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  • Quiche Lorraine, Richie Lestrange, Christina Draguilera by Nick Bleeker
  • Christina Draguilera by Nick Bleeker

Free

Tragic Trivia

Presented by Brisbane Powerhouse

The pages of Queer History Books are mighty colorful, so study up! It’s time to test your knowledge.

Tragic Trivia mashes the shameless glitz of an underground drag night with your favourite TV game show, and tonight, the category is Queer History!

The glitter beards will be sparkling and the wigs glued on tight, so strap in and join Brisbane’s Quiche Loraine, Richie LeStrange and Christina Draguilera as they stomp the stage and lip-sync the house down to take you through the highs and lows of our history.

Wrangle a team or play with strangers and make new friends! Laugh and celebrate with us, because no matter who you are, it’s time to dust up on your divas and revise those revolutions! Exciting prizes definitely await, possibly even a little learning – and a night of banterous, trashy, tragic hilarity is guaranteed!

Reviews

Queer History is quite often tragic – but never trivial. With the permission of our colourful history, we’re here to celebrate where we’ve come from and where we’re going with all the hopelessly glitzy grandeur you’ve come to expect from a team of drag queens.

Daniel Gough

We want to bring together queer society, but do-away with the rules and standards! Being queer has no rules - nor should drag.

Daniel Gough

Historically, Drag Queens are the story-tellers and the history-keepers. Tragic Trivia wants to continue that tradition and bring the community together to celebrate who we are and where we've come from.

Daniel Gough

More Info

Quiche Loraine: Daniel Gough
Richie LeStrange: Sampson Smith
Christina Draguilera: Adam Sleeman
Stage Manager: Jameson Gilders

Daniel Gough: Quiche Loraine

Daniel Gough is a performance maker whose work is immersive, audience-responsive and site-responsive. He is the artistic director of The SUI Ensemble and has lead or co-lead the creative process on three of their major works (for Anywhere Festival, Melbourne Fringe Festival). Recent credits include Director (4.48 Psychosis, Vena Cava), Associate Artist (HAIR by Melina Wightman, The View From Here at Metro Arts), Producer (White Rabbit, Red Rabbit, Independent Production). Daniel is consistently seeking opportunities to make new work that has agency and urgency, using performance as a tool to conjure social and cultural mobility and encourage audiences to understand themselves.

Adam Sleeman: Christina Draguilera

Adam Sleeman is a performer and collaborative practitioner who uses more than 10 years of experience in hair-dressing, fashion and drag to interrogate notions of selfhood, identity, gender and sexuality. His most recent credits have included a major performance role in 4.48 Psychosis (2017, Vena Cava) and as a facilitator of community development workshops in Papua New Guinea. Adam has recently joined forces with The SUI Ensemble on their most recent project, Hot Cult (2017, Anywhere Theatre Festival) and will be joining the company on their development of Stonewall as a creative collaborator and community liaison. Adam is always seeking opportunities to develop form-challenging, immersive work that promote community development, especially within queer society and culture.

Sampson Smith: Richie LeStrange

Sampson Smith is a theatre maker, director, performer and producer whose practice spans traditional and contemporary forms. As the Co-Artistic Director of Brisbane based company The SUI Ensemble, Sampson directed the award winning AWFUL/BIG ADVENTURE (2016, Anywhere Theatre Festival), as well as collaborated and performed in The Reality Event (2015) and Hot Cult (2017). As a founding member of the comedy trio, The Architects of Sound, she has toured her work nationally at Brisbane Festival (2016), Perth Fringe World (2017), Melbourne International Comedy Festival (2017) and Melbourne Fringe Festival (2015-16). Sampson’s work continues to find unique and playful ways to tell stories and reach communities.

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.

Get the most out of your visit

See an exhibition
See the world for free with awe-inspiring visual art from just about everywhere. Make sure you don’t miss anything – explore all of the foyers on the main and bottom floors. See what's on.

Explore New Farm Park
Brisbane Powerhouse is located next to the beautiful New Farm Park, one of Brisbane’s most popular and much loved recreational facilities. Pack a picnic, smell the roses in the garden, play a game of tennis, let the kids loose in the playground, enjoy a coffee, or just sit back and take in the sunshine.

Accommodation
Brisbane Powerhouse recommends The JohnsonTryp Hotel, and Sofitel Brisbane