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Queer as Flux


Thu 27 - Sun 30 May, 2021


The Studio

Adult $32*
Concession $28*

*plus transaction fee $6.90


Thu + Sat 6.30pm
Fri 8.30pm


60 mins

Ages + Warnings

Suitable for ages 16+
Contains adult themes, coarse language, nudity, and drug, sexual and surgical references

Presented by The Nest Ensemble in partnership with Brisbane Powerhouse

Part of

MELT Festival

Stace Callaghan intimately packs and unpacks the fluidity of identities and the idea of transitioning in a society obsessed with binaries and fixing what isn’t broken.

Iconic queer anthems meet embodied storytelling in this journey of a boy – who “passed” as a woman – following the yellow brick road to top surgery and “T”. Queer as Flux is inspired by the political activism of historical drag queens and butch dykes as well as non-binary, shape-shifting storytellers, actors and healers. This world premiere solo show pays homage to our queer ancestors who paved the way (and not-so-queer folks who did their best).

2021 marks the 21st birthday of Stace’s ground-breaking solo work, when i was a boy, which premiered at Brisbane Powerhouse and went on to win the 2001 Sydney Mardi Gras Festival Award. Queer as Flux continues Stace’s creative embodiment of belonging in liminal spaces.

Queer as Flux was originally supported by The Blue Room Theatre as part of Winter Nights.


Please note there is a lockout for this event.

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If you have any questions, please contact Box Office on 07 3358 8600.

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Co-founded by Leah Mercer and Margi Brown Ash in Brisbane in 2004 and working between Brisbane and Perth since 2007, The Nest Ensemble is a dynamic collective of theatre artists who generate performances and workshops that deal in ideas, imagination and transformation of ourselves and our environment. We seek to create a theatre of risk and compassion by engaging in constructive and generative conversations that build connectedness and sustainability for ourselves, our artists and our audience/participants. Previous productions include the multi-award winning: Eve, Home, Joey: the Mechanical Boy and The Knowing of Mary Poppins.

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It’s a cliché to talk about an artist who ‘crosses boundaries’, but Callaghan is that rare performer

tim benzie, sydney star observer

  • It’s a cliché to talk about an artist who ‘crosses boundaries’, but Callaghan is that rare performer

    tim benzie, sydney star observer

  • Callaghan is utterly engaging!

    keith gallasch, realtime

  • Inspirational!

    veronica kelly, the australian

  • This poignant work is one of great heart and queerly triumphant humanity

    patrick gunasekera, seesaw magazine


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