unique performance style has captivated crowds nationwide and abroad. She is regarded for her electric stage presence, her multi-instrumental-ness, her love of reading, and her filthy, husky voice.

Dirk Hoult Director / Producer / Operator
In 2016, Dirk directed ONE IN SEVEN (La Mama), THE MAN OF MODE (Chapel Off Chapel), BUTCH MASTERS (Midsumma Festival), and completed his MA in Directing for Live Performance at VCA. He was co-creator/director of OPRAHFICATION (Australian tour & The New York Musical Theatre Festival), THE BRASS BEAR CABARET (2013) for the Melbourne Cabaret Festival, THE BUTCHER SHOP REVIEW (2012-14), DOWNSIDE-UP (2009); he was assistant director on COMPANY (2015), and THE LARAMIE PROJECT (2009). Dirk received a bachelor’s degree in Acting, from USQ in 2001; his performance credits reflect a spectrum of theatrical practices, in both main-stage and independent productions across Australia. Dirk’s new company ‘Tilted Projects’ is committed to developing obscured and deeply genuine queer stories into works that reflect our contemporary cultural landscape, and presenting these original works to local audiences. Their latest offering WE WERE THERE, explores a uniquely female perspective of the HIV & AIDS crisis through the eyes of Australian women; the mothers, sisters, wives, friends, volunteers, and medical professionals who were there, and also those living with the virus today. WE WERE THERE is funded by the Stonnington City Council and premieres as part of the 2018 Midsumma Festival. Dirk teaches acting at the Centrestage Performing Arts School, and also lectures in academic studies (Music Theatre) for VCA.

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About the Venue

Common Questions

How do I get to Brisbane Powerhouse?
See our Getting Here page.

Is parking available?
There is limited free-of-charge, all-day, on-site car parking at Brisbane Powerhouse. If you are travelling by car, please arrive early to secure a park. Additional free parking is available in New Farm Park accessible via our link road, which is opened after 5pm every day.

What time should I arrive?
It's best to arrive at least 30-40 minutes before the show start time to find a car park, pick up your tickets at box office and make your way to the venue. The doors of the venue will open approximately 10-15 minutes prior to show time.

Where do I pick up my tickets?
Tickets will be available for pick up from Box Office 60 minutes prior to show time.

Is there food and drink available

Brisbane Powerhouse has two on-site restaurants; Bar Alto and Watt Restaurant + Bar. More information can be found on our Eat + Drink page.

See more common questions and learn everything you need to know about your visit to Brisbane Powerhouse on our FAQ page.

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