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Frankie van Kan

A Body At Work
31 Oct-02 Nov
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ABOUT THE SHOW

Serial nudist, Frankie van Kan (AKA Frankie Valentine—Stripped Queer, Club Briefs, Baby Got Back, Seen & Heard Cabaret) achieves the improbable task of exposing more of herself than ever before, in this deeply intimate piece of confessional theatre. Dubbed “…A dynamite piece of theatre” by ArtsHub, A Body at Work, directed by theatre Alumni Maude Davey, is the tale of a queer woman’s sixteen years—and counting, in the sex industry.

Beginning in a strip club, with insightfully refreshing antics of strip club culture and the perceived power dynamics between workers and clients, Frankie unpacks her own whorephobia and the unravelling of boundaries. As she regales you with stories of the body as a commodity and navigating queerness in this honest, humorous and heartfelt journey Frankie asks the question—will they love me at my Madonna when they’ve relished me at my whore?

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ABOUT THE ARTIST

Frankie van Kan, aka Frankie Valentine, is an interdisciplinary queer artist working with live performance, costume, the written word and dance. Writer, sex worker and parent living in Naarm, she is devoted to spreading the gospel of pleasure through her work both onstage and off. Her practise explores the liberation of the female body, sex/uality, and queerness.

Her debut solo show, A Body at Work, directed by Maude Davey, recently completed a season at La Mama theatre and Adelaide fringe to rave reviews. Performance highlights include working with Briefs and the award winning Seen and Heard cabaret, starring in and co-producing Baby Got Back and currently producing Stripped Queers. She has performed all over Australia and Europe including Paris Burlesque Festival, Edinburgh, Adelaide, Perth and Melbourne fringe festivals, The National Gallery of Victoria, Sydney World Pride and Melbourne Writers Festival. She has written for Archer magazine, Lip Magazine and Bowen Street Press.

“…A dynamite piece of theatre ★ ★ ★ ★ ★” — ARTS HUB

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PERFORMANCE DATES & TIMES

Thu 31 Oct 2024
8:15pm
Fri 1 Nov 2024
8:15pm
Sat 2 Nov 2024
8:15pm

VENUE

Rooftop Terrace

TICKETS

Adult
$38*
Concession
$32*
TYSW — TIP YOUR SEX WORKER
$48*
CHAMPAGNE ROOM
$58*
There are multiple ticket options for this performance:

Adult: You know who you are

Concession: Eligible if you hold one or more of the following cards: Companion, Full-Time Student, HCC, Pension, Government-Issued Senior

TYSW - Tip Your Sex Worker: Ever enjoyed the entertainment (and then some) of a sex worker? Would you like to show a sex worker some love? Tip your sex worker is the ticketing tier for you giving a little extra to the worker on the stage

Champagne Room: You will meet Frankie after the show who will hand deliver you an extra special signed photograph taken during the performance.

DURATION

70 minutes

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Suitable for ages 18+

Contains adult themes

Contains coarse language

Contains sexual references

Contains drug references

Auslan performance Fri 1 Nov

Presented by Frankie van Kan
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